January 11, 2016

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2015 MBA student review (Alumnus)


This review is for Cranfield

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2015

Experience during the program

I initially thought of making a career move into strategy consulting, but the school doesn't have strong support for that nor is it recognized to be popular among the strategy consulting firms. But from a course point of view, the course is strong and a lot of lectures are engaging and thought provoking. But because as a candidate you would want a return on your investment, you would want to make it very clear as to what you want to end up with post the completion of your MBA. It is helpful to just focus on changing the location and not the industry and function which might be very hard.

About job placement process

You have to absolutely sure as to what you want to do post-MBA. The model in the UK is different. MBA is a good addition but not something which opens up a lot of doors. With an MBA you can move up the ladder and perhaps quickly thereafter but from a job point of view it is better that you look for similar roles in terms of function and don't have the misconception that you will get a lot of opportunities to move across functions (like moving to finance, marketing or operations) or can take up new one. Your best bet is just moving to a relatively senior position in the same function you were doing. Additionally many companies are unwilling to sponsor visas even when they have the license for it and there is no real help on this front for non-European students.

Overall BSchool experience (2.0)
Schools contribution (1.0)
Classmates rating (2.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school

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