- Oxford Brookes
- City University Business School
Location: Fontainebleau, France and Singapore (courses in English)
Duration: One year (two promotions: January
December or September June)
Basic - 1,000/m, Medium (some social life) - 1,500/m, Full Monty - +2,500/m
Start the whole admission process at least one year in advance, deadlines are
relatively tough. GMAT: two months of preparation are recommended (a score in
excess of 650 is required in practice). TOEFL: specific preparation for the
test is recommended irrespective of your knowledge of the language. Essays: use
a three steps process: first draft, review draft after two weeks, final review
after another couple of weeks; it is recommendable to have them finally checked
by a native English speaker; try to get advice from alumni.
Financing: start early your discussions with
the bank; ABN Amro is a traditional source of funds for tuition fees; the cost
of financing is not at alll prohibitive from a post-INSEAD perspective
of reputable companies from all domains (financial, consulting, industry)
recruit on campus. Recruiting process is demanding tough as is simultaneous
with a part of the tuition period. In normal years however, there are two-three
job offers per candidate. The schools Career Management Service is well
organised and supportive
January December promotion benefits from a seven weeks holiday; getting a
summer job is highly recommended as it could result in a job offer post graduation;
summer jobs are normally well paid (e.g. ~£1,000 per week in investment banking
material v. good, Faculty good, Elective courses outstanding, Colleagues
outstanding, Networking prospects outstanding, Reputation excellent,
Employment prospects outstanding, Overall value for money probably the best
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IESE Business School
Location: Barcelona, Spain (Programme in English, with
bilingual option, English and Spanish, in the second year)
Duration: 20 months
Financing: All IESE students have the option
to take a loan covering the tuition fees for both years. The bank is Banco Santander
Central Hispanico (BSCH) and rates are very competitive. Recommended by alumni.
For living expenses there is a number of scholarships available. In addition,
the compensation for the summer internship is between 5,000-15,000, depending
on the sector, the location and the duration of the project. Most Eastern
Europeans manage to cover the living expenses through a combination of personal
savings and income from the summer job.
typical MBA recruiters (banks, consulting firms) come to IESE, plus many other
multinationals and SMEs. Although the job opportunities are not an issue,
students should expect to put effort in the job search process and not take
success for granted. Students get an average of 2-3 job offers. Job search
success depends mostly on: pre-MBA experience, personality/ability to perform
well in an interview and the economic outlook. Students really interested in
entrepreneurship, who want to test/develop an idea, get a lot of support and
will have the chance to meet investors. An important proportion (around 30%) of
IESE alumni set-up their own business within 5 years after graduation
Barcelona is one of the most exciting places
to live in Europe. With the beach nearby , the ski
resorts within 2-3 hours and the famous nightlife, students are guaranteed to
experience great lifestyle. For further information see: www.bcn.es
IESEs campus in Barcelona before making a decision about what
MBA programme to choose. You will have the opportunity to understand clearly if
this is the best programme for you or not. Speak at least to an alumni, ideally
from your country, before applying to the programme. He /she will be able to
give you important insights on how IESE could help you fulfil your career goals.
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Oxford Brookes University
Location: Oxford, UK
Duration: One year: September intake)
UK Ranking: Oxford Brookes has been voted as the UK's 'top new university' for the sixth year in
succession, by The Times Good University Guide 2001. It was also voted 'top new
university' by The Sunday Times in 2001
Living: We estimate
that students in self-catering accommodation should allow around £650 per month
for living and accommodation costs. Payment for University accommodation can be
made in 3 instalments, together with your tuition fees.
advice is given on the University website under the heading International
University has a Career Centre, and there are Employer presentations on campus.
Rating: Very good
for students not wishing to specialise in a particular domain, particularly
those with entrepreneurial ambitions. Some very successful e-commerce companies
have started as MBA projects of Oxford Brookes Business School.
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City University Business School
Duration: one year Full-time MBA, two years
Evening MBA (late September start)
Full-time, £22,000 Evening MBA (for 2002)
Specialisations: General and Strategic Management,
Finance, International Business and Management of Technology.
Living: £350 £700
(accommodation not included). A number of places offered in the University's
Residence Halls, otherwise expect £400 - £700, based on a flat-sharing scheme. London is expensive.
81 (Financial Times
- 2002 MBA Rankings). The school is expected to leap up quite a number of
places with the opening in autumn 2002 of new, purpose-built facilities in the
City of London.
Process: Details on
the website. Interview is strictly required, but an over-the-phone arrangement
could be reached. Studentships/Scholarships are awarded to a number of students
in the form of tuition fee waivers, but not for the full amount. Admission
process ends when all places are taken. Expect a fast reply.
Financing: The school does not have any
particular arrangements with a bank.
school has a good name in the City of London - CUBS Alumni work for almost all reputable companies in the City. The
Career Resource Centre is a useful resource.
Business Research Project (for FT MBA) is a good opportunity to put into
practice the learning, with a 50% weighting in the graduation mark. The student
can also get some UK work experience and the project is
paid. Depending on your arrangements you can earn as much as £10,000 (pre-tax).
reasonably good school with much better reputation in London than anywhere else. A good mix of
students from all nationalities and backgrounds. The course administration is
expected to be considerably improved in the new facilities.
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