Looking for a Masters program in Marketing - not too hard to get in Watch
Sorry, only just read your other post. Yes you're right about the French Cadre system, grandes ecoles being highly affluent etc.
What degrees did the people you know do at UoW and what jobs do they have?
I had dreams of going to LSE, after going to the Business summer school which was after GCSE's but the summer school was too late in time to motivate me. They only take people with a certain number of A's to get in but had I been to the summer school before GCSE's would've been life changing. Was an amazing place, including their library!
Uni of Westminster is a partner uni of my (French) school, so some people I go (and went) with choose to go there. They have mainly degrees in International Business / Business Administration. It can be difficult to determine to what extent a degree is important in those subjects, because those types of work are so heavily dependent on connections. Most of the students at my school are from wealthy backgrounds and people know each other, and honestly I think that's why they do well. Same with schools in Paris such as EBS, AUP, ISG and Regent's UK in London. The low grade requirements can be tempting, but if you're not already from an upper class background, it can be hard to 'squeeze in' (which you HAVE to, to get a decent job coming from a not very good school).
Then there are schools such as INSEAD. It is pricey and competitive, but they put a lot of stress on work experience. It's important to determine what you can do to reach your goals, and doing some extra summer school is great For the OP, I think he should fight his way up through working and then apply at a school like that, maybe even get his masters sponsored. Another option is basically to start a new bachelor in a similar subject, like business etc., something which can be combined with marketing to create a 'niche' (the BEST way to get the job you want). Work hard, and if you have the strength, go for masters after.
I received two offers to study Marketing at Kent and Sussex. I'd like to ask for your opinions. Which would your choice be?
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I will apply at following universities in their marketing and marketing communications programs:
University of Westminster
Liverpool John Moores
London Metropolitan University
Again my approach was to find uni's in "exciting" cities where you can get in with a 2.2 degree as well.
Do you think of any uni's where I should try and apply as well?
What do think: There must be at least someone who accepts me? I am putting a lot of effort into my statement, have one internship already and some more from march until the program starts in september. Of course in the area of marketing.
don't even think to go to london met and manchester met...don't waste your time and money.
aston business school has a MSc in Marketing and it requires a minimum lower second class. aston is a kick-ass university!
you could also try the university of lincoln, sheffield hallam university, robert gordon university, sunderland (but it quite sucks).
and yes, aston requires a minimum 2.2 for the MSc in Marketing Management, but it's a really good uni and the competition to get in is hard....with a 2.2 you are elegible but the chances are pretty low
other programs requiring a 2.2:
- "MSc in Management with Marketing" at Bournemouth
- "MA in Marketing" at Royal Holloway University
Bournemouth and Royal Holloway are good university, especially the second because it's in London, which means it's well connected with the industries
But the downside is that everyone in france know that Mastere specialisé are cash cows thus they are not well regarded as the famous "Grande école"(the french prestigious undergraduate) but still give you an edge particularly when you do it within a good French BS (ESSEC/HEC/ESCP/EM LYON)
My two cents.
So YES you will have more chance too be admitted in ESCP Mastere spéiclisé in Marketing cause the grades don,t matter..
as for the other things you have said, you're completely right, these kind of masters are cash cows for the schools, but the programs are good anyway and having a master from HEC or ESCP looks so damn good on your cv