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    Hello,

    I really need an advice about which programme and school to attend next september(2011). I am now finishing my bachelor at Bocconi University(in Milan) and I have been offered a place to:

    1)EDHEC: Master in Management(MIM) --> 3 years(1st year which awards a Master in Management; 2nd year for internships; 3rd year awards a Master in strategy and Organization Conultancy; with a possibility to do a double degree(during the 3rd year) at a partner school). --> the programme is based in Croix(a town close to Lille), France(Triple accredited school)--> 23.500 euros

    2) Strathclyde School of Management: MSc in international Business --> 1 year --> located in Glasgow, UK (Triple accredited school) --> 12.000 pounds

    3) Cranfield School of Management: MSc in Strategic Marketing --> 1 year --> locate din Cranfield, UK (Triple accredited school) --> 12.000 pounds

    Also, I am most likely to receive admission to:

    1) Copenhagen Business School: Master in International Business --> 2 years(with possibility of taking part to the CEMS programme and/or doing an exchange at a partner school) --> located in Copenhagen, Denmark. (the school is now being accredited also by AACSB, so receiving the triple crown) --> the programme would be completely FREE for me because I'm from the EU!!

    2) Vienna University of Economics and Business: MSc in Strategy, Innovation and Management Control --> 2 years(with possibility of doing an exchange at a partner school). --> located in Vienna, Austria. --> almost free programme!!



    I would like to attend an international recognized business school but at the same time I would like to live in a big city with an exciting day/night life. that is why I am concerned that by going to Cranfield, and probably EDHEC, I would find nothing outside of the school environment.

    Which amonf those schools and programmes would you go to?
    Thank you for your advices!!!
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    Copenaghen semms awesome, however EDHEC -even if 3 years is a lot- has a really strong program. Besides Copenaghen B S and EDHC are both strong... dude u have really interesting options.

    I think its up to how long do u wanna spend doing it. 1 year UK, 2 year Copenaghen, 3 France. I'd go fot Copenaghuen
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    @sadar

    Thank you very much for your opinion, I was leaning towards copenhagen too, mainly bacause it is free and it is supposed to be an exciting city with respect to Lille or Cranfield(which is in the middle of nowhere).

    I hope to receive more opinions
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    Here my recommendation:

    -Edhec: Has a great reputation, but I couldnt be arsed to take a 3 years Master programme. Its way too long, and the reputation does not cover up your increasing age.

    -Strathclyde: A good university in the UK, but its reputation cant compete with the other universities.

    -Cranfield: Excellent reputation, especially in the UK. Good campus, but in the middle of nowhere.

    -CBS: Good reputation, and the best business school in denmark. A good choice.

    -WU: Very good reputation for its msc management programme, but as being a student at the WU i dont recommend you to go there, since the university is very big, and its programme is not as good as its reputation. Still the WU is counted to be under the big 5 of the german speaking countrys (MBS, St.Gallen, WU, WHU, Cologne)..

    If I had to choose, I would go by this ranking:
    1.Cranfield (main factor: excellent reputation)
    2.CBS (good reputation, modern facility)
    3.WU (good reputation, but a bit overrated and quite a large university)
    4.Edhec (v good reputation, but 3 years - no way )
    5.Strathclyde (good reputation, but nothing special..)

    You shouldnt forget that the Master Programme is quite demanding, so the advantage of an exciting city isnt shouldnt play such an important role in your choice. I actually think that a smaller city might be way better for the master programme, since being there for just one year doesnt give you a lot of time to network..
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    @saint_vieha

    thank you for your answer. I completely agree with you on your suggestions.
    I have taken off the list Strathclyde and WU. So I have to choose between CBS, EDHEC and Cranfield(although I'm still waiting for ESSEC, ESCP and ESADE but my chances there are very limited due to my GMAT score).

    I am only 21 so a 3 year programme would not be that bad(I am talking about EDHEC), but I can choose the option to do just 2 years, the gap year in between is strongly reccomended to gain work experience but not compulsory.
    I would rather go to CBS and EDHEC than Cranfield because they offer the opportunity to study abroad for an exchange, while at Cranfield I would be there and that's it(I really want to go on exchange since I have done it already once and now I'm also doing an internship in New York, so I want to gain some mor einternational exposure).

    Moreover, the Cranfield programme is not a MIM but a Master in Strategic Marketing, which I think is to specific since I want to study for a broader field to have more job opportunities.
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    I dont know about your undergraduate performance, but in case you did well, you ever thought about doing the tripple master programme? its a programme, where you study in 3 countries and at the end of the year you gain three degrees by each university. if i remember correctly the european path is: aston,lmu (munich),emlyon. the world path is: babson, emlyon, somewhere in china.
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    I knew already about the EMlyon European master in management, but honestly I'm not attracted at all from that school or the programme.
    Do you think that the European master in Management at EM Lyon is better than the MIM at EDHEC?
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    @enry90, this is a tough decision! At your it might be good to do a shorter program, and get out into the worlplace to get some experience, so the copenhagen program might be better in that case. There is a ton of useful information on both copenhagen and cranfield on their school pages on businessbecause. hope that helps!
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    Edhec is 5th in France and the Master Grande Ecole Program is their flagship.

    People like me struggled two years in prep schools just to sit for the entrance exam and I failed for 0,01pt ...

    It's definitely strong in Finance (Risk, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance) and has a strong alumni base in the Uk too.

    You can spend some time in Nice from the second year if you choose the financial specialization (four Msc in Finance I think) Or you can also do the first year in Lille, second in Nice, 3rd in London. There are many paths in fact, it depends on your career orientation.

    EM Lyon is ranked 4th in France and thus much harder to get for us. However, this is not the Grande Ecole programme and thus EDHEC Grande Ecole > European Programme. I'm not sure if you get the Grande Ecole degree from EM Lyon if you join the European MiM. Check this point and if yes, you should go there, but it's really similar from a foreigner's point of view. For a French student, it would be a no brainer and almost everybody would go to EM Lyon Grande Ecole.

    By the way, did you apply to the other French Business schools, namely ESCP Europe, ESSEc and HEC ?
 
 
 
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