I'll be finishing up my psychology degree at Bath shortly and received conditional offers for an MSc in Management at LSE, Imperial and UCL.
I mentioned LSE and Imperial in the topic title as those are the two I'm most interested in.
The issue is that although LSE obviously has the fantastic brand name reputation, it's a two year course, whereas Imperial is only one year.
I'm trying to ignore the financial aspect at the moment and focus on the pros and cons of both in terms of time versus value.
Is LSE worth the extra year?
Before applying for the masters programmes, I initially wanted to go into management consulting but I had 13 graduate scheme applications rejected without making it to the next step (interviews, etc). I figured an MSc in Management from a top university would give me a huge boost.
I was hoping that there may be someone here with some knowledge about these programmes, or perhaps just some friendly advice.
Also, so damn HAPPY to have something to look forward to in the future!
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Need some advice. MSc in Management at LSE or Imperial? watch
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Last edited by Deus; 13-04-2011 at 19:59.
- 13-04-2011 19:53
- 13-04-2011 21:06
I am in a similar situation, as I have to make my mind among these schools. Not for the management program but a similar one.
I think that for the business sector, LSE has the best brand them of the three.
Imperial Business School is getting its reputation from Imperial brand name. I mean that i don't think IBS is a big worldwide brand name of itself.
Also, UCL management department is relatively a new one. A good one but not very well established yet.
I think that I will go for LSE, and I would advice you to do the same. Also, in 2 years you will achieve a better networking
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- 18-04-2011 10:41
Still haven't decided but leaning towards LSE. The only issue will be financial. Obviously it's a massive investment but then again it's highly likely to pay dividends in the end.
- 11-01-2014 19:06
An extra year for the same MSc, in the eyes of almost all employers? Crazy! And more fees. Worst of all, it means the opportunity cost of a loss of year’s income and career capital .. and it is not the junior that is lost … it is the nth year, the 40th or 45th year that is lost. So from that point of view, this two year masters is hugely dear. One of the things that makes LSE great is is that it is highly efficient… one year should suffice, as it for almost all its masters, including several in management.