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    I have to say that I think people are confusing Applied Business Management at Imperials Wye Campus, to be "Agricultural Management" which is what was taught before. The course is 85% SOLID business management, law, politics, maths and other solid academic modules. The one module that stood out as weird was the "ecology", but apart from that it seems absolutely great.

    Also the "small number" can be a good thing, everyone gets to know everyone, you wont be secluded in a massive uni where you only know a handful of people. Is anyone ACTUALLY ON THIS COURSE at imperial? Because there cant be many that have COMPLETED it yet, as it is really a brand new course. As far as people getting in with "CCC/CCD"!??? I have no idea how, perhaps a couple years ago, because my offer is ABB....and I am now quite confused whether to go or not considering the bad response I have seen on the course on this site???....

    I have an offer for economics & development studies (which I hope to change to straight eco or something else instead of development studies) of ABB at SOAS...what would anyone recomend I do? Imperial or SOAS? Please no stupid comments from Oxbridge snobs that say it is ****, because I think you are really sad to say bad things like that about unis because you are in a better situation. Not everyone is predicted AAAA....so please could anyone who has been at these unies help me out please, because I have to reply to the offers very soon!

    Anybody who goes to these unis and does these courses it will be great to hear from you, thanks.

    Imperial - WYE CAMPUS- Applied Business Management - ABB
    Soas & Development Studies - Economics - ABB

    PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP??????
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    definately SOAS! SOAS is really good for economics and Imperial's course is a brand new one, dont know what the teaching etc will be like, Imperial also does no other Humanity/Social Science subjects and therefore, again, you cannot really be sure of the quality of the teaching etc.

    And are you sure about the course content at Imperial, because the "Applied" bit of the course me strikes me as a bit fishy. Are you sure its not business management in the context of Engineering, or another science (after all Imperial is an all Science uni, apart for this one course). I dunno, but i would definately go for SOAS.

    I know league tables dont really mean much, especially the Guardian one, but if its any consolation the Guardian ranks SOAS as 4th in the country for economics. And anyway a degree in Economics will present much better job prospects in the future tahn business management.
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    (Original post by __WiZaRD__)
    definately SOAS! SOAS is really good for economics and Imperial's course is a brand new one, dont know what the teaching etc will be like, Imperial also does no other Humanity/Social Science subjects and therefore, again, you cannot really be sure of the quality of the teaching etc.

    And are you sure about the course content at Imperial, because the "Applied" bit of the course me strikes me as a bit fishy. Are you sure its not business management in the context of Engineering, or another science (after all Imperial is an all Science uni, apart for this one course). I dunno, but i would definately go for SOAS.

    I know league tables dont really mean much, especially the Guardian one, but if its any consolation the Guardian ranks SOAS as 4th in the country for economics. And anyway a degree in Economics will present much better job prospects in the future tahn business management.
    League tables aren't everything, and the guardian one is ****. No-way SOAS is 4th for economics in the UK, think about it, you've got Oxford, Cambridge, UCl, Lse, Warwick etc. SOAS isn't really a very good uni. Neither options are great, but out of those I would go with imperial as the name of the uni means a lot
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    im right, youre wrong, end of.
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    (Original post by __WiZaRD__)
    im right, youre wrong, end of.
    Hmm yer good argument
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    Go for SOAS. The Applied Business Management course at Imperial has a bad reputation. Viewed by people as a "mickey-mouse" Imperial degree.
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    (Original post by bryan)
    Viewed by people as a "mickey-mouse" Imperial degree.
    That's the problem - it's viewed by people as a cheap course. The saving grace is that on your degree it will say that you got it from Imperial - that counts for a lot.

    Both choices, all things considered are equal - You should go for the course with the content that interests you most, as that is what matters most.
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    (Original post by bryan)
    Go for SOAS. The Applied Business Management course at Imperial has a bad reputation. Viewed by people as a "mickey-mouse" Imperial degree.
    Do you apply that to all Management related degrees or just the one at Imperial?
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    (Original post by ashley710)
    Do you apply that to all Management related degrees or just the one at Imperial?
    Just the Applied Business Management one at Imperial.
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    (Original post by bilal_zd)
    I have to say that I think people are confusing Applied Business Management at Imperials Wye Campus, to be "Agricultural Management" which is what was taught before. The course is 85% SOLID business management, law, politics, maths and other solid academic modules. The one module that stood out as weird was the "ecology", but apart from that it seems absolutely great.
    We're not getting the degree confused, in fact I can only remember one thing ever being said about it's content and that was that it had one module about managing the environment, which may be why some people got confused.
    What people generally hold against that degree at Imperial is that it is NOT in London. It's in Wye, Kent. Not only is this place in the middle of nowhere, but it is a hole. A ****hole.
    SOAS is a University of London college, and one of the better ones at that.
    You do the math.
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    (Original post by paddylad)
    We're not getting the degree confused, in fact I can only remember one thing ever being said about it's content and that was that it had one module about managing the environment, which may be why some people got confused.
    What people generally hold against that degree at Imperial is that it is NOT in London. It's in Wye, Kent. Not only is this place in the middle of nowhere, but it is a hole. A ****hole.
    SOAS is a University of London college, and one of the better ones at that.
    You do the math.

    MATE do you also know that Imperial is Uni of London? LOL and this course is under their UNI...AND if you didnt know, Imperial doesnt just have 2 campus's, it has about 4...so are you saying that if you arent going to be at the Kensington one doing Science then the degree doesnt have credabilty. This is what the man from Imperial replied to my questions about it:

    "The degree is from London University (Imperial College), though Imperial
    College has announced that it will be awarding its own degrees in the
    future.

    Ecology is not included in your degree. There is a 'green tint' to the
    degree since any competent business manager will tell you that the
    environment (and law relating to it) is a major issue for business.

    The link with Kent University does not affect 2006 entrants. Felix is
    notoriously inaccurate.

    We help you find an industrial placement but you have to be selected by
    the company."
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    At the end of the day I think it comes down to whether you want to live in Wye or central London for 3 years. I would be inclined to go for the SOAS degree personally, if only for the London experience.
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    (Original post by bilal_zd)
    MATE do you also know that Imperial is Uni of London? LOL and this course is under their UNI...AND if you didnt know, Imperial doesnt just have 2 campus's, it has about 4...so are you saying that if you arent going to be at the Kensington one doing Science then the degree doesnt have credabilty. This is what the man from Imperial replied to my questions about it:

    "The degree is from London University (Imperial College), though Imperial
    College has announced that it will be awarding its own degrees in the
    future.

    Ecology is not included in your degree. There is a 'green tint' to the
    degree since any competent business manager will tell you that the
    environment (and law relating to it) is a major issue for business.

    The link with Kent University does not affect 2006 entrants. Felix is
    notoriously inaccurate.

    We help you find an industrial placement but you have to be selected by
    the company."
    Yes mate I do know that. I also know that soon Imperial will leave the University of London and become a university in it's own right. Also the Wye campus will become part of Kent Uni in a few years. Sure, if you go there now your degree will have Imperial on it, but employers are going to know that Imperial got rid of the Wye campus, so it's not really that much of a benefit in the end.
    And I have never criticised the content of the course, in fact no-one has, so you can stop going on about how it isn't an agricultural management course. We know already, you've told us, we're not that dense.
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    Definitely Economics, no question about it, but i may be biased.
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    i agree, definately economics, dont listen to ashley or the other fools who are saying otherwise! Economics is way more reputable than a degree in business, whereever the degrees are from (well not wherever, but you know what i mean). Also SOAS is really good for economics despite what people say, it specialises in the social sciences while the business course at Imperial is the only non science subject.

    Wiz.......
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    (Original post by __WiZaRD__)
    i agree, definately economics, dont listen to ashley or the other fools who are saying otherwise! Economics is way more reputable than a degree in business, whereever the degrees are from (well not wherever, but you know what i mean). Also SOAS is really good for economics despite what people say, it specialises in the social sciences while the business course at Imperial is the only non science subject.

    Wiz.......
    Agreed.
    Definately econ at SOAS
 
 
 
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