Hieec
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
Hello,

I've received and offer to study MiM Grand Ecole at HEC and MiM at IE. I am currently trying to decide between the two programs, length of program plays a factor but its not to do with funding as that is taken care of.

So here is my (perceived) pro/con sheet of each

IE

Pro
-Actually in Madrid
-Spanish people are more friendly than French people (sorry French people)
-One year (10 months)
-Very dynamic program

Cons
-Maybe academically not as "powerful" or recognised as HEC
-One year (10 months) this is also a con as well as a pro
-Fairly "new"
-Not as highly regarded as MiM Grande Ecole

HEC

Pro
-Academically prestigious
-Massive alumni network (52,000)
-Specialization in luxury retail (this interests me greatly)
-Perhaps better international reach

Cons
-In a small town, it's not in Paris, it's just not
-Feels like a return to boarding school (dorms and catered meals three times a day, seriously? are we 16?)
-Rigor - this is obviously a pro as well, but I'm fairly lazy (I have no desire to study corporate law)

To give some context: I am about to graduate from a russell group university with a degree in politics (high 2:1), I've been involved in a number of extracurriculars at university so I am fairly "outgoing". I have enjoyed living in a city the last few years and value my independence (living in a flat versus a dorm)

I'm not sure what to chose, I welcome input on my (relatively good) predicament
0
reply
Austria
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
Madrid is awesome! Both are great Universities.
HEC is outside of Paris. So its up to you: Do you want to live in Madrid downtown, or in a french village?
0
reply
Abhyank
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#3
Report 2 years ago
#3
..
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (695)
33.85%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (874)
42.57%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (392)
19.09%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (92)
4.48%

Watched Threads

View All