MSc Business Analytics WBS vs AMBS vs UoEdinburgh

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Aanchal07
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Hello!

I'm an international applicant with considerable work experience in software development and data analytics.
I have offers from Warwick Business School for MSc Business Analytics, Alliance Manchester Business School for Business Analytics: Operations Research & Risk Analysis and University of Edinburgh for MSc Business Analytics. I am unable to choose the best between these three. I've gotten in touch with alumni of these universities and even after their (mostly positive) feedback am still confused.

Fees:
WBS-29,250
AMBS-24,000
UoE- 24,900

Course content:
The programmes are somewhat identical.
WBS- Blend of analytics and business
AMBS- Slightly inclined towards Risk, Operations and strategies.
UoE- Slight more towards Machine Learning

MSc Business Analytics (QS world ranking 2020)
WBS- 9th
AMBS- 8th
UoE- 10th

Overall University ranking (QS world ranking 2020)
WBS- 62nd
AMBS- 27th
UoE- 20th

My goal is to work as a business analyst in the UK after my graduation. So I want suggestions which will help me in achieving my goal in the best possible manner (degree from a reputed university, gaining the best possible knowledge by learning from extremely good profs at the university, learning from peers, good industry link-ups which would enable me to work on industry level projects, high employer reputation enabling me to secure a good job etc. )
Thanks in advance
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Hello! Congratulations on your offers!

I am an offer holder for WBS and AMBS, consequently my comments will be based on my research and not on experience. With regard to the UoE, I haven't done thorough research on it.
WBS is generally considered slightly higher than AMBS for Business Analytics and is more programming rigorous.
In AMBS students are not exposed in software tools e.g. Tableu so much. I don't know what the case with Warwick is though.
Since you are interested in industry I don't know how relevant this is but academically speaking Warwick stands better in academic journal publications than AMBS.

Both of them probably would help you pass the initial screening of CVs and then the result is up to you.
However, brand wise WBS may stand higher and if you are not interested specifically in Supply Chain or Operations, then it may be a better choice.
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(Original post by Aanchal07)
Hello!

I'm an international applicant with considerable work experience in software development and data analytics.
I have offers from Warwick Business School for MSc Business Analytics, Alliance Manchester Business School for Business Analytics: Operations Research & Risk Analysis and University of Edinburgh for MSc Business Analytics. I am unable to choose the best between these three. I've gotten in touch with alumni of these universities and even after their (mostly positive) feedback am still confused.

Fees:
WBS-29,250
AMBS-24,000
UoE- 24,900

Course content:
The programmes are somewhat identical.
WBS- Blend of analytics and business
AMBS- Slightly inclined towards Risk, Operations and strategies.
UoE- Slight more towards Machine Learning

MSc Business Analytics (QS world ranking 2020)
WBS- 9th
AMBS- 8th
UoE- 10th

Overall University ranking (QS world ranking 2020)
WBS- 62nd
AMBS- 27th
UoE- 20th

My goal is to work as a business analyst in the UK after my graduation. So I want suggestions which will help me in achieving my goal in the best possible manner (degree from a reputed university, gaining the best possible knowledge by learning from extremely good profs at the university, learning from peers, good industry link-ups which would enable me to work on industry level projects, high employer reputation enabling me to secure a good job etc. )
Thanks in advance
Hi,
So what did you finally choose?
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(Original post by Aanchal07)
Hello!

I'm an international applicant with considerable work experience in software development and data analytics.
I have offers from Warwick Business School for MSc Business Analytics, Alliance Manchester Business School for Business Analytics: Operations Research & Risk Analysis and University of Edinburgh for MSc Business Analytics. I am unable to choose the best between these three. I've gotten in touch with alumni of these universities and even after their (mostly positive) feedback am still confused.

Fees:
WBS-29,250
AMBS-24,000
UoE- 24,900

Course content:
The programmes are somewhat identical.
WBS- Blend of analytics and business
AMBS- Slightly inclined towards Risk, Operations and strategies.
UoE- Slight more towards Machine Learning

MSc Business Analytics (QS world ranking 2020)
WBS- 9th
AMBS- 8th
UoE- 10th

Overall University ranking (QS world ranking 2020)
WBS- 62nd
AMBS- 27th
UoE- 20th

My goal is to work as a business analyst in the UK after my graduation. So I want suggestions which will help me in achieving my goal in the best possible manner (degree from a reputed university, gaining the best possible knowledge by learning from extremely good profs at the university, learning from peers, good industry link-ups which would enable me to work on industry level projects, high employer reputation enabling me to secure a good job etc. )
Thanks in advance
Wow, you have really done your homework. The only avenue I can recommend is that you look at the industry contacts each uni has. Thus, how many guest speakers from the industry have they had? Does the uni host any subject-specific conferences or events? What links with industry do they have.

You may also want to check out where the alumni from each uni are now? If the ones from xxx uni are in senior positions then that is a good sign.
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