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Hello everyone,

I currently hold offers from both of these universities. I will do a MSc in management. I have been thinking about the pros and cons of both of the schools but couldn’t come up with a decision. I want to work either in the US or in the UK in the future. Edinburgh is a British university but the city is relatively smal and I doubt that there are opportunities as there are in London for example. Bocconi’s programme is 2 years and there is a possibility that I can go to an American or to a British school in the second year (it’s risky because they demand a high GPA). Regarding the quality of education, Edinburgh’s reputation is quite high around the world due to its history but in terms of MSc in management, Bocconi is ahead in the global rankings. I doubt that I will be able to access to world market easily if I study in Milan but it still is a bigger city than Edinburgh. Also I’m not a native English speaker. Although it’s pretty good, I want to speak like a native. On the other hand, learning Italian sounds great too. I would be most pleased to hear about your opinions.

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(Original post by StudentIA)
Hello everyone,

I currently hold offers from both of these universities. I will do a MSc in management. I have been thinking about the pros and cons of both of the schools but couldn’t come up with a decision. I want to work either in the US or in the UK in the future. Edinburgh is a British university but the city is relatively smal and I doubt that there are opportunities as there are in London for example. Bocconi’s programme is 2 years and there is a possibility that I can go to an American or to a British school in the second year (it’s risky because they demand a high GPA). Regarding the quality of education, Edinburgh’s reputation is quite high around the world due to its history but in terms of MSc in management, Bocconi is ahead in the global rankings. I doubt that I will be able to access to world market easily if I study in Milan but it still is a bigger city than Edinburgh. Also I’m not a native English speaker. Although it’s pretty good, I want to speak like a native. On the other hand, learning Italian sounds great too. I would be most pleased to hear about your opinions.

With regards.
I'd side with Bocconi, Edinburgh isn't known for their business school whereas it's literally Bocconi',s speciality. I know it sounds crazy but if you're looking to go into finance/banking/consulting, Bocconi is considered a target uni in London whereas Edinburgh isn't so it might even have better career prospects in the UK than Edinburgh if you want to live here. I reckon in the US there isn't a massive difference.
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Hi, as an Italian student I must say that Bocconi is the best business school in Italy.
I quickly checked the entry requirements for an exchange program and I would say that is quite easy to achieve (most unis want 22/30 which is a bit more than a pass and top unis want 26 or 27 which is totally doable). The high competition for the available places would be for sure a problem if you only meet the min GPA, most people would exceed it.
Talking about the quality of teaching I would personally pick Edinburgh. A major drawback of Italian unis is that we don't have small classes. the tutorials usually have around 100ish students in each class and there is a professor that explains stuff with little to no possibility to do things yourself. I'm quite sure Bocconi does tutorials in smaller groups but expect to be more than 50 I would say.
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Hi, as an Italian student I must say that Bocconi is the best business school in Italy.
I quickly checked the entry requirements for an exchange program and I would say that is quite easy to achieve (most unis want 22/30 which is a bit more than a pass and top unis want 26 or 27 which is totally doable). The high competition for the available places would be for sure a problem if you only meet the min GPA, most people would exceed it.
Talking about the quality of teaching I would personally pick Edinburgh. A major drawback of Italian unis is that we don't have small classes. the tutorials usually have around 100ish students in each class and there is a professor that explains stuff with little to no possibility to do things yourself. I'm quite sure Bocconi does tutorials in smaller groups but expect to be more than 50 I would say.
Thank you so much
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I'd side with Bocconi, Edinburgh isn't known for their business school whereas it's literally Bocconi',s speciality. I know it sounds crazy but if you're looking to go into finance/banking/consulting, Bocconi is considered a target uni in London whereas Edinburgh isn't so it might even have better career prospects in the UK than Edinburgh if you want to live here. I reckon in the US there isn't a massive difference.
Thank you
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