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MSc Business and Management University of Nottingham

Coming from Australia with a bachelor of commerce in the hope to migrate into the uk after graduating with a masters.

Currently looking at getting into big4 or consulting and was wondering if such degree is worth it. It seems to be only for people with a business/economics undergrad as opposed to most other MSc in the field which are open to anyone but those with a related undergrad. I guess this is good because it means it’s more specialised? The courses themselves are all unique in the sense I haven’t learnt them before. On the contrary, most similar courses at other unis focus on topics I’ve already learnt so there’d be a massive cross over which I want to avoid.

Was hoping to get people’s input on the degree and if University of Nottingham is decent for Postgraduate’s and employment prospects for internationals.

For the record, Australian degrees are three years with no dissertation/thesis. I’ll be able to really specialise in a topic after conducting an extensive research topic for my final assessment. Might be a plus for employment?
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Original post by AussieGang
Coming from Australia with a bachelor of commerce in the hope to migrate into the uk after graduating with a masters.

Currently looking at getting into big4 or consulting and was wondering if such degree is worth it. It seems to be only for people with a business/economics undergrad as opposed to most other MSc in the field which are open to anyone but those with a related undergrad. I guess this is good because it means it’s more specialised? The courses themselves are all unique in the sense I haven’t learnt them before. On the contrary, most similar courses at other unis focus on topics I’ve already learnt so there’d be a massive cross over which I want to avoid.

Was hoping to get people’s input on the degree and if University of Nottingham is decent for Postgraduate’s and employment prospects for internationals.

For the record, Australian degrees are three years with no dissertation/thesis. I’ll be able to really specialise in a topic after conducting an extensive research topic for my final assessment. Might be a plus for employment?

Found your post from the other thread.

For big 4/big 4 tier consulting, Nottingham would be fine. KPMG have screening criteria of BBB a level equivalent though, so you may want to make sure your pre-university grades are up to scratch. For grad schemes in either job, the course you study does not matter.
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Original post by anonymous #5000
Found your post from the other thread.

For big 4/big 4 tier consulting, Nottingham would be fine. KPMG have screening criteria of BBB a level equivalent though, so you may want to make sure your pre-university grades are up to scratch. For grad schemes in either job, the course you study does not matter.


Thanks for getting back to me here!

Yeah my main concern though is coming from Australia with already an undergraduate degree as it’s tough to find a suitable course. I am tying to ensure I do not learn repeated topics etc. I can get into Bristol and Manchester with my international equivalent grades but the degrees offered at postgrad are pretty boring and have a lot of content which I’ve learnt. I’d rather go somewhere I know I will enjoy the new material and be in a position excel. I could maybe do a finance course to open more career opens but I feel l won’t excel as much, unsure if it’s worth considering?

Do you know much about internationals at postgrad level getting into semi decent grad roles? Or am I wasting my time and money?

Also, how do masters rank vs undergrads in terms of recruiting? Are they preferred less or more?

Lastly, are all the target schools for undergrad the same or at least similar for postgrad? (Obviously t1 would be similar, thinking more like t2).

Thanks for your input it is greatly appreciated!
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Original post by AussieGang
Thanks for getting back to me here!

Yeah my main concern though is coming from Australia with already an undergraduate degree as it’s tough to find a suitable course. I am tying to ensure I do not learn repeated topics etc. I can get into Bristol and Manchester with my international equivalent grades but the degrees offered at postgrad are pretty boring and have a lot of content which I’ve learnt. I’d rather go somewhere I know I will enjoy the new material and be in a position excel. I could maybe do a finance course to open more career opens but I feel l won’t excel as much, unsure if it’s worth considering?

Do you know much about internationals at postgrad level getting into semi decent grad roles? Or am I wasting my time and money?

Also, how do masters rank vs undergrads in terms of recruiting? Are they preferred less or more?

Lastly, are all the target schools for undergrad the same or at least similar for postgrad? (Obviously t1 would be similar, thinking more like t2).

Thanks for your input it is greatly appreciated!

Regarding course vs uni, I'm going to be frank with you. Pick the best brand-name university you can get into and do the best/most enjoyable course you can stomach there. Msc is all about university brand for recruitment purposes. The university should be a significant step up in name or else it would be a waste of money for these purposes.

"Semi-decent" is subjective. I was hell-bent on IB, so "semi-decent" for me would be ER or S&T. I doubt most people would share those standards so if big 4 is semi-decent then I'd say yes, Notts and Manchester international PGs can place into semi-decent grad roles.

In terms of IB, target schools for UG & PG aren't the same in the UK.

Targets:
UG - Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL, Warwick.
PG - Oxbridge, LSE, LBS / with ICBS (imperial) slightly below. UCL & WBS would probably be semi targets at PG.

If you're set on IB, you really want the top 4 for PG. Especially for MFin. Even at my AC, most of the participants were LSE MFin students. I saw one other PG (thing bath/st an/durham tier) but they were head of finance society or something.
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Original post by anonymous #5000
Regarding course vs uni, I'm going to be frank with you. Pick the best brand-name university you can get into and do the best/most enjoyable course you can stomach there. Msc is all about university brand for recruitment purposes. The university should be a significant step up in name or else it would be a waste of money for these purposes.

"Semi-decent" is subjective. I was hell-bent on IB, so "semi-decent" for me would be ER or S&T. I doubt most people would share those standards so if big 4 is semi-decent then I'd say yes, Notts and Manchester international PGs can place into semi-decent grad roles.

In terms of IB, target schools for UG & PG aren't the same in the UK.

Targets:
UG - Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL, Warwick.
PG - Oxbridge, LSE, LBS / with ICBS (imperial) slightly below. UCL & WBS would probably be semi targets at PG.

If you're set on IB, you really want the top 4 for PG. Especially for MFin. Even at my AC, most of the participants were LSE MFin students. I saw one other PG (thing bath/st an/durham tier) but they were head of finance society or something.


I’m not really looking into IB, but I get what you mean with the prestigious name coming first. I’ll probably opt for Notts if it has good employment prospects as that’s kinda the whole reason I’m doing the PG.

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