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Hey, I have offers from Henley Business School for Msc Digital Business and Data Analytics and University of Surrey for Msc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Please help me to choose what's good.
Hi @Pren.vatti

Congratulations on both your offers to study those courses!

My best advice would probably be to choose the course and uni that best aligns with your future goals.

At Surrey’s MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc course, you’ll be able to receive an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited degree with excellent career prospects in the future. This course will equip you with both the academic foundation and practical experience to reinforce your ability to prepare for the challenges and opportunities faced by technological disruption and expansion. These can all be applied to your possible future career in a large organisation, emerging growth company or at a start-up!

I recommend to take a look here to find out the top five reasons why you should study this course.

Within a diverse and vibrant community, you’ll be studying at Surrey Business School ranked 11th in the UK and 90th in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2024). Here you’ll be able to improve business practice and create a sustainable and positive change. Alongside this course you’ll also be able to join a university that’s ranked top 5 for student experience (Good University Guide 2024).

Overall, I hope the information helps and wishing you the best on your decision.

Kind Regards,
Second Year Student Rep
Original post by Pren.vatti
Hey, I have offers from Henley Business School for Msc Digital Business and Data Analytics and University of Surrey for Msc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Please help me to choose what's good.

Hi there,

Congratulations on receiving masters offers from both Henley Business Schoo at the University of Reading and the University of Surrey! Both are excellent choices of university 🙂

Henley Business School is a very respected business school. It holds lots of accreditation and it places very high amongst other business schools. Henley consistently ranks highly in various global and national rankings, it has very good industry connections and impactful research. You can discover more about our awards and rankings here.

Our MSc Digital Business and Data Analytics will equip you with hands-on skills to tackle data analytics, computing and business. You will learn a wide skill set required in the industry and explore topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence etc. You can learn more about what else is included in the course here. It is also worth noting that here at Reading, you will benefit from networking with professional practitioners who teach on the programme. You will learn from leading academics and industry professionals who bring their expertise and insights, providing knowledge and practical application.

Another great aspect of Henley, is our modern facilities, including the ICMA Centre with its latest data analytics software. These resources provide hands-on experience with tools used in the industry. We also have an excellent support service here at Reading to help with anything you may need support with. We offer lots of careers services, personal development workshops, 1-1 support if needed and networking events too.

The dedicated career support here at Reading is an amazing addition. They provide personalised support to students, including help with CV writing, job search strategies, interview preparation etc. This means you can be assured that help is there if you may need it 🙂

Reading also offers an amazing, green campus. The environment is vibrant and beautiful, offering a great balance between academic life and social activities. The campus is especially known for its green spaces, lakes and events which happen during the week.

When making your decision, it is important to consider factors such as your career goals. If your interest lies in the growing field of digital business and data analytics, then Henley's program may offer more specialised knowledge and opportunities.
It is also important to consider the learning environment and campus space. Thinking about where you will thrive both academically and socially. Visiting both campuses (virtually or in person) can provide you with additional insights which may help aid your decision making!
It is also important to really compare the curriculum details and see which aligns best with your goals and interests.

Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions!

Best of luck with your decision making,

Millie 🙂
BSc International Development

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