jhleung
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Greetings all,

Been doing a little bit of research on my own lately, but would like to get some expert advices on forums for a more personalized approach.

I've been recently admitted to the following:
1. Manchester Business School - Msc International Business and Management
2. Cass Business School - Msc Management

I've been having trouble to decide which offer I should take. Upon graduation, my plan is to hopefully find a job either in China (Shanghai), or return to NYC.

Cost-wise, MBS is obviously less expensive. MBS is also a very reputable school with a higher ranking than Cass. On the other hand, Cass' professional network may be more robust due to its location in London. If I could get some directions, that would be very helpful!

Thanks,
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jhleung
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bump!

any input would be appreciated!
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A tough one - MBS is more well know for its MBA programme, less so for MSc's - but has more of a global reputation. CASS is a funny one over here - has a good rep, but only with those in the know - the prob is that the university its attahced to is pretty rubbish which lets it down. I would say the course structure at CASS is better, but to be honest i would go with MBS because to me CASS is not going to be worth the extra £10-15k in the end. TBH is think CASS' fees are stupid, esp when Warwick's are £5k less and has a way better reputation.

Dont give into the whole networking thing and being close to London - its not like recruiters dont go to campuses all the time like MBS' - its not like they say 'oh lets pop to CASS because its down the road' - it doesnt work like that.
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I agree thats a tough one...i agree with afghan....prob between them more or less equal maybe MBS marginally better....but if you can afford the living expenses and higher fees then go for cass, the courses are not bad...im from City/cass, however the main thing you gotta think about is the fees, even one of my lecturers say cass is a little overrated, fees dont quite justify due to its association with City University...
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don't mean to hijack the thread but: Cass or Durham? which one would you guys choose?
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don't mean to hijack the thread but: Cass or Durham? which one would you guys choose?
CASS
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(Original post by jhleung)
Greetings all,

Been doing a little bit of research on my own lately, but would like to get some expert advices on forums for a more personalized approach.

I've been recently admitted to the following:
1. Manchester Business School - Msc International Business and Management
2. Cass Business School - Msc Management

I've been having trouble to decide which offer I should take. Upon graduation, my plan is to hopefully find a job either in China (Shanghai), or return to NYC.

Cost-wise, MBS is obviously less expensive. MBS is also a very reputable school with a higher ranking than Cass. On the other hand, Cass' professional network may be more robust due to its location in London. If I could get some directions, that would be very helpful!

Thanks,
Hi there like you i intend to work in shanghai or HK, i would say CASS is not really heard of in CHINA/HK but im not sure about the rep of MBS. All i know is that China/HK are very picky in terms of uni reputation (worse than UK-ull prob know as i guess you are chinese also, guessing from yr name), so maybe best to go with which ever one is more well known....
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jhleung
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Thanks for all the inputs. Has anyone here actually graduated from the aforementioned programs? I've heard that Cass courses are 'poorly organized' but not exactly sure what that means. Also, how are the courses in Manchester like? If anyone could provide a mental picture with the quality of classes and faculty, that would be awesome!
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Hey i have both admits for the same course too..
I am definitely going for cass for its course contents and location..
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(Original post by bhatsunil)
Hey i have both admits for the same course too..
I am definitely going for cass for its course contents and location..
good to know that someone's making similar decisions as me. guess i'll see you later this year!
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hey jhleung..i too have an admit from cass for msc management... have u applied to warwick? which one will u prefer?
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manchester has mba programme in hong kong. but cass hasn't.
and the name manchester is more well known in hongkong and china.
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hey jhleung..i too have an admit from cass for msc management... have u applied to warwick? which one will u prefer?
i didn't apply to warwick actually. only MBS and Cass.

it terms of preference, it really depends on you. don't let anyone tell you otherwise. it all comes down to if you're going to enjoy the school you study in, and that might depend on location, quality of faculty, student diversity, etc.

the reason i chose Cass is because of the advantage in location. while some may say that networking in other schools (in my case, MBS) are just as good, the people you meet in london are bound to be more diverse. also, the management program is also very top-notch, and the school's alumni network is very robust.
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(Original post by kk8899)
manchester has mba programme in hong kong. but cass hasn't.
and the name manchester is more well known in hongkong and china.
appreciate your input!

i'd say reputation between the two schools are subjective, although i would say that GENERALLY, MBS does carry a more well known name.

also, i'm studying an Msc. program, not MBA.
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For management MBS. For anything finance/Investment banking related.

CASS >> MBS
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MBS in my view
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Manchester have just launched new “Doing Business In” courses which will focus on China, Brazil and other emerging markets, and are on offer in the Global MBA. I think that is reason enough to choose Manchester Business School! Read more about it here
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cass of course.
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Cass is one of the best business schools in the world. Manchester is still an excellent choice (if you also like being in a dump of a city).
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