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Add A Glasgow Glow to Your MBA

Postby Anula » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:55 pm

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Glasgow, renowned for its shipbuilding prowess and related industries, has also emerged as a centre for global MBA programs offered by Glasgow University's Adam Smith School of Business as also the Strathclyde Business School.

The 1-year MBA AMBA accredited program at Glasgow University offers participants a choice of three specialist tracks in Finance, Strategy or Marketing.

Students are also able to avail of considerable practical benefits of a consultancy project, as well as the in-depth and applied analysis of a dissertation. A highlight of the program is the team consulting project that allows you to put the theories learnt during the program into action.

Recent graduates have become Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young; Accountant, Bilcake Research; Business Representative, Clydesdale Bank and Commercial Director, University of Glasgow and Business Development Manager, Newstel Media Ltd (Glasgow).

Yet others have accepted international positions as Assistant Vice President, Telekomunikasi (Indonesia); Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Georgia State Chamber of Commerce (USA); Finance Support Manager, Unilever (Thailand); Marketing Manager, DKSH (Thailand); Social Media and Digital Specialist, Percepta (Glasgow); Manager, EY, (Germany); Key Account Manager, Halyard Health (China) .

The tuition fees are £15750 for domestic and EU students and £23350 for international candidates.

In the one-year full-time MBA at Strathclyde Business School 10 months are spent taking part in classes, group-work and personal development processes and two months completing the MBA project.

As the full time MBA route of study is normally undertaken by those changing careers or considering starting up their own business, the programme has a more formal, integrated careers development element.

With a minimum requirement of three years' work experience, the average being more than nine years, the participants come with a wealth of experience from a wide variety of industries, public service and voluntary agencies.

They include accounting and financial managers, consultants, engineers, IT specialists, and marketing managers. The cohort could also include some people with very different perspectives, such as medical professionals, civil servants and military officers.

The class has a maximum intake of around 60 course members from a variety of countries. “Our strong belief is by limiting the class size, you’ll interact more with academic staff and class-mates, making the overall MBA experience highly participative and engaging,” the school says.

Strathclyde also boasts of triple accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

What do the alumni feel about the school? Dheeraj Shekhar, had, prior experience of having worked with the risk consulting practice of KPMG in India for three and a half years.

“I think the best part of the Strathclyde MBA is that it has a real active mix of conceptual and contemporary/cognitive learning. We had subjects like Managing People in Organisations (MPIO) and Operations Management which investigate in depth the different human resource and quality production fundamentals respectively,” he says.

He says a major part of the learning came from interacting with fellow participants, who hailed from 16 different nationalities all across the globe.

“My colleagues came from wide backgrounds such as Construction, Economics, Consulting, Pharmaceutical, IT, Entertainment, Journalism, Banking, Hospitality. They also had a broad experience range, from three to 15 years in start-ups, family owned, private sector and public sector enterprises,” he says.

He gives credit to the MBA program for having broadened his outlook from an Indian/Asian angle to a global perspective that helped him secure a job with a Big4 audit firm in Scotland.

Before the MBA, Jenny McGeough was working for an engineering consultancy in London as a project manager in the communications and nuclear defence industries, responsible for projects with revenue of up to £3million.

“I had planned to return to my previous organisation as I was on sabbatical. However, the MBA careers service introduced me to an 'MBA' position at a prestigious FTSE 100 company. I started this role a few weeks after finishing the MBA and am thoroughly enjoying it,” she says.

The fee for the program is £28,000. An MBA Visionary Scholarship of £10,000 is available for one candidate. Two Female Leader of the Future Scholarships amounting to £10,000 are also available - one to applicants from Asia/Africa and the other to those from European/Americas. A third one is MBA Dean's Scholarships up to a value of £8000. All three scholarships application deadline is May 31, 2017.

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