There’s a lot of chatter about MBAs in the US-centric bowls. What are your thoughts on an MBA in London? I’m thinking of doing one in Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial. (If I get in obv)

I’m 27, been a consultant for 3 years. Salary is £62K and will be married in the next 1-2 years

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This has been on my radar for a while. From what i see, unless you want to get into strategy or IBD in london then doing MBA for a post MBA career in london aint worth it. Even for those jobs, there are non MBA routes that you can get in.

Most MBAs in london are international student centric. LBS is 90pc intl or something ridiculous. A lot of these folks struggle with visas post MBA. Which means most of your “network” now reside in asia for the most part, which, for your career in london means v little.

the jobs they get post MBA are associate roles at strat houses or IBD (not sure about tech houses) with pay of £80ishk, which if you are earning £62k with 2 yrs of expo isnt out of reach in the next 12-24 months for you. This is without the £100k of debt youd be taking on.

UK doesnt rly regard MBAs in high regard anywhere near as much as the US. The value is still on “old boys oxbridge clubs”, schmoozing and experience.

Also LBS is the only school worth going to in london

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Acc1- re visa changes, that might be the case now (havent been on a visa for 3yrs now). When i was looking into it and went for open days a lot of people mentioned that as being an issue.

I was accepted to Judge this year and hoped I might pick up some funding later on down the line, going through the process has made me realise they’re just cash cows for the uni that probably wouldn’t significantly better my career position afterwards. How anybody can afford outright without already being millionaires amazes me.

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I have been thinking about this myself and every time I look I just don’t understand how it’s worth it.

Maybe it’s just in the U.K. that people just don’t really care about business school that much, or it’s because of relatively low salaries but it does seem mad unless you’re fully sponsored through.

Also, what do companies generally do with sponsorship - just pay a significant amount of the fees?

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LBS is the only one really worth it. Said is fine. Judge is not. Imperial MBA is a waste of time amd money.

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I have 13YOE, no MBA and got a job at an MBB with TC 160k. It took me longer to get there but I had a great time getting there and never felt the need for an MBA.

LBS is the only school worth going to

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Oxbridge and imperial are amazing academic unis. They leveraged this brand to build business schools which are just cash generators 🤑 but don’t offer the same world class teaching

Go to a school with a distinct business school reputation

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LBS. As everyone on this thread have told you.

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Following. Everyone always says LBS or INSEAD…

Curious why people don’t like Oxbridge for MBA but are all about them for undergrad….

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C1, I wouldn't extrapolate salary trends.

Oxbridge MBA just doesn't get the same attention from recruiters.

MBA doesn't carry as much weight in UK. Neither does consulting experience.

LBS is solid. It's hard to touch the HSW network in senior management in the US.

I don't think INSEAD network is as strong. INSEAD seems to be great for first job post-MBA, but I don't hear mant stories about the alumni looking out for each other.

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Any views on the Spanish schools? IESE / ESADE?

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I did my academic exchange at ESADE and have a number of friends that were bachelors and masters students at the school. Placements are reasonably good, but only the cream of the crop got jobs in London. I’d say <5% at MBB, IBs, or even tech firms.

The others landed great jobs: most of my friends are in Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Munich, or Zurich.

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If you are looking for an MBA in London , LBS is obviously the first choice whether you want to exit to opportunities in UK or abroad. Oxbridge may not seem attractive at first , but you can go far if you can leverage the strength of their alumni network. I also wouldn’t discount some other schools like MBS and Warwick. Both these schools have a great network and deep connections within consulting and banking . Would recommend a conversation with some alumni to sense check where they are at and what’s the art of the possible.

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Oxford and Cambridge have great undergrad networks. That doesn't translate to great MBA networks.

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If it helps I only see people with LBS and Insead mba degrees at BCG (if you are looking at European schools). Maybe German schools in German offices.

M1 you’re right, my bad! That’s an MA not an MPhil, like you said

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