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Thoughts on Cambridge University for an MBA?

I am American and will likely be sponsored by my firm. I like that I would only be out of the workforce for 1 year.

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Extremely derailed convo imo. Cambridge or oxford will not give you half as many good job opps or half as good a student body / faculty that a top notch school like LBS will. Take it as you wish

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There’s currently a person in my admitted class to Oxbridge that turned down a 50% scholarship to LBS. depends what you’re looking for I guess.

I got Cambridge MBA and It’s a great program. People talked about the cons above. Here are the pros:

1) Great alumni network of the university
2) Considered Silicon Valley of the UK. Not just start ups but companies like Amazon and Microsoft have offices there. Amazon develops the drone program there etc
3) Great experience with colleges and the historic campus
4) Low tuition
5) lasts 12 months
6) everyone is assigned to a real consultancy work with firms like google and gain experience during the year
7) you meet smart people from all kinds of programs. Not just business people like lbs

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I think it’s just perception and it will change over time. I got a consulting job in the US and I am very happy I didn’t go to LBS because Cambridge overall experience was special. I dined with Stephen Hawking, met Nobel laureates etc. Besides I would have spent twice as much at LBS.

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Why not LBS for 15 months? Much better brand and only 3 more months.

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I get you OP. I’m international, so the Cambridge brand overall is stronger in the world. But the LBS brand is stronger with the actual people you’ll be working with

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If 1 year is such a deal breaker why not INSEAD?
If you’re willing to stay a little longer than a year, then it’s LBS

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Even Kellogg does 1 year
You really shouldn’t be going to Cambridge only because you want to do a 1 year program

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OP I’m between an Oxbridge mba and Kellogg 1 year atm and leaning Oxbridge. Just a cooler experience imo. After being on this group you won’t hear anything supporting that decision as it doesn’t make sense on ‘paper’. It’s something you’ll have to decide to sacrifice outcomes for experience. Just my .02.

My experiences as well. And even when discussing with partners/mentors about getting an mba abroad, they confused lbs with lse. The schools themselves are not ranked as high but brand rec is much higher at Oxbridge to many is colleagues that are even consultant, in my limited experience. Pm me if you’d like to chat more.

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