Categories : MBA in UK

Read the first part of our Comparative analysis between London Business School MBA program and Judge Business School Cambridge MBA where we compare the two programs on Location, Class Profile, Pre-MBA industry and Cost.

In the 2nd Part of the series, we compare the two MBA programs on Curriculum Structure, Scholarship Options, and Post-MBA Salary.


Cambridge MBA is the only top MBA program in the UK to offer concentrations in Culture, Arts and Media Management, Digital Transformation, Energy & Environment, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Healthcare Strategies, Marketing, Social Innovation and Strategy – aligning the curriculum with the demand of the traditional job market, while Energy & Environment, Healthcare Strategies, and Social Innovation are designed for candidates interested in the industry as a consultant.

London Business School doesn’t have concentrations, but the program offers greater flexibility at the Core level by dividing the courses into Core and Tailored core.

The traditional core at LBS MBA covers General Management, Data Analytics, Accounting, Marketing, Strategy, Corporate Finance, Organizational Behavior, and Leading Ethically with an experiential learning component -...

Categories : MBA in UK


Although Software Engineer was the most lucrative job at Cambridge, the top performing company at Cambridgeshire was the Pharma Giant -AstraZeneca PLC that relocated to the University town at the strategic Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The MedImmune wing of the company already employs over 2,000 clinicians and scientific team in the city, but with the relocation, the company seeks to utilize the rich scientific heritage of the university.

Recently, the city gained renewed interest with the influx of Tech Giants – Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon, to host the next generation technologies – AI and Driverless cars. Along with the giants, smaller tech firms has pushed the total value of the cluster to over £2.1bn – a 30% year on year growth and employing over 30,000 people. Traditionally known for agriculture-related products and services, Cambridge is diversifying into Aerospace & Defense, Pharma, and Technology – reflecting the larger UK trends.

London, on the other hand, is the #1 Financial capital of the world. After four years of stagnant growth (0.9%), the Financial Services industry experienced an unprecedented 15.8% growth to reach export targets of £95.7bn. When the world was doubting UK's role in the Global Economy following Brexit, the FinTech investors was beyond optimistic in 2017 with the UK Financial Technology companies...

Categories : MBA in UK

While writing the book: MBA in the UK, we found out an interesting trend – industries that were promising in the UK doesn’t always translate to interest for MBA candidates. Peer pressure and the lure of compensation from the Consulting and Technology sectors are bigger influencers than the promise of a rising industry or an industry that is undergoing metamorphosis.

The only exception was in FinTech.

Download F1GMAT’s MBA in the UK and read our analysis of Finance, Management Consulting (MC), Technology, Healthcare, Energy, Automobile, Aerospace, Retail/Luxury and Manufacturing industries.


Traditional roles in Finance – investment banking and investment management has been on a decline after a resurrection in 2013. This has partly to do with the loss of trust among consumers with traditional banks following the disastrous 2008-09 period, but more to do with the changing demographics of the workforce. Millennials value meaningful work over long monotonous work that traditional banks demand.

The big banks were comfortably maximizing their monopolistic position...

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Although the impact of Brexit on access to European talents has not yet been tabulated (Right now the UK ranks #6 for labor market efficiency), the United Kingdom has fallen one place to rank at #8 in the world for Global Competitiveness. The technological readiness, a vital competitive advantage for economies, in a 16-year period, puts the United Kingdom at #1, ahead of the United States, Germany, and Japan, although the debts acquired by the govt. to fund social programs is at an alarmingly high ratio (close to 90% of GDP).

Uk Economy Growth RateThe GDP growth from 2001 to 2016 has been uneven with 2009 shrinking the GDP by 4.18% - the second largest fall when compared to nearest European competitors – France (-2.9%) and Germany(-5.6%), and the United States (2.76%). The correlation with the Global Financial crisis can be attributed to the Financial and Insurance services industry that contributes 7.2% of UK’s total Gross Value added. In terms of employment, the industry maintains over a million jobs (3% of total jobs in the UK) with London accounting for 51% of all the value-add.

While ranking the top 10 MBA programs for our book - ...

Oxford MBA interviewIn the second part of the interview with Mark O’Brien, we find out why Oxford MBA is leading the trend in enabling candidates to pursue Entrepreneurship. We also learned how the MBA program nurtures Social Impact as a lifelong value.

From the 300+ size of the latest class, 11% are starting their Business. That is an incredible record. How does Oxford MBA encourage Entrepreneurship?

Oxford does have a strong cohort of entrepreneurs, both joining the programme and those switching to entrepreneurship after graduation. In addition to the integrative module on entrepreneurship, all students undertake an Entrepreneurship Project and develop a complete business plan which is presented to a panel of invited venture capitalists and other practitioners. Whether the student already runs a business, or they are considering making a move into entrepreneurship, this is a great chance to develop new products or business models in a safe environment.

We also offer an optional co-curricular course called VIEW (Venture Idea Generation Workshop).

Working in teams, participants will practice important...

Oxford MBA interviewIn the first part of the interview with Mark O’Brien - the Associate Director of MBA Recruitment at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, we discuss the biggest misconception about Oxford MBA, the teaching tools at the MBA program, the unique integrative module and how Oxford MBA students can customize their curriculum.

What is the biggest misconception about Oxford MBA?

We aim to be a world-class business school community, tackling world-scale problems. Many people assume that our vision is fulfilled purely through our graduates who go on to work in the social impact space, but it is just as important that the majority of our community who are working in the more traditional MBA sectors believe in the School’s mission and play their part in tackling the problems we face in business and society.

We are a dynamic school balancing the spirit of a young,  and innovative class, with the values of an 800-year-old world-class university. The Business School itself was 21 years old in 2017. The Oxford MBA attracts candidates from 60 different nationalities, who come from a wide range of industries and functions.

We are incredibly proud...

The United Kingdom offers an extremely attractive market for MBA students. Some of the best Business Schools like London Business School, Cambridge's Judge Business School and Oxford's Said Business School are located here. London is the world's #2 largest financial hub and is a premier shipping and trade hub. UK has a strong Software and IT services market, which is worth £58 billion each year that include over 100,000+ software companies.

Although Visa restrictions have come into place for low-end contributors and graduates from 2nd tier B-Schools, international students planning to join premier MBA institutions can look forward to several benefits. Aston Business School for instance saw its MBA’s salary leap a massive 85% over the pre-MBA earnings. UK also lives up to its reputation as a global hub. London Business School's MBA class of 2011 had 89% International students. On completing the course, students were employed across 64 cities in 30+ countries. An MBA is also a stepping-stone to find employment in the UK itself. Among Cranfield's class of 2011, just 30% of the class relocated to Europe (Including...

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