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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 receiving over £1.8 billion in VC funds - a 153% year on year growth. The sub-sectors within FinTech to see the most traction was in Digital Banks, Foreign Exchange Providers, and Money Transfer operators that attracted 45% of all the investments in Fintech.

London was the focal point attracting 90% of the total investments in the sector.

 
To counter the insurgence of alternative banks, banks - 9 major ones, came together to bring data into the hands of the consumers through Open Banking – a PSD2 (The Payment Services Directive established by the EU to regulate payment services), implementation in the UK. The standard implemented through Open Banking Limited– a non-profit established to seamlessly integrate data access across banks will provide consumers with direct payment from banks instead of re-routing or authentication through a third-party.

The alternative banking services and cryptocurrency have challenged HSBC, Barclays, RBS, Santander, Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank, Danske, Lloyds, and Nationwide. By reducing the cost of the transaction through FinTech...


Cambridge MBA Core CurriculumCambridge MBA is among the only top MBA program in the UK that offers concentrations for candidates and guide them in choosing themes for the electives. The core courses cover traditional subject matter: Finance, Economics, Operations and Organizational behavior, but the MBA team have also incorporated Digital Business to the core. In a way, all Businesses– mom and pop stores, multinational physical stores and businesses that are entirely online, should learn how to integrate technology at all the points of their interaction – customer service, sales, analytics and order fulfillment. The course dives into the value that Digital Businesses offer and shares the various methods of integrating technology into the Business Processes.

Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Digital Transformation, and Global Business are themes in Concentrations that give the functional expertise, while Energy & Environment, Healthcare Strategies, and Social Innovation are designed for candidates interested in the industry as a consultant.


The team at Cambridge has looked at all...

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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.

Curriculum

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 -...

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Location


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...

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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.


FinTech

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...




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