Its really tough to compare two schools in absolute way. It probably depends on what you want from the school !! So I would suggest asking two same questions of what you are looking for in both ABS thread and Velrick thread and decide for yourself.
Good to see a thread on ABS.
I am got an admit to both MIF at ABS and MFM at Vlerick.
Received schol from both schools. MIF - 9000 euros and 3000 from Vlerick, of course Velrick is still cheap.
Could anybody suggest the better from the two?
I am not sure if you read my previous post. I will graduate from ABS this year !!!
Another reason why I know so much of information is because, ABS has a very small class of which some people are planning to go back to their own country, and some are not even interested in taking up jobs. So finally only few people are left and I am one of them.
Honestly, I fell in love with this country too. Yes, if you are smart ( smart only in economic sense) you would stay back in texas. But sometimes money is not the only reason we make certain choices, atleast it wasn't for me when I was making my choice for job.
To be honest, I have lived in the US so long I need a change of scenery. I lived in the The Hague for a few months last year and fell in love with the country. Extremely friendly people and very intelligent. But if I was smart, I would stay in Texas, the economy here is very good (thanks in part to oil). And even for tech related jobs (especially Austin).
I have a question for you. How come you know so much information about ABS MBA graduates? Did you go to school there or live there?
I can imagine , what it would feel like if you have to go back to US after MBA in ABS.
The class of MBA is 100% international students. Lot (around 70%) of students who have been seriously looking for internships found them, in the fields they are interested in.(none of these are technical fields ). In another couple of months I have a feeling that most people will end up with something. However , not many wanted to get into marketing either. (mostly people were looking for something in investment banks, consulting, risk management etc etc.) I know someone who got a marketing internship as well.(non-dutch speaking).
So in general, given the current (recovering) market scenario , the situation is pretty good. If you are from US , I believe you have a good chance of finding a marketing job, because its generally perceived that US nationals are very good in marketing.( This is my personal bias as well).
You are right, Dutch economy is very good. Though dutch people have good command on English, they will like if you can speak dutch ,which I think is very much understandable.
Just curious, what is the reason you want to come to Netherlands , that too after graduating from UT Austin ?
Thanks a lot for all the info you have provided. I have about 5 years of relevant marketing experience from the US. I would hate to get an MBA from ABS and have to come back to the states because that degree would be absolutely useless here.
I'm trying to figure out what experiences international students have had obtaining non-technical jobs in Amsterdam. I know the Dutch economy along with the German is much better than anywhere else in Europe. Plus, I have lived in the Netherlands and their command of English is quite good, maybe the best after native speakers.
If anyone has any thing else to add, please do so. As they say, knowing if half the battle.
I am working for a Management Consulting Firm in Strategy division. I am currently working on exploring new business opportunities to help the client transition into new markets, using their existing competence. In short a new business plan development for a client.Cant reveal more information than this.
I am glad to know that the ABS office is working on getting those numbers.
Regarding the University , please ask me specific questions. I will be glad to answer your questions.
If someone want PPT you should send mail to Sherien or Christina so that you can get a updated copy. Dutch people are generally very direct and transparent so just shoot them a mail directly.
Well i did drop a few mails to the MIF programme coordinator sherien ibrahim and she did respond well.
She even gave me a Powepoint file about the placements.The placement figures werent the best for both MBA and MIF(a little amiguity is there though).This is mainly down to the eurozone crisis.If anybody wants the ppt just pm me
Could you elaborate your profile,the job you have secured and your overall experience at the univerisity?
It is not regarded high in Netherlands.
The top colleges in Netherlands are RSM & Nyenrode.. also Tiasnimbas.
Amsterdam has weak or no placements. They do not provide the placement reports where as other colleges do. Getting a job is difficult after graduating from here
They are not ranked in ft business school.
I suggest you put your money either in Top 20 in India or in RSM.
I also got an admit from them but did not go ahead because of the reasons above.
stringsOfMba SaysDid you get a mail for the reject from someone or did u say the decision link in your application?
By look it seems, some of the R1 invites went out close to 10 days afer application deadline. I m not sure the same happening for R2 as I cant see any invite notes on this thread for R2. Any news people ?
Just want to add (for benefit of some) that I went for the class visit + Olin Autumn Welcome in St Louis. I liked it .. both students and prof are resourceful and Dean, an Indian, has achieved a lot for school. Only thing odd - I was the only Indian among 200 students who attended.
not to worry man.
it took them more than 3 weeks to get back after the in-person i/vs held in india in the first week of dec.
I had my interview on 15th Jan. I am still waiting for their response. I am getting tensed now