MPhil in Management @ JBS-Cambridge

Judge Business School: Programmes - MPhil in Management The facts 9 month program 9 courses (6 core, 3 electives with strong biz-mgmt orientation) Professional degree which includes a research component Investment of 11K pounds I…

Judge Business School: Programmes - MPhil in Management

The facts
9 month program
9 courses (6 core, 3 electives with strong biz-mgmt orientation)
Professional degree which includes a research component
Investment of 11K pounds

I am not a recent graduate nor have little work experience but plz check out the word "normally" in the programs introduction webpage; not a fixed requirement, therefore not an excluding factor for admission.

This degree caught my attention given that I have a very strong and ample academic background and feel very comfortable at academia. I would truly appreciate any comments ranging from degree structure to course content to professional prospects. Thank you in advance for your time and attention. Best regards

PGuru

My interpretation of the information on the website was that it was geared toward students without any business/work exposure - I would guess that it then naturally feeds into different job opportunities than would an MBA. I would recommend starting there (the job you want) and working backwards toward whichever program helps you accomplish your goals better.

Also, it didn't seem to be as much academic as it did basic - as it doesn't count toward PhD entry requirements. My guess is that it more or less covers all of the business basics - intro accounting, finance, etc. for non-business majors.

If you feel like you want a more 'academic' position, why don't you look into one of the other MPhils?

m

My interpretation of the information on the website was that it was geared toward students without any business/work exposure - I would guess that it then naturally feeds into different job opportunities than would an MBA. I would recommend starting there (the job you want) and working backwards toward whichever program helps you accomplish your goals better.

Also, it didn't seem to be as much academic as it did basic - as it doesn't count toward PhD entry requirements. My guess is that it more or less covers all of the business basics - intro accounting, finance, etc. for non-business majors.

If you feel like you want a more 'academic' position, why don't you look into one of the other MPhils?

m


Dear Howdy:

Thx for the fresh input. Just for clarification purposes I am not leaning towards academic positions otherwise I would be preparing apps. for PhD programs (in fact, this was my initial plan after completing my masters in NZ but discarded it almost a year ago). I do feel comfortable in academic settings so will strongly consider university based MBA programs over, say, institutes solely devoted to business education.

As days go by, my MBA schools preferences have changed too. Initially, Ivey-Canada was topping my list but then started feeling closer to JBS-Cambridge; Oxford is also there, though Ivey remains slightly above SBS. However, JBS has made impressive progress in many areas. For instance, I have a Peruvian friend who completed his degree in 2004 (during those days, JBS was named Judge Inst. of Mgmt.). He is now working for IFFO (Fish Oil and Meal World Org.) enjoying the perks of an exciting job.

Programs have differences but considering my background I think I would have strong career prospects with an MPhil in Mgmt. Add the Cambridge brand to any resume and job opps. will increase exponentially! Even though this degree is "normally" aimed at/to (need to check idioms) undergrad students with little work exp. and no business education exposure at all what difference does it make being a professional with zero business ed. too? at 23-45, if you know little/nothing about a particular field of study, age, sex, religion - you name it - makes no difference.

Financial issues are also considered. 40K pounds vs. 20K pounds. I work in Lima and earn way above the natl. average but still am far, far, far way from salaries in Europe and US. 20K pounds of difference is HUGE! at least 3-4 years of extra loan payments. I apologize for such a disorganized email, but arguments flow quick now.

In brief, holding a BVSc (Chile), Dip. in Finance (Mexico), MSc in Dev. Studies (NZ, full ride thx to my kiwi mates) and a MSc in Politics (Peru), very strong grades, almost 4 years work exp. ranging from English teacher to United Nations Consultant, very strong social/community involvement, 13+ years of international acad, work and personal exp. (in 4 continents), three languages (Spanish, English and Quechua), two professional certifications (Entrepreneurship, EDIIndia, ITEC Scholar, thx India! and FAO-UN, Avian Influenza Specialist), and last but not least, new born entrepreneur (just opened my own restaurant "Santicucho" 3 days ago in a shanty town in Lima named Villa Maria del Triunfo, providing jobs for/to five individuals). etc.... Top all these with an MPhil in Mgmt. from Cambridge. Now, honestly, would it make any difference for a consulting firm to hire me with this degree? What additional value could the MBA add on top of the immense value that an MPhil degree from Cambridge already does?

I have not posted this info for the sake of showing off (my word I havent) but to frame my queries in a much detailed way so my cyberpeers can help me for good. I am very proud of my achievements and feel truly unique in many aspects. I have earned every single achievement with brains, stamina, passion and love for what I do and want. However, in order to avoid lack of objectivity, I am posting this thread to gain non-biased views regarding my professional future. Maybe I am wrong but have this feeling that an MPhil could also be a very viable alternative.

Feeeeewwww!!! enough typing. Once more, thank you very much Howdy for your time and support. I hope I can find more posts in the near future from many more PG friends. Best of luck

PGuru

I give up. THE PROGRAM ONLY ACCEPTS STUDENTS WITH UP TO ONE YEAR OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE!!!!! :grab:

anyway, no worries... its like going shopping...

To PG moderators:
Please remove this useless thread. thx

Hi ppl!
Well thank GOD dere s a post of dis kind.Well Im aspiring to get into the MPhil [email protected] for 2009 entry.Ll be a graduate in BE(CSE) from Anna University,Chennai wid a CGPA of a 7.9/10.Have a TOEFL iBt of 118.Can anyone pllllsssssss tell me if i have any chances of getting in.I shud mention i have Nil work experience.PL tell me if i qualify 2 be admitted??? Ll be really grateful 2 any1 who cud help! i also need 2 get in touch wid students/alumni of dis course!!!Hopin 2 get info here soon!***fingers crossed***