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within the next one or two years I am looking for a MBA program specializing in the area of Intl. Marketing to enhance my knowledege and prepare for self-employment later on. Are there programs with a special focus on Marketing?
Dear Sir, dear Madame,
within the next one or two years I am looking for a MBA program specializing in the area of Intl. Marketing to enhance my knowledege and prepare for self-employment later on. Are there programs with a special focus on Marketing?

What are the approx. costs for that and is there financial aid available. Otherwise what are the possibilities financing an MBA program without having big savings?

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Which further requirements do apply for an MBA program beside the previous degree? Thank you in advance for your response.

With kind regards

Answer from Warwick Business School:

Dear enquirer

Thanks for your enquiry. The Warwick MBA is a generalist programme, which elevates the contribution that you can make to any business, whether you are employed or running your own organisation. The key skills you will acquire whilst on the programme include techniques in finance, operations, human resource management and strategic planning and information management - all important for your future, I'm sure you'll agree.

However, whilst our core modules give you the essential building blocks, the wide choice of elective modules will allow you to specialise. Some of the modules currently on offer which may be of interest to you include Market Analysis, European Business, International Business, International Marketing and Marketing Strategy.

The costs vary according to which variant you choose (full-time, modular, evening or distance learning). Please visit our web-site for these (www.wbs.ac.uk), where you will also find information about financing your studies.

Finally, in addition to a first degree, we look for a minimum of 3 years' managerial work experience (4 years if studying on one of the part-time variants).

I hope that this answers your questions. Please do get in touch with us (warwickmba@wbs.ac.uk) if we can help further.

Best wishes

Rachel Killian
MBA Marketing and Recruitment Manager

Answer from Cranfield:

A good MBA programme like Cranfield's will prepare you for employment in any industry or for starting your own business. Our programme includes a compulsory core course in business start-up as well as elective courses in entrepreneurship. If marketing is your particular interest, you can also gain exemption from all but two of the final examinations of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma at Cranfield by taking selected electives. We can arrange for you to take the additional two exams here and you can thus gain both MBA and CIM qualification at the same time.

The fees for our full-time programme are currently 23,000 pounds sterling (approx 35,000 euros). Living costs for the one year programme would amount to at least 10,000 sterling (15,000 euros). We do have a few half-fee scholarships for exceptional students, and we also have a loan scheme with the HSBC Bank.

Your qualification meets our requirements, but you would need three years' postgraduate work experience, and you will need to take GMAT (aim for a score of 600 or more, particularly if you wish to be considered for a scholarship) and IELTS (band 7) or TOEFL (250).

Maureen Williams (Mrs)
Senior Marketing Executive

Answer from Manchester Business School:

Thank you for your enquiry.

The MBA at Manchester Business School is a general MBA covering all the main business disciplines. It is, however, possible to take electives in the field of marketing and therefore specialise to a certain extent.

The cost of the MBA for 2003 is £24,000 for EU residents. Each year Manchester Business School offers 10 scholarships of £5,000 for applicants to the Full-time MBA programme. These scholarships are awarded on merit and to qualify, applications must be received by 31st March.

On the Full-time programme, students tend to finance their MBA through one of the preferential loan schemes available.

Career Development Loans (CDL) - are available through a partnership arrangement between the Department for Education and Employment and four major UK banks: Barclays Bank, the Co-operative Bank, Clydesdale Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Full-time students may borrow up to £8,000 towards the cost of fees and living expenses. The Department for Education and Employment pays the interest on the loan while you're training and you do not have to start repaying until one month after the end of your course. Full scheme details are available on the CDL website: www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/cdl/index.htm

HSBC Loan Scheme - The scheme covers all tuition fees and living expenses up to the greater of £5,000 or two-thirds of any salary earned in the 12 months prior to the start of a course. Interest is charged at 2% above HSBC Bank?s base rate for the duration of the loan. Other special features of the loan include no guarantee or security requirements, a repayment holiday until six months after graduation, no penalties for early repayment, no fees and structured loan installments to match individual student needs.

HSBC will assess a student loan application once the student has accepted a place on an MBS programme. Please note that the final decision to grant the loan is made by HSBC.

More details are available from HSBC Bank plc, King Street Branch, PO Box 360 100 King Street, Manchester M60 2HD, tel. 08457 404 404, fax 0161 910 2003

In order to be considered for an MBA at Manchester we require a minimum of two years relevant work experience, a good undergraduate degree, GMAT score of 600 or above and and English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL if applicable. In addition you would be expected to come to the School for an interview and complete one of our application forms.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information or assistance.

Kind Regards
Kate Bradley

Answer from Open University Business School:

MBA with Marketing focus

The Open Univeristy Business School (OUBS) provides a generalist MBA with the opportunity to focus on specific areas within its range of electives. Within the MBA you will choose three 6 month elective programmes, one of which could be Marketing at a strategic level.

You could therefore do the complete MBA with Marketing as one of your special elective programmes, or you could choose to do the Marketing programme as a stand-alone 6 month course.

The cost for the complete MBA is approximately 12000 pounds sterling. The cost for the Marketing elective is approximately 2000 pounds sterling.

We do not offer financial aid, but the programmes are tax deductible, and they can be paid for monthly as you do the programme.

In addition to a first degree (university or equivalent qualification) you will need to have experience at managerial level (such as project management as one example) before entering the MBA programme. The minimum entry age is 27.

Best wishes
Tristan Sage

Answer from Said Business School, University of Oxford:

Dear Enquirer,

Thank you for your enquiry. To obtain the most complete and up to date information on the Oxford MBA programme and application procedures, please refer to our website at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk. I can confirm that the 2003-2004 admissions will be structured in stages and we will process applications received on one of four different deadlines. These deadlines are: 1st November 2002, 10th January 2003, 14th March 2003 and 16th May 2003.

There is a downloadable brochure on our website. The link is: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/mba_structure.asp There are also details of the MBA course, including the entry requirements, in this email.

Should you wish to apply, I have attached a Word copy of the application form which you can fill out and return to us by post or email. You can also apply online.

The Oxford MBA is a one year full-time, very intensive and challenging course, which starts in October of each year. The University of Oxford, Said Business School Oxford MBA is a very general course with a strong entrepreneurial and financial side. We do not offer specialisation on any subject, however the students have the choice of four electives in the third term of the programme.

The Said Business School does not offer any part-time, distance learning, or joint MBA courses. There will, however, be a new Executive MBA course being offered and the first students will begin their studies in January 2004. Please refer to the website www.sbs.ox.ac.uk for further details. As the Oxford MBA is a very young programme it does not have any association with other Universities in England or around the world, and therefore we do not accept or offer any programme transfers or joint courses.

For information on other postgraduate courses offered by the University of Oxford, please, contact the Graduate Admissions at: graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk

I can confirm that the tuition fee for the 2003-2004 Oxford MBA programme will be £21,000.00 sterling, and the application processing fee to be sent with the application will be £120.00 sterling.

For scholarships and financial assistance, please refer to our website (as above), or to the University of Oxford website at www.ox.ac.uk or more specifically, www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/scholinfo.htm

The entry requirements for the University of Oxford MBA programmes are as follows:

- a good undergraduate degree or equivalent. Applicants who do not hold such a qualification may be considered if they have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility.

- for non-native English speakers, proven proficiency through the international English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

- all candidates are required to take the GMAT test (This is a mandatory requirement for all applicants regardless of their academic or professional background). A high score does not guarantee a place, nor does a lower score automatically disqualify your application. For information our current students have a GMAT average of 690 and our 2001-2002 class average was 672. For more information on how to arrange to take the GMAT test, please refer to the following website: www.gmac.com

- two references to be submitted on the reference forms

- written work for assessment as outline in the guidance notes and on the application form.

- details of work experience (most of our students have three years' work experience or more; we do consider those with less work experience who are able to demonstrate a high level of maturity, combined with evidence of leadership ability)

- three passport size photographs

- official copy of degree transcripts/certificates

- £120.00 sterling towards application processing fee

If you feel you meet the above entry requirements, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Please note that we are unable to give further indication with regards to your suitability for entry to the Oxford MBA without receiving a completed application from you.

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely

Ginny Madeley
MBA Admissions Assistant
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