MBA course......Cardiff University or University of Glamorgan

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Found 9th May 2012
Hi,
I'm looking to apply for MBA course. Just need some opinions and comments.
Have read their websites, been to open days etc but think they only give their good points here and no one could compare and tell me.
So want to know if anyone here could help....

Which of the above 2 universities is better for this course?
How good is the 2 uni's teaching staff, specifically for this course?
How long is the teaching hours in campus?
How difficult is to get the parking spaces?
Any other information?

Thanks if anyone can give any opinions,
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I presume you have the usually required 3years work experience?
I have no personal experience of either University, but Cardiff is part of the Russell Group, therefore more prestigious.
Parking is very difficult in the student digs area of Cardiff.

CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY IS RANKED TOP IN THE UK FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SATISFACTION AND TEACHING

Located in the beautiful city of Cardiff, the 2010 Guardian and Times Good University Guides rank Cardiff Metropolitan University is amongst the top modern universities in the UK. Also, the latest International Student Barometer (ISB) ranks Cardiff Met as the top university in the UK both for overall student satisfaction and the quality of its teaching..

The MBA is delivered by Cardiff School of Management, one of Cardiff Met's five academic schools. There are approximately 400 students on the full time programme and many more on the Distance Learning and Top Up options, making it one of the largest group of programmes of its kind in Europe. It is an internationally recognised and respected qualification attracting students from the public and private sectors, from the UK and abroad. The MBA brings to the fore current thinking in management education and will develop critical thinkers with effective problem solving skills at managerial level.

The course covers the fundamentals of management education - a refresher for business graduates or an introduction for non-business graduates. Core modules then broaden and critically examine key business and management fundamentals, integrated with linchpin modules in strategic management, equipping you with the ability to think conceptually and holistically. You will also undertake optional modules, from a comprehensive list allowing for focus in a particular field such as finance, HRM or marketing, or a more general management focus.

The MBA is offered through a number of innovative routes and specialist pathways including the Full-time MBA, an MBA (Advanced Entry Programme) - On Campus and by Distance Learning and an Executive MBA.
Review of Glamorgan university....

Rouna Ali MSc Career Guidance Studying at Glamorgan helped me to develop both professionally and on a personal level. I became aware of skills I didn’t know I had, and acquired new ones. Three different work placements gave me a lot of the knowledge, skills and experience needed to enter the profession with pride and self-confidence. Over time I grew more confident in my abilities to present to a group of people and was given the opportunity to be a group leader. The lecturers have a lot of experience and were always extremely friendly, helpful and supportive. My fellow classmates contributed to my learning, development and overall experience, too. I was lucky that they were all really interesting and great people, which helped with team tasks and projects. The University is quite large with hundreds of students, but on campus you never feel overwhelmed or that it is too crowded. Another bonus is its proximity to Cardiff, where I was living at the time, so getting to and from lectures was quick and affordable and helped keep my costs down. One of Glamorgan’s strengths is that it constantly strives to improve the employability skills of its students and graduates, and prepares them for entry into the labour market. In my case, as soon as I finished the course, I started work as a Post-16 Community Personal Adviser for the Connexions Service in Uxbridge. I have been in post for almost two years now and I have to say that my training at Glamorgan provided me with the skills and experience needed to do this job well – things like networking with other professionals and agencies, investigative and research skills, organising and planning for formal presentations, organising practical interviewing and group work sessions as a team, and liaising with local schools. Glamorgan proved to be the springboard that launched my career into career guidance. And I can honestly say that it was the most enjoyable experience I’ve had as a student in higher education.
You should have a look at The Times University Guide, have a look at your local library if not or even buy one yourself.
Go and visit both cities and uni campus's and see which one you prefer.
You should know all of this already from your first degree, what was that in and where did you do it? Masters can be difficult to get into, especially if you didn't do your undergrad course at that uni as with the job market as it is there is a fair amount of competition for the places.
Given the choice, personally I would choose the University of Cardiff as it's more prestigious than The University of Glamorgan.
I'm sure you've read this already: business.cf.ac.uk/sit…pdf
funny.onion

Parking is very difficult in the student digs area of Cardiff. CARDIFF … Parking is very difficult in the student digs area of Cardiff. CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY IS RANKED TOP IN THE UK FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SATISFACTION AND TEACHINGLocated in the beautiful city of Cardiff, the 2010 Guardian and Times Good University Guides rank Cardiff Metropolitan University is amongst the top modern universities in the UK. Also, the latest International Student Barometer (ISB) ranks Cardiff Met as the top university in the UK both for overall student satisfaction and the quality of its teaching..The MBA is delivered by Cardiff School of Management, one of Cardiff Met's five academic schools. There are approximately 400 students on the full time programme and many more on the Distance Learning and Top Up options, making it one of the largest group of programmes of its kind in Europe. It is an internationally recognised and respected qualification attracting students from the public and private sectors, from the UK and abroad. The MBA brings to the fore current thinking in management education and will develop critical thinkers with effective problem solving skills at managerial level.The course covers the fundamentals of management education - a refresher for business graduates or an introduction for non-business graduates. Core modules then broaden and critically examine key business and management fundamentals, integrated with linchpin modules in strategic management, equipping you with the ability to think conceptually and holistically. You will also undertake optional modules, from a comprehensive list allowing for focus in a particular field such as finance, HRM or marketing, or a more general management focus.The MBA is offered through a number of innovative routes and specialist pathways including the Full-time MBA, an MBA (Advanced Entry Programme) - On Campus and by Distance Learning and an Executive MBA.



Cardiff Met and Cardiff uni are different. A bit like people who go to Oxford Brookes saying they went to Oxford uni, always makes me laugh.
Yes Cardiff Met is different to Cardiff University. Which one is the one you are looking at AR03?

As for Glamorgan, at the main campus parking can be difficult and if you are not there early expect to trawl the side streets near the uni looking for a space. The train station however is pretty much outside the uni so that is always an option if you live somewhere near to a train station. As for information on the MBA then cant help you with that.

After almost finishing 3 years at Newcastle Uni for my degree, there's no way I'd consider a Masters right now - good luck to you! X)
ZedEx

Yes Cardiff Met is different to Cardiff University. Which one is the one … Yes Cardiff Met is different to Cardiff University. Which one is the one you are looking at AR03? As for Glamorgan, at the main campus parking can be difficult and if you are not there early expect to trawl the side streets near the uni looking for a space. The train station however is pretty much outside the uni so that is always an option if you live somewhere near to a train station. As for information on the MBA then cant help you with that.



I'm looking for Cardiff university.
MBA course is taught in their city centre campus- on park place. I have driven around the areas and parking is hectic and expensive- just like parking in cities. Their web says they have car park but gets full quickly and more spaces and preference is given to staff and disabled students. I just thought if I ask some people who study there, they might know better than what the web says.

Generally I know that cardiff university is better but wanted to know specifically for this course. Somebody once told me that the uni she studied has good reputation but the part time MBA is hopeless.
AR03

I'm looking for Cardiff university. MBA course is taught in their city … I'm looking for Cardiff university. MBA course is taught in their city centre campus- on park place. I have driven around the areas and parking is hectic and expensive- just like parking in cities. Their web says they have car park but gets full quickly and more spaces and preference is given to staff and disabled students. I just thought if I ask some people who study there, they might know better than what the web says.Generally I know that cardiff university is better but wanted to know specifically for this course. Somebody once told me that the uni she studied has good reputation but the part time MBA is hopeless.



Universities around my area (Newcastle and Durham) have parking permits specifically for Postgrads - is anything offered like that at Cardiff?
AR03

I'm looking for Cardiff university. MBA course is taught in their city … I'm looking for Cardiff university. MBA course is taught in their city centre campus- on park place. I have driven around the areas and parking is hectic and expensive- just like parking in cities. Their web says they have car park but gets full quickly and more spaces and preference is given to staff and disabled students. I just thought if I ask some people who study there, they might know better than what the web says.Generally I know that cardiff university is better but wanted to know specifically for this course. Somebody once told me that the uni she studied has good reputation but the part time MBA is hopeless.



I would not advise driving to Park Place in Cardiff, the spaces for the Uni as you have mentioned will all be taken up by staff and disabled students. The other parking in the area will be taken very earlier by commuters who use the area to park for work.

Parking at either Uni will be difficult if you are not in early in the morning i'm afraid.

How difficult is to get the parking spaces?


There is a student car park with plenty of parking at Glam Uni, although it's not free.

How long is the teaching hours in campus?


Ring Admissions, they should be able to help. You should be able to get their phone numbers from their websites.

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