A top school in Germany vs an average school in the US

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Hi guys, I have been thinking a lot about the MSF program between WHU in Germany vs Suffolk University in the States. I am an international student, no speak much German. I don't know about the placement of international kids at WHU after graduation. Is there a chance of getting a job in Germany or the Europe without sufficient knowledge of German language?
Suffolk in an average school and Boston is very competitive. Living costs in Boston is much more than at WHU. Can anyone give me advice about which school I should choose?

Thanks a lot!

Comments (16)

Jun 17, 2015

depends on what your goal is. I would say for most career goals, WHU would be a better choice. That being sad. Without german, the german market is very tough and the international placement of WHU is I think not great. If those are your only two options, I would go with WHU and really work my ass of to network and find a job.

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Jun 17, 2015

Go with the WHU program. As I worked in the german market for several years, I can tell you that the german language is more than necessary. The WHU helps you with the network you need to build and with the language skills you have to improve. An american degree has not the same value as a german one. Even if your knowledge might be higher, they have no clue about Suffolk University and their courses.

Try the WHU or another target business university business located in Germany.

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Jun 17, 2015

Most important question: What's your Visa status?

Jun 17, 2015

a student Visa

Jun 17, 2015

But you don't have a work permit or sth for either the US or EU?

Jun 17, 2015

yes, I currently live outside the US and EU. I will apply for a work permit when I graduate. Job placement is my huge concern. I graduated from a college in the States.

Jun 18, 2015

I wanna hear more opinions, please let me know what you guys think! Thanks a lot!

Jun 19, 2015

How good are you with languages? Or rather would you put in the extra work to become fluent in German/ get a C1 certificate?

If the answer is yes I think that going to germany would likely be a better move.

Jun 20, 2015

I took only 1 course before. My German language is only at A1.

Jun 20, 2015

learning german is like learning chinese... you are not going to simply pick it up as you go. Also german companies tend to still discriminate against people who are not perfect in german, so I would really entertain the idea of having to recruit for something out of germany. (obviously the top consulting shops and banks do not care about german skills as much).

Jun 21, 2015

if your MSF choice is between Suffolk and this German University WHU,

what do you want for the MSF?

Jun 25, 2015

I want to have a job in either the USA or Germany.

Jun 25, 2015

I mean unless you speak absolutely fluent German (and by that I mean like a native - with an accent maybe) your chance of landing a job in Germany will be equal to none. I have no clue about the Visa situation but presumably thats easier in Germany than the US. Germany is picking up more and more from an international point of view but I dont see people who dont absolutely command the language being hired out of Uni. You may be transferred later from an English speaking domain to spend some time e.g. in Frankfurt but otherwise it will be very tough.

Generally WHU should be seen as an absolute top degree in Germany and in Europe (for Finance).

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Jun 28, 2015

Do you know anything about international placement of Suffolk? We talked a lot about WHU and Germany.

Jun 29, 2015