University vs Business School

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Hi,

Is there a big difference placement/prestige wise between universities and their business schools?
For Example Bocconi and SDA Bocconi or Oxford and Oxford Said

Thanks.

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Comments (13)

Jan 30, 2019

Bocconi no, Oxford yes - Said is well known but not as great as the Oxford name is for UG courses. But sometimes B-schools don't have to exist for a name to be solid; LSE doesn't have one and is a UK target for IB and MC (depending on what course you take). Or at times the reverse is true; WBS is a better name than Warwick uni alone. What I mean by this is that if you wanted to take any non-business courses there are better options that Warwick uni but for business-related courses, WBS is in the top 7 in the UK.

E.g. [also, take rankings with a pinch of salt but these illustrate my point]. Take WBS' MFin and MiM. They are 6th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) and 4th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) respectively in the UK (filtering by UK).

But if you take other subjects such as History, CS or Medicine Warwick Uni ranks 9th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...), 12th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) and 25th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) respectively in the UK

TLDR; yes, so check the reputation of the B-school as well as the overall uni.

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Jan 31, 2019
The Pharma Guy:

Bocconi no, Oxford yes - Said is well known but not as great as the Oxford name is for UG courses. But sometimes B-schools don't have to exist for a name to be solid; LSE doesn't have one and is a UK target for IB and MC (depending on what course you take). Or at times the reverse is true; WBS is a better name than Warwick uni alone. What I mean by this is that if you wanted to take any non-business courses there are better options that Warwick uni but for business-related courses, WBS is in the top 7 in the UK.

E.g. [also, take rankings with a pinch of salt but these illustrate my point]. Take WBS' MFin and MiM. They are 6th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) and 4th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) respectively in the UK (filtering by UK).

But if you take other subjects such as History, CS or Medicine Warwick Uni ranks 9th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...), 12th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) and 25th (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-ranking...) respectively in the UK

TLDR; yes, so check the reputation of the B-school as well as the overall uni.

I do not agree on the warwick point... Honestly Warwick uni is more renowned than its business school, which is quite weak (Warwick has a leading economics/maths/stats department, but its business school has poor placement)

And Bocconi Uni >>>> SDA Bocconi.

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Jan 31, 2019

Agreed.

WMI/Warwick Econ/Warwick Physics/Warwick Stats are much more impressive than WBS. That said, all of Warwick gets access to recruiting so it's not like those departments have a monopoly or anything.

Bocconi Uni Masters/UG is way better than their MBA and other programs in SDA.

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Jan 31, 2019
princepieman:

Agreed.

WMI/Warwick Econ/Warwick Physics/Warwick Stats are much more impressive than WBS. That said, all of Warwick gets access to recruiting so it's not like those departments have a monopoly or anything.

Bocconi Uni Masters/UG is way better than their MBA and other programs in SDA.

Exactly.

Jan 30, 2019

Thanks for your input. The thing is I am planning to study finance at SDA Bocconi but in every ranking only Bocconi appears. So I am confused if they just merge SDA and Universita as "Bocconi" or if SDA Bocconi is just bad and that is the reason why it doesn't appear.

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Jan 30, 2019

Yes, I think for those rankings they include it in Bocconi.

Jan 31, 2019
qetuo:

Thanks for your input. The thing is I am planning to study finance at SDA Bocconi but in every ranking only Bocconi appears. So I am confused if they just merge SDA and Universita as "Bocconi" or if SDA Bocconi is just bad and that is the reason why it doesn't appear.

Bocconi Msc Finance (graduate school) >>>>> every other programme at Bocconi

Jan 31, 2019
qetuo:

Hi,

Is there a big difference placement/prestige wise between universities and their business schools?
For Example Bocconi and SDA Bocconi or Oxford and Oxford Said

Thanks.

btw the guy who threw shit on my reply probably studied/is currently enrolled at WBS lol. Don't be mad mate, chill out, the unemployment is coming

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Jan 31, 2019

What are you on about? WBS is a top brand in the UK...

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Jan 31, 2019
Ben Rickert:

What are you on about? WBS is a top brand in the UK...

Yep , after all the courses at LSE/LBS/Oxbridge/Imperial and maybe some courses at UCL. Maybe even Economic history from LSE has a better placement.

Jan 31, 2019
Ben Rickert:

What are you on about? WBS is a top brand in the UK...

Sorry if I sound a bit too forward, but why are you applying to LSE/LBS if you think that WBS is a "top" brand? It might be a top brand for undergrad, not for graduate programmes tho.

Jan 31, 2019

Apologies, I meant for undergrad

Jan 31, 2019