UK degree acceptance in United States

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  1. DonJuan

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    How is UK degree received in America by employers ?
     
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    Such a general question gets a general answer. They're just fine.
     
  3. DonJuan

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    If you know something please elaborate...
     
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    What he's suggesting is that your question is too broad. Which British degrees? Oxbridge degrees? Very well accepted. LSE, LBS, absolutely. The mill named "University of Newcastle"? Not accepted at all, provided the human resources department is paying attention. But generally, British degrees are well accepted and considered the equivalents of their U.S. counterparts. One of my former colleagues, a director of a center (who has since moved on to another university), has a PhD from a well-known AACSB British business school, and I never heard anyone here who considered him cut from inferior cloth. I've suggested to my adult daughter, who recently had her first child and wants to go online for her masters, that she pursue a degree through the UoL due to cost effectiveness and general reputation, so am putting money where the mouth is. But again, it's all about which university, which program. Please elaborate and we can answer with greater specificity.
     
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    An average university such as Robert Gordon or Middlesex. Oxford and Cambridge is like Harvard and University everyone knows them but unknown University. B universities may have good reputation in the UK and only professional body qualifications
     
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    An average university such as Robert Gordon or Middlesex. Oxford and Cambridge is like Harvard and University everyone knows them but unknown University. B universities may have good reputation in the UK and only professional body qualifications.

    Im considering UK for same reasons and a friend who works at Oxford suggested that I go for master because I have 20 years in industry 15 as business owner . Opinions ?
     
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    An average university such as Robert Gordon or Middlesex. Oxford and Cambridge is like Harvard and University everyone knows them but unknown University. B universities may have good reputation in the UK and only professional body qualifications.

    Im considering UK for same reasons and a friend who works at Oxford suggested that I go for master because I have 20 years in industry 15 as business owner . Opinions ?
     
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    Which industry and locale?

    Ample cross-flagging in the New York-London financial industry, I think. Others industries in other places, perhaps not.
     
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    An average university such as Robert Gordon or Middlesex. Oxford and Cambridge is like Harvard and University everyone knows them but unknown University. B universities may have good reputation in the UK and only professional body qualifications.

    Im considering UK for same reasons and a friend who works at Oxford suggested that I go for master because I have 20 years in industry 15 as business owner . Opinions ?
     
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    Average university such Robert Gordon or Middlesex .Oxford and Cambridge is like Harvard and Yale , well known worldwide. Average university may have good reputation in UK and only have professional body accreditations.

    I'm considering UK for same reasons "price". A friend who works at Oxford told me I should aim for master degree since I have 20 years in logistics 15 as business owner. Opinions?
     
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    An average university such as Robert Gordon or Middlesex. Oxford and Cambridge is like Harvard and University everyone knows them but unknown University. B universities may have good reputation in the UK and only professional body qualifications.

    Im considering UK for same reasons and a friend who works at Oxford suggested that I go for master because I have 20 years in industry 15 as business owner . Opinions ?
     
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    Sorry I'm new and did it from my mobile and did not see I had to wait for moderator
     
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    Sorry I didn't see new user message



    how do you check reputation of school ?
     
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    I'm familiar these site but what exactly does it mean. Newcastle is ranked 23 but I saw someone say it was diploma mill.

    I'm interested in Robert Gordon and Middlesex for logistics. I'm only concerned with quality education. And that my degree isn't questioned in US
     
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    During the 9 or 10 years I was doing marketing for the Edinburgh Business School MBA in the US, we surveyed 50 major US universities to see if they would accept the MBA for various purposes. All said yes for most purposes (U of Chicago: "If it's good enough for Queen Elizabeth, it's good enough for us..."). What surprised me was the small subset who said they didn't accept any MBA -- Harvard, Oxford, or Edinburgh -- as meeting the Master's requirement for entry into a doctoral program, because they consider it a professional degree, not an academic one.
     
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    I have a JD and MBA and comparing either to my wife's masters and doctoral studies in math, they just don't match up in terms of academic degrees. Just one man's opinion. You have a lot more experience than me with education and validity of degrees, though.
     
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    In my opinion in US degrees from English speaking countries may have some advantage even if the school name is not known.
    In some cases graduates are not required to take TOEFL in order to practice profession or be eligible to take licensing exams.
    Another important point is that just like in USA in UK there is also such a ting as professional / specialty accreditation.
    If you want to practice Engineering in USA and take PE exam you may want to earn degree in UK that is Washington Accord recognized, possibly IET accredited or other licensed by Engineering Council UK Professional Institution.

    I have a friend who wanted to get a job as Environmental Inspector, his degree was from UK. Required evaluation of class by class report.
    The government agency found the degree not exactly comparable, he ended up taking additional classes in USA in order to qualify as a candidate for the job.

    There are other factors as well.
     
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    I think that generally speaking, for bachelors degrees and masters degrees, most American employers think of British universities as more or less the equals of American universities. A lesser known British university, one of the former polytechnics perhaps, would probably be thought of in the same way as one of the more obscure American universities. For Ph.D.s, I think that employers are apt to pay attention to the research reputation of the department that awarded the degree in the specialty that's being sought.

    Lerner's point about professional degrees is important. If you want to use a foreign degree to practice a licensed profession here in the United States, you should consult with your state licensing board for your anticipated profession before enrolling over there, to make sure that the degree program is license qualifying over here.
     

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