I would recommend that you specialize in finance and marketing. If you are looking to go back to IT, there is no single specialization that caters to it although there are a few subjects offered under IT and operations....and the IT recruiters do not look for any specific area while recruiting....they give importance to your work ex, your domain and knowledge of IT business...
Marketing is a good option to have to hedge your risks if things dont go according to plan.....in these turbulent times, a dual specialization helps you to become eligible to a broader range of jobs....
I am planning to attend CAT for the 1st time in NOV 09. Now I am a Software engineer with work experience of 36 months. My current pay is around 7.5 lakhs per annum.
I am working with a very prestigious european investment bank for last 7 months (amongst top 3 in europe). I am completely bored with IT job.So now seriously want to change my job profile and want to do MBA by this year itself. I am looking for a more functional role (BA/Senior BA), am really pissed with ma present role.
Following is my profile.
10th - 70%
12th - 58%
B.E(IT) - 65% (from non IIT / NIT , but amongst top 5 colleges in state)
Got many prizes in my previous job. Certificates in technical competencies (oracle,microsoft).
1st company - 12 months (start up company)
2nd company - 17 months (Cambridge Solutions)
3rd company - 7 months (amongst top 3 investment banks in europe , overall 15 globally)
Started my Cat prep by April. I am strong in VA. So working hard in Quants and DI , hope to be be commando mode come this November.
But since I can attempt only this year due to personal reasons plz let me know if Great Lakes would be suitable and what is the placement scope at Great Lakes , a decent package (around 15 lakhs pa + bonus / variable, I guess if I continue with my job I would be earning around 10 lakhs pa. in the 1 years).
What is the GMAT score / CAT percentile required to get a call from Great Lakes. Would my profile be suitable? I would be applying for Great Lakes , so when do we get forms ?
Please put urself in my shoes and help me in applying for all the apt institutes so that I wont regret my decision after one years.
Thanks in advance!
This is one of the things (wrt sabbaticals) that is bound to happen when things are bad...(I have been contemplating about it.....Kautilya did better).Others being you can no longer participate in the campus placements the moment you have an offer a ppo or otherwise....(I am not sure what policy GLIM was or is following)...All these policies depend on the market conditions and are not permanent......
Kautilya1003 dude wonderful info......if you could share some more ....plz.
Thanks and Regards
Thanks for the detailed info. By NRI i surely didnt mean world class.
I am among the those who is more interested in learning about the Business model of Bharti Telecom, Tata, Birlas then say Walmart :-P.
I just put in here info that i got from interactions with students from the Champions batch when i went campus visiting last week, so that people like you can clarify or substantiate that, so that all of us here can make some informed decision.
Please note i am in no way demeaning Great Lakes or its faculty.
Most of the colleges have an policy of declaring the placement report only after the entire batch is placed or end of term, whichever is earlier. Same may be the case for GL.
Seniors, please correct me.
PS: I dont think this thread is moderated any more. Better ask queries in the admissions Thread.