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Hi all,
I got an admit from Boston Univ with around 70% fee waiver and an admit from Tepper with 4k scholarship.
Boston Univ's fee waiver is amazing but Tepper has the CMU brand significance.
Can you please help me choose wisely
thanks :)
deepti.s

Can some 1 please guide me about MBA in Abroad + Which Country is good for Working and what are requirements i needed for that ( GMAT , Tofell etc )


Prasanna,

For a person new to the MBA applications process, the information overflow on the internet can be quite overwhelming. Will try to help you out with the basics:

Its a logical career progression for you to want to get into general management after spending some years in IT software. For instance you could try your hand out at IT consulting or move into a functional roles like sales or marketing in an IT firm. The skills and knowledge that you gain through an MBA will take you a long way in making thsi career change.

Like any colleges in India, the returns would definately be higher if you join a better b-school. With regards to where you want to do the MBA, the search should be more focussed on what you want from your education (your friends' opinion is a good starting point, but it has to dig deeper into why MBA from abroad). if international exposure really matters to you, then its worth considering the MBA from abroad. If you are certain that you never want to travel abroad, then India has plenty of great MBA programs run by IIMs, ISB, SP Jain and others.

If you decide on a foreign b-school, there are again tons of options: Singapore, Canada, UK, US, Europe or Australia. While a b-school will provide you means to get a job, the responsibility of landing one is ultimately yours. So there is really no set answer on which country is good for working - it depends on the job that you get after MBA.

All the good b-schools will require you to submit the GMAT, (mostly ) TOEFL/ IELTS, a set of well written essays and recommendations from supervisors, a resume and your educational transcripts.

while the internet search can get confusing, if you spend some time over it, I am sure you will learn a lot. PG is a great resource for you to learn more.

Hope that helps.

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Hi guys,

Does anyone know if you can change B schools after the first year in the US?
One of my friends (not on pg) is checking on if its an option when he is applying.

Most b-schools do not transfer credits - so I guess its not an option. Your friend could still check the faq section of the particular b-schools that he is keen to change from/to.

Hi guys,

Does anyone know if you can change B schools after the first year in the US?
One of my friends (not on pg) is checking on if its an option when he is applying.

Hi ,
My Name is Prasanna GS ,Software Engineer @ Tesco a Retail Domain .
I m planning to change my field to Management oriented . So i need a good MBA @ Good University . Since i am new to this area , i dont have much idea about it . My Frnds said doing a MBA in Abroad is valuable , provided @ Good Bschools .

I targeted Singapore and Australia University ( University of Melbourne , blah blah etc ) But i am afraid , getting a Placement work in Australia is not so simple.Thats the way i came to by google . So i have turned to Singapore:biggrin:.

still i dont have good picture about this ..

Can some 1 please guide me about MBA in Abroad + Which Country is good for Working and what are requirements i needed for that ( GMAT , Tofell etc )

Please help me guys ...

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Hi Puys.

I am a B. Com and a Law raduate from Mumbai with avg scores. My Gmat score is pretty low, 560(V23, Q44). i have abouy a year's part time work exp and 2 and a half years full time work exp in a shipping Co.(Marine insurance). I am interested in doing a MBA in MIS in the USA, but I do not have any degree in IT nor any training in any programming. So do I need to have any prior degree r knowledge to be considered for application. I am thinking of applying in Rochester Institute of Technology(SAunders School of Business) and Eller College of Business(University of Arizona), Any feedback on these 2 colleges? How are the job prospects for an international MBA in MIS with a non IT background. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

Sudarshan

I am Abhinav and i am doing my mba from MDI,Gurgaon,India,,,,I am goin to apply for exchange prog of
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Abhinav,

Exchange programs work quite differently compared to regular full-time programs. The costs for a 4-month program will vary considerably based on the geography (and your list has diverse options).

Folks on this thread will not be aware of those details unless they've actually gone through that experience.

So your best source of information for these queries would be the MDI admin team that'll help you with the process. They have probably negotiated favourable terms with the partnering institutions.

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Hello

I am Abhinav and i am doing my mba from MDI,Gurgaon,India,,,,I am goin to apply for exchange prog of HKUST,sd bocconi,rotterdam,robert smith b school,,,,,I want to know some things

1.I want to know how much much expenses should i expect for my 4 month stay over there ?

2.I want to do specialize in finance and how good they are in finance ?

3.Is there any provision of dual degree for exchange students?



any other details will be welcome

Thank you

Hi,

I need help in understanding my chances at US B-Schools. Below are details of my profile:

GMAT: 710 (Q50, V34) AWA-6.0
Acads: Decent (First class in BE Electronics from Pune Univ)
Extra Curriculars: Excellent in college and afterwards (except last 1.5 yrs)
Work Experience: 9 yrs 6 months (10 yrs by matriculation in 2012) in Aerospace embedded software industry. Worked in US for one year. Since last one year or so, trying to set up a global practice in a large MNC, building strategy, presales and supporting business development.
Post MBA goal: Consulting (Strategy focus, across industries)

What can be my stretched, in-reach, and safety schools?
Am I too experienced? Am I too late in applying this year? Should I wait and apply next year or would I be reducing my chances in doing so as my experience would be even more by then?

Looking forward to help from the pros on this forum....
Thanks in advance for the help!
Student4Life

Hi,

has anyone had an experience with a service like this? how helpful is it. i was looking for some feedback before i spent time on these websites.

Thanks,
Bharath


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Thanks for your detailed response.
I had opted for marketing in the company i am currently working with after the initial induction period.I am holding a managerial position in heavy commercial segment and looking after channel sales.The complexity of the product requires a blend of general management and technical knowledge and that is where i fit in.In fact, it is this opportunity that generated my interest in marketing and want to explore it more.Apart from the reasons mentioned earlier for waiting another year,there is one more;i am due for a promotion in july next year.I feel it will add weightage to my app. and post MBA plans.But as you suggested,i will be applying to NUS(R1 deadline 31st jan) to feel the heat of apping.
It is the elixir of movement that drives me;i just do not know how to be still!!!

Hi,

I came across a few websites that offer free MBA consultation. They require candidates to enter a fairly detailed questionnaire of their intent of doing an MBA and also upload a resume.

My expectation from them would be to guide me, at the least, on colleges i could possibly look at, and also to suggest me ways to improve my odds at the schools i have already decided to apply.

has anyone had an experience with a service like this? how helpful is it. i was looking for some feedback before i spent time on these websites.

i understand that rating websites is not something PG prefers, and i am not expecting the websites to be rated.

Thanks,
Bharath

I seek admit in B-schools that are known for marketing specialisation.I had Asian B-Schools(NUS, NBS) in mind but it seems they are known more for their finance spec.Please advice.
Also, i have just started my research on B-Schools and the approaching R1 deadlines of B-schools is freaking me out.I do not want to select my target pool and apply in haste.I would rather wait for another year and apply as a fresh applicant but then my GMAT score would be more than a year old.Will it make a difference?


del@pg, congratulations on your good GMAT score. GMAT scores are valid for 5 years so whether you apply this year or next will not make a difference at all from this perspective.

What you may want to consider however, is that whether you want to get back to school as early as next year- that there is nothing new that you will do at work in the following year, or, do you want to wait, build up on your work experience, pile up some achievements and then apply.

Agreed, one month is less time to apply, especially as most applicants target 5-6 b-schools in one application cycle. However, if you start now and put in some real time you could still apply to 1-2 b-schools. Second round (not R1) application deadlines for US b-schools (if you are open to them) are spread across January and spill over to Feb (NUS R1 spreads to Jan 2012), so with a systematic approach, you should be good. NUS has a marketing specialization - you should find out about the marketing companies that recruit there and if you are targeting any of those, then it would definately be worthwhile for you to apply there.

One though that comes to my mind is that you are a mechanical engg. and have worked in the automobile industry - was it in marketing function? If not, you should have a credible/logical story that explains why you want to move to marketing - any influencing factors, cross functional experience that got you interested?

MBA Decoder

one year would make no difference dear,,,but stiil u can apply in couple of colleges this year , i would say..

Profile Glimpse :

GMAT Score : 730 (taken recently)
Qualification : Mechanical Engineer
Work Ex : 3+ years in Automobile industry

I seek admit in B-schools that are known for marketing specialisation.I had Asian B-Schools(NUS, NBS) in mind but it seems they are known more for their finance spec.Please advice.
Also, i have just started my research on B-Schools and the approaching R1 deadlines of B-schools is freaking me out.I do not want to select my target pool and apply in haste.I would rather wait for another year and apply as a fresh applicant but then my GMAT score would be more than a year old.Will it make a difference?

Expert advice would be highly appreciated.
Profile Glimpse :

GMAT Score : 730 (taken recently)
Qualification : Mechanical Engineer
Work Ex : 3+ years in Automobile industry

I seek admit in B-schools that are known for marketing specialisation.I had Asian B-Schools(NUS, NBS) in mind but it seems they are known more for their finance spec.Please advice.
Also, i have just started my research on B-Schools and the approaching R1 deadlines of B-schools is freaking me out.I do not want to select my target pool and apply in haste.I would rather wait for another year and apply as a fresh applicant but then my GMAT score would be more than a year old.Will it make a difference?

Expert advice would be highly appreciated.
It is the elixir of movement that drives me;i just do not know how to be still!!!

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