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Hi All, I'm working in a IT giant as SE but need to explore more. I want to go for MBA parallel to my job. I don't have much idea about Online MBA and its worth to my career. Can anybody please assist me on this. Is it a worth to do Online MBA and what benefits I can have out of it? Thanks

Hi All,

I'm working in a IT giant as SE but need to explore more. I want to go for MBA parallel to my job. I don't have much idea about Online MBA and its worth to my career. Can anybody please assist me on this. Is it a worth to do Online MBA and what benefits I can have out of it?


Thanks

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  • http://www.mbarendezvous.com/distancelearning.php. 3d.
  • Hi Tarun, Assuming you have a very clear understandin.... 3h.
parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Hi Tarun,

Assuming you have a very clear understanding of 'why' you would like to pursue a management program, here are some points to consider:

1. A distance or part-time MBA does not (and cannot) offer you the rich experience of an on-campus program. Aspects such as peer-to-peer learning, participating in clubs, and immersing oneself in the experience are virtually impossible with off-campus or part-time programs.

2. If you do not have the time, experience, or resources to invest in a full-time program, this is a good time to start accumulating some. A management degree from a top-tier school cannot be substituted by other programs in terms of both pedigree and prestige.

3. If your objective is to solely learn about management, give MOOCs such as coursera a shot. Successfully completing demanding courses will reflect your perseverance and motivation in very good light.

4. If you do not intend to invest too much time in the program, your efforts will probably be best utilized in working your way up through the ranks and then doing an executive program in management from one of the top institutes.

In a nutshell, very few management programs can offer you a steep jump in your career. And that is because these programs are selective and offer exceptionally good training. Investing yourself in anything else may not yield you the dividends you seek.

Hi puys...I am interested in pursuing Masters in International business. Wish to know good universities in Canada and USA and career prospects for the same.

Hi puys...I am interested in pursuing Masters in International business. Wish to know good universities in Canada and USA and career prospects for the same. 

  • Hello Tanmayee,. 3h.
How much would an international MBA cost??? Please recommend some good B- Schools in US and Germany

How much would an international MBA cost???

Please recommend some good B- Schools in US and Germany

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  • Hi Mrudula, This thread is dedicated to discussion of.... 3h.
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parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Hi Mrudula,

This thread is dedicated to discussion of programs "beyond the MBA". You are likely to receive better answers in an appropriate thread.

Hi there...Nice to find this discussion thread I am aiming for FPM programs or PhD from abroad in 2015 and have been looking for some help regarding preparation and targeting institutes Following is my brief Profile: B.E. (Instrumentation) 2006: 77.1%, MBA (Marketing and Operations) 2009:...


Hi there...Nice to find this discussion thread

I am aiming for FPM programs or PhD from abroad in 2015 and have been looking for some help regarding preparation and targeting institutes

Following is my brief Profile:

B.E. (Instrumentation) 2006: 77.1%, MBA (Marketing and Operations) 2009: CGPA 6.91, 3 years of Work Ex in IT Sales in Redington India and Wipro, UGC-NET-June 2012, MPhil (Management) 2014, Faculty Development Program FDP from IIMI 2014

Currently I am working at IIMA as an Academic Associate in Marketing area. I have started preparing for GMAT and getting scores of around 650 in mock tests. I have also been working on some research papers. I am planning to write GMAT in Oct this year

I have few specific questions:

How do I shortlist Universities abroad? My research interests are CSR and Sustainability. I have recently start looking at the Universities abroad and the information is overwhelming. How should I find out and target the options based on my profile and chances of getting through

I want a decent stipend also and would have to support my spouse too. How much chance do I stand to get this for whole 4-5 years?

I am not sure whether I am ready to for a FPM like rigorous 2 years course work. I have heard that in Europe the coursework duration is less compared to US. So should I focus on colleges in Europe given that I have basic understanding of RM and my doctoral topic.

I think this is enough...the query list is too long and I'll keep searching but thanks in advance to anyone who cares to reply to this longish post..

Cheers...GA

  • Hi Gaurav, I am no expert in the fields of your inter.... 10 Aug.
  • Excellent information Partha....Thanks a ton Will reply .... 11 Aug.
parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Hi Gaurav,

I am no expert in the fields of your interest, so I must request you to consider my suggestions with a pinch of salt :-). In general, I will share what has worked for me so far:

1. About shortlisting schools: I am sure you've looked at the usual suspects (pg, topmba, economist, poetsnquant, FT) to identify some schools of your interest. For a PhD, the dynamics are different from that of an MBA. I think one of the best things you can do now is to set up (skype, hangout) calls with the program representatives and have very specific questions answered. The faculty will not be usually available for calls, but office reps typically are happy to talk about their programs (even PhDs). Having direct conversations tends to render the choice of program much more easier.

2. As I am sure you already know, it is important to let the professors of your interest know about your existence. Easier said than done. But the odds increase drastically if you can get into the good books of their admin assistants. The assistants can, at the very least, make sure that the professor reads your email.

3. It is important to note that nobody can accurately predict whether or not you will get into a top school. The only exceptions are the people who actually make the decisions. Please exercise utmost caution when someone tells you they can play oracle (for a fat fee, of course). Also, bear in mind that schools like to encourage you to apply (this jacks up their selectivity and makes them look good). Call me biased, but I have seen it in even the best of the schools.

4. Regarding FPM: Schools across both US and EU are now more flexible about the duration. MIT Sloan Fellows and Stanford's MSx programs are examples. Make your decision about the program based on what you want to learn and what you want to do after the program, followed by your choice of location. The most important thing, though, is ascertaining the 'fit'. As you probably know, B-School environments are very diverse. Find a school and program where you will be happy. 

gaurav_einstien
Gaurav Awasthi @gaurav_einstien 32

Excellent information Partha....Thanks a ton

Will reply to you in detail later....but this is really helpful...Thanks again!!

would like to do M.Phil in management after MBA.. kindly suggest institutes

would like to do M.Phil in management after MBA.. kindly suggest institutes 

  • Hi Swatee,. 3h.
I just finished my Bachelors in Management studies this year. I am currently interning with a company. I want to do my further studies in the field of management itself. I have narrowed it down to two schools, either ISB's management program or SP Jain Global School of management's Master of Glob...

I just finished my Bachelors in Management studies this year. I am currently interning with a company. I want to do my further studies in the field of management itself. I have narrowed it down to two schools, either ISB's management program or SP Jain Global School of management's Master of Global Business Program. I am really confused at this point. Does anybody have any advice?

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  • Hi, ISB requires work experience. It is fast tracked one .... 09 Aug.
  • Hi Suchitra, Given that you have studied management f.... 3h.
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rakhi76
rakhi mms @rakhi76 1

ISB requires 2 years of work experience. If you don't want to wait for two years why dont you go for SP Jain's MGB program. They both are equally good. 

meghaarora1984
ApplyMBA @meghaarora1984

Hi, ISB requires work experience. It is fast tracked one year MBA- best suited for applicants with some hands on corporate experience. 

parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Hi Suchitra,

Given that you have studied management for your undergards, one is sure that you understand the value of putting what you have learned to practice. Have you considered the approach of working for a few years, crystallizing your interests and motivation, and then pursuing a second degree?

I am graduate as BAMS, as pursue career in abroad. Tell me further

I am graduate as BAMS, as pursue career in abroad.

Tell me further

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parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Hi Varsha,

For someone to be able to tell you further, you need to guide him/her with answers to the following questions:

1. What kind of career are you considering? In which country?

2. What skills do you offer to a prospective employer?

3. What is the nature of preparation you have undertaken so far to pursue a career of your interest?

which is the good specialisation in mba

which is the good specialisation in mba 

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  • Please post your query in the appropriate thread jestin. .... 02 Aug.
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parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Please post your query in the appropriate thread jestin.

http://www.pagalguy.com/lounge/mba-specialization-when-is-it-revealed-and-does-the-choice-o-25100653 could be an option. Also request the respondents to respond to queries after directing them to the appropriate thread.


I am wanting to explore options of pursuing PhD in HRM from a foreign university. Needed help on understanding what options are available. Do I need to write GMAT for this? Which universities ( top 40 across the globe) can be good options? Any help, is highly appreciated... Thanks

I am wanting to explore options of pursuing PhD in HRM from a foreign university. Needed help on understanding what options are available. Do I need to write GMAT for this? Which universities ( top 40 across the globe) can be good options? Any help, is highly appreciated... Thanks

  • Any help, please !. 30 Jul.
  • u cn try in booth chicago,yele,pensilvenia state univ., c.... 30 Jul.
mum14
Chandan Maiti @mum14 4

u cn try in booth chicago,yele,pensilvenia state univ., colrado state univ.,NYU stern, london school of business..

which college in mumbai is best in post graduate in management programme's ? like

which college in mumbai is best in post graduate in management programme's ? like

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anyone knows anything about mba college in mumbai

anyone knows anything about mba college in mumbai


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mib or mba ? (from abroad) which 1 is better?

mib or mba ? (from abroad)

which 1 is better?

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  • Yes, without work experience you should explore MIB optio.... 25 Jul.
  • Hi Aishwarya, Before deciding 'which' program to purs.... 29 Jul.
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ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 842

You are eligible for MIB. It is for those with < 2 years of experience.

liaclark11
Lia Clark @liaclark11

if you are lloking for MBA Abroad You may want to know the reviews about HULT 

frankfurtadm
Frankfurt School @frankfurtadm 240

Yes, without work experience you should explore MIB options, there are various of it available. 

parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Hi Aishwarya,

Before deciding 'which' program to pursue, figure out 'why' you need to pursue a degree in the first place. Think through questions below and do not pursue a program until you have satisfactory answers for yourself:

1. Do I know what exactly I want to do after completing my master degree? Which organizations do I want to work for? In which roles? Have I spoken to people who are currently in those roles? Which programs and schools did they go to?

2. What will a degree teach me right now that a job cannot?

3. Plan for a career, not a job. Picture yourself 5 years from now. Will getting another degree now and then working get you there or vice versa?

4. Most of us do not have a clue about our interests by the time we complete our undergrads. Call me biased, but most people I know developed a better sense of what they want (and the value of education) after spending a few years in the workforce. My guess is working for 3-4 years and building a solid set of skills will make you a more attractive candidate for top programs and schools.

All the very best!



A general note for folks posting here. This thread is for people looking for options "beyond the MBA". PG has many fora to discuss MBA. Please post your questions in the appropriate thread to maximize the chances of quality responses.

A general note for folks posting here. This thread is for people looking for options "beyond the MBA". PG has many fora to discuss MBA. Please post your questions in the appropriate thread to maximize the chances of quality responses.

Hi I am a B. Tech professional and working as a Graphic designer in a e learning company India. I have total 5 years of experience in this field and now I feel like having a change in my “Career”. I want choose a career field as a project manager, or some managing related field. Will MBA ...

Hi I am a B. Tech professional and working as a Graphic designer in a e learning company India.

I have total 5 years of experience in this field and now I feel like having a change in my “Career”.
I want choose a career field as a project manager, or some managing related field.
Will MBA help me to change my career? if so ,Regular or distant?
Plz share your ideas.

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  • Thanks you all for the support. I will start the process .... 17 Jul.
  • Good to see a productive discussion underway. Gokul, you .... 18 Jul.
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reeth28
reeth g @reeth28

You can start your career with analytics.it's just global certification course .

Business Analytics(Big Data) job market is expected to boom in India in the coming years and there is a huge shortage of skilled analyst in the market. This makes it a very attractive career option with good salary and growth.

ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 842

MBA does open up new opportunity, In fact, major reasons for doing an MBA is to facilitate sector change and role elevation. If you are looking at managerial roles, MBA would equip you with the knowledge and skillset necessary to boost your career in any sector where your current skills can be applied. With 5 years of experience, you can look into the likes of IIMs, ISB, etc  in India.Look for more info on the fora related to executive MBA, ISB class of 2016 etc.

gokulnathfx
@gokulnathfx

Thanks you all for the support. I will start the process soon :) 

parthasparsh
Partha Bhattacharjee @parthasparsh 12

Good to see a productive discussion underway. Gokul, you need better clarity into your objectives before you apply to skills. Project management in your sector vs. some other sector vs. starting your own business are very different ball games altogether. Any top B-School ad comm will expect you to have such clarity. Ask yourself these questions repeatedly till you have satisfactory answers for them:

1. Can I describe my post-MBA job in excruciating detail? Like, say, break it down hour-by-hour between 9 to 6.

2. Which are the three top companies I would like to work for that have these roles? Why only these and not the 20 other companies they compete with?

3. Have I spoken to people who are working in roles that I want to get into? Which schools did they go to? What were their recommendations?

I understand this is a lot of work. But I do not know a single candidate who made it to a top school without knowing (or pretending to know) these answers. Schools like to see that you have invested a lot of thought into your career decisions. Without getting into such details, a degree may not me worth much.

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  • as i am a last years student of time... my student portal.... 08 Jul.
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as i am a last years student of time... my student portal has xpired in TIMES website...  :-/ 

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