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divya210191
CATAMANIAC MANIA @divya210191 74
Posted 21 Jun
i have two offers in hand .. one is executive operations n research and the other as business development manager.. i am really confused as to which obe shd i choose as ui have further plans of ba.. guys plz help p.s. both are related to finance ..plz reply asap

i have two offers in hand .. one is executive operations n research and the other as business development manager.. i am really confused as to which obe shd i choose as ui have further plans of ba.. guys plz help

p.s. both are related to finance ..plz reply asap

Vision_Lifestyl
Muzamil Hussain @Vision_Lifestyl 52
Posted 08 Jun
Hey Puys I am an electrical engineer working in a steel plant for the past 1 year in maintenance department and have now got admission in TAPMI. I am interested in finance and want to take it up as my specialization in MBA. Please help me clear some of my doubts 1\. I want an honest opi...

Hey Puys I am an electrical engineer working in a steel plant for the past 1 year in maintenance department and have now got admission in TAPMI. I am interested in finance and want to take it up as my specialization in MBA. Please help me clear some of my doubts


1. I want an honest opinion on how is TAPMI for Finance and what are the roles offered in tier 2 B schools like TAPMI for finance Students.


2. Will doing CFA certification help during final placements ?? and is it possible to do CFA certification while doing MBA . I have heard the MBA rigor is too much so want a heads up on weather it is possible to do CFA while pursuing MBA


3. what are the other certifications which I can do to build my profile as I am from engineering Background


4. How difficult it is for Engineers to cope up with finance ??


5. During summer internship what are the roles offered ?? and is it possible for an engineer to do internship in a financial firm with just basic knowledge of finance gained during the first year of MBA


Puys please help me with this doubts and give me some advise about how to go about building my profile and successfully doing my MBA in finance.

  • 1\. Mainly sales. But if you are lucky, you may get some .... 09 Jun.
sb29
Shankha Basu @sb29 3.6 k
1. Mainly sales. But if you are lucky, you may get some finance profile
2. Yes. Possible. Have to work really hard.
3. Many finance certifications exist. Depends on your area of interest.
4. I would guess more than 50% finance MBAs are engineers.
5. Ask on TAPMI thread. Yes.
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Blacker
IIM dreamer @Blacker 13
Posted 06 Jun
I have 39 months of wrk ex in a Tier-1 IT company...i will b doing my MBA in one of the top 10 bschools..other than front end finance and marketing, will I be considered for other roles from firms like Deloiite,( for Consulting), Amazon (for Operations), Accenture and Cognizant (IT Consulting) et...
I have 39 months of wrk ex in a Tier-1 IT company...i will b doing my MBA in one of the top 10 bschools..other than front end finance and marketing, will I be considered for other roles from firms like Deloiite,( for Consulting), Amazon (for Operations), Accenture and Cognizant (IT Consulting) etc ? Will such huge experience close the doors for me to get into a different profile ?
Please provide your valuable inputs ....thanks :)

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  • IIM K. 06 Jun.
  • Shouldn't be an issue. You will get more info in a months.... 06 Jun.
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Blacker
IIM dreamer @Blacker 13
yeah...:( is that going to be a problem during the summers and finals ??
Blacker
IIM dreamer @Blacker 13
But I had quit my job last May...i am more worried abt that
sb29
Shankha Basu @sb29 3.6 k
Shouldn't be an issue. You will get more info in a months time. Have patience and all the best! Which school are you joining?
cat20141234
divyasha @cat20141234 3
Posted 23 May
i need help .. i have done m .com from d.u. and i have been placed for some small firm which has offered me marketing and sales job ..i am really confused weather i shoold join or not .. cos in long term i dnt want to make my career in this.. n also i want do mba :neutral_face: plz help
i need help .. i have done m .com from d.u. and i have been placed for some small firm which has offered me marketing and sales job ..i am really confused weather i shoold join or not .. cos in long term i dnt want to make my career in this.. n also i want do mba plz help
Thomas2154
Thomas Smith @Thomas2154 9
Posted 19 May
I have given C.A.T test this year and i am waiting for the result now.I hope that my result will be good
I have given C.A.T test this year and i am waiting for the result now.I hope that my result will be good
  • wat ... hawwwwww result check nhi kia kya. 23 May.
  • @Thomas2154 bro, are U joking?? CAT results and almost .... 19 May.
PsychicDevil
Joy @PsychicDevil 163
@Thomas2154 bro, are U joking??
CAT results and almost all college results are out..still you are waiting for your results ??
ha ha ha

Huey
Huey_00 @Huey 271
Posted 19 May
Would joining share market to get job experience give an edge over others, if I manage to secure a good percentile ? Will it be helpful for me as I am planning to do MBA in Finance. If yes, then what kind of a job can I look for in share market.

Would joining share market to get job experience give an edge over others, if I manage to secure a good percentile ? Will it be helpful for me as I am planning to do MBA in Finance.

If yes, then what kind of a job can I look for in share market.

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  • If you plan to go for MBA in Finance then surely Exp in f.... 19 May.
  • What do you mean by joining share market?. 19 May.
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PhoenixScribe
phoenix @PhoenixScribe 5.8 k
You may do CFA and invest small amounts of money to get a hang of it
PhoenixScribe
phoenix @PhoenixScribe 5.8 k
@Huey Make use of the degree you have. Work in that domain. Don't waste your time and effort on low-paying jobs.
Huey
Huey_00 @Huey 271
@sb29 Actually I have talked to some firm that deals with shares, but I havent really talked about what kind of jobs are there. If you have some knowledge about it please share.

However I was thinking I could work with some financial adviser that way I would have knowledge of companies and shares. I was also looking forward to work as a broker, study about balance sheets and all the others things that are involved in the same.
I have done integrated BS-MS program from IISER, so I don't have too much knowledge about all this. But I have interest in Finance sector. That's why I am planning to join a job in share market. Is it wise ? (+ Since I dont have any job experience so far, I was thinking it would serve both my purposes).

@sanchitconfused Which job in share market should I prefer then ?
sanchitconfused
sanchit srivastava @sanchitconfused 5.4 k
If you plan to go for MBA in Finance then surely Exp in finance sector would give you an edge over others .
sai.santosh
Santosh Akella @sai.santosh 143
Posted 30 Apr
pls ans my query ? i have tcs offer in hand. but i am thinking of some better job which gives me opportunities to get challenges and learn (like IT Manufacturing and innovative companies). I AM planning to give ELITMUS exam for that purpose .... tcs may call me by the end of july. now my problem ...

pls ans my query ? i have tcs offer in hand. but i am thinking of some better job which gives me opportunities to get challenges and learn (like IT Manufacturing and innovative companies). I AM planning to give ELITMUS exam for that purpose .... tcs may call me by the end of july. now my problem is, if i give elitmus on may 25th. and get good result by june ist week. is it possible to get placed before tcs calls. becos if i dont get better one before tcs i cant risk (my acads also good - 90,93,81) - 2014 passed out ... here i have another issue -- i have an NGO society which i am running form one and half month (ofcourse this is started with long term vision) ... now if i cant get job before tcs calls me ... can i leave tcs and say in furthur interviews ( iam sure i can get job before september or october if not july only) that i have wrked in establishing my ngo all these months waiting fr a challenging job ???? do they think i have just strted ngo to cover my gap ?? pls ans .. tnx in adv ..

ashwinsgm
ashwin sathya @ashwinsgm 2
Posted 23 Feb
Hi, My Profile X-68%(CBSE),XII-84%(TNSB) B.E(ECE) - 68% 3.2 Years of work experience in Cognizant as a software tester.... I am not interested in software industry.... I have some questions & Dilemma going through my mind...I request experts to advise me on this... 1\. I am feeling depressed aft...
Hi, My Profile X-68%(CBSE),XII-84%(TNSB) B.E(ECE) - 68% 3.2 Years of work experience in Cognizant as a software tester.... I am not interested in software industry.... I have some questions & Dilemma going through my mind...I request experts to advise me on this...
1. I am feeling depressed after scoring a poor percentile of 10 in CAT13, and could not concentrate on my work as well..I am in a dilemma whether I should continue preparing for MBA or shall I leave the option of MBA and concentrate fully on work.
2. I am pretty much confused which career suits me the best...Is it MBA or any other? How can I know what I am best at?
3. I am always very depressed at work after my disasturous performance in CAT. I have lost all my self confidence....How to regain my confidence and concentrate on work as well.
4. I am pretty decent at qunatitative ability...Is there a good career path for the person with qunatitative ability
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crazyguy07
crazy guy @crazyguy07 1
Posted 23 Feb
hi, X-83 , XII -93, b.tech-73,work ex -3 yrs at a KPO ( 1.5 yrs-ops + 1.5 yrs- BD sort of role).CAT didn't crossed 93%ile even in 4 attempts. I'm liking the BD role ..reporting to the person 5-6 positions senior to me ...i have to search for articles related to areas v r pitching in ...assist in...
hi, X-83 , XII -93, b.tech-73,work ex -3 yrs at a KPO ( 1.5 yrs-ops + 1.5 yrs- BD sort of role).CAT didn't crossed 93%ile even in 4 attempts.
I'm liking the BD role ..reporting to the person 5-6 positions senior to me ...i have to search for articles related to areas v r pitching in ...assist in b-plans , a hell lot of reading on the subject area v r pitching into ...but...pay is less + no bonus on a possible project conversion plus.... intervurs (job/b-school)

feel that there's no value add in my exp ...nybody can read stuff & pop it out. Shd i switch back to ops role...but personally i feel that ops is sth anybody can be trained into & the obvious work at KPO's is copy n paste...whereas BD kinda role can bring uniqueness to my profile. I want to get into top 3-4 consulting firm...which looks feasible post MBA from a tier 1 college.M i overestimating the BD profile or is it really worth it in long run..fellas pls help me.


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  • true....but even the low prob can become realty only thru.... 23 Feb.
  • The probability of getting into a top 3-4 consulting firm.... 23 Feb.
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sb29
Shankha Basu @sb29 3.6 k
The acceptance rate (and therefore probability) of getting into a tier 1 school is <1%. Top 4 consulting companies prefer IIT+IIM profile. The top tier school that you will get into will have people with such profiles. So, multiply the chances that you think that they will select you with 0.01 and that should be the probability of the event that you will get into a top 4 consulting company. But yes, p should be greater than 0.
crazyguy07
crazy guy @crazyguy07 1
true....but even the low prob can become realty only thru getting in tier1 college..m i correct?
sb29
Shankha Basu @sb29 3.6 k
The probability of getting into a top 3-4 consulting firm even if you manage to get into a top tier business school is very low.
pakshaal
pakshaal shah @pakshaal 44
Posted 23 Dec '13
why does it take C.A.T results so much time to be declared? Other exam results are declared in a shorter span, even though they are paper based
why does it take C.A.T results so much time to be declared? Other exam results are declared in a shorter span, even though they are paper based

  • Reply please !!. 23 Dec '13.
pakshaal
pakshaal shah @pakshaal 44
Posted 23 Dec '13
why does it take C.A.T results so much time to be declared? Other exam results are declared in a shorter span, even though they are paper based
why does it take C.A.T results so much time to be declared? Other exam results are declared in a shorter span, even though they are paper based

pakshaal
pakshaal shah @pakshaal 44
Posted 23 Dec '13
why does it take C.A.T results so much time to be declared? Other exam results are declared in a shorter span, even though they are paper based
why does it take C.A.T results so much time to be declared? Other exam results are declared in a shorter span, even though they are paper based

parasdutta12
Paras Dutta @parasdutta12 538
Posted 12 Dec '13
Hi, I have 10th- 80 12th- 70 Grad- 63(Mech Engineering) CMAT Rank(Sept)- 95,0 Score:243 Work Ex- will complete 24 months in Jan 2014.... (IT in a US based company, in a very hot skill and they may send me Onsite in 2014end or 2015start)(I dont hate IT) Cant say anything about CAT yet,...
Hi,
I have
10th- 80
12th- 70
Grad- 63(Mech Engineering)
CMAT Rank(Sept)- 95,0 Score:243
Work Ex- will complete 24 months in Jan 2014.... (IT in a US based company, in a very hot skill and they may send me Onsite in 2014end or 2015start)(I dont hate IT)

Cant say anything about CAT yet, but still expecting 90-95 %ile
I have filled IMT-G/IMI-D/MDI/

I am thinking of filling Great Lakes(channai and gurgaon) / BIM-T / TAPMI / KJ Somaiya / GIM-GOA
which of these should i fill.
kuruvamahesh
kuruva mahesh @kuruvamahesh
Posted 12 Dec '13
my profile 10---84.33 +2 --- 8.78/10 ug --- 8.01/10 NC -OBC no work ex decent extracurricular activities...... what is CAT-2014 score should I get to get into ABC ? PLEASE HELP me..........
my profile
10---84.33
+2 --- 8.78/10
ug --- 8.01/10
NC -OBC
no work ex
decent extracurricular activities......
what is CAT-2014 score should I get to get into ABC ?

PLEASE HELP me..........

  • dont know abt OBC cuttoff, but i assume, 95+ should do. 12 Dec '13.
IIM.blacki89
IIM BLACKI @IIM.blacki89 1
Posted 09 Dec '13
*IIM PGP Application - Work Experience related query * *Hypothetically, I get a great CAT score and I am shortlisted for IIM - A,B,C interview*. But here is the story. I had been working in a software firm as Systems Engineer for about a year now - then found a better job profi...

IIM PGP Application - Work Experience related query


Hypothetically, I get a great CAT score and I am shortlisted for IIM - A,B,C interview.


But here is the story. I had been working in a software firm as Systems Engineer for about a year now - then found a better job profile in a startup institute, as a business developer - which elevated my level of managerial and business related knowledge. I was also able to make a positive impact in the revenue buildup of the institute. However, the institute isn't listed in NSE/BSE, but in mid-May the institute plans to go online.

Firstly, I was very depressed to see the PDF list of PGP 2013 Summer placements in IIMB. 95% of them or more, were from IT sector and well known companies only.
Secondly, in the PGDM application (2013) for PI/WAT of IIMC, the work experience sector states that in case the applicant is working in a company that isn't short listed in NSE/BSE, the applicant is required to attach a note detailing the business - with the profit and turnover (in my case I will be able to do so.)

So these questions arise in my mind :

1. Will the IIMs definitely consider the job experience in startup as relevant experience (once after providing detailed job experience with the institute's profit and turnover) or is this just an eyewash to reject candidates with job experience in startup/lesser well known companies?

2. Do IIMs give value only to the brand name or will they accept people with diverse applications (with the better profile than mundane IT professional job profile) and give weightage to the start-up sector?

3. Will this startup factor serve as a hindrance to the PGDM application itself?

4. As I have well established myself in this startup institute with a better business role to cater to, I wouldn't shift back to IT industry. Please do advise where I could take this further, without shifting my job till I get into the coveted IIMs?

5. What needs to be highlighted in the form to really stand out (other than the description of my job profile) and compete with the applicants from well-known companies?

Kindly let me know.
Thanks.

  • they want diversity, and ppl with work ex other than IT i.... 12 Dec '13.
parasdutta12
Paras Dutta @parasdutta12 538
they want diversity, and ppl with work ex other than IT is considered a brownie point... so ur chances are increased.... ATB