UCT - MBA


Dear boarders,

I am really interested in doing a MBA from University of Cape Town.

Profile :
Education : B.Com,Chartered Accountant
Nationality : Indian
Work Experience : 3 yrs in Audit department of a Big 4 consultancy MNC
Age : 22 yrs

It would be very helpful if you could help me regarding my eligibility for the course and providing information such as future prospects in terms of expected salary, position in the company, career growth etc.
Dear boarders,

I am really interested in doing a MBA from University of Cape Town.

Profile :
Education : B.Com,Chartered Accountant
Nationality : Indian
Work Experience : 3 yrs in Audit department of a Big 4 consultancy MNC
Age : 22 yrs

It would be very helpful if you could help me regarding my eligibility for the course and providing information such as future prospects in terms of expected salary, position in the company, career growth etc.
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ezra
What are your career goals?

UCT is a great school - probably the best in South Africa. Do you want to end up working there?

One thing I'd keep in mind is that the average work experience at UCT is around 7 years - a bit above where you are right now.
What are your career goals?

UCT is a great school - probably the best in South Africa. Do you want to end up working there?

One thing I'd keep in mind is that the average work experience at UCT is around 7 years - a bit above where you are right now.
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Hi Ezra,

Thanks for your reply.I am more than willing to work in South Africa.Is the average age of 7 years of work experience rigid ??Can it be managed by a high GMAT score or something.Also the site says minimum age for application to be 25 years...Do you have any idea in this regard.

Career Goals :

Successful career in operating strategy or general management or finance.

Thanks
Hi Ezra,

Thanks for your reply.I am more than willing to work in South Africa.Is the average age of 7 years of work experience rigid ??Can it be managed by a high GMAT score or something.Also the site says minimum age for application to be 25 years...Do you have any idea in this regard.

Career Goals :

Successful career in operating strategy or general management or finance.

Thanks
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davidsmart
dont do mba from south africe. i went their once and it is not a very safe place for non blacks.
dont do mba from south africe. i went their once and it is not a very safe place for non blacks.
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ezra
Also the site says minimum age for application to be 25 years...Do you have any idea in this regard.

I'd assume that's an absolute requirement, but check with them directly.

But since they generally recruit people with around 7 years of experience, it seems that 25-30ish would be the age range they're looking for.

i went their once and it is not a very safe place for non blacks.

That's a very broad generalization based on limited data. Many international students study in Cape Town each year, and find it fine. I'd recommend that if you are curious about studying there, do your own research based on facts (and not hearsay) and visit the place before you commit to living there for a year or more.
<blockquote>Also the site says minimum age for application to be 25 years...Do you have any idea in this regard.</blockquote>
I'd assume that's an absolute requirement, but check with them directly.

But since they generally recruit people with around 7 years of experience, it seems that 25-30ish would be the age range they're looking for.

<blockquote>i went their once and it is not a very safe place for non blacks.</blockquote>
That's a very broad generalization based on limited data. Many international students study in Cape Town each year, and find it fine. I'd recommend that if you are curious about studying there, do your own research based on facts (and not hearsay) and visit the place before you commit to living there for a year or more.
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davidsmart
Also the site says minimum age for application to be 25 years...Do you have any idea in this regard.

I'd assume that's an absolute requirement, but check with them directly.

But since they generally recruit people with around 7 years of experience, it seems that 25-30ish would be the age range they're looking for.

i went their once and it is not a very safe place for non blacks.

That's a very broad generalization based on limited data. Many international students study in Cape Town each year, and find it fine. I'd recommend that if you are curious about studying there, do your own research based on facts (and not hearsay) and visit the place before you commit to living there for a year or more.


Good suggestion. You should spend few days before any long term commitment. I know that probably spending one year to do MBA does not make Cape Town very unsafe but i assumed that you would stay there post MBA as well and that is where you need to be very careful with your decision to moving to South Africa.
<blockquote><blockquote>Also the site says minimum age for application to be 25 years...Do you have any idea in this regard.</blockquote>
I'd assume that's an absolute requirement, but check with them directly.

But since they generally recruit people with around 7 years of experience, it seems that 25-30ish would be the age range they're looking for.

<blockquote>i went their once and it is not a very safe place for non blacks.</blockquote>
That's a very broad generalization based on limited data. Many international students study in Cape Town each year, and find it fine. I'd recommend that if you are curious about studying there, do your own research based on facts (and not hearsay) and visit the place before you commit to living there for a year or more.</blockquote>

Good suggestion. You should spend few days before any long term commitment. I know that probably spending one year to do MBA does not make Cape Town very unsafe but i assumed that you would stay there post MBA as well and that is where you need to be very careful with your decision to moving to South Africa.
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Thanks for your suggestions Ezra and David !!!!
Thanks for your suggestions Ezra and David !!!!
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saroo
Thanks for your suggestions Ezra and David !!!!


Himanshu Bhaiya, dont worry go to cap town it is very beautiful country. and it is not safe for white and it is very safe for india
<blockquote>Thanks for your suggestions Ezra and David !!!!</blockquote>

Himanshu Bhaiya, dont worry go to cap town it is very beautiful country. and it is not safe for white and it is very safe for india
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bhagathg
I am banker from India with 7 yrs of wrk experience.I would like to know abt the career services for international students after the MBA at UCT.
I wrote few mails to the admissions office and the career services dept, but no one replied.
I would be grateful if some one can give an insight about the MBA program at UCT GSB. Though its a good school, I would like to know about the situation of the grads post MBA and companies recruited their students in the recent past,

Thanks
Bhagath G
I am banker from India with 7 yrs of wrk experience.I would like to know abt the career services for international students after the MBA at UCT.
I wrote few mails to the admissions office and the career services dept, but no one replied.
I would be grateful if some one can give an insight about the MBA program at UCT GSB. Though its a good school, I would like to know about the situation of the grads post MBA and companies recruited their students in the recent past,

Thanks
Bhagath G
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Razors Edg...
You should keep trying to contact them. It looks like you can even call their office, if they don't respond to emails that would be a good tactic:

http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/s.asp?p=471

Since they don't publish placement reports, it's hard to say what kind of opportunities there are for MBA grads. The Financial Times puts it in the middle of the list in terms of both salary increase and international mobility, so it's not the best but not the worst either. Looks like alumni work in a variety of fields, from finance to telecoms to utility companies.
You should keep trying to contact them. It looks like you can even call their office, if they don't respond to emails that would be a good tactic:

http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/s.asp?p=471

Since they don't publish placement reports, it's hard to say what kind of opportunities there are for MBA grads. The Financial Times puts it in the middle of the list in terms of both salary increase and international mobility, so it's not the best but not the worst either. Looks like alumni work in a variety of fields, from finance to telecoms to utility companies.
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