GMAT 660 with 8 yrs in IT PM


g15b80

Hi,
I am searching for B-school in US and UK and need some help from the experts. I am an Indian Male with 8 yrs in IT service sector. I have worked in US and UK for a total of 3.5 yrs.Presently I am a PM.

Dear experts kindly suggest some US and UK schools where I should apply. I am bit hesitant about UK because of the economic conditions on Europe. Not sure if I should consider it as a factor while applying.

Thanks,
GB

Hi,
I am searching for B-school in US and UK and need some help from the experts. I am an Indian Male with 8 yrs in IT service sector. I have worked in US and UK for a total of 3.5 yrs.Presently I am a PM.

Dear experts kindly suggest some US and UK schools where I should apply. I am bit hesitant about UK because of the economic conditions on Europe. Not sure if I should consider it as a factor while applying.

Thanks,
GB
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Duncan

How about:
University of Toronto: Rotman
Wake Forest University: Babcock
City University: Cass
Melbourne Business School
Pennsylvania State University: Smeal
Pepperdine University: Graziadio
University of British Columbia: Sauder
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How about:
University of Toronto: Rotman
Wake Forest University: Babcock
City University: Cass
Melbourne Business School
Pennsylvania State University: Smeal
Pepperdine University: Graziadio
University of British Columbia: Sauder
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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g15b80

Thanks for your reply Duncan. I am interested in 1 yr MBA from UK. I was looking at Cass and Cranfield. But I have concern. The European economies are not growing. Will it make it difficult to get a job in UK ?

Thanks for your reply Duncan. I am interested in 1 yr MBA from UK. I was looking at Cass and Cranfield. But I have concern. The European economies are not growing. Will it make it difficult to get a job in UK ?
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Duncan

Yes, of course. That's why I'm not suggesting only, or mostly, UK MBAs to people who are not EU citizens - and because of the removal of the HSMP visa scheme.

I understand that many people want to study in the UK and then return home, but don't come to the UK expecting to find work here.

Yes, of course. That's why I'm not suggesting only, or mostly, UK MBAs to people who are not EU citizens - and because of the removal of the HSMP visa scheme.

I understand that many people want to study in the UK and then return home, but don't come to the UK expecting to find work here.
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ralph

Will it make it difficult to get a job in UK ?

It's definitely more complicated now - like Duncan mentioned, the UK has tightened the visa laws, so now you basically have to land a job by graduation in order to be able to stay. It's a larger hurdle than it used to be - but some people still do it. Since you have worked in the UK, maybe start connecting with your network now to feel out the potential employment needs?

Other than that, you might look at Canada or the US - although one-year programs are harder to find there. Duncan mentioned Rotman - that would be a great choice, and Toronto's a great city to launch a post-MBA career in IT - but it's a two-year program. Maybe look into Emory/Goizueta - they offer some information systems electives as part of their accelerated one-year program.

<blockquote>Will it make it difficult to get a job in UK ?</blockquote>
It's definitely more complicated now - like Duncan mentioned, the UK has tightened the visa laws, so now you basically have to land a job by graduation in order to be able to stay. It's a larger hurdle than it used to be - but some people still do it. Since you have worked in the UK, maybe start connecting with your network now to feel out the potential employment needs?

Other than that, you might look at Canada or the US - although one-year programs are harder to find there. Duncan mentioned Rotman - that would be a great choice, and Toronto's a great city to launch a post-MBA career in IT - but it's a two-year program. Maybe look into Emory/Goizueta - they offer some information systems electives as part of their accelerated one-year program.
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g15b80

Thank you Duncan and Ralph. If I have to look at 2 yr programs in US then school should I target ? Also, can you share some insight on the job scenarios in US and the complexity of the work permit in US. I understand that Canada allows you 1 yr of work permit is you degree was of 1 yr and 3 yrs if the degree was for 2 yrs.

Your guidance is highly appreciated.

Regards,
gb

Thank you Duncan and Ralph. If I have to look at 2 yr programs in US then school should I target ? Also, can you share some insight on the job scenarios in US and the complexity of the work permit in US. I understand that Canada allows you 1 yr of work permit is you degree was of 1 yr and 3 yrs if the degree was for 2 yrs.

Your guidance is highly appreciated.

Regards,
gb
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Duncan

Look at the bottom half of this list:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/27082

Look at the bottom half of this list:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/27082

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ralph

If you do an MBA in the USA, you're eligible to apply for a 12-month "optional practical training" permit, and you can use this time to secure a job. Finding a job will require you (and the company that hires you) to go through a visa process (normally the H1B visa.) It's not a given that this will happen; nonetheless, many people do it every year.

As for 2-year programs to look at in the States, Duncan's list is a good start. I'd recommend filtering this list by geography and career statistics. For instance, Iowa: Tippie might not be the best place to do networking (assuming if you're staying in the IT field,) but Penn State - Smeal might be better. However, a bigger proportion of students get placed in IT roles at Pepperdine/Graziadio than at most of the other American schools in this tier. It ultimately will depend on where you want to end up and what kind of role you will be looking for.

Making this determination will probably be easier if you reach out to the schools to get a sense of previous international students' career arcs and successes.

Thank you Duncan and Ralph. If I have to look at 2 yr programs in US then school should I target ? Also, can you share some insight on the job scenarios in US and the complexity of the work permit in US. I understand that Canada allows you 1 yr of work permit is you degree was of 1 yr and 3 yrs if the degree was for 2 yrs.

Your guidance is highly appreciated.

Regards,
gb

If you do an MBA in the USA, you're eligible to apply for a 12-month "optional practical training" permit, and you can use this time to secure a job. Finding a job will require you (and the company that hires you) to go through a visa process (normally the H1B visa.) It's not a given that this will happen; nonetheless, many people do it every year.

As for 2-year programs to look at in the States, Duncan's list is a good start. I'd recommend filtering this list by geography and career statistics. For instance, Iowa: Tippie might not be the best place to do networking (assuming if you're staying in the IT field,) but Penn State - Smeal might be better. However, a bigger proportion of students get placed in IT roles at Pepperdine/Graziadio than at most of the other American schools in this tier. It ultimately will depend on where you want to end up and what kind of role you will be looking for.

Making this determination will probably be easier if you reach out to the schools to get a sense of previous international students' career arcs and successes.

<blockquote>Thank you Duncan and Ralph. If I have to look at 2 yr programs in US then school should I target ? Also, can you share some insight on the job scenarios in US and the complexity of the work permit in US. I understand that Canada allows you 1 yr of work permit is you degree was of 1 yr and 3 yrs if the degree was for 2 yrs.

Your guidance is highly appreciated.

Regards,
gb</blockquote>
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