How to make a career switch!


pollux

Hi,
I am working in the IT sector- consulting. I have approx. 4 years of experience . I want to make a career switch from IT and I believe an MBA would be the right thing to do. Please guide me if making a career switch would be successful in Canada. I would like to work in public policy management field or environmental field . If not MBA , will a masters degree help me achieve my aim?

Hi,
I am working in the IT sector- consulting. I have approx. 4 years of experience . I want to make a career switch from IT and I believe an MBA would be the right thing to do. Please guide me if making a career switch would be successful in Canada. I would like to work in public policy management field or environmental field . If not MBA , will a masters degree help me achieve my aim?
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mba hipste...

Would you be an international student who wanted to transition to Canada from elsewhere? If so, you'd stand the best chance with an accredited, ranked MBA program in Canada. Start by researching these schools:

Toronto - Rotman
York - Schulich
UBC - Sauder
McGill
Western - Ivey

Would you be an international student who wanted to transition to Canada from elsewhere? If so, you'd stand the best chance with an accredited, ranked MBA program in Canada. Start by researching these schools:

Toronto - Rotman
York - Schulich
UBC - Sauder
McGill
Western - Ivey
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pollux

Thank you for your reply!
Yes, I am from India. I am considering Sauder , Schulich, ALberta, HEC Montreal. what kind of GMAT score should I aim for to get in to these colleges?

Thank you for your reply!
Yes, I am from India. I am considering Sauder , Schulich, ALberta, HEC Montreal. what kind of GMAT score should I aim for to get in to these colleges?
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mba hipste...

For Alberta, at least 630. Since the others generally recruit candidates with more work experience than you have -- the average at Schulich is around 5 years, at HEC Montreal it's over 6 years -- you're going to want to outscore the average GMAT to be competitive at these schools. So at least 680 for Schulich, but a 700 would really help, since being a candidate from India puts you in perhaps the most competitive of applicant categories. Of course it depends a lot on the other parts of your application, how good your essays are, etc.

For Alberta, at least 630. Since the others generally recruit candidates with more work experience than you have -- the average at Schulich is around 5 years, at HEC Montreal it's over 6 years -- you're going to want to outscore the average GMAT to be competitive at these schools. So at least 680 for Schulich, but a 700 would really help, since being a candidate from India puts you in perhaps the most competitive of applicant categories. Of course it depends a lot on the other parts of your application, how good your essays are, etc.
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pollux

what other options do I have except Alberta?
Schulich, Sauder are very expensive options and require high gmat score .Also I do not have that much experience as well.

what other options do I have except Alberta?
Schulich, Sauder are very expensive options and require high gmat score .Also I do not have that much experience as well.
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mba hipste...

The unranked MBA programs in Canada whose cohorts have lower average GMAT scores will probably not give you the same leverage if you want to work in the country after graduation. If I were you I would retake the GMAT and try to get into a better school.

The unranked MBA programs in Canada whose cohorts have lower average GMAT scores will probably not give you the same leverage if you want to work in the country after graduation. If I were you I would retake the GMAT and try to get into a better school.
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pollux

[email protected] hipster @duncan,
I scored a dismal 540 on my GMAT.Do i have a chance to get into Alberta, Haskayne or John Molson school?
Should i consider MBA without GMAT(Australia) if this does not work out?
Valuable advice needed!

[email protected] hipster @duncan,
I scored a dismal 540 on my GMAT.Do i have a chance to get into Alberta, Haskayne or John Molson school?
Should i consider MBA without GMAT(Australia) if this does not work out?
Valuable advice needed!
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Duncan

I think the answers are no and no. Improve your GMAT.

I think the answers are no and no. Improve your GMAT.
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mba hipste...

Unfortunately, you're not even eligible to apply for these programs with your GMAT scores. These are the minimum GMAT scores required by each business school:

Alberta: 550
Haskayne: 550
Concordia: 580

Should i consider MBA without GMAT(Australia) if this does not work out?


As an international student, I would only advise applying to Australian programs that are ranked int he FT: MGSM, AGSM, and Melbourne. I know that AGSM requires a GMAT score of 550, while at Melbourne waivers are available for students who have completed degrees in Australia or New Zealand. MGSM might be an option; check with them to find out their GMAT requirements.

Unfortunately, you're not even eligible to apply for these programs with your GMAT scores. These are the minimum GMAT scores required by each business school:

Alberta: 550
Haskayne: 550
Concordia: 580

[quote]Should i consider MBA without GMAT(Australia) if this does not work out?[/quote]

As an international student, I would only advise applying to Australian programs that are ranked int he FT: MGSM, AGSM, and Melbourne. I know that AGSM requires a GMAT score of 550, while at Melbourne waivers are available for students who have completed degrees in Australia or New Zealand. MGSM might be an option; check with them to find out their GMAT requirements.
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