MBA Program for an Aussie


Hello everybody,

I'm interested in pursuing an MBA degree, but am not sure where to start. I grew up in Australia, and now live in Sydney. I've been working in business development at a clean tech company for the past 3 years.

My main career goal is to do similar work with increased capacity in Asia. I'm pretty sure that that's where the next clean boom will be, and I want to be on the ground floor, especially since I'm already developing the skills for it.

My main dilemma is that I don't know if I should do an MBA here in Australia or in Asia. These are some schools that I am interested in, please let me know if you have other suggestions:

INSEAD
HKU
NUS
University of South Australia
Melbourne Business School
Hello everybody,

I'm interested in pursuing an MBA degree, but am not sure where to start. I grew up in Australia, and now live in Sydney. I've been working in business development at a clean tech company for the past 3 years.

My main career goal is to do similar work with increased capacity in Asia. I'm pretty sure that that's where the next clean boom will be, and I want to be on the ground floor, especially since I'm already developing the skills for it.

My main dilemma is that I don't know if I should do an MBA here in Australia or in Asia. These are some schools that I am interested in, please let me know if you have other suggestions:

INSEAD
HKU
NUS
University of South Australia
Melbourne Business School
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bianca
These are some schools that I am interested in, please let me know if you have other suggestions:

INSEAD
HKU
NUS
University of South Australia
Melbourne Business School
If you're interested in cleantech and would like to study in the USA, then the MIT is probably a good place to study for it.
At the same time, if you would like to work in Asia, the country where you should definitely set your studies is probably the one where you'll end up working.
As a result, and if you have the finances for it, I suggest that you have a look at dual degree options with an Asian MBA and the MIT MSMS program.

In Asia, I know of Tsinghua (Beijing), CUHK (Hong Kong) and SKK (Seoul) which offer the option to do the MBA's second year as MSMS at MIT.
This way you can complement a good understanding of local customs while adding a globally strong and prestigious name.
<blockquote>These are some schools that I am interested in, please let me know if you have other suggestions:

INSEAD
HKU
NUS
University of South Australia
Melbourne Business School </blockquote>If you're interested in cleantech and would like to study in the USA, then the MIT is probably a good place to study for it.
At the same time, if you would like to work in Asia, the country where you should definitely set your studies is probably the one where you'll end up working.
As a result, and if you have the finances for it, I suggest that you have a look at dual degree options with an Asian MBA and the MIT MSMS program.

In Asia, I know of Tsinghua (Beijing), CUHK (Hong Kong) and SKK (Seoul) which offer the option to do the MBA's second year as MSMS at MIT.
This way you can complement a good understanding of local customs while adding a globally strong and prestigious name.
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Thanks for your help! The MIT program looks great, but the cost of the program is a bit of a deterrent compared to the cost of programs here in Australia and in Asia. It is something to consider, though - I know the reputation of Sloan's program and I could pull the funds together if I had to.

But for a career in Asia (or here for that matter,) I'm not entirely convinced that a US degree would give me an edge. It's something to consider though.

I'm definitely going to look into Tsinghua's dual degree program. That sounds great, although again the cost could add up.
Thanks for your help! The MIT program looks great, but the cost of the program is a bit of a deterrent compared to the cost of programs here in Australia and in Asia. It is something to consider, though - I know the reputation of Sloan's program and I could pull the funds together if I had to.

But for a career in Asia (or here for that matter,) I'm not entirely convinced that a US degree would give me an edge. It's something to consider though.

I'm definitely going to look into Tsinghua's dual degree program. That sounds great, although again the cost could add up.
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Duncan
The Nanyang-Waseda MBA in technology management may be interesting for you (http://www.waseda.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx). Also consider the "Master in Management of Eco-Innovation" in France: http://www.uvsq.fr/formations-et-inscriptions/master-international-professional-master-in-management-of-eco-innovation-eco-innov--66078.kjsp
The Nanyang-Waseda MBA in technology management may be interesting for you (http://www.waseda.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx). Also consider the "Master in Management of Eco-Innovation" in France: http://www.uvsq.fr/formations-et-inscriptions/master-international-professional-master-in-management-of-eco-innovation-eco-innov--66078.kjsp
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Thanks for the response, Duncan.

That Master in Management of Eco-Innovation looks interesting - but I've heard that a MiM is not as valuable as an MBA post-graduation. Do you think that this degree compares roughly to other MBA programs - and do you think that corporations in Asia will recognize it?
Thanks for the response, Duncan.

That Master in Management of Eco-Innovation looks interesting - but I've heard that a MiM is not as valuable as an MBA post-graduation. Do you think that this degree compares roughly to other MBA programs - and do you think that corporations in Asia will recognize it?
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Duncan
No you will need to explain the MM for it to be understood. An MBA with international accreditation is easier to transfer.
No you will need to explain the MM for it to be understood. An MBA with international accreditation is easier to transfer.
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Thanks, Duncan - that's kind of what I expected. I still haven't decided if I want to stay in Australia or go to Asia. I'm looking hard at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - because it looks like that program has amazing focus areas, like entrepreneurship and nonprofit studies, that I think could add a lot of insight to my career.
Thanks, Duncan - that's kind of what I expected. I still haven't decided if I want to stay in Australia or go to Asia. I'm looking hard at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - because it looks like that program has amazing focus areas, like entrepreneurship and nonprofit studies, that I think could add a lot of insight to my career.
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