Accepted. which school do I choose?


Alantres

Hi all,

I've been accepted into ESADE, SDA Bocconi and IE. I'm Indian by nationality and a permanent resident in Canada. I intend to work in Brand management or consulting post my MBA.

Which school should I go for?

Which school has the strongest brand internationally and open most doors for me? I'd appreciate your views and experiences.

Thanks!

Hi all,

I've been accepted into ESADE, SDA Bocconi and IE. I'm Indian by nationality and a permanent resident in Canada. I intend to work in Brand management or consulting post my MBA.

Which school should I go for?

Which school has the strongest brand internationally and open most doors for me? I'd appreciate your views and experiences.

Thanks!
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Duncan

Assuming you speak neither Spanish nor Italian, none of these are very smooth paths to your goal. IE and Esade are the better schools. If you had a clearer career goal Ie's shorter track would be better. Since you are open and would benefit from an internship and time for language learning then Esade might be safer.

Assuming you speak neither Spanish nor Italian, none of these are very smooth paths to your goal. IE and Esade are the better schools. If you had a clearer career goal Ie's shorter track would be better. Since you are open and would benefit from an internship and time for language learning then Esade might be safer.
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agarwal

Hi Duncan,

Interested to work in -Germany

Firstly I would like to introduce my qualification : I am Indian Chartered Accountant (ACA) with 3.5 full time internship at Grant Thornton International as Analyst & Consultant : Post completion of CA -Currently working as Asst.Manager take care of 3 countries finance -billion dollar Hospitality company. Completely travelling across countries and involving with Onsite Accounts executives. I came across on web that GGSB-have opened its campus at Berlin-Will I be advantageous If I take up that GGSB programme Jan 2018 intake?

Will I be able to get job in germany post master at GGSB-Berlin campus-Masters in management programme -Top 20 world business school for management degree.-FT ranked.??

Hi Duncan,

Interested to work in -Germany

Firstly I would like to introduce my qualification : I am Indian Chartered Accountant (ACA) with 3.5 full time internship at Grant Thornton International as Analyst & Consultant : Post completion of CA -Currently working as Asst.Manager take care of 3 countries finance -billion dollar Hospitality company. Completely travelling across countries and involving with Onsite Accounts executives. I came across on web that GGSB-have opened its campus at Berlin-Will I be advantageous If I take up that GGSB programme Jan 2018 intake?

Will I be able to get job in germany post master at GGSB-Berlin campus-Masters in management programme -Top 20 world business school for management degree.-FT ranked.??
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Duncan

GGSB is not opening a campus in Berlin: It will franchise there and the experience and network will be greatly inferior. The MSc is generally inferior to the MBA, other things being equal. Berlin has half the GDP per capita of the other German cities. You don't seem to speak German.

If you target is Germany, learn German and go to one of the top German schools.

[Edited by Duncan on Jun 17, 2016]

GGSB is not opening a campus in Berlin: It will franchise there and the experience and network will be greatly inferior. The MSc is generally inferior to the MBA, other things being equal. Berlin has half the GDP per capita of the other German cities. You don't seem to speak German.

If you target is Germany, learn German and go to one of the top German schools.
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Alantres

Thank you Duncan. I appreciate your reply. It is to the point as expected. Which school would you say would be a good fit given my goals? As you go to bschool only once, I want to ensure to that I make the right decision and I'm open to suggestions.

Thing is, if I go this year, I have to choose between IE or Bocconi as for ESADE I have been accepted for next year's intake. And yes, you're right, I don't speak either language yet.

So my options are either Bocconi/IE or I give up both of them and try for next year.

My GMAT score is 650 (best after 3rd attempt, so I won't be retaking it). I'm 30, turning 31 this year so getting to the older range of an average MBA class. Additionally, I'm looking to do a 1-year program as I feel at this age, 2 years in school might be too long for me. Also, most American schools require a 4-year bachelor's degree. I have a 3-year bachelor's degree and that means I don't even qualify for most NA schools.

Given the above limitations and since it was pretty late in the admissions cycle, I applied to IE, SDA and ESADE and fortunately got accepted in all 3. I do not wish to stay in Canada permanently which is why I didn't even consider Canadian schools.

What do you suggest? Should I forgo admission this year and try at a different school next year? If yes, please suggest which schools would be a good choice for me.

I look forward to your advice and thank you for considering my request.

Thank you Duncan. I appreciate your reply. It is to the point as expected. Which school would you say would be a good fit given my goals? As you go to bschool only once, I want to ensure to that I make the right decision and I'm open to suggestions.

Thing is, if I go this year, I have to choose between IE or Bocconi as for ESADE I have been accepted for next year's intake. And yes, you're right, I don't speak either language yet.

So my options are either Bocconi/IE or I give up both of them and try for next year.

My GMAT score is 650 (best after 3rd attempt, so I won't be retaking it). I'm 30, turning 31 this year so getting to the older range of an average MBA class. Additionally, I'm looking to do a 1-year program as I feel at this age, 2 years in school might be too long for me. Also, most American schools require a 4-year bachelor's degree. I have a 3-year bachelor's degree and that means I don't even qualify for most NA schools.

Given the above limitations and since it was pretty late in the admissions cycle, I applied to IE, SDA and ESADE and fortunately got accepted in all 3. I do not wish to stay in Canada permanently which is why I didn't even consider Canadian schools.

What do you suggest? Should I forgo admission this year and try at a different school next year? If yes, please suggest which schools would be a good choice for me.

I look forward to your advice and thank you for considering my request.
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Duncan

If your goal is to work in Germany, attend a top German MBA programme after learning German. I suspect that it not really your goal, so please make your goal as true and concrete as possible.

See:--
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

If your goal is to work in Germany, attend a top German MBA programme after learning German. I suspect that it not really your goal, so please make your goal as true and concrete as possible.

See:--
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
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Alantres

Thank you Duncan. My goal is to be the Brand Manager for an international consumer brand, ideally a motorcycle company. Though I don't think any motorcycle companies recruit from Bschools. My second choice would be to work in consulting, hopefully MBBs.

In terms of location, I would like to work in Western Europe or the States.

Please let me know if I need more specificity. I value your opinion and look forward to your advice. Thank you.

PS: I have gone through the links, they are very informative. Thank you.

Thank you Duncan. My goal is to be the Brand Manager for an international consumer brand, ideally a motorcycle company. Though I don't think any motorcycle companies recruit from Bschools. My second choice would be to work in consulting, hopefully MBBs.

In terms of location, I would like to work in Western Europe or the States.

Please let me know if I need more specificity. I value your opinion and look forward to your advice. Thank you.

PS: I have gone through the links, they are very informative. Thank you.
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Duncan

Take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

In the USA, it seems that Northwestern, Michigan and UCLA are the places to go.

In Europe, the options are mostly in German- or Italian-speaking firms like KTM, BMW, Moto Guzzi, Ducati.... I think you'd need really strong roots in those markets to get a role like that, or in the MBB firms, as well as language skills.

Take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

In the USA, it seems that Northwestern, Michigan and UCLA are the places to go.

In Europe, the options are mostly in German- or Italian-speaking firms like KTM, BMW, Moto Guzzi, Ducati.... I think you'd need really strong roots in those markets to get a role like that, or in the MBB firms, as well as language skills.
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Alantres

Those are great schools and would be great choices indeed. Unfortunately, my GMAT score is nowhere near the average for those schools and that alone makes me doubt my chances for admission there.

Besides Canadian schools, would you suggest any other 1-year(ish) programs where I'd have a shot with my GMAT score that would be worthwhile to attend? I guess AGSM could be an option but I don't see myself living/working in Australia.

Thanks again!

Those are great schools and would be great choices indeed. Unfortunately, my GMAT score is nowhere near the average for those schools and that alone makes me doubt my chances for admission there.

Besides Canadian schools, would you suggest any other 1-year(ish) programs where I'd have a shot with my GMAT score that would be worthwhile to attend? I guess AGSM could be an option but I don't see myself living/working in Australia.

Thanks again!
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Duncan

Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
but considering your goals it may be better to become a stronger candidate.

Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
but considering your goals it may be better to become a stronger candidate.
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Hi Alantres,

Can I ask you what have you chosen?
I have been accepted by ESADE EMBA and I am hesitating!

Thanks

Hi Alantres,

Can I ask you what have you chosen?
I have been accepted by ESADE EMBA and I am hesitating!

Thanks

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