Advice for MBA program in Europe


Good evening,
I am an italian engineer currently working in Germany and I am thinking about applying for a MBA starting between September 2021 and January 2022.

I am considering a MBA mostly because I don't want to work all my career in a technical role and I would like to have more options.
After my MBA I would ideally like to work in Italy, in my current industry, with a business role (I think I'd like strategy).
But it may not be easy to find such a job in Italy, so I would also consider other countries (or industries) with a better job market (above all, Switzerland).

So my first choice would be SDA Bocconi, to maximize my chances of finding a job in Italy, but I am worried about its international recognition (mostly Switzerland), in case I can't find a good job in Italy.
Second choice would be IMD for its focus on leadership development and the opportunities in Switzerland. But this program is more expensive and (I imagine) harder to get a scholarship.
So I am worried that after that, I would be "forced" to find a job in Switzerland to get my money back (from what I hear, MBA salaries are quite lower in Italy).

I don't have GMAT, but I have a good GRE score from a couple of years ago that according to the official conversion tool amounts to 760.

To sum up, here are my questions:
1) how feasible are my goals given my profile?
2) which school should would you recommend considering my goals (in case I get admitted by both of them)?
3) any other school I should consider?
4) how hard would it be to find a job in Switzerland after studying at Bocconi?
5) How is a very technical background seen at those schools? I mean I have no management experience

Thank you in advance and feel free to ask if you need more details

Good evening,
I am an italian engineer currently working in Germany and I am thinking about applying for a MBA starting between September 2021 and January 2022.

I am considering a MBA mostly because I don't want to work all my career in a technical role and I would like to have more options.
After my MBA I would ideally like to work in Italy, in my current industry, with a business role (I think I'd like strategy).
But it may not be easy to find such a job in Italy, so I would also consider other countries (or industries) with a better job market (above all, Switzerland).

So my first choice would be SDA Bocconi, to maximize my chances of finding a job in Italy, but I am worried about its international recognition (mostly Switzerland), in case I can't find a good job in Italy.
Second choice would be IMD for its focus on leadership development and the opportunities in Switzerland. But this program is more expensive and (I imagine) harder to get a scholarship.
So I am worried that after that, I would be "forced" to find a job in Switzerland to get my money back (from what I hear, MBA salaries are quite lower in Italy).

I don't have GMAT, but I have a good GRE score from a couple of years ago that according to the official conversion tool amounts to 760.

To sum up, here are my questions:
1) how feasible are my goals given my profile?
2) which school should would you recommend considering my goals (in case I get admitted by both of them)?
3) any other school I should consider?
4) how hard would it be to find a job in Switzerland after studying at Bocconi?
5) How is a very technical background seen at those schools? I mean I have no management experience

Thank you in advance and feel free to ask if you need more details
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Duncan

1) Highly feasible.2) SDA Bocconi3) MIP, MIB4) Not especially hard, but harder than from IMD. 5) Bocconi stands in an Italian tradition of management engineering. so it's more open. Of course IMD is a more senior school and will look for managerial experience, whether or not you have a technical background. 

<div>1) Highly feasible.</div><div>2) SDA Bocconi</div><div>3) MIP, MIB</div><div>4) Not especially hard, but harder than from IMD.&nbsp;</div><div>5) Bocconi stands in an Italian tradition of management engineering. so it's more open. Of course IMD is a more senior school and will look for managerial experience, whether or not you have a technical background.&nbsp;</div>
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