MIP Politecnico di Milano - International MBA


Pamsy
Hi, need suggestion on MIP's International MBA. Is it a renowned school for International MBA. I actually wanted to go for Luxury Management program which is ranked 7 in the Europe by FT but the school suggests me to go for International MBA. I have about 10 years of work experience and now i would like to have global exposure to transform myself to be able to effectively handle larger responsibilities of the company as CEO. I have not given GMAT exam, nor do i want to go for it. I have read all your posts about importance of GMAT and i still want to skip it.
Please suggest: 1. Is this program suitable for me? 10 years of work experience and 34 years of age? 2. Is MIP a decent choice? 3. Or you feel i can have better choices?
Just for your info - i have done A.1.2 level in Italian language. Thanx
Hi, need suggestion on MIP's International MBA. Is it a renowned school for International MBA. I actually wanted to go for Luxury Management program which is ranked 7 in the Europe by FT but the school suggests me to go for International MBA. I have about 10 years of work experience and now i would like to have global exposure to transform myself to be able to effectively handle larger responsibilities of the company as CEO. I have not given GMAT exam, nor do i want to go for it. I have read all your posts about importance of GMAT and i still want to skip it.
Please suggest: 1. Is this program suitable for me? 10 years of work experience and 34 years of age? 2. Is MIP a decent choice? 3. Or you feel i can have better choices?
Just for your info - i have done A.1.2 level in Italian language. Thanx
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Duncan
You want to become a CEO of a luxury firm? Does your family already own one, or do you intend to create one? Is there a Plan B. Why MIP is you don't speak Italian?

Take a look at:-
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
Luxury & Luxury Brand Management http://www.find-mba.com/board/24603
You want to become a CEO of a luxury firm? Does your family already own one, or do you intend to create one? Is there a Plan B. Why MIP is you don't speak Italian?

Take a look at:-
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
Luxury & Luxury Brand Management http://www.find-mba.com/board/24603
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Pamsy
Hi Duncan - i work for an export house of home textiles and already have a customer base in Europe. I have already been promoted as CEO of the company but i would like to take up larger responsibilities after having better exposure of global practices of managing business. Since MIP informed that Luxury n brand management is a program suitable for fresh graduates, i have made up my mind for International MBA and would like to know your views on this.
Hi Duncan - i work for an export house of home textiles and already have a customer base in Europe. I have already been promoted as CEO of the company but i would like to take up larger responsibilities after having better exposure of global practices of managing business. Since MIP informed that Luxury n brand management is a program suitable for fresh graduates, i have made up my mind for International MBA and would like to know your views on this.
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Pamsy
I checked out the link on "speaking local language". I have no plans to work in Italy or any other country i chose to study. I have a business back home to handle, however, i would love to do an internship of about 6 -9 months, if i get an opportunity. Do you think, i still in fluency in language?
I checked out the link on "speaking local language". I have no plans to work in Italy or any other country i chose to study. I have a business back home to handle, however, i would love to do an internship of about 6 -9 months, if i get an opportunity. Do you think, i still in fluency in language?
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Duncan
If you don't speak Italian, then why not take your MBA in a country where you understand the working language?

PS I mean... what sort of Italian employer would hire you for 9 months?

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 10, 2015]

If you don't speak Italian, then why not take your MBA in a country where you understand the working language?

PS I mean... what sort of Italian employer would hire you for 9 months?
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Pamsy
Hi Duncan - thanx for your suggestion. You mean i should plan to go to an english speaking country?
As i said, working abroad is not my final agenda, should i still focus to go for MBA in english speaking country?
I was deciding for Italy as i have my friends there and it will not cost me too high to stay there.
Hi Duncan - thanx for your suggestion. You mean i should plan to go to an english speaking country?
As i said, working abroad is not my final agenda, should i still focus to go for MBA in english speaking country?
I was deciding for Italy as i have my friends there and it will not cost me too high to stay there.
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Pamsy
Hi Duncan - thanx for your suggestion. You mean i should plan to go to an english speaking country?
As i said, working abroad is not my final agenda, should i still focus to go for MBA in english speaking country?
I was deciding for Italy as i have my friends there and it will not cost me too high to stay there.
Hi Duncan - thanx for your suggestion. You mean i should plan to go to an english speaking country?
As i said, working abroad is not my final agenda, should i still focus to go for MBA in english speaking country?
I was deciding for Italy as i have my friends there and it will not cost me too high to stay there.
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Pamsy
Hi Duncan - thanx for your suggestion. You mean i should plan to go to an english speaking country?
As i said, working abroad is not my final agenda, should i still focus to go for MBA in english speaking country?
I was deciding for Italy as i have my friends there and it will not cost me too high to stay there.
Hi Duncan - thanx for your suggestion. You mean i should plan to go to an english speaking country?
As i said, working abroad is not my final agenda, should i still focus to go for MBA in english speaking country?
I was deciding for Italy as i have my friends there and it will not cost me too high to stay there.
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Duncan
I think you need to weigh up your goals, costs and opportunity costs, and potential benefits. Your work experience means that you could get into an excellent MBA, and the income from a top-tier internship from one of these schools would more than cover the savings of being in Italy. The additional lifetime earnings for you and your firm would be huge. If you want to stay in Italy inexpensively, then take a language course. If you want an MBA for professional reasons, then get into the best programme you can. Also see Why you should take the GMAT http://www.find-mba.com/board/38939
I think you need to weigh up your goals, costs and opportunity costs, and potential benefits. Your work experience means that you could get into an excellent MBA, and the income from a top-tier internship from one of these schools would more than cover the savings of being in Italy. The additional lifetime earnings for you and your firm would be huge. If you want to stay in Italy inexpensively, then take a language course. If you want an MBA for professional reasons, then get into the best programme you can. Also see Why you should take the GMAT http://www.find-mba.com/board/38939
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Pamsy
Hey thank you so much, i understand your point. Can you suggest me a better school. What are your views on Hult - Boston as i had got admission in MBA program there last year but did not join. They had given me waiver on GMAT. Or you think i should wait and search for better schools. I have a target to join decent school this year only.
PS - sorry the earlier comment got posted many times - may be due to my poor internet connection yesterday.
Hey thank you so much, i understand your point. Can you suggest me a better school. What are your views on Hult - Boston as i had got admission in MBA program there last year but did not join. They had given me waiver on GMAT. Or you think i should wait and search for better schools. I have a target to join decent school this year only.
PS - sorry the earlier comment got posted many times - may be due to my poor internet connection yesterday.
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Duncan
Get into the best school you can. Take the gmat. Refine your goals. Read the posts linked on my profile page.
Get into the best school you can. Take the gmat. Refine your goals. Read the posts linked on my profile page.
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Pamsy
Thanx Duncan. But u did not comment on the schools. What do you feel about Hult and MIP. I understand that i need to refine my goals. I dont want to do GMAT :-(. Its time consuming and i m not sure of the results. I m 34 and had stopped studying mathematics at 10th standard.
Thanx Duncan. But u did not comment on the schools. What do you feel about Hult and MIP. I understand that i need to refine my goals. I dont want to do GMAT :-(. Its time consuming and i m not sure of the results. I m 34 and had stopped studying mathematics at 10th standard.
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Duncan
I never heard of anyone not being offered a seat at Hult. I have nothing to add to the comments on Hult already on this discussion board. Most candidates will be better off attending a traditional non-profit school, a ranked one, with strong students and research-active faculty. Hult is not such a school, and I would recommend MIP over Hult.

Preparing for the GMAT will take you 60 hours, less if you use a tutor. Taking an MBA at the wrong school, at least a much worse school than you could have attended, will take more time. I was also 34 when I started my MBA. I studied for 40 hours, got 640 and was admitted to all but one of the schools I applied to with a background that is less impressive than yours. This is a question not only of the MBA, but also of character. If you are only prepared to apply to schools you know will easily accept you, then does that prepare you to also avoid business risks?
I never heard of anyone not being offered a seat at Hult. I have nothing to add to the comments on Hult already on this discussion board. Most candidates will be better off attending a traditional non-profit school, a ranked one, with strong students and research-active faculty. Hult is not such a school, and I would recommend MIP over Hult.

Preparing for the GMAT will take you 60 hours, less if you use a tutor. Taking an MBA at the wrong school, at least a much worse school than you could have attended, will take more time. I was also 34 when I started my MBA. I studied for 40 hours, got 640 and was admitted to all but one of the schools I applied to with a background that is less impressive than yours. This is a question not only of the MBA, but also of character. If you are only prepared to apply to schools you know will easily accept you, then does that prepare you to also avoid business risks?
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Pamsy
Hi..thank you for ur comments. It inspires me to give GMAT a try. Thank you for all your guidance.
Hi..thank you for ur comments. It inspires me to give GMAT a try. Thank you for all your guidance.
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