Switching Career to MBA roles in Germany


srunick

Hi,

I have worked in IT industry in India for 6 years and 2 years in Germany.

Also completed MBA from hochschule PF. Got my current role based on my previous IT experience and learnt upto B1 German. I am interested to know career strategies to switch to MBA relevant roles such as product marketing / brand management / sustainable development / behavoural economics?

Thanks!

[Edited by srunick on Feb 25, 2021]

Hi,<br>
I have worked in IT industry in India for 6 years and 2 years in Germany.<br>
Also completed MBA from hochschule PF. Got my current role based on my previous IT experience and learnt upto B1 German. I am interested to know career strategies to switch to MBA relevant roles such as product marketing / brand management / sustainable development / behavoural economics?<br>
Thanks!
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Duncan

This is a very ambitious goal. Perhaps Indian has ever gone from Pforzheim into strategy consulting. My suggestion: get an IT/business analysis role in systems consulting, maybe somewhere like EY, and get int a role like this guy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/avigyandutta/); learn German. Go in-house into some strategy/corporate development/due diligence role (IBM, SAP, Sony). Get an EMBA when you are 38 at WHU or Mannheim. Then try to get into pure strategy firms.

This is a very ambitious goal. Perhaps Indian has ever gone from Pforzheim into strategy consulting. My suggestion: get an IT/business analysis role in systems consulting, maybe somewhere like EY, and get int a role like this guy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/avigyandutta/); learn German. Go in-house into some strategy/corporate development/due diligence role (IBM, SAP, Sony). Get an EMBA when you are 38 at WHU or Mannheim. Then try to get into pure strategy firms.
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Duncan

You are highly unlikely to get into a strategy consulting role in Germany. Take a career aptitude test like CareerLeader, which Harvard uses. Focus on learning the local language, especially since that will make your life outside work more satisfying.

You are highly unlikely to get into a strategy consulting role in Germany. Take a career aptitude test like CareerLeader, which Harvard uses. Focus on learning the local language, especially since that will make your life outside work more satisfying.
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Duncan

Almost all MBAs in the strategy consulting firms in any country speak the local language fluently, grew up in that country, attended top universities...

Almost all MBAs in the strategy consulting firms in any country speak the local language fluently, grew up in that country, attended top universities...
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mba hipste...

Perhaps a better option would be to get your foot in the door in a top management consulting firm in India (one that also operates in Germany). Work on your language fluency, build up your knowledge of the German business landscape, and then in 3-4 years down the road, request a transfer to Germany.

Perhaps a better option would be to get your foot in the door in a top management consulting firm in India (one that also operates in Germany). Work on your language fluency, build up your knowledge of the German business landscape, and then in 3-4 years down the road, request a transfer to Germany.
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