Vlerick Versus Trinity Business School


Dear all,



I am from India, a 31 years old Engineering Grad with 6.5 GPA (v.low) and 7 years of experiences in Manufacturing and Sales in a few countries in South East Asia. I am looking for a career in Private Equity research post my MBA. For which I have taken some certification courses in CFI Institute. Before the admissions next year I plan to give my hand in CFA 1 if things go well. 



Since my fav location to work post MBA would be Europe/UK. I am looking for an MBA that would supplement my Finance course and open doors for me in PE firms in UK/Europe. I am considering schools that gives waiver for GMAT as I will be focussing more on my Finance related prep certs before I join my MBA. I have found Trinity Business School and Vlerick Business School as there is either an alternative or waiver for standardised tests. I am also open to alternative suggestions.



Kindly throw in your valued opinions. Thank you for your help and suggestions.



PS: I am not considering MS or MIF options given my age and professional cum educational background, which could be wrong but that's what my research yielded me. Again, suggestions are welcome here too.

[Edited by Incoming Student on Jun 29, 2021]

Dear all,<br>
<br>
I am from India, a 31 years old Engineering Grad with 6.5 GPA (v.low) and 7 years of experiences in Manufacturing and Sales in a few countries in South East Asia. I am looking for a career in Private Equity research post my MBA. For which I have taken some certification courses in CFI Institute. Before the admissions next year I plan to give my hand in CFA 1 if things go well.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>Since my fav location to work post MBA would be Europe/UK. I am looking for an MBA that would supplement my Finance course and open doors for me in PE firms in UK/Europe. I am considering schools that gives waiver for GMAT as I will be focussing more on my Finance related prep certs before I join my MBA. I have found Trinity Business School and Vlerick Business School as there is either an alternative or waiver for standardised tests. I am also open to alternative suggestions. <br>
<br>
Kindly throw in your valued opinions. Thank you for your help and suggestions.<br>
<br>
PS: I am not considering MS or MIF options given my age and professional cum educational background, which could be wrong but that's what my research yielded me. Again, suggestions are welcome here too.
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Dear all,



I am from India, a 31 years old Engineering Grad with 6.5 GPA (v.low) and 7 years of experiences in Manufacturing and Sales in a few countries in South East Asia. I am looking for a career in Private Equity research post my MBA. For which I have taken some certification courses in CFI Institute. Before the admissions next year I plan to give my hand in CFA 1 if things go well. 



Since my fav location to work post MBA would be Europe/UK. I am looking for an MBA that would supplement my Finance course and open doors for me in PE firms in UK/Europe. I am considering schools that gives waiver for GMAT as I will be focussing more on my Finance related prep certs before I join my MBA. I have found Trinity Business School and Vlerick Business School as there is either an alternative or waiver for standardised tests. I am also open to alternative suggestions.



Kindly throw in your valued opinions. Thank you for your help and suggestions.



PS: I am not considering MS or MIF options given my age and professional cum educational background, which could be wrong but that's what my research yielded me. Again, suggestions are welcome here too.


Could anyone help please

[quote]Dear all,<br>
<br>
I am from India, a 31 years old Engineering Grad with 6.5 GPA (v.low) and 7 years of experiences in Manufacturing and Sales in a few countries in South East Asia. I am looking for a career in Private Equity research post my MBA. For which I have taken some certification courses in CFI Institute. Before the admissions next year I plan to give my hand in CFA 1 if things go well.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>Since my fav location to work post MBA would be Europe/UK. I am looking for an MBA that would supplement my Finance course and open doors for me in PE firms in UK/Europe. I am considering schools that gives waiver for GMAT as I will be focussing more on my Finance related prep certs before I join my MBA. I have found Trinity Business School and Vlerick Business School as there is either an alternative or waiver for standardised tests. I am also open to alternative suggestions. <br>
<br>
Kindly throw in your valued opinions. Thank you for your help and suggestions.<br>
<br>
PS: I am not considering MS or MIF options given my age and professional cum educational background, which could be wrong but that's what my research yielded me. Again, suggestions are welcome here too. [/quote]<br><br>Could anyone help please
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Duncan

Honestly, there are very few jobs in PE and they are unlikely to go to someone with an MBA from a school that doesn't require the GMAT. I assume your Dutch skills are not at the levels needed to work in Flanders. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 01, 2021]

Honestly, there are very few jobs in PE and they are unlikely to go to someone with an MBA from a school that doesn't require the GMAT. I assume your Dutch skills are not at the levels needed to work in Flanders.&nbsp;
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laurie

Strongly agree with Duncan's comment here. 

Shortlisting schools based on not taking the GMAT is an extremely bad idea. Especially for somebody on a finance track (the adcomms will be looking for a strong GMAT score as a signal of quantitative capabilities). 

Neither of these schools will help you with PE. You'll need to look into a school that has strong relationships with PE firms (LBS comes to mind). 

Strongly agree with Duncan's comment here.&nbsp;<br><br>Shortlisting schools based on not taking the GMAT is an extremely bad idea. Especially for somebody on a finance track (the adcomms will be looking for a strong GMAT score as a signal of quantitative capabilities).&nbsp;<br><br>Neither of these schools will help you with PE. You'll need to look into a school that has strong relationships with PE firms (LBS comes to mind).&nbsp;
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aslamo

Use the tip that has been mentioned on this board many times before of using LinkedIn to search for people who work in your desired job role or sector to see what MBA schools they attended. 

Doing a very basic search for the UK and Private Equity suggests LBS, INSEAD,  Cambridge and Oxford are the most common European sources of MBAs along with Harvard.

[Edited by aslamo on Jul 02, 2021]

Use the tip that has been mentioned on this board many times before of using LinkedIn to search for people who work in your desired job role or sector to see what MBA schools they attended.&nbsp;<br><br>Doing a very basic search for the UK and Private Equity suggests LBS, INSEAD,&nbsp; Cambridge and Oxford are the most common European sources of MBAs along with Harvard.
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