1 Year vs Part-Time MBA (Kellogg, Cornell, Emory, INSEAD)


mba_13

I am primarily interested in pursuing a 1 year or part time MBA program (I am 34 & have no desire of going back to school full time for 2 years)

I have STEM undergrad and masters degrees from US universities & around 9 years work experience in tech roles. I am looking to transition into Product Management or tech consulting post MBA.

My target schools for FT include Kellogg, Cornell, & Emory. Should i even look into a European school like INSEAD ? (I am only interested in working in US post MBA)
I would like to mention that I have a US GC and do not require work visa-sponsorship.

Any feedback regarding schools would be appreciated ?

I am primarily interested in pursuing a 1 year or part time MBA program (I am 34 & have no desire of going back to school full time for 2 years)

I have STEM undergrad and masters degrees from US universities & around 9 years work experience in tech roles. I am looking to transition into Product Management or tech consulting post MBA.

My target schools for FT include Kellogg, Cornell, & Emory. Should i even look into a European school like INSEAD ? (I am only interested in working in US post MBA)
I would like to mention that I have a US GC and do not require work visa-sponsorship.

Any feedback regarding schools would be appreciated ?
quote
Duncan

Insead makes no sense. 

Insead makes no sense. 
quote
mba hipste...

Yeah, I'd agree, if you want to work in the US you should study in the US (even if you have a green card).

But more than that: study close to where you want to work. Are you not considering more tech-centric schools like UCLA or Stanford? 

Yeah, I'd agree, if you want to work in the US you should study in the US (even if you have a green card).<br><br>But more than that: study close to where you want to work. Are you not considering more tech-centric schools like UCLA or Stanford?&nbsp;
quote
mba_13

Thank you for the feedback Duncan & mba_hipster.

I am based near Chicago and mostly wish to be here or in East Coast in the long run (DC, NYC, Boston)

Do you guys think part time MBA from schools like Anderson(UCLA), HAAS(Berkeley) or even Kellogg, Booth could have similar-ish outcomes as full time programs ?
The MBAi (Tech-MBA) from Kellogg looks pretty interesting and I am considering it, apart from their 1 year MBA program. (It will be very difficult for me to go back to school full time for 2 years at 35 for various reasons)

Thank you for the feedback Duncan &amp; mba_hipster.<br><br>I am based near Chicago and mostly wish to be here or in East Coast in the long run (DC, NYC, Boston)<br><br>Do you guys think part time MBA from schools like Anderson(UCLA), HAAS(Berkeley) or even Kellogg, Booth could have similar-ish outcomes as full time programs ?<br>The MBAi (Tech-MBA) from Kellogg looks pretty interesting and I am considering it, apart from their 1 year MBA program. (It will be very difficult for me to go back to school full time for 2 years at 35 for various reasons)
quote
Duncan

Part time programs make no sense. The MBAi looks like a good option. 

Part time programs make no sense. The MBAi looks like a good option.&nbsp;
quote
mba_13

Any thoughts on Cornell, NYU-Stern's 1Y or Tech MBA, considering Kellogg MBAi is new.

Also, you think I would be a good candidate considering Kellogg's eligibility mentions the following (seems like they are looking for a younger cohort) --
You should consider applying if you have some combination of these requirements:
-- 4-6 years of work experience
-- Technical work experience as a PO, PM, Data Scientist, S/W Engr., R&D Associate, etc.
-- Undergraduate STEM degree or major

Also, what are some possible ways to boost the application ?
My Undergrad/Grad school is outside top 100 (I did have scholarships for both) and my CGPA's were 3.25, 3.55 respectively.
I have heard good things about Harvard CORe. Are there more courses like that ?
https://online.hbs.edu/courses/core-program/

[Edited by mba_13 on Feb 18, 2022]

Any thoughts on Cornell, NYU-Stern's 1Y or Tech MBA, considering Kellogg MBAi is new.<br><br>Also, you think I would be a good candidate considering Kellogg's eligibility mentions the following (seems like they are looking for a younger cohort) --<br>You should consider applying if you have some combination of these requirements:<br>-- 4-6 years of work experience<br>-- Technical work experience as a PO, PM, Data Scientist, S/W Engr., R&amp;D Associate, etc.<br>-- Undergraduate STEM degree or major<br><br>Also, what are some possible ways to boost the application ?<br>My Undergrad/Grad school is outside top 100 (I did have scholarships for both) and my CGPA's were 3.25, 3.55 respectively.<br>I have heard good things about Harvard CORe. Are there more courses like that ?<br>https://online.hbs.edu/courses/core-program/
quote
StuartHE

You sound better qualified for the MBAi than the MBA if you have limited leadership, managerial or supervisory experience. Duncan has a post linked from his profile page on how goals can help your application, which is worth reading but fits into a much bigger opportunity. Start with your career goals: and then build a narrative from there. Why is Columbia or the MBAi the very best option for you? Talk about what is distinctive about Columbia: is the the ESG focus? Is is the MBAi design? Is it New York as a campus? 

The CoRE doesn't address your weakness: you sound like one of the millions of very similar applicants, mostly male and foreign-born, who have applications that focus on their next career move: offering very limited visions, no real social mission, little evidence of contributing to wider society. This is a bigger issue than can be explained in a chat board. 

You sound better qualified for the MBAi than the MBA if you have limited leadership, managerial or supervisory experience. Duncan has a post linked from his profile page on how goals can help your application, which is worth reading but fits into a much bigger opportunity. Start with your career goals: and then build a narrative from there. Why is Columbia or the MBAi the very best option for you? Talk about what is distinctive about Columbia: is the the ESG focus? Is is the MBAi design? Is it New York as a campus?&nbsp;<br><br>The CoRE doesn't address your weakness: you sound like one of the millions of very similar applicants, mostly male and foreign-born, who have applications that focus on their next career move: offering very limited visions, no real social mission, little evidence of contributing to wider society. This is a bigger issue than can be explained in a chat board.&nbsp;
quote
StuartHE

This looks like a useful article https://www-ft-com.ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/content/3234b3e9-d98e-4fd0-ab34-9af05f633cfb 

This looks like a useful article https://www-ft-com.ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/content/3234b3e9-d98e-4fd0-ab34-9af05f633cfb&nbsp;
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Evanston, Illinois 71 Followers 202 Discussions
Ithaca, New York 88 Followers 135 Discussions
Atlanta, Georgia 30 Followers 65 Discussions
Fontainebleau, France 67 Followers 300 Discussions

Other Related Content

Oct 11, 2021

Access MBA to Hold Info Events in the US and Canada

News Oct 11, 2021

Hot Discussions