best MBA choice for me (from India with IT background)


rashi2015

Hello everybody!

I have been reading through the discussions here and they are very relevant + interesting.

I have a question that has been covered a lot in the past, I work in IT in India and I am aiming to do my MBA abroad. I understand that I am in a competitive applicant group and that it can be hard to get a job in another country. But even so, what is the best choice?

1. Do an MBA in Europe like Mannheim Business School or IESEG. I know that language can be an issue but I am willing to learn. I have started taking German classes but I can try to learn French too.

2. Do an MBA in the USA. This is one place that I am not so sure about. For the good schools in the US (McCombs, Zicklin, even the top schools like Harvard/Stanford), is it harder to get in for Indian applicants? If I get a good GMAT score (760 or higher) would I have a good chance?

3. Do an MBA in the UK. I know that there are visa problems for many international students, so I haven't done a lot of research here.

4. Do an MBA in another country like Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. This is my backup plan in case I can not get into a top business school in Europe/USA/UK. I know that the jobs in these countries will probably not be as good as in the other countries.

Any advice or feedback? I don't want to apply for this year but I will wait until next year so I have some time to think about my plans + prepare.

Hello everybody!

I have been reading through the discussions here and they are very relevant + interesting.

I have a question that has been covered a lot in the past, I work in IT in India and I am aiming to do my MBA abroad. I understand that I am in a competitive applicant group and that it can be hard to get a job in another country. But even so, what is the best choice?

1. Do an MBA in Europe like Mannheim Business School or IESEG. I know that language can be an issue but I am willing to learn. I have started taking German classes but I can try to learn French too.

2. Do an MBA in the USA. This is one place that I am not so sure about. For the good schools in the US (McCombs, Zicklin, even the top schools like Harvard/Stanford), is it harder to get in for Indian applicants? If I get a good GMAT score (760 or higher) would I have a good chance?

3. Do an MBA in the UK. I know that there are visa problems for many international students, so I haven't done a lot of research here.

4. Do an MBA in another country like Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. This is my backup plan in case I can not get into a top business school in Europe/USA/UK. I know that the jobs in these countries will probably not be as good as in the other countries.

Any advice or feedback? I don't want to apply for this year but I will wait until next year so I have some time to think about my plans + prepare.
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Duncan

Take a look at: Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

If you don't already speak French or German to at least an intermediate standard, then indeed Canada, Australia, Singapore or even the UK might be more effective options.

PS IESEG? Why IESEG?

Take a look at: Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

If you don't already speak French or German to at least an intermediate standard, then indeed Canada, Australia, Singapore or even the UK might be more effective options.

PS IESEG? Why IESEG?
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rashi2015

Thank you Duncan, I was hoping that you would respond. I will look into the business schools in Canada, Australia, and Singapore and the UK.

I was looking at IESEG because I heard it was a good school in France. But I guess I won't have enough language skills to get a job in the country.

Thank you Duncan, I was hoping that you would respond. I will look into the business schools in Canada, Australia, and Singapore and the UK.

I was looking at IESEG because I heard it was a good school in France. But I guess I won't have enough language skills to get a job in the country.
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mba hipste...

Yes, you're in a competitive applicant group but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to get into a good b-school and then transition to a new country. It happens a lot.

Indeed, schools in Canada/Australia/Singapore/UK would be good choices. You can sort the FT ranking by "international mobility," and look at the top schools in English-speaking countries- LBS, AGSM, Melbourne... Oxford, Cranfield, Cambridge, and so on. These schools have good track records for graduates transitioning into another country.

For the UK schools, yes, post-study visas might be a concern, but if you go to LBS/Oxbridge or a school in these tiers I wouldn't worry too much.

Yes, you're in a competitive applicant group but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to get into a good b-school and then transition to a new country. It happens a lot.

Indeed, schools in Canada/Australia/Singapore/UK would be good choices. You can sort the FT ranking by "international mobility," and look at the top schools in English-speaking countries- LBS, AGSM, Melbourne... Oxford, Cranfield, Cambridge, and so on. These schools have good track records for graduates transitioning into another country.

For the UK schools, yes, post-study visas might be a concern, but if you go to LBS/Oxbridge or a school in these tiers I wouldn't worry too much.
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