CEIBS vs. ISB


delatfmba
I am an Indian applicant with following particulars :
Qual : Mech. Engineer
Work ex : 4.5 yrs Sales and marketing at an Indian Automobile major
GMAT : 730

I wanted to move from industrial product to consumer product industry post-MBA in product management(marketing).
I had intended to apply at A-PAC top B-schools - ISB,CEIBS,NUS and NTU in the beginning of the season.I have received admit offer from CEIBS with scholarship as of now and have dropped the idea of applying at NUS/NTU .I am also through with my i/v at ISB and quite hopeful for an admit offer from them.So it basically boils down to ISB vs. CEIBS for me. CEIBS do attract me with its diverse student body and an opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture but i do not want to stay in China in long run(after 4-5yrs post-MBA).Also, i am sceptical about CEIBS reputation in markets like SGP/HKG.I would appreciate if you can pour in your expert views on my situation and help make me this life-altering decision.
I am an Indian applicant with following particulars :
Qual : Mech. Engineer
Work ex : 4.5 yrs Sales and marketing at an Indian Automobile major
GMAT : 730

I wanted to move from industrial product to consumer product industry post-MBA in product management(marketing).
I had intended to apply at A-PAC top B-schools - ISB,CEIBS,NUS and NTU in the beginning of the season.I have received admit offer from CEIBS with scholarship as of now and have dropped the idea of applying at NUS/NTU .I am also through with my i/v at ISB and quite hopeful for an admit offer from them.So it basically boils down to ISB vs. CEIBS for me. CEIBS do attract me with its diverse student body and an opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture but i do not want to stay in China in long run(after 4-5yrs post-MBA).Also, i am sceptical about CEIBS reputation in markets like SGP/HKG.I would appreciate if you can pour in your expert views on my situation and help make me this life-altering decision.

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kabir_mba
ISB would be the obvious choice, assuming you want to stay in India. The program has a concentration in marketing, which might be interesting for you, and as you probably know the school is highly visible among Indian firms.

However, for a more international experience, CEIBS is a good choice. Sometimes, companies in India will place a high value on having international exposure - and CEIBS' global positioning definitely fulfills this requirement.

I'd try to research managers in the firms you eventually want to work in (through LinkedIn, perhaps) - and see where they did their MBAs.
ISB would be the obvious choice, assuming you want to stay in India. The program has a concentration in marketing, which might be interesting for you, and as you probably know the school is highly visible among Indian firms.

However, for a more international experience, CEIBS is a good choice. Sometimes, companies in India will place a high value on having international exposure - and CEIBS' global positioning definitely fulfills this requirement.

I'd try to research managers in the firms you eventually want to work in (through LinkedIn, perhaps) - and see where they did their MBAs.
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