I'm new here. I stumbled across this forum and found some of the most no-BS advice here compared to other MBA forums. I'd like to share my story and am hoping the good folks here can advice me how practical my plan is or if it is just folly. So here goes:
Me: Indian. Male. 29. Originally from New Delhi, presently in Canada. I'm a permanent Canadian resident and can apply to be a Canadian citizen in a few months.
Work: I've experience in event management, advertising and Marketing. Handled all advertising for a big liquor brand in India, which was a client of the advertising company I worked for. Presently running my own advertising and marketing firm in Canada.
GMAT: I attempted GMAT once and got a 620. Presently preparing again and I'm certain I'd breach 660.
My goal: To move to a different place and work there. I'd like to move to and live and work either in Italy, the States or Spain. In that order of preference. I'm hoping an MBA would help me in making the professional, geographic and personal transition that I'm looking for. Also, I want to do a 1-year MBA and as I want to get it done quickly and don't want to put my life on hold for 2 years.
I do not wish to stay in Canada or return to India and for this reason, I'm not even looking into Canadian schools.
Post MBA, I'd like to start my own business or get into Brand Management or Marketing.
Languages: Besides my 2 native Indian languages, I'm extremely fluent in English and speak and write native level English. Among my various work roles, I'm also a copywriter. As of now, I don't speak or know any Italian or Spanish.
Schools: I'm hoping to get an admit to a good business school in Italy or Spain. So far the schools I have shortlisted are SDA Bocconi, ESADE and IE. I'm also considering US schools but no decent US school has an MBA of less than 2 years' duration.
My plan: I'm hoping that after getting an MBA from one of the above-mentioned schools, I'd be able to find a decent job and be able to permanently live in either Italy, Spain or the States.
Now this is where I'm looking for some help, advice and wisdom. Firstly, is my plan practical or is it just folly?
Secondly, what are my chances of finding a job in Italy or Spain post MBA given that I don't speak the local language? I'm willing to the learn the language and generally tend to be good at picking up new languages, although of course, being in fluent in a new language is a whole another game.
Some of these European schools have exchange programs with schools in the US. Would that help me finding employment in the States in any way?
If somebody has knowledge about these schools, how likely is it for a graduate from these schools who is non-EU and doesn't speak the local language to find a worthy job post MBA?
Is what I'm planning even doable? Or get me the thing that I seek? Or are there any tweaks I should make in my plan to achieve what I'm after?
Again, I felt the members on this forum offered some of the most realistic advice among all MBA forums and would appreciate if the good folks here could share their thoughts, experiences and advice.
[Edited by Alantris on Jul 07, 2015]