Full time program for 15 year work experience


caca11
Currently I have about 15 year work experience in Finance dept mostly in manufacturing company and am planning to study in MBA soon.
Then I really want to study in 2-year full time program, not 1 year or EMBA, but not sure how the schools think of my long years of work exprience.

Do you think this is totally not possible? If I can, which school might be the best? I'll take GMAT soon and I assume 650~700 to look for school.

If not possible, what kind of combination can give me 2 years of study in Grad school?
Currently I have about 15 year work experience in Finance dept mostly in manufacturing company and am planning to study in MBA soon.
Then I really want to study in 2-year full time program, not 1 year or EMBA, but not sure how the schools think of my long years of work exprience.

Do you think this is totally not possible? If I can, which school might be the best? I'll take GMAT soon and I assume 650~700 to look for school.

If not possible, what kind of combination can give me 2 years of study in Grad school?
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Duncan
There are some programmes aimed at people like you, but these are typically one-year MBAs like the Sloan Fellows, Nanyang Fellows or IBEAR. That said, I think many two-year MBAs will be open to speaking with you, especially schools in regions where the MBA is often taken with more work experience, such as the US or Europe. In Europe, I would certainly approach Manchester, IESE and HEC. In the US, that sounds like UCLA, Wharton, MIT and below them Rice, Connecticut and Arkansas.
There are some programmes aimed at people like you, but these are typically one-year MBAs like the Sloan Fellows, Nanyang Fellows or IBEAR. That said, I think many two-year MBAs will be open to speaking with you, especially schools in regions where the MBA is often taken with more work experience, such as the US or Europe. In Europe, I would certainly approach Manchester, IESE and HEC. In the US, that sounds like UCLA, Wharton, MIT and below them Rice, Connecticut and Arkansas.
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caca11
Thanks a lot Duncan!!

Of course I'll search those schools for availability. Btw, can I combine 1 year MBA with MS degree in US? Is there any program suitable to my situation?
Thanks a lot Duncan!!

Of course I'll search those schools for availability. Btw, can I combine 1 year MBA with MS degree in US? Is there any program suitable to my situation?
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Duncan
Yes, a few options come to mind. One is the Katz MBA at Pittsburgh: that is a one year MBA designed with a series of MS degrees that articulate with it. I would also look at the MIT MSMS course and the Yale MAM. That would allow you to spend a year at a top international school and then complete an MS in management in the US. That would be more economical, and I think more valuable for many students. I think those programmes might also be a little less selective.
Yes, a few options come to mind. One is the Katz MBA at Pittsburgh: that is a one year MBA designed with a series of MS degrees that articulate with it. I would also look at the MIT MSMS course and the Yale MAM. That would allow you to spend a year at a top international school and then complete an MS in management in the US. That would be more economical, and I think more valuable for many students. I think those programmes might also be a little less selective.
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Duncan
Here are the Katz options: http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/programs/dual.php

PS I should also have mentioned Georgia State, which has the oldest cohort of any of the top US programmes.

[Edited by Duncan on Oct 15, 2015]

Here are the Katz options: http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/mba/academics/programs/dual.php

PS I should also have mentioned Georgia State, which has the oldest cohort of any of the top US programmes.
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caca11
Hi Duncan, Appreciate your advice!! it's really helpful!!

[Edited by caca11 on Oct 15, 2015]

Hi Duncan, Appreciate your advice!! it's really helpful!!
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Mamit
I would suggest you can also explore Columbia (https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/academics/dual-degrees). If you are keen on a broader exposure you can explore NYU Stern Dual MBA with HEC (https://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/dual-degrees/dual-mba-with-hec-school-of-management)
I would suggest you can also explore Columbia (https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/academics/dual-degrees). If you are keen on a broader exposure you can explore NYU Stern Dual MBA with HEC (https://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/dual-degrees/dual-mba-with-hec-school-of-management)
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mba hipste...
The Columbia and NYU programs are of course great choices for many students, but their cohorts tend to be much younger than this applicant.

Not that that's necessarily a dealbreaker, it would just require explaining why a two-year MBA is important and why these schools specifically. If the arguments are logical and the schools agree with the reasoning, it could work.
The Columbia and NYU programs are of course great choices for many students, but their cohorts tend to be much younger than this applicant.

Not that that's necessarily a dealbreaker, it would just require explaining why a two-year MBA is important and why these schools specifically. If the arguments are logical and the schools agree with the reasoning, it could work.
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