I am getting no direction anywhere. Should i go in for a masters in management? Any advice from Duncan or experienced users?


I have posted here a couple of times before and have narrowed it down to 2 things- I see myself working in either strategic consulting or business analytics. I am not capable of getting into the top schools due to my low grades hence i will be aiming for the schools that i can get into realistically.
I have less than a year of work experience but by the time the semester starts next year, I would have worked for more than 15 months for the strategy team of a luxury brand. Previous internships include a stint at an insurance firm in italy. As mentioned earlier, i am a graduate of bocconi university but am currently working in India.
I dont think that i have the time for the GMAT as i work till late on Saturdays too. Apart from that, I dont think i can do well on the GMAT and could get a score of around 600 which would leave me with average or low tier schools anyway.
I dont see myself working in india in the future, hence wanted to go in for a masters in either Canada or Europe. Judging from my offer letters last year, i could get into the following universities for my masters-

1) Nova SBE (masters in management)
2) UC3M (masters in finance)
3) HEC Lausanne (masters in management with a data analytics major)
4) Maynooth University (masters in data science)
5) maybe TCD or UCD for a masters in management

I wanted to know if any of these courses are worth pursuing or will i definitely have to return to India after my graduation. I have read the articles given on the website and know that since i am not fluent in any of the languages, i will find it hard to secure a job but i have seen many people doing so, especially after a masters. What are your opinions? Please dont tell me to apply to LBS or HEC Paris. I dont have the grades for those schools.
I have posted here a couple of times before and have narrowed it down to 2 things- I see myself working in either strategic consulting or business analytics. I am not capable of getting into the top schools due to my low grades hence i will be aiming for the schools that i can get into realistically.
I have less than a year of work experience but by the time the semester starts next year, I would have worked for more than 15 months for the strategy team of a luxury brand. Previous internships include a stint at an insurance firm in italy. As mentioned earlier, i am a graduate of bocconi university but am currently working in India.
I dont think that i have the time for the GMAT as i work till late on Saturdays too. Apart from that, I dont think i can do well on the GMAT and could get a score of around 600 which would leave me with average or low tier schools anyway.
I dont see myself working in india in the future, hence wanted to go in for a masters in either Canada or Europe. Judging from my offer letters last year, i could get into the following universities for my masters-

1) Nova SBE (masters in management)
2) UC3M (masters in finance)
3) HEC Lausanne (masters in management with a data analytics major)
4) Maynooth University (masters in data science)
5) maybe TCD or UCD for a masters in management

I wanted to know if any of these courses are worth pursuing or will i definitely have to return to India after my graduation. I have read the articles given on the website and know that since i am not fluent in any of the languages, i will find it hard to secure a job but i have seen many people doing so, especially after a masters. What are your opinions? Please dont tell me to apply to LBS or HEC Paris. I dont have the grades for those schools.
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Duncan
Given the language barrier, Ireland and Canada seem like good options.
Given the language barrier, Ireland and Canada seem like good options.
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George Pat...
UCD seems to be better for international mobility.
For strategic consulting, I think you should get a bit more experience, a good gmat, and apply to top MBAs in 3-4 years.
For Business Analyst, maybe also consider a Business Analytics degree?
UCD seems to be better for international mobility.
For strategic consulting, I think you should get a bit more experience, a good gmat, and apply to top MBAs in 3-4 years.
For Business Analyst, maybe also consider a Business Analytics degree?
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Razors Edg...
The time investment preparing for the GMAT would pay off exponentially in the long-term.
The time investment preparing for the GMAT would pay off exponentially in the long-term.
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