I currently work in luxury band management in india and work with high end brands like Brunello cucinelli and Kiton


Before this I have held intenrshitps in quant marketing and accounting however I am unsure of what I want to do further. Will my CV be looked down upon, with so many different kinds of work experiences? Have I ruined my CV at 23? Am I too late to make a switch? I graduated from bocconi with an undergraduate degree in finance however I don't have good grades in my final years.
When I ask these questions to my indian friends they seem to be clueless about what they want to do further too. All of them are in data science and are going in for data science masters in the US as there is a lot of money in that. Even I have thought about taking courses in data science and then eventually getting hired by some firm in India. I am very worried about my future and realistically know that I can't get into top schools like Insead or LBS due to my grades.

Should I go in for my masters in management from an average school like Nova, UC3M, etc? I know people who dived in head first without worrying about rankings, etc and still got good outcomes from these programs without speaking the local language. My problem is that the only Nova alumni I know in India are the IIM Ahmedabad and Calcutta graduates who did an exchange there. Will it have any value in India or will I be hired for entry level roles that I can get after my undergrad. I want to work in luxury management further but don't know how things will pan out as it has just been a month since I joined the firm.
Before this I have held intenrshitps in quant marketing and accounting however I am unsure of what I want to do further. Will my CV be looked down upon, with so many different kinds of work experiences? Have I ruined my CV at 23? Am I too late to make a switch? I graduated from bocconi with an undergraduate degree in finance however I don't have good grades in my final years.
When I ask these questions to my indian friends they seem to be clueless about what they want to do further too. All of them are in data science and are going in for data science masters in the US as there is a lot of money in that. Even I have thought about taking courses in data science and then eventually getting hired by some firm in India. I am very worried about my future and realistically know that I can't get into top schools like Insead or LBS due to my grades.

Should I go in for my masters in management from an average school like Nova, UC3M, etc? I know people who dived in head first without worrying about rankings, etc and still got good outcomes from these programs without speaking the local language. My problem is that the only Nova alumni I know in India are the IIM Ahmedabad and Calcutta graduates who did an exchange there. Will it have any value in India or will I be hired for entry level roles that I can get after my undergrad. I want to work in luxury management further but don't know how things will pan out as it has just been a month since I joined the firm.
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Ayon
Masters in Management from schools like Nova/ UC3M etc. will not have any value in India.

India has huge selection of schools with a strict pecking order, that produces volume of students into the market each year. Educating one about Nova/U3CM will be challenging. Further it will be perceived as you went into such schools to escape the fierce competition around getting admits into top 30 Indian MBA / Master programs.

My two cents will be to first decide on geography where you want to work. Then try to get into the best brand name school in that country. Also, if your coursework and experience is in Finance, remember that finance makes the world go round. Data science is hot now since it enables people to make decisions based on data. In other words a Finance manager will have data analyst in his/her team to churn the numbers, but ultimately take the decision based on sound financial know how. If you can combine your Fin/Accounting skills with Data science/modelling skills and a bit of programming/data query, you'll be in very high demand.
Masters in Management from schools like Nova/ UC3M etc. will not have any value in India.

India has huge selection of schools with a strict pecking order, that produces volume of students into the market each year. Educating one about Nova/U3CM will be challenging. Further it will be perceived as you went into such schools to escape the fierce competition around getting admits into top 30 Indian MBA / Master programs.

My two cents will be to first decide on geography where you want to work. Then try to get into the best brand name school in that country. Also, if your coursework and experience is in Finance, remember that finance makes the world go round. Data science is hot now since it enables people to make decisions based on data. In other words a Finance manager will have data analyst in his/her team to churn the numbers, but ultimately take the decision based on sound financial know how. If you can combine your Fin/Accounting skills with Data science/modelling skills and a bit of programming/data query, you'll be in very high demand.
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But everyone knew about bocconi in India. Two of my friends are working at credit Suisse in India after bocconi msc finance, not to mention the indian and alian students who are working in MBB after the IIMA and Bocconi double degree . But that is besides the point. My long term Aim is to migrate abroad, preferably Canada or NZ. However, if I fail to like that place for any reason, I am aware that a degree from a Canadian or a kiwi school wouldn't be valued much in India. Do you think that a master's from Otago or scullich or even McGill would have no value in India? With my grades I know I can't get into a school like Insead. Should I work now and then apply for an MBA rather than going in for a master's right now?
Masters in Management from schools like Nova/ UC3M etc. will not have any value in India.

India has huge selection of schools with a strict pecking order, that produces volume of students into the market each year. Educating one about Nova/U3CM will be challenging. Further it will be perceived as you went into such schools to escape the fierce competition around getting admits into top 30 Indian MBA / Master programs.

My two cents will be to first decide on geography where you want to work. Then try to get into the best brand name school in that country. Also, if your coursework and experience is in Finance, remember that finance makes the world go round. Data science is hot now since it enables people to make decisions based on data. In other words a Finance manager will have data analyst in his/her team to churn the numbers, but ultimately take the decision based on sound financial know how. If you can combine your Fin/Accounting skills with Data science/modelling skills and a bit of programming/data query, you'll be in very high demand.
But everyone knew about bocconi in India. Two of my friends are working at credit Suisse in India after bocconi msc finance, not to mention the indian and alian students who are working in MBB after the IIMA and Bocconi double degree . But that is besides the point. My long term Aim is to migrate abroad, preferably Canada or NZ. However, if I fail to like that place for any reason, I am aware that a degree from a Canadian or a kiwi school wouldn't be valued much in India. Do you think that a master's from Otago or scullich or even McGill would have no value in India? With my grades I know I can't get into a school like Insead. Should I work now and then apply for an MBA rather than going in for a master's right now? [quote]Masters in Management from schools like Nova/ UC3M etc. will not have any value in India.

India has huge selection of schools with a strict pecking order, that produces volume of students into the market each year. Educating one about Nova/U3CM will be challenging. Further it will be perceived as you went into such schools to escape the fierce competition around getting admits into top 30 Indian MBA / Master programs.

My two cents will be to first decide on geography where you want to work. Then try to get into the best brand name school in that country. Also, if your coursework and experience is in Finance, remember that finance makes the world go round. Data science is hot now since it enables people to make decisions based on data. In other words a Finance manager will have data analyst in his/her team to churn the numbers, but ultimately take the decision based on sound financial know how. If you can combine your Fin/Accounting skills with Data science/modelling skills and a bit of programming/data query, you'll be in very high demand.[/quote]
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Masters in Management from schools like Nova/ UC3M etc. will not have any value in India.

India has huge selection of schools with a strict pecking order, that produces volume of students into the market each year. Educating one about Nova/U3CM will be challenging. Further it will be perceived as you went into such schools to escape the fierce competition around getting admits into top 30 Indian MBA / Master programs.

My two cents will be to first decide on geography where you want to work. Then try to get into the best brand name school in that country. Also, if your coursework and experience is in Finance, remember that finance makes the world go round. Data science is hot now since it enables people to make decisions based on data. In other words a Finance manager will have data analyst in his/her team to churn the numbers, but ultimately take the decision based on sound financial know how. If you can combine your Fin/Accounting skills with Data science/modelling skills and a bit of programming/data query, you'll be in very high demand.


Also, what do you think about schools like hec Lausanne, Mannheim, Frankfurt for the indian market? Would they be not recognised too? Also, I have seen many graduates from top schools in India like St Stephen's, IITs etc going to European schools like skema, bocconi, esade, IE for a master's in management. Most of them had admits from good schools in India too so I guess it's just a myth that Indians who can't get into top schools in India go abroad for their masters. Most of these students returned to India after their masters too.
[quote]Masters in Management from schools like Nova/ UC3M etc. will not have any value in India.

India has huge selection of schools with a strict pecking order, that produces volume of students into the market each year. Educating one about Nova/U3CM will be challenging. Further it will be perceived as you went into such schools to escape the fierce competition around getting admits into top 30 Indian MBA / Master programs.

My two cents will be to first decide on geography where you want to work. Then try to get into the best brand name school in that country. Also, if your coursework and experience is in Finance, remember that finance makes the world go round. Data science is hot now since it enables people to make decisions based on data. In other words a Finance manager will have data analyst in his/her team to churn the numbers, but ultimately take the decision based on sound financial know how. If you can combine your Fin/Accounting skills with Data science/modelling skills and a bit of programming/data query, you'll be in very high demand.[/quote]

Also, what do you think about schools like hec Lausanne, Mannheim, Frankfurt for the indian market? Would they be not recognised too? Also, I have seen many graduates from top schools in India like St Stephen's, IITs etc going to European schools like skema, bocconi, esade, IE for a master's in management. Most of them had admits from good schools in India too so I guess it's just a myth that Indians who can't get into top schools in India go abroad for their masters. Most of these students returned to India after their masters too.
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maury
I was of the idea that many Indian firms like to see international study on the resumes of potential hires. Plus, the top schools all tend to have decent networks in the country, especially those with physical presences / campuses there (Bocconi).

I'm less certain about lesser known schools like HEC Lausanne. If I were you I would do a bit of research (maybe on LinkedIn) on if / where grads from this school end up (in Indian firms)
I was of the idea that many Indian firms like to see international study on the resumes of potential hires. Plus, the top schools all tend to have decent networks in the country, especially those with physical presences / campuses there (Bocconi).

I'm less certain about lesser known schools like HEC Lausanne. If I were you I would do a bit of research (maybe on LinkedIn) on if / where grads from this school end up (in Indian firms)
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Apart from bocconi, I doubt nova, uc3m etc are considered to be too schools. The only alumni I can find working in India are the ones who went on exchange from IIM Ahmedabad and Calcutta
I was of the idea that many Indian firms like to see international study on the resumes of potential hires. Plus, the top schools all tend to have decent networks in the country, especially those with physical presences / campuses there (Bocconi).

I'm less certain about lesser known schools like HEC Lausanne. If I were you I would do a bit of research (maybe on LinkedIn) on if / where grads from this school end up (in Indian firms)
Apart from bocconi, I doubt nova, uc3m etc are considered to be too schools. The only alumni I can find working in India are the ones who went on exchange from IIM Ahmedabad and Calcutta[quote]I was of the idea that many Indian firms like to see international study on the resumes of potential hires. Plus, the top schools all tend to have decent networks in the country, especially those with physical presences / campuses there (Bocconi).

I'm less certain about lesser known schools like HEC Lausanne. If I were you I would do a bit of research (maybe on LinkedIn) on if / where grads from this school end up (in Indian firms)[/quote]
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Razors Edg...
Just a quick search through a couple of industries on LinkedIn shows that in terms of those working in India in MBA-heavy industries (like consulting), most of them probably did their degrees in-country. US degrees are also pretty popular, and then UK / Europe schools. French schools like HEC Paris and Insead have pretty strong representation in some industries.

I have no doubt that with a degree from a lower ranked school you'd be able to find a job. But what kind of job and how much you make will vary widely.
Just a quick search through a couple of industries on LinkedIn shows that in terms of those working in India in MBA-heavy industries (like consulting), most of them probably did their degrees in-country. US degrees are also pretty popular, and then UK / Europe schools. French schools like HEC Paris and Insead have pretty strong representation in some industries.

I have no doubt that with a degree from a lower ranked school you'd be able to find a job. But what kind of job and how much you make will vary widely.
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