International MBA or MIB?


Hi There,

Firstly, i just would like to say i would really appreciate your help. I am professional with 3 years work experience and i really would like to take an MBA, MIM/MIB course, starting Sept 16. I would like a university with high international orientation that is highly recognised worldwide , has good ranking and has a reasonable tuition fee with preferred locations - Spain and France ( Paris). My main concerns here are:
- MBA or MIM course - Most of the discussion say that 3 years work experience is too long for Master degree. Most of the programmes which are suitable, recognised and have affordable tuition fee are Masters one but then it seems i have too much experience. Is that a true and do i have lower chance to get accepted just because of my work experience?
- What would be better? Lower tier school MBA like EADA or MEB in ESCP which is well recognised but it is master programme, even they prefer people with 2- 3 years work experience in the later one?
- Are there universities with good recognition, good for International MBA and reasonable tuition fee
- In the long run, i would like to work in Consulting or International Development as I currently work as a Country Manager
- I also havent taken GMAT yet and I am afraid it will be too late for me to prepare and apply for next year intake but i really would like to. Would then a school exam be an option and are they any easier?

The tuition fee i can afford is up to 35k and I am not up for taking loans. I also might be way too late for scholarships considering i dont have GMAT and i know myself, i would need at least 3-6 months to prepare for a good GMAT score.

- Any other suggestions considering the above will be much appreciated.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Hi There,

Firstly, i just would like to say i would really appreciate your help. I am professional with 3 years work experience and i really would like to take an MBA, MIM/MIB course, starting Sept 16. I would like a university with high international orientation that is highly recognised worldwide , has good ranking and has a reasonable tuition fee with preferred locations - Spain and France ( Paris). My main concerns here are:
- MBA or MIM course - Most of the discussion say that 3 years work experience is too long for Master degree. Most of the programmes which are suitable, recognised and have affordable tuition fee are Masters one but then it seems i have too much experience. Is that a true and do i have lower chance to get accepted just because of my work experience?
- What would be better? Lower tier school MBA like EADA or MEB in ESCP which is well recognised but it is master programme, even they prefer people with 2- 3 years work experience in the later one?
- Are there universities with good recognition, good for International MBA and reasonable tuition fee
- In the long run, i would like to work in Consulting or International Development as I currently work as a Country Manager
- I also havent taken GMAT yet and I am afraid it will be too late for me to prepare and apply for next year intake but i really would like to. Would then a school exam be an option and are they any easier?

The tuition fee i can afford is up to 35k and I am not up for taking loans. I also might be way too late for scholarships considering i dont have GMAT and i know myself, i would need at least 3-6 months to prepare for a good GMAT score.

- Any other suggestions considering the above will be much appreciated.

Look forward to hearing from you,
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Duncan

I think these are quite general questions and you can find out a lot by searching the board. I think that the key task is to focus on your career goals more closely so you can pick the best route. Is a management degree, for example, the best route into International development? Well, perhaps a specialised masters in operations or negotiation, but perhaps not business administration. Similarly, consulting is a broad field: perhaps start with the firms. Also see Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

I think these are quite general questions and you can find out a lot by searching the board. I think that the key task is to focus on your career goals more closely so you can pick the best route. Is a management degree, for example, the best route into International development? Well, perhaps a specialised masters in operations or negotiation, but perhaps not business administration. Similarly, consulting is a broad field: perhaps start with the firms. Also see Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
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Hi Duncan,

My main question is then what is better with my years of experience an MBA from university as EADA or Master in European Business ( MEB) from ESCP? The one does not seem that highly ranked and i am not sure of its international recognition, while the laster one is always in top of rankings and it seems quite well recognised around Europe. I am aware of my career goals and that's what i keep on getting as an answer and unfortunately regardless of my extensive research, i haven't got so far. Obviously an MBA degree from IE or IESE seems ideal but i would not be able to afford this, so i need to go for the next best. Thank you,

Hi Duncan,

My main question is then what is better with my years of experience an MBA from university as EADA or Master in European Business ( MEB) from ESCP? The one does not seem that highly ranked and i am not sure of its international recognition, while the laster one is always in top of rankings and it seems quite well recognised around Europe. I am aware of my career goals and that's what i keep on getting as an answer and unfortunately regardless of my extensive research, i haven't got so far. Obviously an MBA degree from IE or IESE seems ideal but i would not be able to afford this, so i need to go for the next best. Thank you,
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Duncan

To answer this confidently I would need to work with you to develop more clarity around your career goals. Most students would be better off with the EADA MBA.

To answer this confidently I would need to work with you to develop more clarity around your career goals. Most students would be better off with the EADA MBA.
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mba hipste...

Quick questions: why are you looking at schools in Spain and France? Are you from a country in the eurozone, and do you speak either Spanish or French? If your long-term career goals include transitioning to Europe from another country, language is going to be important.

Quick questions: why are you looking at schools in Spain and France? Are you from a country in the eurozone, and do you speak either Spanish or French? If your long-term career goals include transitioning to Europe from another country, language is going to be important.
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Andrea

Hi there!
I'm in the exact same situation... How did you decide in the end?
Best, Andi

[Edited by Andrea on May 13, 2016]

Hi there!
I'm in the exact same situation... How did you decide in the end?
Best, Andi
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abhishek5

There will be overlapping courses in both the programs and for all practical purposes, many companies in India consider MIB equivalent to MBA if you do it from a good B-School. So its difficult to tell which is better. It would totally depend on the line of career you are opting to choose. If you want to go into the field of foreign trade your MIB knowledge will be put to good use. Otherwise you can take up MBA for a general management degree.

There will be overlapping courses in both the programs and for all practical purposes, many companies in India consider MIB equivalent to MBA if you do it from a good B-School. So its difficult to tell which is better. It would totally depend on the line of career you are opting to choose. If you want to go into the field of foreign trade your MIB knowledge will be put to good use. Otherwise you can take up MBA for a general management degree.
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