What do you think about Hult IBS?
[Edited by shohrat6383 on Aug 21, 2019]
I think it's worth searching the board and reading comments about Hult. I never heard of any applicant who was not offered admission at Hult with a scholarship. Hult is no longer in the FT rankings, but when it was it always performed badly in terms of faculty research (Hult doesn't have the model of tenured, research-active, professors), job placement success and alumni recommendations.
- http://poetsandquants.com/2014/09/03/hult-international-the-kanye-west-of-business-schools/ and
PS I love a comment on one of those articles:- “You got ‘accepted’ the same way I got pre-approved for a capital one credit card with 43% APR. Save your money.”
Unless you already have some sort of US visa it feels very late. Take a look at Which schools start when http://www.find-mba.com/board/41131
Why the USA?
Maybe the EGADE/UNC dual MBA? http://www.itesm.mx/wps/wcm/connect/EBS/EGADE+Business+School+ND/Our+Programs/MBA+Global+En/
That would give you a semester and potentially an internship in the USA.
[Edited by Duncan on Apr 19, 2016]
If I remember then you have a good experience and not many students apply from Turkmenistan. If you apply for Fall of 2017, then you have a head start and can work on many aspects of your application including your GMAT score.
1) Don't join Hult, You probably won't get the same leverage as you would from other schools who'll be happy to receive your application
2) A 2-year MBA program is better than a 1-year MBA program since a 2-year program allows you build your concepts and do an internship. It will give you more time to experience US culture.
3) If your constraints permit then perhaps look into MBA-MS joint degree to be eligible for 12+24 months of OPT after graduation.
4) Contact B schools that interest you directly. I used to email some in admissions committee explaining my profile, background and career goals. That email contained my resume and all the scores. And I asked for their opinion, now some would say a) We can't say anything officially, but we encourage you to apply b) we would suggest you retake the gmat to strengthen your profile c) we think you'll be a good fit and we encourage you to apply
Definitely apply to c) and don't waste time with b) if you don't want to retake the GMAT a) This is tricky - apply to your dream schools maybe 1 or 2
5) Spread your risk. Apply to 5-6 B schools at least 1 or 2 Reach. 1-2 safe schools and so on,
6) You know that you want to get into Oil&Gas / Energy Industry. But that's an industry what function do you want to specialize in? or do you want to do a General Management? This would further help you identify programs.
Look at Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Dallas, Oklahoma, Baylor. Also look at Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State, Arizona state. Although they are not in Texas but they can provide great education at cost.
Initially you'll have to reach out to many B schools and get a feel of how admission people are responding to you as mentioned in point 4.
Remember to play your diversity card. Not many students from Turkmenistan apply.
I want to live in the US for some time (while I study) and learn its culture and everything about it. I am very curious about this country and I think that I can learn a lot of stuff that I can't get at schools by staying in US for some time.
I am doing good my friend. I think you should try for Fall 2017 intake, that way you can increase your GMAT. With a little practice you might be able to increase your Quant score to 46-47.
Working in US: as you know, as a student you will have F-1 visa in US. As a student after your Master's degree also know as Advanced Degree you get OPT (Optional Practical Training) For most AD you get 1 year of OPT (12 months). For certain programs that are STEM designated (Science, Engineer, Technology, Maths) you get additional 24 months known as STEM extension OPT on top of 12 month of original OPT.
Why is this significant?
For working you need H1-B visa. what this means is that you need to find a company that is willing to sponsor your work permit.However, find such a job and company takes time. Can happen in June, can happen in January or maybe Oct next year. The tricky part is that US is a hot destination and thus attracts a lot of aspirants, and there are limited number of H1-B visas that are issued every year. 65,000 for non-advanced degree, and 20,000 for people with US Advanced Degree. These 85,000 visas are given after conducting a "Lottery". For This year, 236,000 applications were received for 85,000 jobs. Many predicted that people with AD have 65% chance of getting selected, while non-AD have 30% chance.
Since the Lottery is conducted every April, with a 1 year OPT your company usually gets only 1 chance (assuming you received offer letter after April). What the STEM OPT extension does is that it provides the opportunity for your company to apply for next year H1-B also incase you are not selected in your 1st year Lottery.
Remember it's also about timing. I also had only 1 year OPT. But I got my job in March, so my company was able to apply my H1-B in April of same year. Luckily I got selected even with 30% chance on the 1st attempt last year. So, even with 1 year OPT - I had 2 attempts at lottery because I got my offer letter before April.
MBA/MS that comes under STEM provides you with OPT extension. So does many 1 year MS program like MS in Business Analytics etc.
MBA/MS programs usually take 2.5 to 3 years. But it depends on how they are structured. I think Boston University e.g. is a 3 year - if I remember correctly.
With 11 years of experience and 5-6 managerial, you will be a good candidate for consulting in O&G/energy. So reach out to as many schools as, asking questions about your fit.