MBA in FMCG


Jarik07
I am a line manager in a fast moving consumer goods company in India. I have been working in this firm for 4 years and I believe it is time to do an MBA to get me to the next level.

I am having a hard time deciding which schools to select. I know that a PGP from a top school like IIM-A would be better for job opportunities in India. However, I have also read that many companies here like to recruit students who did their MBA in the U.S or somewhere in Europe.

I know that there are some good U.S. business schools with specializations in retail, Purdue and Carlson have come up in my research, but I am not sure that these are good for my particular career path in FMCG.

Does anybody have any advice for me?
I am a line manager in a fast moving consumer goods company in India. I have been working in this firm for 4 years and I believe it is time to do an MBA to get me to the next level.

I am having a hard time deciding which schools to select. I know that a PGP from a top school like IIM-A would be better for job opportunities in India. However, I have also read that many companies here like to recruit students who did their MBA in the U.S or somewhere in Europe.

I know that there are some good U.S. business schools with specializations in retail, Purdue and Carlson have come up in my research, but I am not sure that these are good for my particular career path in FMCG.

Does anybody have any advice for me?
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Duncan
Read; How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
Read; How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
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badux
Good luck using Linkedin for this kind of research on India, from my usage I have never found clear trends for any MBA programs.

Instead, track down the companies you would want to work for (even in your own firm, if that's your goal,) and see where the management did their degrees. Also look at the recruiting partners for business schools you're interested in and see if there's anything that lines up.

This list of schools that are good for a career in retail or consumer goods might be helpful:

Schulich is listed there. With its campus in India, it might have a decent network in the country. Check with them.
Good luck using Linkedin for this kind of research on India, from my usage I have never found clear trends for any MBA programs.

Instead, track down the companies you would want to work for (even in your own firm, if that's your goal,) and see where the management did their degrees. Also look at the recruiting partners for business schools you're interested in and see if there's anything that lines up.

This list of schools that are good for a career in retail or consumer goods might be helpful:

Schulich is listed there. With its campus in India, it might have a decent network in the country. Check with them.
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I am a line manager in a fast moving consumer goods company in India. I have been working in this firm for 4 years and I believe it is time to do an MBA to get me to the next level.

I am having a hard time deciding which schools to select. I know that a PGP from a top school like IIM-A would be better for job opportunities in India. However, I have also read that many companies here like to recruit students who did their MBA in the U.S or somewhere in Europe.

I know that there are some good U.S. business schools with specializations in retail, Purdue and Carlson have come up in my research, but I am not sure that these are good for my particular career path in FMCG.

Does anybody have any advice for me?
[quote]I am a line manager in a fast moving consumer goods company in India. I have been working in this firm for 4 years and I believe it is time to do an MBA to get me to the next level.

I am having a hard time deciding which schools to select. I know that a PGP from a top school like IIM-A would be better for job opportunities in India. However, I have also read that many companies here like to recruit students who did their MBA in the U.S or somewhere in Europe.

I know that there are some good U.S. business schools with specializations in retail, Purdue and Carlson have come up in my research, but I am not sure that these are good for my particular career path in FMCG.

Does anybody have any advice for me?[/quote]
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Jarik07
Good luck using Linkedin for this kind of research on India, from my usage I have never found clear trends for any MBA programs.

Instead, track down the companies you would want to work for (even in your own firm, if that's your goal,) and see where the management did their degrees. Also look at the recruiting partners for business schools you're interested in and see if there's anything that lines up.

This list of schools that are good for a career in retail or consumer goods might be helpful:

Schulich is listed there. With its campus in India, it might have a decent network in the country. Check with them.

Sorry could you post that link? I'll look at Schulich. Do you know of any good schools in the U.S.?
[quote]Good luck using Linkedin for this kind of research on India, from my usage I have never found clear trends for any MBA programs.

Instead, track down the companies you would want to work for (even in your own firm, if that's your goal,) and see where the management did their degrees. Also look at the recruiting partners for business schools you're interested in and see if there's anything that lines up.

This list of schools that are good for a career in retail or consumer goods might be helpful:

Schulich is listed there. With its campus in India, it might have a decent network in the country. Check with them. [/quote]
Sorry could you post that link? I'll look at Schulich. Do you know of any good schools in the U.S.?
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badux
http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-retail-and-consumer-goods
http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-retail-and-consumer-goods
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Jarik07
Thanks. So these are the US schools in that list:

Wisconsin
Florida
UNC
Minnesota
Purdue

Is there anything there that is specifically geared towards FMCG and not just retail??
Thanks. So these are the US schools in that list:

Wisconsin
Florida
UNC
Minnesota
Purdue

Is there anything there that is specifically geared towards FMCG and not just retail??
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badux
Is there anything there that is specifically geared towards FMCG and not just retail??

I am not aware of anything with an FMCG focus, specifically.

A good strategy here though is to find the firms that you would like to work in and then figure out where they recruit their MBAs from -- if they recruit MBAs at all. Filtering LinkedIn for Godrej Consumer Products, for instance, doesn't bring up a huge number of MBAs, and they mostly graduated from Indian universities.
[quote]Is there anything there that is specifically geared towards FMCG and not just retail??[/quote]
I am not aware of anything with an FMCG focus, specifically.

A good strategy here though is to find the firms that you would like to work in and then figure out where they recruit their MBAs from -- if they recruit MBAs at all. Filtering LinkedIn for Godrej Consumer Products, for instance, doesn't bring up a huge number of MBAs, and they mostly graduated from Indian universities.
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Jarik07
That's good to know, thanks.
That's good to know, thanks.
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ChuyChow
Ok, here's my question, I'm working in FMCG in Singapore, should I do my MBA here at NUS or Nanyang, or should I go to a US school like the ones mentioned above, Purdue or Minnesota for instance?
Ok, here's my question, I'm working in FMCG in Singapore, should I do my MBA here at NUS or Nanyang, or should I go to a US school like the ones mentioned above, Purdue or Minnesota for instance?
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Duncan
All good choices. Study where you want to work.
All good choices. Study where you want to work.
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ChuyChow
Thank you! I'm in Singapore now, and I see myself here for the long term. You don't think that an international MBA done in the US would be valuable for this? Otherwise, do you have any idea if NUS is better than Nanyang for FMCG?
Thank you! I'm in Singapore now, and I see myself here for the long term. You don't think that an international MBA done in the US would be valuable for this? Otherwise, do you have any idea if NUS is better than Nanyang for FMCG?
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Duncan
LinkedIn will tell you. I know that Nanyang has a specialist masters in consumer insight, so that would be a factor for me.
LinkedIn will tell you. I know that Nanyang has a specialist masters in consumer insight, so that would be a factor for me.
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