MBA USA One-year-programe


Hi all,

After a year working in USA, my company, a big Spanish contractor that focusses in green energy infrastructures, is having serious financial issues. For this reason I am considering to pursue a one-year MBA programe (22 months seem to much) in a top school, mixing my engineering background with finance, and then try to get a job here.

Do you consider, the option of the MBA the right approach?

Thanks, regards.

Hi all,

After a year working in USA, my company, a big Spanish contractor that focusses in green energy infrastructures, is having serious financial issues. For this reason I am considering to pursue a one-year MBA programe (22 months seem to much) in a top school, mixing my engineering background with finance, and then try to get a job here.

Do you consider, the option of the MBA the right approach?

Thanks, regards.
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Ayon

Usually one year MBA programs in US (Katz, Babson etc.) requires that you either have done your Bachelors in Business from AACSB recognized school AND/OR have several years of work experience for programs such as USC iBear.

You can study at programs like Hult - if that's what you are looking for. Make sure you understand based on your citizenship the challenges of getting post MBA job and work permit.

Usually one year MBA programs in US (Katz, Babson etc.) requires that you either have done your Bachelors in Business from AACSB recognized school AND/OR have several years of work experience for programs such as USC iBear.

You can study at programs like Hult - if that's what you are looking for. Make sure you understand based on your citizenship the challenges of getting post MBA job and work permit.
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badux

Your decision might also have something to do with your residency status. If you'll need to find an employer after you graduate to get/maintain a work visa, a two-year program might be preferable: that way you have more time to pound the pavement looking for jobs, and maybe more importantly, do an internship to get your foot in the door.

Your decision might also have something to do with your residency status. If you'll need to find an employer after you graduate to get/maintain a work visa, a two-year program might be preferable: that way you have more time to pound the pavement looking for jobs, and maybe more importantly, do an internship to get your foot in the door.
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holden333

Do one year MBAs affect career prospects for the OPT period? I would rather do a shorter program but I want to make sure I can find a job.

Do one year MBAs affect career prospects for the OPT period? I would rather do a shorter program but I want to make sure I can find a job.
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Duncan

OPT is for a period equal to the study period. If you want longer, maybe consider a STEM MBA.

OPT is for a period equal to the study period. If you want longer, maybe consider a STEM MBA.
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mba hipste...

I believe the OPT period is 12 months in either case.

I believe the OPT period is 12 months in either case.
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holden333

Great! Do you know of any STEM certified one year MBAs?

Great! Do you know of any STEM certified one year MBAs?
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Duncan

I do. I am sure you will find a list of you search for it.

I do. I am sure you will find a list of you search for it.
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Larry

Great! Do you know of any STEM certified one year MBAs?

You'll mostly not find any one-year MBAs that are STEM certified, just because the STEM certification usually requires a certain number of specialized elective courses, which there often isn't time for in the shorter programs.

[quote]Great! Do you know of any STEM certified one year MBAs?[/quote]
You'll mostly not find any one-year MBAs that are STEM certified, just because the STEM certification usually requires a certain number of specialized elective courses, which there often isn't time for in the shorter programs.
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holden333

Well I can't find any. Closest I've found are some specialized MSc programs in business analytics which are STEM designated.

Well I can't find any. Closest I've found are some specialized MSc programs in business analytics which are STEM designated.
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Larry

That would probably be aimed at a different type of candidate compared to a full time MBA.

That would probably be aimed at a different type of candidate compared to a full time MBA.
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holden333

Yes I agree that's why I think I am going to go with a 2 year STEM MBA instead, that would suit me better.

Yes I agree that's why I think I am going to go with a 2 year STEM MBA instead, that would suit me better.
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Even I am interested in the Babson program as well as Hult. I would rather complete something in one year. What did you end up deciding on?

Even I am interested in the Babson program as well as Hult. I would rather complete something in one year. What did you end up deciding on?
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