Narrowing down the country for MBA


I am a 27 year male from India. I have a ton of confusion regarding which country should I target for my MBA studies. I want to work for 3-4 years post MBA and then return back to India to settle here. I have no intention of settling permanently outside and my inclination is more towards 1 year MBA.





Profile:


Work ex - I have a total of 5.5 years of experience in IT sector till now. However, I have only worked in MNCs (HSBC and Publicis Sapient).


GMAT - 710


TOEFL - 107 (Min. 25 in all sections)





Education - 70% in undergraduation





Knowing that I don't have the most stellar profile, I am thinking of below countries but have some reservations for each of them that is leading to more confusion.





1. US


pros


-> Great job opportunities


-> Great salaries


-> Stem certified MBAs that'll allow me to work for 3 years without visa hassles





cons


-> 2 year MBAs


-> Huge tuition fees. Coming from a middle class background, taking this huge amount of loan seems like a very big risk to me.





2. Germany


pros


-> 1 year MBA


-> Low tuition fees


-> Culturally rich and gives access to EU


-> Good quality of life


-> No visa hassles





cons


-> Less job opportunities


-> Lower salaries


-> Need to learn German


-> Very high taxation (that seems a lot for someone who wants to be there just temporarily)

-> Colleges are very lowly ranked and relatively unknown outside Germany


3. UK


pros and cons


-> a mixed bag of above two





Any suggestions are most welcome and request anyone to give me some insights as to what country should I target and then if possible, some schools I should aim for in them.





Thank you

[Edited by megamind007 on Dec 16, 2022]

I am a 27 year male from India. I have a ton of confusion regarding which country should I target for my MBA studies. I want to work for 3-4 years post MBA and then return back to India to settle here. I have no intention of settling permanently outside and my inclination is more towards 1 year MBA.<br><br>
<br><br>
Profile:<br><br>
Work ex - I have a total of 5.5 years of experience in IT sector till now. However, I have only worked in MNCs (HSBC and Publicis Sapient).<br><br>
GMAT - 710<br><br>
TOEFL - 107 (Min. 25 in all sections)<br><br>
<br><br>
Education - 70% in undergraduation<br><br>
<br><br>
Knowing that I don't have the most stellar profile, I am thinking of below countries but have some reservations for each of them that is leading to more confusion.<br><br>
<br><br>
1. US <br><br>
pros<br><br>
-&gt; Great job opportunities<br><br>
-&gt; Great salaries<br><br>
-&gt; Stem certified MBAs that'll allow me to work for 3 years without visa hassles<br><br>
<br><br>
cons<br><br>
-&gt; 2 year MBAs<br><br>
-&gt; Huge tuition fees. Coming from a middle class background, taking this huge amount of loan seems like a very big risk to me.<br><br>
<br><br>
2. Germany<br><br>
pros<br><br>
-&gt; 1 year MBA<br><br>
-&gt; Low tuition fees<br><br>
-&gt; Culturally rich and gives access to EU<br><br>
-&gt; Good quality of life<br><br>
-&gt; No visa hassles<br><br>
<br><br>
cons<br><br>
-&gt; Less job opportunities<br><br>
-&gt; Lower salaries<br><br>
-&gt; Need to learn German<br><br>
-&gt; Very high taxation (that seems a lot for someone who wants to be there just temporarily)<br><br>-&gt; Colleges are very lowly ranked and relatively unknown outside Germany<br><br>
3. UK<br><br>
pros and cons<br><br>
-&gt; a mixed bag of above two<br><br>
<br><br>
Any suggestions are most welcome and request anyone to give me some insights as to what country should I target and then if possible, some schools I should aim for in them.<br><br>
<br><br>
Thank you
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Duncan

Assuming that you don't want to take a year learn German, the US seems like the best of these options. 

Assuming that you don't want to take a year learn German, the US seems like the best of these options.&nbsp;
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I am happy with learning German. I can get to a good level before the term starts and even better along with my coursework. If learning German is not a blocker, what would you suggest? 

And if you still strictly suggest US, any college recommendations would be super helpful

[Edited by megamind007 on Dec 16, 2022]

I am happy with learning German. I can get to a good level before the term starts and even better along with my coursework. If learning German is not a blocker, what would you suggest?&nbsp;<br><br>And if you still strictly suggest US, any college recommendations would be super helpful
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Duncan

If you can get to a good level of German before your course starts and then get to the professional level alongside a demanding postgraduate programme taught in English to international students who don't speak German, then instead of an MBA you should open a language school franchise to explain this amazing language learning technique you have. 

This is several years old but his is an analysis I made for the best US schools for international students' placement:


US schools....
3 Stanford Graduate School of Business
5 Columbia Business School
8 MIT: Sloan
9 University of Chicago: Booth
11 University of California at Berkeley: Haas
14 Northwestern University: Kellogg
18 New York University: Stern
19 Duke University: Fuqua
20 Dartmouth College: Tuck
26 Cornell University: Johnson
31 University of Virginia: Darden
38 Carnegie Mellon: Tepper
38 Rice University: Jones
48 University of California at Irvine: Merage
50 University of Maryland: Smith
50 Emory University: Goizueta
56 Michigan State University: Broad
66 University of Rochester: Simon
83 Arizona State University: Carey
83 Babson College: Olin
91 University of California, San Diego: Rady
See: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651/

If you can get to a good level of German before your course starts and then get to the professional level alongside a demanding postgraduate programme taught in English to international students who don't speak German, then instead of an MBA you should open a language school franchise to explain this amazing language learning technique you have.&nbsp;<br><br>This is several years old but his is an analysis I made for the best US schools for international students' placement:<br>
<div>
</div><div>US schools....
</div><div>3 Stanford Graduate School of Business
</div><div>5 Columbia Business School
</div><div>8 MIT: Sloan
</div><div>9 University of Chicago: Booth
</div><div>11 University of California at Berkeley: Haas
</div><div>14 Northwestern University: Kellogg
</div><div>18 New York University: Stern
</div><div>19 Duke University: Fuqua
</div><div>20 Dartmouth College: Tuck
</div><div>26 Cornell University: Johnson
</div><div>31 University of Virginia: Darden
</div><div>38 Carnegie Mellon: Tepper
</div><div>38 Rice University: Jones
</div><div>48 University of California at Irvine: Merage
</div><div>50 University of Maryland: Smith
</div><div>50 Emory University: Goizueta
</div><div>56 Michigan State University: Broad
</div><div>66 University of Rochester: Simon
</div><div>83 Arizona State University: Carey
</div><div>83 Babson College: Olin
</div><div>91 University of California, San Diego: Rady
</div><div>See: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651/</div><div>
</div><div>
</div>
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Hello,

USA #1 country. Best in world. Best education.  Good for life.  

Best,

Hello,<br><br>USA #1 country. Best in world. Best education.&nbsp; Good for life.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Best,<br><br>
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Duncan

Super weird comment: https://www.thebalancemoney.com/the-u-s-is-losing-its-competitive-advantage-3306225 

Super weird comment: https://www.thebalancemoney.com/the-u-s-is-losing-its-competitive-advantage-3306225&nbsp;
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