NC STATE UNIVERSITY- MBA PROGRAM THOUGHTS?


demo
Hi Guys,

Am thinking of taking my MBA in the Fall, 2018 in NC State University. I stumbled on them on one of the websites about highest ranking business school in the United States.

I would like to know what you guys know about the school quality and also if their business school is really all that?

Your thoughts will be appreciated?

Thanks
Hi Guys,

Am thinking of taking my MBA in the Fall, 2018 in NC State University. I stumbled on them on one of the websites about highest ranking business school in the United States.

I would like to know what you guys know about the school quality and also if their business school is really all that?

Your thoughts will be appreciated?

Thanks
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mcgr
What are you looking to get out of an MBA? Understanding your goals first, and then what kind of candidate you are, will help narrow down the list of possible schools for you much better than just getting impressions on random schools that you happened to find in a search.
What are you looking to get out of an MBA? Understanding your goals first, and then what kind of candidate you are, will help narrow down the list of possible schools for you much better than just getting impressions on random schools that you happened to find in a search.
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demo
Hi mcgr,

Thanks for your question. Am looking to increase my knowledge of business, become more attractive to employers by going to a good business school which NC state is.

I just shared on here to know if people can share their impressions of the school if they've attended or probably have a better knowledge about school quality.
Hi mcgr,

Thanks for your question. Am looking to increase my knowledge of business, become more attractive to employers by going to a good business school which NC state is.

I just shared on here to know if people can share their impressions of the school if they've attended or probably have a better knowledge about school quality.
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Ayon
NC State - Jenkins appeared in MBA rankings few years back - but has dropped out again. NC is home to various Energy and Finance companies. If you have prior experience then it would be a big plus. if you are NC resident then of course you have instate tuition.
UNC & Duke are obvious top choice in NC.

You won't become attractive to employers by virtue of getting your MBA especially form outside top 20 schools. Focus instead of your skill gap (read my other posts explaining skill gap). Nowadays Analytics is red hot in US. Perhaps take an MS in Analytics with minor in Business of Finance instead?

If you are an international student then you'd find lot of problems switching career -
functions/industry/geography. Make sure you are aware of US Visa rules, and be ready to go back to your home country at the end of it. The present administration is unpredictable which has caused many firms to exclude International students.
NC State - Jenkins appeared in MBA rankings few years back - but has dropped out again. NC is home to various Energy and Finance companies. If you have prior experience then it would be a big plus. if you are NC resident then of course you have instate tuition.
UNC & Duke are obvious top choice in NC.

You won't become attractive to employers by virtue of getting your MBA especially form outside top 20 schools. Focus instead of your skill gap (read my other posts explaining skill gap). Nowadays Analytics is red hot in US. Perhaps take an MS in Analytics with minor in Business of Finance instead?

If you are an international student then you'd find lot of problems switching career -
functions/industry/geography. Make sure you are aware of US Visa rules, and be ready to go back to your home country at the end of it. The present administration is unpredictable which has caused many firms to exclude International students.
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demo
Hi Ayon,

Thanks for your detailed response.
Am an international student who possesses a bachelor of science in banking & finance, am also a chatered accountant of Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and also have a Msc in International Business from the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

My brother works in Netflix in california and his of the opinion i possess enough qualifications to get a competitive job in the United States but feels me getting an MBA would put me ahead due to my experience of studying in the UK as well.

My preference was to go Canada but he and my sis who is also in the states want me to come over coz of the opportunities they say abound.

My fear is the Trump administration as well due to their unpredictability like you stated. Am just in a bit of dilemma at the moment. My bro and sis went howard university but am working currently and i have virtually no time to study for the gmat hence looking for options.

Do you think i have more chances based on my qualifications already?
Hi Ayon,

Thanks for your detailed response.
Am an international student who possesses a bachelor of science in banking & finance, am also a chatered accountant of Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and also have a Msc in International Business from the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

My brother works in Netflix in california and his of the opinion i possess enough qualifications to get a competitive job in the United States but feels me getting an MBA would put me ahead due to my experience of studying in the UK as well.

My preference was to go Canada but he and my sis who is also in the states want me to come over coz of the opportunities they say abound.

My fear is the Trump administration as well due to their unpredictability like you stated. Am just in a bit of dilemma at the moment. My bro and sis went howard university but am working currently and i have virtually no time to study for the gmat hence looking for options.

Do you think i have more chances based on my qualifications already?
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Ayon
Demo,

your prior education BS in banking/Fin, MSc in IB etc. will be less important than your work experience. I am not sure how well perceived ACCA will be in US since they are adamant on CPA.

My wife recently graduated from MS in Accounting, she also have her MBA & BBA in Banking/Finance. She hasn't found an employer yet who would sponsor her for H1B. Think of it from a companies point of view. Why would they sponsor you? Accounting roles tend to get $40-60k for entry roles. There are talks in DC about introducing a bill that will raise the minimum wage requirement of H1B to $130,000. No one makes that kind of money at entry level outside of Top10. Even Managers in big brand names don't make that much - Unless you are working in NYC/SF in Big tech names or the likes of MBB/Goldman.

Anyhow, with that in mind companies are highly reluctant in sponsoring students from outside of Top 15-20 schools. NCSU, Kogod etc are no where near top 70. It will be a hard sell for you unless you have certain skills that are hard to find in US.

Anecdotal information can be harmful. Does your brother/sister/relatives have technical education or generic business roles? Just because they had a successful run back then doesn't mean you would have one in near future. You may or may not possess enough qualifications, but by virtue of studying in UK in an unknown school means diddly squat to any recruiter here.

My colleague from India had 5+ years of work-ex and 760 on GMAT prior to her MBA from Tuck (Ivy League). Out of those 5 years she spent 3 years working in UK. She was laid off few months back, even she is finding it super hard to land interview calls. I am not sure what your bro/sis do and when they graduated. Remember back in 2007-8 there were unused H1Bs and someone could apply for them as late as November. Now is a different story. Only advantage of having your relatives in US are
1) Cost savings if you live with them.
2) Support system - so buying a mobile, internet, getting a credit card etc. is not a battle
3) Networking - they may introduce to their professional network which may be helpful in Internship/job search.
Demo,

your prior education BS in banking/Fin, MSc in IB etc. will be less important than your work experience. I am not sure how well perceived ACCA will be in US since they are adamant on CPA.

My wife recently graduated from MS in Accounting, she also have her MBA & BBA in Banking/Finance. She hasn't found an employer yet who would sponsor her for H1B. Think of it from a companies point of view. Why would they sponsor you? Accounting roles tend to get $40-60k for entry roles. There are talks in DC about introducing a bill that will raise the minimum wage requirement of H1B to $130,000. No one makes that kind of money at entry level outside of Top10. Even Managers in big brand names don't make that much - Unless you are working in NYC/SF in Big tech names or the likes of MBB/Goldman.

Anyhow, with that in mind companies are highly reluctant in sponsoring students from outside of Top 15-20 schools. NCSU, Kogod etc are no where near top 70. It will be a hard sell for you unless you have certain skills that are hard to find in US.

Anecdotal information can be harmful. Does your brother/sister/relatives have technical education or generic business roles? Just because they had a successful run back then doesn't mean you would have one in near future. You may or may not possess enough qualifications, but by virtue of studying in UK in an unknown school means diddly squat to any recruiter here.

My colleague from India had 5+ years of work-ex and 760 on GMAT prior to her MBA from Tuck (Ivy League). Out of those 5 years she spent 3 years working in UK. She was laid off few months back, even she is finding it super hard to land interview calls. I am not sure what your bro/sis do and when they graduated. Remember back in 2007-8 there were unused H1Bs and someone could apply for them as late as November. Now is a different story. Only advantage of having your relatives in US are
1) Cost savings if you live with them.
2) Support system - so buying a mobile, internet, getting a credit card etc. is not a battle
3) Networking - they may introduce to their professional network which may be helpful in Internship/job search.
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demo
Hi Ayon,

Thanks once again for your detailed response. My bro has been there for over 10 years so i guess i get your point there. My sister has been there for 6 years. She went howard university and was the best graduating student of her class so guess it all adds up.

They are quite optimistic about my chances anyways.I cannot really argue cos they assisting with finance and also would most likely be staying with them so gonna safe some costs as well. Am also considering moving canada under the skilled worker program as i have friends who are getting invited to apply for permanent residence but they want me to exhaust USA options before going there.

Am going carefully consider all options though and pick the best situation for me. Thanks for all your help though. Much appreciated.

Do you know anything about Indiana University of Pennsylvania??
Hi Ayon,

Thanks once again for your detailed response. My bro has been there for over 10 years so i guess i get your point there. My sister has been there for 6 years. She went howard university and was the best graduating student of her class so guess it all adds up.

They are quite optimistic about my chances anyways.I cannot really argue cos they assisting with finance and also would most likely be staying with them so gonna safe some costs as well. Am also considering moving canada under the skilled worker program as i have friends who are getting invited to apply for permanent residence but they want me to exhaust USA options before going there.

Am going carefully consider all options though and pick the best situation for me. Thanks for all your help though. Much appreciated.

Do you know anything about Indiana University of Pennsylvania??
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