Need help regarding selecting B-Schools


Gonnabe3
Hi ,
I am planning to apply for MBA programs this year targeting US and Canadian B-Schools. My GMAT score of 690 sounds a bit on the lower side. But unfortunately, I am not willing to retake GMAT as I have already appeared for it twice and jumped from a score of 660 to 690 during 2008-2009.

The main challenge with me is how to meet the cost factor for the MBA course with just $ 24000 in my bag.

Below is my brief profile:

: B.Tech with 6 years in IT (worked in China for 14 months during 2007-2008 for project set-up processes and
represented my current employer's offshore development centre at London in Jan 2010).
: GMAT 690 (Q - 49, V - 35, AWA - 5)
: Decent Acads, one of the toppers during engineering but from a private college.(69.8 %. topper 77 %)
: Intensive involvement in Social services since 1999, worked for at least 5 NGOs and Animal shelters.
: Experience working with clients from different countries such as US, China, France and UK in variety of projects ranging from software development to Proejct set ups.
: Currently involved in Requirement Analysis, Budgeting and mentoring resources for my current employer setting up new projects.
: Good communication skills (as per the feedback from people around me and the basis of my interest in Marketing). Though just scored 96 in TOEFL in last quarter of 2008 and the score seems to be expired now.

The issue with my candidature is that I have limited funds available with me($ 24000) and hence my criterion for finding appropriate B-Schools looks like below:

* Availability of some rebate in fee through scholarships.
* Availability of loan without a co-signer.
* Scope of providing Assistantship and part time jobs inside or outside the school campus.(can be treated secondary if loan or scholarship is there)

My plan to settle either in US or Canada can be coupled with above factors.

I wish to specialize in Marketing and to work for a reputed IT firm such as KPMG and Cap Gemini post MBA.

Could you please suggest me some B-schools which can justify with my constraints and choices. Your help would be much appreciated and would help me to come out of this confusion.

Thanks and Regards
Hi ,
I am planning to apply for MBA programs this year targeting US and Canadian B-Schools. My GMAT score of 690 sounds a bit on the lower side. But unfortunately, I am not willing to retake GMAT as I have already appeared for it twice and jumped from a score of 660 to 690 during 2008-2009.

The main challenge with me is how to meet the cost factor for the MBA course with just $ 24000 in my bag.

Below is my brief profile:

: B.Tech with 6 years in IT (worked in China for 14 months during 2007-2008 for project set-up processes and
represented my current employer's offshore development centre at London in Jan 2010).
: GMAT 690 (Q - 49, V - 35, AWA - 5)
: Decent Acads, one of the toppers during engineering but from a private college.(69.8 %. topper 77 %)
: Intensive involvement in Social services since 1999, worked for at least 5 NGOs and Animal shelters.
: Experience working with clients from different countries such as US, China, France and UK in variety of projects ranging from software development to Proejct set ups.
: Currently involved in Requirement Analysis, Budgeting and mentoring resources for my current employer setting up new projects.
: Good communication skills (as per the feedback from people around me and the basis of my interest in Marketing). Though just scored 96 in TOEFL in last quarter of 2008 and the score seems to be expired now.

The issue with my candidature is that I have limited funds available with me($ 24000) and hence my criterion for finding appropriate B-Schools looks like below:

* Availability of some rebate in fee through scholarships.
* Availability of loan without a co-signer.
* Scope of providing Assistantship and part time jobs inside or outside the school campus.(can be treated secondary if loan or scholarship is there)

My plan to settle either in US or Canada can be coupled with above factors.

I wish to specialize in Marketing and to work for a reputed IT firm such as KPMG and Cap Gemini post MBA.

Could you please suggest me some B-schools which can justify with my constraints and choices. Your help would be much appreciated and would help me to come out of this confusion.

Thanks and Regards
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xlz
Hi, have you ever considered Villanova School of Business? VSB offers the 24-month 'Fast Track' MBA, the self-paced 'Flex Track' MBA and the 21-month EMBA, as well as specialist Masters in accounting, finance, taxation and church management.
It also has a rang of scholarships which you may want to apply.

E.g.
Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant ($750 for first year; $1300 for second year) US Citizen
Villanova University Grant: (award varies by financial needs) Full-time undergraduate enrollment
St. Martin de Porres Grant (full tuition and fees) underrepresented students
Hi, have you ever considered Villanova School of Business? VSB offers the 24-month 'Fast Track' MBA, the self-paced 'Flex Track' MBA and the 21-month EMBA, as well as specialist Masters in accounting, finance, taxation and church management.
It also has a rang of scholarships which you may want to apply.

E.g.
Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant ($750 for first year; $1300 for second year) US Citizen
Villanova University Grant: (award varies by financial needs) Full-time undergraduate enrollment
St. Martin de Porres Grant (full tuition and fees) underrepresented students
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hii...jus wanted to ask whether i can opt for a mba in UK without any work experience in some of the universities like manchester university,leeds university,imperial college..
they all require work experience but i want to do mba directly after completing my graduation is this possible in these universities

regards,
atisht saxena.
hii...jus wanted to ask whether i can opt for a mba in UK without any work experience in some of the universities like manchester university,leeds university,imperial college..
they all require work experience but i want to do mba directly after completing my graduation is this possible in these universities

regards,
atisht saxena.
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Duncan
If you look for schools without international accreditation, then I guess many of the former Polytechnics will have MBAs without work experience requirements: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytechnic_%28United_Kingdom%29
If you look for schools without international accreditation, then I guess many of the former Polytechnics will have MBAs without work experience requirements: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytechnic_%28United_Kingdom%29
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ralph
hii...jus wanted to ask whether i can opt for a mba in UK without any work experience in some of the universities like manchester university,leeds university,imperial college..
they all require work experience but i want to do mba directly after completing my graduation is this possible in these universities

No, all three of the universities you mentioned require at least 3 years of continuous work experience. As Duncan noted, if your expectations are low enough that you would go to a non-accredited program, then your options widen a bit. Although I don't think a non-accredited MBA program would be worth your investment, in the long run.

Another option you can look into is an MSc - but this forum is about MBA programs, generally.
<blockquote>hii...jus wanted to ask whether i can opt for a mba in UK without any work experience in some of the universities like manchester university,leeds university,imperial college..
they all require work experience but i want to do mba directly after completing my graduation is this possible in these universities</blockquote>
No, all three of the universities you mentioned require at least 3 years of continuous work experience. As Duncan noted, if your expectations are low enough that you would go to a non-accredited program, then your options widen a bit. Although I don't think a non-accredited MBA program would be worth your investment, in the long run.

Another option you can look into is an MSc - but this forum is about MBA programs, generally.
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