Need some Advice


shuan81
Hi,
I need some advice in choosing MBA program. My brief information is
i: scored 660 in my GMAT
ii: 11 years of working experience in various sector:
IB Bank (current), bioinformatic specialist in research institute
iii: B. Engineering (IT), M.S (Bioinformatics) from reputable Asia University & CFA

I am looking for 1 year to 18 moths program in either US or Europe (France or UK). Is it possible to entered any top tier school in these regions with my low GMAT points? which school is a better choices in between Emory, Cranfield, ESSEC, EDHEC, EmLyon, Texas A&M (Mays) other than top tier school?

Thank you for your help.
Hi,
I need some advice in choosing MBA program. My brief information is
i: scored 660 in my GMAT
ii: 11 years of working experience in various sector:
IB Bank (current), bioinformatic specialist in research institute
iii: B. Engineering (IT), M.S (Bioinformatics) from reputable Asia University & CFA

I am looking for 1 year to 18 moths program in either US or Europe (France or UK). Is it possible to entered any top tier school in these regions with my low GMAT points? which school is a better choices in between Emory, Cranfield, ESSEC, EDHEC, EmLyon, Texas A&M (Mays) other than top tier school?

Thank you for your help.
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hi,
My advice to you is NOT to do your study at the ANU in Australia. They are expensive and not even in top 100 of global recognition for MBA program.
I have done MBA at the ANU and I am regret. I have wasted my time and my money.
Please do NOT study at the ANU
hi,
My advice to you is NOT to do your study at the ANU in Australia. They are expensive and not even in top 100 of global recognition for MBA program.
I have done MBA at the ANU and I am regret. I have wasted my time and my money.
Please do NOT study at the ANU
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Duncan
You have interesting work experience, so I think you can be optimistic.

Emory and Cranfield will be slight stretches for you, but I would focus on those schools if you like them. Texas A&M (Mays) should be okay. At ESSEC, EDHEC, and EM Lyon a candidate with interesting work experience and over 600 should be fine.
You have interesting work experience, so I think you can be optimistic.

Emory and Cranfield will be slight stretches for you, but I would focus on those schools if you like them. Texas A&M (Mays) should be okay. At ESSEC, EDHEC, and EM Lyon a candidate with interesting work experience and over 600 should be fine.
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shuan81
You have interesting work experience, so I think you can be optimistic.

Emory and Cranfield will be slight stretches for you, but I would focus on those schools if you like them. Texas A&M (Mays) should be okay. At ESSEC, EDHEC, and EM Lyon a candidate with interesting work experience and over 600 should be fine.


Thank you for your reply. but actually my first choice is insead but look from the history i think they required at least 700, right? From your experience, how high is the chances for Insead ?! thank you.

what is the value for MBA from ESSEC, EDHEC, and EM Lyon (in international prospective, not only in france) ?
thank you.
<blockquote>You have interesting work experience, so I think you can be optimistic.

Emory and Cranfield will be slight stretches for you, but I would focus on those schools if you like them. Texas A&M (Mays) should be okay. At ESSEC, EDHEC, and EM Lyon a candidate with interesting work experience and over 600 should be fine.
</blockquote>

Thank you for your reply. but actually my first choice is insead but look from the history i think they required at least 700, right? From your experience, how high is the chances for Insead ?! thank you.

what is the value for MBA from ESSEC, EDHEC, and EM Lyon (in international prospective, not only in france) ?
thank you.
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Duncan
Is McKinsey your target employer? If not, then a longer programme has huge advantages than Insead's compressed model which is really designed for (big) niche. You'd make to really develop a sophisticated application strategy to get in there.

In order of employer perception, ESSEC > EM Lyon > EDHEC. ESSEC's (suburban) Paris location is a huge advantage. Internationally, ESSEC is certainly the better known. But Cranfield and Emory are qualitatively better.

I'm not sure why France is especially interesting for you but, of course, without fluent French and EU citizenship it is hard to find work in France.

You might also want to look at the MSIA at Purdue, Ivey, IMD, ESADE and Vanderbilt. You might be too old for IESE's employers, but why not send them your CV and see what they say?
Is McKinsey your target employer? If not, then a longer programme has huge advantages than Insead's compressed model which is really designed for (big) niche. You'd make to really develop a sophisticated application strategy to get in there.

In order of employer perception, ESSEC > EM Lyon > EDHEC. ESSEC's (suburban) Paris location is a huge advantage. Internationally, ESSEC is certainly the better known. But Cranfield and Emory are qualitatively better.

I'm not sure why France is especially interesting for you but, of course, without fluent French and EU citizenship it is hard to find work in France.

You might also want to look at the MSIA at Purdue, Ivey, IMD, ESADE and Vanderbilt. You might be too old for IESE's employers, but why not send them your CV and see what they say?
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shuan81
McKinsey is not really my target employer but it seems like insead placement is strong, am I right? However, I have doubt about Insead application. I saw they only admitted very little student in my age and my GMAT is below their average. From your knowledge, is Paris graduated MBA without EU residential status welcome in London job market especially finance industry? why do you think Cranfield and Emory are qualitatively better than ESSEC? Thank you.
McKinsey is not really my target employer but it seems like insead placement is strong, am I right? However, I have doubt about Insead application. I saw they only admitted very little student in my age and my GMAT is below their average. From your knowledge, is Paris graduated MBA without EU residential status welcome in London job market especially finance industry? why do you think Cranfield and Emory are qualitatively better than ESSEC? Thank you.
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Duncan
Roughly half of Insead's graduates become consultants, mostly for McKinsey. It's an amazing school for consulting but, if that is not your target, then I would think carefully about schools.

ESSEC's global MBA launched this year. The cohort, from this video, looks a little unresponsive and not very self-confident: http://bit.ly/vdoPQ8 Cranfield and Emory are much more famous outside France than ESSEC.

If you want to work in London, then don't go to ESSEC. ESSEC is famous for its pre-experience masters and for investment banking. The main UK employer of ESSEC graduates is BNP Paribas (which is French). If you want to work in UK finance, and that's overwhelming where ESSEC grads in the UK are, then it's much easier to find work by studying in London.

What are your goals?
Roughly half of Insead's graduates become consultants, mostly for McKinsey. It's an amazing school for consulting but, if that is not your target, then I would think carefully about schools.

ESSEC's global MBA launched this year. The cohort, from this video, looks a little unresponsive and not very self-confident: http://bit.ly/vdoPQ8 Cranfield and Emory are much more famous outside France than ESSEC.

If you want to work in London, then don't go to ESSEC. ESSEC is famous for its pre-experience masters and for investment banking. The main UK employer of ESSEC graduates is BNP Paribas (which is French). If you want to work in UK finance, and that's overwhelming where ESSEC grads in the UK are, then it's much easier to find work by studying in London.

What are your goals?
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