Please suggest some MBA programs


julie7m
Hi,

I am planning to take the GMAT next month and have been scoring in the 700 range on my practice tests. I will continue to practice and hopefully by the time I take the test I'll have a score of at least 720.

I have 3.5 years of work experience mainly in sales. Most recently I've been managing sales projects with small international teams. My GPA was not great, it's 3.0.

Can anybody suggest some business schools that would be good for my profile? I am not interested in staying in India but would like to go to the US, Canada, or Europe. I know that schools like Stanford and Harvard are probably out of my range but I may apply to one of them just in case.
Hi,

I am planning to take the GMAT next month and have been scoring in the 700 range on my practice tests. I will continue to practice and hopefully by the time I take the test I'll have a score of at least 720.

I have 3.5 years of work experience mainly in sales. Most recently I've been managing sales projects with small international teams. My GPA was not great, it's 3.0.

Can anybody suggest some business schools that would be good for my profile? I am not interested in staying in India but would like to go to the US, Canada, or Europe. I know that schools like Stanford and Harvard are probably out of my range but I may apply to one of them just in case.
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Duncan
Try the bottom half of this listing:- GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
Try the bottom half of this listing:- GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
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badux
What are your career goals?

Your work experience may handicap you somewhat at schools you'd otherwise be competitive at with your projected GMAT score. I'm thinking of schools like Carnegie Mellon, where the average GMAT score tends to be around 690 but the average work experience is in the 5 years+ range. Other schools, like Rice - Jones or BYU, may be within reach.

However, that your experience is in sales and not in tech or engineering, like many other students from India, may help you.
What are your career goals?

Your work experience may handicap you somewhat at schools you'd otherwise be competitive at with your projected GMAT score. I'm thinking of schools like Carnegie Mellon, where the average GMAT score tends to be around 690 but the average work experience is in the 5 years+ range. Other schools, like Rice - Jones or BYU, may be within reach.

However, that your experience is in sales and not in tech or engineering, like many other students from India, may help you.
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seonolimit...
I plan to GMAT test Thanks.

[Edited by checker on Oct 30, 2014]

I plan to GMAT test Thanks.
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julie7m
What are your career goals?

Your work experience may handicap you somewhat at schools you'd otherwise be competitive at with your projected GMAT score. I'm thinking of schools like Carnegie Mellon, where the average GMAT score tends to be around 690 but the average work experience is in the 5 years+ range. Other schools, like Rice - Jones or BYU, may be within reach.

However, that your experience is in sales and not in tech or engineering, like many other students from India, may help you.

My career goals are to work internationally for at least a couple of years before coming back to India. I would like to transition from sales into a more marketing-related function. I am interested in Carnegie Mellon, are there some other schools like this one where I should apply?
[quote]What are your career goals?

Your work experience may handicap you somewhat at schools you'd otherwise be competitive at with your projected GMAT score. I'm thinking of schools like Carnegie Mellon, where the average GMAT score tends to be around 690 but the average work experience is in the 5 years+ range. Other schools, like Rice - Jones or BYU, may be within reach.

However, that your experience is in sales and not in tech or engineering, like many other students from India, may help you.[/quote]
My career goals are to work internationally for at least a couple of years before coming back to India. I would like to transition from sales into a more marketing-related function. I am interested in Carnegie Mellon, are there some other schools like this one where I should apply?
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badux
There are some good schools here:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-marketing

Although something like Wharton would be a great choice, but this seems to me like a reach school for you. IU Kelley, Rutgers, Carlson... These would probably be good schools to start with, given your work experience and GMAT score.
There are some good schools here:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-marketing

Although something like Wharton would be a great choice, but this seems to me like a reach school for you. IU Kelley, Rutgers, Carlson... These would probably be good schools to start with, given your work experience and GMAT score.
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julie7m
Ok, I'll look into those schools.
Ok, I'll look into those schools.
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Have you thought about doing an MBA in Brazil? We have one year Full-Time MBA Program and students from fourteen different countries and the GMAT score is 600 points.
Have you thought about doing an MBA in Brazil? We have one year Full-Time MBA Program and students from fourteen different countries and the GMAT score is 600 points.
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Duncan
Maybe not, since she wrote that she
would like to go to the US, Canada, or Europe.
Maybe not, since she wrote that she [quote]would like to go to the US, Canada, or Europe.[/quote]
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anmolt
Hi, I have been in Australia since 2006. I was doing pretty well in the service marketing industry here but in 2008, due to the recession I lost my job. After that I did various kinds of jobs which I was way to over qualified for. Gradually, I again got into the service industry and currently I am the manager of the sales department. I am pretty satisfied with my job profile but I want to upgrade my degrees. I don’t want to lose my job again in some other recession and hence I want to be as qualified as possible to retain my job no matter what. Hence I now feel the need to pursue an MBA program to get promoted in the future. But I am at a very critical phase of my career right now. I cannot afford to quit my job hence I was planning to do an online MBA. Can someone please suggest if I should go ahead with doing an online MBA or should I consider doing EMBA?
Hi, I have been in Australia since 2006. I was doing pretty well in the service marketing industry here but in 2008, due to the recession I lost my job. After that I did various kinds of jobs which I was way to over qualified for. Gradually, I again got into the service industry and currently I am the manager of the sales department. I am pretty satisfied with my job profile but I want to upgrade my degrees. I don’t want to lose my job again in some other recession and hence I want to be as qualified as possible to retain my job no matter what. Hence I now feel the need to pursue an MBA program to get promoted in the future. But I am at a very critical phase of my career right now. I cannot afford to quit my job hence I was planning to do an online MBA. Can someone please suggest if I should go ahead with doing an online MBA or should I consider doing EMBA?
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Good to know that you have stood strong all this while and doing pretty well now. I have been an education consultant since more than a decade and I can tell you with my experience that doing an EMBA is a much better option than doing an online MBA. Let me tell you why I am saying so. First of all, there is a lack of face to face interaction in virtual learning. Moreover, you might face a lot of distractions while pursuing a program online. Also solving doubts gets very difficult in online MBA.

Regards,
Akshita Roy
Edumentor
Good to know that you have stood strong all this while and doing pretty well now. I have been an education consultant since more than a decade and I can tell you with my experience that doing an EMBA is a much better option than doing an online MBA. Let me tell you why I am saying so. First of all, there is a lack of face to face interaction in virtual learning. Moreover, you might face a lot of distractions while pursuing a program online. Also solving doubts gets very difficult in online MBA.

Regards,
Akshita Roy
Edumentor
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anmolt
Okay, but what are the pros of taking up EMBA? Moreover I don’t want to quit my job at this stage.
Okay, but what are the pros of taking up EMBA? Moreover I don’t want to quit my job at this stage.
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First of all, a company would always give preference to a candidate with an EMBA degree rather than a candidate with an online MBA degree. Also you don’t have to quit your job. EMBA is part time program designed for managers like you. EMBA is only for people with an average 5 years of work experience and hence you would be perfect for it. Moreover, students like you will be able to understand the concepts much better as you already understand the industry trends and also there will be face to face interaction with the professor.

Regards,
Akshita Roy
Edumentor
First of all, a company would always give preference to a candidate with an EMBA degree rather than a candidate with an online MBA degree. Also you don’t have to quit your job. EMBA is part time program designed for managers like you. EMBA is only for people with an average 5 years of work experience and hence you would be perfect for it. Moreover, students like you will be able to understand the concepts much better as you already understand the industry trends and also there will be face to face interaction with the professor.

Regards,
Akshita Roy
Edumentor
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anmolt
Ma'am, can you please suggest me some good EMBA colleges in Australia?

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Ma'am, can you please suggest me some good EMBA colleges in Australia?
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According to me Melbourne and UNSW have the finest EMBA programs.

[Edited by akshita1234 on Nov 11, 2014]

According to me Melbourne and UNSW have the finest EMBA programs.
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Mamit
You can check out RMIT, University of Western Australia and Global EMBA at University of Sydney Business school as well.
You can check out RMIT, University of Western Australia and Global EMBA at University of Sydney Business school as well.
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ezra
EMBA is only for people with an average 5 years of work experience and hence you would be perfect for it.

Not necessarily the case. The current cohort in the EMBA at Melbourne, which you refer to, has an average work experience of 13 years.
[quote]EMBA is only for people with an average 5 years of work experience and hence you would be perfect for it.[/quote]
Not necessarily the case. The current cohort in the EMBA at Melbourne, which you refer to, has an average work experience of 13 years.
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I have been working with an IT company in India for almost 7 years. I have recently gotten engaged and my husband lives in Singapore and I will move there after we get married. I am very keen to continue working even after I get married, and have hence been looking for jobs in Singapore. However I’ve found that although jobs are available, most of the good jobs require an MBA degree and it is almost essential I have one if I want to progress in a company. I feel that a full time MBA program would not be beneficial for me as I have already been working for quite long. Could someone please suggest an alternative to the traditional MBA that would be good for me?
I have been working with an IT company in India for almost 7 years. I have recently gotten engaged and my husband lives in Singapore and I will move there after we get married. I am very keen to continue working even after I get married, and have hence been looking for jobs in Singapore. However I’ve found that although jobs are available, most of the good jobs require an MBA degree and it is almost essential I have one if I want to progress in a company. I feel that a full time MBA program would not be beneficial for me as I have already been working for quite long. Could someone please suggest an alternative to the traditional MBA that would be good for me?
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Hi, I’m an education consultant and have been one for more than 10 years now. Since you have a good amount of work experience I agree that a regular MBA would not be so beneficial for you. A good alternative to that would be an Executive MBA (EMBA) program. It is for people with more than 3 years of work experience and therefore seems like a better option for you.

Regards,
Akshita Roy
Edumentor
Hi, I’m an education consultant and have been one for more than 10 years now. Since you have a good amount of work experience I agree that a regular MBA would not be so beneficial for you. A good alternative to that would be an Executive MBA (EMBA) program. It is for people with more than 3 years of work experience and therefore seems like a better option for you.

Regards,
Akshita Roy
Edumentor
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Thank you Ma’am. Your input was very helpful. An EMBA does seem to make more sense to me than a regular one. But if I do decide to start working, would I still be able to complete it?
Thank you Ma’am. Your input was very helpful. An EMBA does seem to make more sense to me than a regular one. But if I do decide to start working, would I still be able to complete it?
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