Telco Business Operation / Strategy


myamr
Hello All,
I need some advice to choose my postgraduate education.

My profile:
- Male, Telecommunication Engineer, Indonesian, 32 years old
- 8+ years of experience on Telecommunication area, currently working on biggest Telco Operator in my country (one of the biggest in the Region), mainly doing Network Performance/Service Quality/Traffic Management and Analysis.
- Entering entry level management position on my current company.
- Some formal/informal leadership experiences since High School.
- No international working experience, only some collaborative projects with foreign Vendor engineer provided.

What I?m expect from my postgraduate:
- Solid practical knowledge on Business Operation, Strategy and Innovation in Telco industry
- Strong Europe & Asia Telco industry networks

My carrier goals still around this sector of industry, short-mid term goals: reaching higher management level on my current company. Long term goal would be being an executive on Regional or World Class level company in Telco industry or starting my own Telco/IT-related Company.

Fortunately, my company will give me sponsorship if I?m able to enroll any US/UK/Australia/Singapore top schools. My preference is UK.

I didn?t take any GMAT test yet, planned to do it on 3-4 months from now (after adequate preparation). My plan is apply for 2014 intake.

My Questions:
1. Does Full Time MBA fit for me? Or I need to take MSc instead? I?m also interested to UCL MSc Telecommunication with Business program.
2. After some research, I think Imperial MBA is a realistic target to me. Any suggestion for my needs and goals? Since I will be sponsored, Fees and Employment after program not counted into consideration.
3. Is it worth to put more hard work on GMAT to reach such as Cambridge or even LBS? Does my current profile will knock their door after all?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Regards,
Muhammad
Hello All,
I need some advice to choose my postgraduate education.

My profile:
- Male, Telecommunication Engineer, Indonesian, 32 years old
- 8+ years of experience on Telecommunication area, currently working on biggest Telco Operator in my country (one of the biggest in the Region), mainly doing Network Performance/Service Quality/Traffic Management and Analysis.
- Entering entry level management position on my current company.
- Some formal/informal leadership experiences since High School.
- No international working experience, only some collaborative projects with foreign Vendor engineer provided.

What I?m expect from my postgraduate:
- Solid practical knowledge on Business Operation, Strategy and Innovation in Telco industry
- Strong Europe & Asia Telco industry networks

My carrier goals still around this sector of industry, short-mid term goals: reaching higher management level on my current company. Long term goal would be being an executive on Regional or World Class level company in Telco industry or starting my own Telco/IT-related Company.

Fortunately, my company will give me sponsorship if I?m able to enroll any US/UK/Australia/Singapore top schools. My preference is UK.

I didn?t take any GMAT test yet, planned to do it on 3-4 months from now (after adequate preparation). My plan is apply for 2014 intake.

My Questions:
1. Does Full Time MBA fit for me? Or I need to take MSc instead? I?m also interested to UCL MSc Telecommunication with Business program.
2. After some research, I think Imperial MBA is a realistic target to me. Any suggestion for my needs and goals? Since I will be sponsored, Fees and Employment after program not counted into consideration.
3. Is it worth to put more hard work on GMAT to reach such as Cambridge or even LBS? Does my current profile will knock their door after all?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Regards,
Muhammad
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Duncan
If your short term goals are in Indonesia, then a programme in Singapore or Australia might work better. Maybe Monash University? It has a lot of Indonesias alumni.
If your short term goals are in Indonesia, then a programme in Singapore or Australia might work better. Maybe Monash University? It has a lot of Indonesias alumni.
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myamr
Thanks Duncan for your kind respond.

How about University of Melbourne/Melbourne Business School?

I still need to be convinced that MBA will worth me for the long run...

If your short term goals are in Indonesia, then a programme in Singapore or Australia might work better. Maybe Monash University? It has a lot of Indonesias alumni.
Thanks Duncan for your kind respond.

How about University of Melbourne/Melbourne Business School?

I still need to be convinced that MBA will worth me for the long run...

<blockquote>If your short term goals are in Indonesia, then a programme in Singapore or Australia might work better. Maybe Monash University? It has a lot of Indonesias alumni.</blockquote>

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Duncan
Melbourne is a great school, and an excellent MBA.

PS It's better than Monash, but I think Monash has the advantage of being two years, and thus allowing a major internship.
Melbourne is a great school, and an excellent MBA.

PS It's better than Monash, but I think Monash has the advantage of being two years, and thus allowing a major internship.
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Razors Edg...
There are a lot of good programs in Singapore: NUS, Nanyang, SMU, Insead...

These will probably have decent alumni networks in Indonesia.

Australian MBA programs are good if you want to stay and work in Australia. But if you want more global mobility, I would suggest doing what you can to get into a higher-ranked school like LBS - these have very wide international networks which you can leverage.
There are a lot of good programs in Singapore: NUS, Nanyang, SMU, Insead...

These will probably have decent alumni networks in Indonesia.

Australian MBA programs are good if you want to stay and work in Australia. But if you want more global mobility, I would suggest doing what you can to get into a higher-ranked school like LBS - these have very wide international networks which you can leverage.
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