Would like to shift from Mariner to a land based job


dhruv1027
Hello everyone please guide me that what kind of MBA program should i choose and from which college. I am a mariner with little more than 3 years of sailing experience ( working as a junior deck officer), I am thinking about 1) Supply chain and logistics or 2) Operations management. what are the job opportunities after doing these courses. I would like to prefer colleges in USA, Canada, Australia or India.
Thanks to all in advance

[Edited by dhruv1027 on Dec 16, 2017]

Hello everyone please guide me that what kind of MBA program should i choose and from which college. I am a mariner with little more than 3 years of sailing experience ( working as a junior deck officer), I am thinking about 1) Supply chain and logistics or 2) Operations management. what are the job opportunities after doing these courses. I would like to prefer colleges in USA, Canada, Australia or India.
Thanks to all in advance
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Duncan
Because of the difficulty of getting a US work permit, I think Canada and Australia are good to aim at. Why not look on LinkedIn to see people who have made the career transition you want to make, and see what they did. For example
https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhinand-madireddy-1a8a735b/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjaysbanerjee/ Both of these people did a one-year qualification to move into more of a functional role, and only later did an MBA. Maybe something like: http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/MSc_in_Business_Administration/Program_Overview_and_Specializations/Transportation_and_Logistics_Specialization
Because of the difficulty of getting a US work permit, I think Canada and Australia are good to aim at. Why not look on LinkedIn to see people who have made the career transition you want to make, and see what they did. For example
https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhinand-madireddy-1a8a735b/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjaysbanerjee/ Both of these people did a one-year qualification to move into more of a functional role, and only later did an MBA. Maybe something like: http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/MSc_in_Business_Administration/Program_Overview_and_Specializations/Transportation_and_Logistics_Specialization
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dhruv1027
Hey Duncan, a hearty thanks for the information. I am also leaning towards Canada and Australia as they are more immigration friendly countries. If you plz just suggest me some good colleges and post mba job opportunities in these countries.Also what if a do MBA from USA and do a job there for 1 year ( as one year is allowed after MBA ) and then return to my country ( if i don't get a visa again) what do you suggest about this?
Hey Duncan, a hearty thanks for the information. I am also leaning towards Canada and Australia as they are more immigration friendly countries. If you plz just suggest me some good colleges and post mba job opportunities in these countries.Also what if a do MBA from USA and do a job there for 1 year ( as one year is allowed after MBA ) and then return to my country ( if i don't get a visa again) what do you suggest about this?
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Duncan
I don't think you can assume that you will find work in the USA. Here is a post by a European who took a top 10 US MBA: Tips from a European top 10 MBA in the US http://www.find-mba.com/board/39577

I'd suggest a MSc in operations, logistics, or supply chain in a great business school in a really big port, outside the USA or China: Singapore/Johor; Rotterdam; Antwerp; Hamburg, Manila; Vancouver or Melbourne. make the transtion to the new country, and then take an executive MBA in your 30s.
I don't think you can assume that you will find work in the USA. Here is a post by a European who took a top 10 US MBA: Tips from a European top 10 MBA in the US http://www.find-mba.com/board/39577

I'd suggest a MSc in operations, logistics, or supply chain in a great business school in a really big port, outside the USA or China: Singapore/Johor; Rotterdam; Antwerp; Hamburg, Manila; Vancouver or Melbourne. make the transtion to the new country, and then take an executive MBA in your 30s.
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mba hipste...
I don't think it's unreasonable to expect to find a job in the US for a year after graduation - that's what the OPT permit is for - as long as you (1) do your MBA at a good / great school, and (2) network during the program.

Whether it makes sense to do a (costly) good/great MBA in the US, only to work there for one year, that's another question. You'd probably want to make sure that whatever MBA you do has a good alumni network in your home country, or wherever you are looking to work for the long-term.

If you're looking at supply chain roles, start with this list:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-supply-chain-management

MIT would be a great choice. Purdue, Broad, even Wisconsin and Ross would be good choices.
I don't think it's unreasonable to expect to find a job in the US for a year after graduation - that's what the OPT permit is for - as long as you (1) do your MBA at a good / great school, and (2) network during the program.

Whether it makes sense to do a (costly) good/great MBA in the US, only to work there for one year, that's another question. You'd probably want to make sure that whatever MBA you do has a good alumni network in your home country, or wherever you are looking to work for the long-term.

If you're looking at supply chain roles, start with this list:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-supply-chain-management

MIT would be a great choice. Purdue, Broad, even Wisconsin and Ross would be good choices.
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Duncan
Good advice, but can we assume that three years as a junior deck officer would get this person admitted? I would certainly look at MIT's ILOG programme, and its partner programme in Malaysia. There is a Micromasters route into the degree which perhaps could be done at sea and would save a lot of money. A friend in Bangkok is taking it and is impressed.
Good advice, but can we assume that three years as a junior deck officer would get this person admitted? I would certainly look at MIT's ILOG programme, and its partner programme in Malaysia. There is a Micromasters route into the degree which perhaps could be done at sea and would save a lot of money. A friend in Bangkok is taking it and is impressed.
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dhruv1027
hey duncan
i am already 28 years old Indian My initial plan is/was ( still working out ) that i will try to do a MBA from a good college in USA or Canada. My batch mate is in US ( he did MBA from MIT and doing job in USA but i couldn't catch hold of him for more information. He did SCM from MIT but he switched just after having 6 months of experience only). what i am trying to find out is if doing a MBA in SCM or operations is it a good bet for me or not ( let me be very specific that my whole reason for doing an MBA is that i wish to spend more time with my family then i get to because of staying at sea for almost 8-9 months in a year). Plus i plan is to get 4-5 years of work experience in USA/ Canada/ Europe and then get back to my country where i want to start something of my own or else continue with the job.
i dont want to shift to any Asian country except india. Is it very difficult to get a job in US now even if i do MBA or Ms from there. what about Canada or Europe then. i hope there must not be a issue. But Europe will have language issue as they are mostly non -english speaking countries and requires candidates to learn their language. And Canada is offering only average paying jobs in comparison to US to international students.
secondly if i try for Msc as suggested by you then i guess i have to try for GRE.
hey duncan
i am already 28 years old Indian My initial plan is/was ( still working out ) that i will try to do a MBA from a good college in USA or Canada. My batch mate is in US ( he did MBA from MIT and doing job in USA but i couldn't catch hold of him for more information. He did SCM from MIT but he switched just after having 6 months of experience only). what i am trying to find out is if doing a MBA in SCM or operations is it a good bet for me or not ( let me be very specific that my whole reason for doing an MBA is that i wish to spend more time with my family then i get to because of staying at sea for almost 8-9 months in a year). Plus i plan is to get 4-5 years of work experience in USA/ Canada/ Europe and then get back to my country where i want to start something of my own or else continue with the job.
i dont want to shift to any Asian country except india. Is it very difficult to get a job in US now even if i do MBA or Ms from there. what about Canada or Europe then. i hope there must not be a issue. But Europe will have language issue as they are mostly non -english speaking countries and requires candidates to learn their language. And Canada is offering only average paying jobs in comparison to US to international students.
secondly if i try for Msc as suggested by you then i guess i have to try for GRE.
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dhruv1027
well thanks for sharing the link from a European. This does not look good. This post is making me think whether i should or should not pursue MBA.
But on a positive side if the situation is so bad then why are still US universities getting int'l students. Anyways i guess i need to rethink about MBA. i dont want to end up paying full fees and having nothing in my hand ( at least in USA).
well thanks for sharing the link from a European. This does not look good. This post is making me think whether i should or should not pursue MBA.
But on a positive side if the situation is so bad then why are still US universities getting int'l students. Anyways i guess i need to rethink about MBA. i dont want to end up paying full fees and having nothing in my hand ( at least in USA).
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laurie
The situation isn't *that* bad in the US, and schools continue to accept international students because international students are paying money for the privilege of studying in the US.

Maybe it's hard to see it, but the MBA is an exceptional degree, in that it's often used to transition from one country to another. Most degrees are not used this way - international students will study in a country and then usually return to their home country afterwards.
The situation isn't *that* bad in the US, and schools continue to accept international students because international students are paying money for the privilege of studying in the US.

Maybe it's hard to see it, but the MBA is an exceptional degree, in that it's often used to transition from one country to another. Most degrees are not used this way - international students will study in a country and then usually return to their home country afterwards.
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