MBA programme decision help


prithdas
I am from India , working in a Bank with 14 years in Experience in IT management and banking domain. Presently holding offer from Cass, Cranfield, Warwick, University of Edinburgh and Edhec full time MBA programmes for September 2019 entry. I am in dilemma about which course to choose, looking at the current scenario of Brexit and since my age is on the higher side little bit worried about employment prospect post MBA.
Can someone guide me to choose the right programme and inform me about job prospect post MBA in Europe or Asia Pacific or India.
I am from India , working in a Bank with 14 years in Experience in IT management and banking domain. Presently holding offer from Cass, Cranfield, Warwick, University of Edinburgh and Edhec full time MBA programmes for September 2019 entry. I am in dilemma about which course to choose, looking at the current scenario of Brexit and since my age is on the higher side little bit worried about employment prospect post MBA.
Can someone guide me to choose the right programme and inform me about job prospect post MBA in Europe or Asia Pacific or India.
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Ayon
Das babu,

What do you want? Career progression ? Geographic mobility? Function change?
you have listed India / APac/EU that's 50% of the MBA programs.
If you want Career progression and/or Function change look at MBA programs in India. Afterwards, apply for PR in Canada/Aus/NZ if you want geographic mobility.

If you want to take the Education route in EU/UK then be prepared to come back after spending a ton of money. I am not saying that you WILL come back. But just that there IS a strong possibility. Many students I know - in US were moved to tears when they couldn't find jobs or sponsorship and had to go back.
While applying most people are optimistic even when they know the risks involved. It's only later when reality hits they realize the risk/return.

After spending 14 years in IT do you think companies will hire you to work in Finance? Accounting? SCM? they will simply hire someone with 0 work exp and having undergrad in finance. The only way i see is that, you get your MBA from India. Progress in your career. Become Manager / Director. and then try to move laterally. Change geography using PR system. Don't mix education with international mobility - it's risky.

[Edited by Ayon on Dec 19, 2018]

Das babu,

What do you want? Career progression ? Geographic mobility? Function change?
you have listed India / APac/EU that's 50% of the MBA programs.
If you want Career progression and/or Function change look at MBA programs in India. Afterwards, apply for PR in Canada/Aus/NZ if you want geographic mobility.

If you want to take the Education route in EU/UK then be prepared to come back after spending a ton of money. I am not saying that you WILL come back. But just that there IS a strong possibility. Many students I know - in US were moved to tears when they couldn't find jobs or sponsorship and had to go back.
While applying most people are optimistic even when they know the risks involved. It's only later when reality hits they realize the risk/return.

After spending 14 years in IT do you think companies will hire you to work in Finance? Accounting? SCM? they will simply hire someone with 0 work exp and having undergrad in finance. The only way i see is that, you get your MBA from India. Progress in your career. Become Manager / Director. and then try to move laterally. Change geography using PR system. Don't mix education with international mobility - it's risky.
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prithdas
Dear Ayon,
I am looking for career progression as well as transition to business roles. Moreover looking for Management consultant role anywhere in Europe or India or Singapore initially. Since My family is in India not decided about PR.
Any suggestion is welcome.
Dear Ayon,
I am looking for career progression as well as transition to business roles. Moreover looking for Management consultant role anywhere in Europe or India or Singapore initially. Since My family is in India not decided about PR.
Any suggestion is welcome.
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Hi Prithdas

I would be joining cass mba this fall as well. I have started a whatsapp group for admit students so we can discuss things there. I also have offers from top us business schools alonh with edinburgh bath durham with scholarships. Despite this I chose cass because of its location. Brexit or no brexit london is not going anywhere and is open to hiring international students. Stop listening to all crap about problems. Yes some students have come back so has people from harvard kellogg booth etc after mba doesnt mean harvard is crap. USA is more strict to internationals than UK. Its all media bullshit that is brainwashing internationals from coming to Uk. Since you are on higher age bracket uk would suit you better as they prefer more experienced candidates over fresh ones for management hiring. Its all about how you leverage your skill sets and network.
Hi Prithdas

I would be joining cass mba this fall as well. I have started a whatsapp group for admit students so we can discuss things there. I also have offers from top us business schools alonh with edinburgh bath durham with scholarships. Despite this I chose cass because of its location. Brexit or no brexit london is not going anywhere and is open to hiring international students. Stop listening to all crap about problems. Yes some students have come back so has people from harvard kellogg booth etc after mba doesnt mean harvard is crap. USA is more strict to internationals than UK. Its all media bullshit that is brainwashing internationals from coming to Uk. Since you are on higher age bracket uk would suit you better as they prefer more experienced candidates over fresh ones for management hiring. Its all about how you leverage your skill sets and network.
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prithdas
I am from India , working in a Bank with 14 years in Experience in IT management and banking domain. Presently holding offer from Cass, Cranfield, Warwick, University of Edinburgh and Edhec full time MBA programmes for September 2019 entry. I am in dilemma about which course to choose, looking at the current scenario of Brexit and since my age is on the higher side little bit worried about employment prospect post MBA.
Can someone guide me to choose the right programme and inform me about job prospect post MBA in Europe or Asia Pacific or India.

Duncan Sir,
Can you please guide me to choose and also advise post Mba job prospect in Scotland
[quote]I am from India , working in a Bank with 14 years in Experience in IT management and banking domain. Presently holding offer from Cass, Cranfield, Warwick, University of Edinburgh and Edhec full time MBA programmes for September 2019 entry. I am in dilemma about which course to choose, looking at the current scenario of Brexit and since my age is on the higher side little bit worried about employment prospect post MBA.
Can someone guide me to choose the right programme and inform me about job prospect post MBA in Europe or Asia Pacific or India.[/quote]
Duncan Sir,
Can you please guide me to choose and also advise post Mba job prospect in Scotland
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Duncan
I have nothing to add to Ayon. You need a mush sharper focus on the outcome you want.
I have nothing to add to Ayon. You need a mush sharper focus on the outcome you want.
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Razors Edg...
Why not study in Scotland if that's where you want to work? Edinburgh would really be your only viable choice.

But I would agree with Ayon, in that you probably should have more well-defined career goals before making this kind of decision. Maybe connect with Edinburgh - and the other schools you hold offers at - and ask them about how their programs line up with your specific career goals?
Why not study in Scotland if that's where you want to work? Edinburgh would really be your only viable choice.

But I would agree with Ayon, in that you probably should have more well-defined career goals before making this kind of decision. Maybe connect with Edinburgh - and the other schools you hold offers at - and ask them about how their programs line up with your specific career goals?
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