Second MBA - or a different course


iMaverick

Hello all,


I am an Indian working professional aged 33.


My profile brief is as below


Work ex: 9 years in Automotive - Tier 1 Sales and Strategy


Education: BE and MBA



My query here is Should I go for second MBA or any other course(Msc in ?)which will help me to change my field either to IT sales/Consulting role in UK.


In the long term I am looking to settle in the UK.

 Due to work pressure in my current role I am not in a position to prepare GMAT.


List of universities in my radar for MBA


1. Edinburgh

2. Lancaster & Durham
3. Strath

4. Bath

Yes they all have asked me to apply despite my MBA.

 Please let me know if I can add any other university to the list. I have take these based on FT ranking in the order of my preference.

[Edited by iMaverick on Sep 19, 2020]

Hello all,<br><br>
I am an Indian working professional aged 33.<br><br>
My profile brief is as below <br><br>
Work ex: 9 years in Automotive - Tier 1 Sales and Strategy <br><br>
Education: BE and MBA <br><br><br>
My query here is Should I go for second MBA or any other course(Msc in ?)which will help me to change my field either to IT sales/Consulting role in UK.<br><br>
In the long term I am looking to settle in the UK.<br><br>&nbsp;Due to work pressure in my current role I am not in a position to prepare GMAT.<br><br>
List of universities in my radar for MBA<br><br>
1. Edinburgh <br>
2. Lancaster &amp; Durham<br>3. Strath<br>
4. Bath <br><br>Yes they all have asked me to apply despite my MBA.<br><br>&nbsp;Please let me know if I can add any other university to the list. I have take these based on FT ranking in the order of my preference.
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aslamo

I'm not sure an MBA is really needed to move into enterprise IT sales. How many of your colleagues in automotive sales have an MBA?
If you want to get into a good strategy consulting firm then you are likely to need a good MBA which would almost certainly need a GMAT score?

I'm not sure an MBA is really needed to move into enterprise IT sales. How many of your colleagues in automotive sales have an MBA?<br>If you want to get into a good strategy consulting firm then you are likely to need a good MBA which would almost certainly need a GMAT score?
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iMaverick

I'm not sure an MBA is really needed to move into enterprise IT sales. How many of your colleagues in automotive sales have an MBA?
If you want to get into a good strategy consulting firm then you are likely to need a good MBA which would almost certainly need a GMAT score?


Hi

Thanks for your reply, I however intend to immigrate to the UK. In order to improve my network/possibilities to land a better job I going thru the MBA option. Doing a good course always helps during immigration as far as I know. 

[quote]I'm not sure an MBA is really needed to move into enterprise IT sales. How many of your colleagues in automotive sales have an MBA?<br>If you want to get into a good strategy consulting firm then you are likely to need a good MBA which would almost certainly need a GMAT score? [/quote]<br><br>Hi<br><br>Thanks for your reply, I however intend to immigrate to the UK. In order to improve my network/possibilities to land a better job I going thru the MBA option. Doing a good course always helps during immigration as far as I know.&nbsp;
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binesss

You can always prepare for the GMAT. Nights and weekends, my dude. 

You can always prepare for the GMAT. Nights and weekends, my dude.&nbsp;
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iMaverick

You can always prepare for the GMAT. Nights and weekends, my dude. 


yes True, but it did not give the desired results. Plus my work usually eats my Saturday !!

would be glad if anyone gives inputs on courses or possible outcomes 

[Edited by iMaverick on Sep 22, 2020]

[quote]You can always prepare for the GMAT. Nights and weekends, my dude.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>yes True, but it did not give the desired results. Plus my work usually eats my Saturday !!<br><br>would be glad if anyone gives inputs on courses or possible outcomes&nbsp;
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iMaverick

Anyone who can give their inputs ?

Anyone who can give their inputs ?
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aslamo

Why did those schools ask you to apply even if you have an MBA already? 

If you can't manage the pressure of doing a GMAT then maybe an MBA is not suitable for you? An MBA will be a lot of work with demanding deadlines.

I think an MBA is not of much use for IT sales. If you want to go down the MBA route then consulting is probably a better career option. I don't think those schools you mentioned are likely to help get you into any top consultancies. Which consultancies do you have in mind and what type of IT consulting? MBB would be a non-starter. Big 4? Or specialist IT consulting firms? 

[Edited by aslamo on Oct 01, 2020]

Why did those schools ask you to apply even if you have an MBA already?&nbsp;<div><br>
</div><div>If you can't manage the pressure of doing a GMAT then maybe an MBA is not suitable for you? An MBA will be a lot of work with demanding deadlines.<br></div><br>I think an MBA is not of much use for IT sales. If you want to go down the MBA route then consulting is probably a better career option. I don't think those schools you mentioned are likely to help get you into any top consultancies. Which consultancies do you have in mind and what type of IT consulting? MBB would be a non-starter. Big 4? Or specialist IT consulting firms?&nbsp;
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StuartHE

Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals. 

Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals.&nbsp;
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aslamo

Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals. 


Exactly this.

Plus the UK IT sector is being really badly hit at the moment by a number of factors on top of Covid. It will be a challenging environment to find a new job in enterprise IT sales in a year or two.

[quote]Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Exactly this.<br><br>Plus the UK IT sector is being really badly hit at the moment by a number of factors on top of Covid. It will be a challenging environment to find a new job in enterprise IT sales in a year or two.
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iMaverick

Why did those schools ask you to apply even if you have an MBA already? 

If you can't manage the pressure of doing a GMAT then maybe an MBA is not suitable for you? An MBA will be a lot of work with demanding deadlines.

I think an MBA is not of much use for IT sales. If you want to go down the MBA route then consulting is probably a better career option. I don't think those schools you mentioned are likely to help get you into any top consultancies. Which consultancies do you have in mind and what type of IT consulting? MBB would be a non-starter. Big 4? Or specialist IT consulting firms? 


1. they have asked me to apply along with a reason why I chose to do a second MBA

2. it’s not abt handling pressure but finding enough time to prepare. Being in a Managerial role I don’t get enough time I hardly get 7-8 hours a week as a best case.

3. Have kept consulting as second option. Primary is a sales role in IT. Back up will be to get into a automotive firm where my experience is.

[quote]Why did those schools ask you to apply even if you have an MBA already?&nbsp;<div><br>
</div><div>If you can't manage the pressure of doing a GMAT then maybe an MBA is not suitable for you? An MBA will be a lot of work with demanding deadlines.<br></div><br>I think an MBA is not of much use for IT sales. If you want to go down the MBA route then consulting is probably a better career option. I don't think those schools you mentioned are likely to help get you into any top consultancies. Which consultancies do you have in mind and what type of IT consulting? MBB would be a non-starter. Big 4? Or specialist IT consulting firms?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>1. they have asked me to apply along with a reason why I chose to do a second MBA<br><br>2. it’s not abt handling pressure but finding enough time to prepare. Being in a Managerial role I don’t get enough time I hardly get 7-8 hours a week as a best case.<br><br>3. Have kept consulting as second option. Primary is a sales role in IT. Back up will be to get into a automotive firm where my experience is.
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iMaverick

Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals. 


Yes I am preparing my essay to showcase the same. I thought Durham is a good B-School ain’t it ? 

also University of Edinburgh.

[quote]Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Yes I am preparing my essay to showcase the same. I thought Durham is a good B-School ain’t it ?&nbsp;<br><br>also University of Edinburgh.
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iMaverick

Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals. 


Exactly this.

Plus the UK IT sector is being really badly hit at the moment by a number of factors on top of Covid. It will be a challenging environment to find a new job in enterprise IT sales in a year or two.


Yes i have exp in auto Industry so that will be my back up plan in case I don’t land a IT Sales role.

[quote][quote]Most people study for around 50 hours to take the GMAT. If you can't find that time, then are you really motivated to move to the UK? Knowing that the GMAT schools produce much better outcomes, and that hiring is really disrupted in the UK, you should take the time to become as strong an applicant as possible to the best schools available for your goals.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Exactly this.<br><br>Plus the UK IT sector is being really badly hit at the moment by a number of factors on top of Covid. It will be a challenging environment to find a new job in enterprise IT sales in a year or two. [/quote]<br><br>Yes i have exp in auto Industry so that will be my back up plan in case I don’t land a IT Sales role.
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iMaverick

Ok to set it right, my main idea is to immigrate to UK and I felt MBA is a better option from career perspective. Or should I opt for diff course that was the question choice of university is secondary for me.

Ok to set it right, my main idea is to immigrate to UK and I felt MBA is a better option from career perspective. Or should I opt for diff course that was the question choice of university is secondary for me.
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Duncan

These are good schools. Since you have an ambitious goal, you would be better to attend very good, or even excellent, schools
 

These are good schools. Since you have an ambitious goal, you would be better to attend very good, or even excellent, schools<br>&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

To be honest I'm not sure how much value an MBA of this caliber would add to your profile. If you're already in a managerial role, have taken the core MBA curriculum, and don't even have time to prepare for the GMAT, it might be better just to not do a degree at all.

If you could get into a better school, then you'd have a real chance of transitioning to the UK. Otherwise I wouldn't bother. 

To be honest I'm not sure how much value an MBA of this caliber would add to your profile. If you're already in a managerial role, have taken the core MBA curriculum, and don't even have time to prepare for the GMAT, it might be better just to not do a degree at all.<br><br>If you could get into a better school, then you'd have a real chance of transitioning to the UK. Otherwise I wouldn't bother.&nbsp;
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