1 year MBA or MSc in the US


Kailasa
Hi everybody!

Can somebody suggest some good 1 year MBA or MSc programs in the US?

Thanks!
Hi everybody!

Can somebody suggest some good 1 year MBA or MSc programs in the US?

Thanks!
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Duncan
Try searching the discussion boards. In the US, the MSc is called the MS.
Try searching the discussion boards. In the US, the MSc is called the MS.
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mba hipste...
There aren't many one year MBAs in the US. Start here:

http://find-mba.com/lists/other-top-business-school-lists/top-10-one-year-mba-programs-in-the-us

Kellogg, Katz, Emory, Marshall -- all would be good choices.

If you don't fit the candidate profile for those schools -- ie if you have no work experience -- look at MS programs. Duke's MMS program comes to mind, and SMU Cox has a similar offering. USC, I think, has a range of MS options.
There aren't many one year MBAs in the US. Start here:

http://find-mba.com/lists/other-top-business-school-lists/top-10-one-year-mba-programs-in-the-us

Kellogg, Katz, Emory, Marshall -- all would be good choices.

If you don't fit the candidate profile for those schools -- ie if you have no work experience -- look at MS programs. Duke's MMS program comes to mind, and SMU Cox has a similar offering. USC, I think, has a range of MS options.
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Kailasa
Thank you... Let me ask you, if I have two years of work experience, which is the best choice? It says that USC requires six years of work experience so I guess that one is out of the question.

I don't have an undergraduate degree in business either...
Thank you... Let me ask you, if I have two years of work experience, which is the best choice? It says that USC requires six years of work experience so I guess that one is out of the question.

I don't have an undergraduate degree in business either...
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Duncan
Try: Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411
Try: Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411
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mba hipste...
Thank you... Let me ask you, if I have two years of work experience, which is the best choice? It says that USC requires six years of work experience so I guess that one is out of the question.

I don't have an undergraduate degree in business either...

Most of the one-year MBAs in the US that I'm aware of are aimed at people with more experience, generally.

Although some programs do require an undergrad in business, Warrington for instance, others will just look for evidence of strong quant skills, either in your education or work experience. You'll have to check with each school to see specific requirements.

In general though, I think that Duncan's right: a pre-experience masters will probably be a better option for you. I'm a fan of the Duke MMS program.
[quote]Thank you... Let me ask you, if I have two years of work experience, which is the best choice? It says that USC requires six years of work experience so I guess that one is out of the question.

I don't have an undergraduate degree in business either...[/quote]
Most of the one-year MBAs in the US that I'm aware of are aimed at people with more experience, generally.

Although some programs do require an undergrad in business, Warrington for instance, others will just look for evidence of strong quant skills, either in your education or work experience. You'll have to check with each school to see specific requirements.

In general though, I think that Duncan's right: a pre-experience masters will probably be a better option for you. I'm a fan of the Duke MMS program.
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Kailasa
I have done some research and it turns out that the pre-experience masters programs don't have the same career outcomes (salaries) as MBA programs. I am going to focus exclusively on MBAs, I think.
I have done some research and it turns out that the pre-experience masters programs don't have the same career outcomes (salaries) as MBA programs. I am going to focus exclusively on MBAs, I think.
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mba hipste...
Maybe look at Pepperdine's 15 month program, which is for people without undergraduate degrees in business. The average work experience tends to be around 3 years there.
Maybe look at Pepperdine's 15 month program, which is for people without undergraduate degrees in business. The average work experience tends to be around 3 years there.
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Kailasa
Thank you. Do you have an opinion about the 12 month MBA at the University of Florida? Is it a good program?
Thank you. Do you have an opinion about the 12 month MBA at the University of Florida? Is it a good program?
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how do i apply
how do i apply


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Duncan
Go to the website of the university you want to attend, and fill out their admissions application.
Go to the website of the university you want to attend, and fill out their admissions application.
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badux
Thank you. Do you have an opinion about the 12 month MBA at the University of Florida? Is it a good program?

Good program. Check with the school though, they don't list the average work experience requirements on their website.
[quote]Thank you. Do you have an opinion about the 12 month MBA at the University of Florida? Is it a good program?[/quote]
Good program. Check with the school though, they don't list the average work experience requirements on their website.
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NiceLife
One thing to note is that if you are an international student looking to transition to the US, many of these b-schools that offer one-year programs might instead try to route you into their two-year options instead.

This is because the two-year options, with more elective options, summer internship possibilities, and more time for networking, are much, much more effective options for those with this kind of career goal than the one-year programs.
One thing to note is that if you are an international student looking to transition to the US, many of these b-schools that offer one-year programs might instead try to route you into their two-year options instead.

This is because the two-year options, with more elective options, summer internship possibilities, and more time for networking, are much, much more effective options for those with this kind of career goal than the one-year programs.
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Kailasa
I am from India and yes I would like to work in the US after I graduate. But I can only afford one year away from working.
I am from India and yes I would like to work in the US after I graduate. But I can only afford one year away from working.
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Ayon
Kailasa,

I recently graduated from The College of William and Mary in US. I can safely tell you that an Internship is extremely important for most International students. Internship is a low risk prospect for companies and gives you the opportunity to be a part of American workforce.

I had 6+ years of work experience before I came to US, yet during the recruitment season companies were interested in knowing more about my 3 months of Internship in a US Company.

One of my classmates, went back to India to do his internship in one of the very well known Conglomerate's Leadership Program. His work experience was not seen favorably as during one interview he was told that "..but, you don't have any work experience in US".
Also, several in our cohort (including myself) came into the program thinking that we'll focus on one particular area and xyz Company, abc Position. Often plans change during MBA. you need time to adjust. I wanted to get into SCM, now I am in Consulting. My friend wanted to do Finance now he is Operations.

I suggest that you prioritize learning & education over whatever constraints you have. a 2 year program will provide you more benefits over 1 year.

I know I am not being much helpful to your query, but I sincerely think that a 2 year program will do you more good, given that your experience is ~ 2 years, and undergrad in not a BBA equivalent from US.

Good Luck!
Kailasa,

I recently graduated from The College of William and Mary in US. I can safely tell you that an Internship is extremely important for most International students. Internship is a low risk prospect for companies and gives you the opportunity to be a part of American workforce.

I had 6+ years of work experience before I came to US, yet during the recruitment season companies were interested in knowing more about my 3 months of Internship in a US Company.

One of my classmates, went back to India to do his internship in one of the very well known Conglomerate's Leadership Program. His work experience was not seen favorably as during one interview he was told that "..but, you don't have any work experience in US".
Also, several in our cohort (including myself) came into the program thinking that we'll focus on one particular area and xyz Company, abc Position. Often plans change during MBA. you need time to adjust. I wanted to get into SCM, now I am in Consulting. My friend wanted to do Finance now he is Operations.

I suggest that you prioritize learning & education over whatever constraints you have. a 2 year program will provide you more benefits over 1 year.

I know I am not being much helpful to your query, but I sincerely think that a 2 year program will do you more good, given that your experience is ~ 2 years, and undergrad in not a BBA equivalent from US.

Good Luck!
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Duncan
In that case I would look for programmes that start in the spring semester, so that you can have a summer internship. See Which schools start when http://www.find-mba.com/board/41131
In that case I would look for programmes that start in the spring semester, so that you can have a summer internship. See Which schools start when http://www.find-mba.com/board/41131
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