choosing b-school for mba


harshjain
Hello

I am a 22 year old from india and have finished my graduation from university of nottingham business school in july with a 2:2 and have been working professionally since then. I am looking to do my mba soon and apply for the fall 2015 session. I have also given my gmat and got 660 (q=47, v=34, awa=5, ir=6). I am having difficulties selecting the best mba school for me because of the low work experience. I was hoping somewhere here could suggest me some universities in the US based on my profile.
So far i have selected listed these universities by doing some research on the internet:
university of san francisco
san diego state uni
uni of san diego
california state university, long beach
university of california, san diego
drexel university
uni of miami
Pace university
uni of south carolina
long island university
pepperdine university
Pennstate university
Purdue university

If there any other schools that you find would be a better reach for me, that would be great! these are just some universities that i have come across and ill be really grateful if someone could see my profile and give me suggestions.
Hello

I am a 22 year old from india and have finished my graduation from university of nottingham business school in july with a 2:2 and have been working professionally since then. I am looking to do my mba soon and apply for the fall 2015 session. I have also given my gmat and got 660 (q=47, v=34, awa=5, ir=6). I am having difficulties selecting the best mba school for me because of the low work experience. I was hoping somewhere here could suggest me some universities in the US based on my profile.
So far i have selected listed these universities by doing some research on the internet:
university of san francisco
san diego state uni
uni of san diego
california state university, long beach
university of california, san diego
drexel university
uni of miami
Pace university
uni of south carolina
long island university
pepperdine university
Pennstate university
Purdue university

If there any other schools that you find would be a better reach for me, that would be great! these are just some universities that i have come across and ill be really grateful if someone could see my profile and give me suggestions.
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Duncan
I think an MS from a good school will be better than a 'freshers MBA' from a weak school. Take a look at Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411
I think an MS from a good school will be better than a 'freshers MBA' from a weak school. Take a look at Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411
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harshjain
hi duncan

thanks for your reply. could you tell me more about why an MS from a good school will be better than a freshers mba from a weak school? and if you could tell me some good universities that might consider me for MA course looking at my profile because a 2:2 uk degree isnt considered very good. i dont mind going for a MA course if it is from a good and well reputed school. and lastly what are my chances of getting in the above mentioned universities for mba?

thanks

[Edited by harshjain on Apr 04, 2015]

hi duncan

thanks for your reply. could you tell me more about why an MS from a good school will be better than a freshers mba from a weak school? and if you could tell me some good universities that might consider me for MA course looking at my profile because a 2:2 uk degree isnt considered very good. i dont mind going for a MA course if it is from a good and well reputed school. and lastly what are my chances of getting in the above mentioned universities for mba?

thanks
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Duncan
Read the article I think to. Schools are listed there. I think a UK 2:2 is fine for most of them if you have a good GMAT.

Also see:
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783
Which schools start when http://www.find-mba.com/board/41131
Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools http://www.find-mba.com/board/38133

Obviously you have no chance with most of those MBAs because of your lack of work experience. See Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
Read the article I think to. Schools are listed there. I think a UK 2:2 is fine for most of them if you have a good GMAT.

Also see:
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783
Which schools start when http://www.find-mba.com/board/41131
Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools http://www.find-mba.com/board/38133

Obviously you have no chance with most of those MBAs because of your lack of work experience. See Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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harshjain
thank you for the knowledge duncan. i have been going through your posts and comments on the discussions page and i now have slightly better knowledge on why you think freshers mba is worse than a MS or MSc from a good school. I have researched some schools mainly in europe such as ESADE, Bocconi, HHl, rotterdam etc and i was worried about the placement opportunities for international students. As im from India do you think it will be a problem getting a job even after graduating from such good business schools. Also, could you recommend me some schools with good placement opportunities for international students like me? could be anywhere europe or somewhere else. And i also heard from a friend that Australia is good for MS courses especially for international students and that there are good opportunities there.
Thank you in advance :) your comments are invaluable..
thank you for the knowledge duncan. i have been going through your posts and comments on the discussions page and i now have slightly better knowledge on why you think freshers mba is worse than a MS or MSc from a good school. I have researched some schools mainly in europe such as ESADE, Bocconi, HHl, rotterdam etc and i was worried about the placement opportunities for international students. As im from India do you think it will be a problem getting a job even after graduating from such good business schools. Also, could you recommend me some schools with good placement opportunities for international students like me? could be anywhere europe or somewhere else. And i also heard from a friend that Australia is good for MS courses especially for international students and that there are good opportunities there.
Thank you in advance :) your comments are invaluable..
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Duncan
Take a look at
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

Unless you want to learn a further European language first, an English-speaking country is the more cautious choice.

I think in Australia these are generally called MCom programmes rather than MS. In your position, I would look at Singapore as well.

[Edited by Duncan on Apr 06, 2015]

Take a look at
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

Unless you want to learn a further European language first, an English-speaking country is the more cautious choice.

I think in Australia these are generally called MCom programmes rather than MS. In your position, I would look at Singapore as well.
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harshjain
Dont you think a year in spain or some place will be enough to learn the local language, atleast at a conversational level?

If im not wrong, the top ranked australian universities (only checked these) offer courses in both masters in commerce and normal masters such as masters in finance/marketing etc. However, I fail to understand the difference between the two. Could you offer me some insight into it?
Dont you think a year in spain or some place will be enough to learn the local language, atleast at a conversational level?

If im not wrong, the top ranked australian universities (only checked these) offer courses in both masters in commerce and normal masters such as masters in finance/marketing etc. However, I fail to understand the difference between the two. Could you offer me some insight into it?
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Duncan
Read the article on the language.

Difference is in the content.
Read the article on the language.

Difference is in the content.
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mba hipste...
Dont you think a year in spain or some place will be enough to learn the local language, atleast at a conversational level?

The immersion will certainly help, but it takes time and focused effort to learn a language, and the time part will be hard to find if you're doing an MBA program. You can take language classes, of course--many business schools offer them as part of their MBA programs--but these would certainly not be considered intensive. If you're starting from scratch, getting to a level where you can effectively speak the language in a business context will most likely be impossible in one year.

If im not wrong, the top ranked australian universities (only checked these) offer courses in both masters in commerce and normal masters such as masters in finance/marketing etc. However, I fail to understand the difference between the two. Could you offer me some insight into it?

Check out each program's curriculum. The focused programs in finance will have more finance curriculum; the marketing programs will cover marketing, etc.
[quote]Dont you think a year in spain or some place will be enough to learn the local language, atleast at a conversational level?[/quote]
The immersion will certainly help, but it takes time and focused effort to learn a language, and the time part will be hard to find if you're doing an MBA program. You can take language classes, of course--many business schools offer them as part of their MBA programs--but these would certainly not be considered intensive. If you're starting from scratch, getting to a level where you can effectively speak the language in a business context will most likely be impossible in one year.

[quote]If im not wrong, the top ranked australian universities (only checked these) offer courses in both masters in commerce and normal masters such as masters in finance/marketing etc. However, I fail to understand the difference between the two. Could you offer me some insight into it?[/quote]
Check out each program's curriculum. The focused programs in finance will have more finance curriculum; the marketing programs will cover marketing, etc.
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harshjain
thank you duncan and mba hipster for your valuable replies.
Could you tell me the main difference between masters in commerce degrees and master in science degrees as some australian universities such as melbourne business school offer both.
Also, could you tell me whether my profile is well suited to get admitted to the CEMS MIM program and shed some light on how the CEMS MIM program will benefit me?

Thank You
thank you duncan and mba hipster for your valuable replies.
Could you tell me the main difference between masters in commerce degrees and master in science degrees as some australian universities such as melbourne business school offer both.
Also, could you tell me whether my profile is well suited to get admitted to the CEMS MIM program and shed some light on how the CEMS MIM program will benefit me?

Thank You
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Duncan
Admissions to CEMS is done by schools with different policies. It's impossible to give one answer to your question.

I'm not sure if there is one systematic difference between MCom and MSc that applies at every school. I am sure you will see that they are different programmes if you read their curricula.
Admissions to CEMS is done by schools with different policies. It's impossible to give one answer to your question.

I'm not sure if there is one systematic difference between MCom and MSc that applies at every school. I am sure you will see that they are different programmes if you read their curricula.
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Hello friends,
i want to share some b-schools in India.
Adhalrao Patil Institute of Management and Research.
Anekant Institite of Management Studies
Apex Group of Institutes
ARIHANT INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Hello friends,
i want to share some b-schools in India.
Adhalrao Patil Institute of Management and Research.
Anekant Institite of Management Studies
Apex Group of Institutes
ARIHANT INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
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