I am 41, male originally from India but Canadian citizen and having 16yrs of experience in multinational software companies like IBM, HP and Nokia at various positions s/w engineer, team lead and currently working as manager. So I can say that my profile is good or at least I find it good :). My GMAT is 640. I am looking for MBA school in US preferably in Bay-area,California or Texas. Reason is that I think lot of product based s/w companies are there in these two states.
Now my question is, should I choose any school if my goal is to some how get MBA without worrying about the GLOBAL reputation of the school? Like Cal-state universities are cheaper than UofCal. So what if I choose "Cal-State, East Bay" / "Cal-state, San Jose" / "California Polytechnic state university" INSTEAD OF UDavis/Santa-Clara? Because UDavis/Santa-Clara charges 100k$ whereas Eastbay/SanJose/Polytechnic charges around 30k$s. Another reason is that my GMAT is not that good. So getting into Hass or Standford is next to impossible because I don't want to spend more time and increase my GMAT score.
I wish to be in same area(Bay area or Tx-Austine) for rest of my life. So I need not to worry about global reputation of the university. I have good professional experience so I think I will get a job once I am out of the school.
I also don't worry about getting 20k-30k$ less than those who come out from Hass or Standford [or even 50% less salary if someone argues that those who come out from top10 gets way more than i can imagine :) ]. My current salary in Toronto is 125k$ Canadian and having quite a stable job.
My primary goal is to stay in US on H1B which can take me towards Green Card.
Sorry to sound like a bit desperate Asian who wish to be in US but I wanted to be very clear while asking questions.
[Edited by SandyMBA on Dec 29, 2015]