Double MBA


Student A

I have MBA from UK from mid-tier B School. And, after three years, I want to pursue another MBA from top tier B Schools like MIT Sloan, Stanford, Wharton, etc.

Whether my current MBA will be hurdle in MBA application for top B Schools?

I have MBA from UK from mid-tier B School. And, after three years, I want to pursue another MBA from top tier B Schools like MIT Sloan, Stanford, Wharton, etc.

Whether my current MBA will be hurdle in MBA application for top B Schools?
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MKennedy

Yes, it will be close to an insurmountable hurdle.  The only exception is if you took your first MBA directly after your undergrad as many Indian students do (e.g. IIMs).  

As an alternative, some schools offer a post-MBA masters targeted at people who have your problem.  Unfortunately, these are usually MSc degrees and not traditional MBAs.  See below for one example.  

https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/specialized-masters-programs/master-science-business-administration

[Edited by MKennedy on Oct 18, 2022]

Yes, it will be close to an insurmountable hurdle.&nbsp; The only exception is if you took your first MBA directly after your undergrad as many Indian students do (e.g. IIMs).&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>As an alternative, some schools offer a post-MBA masters targeted at people who have your problem.&nbsp; Unfortunately, these are usually MSc degrees and not traditional MBAs.&nbsp; See below for one example.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/specialized-masters-programs/master-science-business-administration<br><br>
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Student A

Yes, it will be close to an insurmountable hurdle.  The only exception is if you took your first MBA directly after your undergrad as many Indian students do (e.g. IIMs).  

As an alternative, some schools offer a post-MBA masters targeted at people who have your problem.  Unfortunately, these are usually MSc degrees and not traditional MBAs.  See below for one example.  

https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/specialized-masters-programs/master-science-business-administration




How about if one has reasonably good GMAT score with consistent career promotions? Is there any example of someone who get admitted into top B Schools having already an MBA?

[quote]Yes, it will be close to an insurmountable hurdle.&nbsp; The only exception is if you took your first MBA directly after your undergrad as many Indian students do (e.g. IIMs).&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>As an alternative, some schools offer a post-MBA masters targeted at people who have your problem.&nbsp; Unfortunately, these are usually MSc degrees and not traditional MBAs.&nbsp; See below for one example.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/specialized-masters-programs/master-science-business-administration<br><br> [/quote]<br><br><br>How about if one has reasonably good GMAT score with consistent career promotions? Is there any example of someone who get admitted into top B Schools having already an MBA?
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Duncan

The issue isn't getting admitted into a top business school; it's being admitted into a full-time MBA. There are other degrees, like specializedmasters, Sloan fellows, the Yale advanced management masters, MSx, the Schulich post-MBA diploma etc which are tailored to that market. 

The issue isn't getting admitted into a top business school; it's being admitted into a full-time MBA. There are other degrees, like specializedmasters, Sloan fellows, the Yale advanced management masters, MSx, the Schulich post-MBA diploma etc which are tailored to that market.&nbsp;
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MKennedy

The issue isn't getting admitted into a top business school; it's being admitted into a full-time MBA. There are other degrees, like specializedmasters, Sloan fellows, the Yale advanced management masters, MSx, the Schulich post-MBA diploma etc which are tailored to that market. 


Yes, this perfectly sums it up.  

[quote]The issue isn't getting admitted into a top business school; it's being admitted into a full-time MBA. There are other degrees, like specializedmasters, Sloan fellows, the Yale advanced management masters, MSx, the Schulich post-MBA diploma etc which are tailored to that market.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Yes, this perfectly sums it up.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Duncan

A MiF or executive masters might be a good option. After just three years, there's no real difference between the core curriculum of any top MBA. 

A MiF or executive masters might be a good option. After just three years, there's no real difference between the core curriculum of any top MBA.&nbsp;
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