Guidance for MBA in education management


kc.19

My brief bio:

Graduation- B.E in Computer science
Citizenship- India
Work Exp - 4 years in a reputed software company
Current residence - Salt lake city, Utah.
Visa category - H4(doesn't allow me to work).
Gmat - Taken once in 2012, Scored 590. Can do better. Expecting more than 650 if taken next time.
Next goal - To pursue dual degree MBA + MA in education. Post graduation interested in taking up roles in education management/leadership role.

Colleges offering the above course - Below are some of the good colleges that I have shortlisted.
1) Boston college - Caroll school of management
2) University of Michigan - Ross school of business
3) Stanford University - GSB
4) Dropped University of California, LA as it requires 5 years experience as a principal.

My Questions:
1) Already the admissions final round for most of the colleges are over. It will be an year waster for me if I wait till next year. Any good colleges offering admissions in spring ?.

2) In the mean time that i join course, is there anywhere in education field that I can do internships/volunteering ?. I have tried idealist.org(found none), teach for america(TFA) and some similar programs. TFA and others that i checked requires work permit visas or US citizenship. Please suggest me some links or any openings .

My brief bio:

Graduation- B.E in Computer science
Citizenship- India
Work Exp - 4 years in a reputed software company
Current residence - Salt lake city, Utah.
Visa category - H4(doesn't allow me to work).
Gmat - Taken once in 2012, Scored 590. Can do better. Expecting more than 650 if taken next time.
Next goal - To pursue dual degree MBA + MA in education. Post graduation interested in taking up roles in education management/leadership role.

Colleges offering the above course - Below are some of the good colleges that I have shortlisted.
1) Boston college - Caroll school of management
2) University of Michigan - Ross school of business
3) Stanford University - GSB
4) Dropped University of California, LA as it requires 5 years experience as a principal.

My Questions:
1) Already the admissions final round for most of the colleges are over. It will be an year waster for me if I wait till next year. Any good colleges offering admissions in spring ?.

2) In the mean time that i join course, is there anywhere in education field that I can do internships/volunteering ?. I have tried idealist.org(found none), teach for america(TFA) and some similar programs. TFA and others that i checked requires work permit visas or US citizenship. Please suggest me some links or any openings .





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Duncan

I don't think an MBA at a top school is realistic for you without a GMAT score over 700 and a much more interesting profile.

Also also wonder if a graduate school of education's programme in educational management or leadership might be allow you to get into a better university, and a school with better placement options. Look at:
http://view.fdu.edu/?id=6090
http://education.indiana.edu/graduate/programs/ed-leadership/#degrees
http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/eps/edldr/graduate-degrees
http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/graduate_and_professional_programs/international_education_policy_and_management/
http://www.cityu.edu/programs/soe/med_leadership.aspx
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/edleadership/
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/academics/doctorate/edld/

If you are struck on the MBA track then you need to focus on much less competitive schools, outside the top 70: Utah, St Louis, De Paul, UNCC and UMass Boston all have MBAs strong in non-profit management.

Read over:-

GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082

How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

I don't think an MBA at a top school is realistic for you without a GMAT score over 700 and a much more interesting profile.

Also also wonder if a graduate school of education's programme in educational management or leadership might be allow you to get into a better university, and a school with better placement options. Look at:
http://view.fdu.edu/?id=6090
http://education.indiana.edu/graduate/programs/ed-leadership/#degrees
http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/eps/edldr/graduate-degrees
http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/graduate_and_professional_programs/international_education_policy_and_management/
http://www.cityu.edu/programs/soe/med_leadership.aspx
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/edleadership/
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/academics/doctorate/edld/

If you are struck on the MBA track then you need to focus on much less competitive schools, outside the top 70: Utah, St Louis, De Paul, UNCC and UMass Boston all have MBAs strong in non-profit management.

Read over:-

GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082

How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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Razors Edg...


1) Boston college - Caroll school of management
2) University of Michigan - Ross school of business
3) Stanford University - GSB
4) Dropped University of California, LA as it requires 5 years experience as a principal.

Considering the average GMAT score of incoming students at Stanford is around 732, I would strike this one from the list.

In general, your profile - an Indian with a background in software - is highly competitive, and as such you're going to want to get have something about your profile that sets you apart from your competition (many of whom tend to get really high scores on the GMAT.) So, more work experience than the average is a benefit, as would be something different about your profile - volunteer experience, extra-curriculars, or even a really good story about your life: having grown up in an asylum camp, or climbed Mount Everest - something like this.

I agree with Duncan that if your end goal is to work in education, you should focus on non-profit programs or an MBA with a focus on public management. Star with these lists:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/25/public-sector-management-government
http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/2/non-profit

But if you wanted something with more flexibility, the best general MBA program you could get into would be fine. I don't really think that you need a specialization to work in education management.

The bottom line is that you're going to want to do as well as you can on the GMAT. Aim for a ranked MBA program.

<blockquote>
1) Boston college - Caroll school of management
2) University of Michigan - Ross school of business
3) Stanford University - GSB
4) Dropped University of California, LA as it requires 5 years experience as a principal.</blockquote>
Considering the average GMAT score of incoming students at Stanford is around 732, I would strike this one from the list.

In general, your profile - an Indian with a background in software - is highly competitive, and as such you're going to want to get have something about your profile that sets you apart from your competition (many of whom tend to get really high scores on the GMAT.) So, more work experience than the average is a benefit, as would be something different about your profile - volunteer experience, extra-curriculars, or even a really good story about your life: having grown up in an asylum camp, or climbed Mount Everest - something like this.

I agree with Duncan that if your end goal is to work in education, you should focus on non-profit programs or an MBA with a focus on public management. Star with these lists:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/25/public-sector-management-government
http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/2/non-profit

But if you wanted something with more flexibility, the best general MBA program you could get into would be fine. I don't really think that you need a specialization to work in education management.

The bottom line is that you're going to want to do as well as you can on the GMAT. Aim for a ranked MBA program.
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