MBA


gkh_2005
I have a LL.M from USA and have a LL.B and B.Sc., degrees from India. I also have 8 years work experience in India working for a reputed MNC in the Corporate Legal Dept.

I am now interested in pursuing a MBA degree to enhance my employability in United States.

Please suggest, what would be the best concentration for me to pursue in the MBA program? Finance or General Management ? , taking into consideration the employment prospects.

I would appreciate and welcome suggestions in this regard.

Thanks !
I have a LL.M from USA and have a LL.B and B.Sc., degrees from India. I also have 8 years work experience in India working for a reputed MNC in the Corporate Legal Dept.

I am now interested in pursuing a MBA degree to enhance my employability in United States.

Please suggest, what would be the best concentration for me to pursue in the MBA program? Finance or General Management ? , taking into consideration the employment prospects.

I would appreciate and welcome suggestions in this regard.

Thanks !

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Barry&Aki
I am a lawyer as well. Some questions: Where did you do your LLM, what specializations did your choose, where did you work, where do you want to work, did you get work experience after the LLM in the US? I think we will need these information in order to answer your question in a reasonable way.
I am a lawyer as well. Some questions: Where did you do your LLM, what specializations did your choose, where did you work, where do you want to work, did you get work experience after the LLM in the US? I think we will need these information in order to answer your question in a reasonable way.
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I think Barry is right when he asks these questions. An MBA needs to suit your professional situation. It is not as much an academic degree as an LLM. If you have done an LLM and have not gained some work experience in the US afterwards, and MBA will probably only improve your job prospects if it is from a top school like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Kellog etc.
I think Barry is right when he asks these questions. An MBA needs to suit your professional situation. It is not as much an academic degree as an LLM. If you have done an LLM and have not gained some work experience in the US afterwards, and MBA will probably only improve your job prospects if it is from a top school like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Kellog etc.
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Barry&Aki
MBA will probably only improve your job prospects if it is from a top school like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Kellog etc.


I would not necessarily say that, however, if you go to a school, which is not in the top league, you should really make sure that they have a very good career center, participate in job fairs, offer internships and have close links to companies.
<blockquote>MBA will probably only improve your job prospects if it is from a top school like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Kellog etc.</blockquote>

I would not necessarily say that, however, if you go to a school, which is not in the top league, you should really make sure that they have a very good career center, participate in job fairs, offer internships and have close links to companies.
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gkh_2005
Hi Barry & Aki,

Thanks 4 ur response. I did my LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University, with emphasis on Commercial and business laws.

I worked for Siemens Ltd., in India and I have not got any work experience post LL.M., since I have not found a job yet, hence my worry, partly, bcos employers are hesitant to sponsor work visas. .

Plan 2 do a MBA to jump start my career in the United States.
Hi Barry & Aki,

Thanks 4 ur response. I did my LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University, with emphasis on Commercial and business laws.

I worked for Siemens Ltd., in India and I have not got any work experience post LL.M., since I have not found a job yet, hence my worry, partly, bcos employers are hesitant to sponsor work visas. .

Plan 2 do a MBA to jump start my career in the United States.
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Barry&Aki
SMU is not really a hot name, but not a bad law school either (43. in USnews). An MBA from a good school could improve you chances, but will cost you (another) fortune. What about Siemens in the US? Do they have any connections with an MBA program?
SMU is not really a hot name, but not a bad law school either (43. in USnews). An MBA from a good school could improve you chances, but will cost you (another) fortune. What about Siemens in the US? Do they have any connections with an MBA program?
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LP
Going back to your question on which concentration would be best, I think if your background is in Law, then Finance would not be a good choice. The field is very technical and if you want to be good at it you would need a strong mathematical background. In fact, of all the business fields, finance is probably the most technical one, and most people specializing in finance are economists or even mathematists or physicists. Almost every other field of concentration should be fine though.

In terms of career prospects, I don't know if any general advice can be given. It pretty much depends on what your interests are. Anyways take into account that any MBA will give you general training in the different business functions (general management, marketing, finance, operations), so the fact that you choose one concentration or the other will not close you any doors in the job market. For your career the really important thing will be to do a good MBA and be sure about why you are doing it and what type of job you'd like to get afterwards. Employers sometimes complain that MBA graduates come up with their degree and don't really know what they want to do with their (professional) lives.
Going back to your question on which concentration would be best, I think if your background is in Law, then Finance would not be a good choice. The field is very technical and if you want to be good at it you would need a strong mathematical background. In fact, of all the business fields, finance is probably the most technical one, and most people specializing in finance are economists or even mathematists or physicists. Almost every other field of concentration should be fine though.

In terms of career prospects, I don't know if any general advice can be given. It pretty much depends on what your interests are. Anyways take into account that any MBA will give you general training in the different business functions (general management, marketing, finance, operations), so the fact that you choose one concentration or the other will not close you any doors in the job market. For your career the really important thing will be to do a good MBA and be sure about why you are doing it and what type of job you'd like to get afterwards. Employers sometimes complain that MBA graduates come up with their degree and don't really know what they want to do with their (professional) lives.
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katalina
Hi Jaitego,
referring to what you say: "Employers sometimes complain that MBA graduates come up with their degree and don't really know what they want to do with their (professional) lives."
...this must be particularly true about all these students who want to do an MBA without having any work experience...
Hi Jaitego,
referring to what you say: "Employers sometimes complain that MBA graduates come up with their degree and don't really know what they want to do with their (professional) lives."
...this must be particularly true about all these students who want to do an MBA without having any work experience...
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gkh_2005
What is the scope of employment for a person with a MBA in general management ?

Which Universities are considered excellent for a MBA with general management specialization ?
What is the scope of employment for a person with a MBA in general management ?

Which Universities are considered excellent for a MBA with general management specialization ?
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katalina
You don't mean in the whole world, do you? Which country are you interested in, I can enumerate the schools for you.
You don't mean in the whole world, do you? Which country are you interested in, I can enumerate the schools for you.
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gkh_2005
Only in the United States. Sorry for not stating it clearly.
Only in the United States. Sorry for not stating it clearly.
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gkh_2005
Please let me know, how successful are foreign students in getting a job after completion of MBA. Are there prospective employers ready to sponsor their work visas.
Please let me know, how successful are foreign students in getting a job after completion of MBA. Are there prospective employers ready to sponsor their work visas.
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