MBA 1Year Program US


crystal

Hi,
I did Bachelors in Economics from NUS at Singapore in 2002, and have been working for consulting companies for past 5 years, currently with Accenture. GMAT score is 660

My husband did his Electronics Engineering also from NUS in 2003, and have been working with Motorola since. His GMAT is 760.

I want to go for 1-year MBA, while my husband is keen on a 2 year MBA program.

What could be the best school for us where both of us could enrol.
Thanks for your advice.
Crystal

Hi,
I did Bachelors in Economics from NUS at Singapore in 2002, and have been working for consulting companies for past 5 years, currently with Accenture. GMAT score is 660

My husband did his Electronics Engineering also from NUS in 2003, and have been working with Motorola since. His GMAT is 760.

I want to go for 1-year MBA, while my husband is keen on a 2 year MBA program.

What could be the best school for us where both of us could enrol.
Thanks for your advice.
Crystal
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juanito

Hi crystal,
I had already answered to the same mail, and asked you some questions - you might not have read it:

"Hello crystal,

I see, an MBA in the US.
you should first check out the top tier programs in the US. On the webpages you'll get average GMAT etc, so you can evaluate your chances beforehand, but anyways, I think your chances are good.

As for your plan to do a one-year MBA, not all schools offer that, since 2 years is the regular length of a US MBA. Maybe you can go through the posts on this board regarding the US, there has been quite some discussion going on about the issue of 1-year MBA programs.

Why do you want to do a one-year program?"

Hi crystal,
I had already answered to the same mail, and asked you some questions - you might not have read it:

"Hello crystal,

I see, an MBA in the US.
you should first check out the top tier programs in the US. On the webpages you'll get average GMAT etc, so you can evaluate your chances beforehand, but anyways, I think your chances are good.

As for your plan to do a one-year MBA, not all schools offer that, since 2 years is the regular length of a US MBA. Maybe you can go through the posts on this board regarding the US, there has been quite some discussion going on about the issue of 1-year MBA programs.

Why do you want to do a one-year program?"

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juanito

To talk about some of the best US programs, here some more info. All the following schools do not offer a 1-year MBA:
Wharton, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, Stern, Dartmouth, Yale, MIT Sloan, UCLA Anderson, Duke University - Fuqua, UC Berkeley. This goes for most of the others, as I said above.

2-year MBA and 1-year MBA is offered by a handful of the top schools:
- Kellogg, Northwestern University,
- University of Michigan (Ross)
- Cornell University
as an example.

Anyways, it's clear that your wish to do a one-year course reduces significantly your variety of choice. So again my question: Why a one-year course?

To talk about some of the best US programs, here some more info. All the following schools do not offer a 1-year MBA:
Wharton, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, Stern, Dartmouth, Yale, MIT Sloan, UCLA Anderson, Duke University - Fuqua, UC Berkeley. This goes for most of the others, as I said above.

2-year MBA and 1-year MBA is offered by a handful of the top schools:
- Kellogg, Northwestern University,
- University of Michigan (Ross)
- Cornell University
as an example.

Anyways, it's clear that your wish to do a one-year course reduces significantly your variety of choice. So again my question: Why a one-year course?
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Hi,
I am an IT professional with a work experience closing to 4 years. I have developed an interest for thee 1 year MBA program. But I have a basic doubt.

I do specialize in database and I love it. But I also want to grow in my career and I know that MBA is the only way for it.
I am co confused for the fact that which major (i.e. finance, operations etc) will be an add on to my experience. I want to do something which is realted to techology. So, what should be the focus of my MBA so that I can attain my goals.

I apologise for my ignorance.

Thank you

Hi,
I am an IT professional with a work experience closing to 4 years. I have developed an interest for thee 1 year MBA program. But I have a basic doubt.

I do specialize in database and I love it. But I also want to grow in my career and I know that MBA is the only way for it.
I am co confused for the fact that which major (i.e. finance, operations etc) will be an add on to my experience. I want to do something which is realted to techology. So, what should be the focus of my MBA so that I can attain my goals.

I apologise for my ignorance.

Thank you
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juanito

I advise you to go through the MBAs with concentrations in IT as a first step, and check out their websites to see what kind of classes they have. You can do this on find MBA, there is a search button, or http://www.find-mba.com/search
You will see if in terms of content, of know-how, what you will be able to achieve there, and if those MBA programs are interesting for you.

If you want to focus more on managerial skills, something which probably has been secondary in your education until now, you should go for a more general MBA.

I advise you to go through the MBAs with concentrations in IT as a first step, and check out their websites to see what kind of classes they have. You can do this on find MBA, there is a search button, or http://www.find-mba.com/search
You will see if in terms of content, of know-how, what you will be able to achieve there, and if those MBA programs are interesting for you.

If you want to focus more on managerial skills, something which probably has been secondary in your education until now, you should go for a more general MBA.
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juanito

One more thing to add: Don't worry about feeling a bit lost, this is what happened to most of us in the beginning of our research.

Once you gathered some more information and you know better which direction you want to go, why don't you come back here on the board, and I am sure you'll find an answer to the questions you still have.

One more thing to add: Don't worry about feeling a bit lost, this is what happened to most of us in the beginning of our research.

Once you gathered some more information and you know better which direction you want to go, why don't you come back here on the board, and I am sure you'll find an answer to the questions you still have.
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Juantino,
Thanks for the response. It was very encouraging. At your suggestion, I did research on various forms of MBA. This time I have some specific questions.
--What exactly is operations and strategic management
-- I want to be a IT solutions consultant. What should be my focus in MBA
-- What does it mean when we say general MBA ?

Thanks in advance

Juantino,
Thanks for the response. It was very encouraging. At your suggestion, I did research on various forms of MBA. This time I have some specific questions.
--What exactly is operations and strategic management
-- I want to be a IT solutions consultant. What should be my focus in MBA
-- What does it mean when we say general MBA ?

Thanks in advance
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juanito ,
Sorry for misspelling your name. Unintended.

juanito ,
Sorry for misspelling your name. Unintended.
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juanito

no problem for the name, don't worry!

Ok, you ask quite specific questions. I will try to help you, but maybe others can do also. Only, give me a bit more time, I will come back a bit later.

talk later!

no problem for the name, don't worry!

Ok, you ask quite specific questions. I will try to help you, but maybe others can do also. Only, give me a bit more time, I will come back a bit later.

talk later!
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take your time.

Thanks in advance.

take your time.

Thanks in advance.
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juanito

Hello again, I almost forgot you sorry.
I will try to give some answers
--- Operations management: is dealing with planning and logistics of operations.
--- strategic management aims at developing management skills and behaviors necessary to effectively manage an organization.
-- general MBA implies general studies of business administration, versus specialised MBA, which means business administration applied to a specific field.

Hello again, I almost forgot you sorry.
I will try to give some answers
--- Operations management: is dealing with planning and logistics of operations.
--- strategic management aims at developing management skills and behaviors necessary to effectively manage an organization.
-- general MBA implies general studies of business administration, versus specialised MBA, which means business administration applied to a specific field.
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Thanks. Thats helpful.
I have one more question.
Is there any specialization that brings in IT consultancy and management together, just curious

Thanks. Thats helpful.
I have one more question.
Is there any specialization that brings in IT consultancy and management together, just curious
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juanito

Sorry, I don't really know, that's why I left that out. But I presume that any MBA with concentrations in IT will bring those two fields together, no?

Sorry, I don't really know, that's why I left that out. But I presume that any MBA with concentrations in IT will bring those two fields together, no?
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you got that right. I was just wandering what options I have in terms of MBA with IT concentration

you got that right. I was just wandering what options I have in terms of MBA with IT concentration
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nsandipan

Can u suggest me anything about 1 year MBA program of HULT (www.hult.edu).
The statistics on schools website looks impressive.
Any feedback from any think tank ??? Thanks...

Can u suggest me anything about 1 year MBA program of HULT (www.hult.edu).
The statistics on schools website looks impressive.
Any feedback from any think tank ??? Thanks...
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juanito

Hi,
I must admit that until now for me Hult was not a notion. I had a look at their website, its true, impressive stats and info. Actually you can easily find on their site the type of information you are looking for when you start researching for an appropriate MBA. I appreciate the thoroughness, it is a very user friendly site!

I was looking specifically for their accreditations and rankings, and did find both easily. Doing that I also came across all valuable info about alumni, career prospects, salary increase etc, which you don`t find on the sites of many other b schools in that comprehensive way.

The MBA is only ranked in the EIU ranking, it is not the first US program everyone will think of - of course they disclose all this info to make the program more attractive. But I found it time saving and pleasant to look for info on their site, other schools could copy...

The MBA is AMBA ranked, composition of classes in surprisingly international, strong Asian attendance. But then average GMAT score is 580, well...

My conclusion about Hult is that It is not top tier but it sounds like worthwhile, if you have an average profile and want to go for a program opening career perspectives not for its brand but more thanks to a consistent career and networking service of the school.

Check out the info by EIU:
http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=school_snapshot&university_id=180471618&mba_program_id=190471619&university_name=Hult+International+Business+School
Plus evaluate thoroughly what you find on the school`s website, if it corresponds to what you look for.

Hi,
I must admit that until now for me Hult was not a notion. I had a look at their website, its true, impressive stats and info. Actually you can easily find on their site the type of information you are looking for when you start researching for an appropriate MBA. I appreciate the thoroughness, it is a very user friendly site!

I was looking specifically for their accreditations and rankings, and did find both easily. Doing that I also came across all valuable info about alumni, career prospects, salary increase etc, which you don`t find on the sites of many other b schools in that comprehensive way.

The MBA is only ranked in the EIU ranking, it is not the first US program everyone will think of - of course they disclose all this info to make the program more attractive. But I found it time saving and pleasant to look for info on their site, other schools could copy...

The MBA is AMBA ranked, composition of classes in surprisingly international, strong Asian attendance. But then average GMAT score is 580, well...

My conclusion about Hult is that It is not top tier but it sounds like worthwhile, if you have an average profile and want to go for a program opening career perspectives not for its brand but more thanks to a consistent career and networking service of the school.

Check out the info by EIU:
http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=school_snapshot&university_id=180471618&mba_program_id=190471619&university_name=Hult+International+Business+School
Plus evaluate thoroughly what you find on the school`s website, if it corresponds to what you look for.
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juanito

Answering deep mishra:
I would like to go on posting to you, but I didn`t understand your last post I´m afraid.
An MBA with those concentrations suits your needs, combine communication with management, doesn`t it? Then, what exactly more you`d like to know? Are you asking about career options?

Always trying to help ;-)

Answering deep mishra:
I would like to go on posting to you, but I didn`t understand your last post I´m afraid.
An MBA with those concentrations suits your needs, combine communication with management, doesn`t it? Then, what exactly more you`d like to know? Are you asking about career options?

Always trying to help ;-)
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Well, I am a database administrator. But just technical stuff can't get me further.
I need to have some understanding of the business.
so my question was what should be my path so that I stay in IT and and grow rather than ending up at financial sectors

Well, I am a database administrator. But just technical stuff can't get me further.
I need to have some understanding of the business.
so my question was what should be my path so that I stay in IT and and grow rather than ending up at financial sectors
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juanito

Yes, I understand, if you want to evolve into jobs with more managerial responsibility, or even create your own company, you need to broaden your knowledge, beyond your specialised IT know how.
An MBA will give you this knowledge, ideally then you chose concentrations in IT, in order to always link what you learn about business to your IT specialisation.

Yes, I understand, if you want to evolve into jobs with more managerial responsibility, or even create your own company, you need to broaden your knowledge, beyond your specialised IT know how.
An MBA will give you this knowledge, ideally then you chose concentrations in IT, in order to always link what you learn about business to your IT specialisation.
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Agree with you. Can you help me out in finding the programs which suits my need . I dont see a lot of MBAs that is specially designed for IT professionals

Agree with you. Can you help me out in finding the programs which suits my need . I dont see a lot of MBAs that is specially designed for IT professionals
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