MBA - California - low work experience


apple89
I need some advice on picking schools for MBA in California, Texas and Illinois.
I want to study Marketing mainly & Finance.
I want to get maximum exposure and understanding of the world of business management.
I am concerned about the job prospects too.

Profile:
Gmat: 690. Waiting for AWA score.
Education:
MS, ECE - Univ. of IL. at Chicago - Grad: May 2012
B.Tech, ECE - India. - Grad: May 2010

Work Experience:
- Total 6 Months technical internships.
- 8 months part time job teaching math for high school students.
- Extensive volunteering experience for college events.
- Volunteered for charity organizations in US and India.

- Currently working in an Indian hospital in the department of Branding and Media, for the last three months.

I understand that my work experience is a huge issue. But I can either get an MBA now or never.

I have been looking at the 16-month mba program at CSU - Fullerton and was really interested. I would love to hear if you have any views on this.

Also, are there any schools that I can look at, with my profile?

Will my Electrical Engineering background help me in finding a job in any of the chip companies?

Thanks. :)
I need some advice on picking schools for MBA in California, Texas and Illinois.
I want to study Marketing mainly & Finance.
I want to get maximum exposure and understanding of the world of business management.
I am concerned about the job prospects too.

Profile:
Gmat: 690. Waiting for AWA score.
Education:
MS, ECE - Univ. of IL. at Chicago - Grad: May 2012
B.Tech, ECE - India. - Grad: May 2010

Work Experience:
- Total 6 Months technical internships.
- 8 months part time job teaching math for high school students.
- Extensive volunteering experience for college events.
- Volunteered for charity organizations in US and India.

- Currently working in an Indian hospital in the department of Branding and Media, for the last three months.

I understand that my work experience is a huge issue. But I can either get an MBA now or never.

I have been looking at the 16-month mba program at CSU - Fullerton and was really interested. I would love to hear if you have any views on this.

Also, are there any schools that I can look at, with my profile?

Will my Electrical Engineering background help me in finding a job in any of the chip companies?

Thanks. :)




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Razors Edg...
I think that in general, business schools won't look positively at part-time work or internships, making your effective work experience closer to 0 years in their eyes. And quite frankly, an MBA program is designed to build on and frame work experience, so I'm honestly not sure how valuable an MBA would be for you at this stage in your career.

Why not instead look at a pre-experience master's program? Pepperdine has a few specialized ones, and Texas A&M - Commerce has an MS in Management. In Illinois, Kellogg has an MS in Management program as well. But there are others; you should do some research.
I think that in general, business schools won't look positively at part-time work or internships, making your effective work experience closer to 0 years in their eyes. And quite frankly, an MBA program is designed to build on and frame work experience, so I'm honestly not sure how valuable an MBA would be for you at this stage in your career.

Why not instead look at a pre-experience master's program? Pepperdine has a few specialized ones, and Texas A&M - Commerce has an MS in Management. In Illinois, Kellogg has an MS in Management program as well. But there are others; you should do some research.
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apple89
I think that in general, business schools won't look positively at part-time work or internships, making your effective work experience closer to 0 years in their eyes. And quite frankly, an MBA program is designed to build on and frame work experience, so I'm honestly not sure how valuable an MBA would be for you at this stage in your career.

Why not instead look at a pre-experience master's program? Pepperdine has a few specialized ones, and Texas A&M - Commerce has an MS in Management. In Illinois, Kellogg has an MS in Management program as well. But there are others; you should do some research.


Thank you for your suggestions.. I will certainly look at the MS programs.

I understand what you said. But my concerns about considering an MS program, are its job prospects in the US as I am an international student with no real management experience.

Is an MS in Management better than MS in Marketing (if I want to have a career in marketing)?
<blockquote>I think that in general, business schools won't look positively at part-time work or internships, making your effective work experience closer to 0 years in their eyes. And quite frankly, an MBA program is designed to build on and frame work experience, so I'm honestly not sure how valuable an MBA would be for you at this stage in your career.

Why not instead look at a pre-experience master's program? Pepperdine has a few specialized ones, and Texas A&M - Commerce has an MS in Management. In Illinois, Kellogg has an MS in Management program as well. But there are others; you should do some research.</blockquote>

Thank you for your suggestions.. I will certainly look at the MS programs.

I understand what you said. But my concerns about considering an MS program, are its job prospects in the US as I am an international student with no real management experience.

Is an MS in Management better than MS in Marketing (if I want to have a career in marketing)?
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Duncan
Also read Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411

I think you will have better placement from an MS at a great university than from an freshers' MBA at a weak one.
Also read Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411

I think you will have better placement from an MS at a great university than from an freshers' MBA at a weak one.
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apple89
Also read Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411

I think you will have better placement from an MS at a great university than from an freshers' MBA at a weak one.


Thank you for sharing the link.

Is it true that an MS in a theoretical program while an MBA is more case-study based practical program?
<blockquote>Also read Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411

I think you will have better placement from an MS at a great university than from an freshers' MBA at a weak one. </blockquote>

Thank you for sharing the link.

Is it true that an MS in a theoretical program while an MBA is more case-study based practical program?
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Duncan
Not always. The difference is that an MBA is post-experience and an MS is typically pre-experience.

There's an exception: Some MS degrees are the first stage of PhD programmes. Those are not normally in business schools, where the MS is equally case-based and experiential.
Not always. The difference is that an MBA is post-experience and an MS is typically pre-experience.

There's an exception: Some MS degrees are the first stage of PhD programmes. Those are not normally in business schools, where the MS is equally case-based and experiential.
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