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Hello I am a senior graduating this fall (December 12th) from my undergraduate program in the State of Florida. I want to enter a MBA program as soon as I graduate. However most programs don't admit for Spring and if they do they are generally not competitive. Is it worth it to wait for the Fall admission? Also I obviously have no post-baccalaurette work experience, but I have several internships that each lasted at least 4 months. Would this qualify as work experience or no?

Thank you

Hello I am a senior graduating this fall (December 12th) from my undergraduate program in the State of Florida. I want to enter a MBA program as soon as I graduate. However most programs don't admit for Spring and if they do they are generally not competitive. Is it worth it to wait for the Fall admission? Also I obviously have no post-baccalaurette work experience, but I have several internships that each lasted at least 4 months. Would this qualify as work experience or no?

Thank you
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Duncan

The only MBAs which would admit you would be pretty terrible investments. You could get into a great school with an excellent masters in management (See Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411 ) or a really crappy no-name school with greatly inferior classmates.

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 16, 2015]

The only MBAs which would admit you would be pretty terrible investments. You could get into a great school with an excellent masters in management (See Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411 ) or a really crappy no-name school with greatly inferior classmates.
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Hey Duncan, I need your help/advice regarding MBA application. I'm already an MBA. But i want to pursue another one from USA/Canada. But i heard most business schools in US will not accept applicant who already has an MBA. Please help me out if its true. And what do you think is it okay, if i don't disclose my MBA and only apply on my BSc (Hons) degree? I have three years work experience in a multinational company after my MBA. And i scored 680 in my GMAT. Please advice. Thanks. Lina

[Edited by linawaseem on Mar 17, 2015]

Hey Duncan, I need your help/advice regarding MBA application. I'm already an MBA. But i want to pursue another one from USA/Canada. But i heard most business schools in US will not accept applicant who already has an MBA. Please help me out if its true. And what do you think is it okay, if i don't disclose my MBA and only apply on my BSc (Hons) degree? I have three years work experience in a multinational company after my MBA. And i scored 680 in my GMAT. Please advice. Thanks. Lina
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Duncan

I don't think it;s the case that "most business schools in US will not accept applicant who already has an MBA". For example, in India the MBA is a pre-experience degree similar to the final year of a four-year degree and so an MBA after significant work experience can still be very useful. It's very different from the US MBA experience. But, indeed, if you have MBA from an internationally-accredited school then you should look for a post-MBA qualification like the MS (eg http://www.marshall.usc.edu/msba/admissions) or a post-MBA diploma (eg http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/Client/Schulich/Schulich_LP4W_LND_WebStation.nsf/page/Post-MBA+Overview!OpenDocument ). IE, in Spain, has a similar MBA+ program which allows you to come into an MBA concentration and take the whole specialisation.

PS Obviously you cannot conceal your MBA.

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 17, 2015]

I don't think it;s the case that "most business schools in US will not accept applicant who already has an MBA". For example, in India the MBA is a pre-experience degree similar to the final year of a four-year degree and so an MBA after significant work experience can still be very useful. It's very different from the US MBA experience. But, indeed, if you have MBA from an internationally-accredited school then you should look for a post-MBA qualification like the MS (eg http://www.marshall.usc.edu/msba/admissions) or a post-MBA diploma (eg http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/Client/Schulich/Schulich_LP4W_LND_WebStation.nsf/page/Post-MBA+Overview!OpenDocument ). IE, in Spain, has a similar MBA+ program which allows you to come into an MBA concentration and take the whole specialisation.

PS Obviously you cannot conceal your MBA.
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Thanks for the info. I have gone through the links. They are very helpful. But just for your information, i have the same four year undergrad degree and two year MBA degree as international standards. Total 18 years of education. I think Indian system is different as they have 2 or 3 years of undergrad degree. For this matter i thought maybe it will be a problem if i apply.

By the way, your advice is very valuable. But there is a little issue that i don't have a 3.00 GPA in my MBA. My GPA is 2.86/4.00. But I have 3.00 GPA in undergrad though. And for the post graduate programs will they consider my undergrad degree or MBA?

PS: I read this in Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/shawnoconnor/2013/12/27/mba-as-a-second-masters-degree/

Thanks for the info. I have gone through the links. They are very helpful. But just for your information, i have the same four year undergrad degree and two year MBA degree as international standards. Total 18 years of education. I think Indian system is different as they have 2 or 3 years of undergrad degree. For this matter i thought maybe it will be a problem if i apply.

By the way, your advice is very valuable. But there is a little issue that i don't have a 3.00 GPA in my MBA. My GPA is 2.86/4.00. But I have 3.00 GPA in undergrad though. And for the post graduate programs will they consider my undergrad degree or MBA?

PS: I read this in Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/shawnoconnor/2013/12/27/mba-as-a-second-masters-degree/
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Duncan

Did you work between your degrees? For how long? And how long have you worked since then?

Did you work between your degrees? For how long? And how long have you worked since then?
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I didnt work between my degrees. I did couple of internships each 3 months long. I started working properly after my MBA. Its been three years that i'm working now.

I didnt work between my degrees. I did couple of internships each 3 months long. I started working properly after my MBA. Its been three years that i'm working now.
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Duncan

Okay, so most schools will treat that like an master of science unless you studied at IIM A/B/C. They are very familiar with pre-experience MBAs, and they are not like the Western MBA at all.

PS They will look at both GPAs.

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 17, 2015]

Okay, so most schools will treat that like an master of science unless you studied at IIM A/B/C. They are very familiar with pre-experience MBAs, and they are not like the Western MBA at all.

PS They will look at both GPAs.
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I think that makes sense. Thanks a milion for the kind advice and help. I'll apply with more confidence now and can defend my this MBA degree as compare to the program i'll be applying.

[Edited by linawaseem on Mar 17, 2015]

I think that makes sense. Thanks a milion for the kind advice and help. I'll apply with more confidence now and can defend my this MBA degree as compare to the program i'll be applying.
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Duncan

The Forbes article is pretty good. Obviously the author puts things bleakly because she sells those services, but she is right. Research and stress the difference between the MBA experience and content at the two schools. If your first degree was not in business, say that the first MBA was very much like a final-year undergraduate experience (if that is true) in the sense that it was academic, mostly individually assessed and without the experiential elements of an MBA.

The Forbes article is pretty good. Obviously the author puts things bleakly because she sells those services, but she is right. Research and stress the difference between the MBA experience and content at the two schools. If your first degree was not in business, say that the first MBA was very much like a final-year undergraduate experience (if that is true) in the sense that it was academic, mostly individually assessed and without the experiential elements of an MBA.
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cvm

Hi,

Check the link below:

http://www.mbacrystalball.com/blog/2013/01/21/second-mba-in-usa/

Regards,

Hi,

Check the link below:

http://www.mbacrystalball.com/blog/2013/01/21/second-mba-in-usa/

Regards,
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anaida.1

Hello! I have been working with a finance sector for the past four years. Currently, I am planning to pursue further studies. I do believe that you never stop learning in life, but I need to build my theoretical knowledge. I need to have more knowledge in the finance field. So, right now I am perplexed between two courses, A Master’s course and an MBA course. I plan to go the U.S or Australia mainly. Please provide me with some inputs.

Hello! I have been working with a finance sector for the past four years. Currently, I am planning to pursue further studies. I do believe that you never stop learning in life, but I need to build my theoretical knowledge. I need to have more knowledge in the finance field. So, right now I am perplexed between two courses, A Master’s course and an MBA course. I plan to go the U.S or Australia mainly. Please provide me with some inputs.
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Belinda.3

You have a lot of work experience, so why don’t you pursue an MBA? Nowadays, an MBA is very essential. It has a broad curriculum which equips you with management, accounting, markets and entrepreneurship. Pursuing an MBA when you have experience is much better because you will have a greater understanding of all the concepts they teach you.

You have a lot of work experience, so why don’t you pursue an MBA? Nowadays, an MBA is very essential. It has a broad curriculum which equips you with management, accounting, markets and entrepreneurship. Pursuing an MBA when you have experience is much better because you will have a greater understanding of all the concepts they teach you.
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Absolutely. Many colleges have this facility. All B schools are trying to be globally aligned.
Colleges like London Business School, Haas School Of Business and IESE Business offer exchange programs. Apart from exchange programs there are Global MBA programs as well which have their campuses across the world and you can select where you want to study. Some colleges have embedded this in their curriculum so that they can offer a diverse global environment for their students. Essec Business School, Carey Business School, and Manchester Business School offer GMBA programs.

[Edited by Mihika.green on May 08, 2015]

Absolutely. Many colleges have this facility. All B schools are trying to be globally aligned.
Colleges like London Business School, Haas School Of Business and IESE Business offer exchange programs. Apart from exchange programs there are Global MBA programs as well which have their campuses across the world and you can select where you want to study. Some colleges have embedded this in their curriculum so that they can offer a diverse global environment for their students. Essec Business School, Carey Business School, and Manchester Business School offer GMBA programs.

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anaida.1

Hey was not aware about this! Thanks man!

Hey was not aware about this! Thanks man!
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Duncan

Wow. Nice to see three brand new accounts responding to each other so quickly.

Wow. Nice to see three brand new accounts responding to each other so quickly.
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Great.. Its very helpful.

Great.. Its very helpful.
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