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Hello,

I'm a Senior QA Engineer with 5.5 years of exp in test and measurement domain. I'm looking at US/India MBA programs that are 1 year long. Target area is product / high tech management. My GRE score is 322(159V, 163Q) and academic CGPA is 8.6 from tier 2 college. Can someone please suggest some really good universities ?

Hello,

I'm a Senior QA Engineer with 5.5 years of exp in test and measurement domain. I'm looking at US/India MBA programs that are 1 year long. Target area is product / high tech management. My GRE score is 322(159V, 163Q) and academic CGPA is 8.6 from tier 2 college. Can someone please suggest some really good universities ?
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RDG

Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :)

Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :)
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Duncan

The PGPX at IIMA is an option.

The PGPX at IIMA is an option.
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Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :)

[quote]Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :) [/quote]
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Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :)


Thank you @ RDG for your reply. Lots of Google searches and LinkedIn interactions made me realize I want to still do something with tech, it's the one thing I'm good at. Ideally would like to get an MBA to learn more about the business side of things and jump onto the product management wagon for one of the FAAMG firms. Does this help? Location not an issue.

[quote][quote]Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :) [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Thank you @ RDG for your reply. Lots of Google searches and LinkedIn interactions made me realize I want to still do something with tech, it's the one thing I'm good at. Ideally would like to get an MBA to learn more about the business side of things and jump onto the product management wagon for one of the FAAMG firms. Does this help? Location not an issue.
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The PGPX at IIMA is an option.


Thanks @ Duncan. I have looked at the IIM program. I'm just trying to understand how I can leverage my tech experience in the best way possible. My profile pales when seen from the adcom perspective, being an Indian engineer!

[quote]The PGPX at IIMA is an option. [/quote]<br><br>Thanks @ Duncan. I have looked at the IIM program. I'm just trying to understand how I can leverage my tech experience in the best way possible. My profile pales when seen from the adcom perspective, being an Indian engineer!
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RDG

Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :)


Thank you @ RDG for your reply. Lots of Google searches and LinkedIn interactions made me realize I want to still do something with tech, it's the one thing I'm good at. Ideally would like to get an MBA to learn more about the business side of things and jump onto the product management wagon for one of the FAAMG firms. Does this help? Location not an issue.



I think the best but one of the hardest to crack institution in India is ISB. If you can crack that, I believe it is overall by far the best college in India for MBA education and has an excellent reputation. Apart from ISB, you can choose from top IIMs, MDI gurgaon, SPJ or XLRI.

In Europe, it is a little bit trickier to answer because of language and visa restrictions in many countries. So if you are very much inclined to work abroad, then maybe you can start looking here.

Just a food for thought : Wont any technical course help you more e.g. MSc or anything else? I am asking this because i see you are very much inclined to use your tech experience.

[quote][quote][quote]Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :) [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Thank you @ RDG for your reply. Lots of Google searches and LinkedIn interactions made me realize I want to still do something with tech, it's the one thing I'm good at. Ideally would like to get an MBA to learn more about the business side of things and jump onto the product management wagon for one of the FAAMG firms. Does this help? Location not an issue. [/quote]<br><br><br>I think the best but one of the hardest to crack institution in India is ISB. If you can crack that, I believe it is overall by far the best college in India for MBA education and has an excellent reputation. Apart from ISB, you can choose from top IIMs, MDI gurgaon, SPJ or XLRI.<br><br>In Europe, it is a little bit trickier to answer because of language and visa restrictions in many countries. So if you are very much inclined to work abroad, then maybe you can start looking here.<br><br>Just a food for thought : Wont any technical course help you more e.g. MSc or anything else? I am asking this because i see you are very much inclined to use your tech experience.
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Duncan

How is Bocconi Asia? The program seems well designed. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jun 23, 2021]

How is Bocconi Asia? The program seems well designed.&nbsp;
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RDG

In my opinion, it is not very well known. India still follows the trend of joining only a few key colleges which are ISB, Top IIMs, XLRI etc. I would need to research a bit on this before giving a solid response but based on my experience, I don't think it is seen as a strong program yet.

In my opinion, it is not very well known. India still follows the trend of joining only a few key colleges which are ISB, Top IIMs, XLRI etc. I would need to research a bit on this before giving a solid response but based on my experience, I don't think it is seen as a strong program yet.
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RDG

Well, it is a 2 year program which doesn't fit well with Sumiran's plans.

However, I had a look at the program and they prefer fresh graduates or people with less experience. Unfortunately, its very typical of MBAs in India so doesn't paint an overall good picture to me.

Well, it is a 2 year program which doesn't fit well with Sumiran's plans.<br><br>However, I had a look at the program and they prefer fresh graduates or people with less experience. Unfortunately, its very typical of MBAs in India so doesn't paint an overall good picture to me.
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Thank you @ RDG for your reply. Lots of Google searches and LinkedIn interactions made me realize I want to still do something with tech, it's the one thing I'm good at. Ideally would like to get an MBA to learn more about the business side of things and jump onto the product management wagon for one of the FAAMG firms. Does this help? Location not an issue.



I think the best but one of the hardest to crack institution in India is ISB. If you can crack that, I believe it is overall by far the best college in India for MBA education and has an excellent reputation. Apart from ISB, you can choose from top IIMs, MDI gurgaon, SPJ or XLRI.

In Europe, it is a little bit trickier to answer because of language and visa restrictions in many countries. So if you are very much inclined to work abroad, then maybe you can start looking here.

Just a food for thought : Wont any technical course help you more e.g. MSc or anything else? I am asking this because i see you are very much inclined to use your tech experience.


@ RDG that's true. In fact I'm sitting on an admit from university of Wisconsin Madison for a 16 month ECE program. I'd decided against it since it is a long wait to get into management and the effort and money didn't seem to take me to my PM goal directly. I've spoken to a lot of MS and MBA students and have been told that I can't take up MS and then hope to get a chance in product management. So ....MBA it is1f642

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Well it depends on where do you want to work, what are your goals and many other similar questions. Just educational metrics wont be enough for an educated suggestion from anyone. A quick google search will help you more :) [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Thank you @ RDG for your reply. Lots of Google searches and LinkedIn interactions made me realize I want to still do something with tech, it's the one thing I'm good at. Ideally would like to get an MBA to learn more about the business side of things and jump onto the product management wagon for one of the FAAMG firms. Does this help? Location not an issue. [/quote]<br><br><br>I think the best but one of the hardest to crack institution in India is ISB. If you can crack that, I believe it is overall by far the best college in India for MBA education and has an excellent reputation. Apart from ISB, you can choose from top IIMs, MDI gurgaon, SPJ or XLRI.<br><br>In Europe, it is a little bit trickier to answer because of language and visa restrictions in many countries. So if you are very much inclined to work abroad, then maybe you can start looking here.<br><br>Just a food for thought : Wont any technical course help you more e.g. MSc or anything else? I am asking this because i see you are very much inclined to use your tech experience. [/quote]<br><br>@ RDG that's true. In fact I'm sitting on an admit from university of Wisconsin Madison for a 16 month ECE program. I'd decided against it since it is a long wait to get into management and the effort and money didn't seem to take me to my PM goal directly. I've spoken to a lot of MS and MBA students and have been told that I can't take up MS and then hope to get a chance in product management. So ....MBA it is:slightly-smiling-face:
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Anyone with thoughts on the one year Stem / tech MBAs US universities are now offering? Those seem up my alley, but they're highly selective and highly restrictive in terms of tuition 85k+. Would like to know if anyone has done that or knows someone who did

Anyone with thoughts on the one year Stem / tech MBAs US universities are now offering? Those seem up my alley, but they're highly selective and highly restrictive in terms of tuition 85k+. Would like to know if anyone has done that or knows someone who did
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Duncan

I've had a client who took one. The one year format works well for people who don't need internships, longer careers support and a less intensive course to allow for time for job hunting. Excellent for people with a good US network who are already hireable but need the STEM visa or want a strong foundation. 

I've had a client who took one. The one year format works well for people who don't need internships, longer careers support and a less intensive course to allow for time for job hunting. Excellent for people with a good US network who are already hireable but need the STEM visa or want a strong foundation.&nbsp;
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I've had a client who took one. The one year format works well for people who don't need internships, longer careers support and a less intensive course to allow for time for job hunting. Excellent for people with a good US network who are already hireable but need the STEM visa or want a strong foundation. 

@ Duncan do you think it would be a stretch to assume that an MBA from a top-20 US business school(tech mba) would allow an Indian engineer like myself the chance to shift to the US work force and start working my way into the tech management industry? Frankly, I'm missing data points here.

[quote]I've had a client who took one. The one year format works well for people who don't need internships, longer careers support and a less intensive course to allow for time for job hunting. Excellent for people with a good US network who are already hireable but need the STEM visa or want a strong foundation.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>@ Duncan do you think it would be a stretch to assume that an MBA from a top-20 US business school(tech mba) would allow an Indian engineer like myself the chance to shift to the US work force and start working my way into the tech management industry? Frankly, I'm missing data points here.
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Duncan

I'm not really sure what the tech management industry is. Do you mean IT service management? Pick one of those programmes and use LinkedIn to search for Indian alumni in the USA. Because of the IIM and IIT systems, many Indians do have the word 'Indian' in their profiles.

I'm not really sure what the tech management industry is. Do you mean IT service management? Pick one of those programmes and use LinkedIn to search for Indian alumni in the USA. Because of the IIM and IIT systems, many Indians do have the word 'Indian' in their profiles.
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aslamo

I'm not really sure what the tech management industry is. Do you mean IT service management? Pick one of those programmes and use LinkedIn to search for Indian alumni in the USA. Because of the IIM and IIT systems, many Indians do have the word 'Indian' in their profiles.


IT service management is probably the area of IT that would least benefit from an MBA because it is the least business facing. The qualifications and certifications that would most be of use are ITIL and on the more technical side, cloud computing skills related to one of the big three cloud vendors, Amazon AWS, Microsoft and Google.

I'm assuming by tech management, the OP means IT or digital strategy, product management etc. An MBA is very helpful for the latter in tech companies.

[quote]I'm not really sure what the tech management industry is. Do you mean IT service management? Pick one of those programmes and use LinkedIn to search for Indian alumni in the USA. Because of the IIM and IIT systems, many Indians do have the word 'Indian' in their profiles. [/quote]<br><br>IT service management is probably the area of IT that would least benefit from an MBA because it is the least business facing. The qualifications and certifications that would most be of use are ITIL and on the more technical side, cloud computing skills related to one of the big three cloud vendors, Amazon AWS, Microsoft and Google.<br><br>I'm assuming by tech management, the OP means IT or digital strategy, product management etc. An MBA is very helpful for the latter in tech companies.
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