US schools for high international mobility


cbgg77
I'm from Thailand and looking for an MBA program to help me end up working in the US.

IN another thread, the concept of "international mobility" was discussed - and so I'm researching schools that are not too expensive but have high rates of students transitioning to new countries. So I've found the following - if anybody is interested:

Case Western (Weatherhead)
South Carolina (Moore)
UC Irvine
Washington University, St. Louis (Olin)
Rochester (Simon)

Anybody have anything else to add?
I'm from Thailand and looking for an MBA program to help me end up working in the US.

IN another thread, the concept of "international mobility" was discussed - and so I'm researching schools that are not too expensive but have high rates of students transitioning to new countries. So I've found the following - if anybody is interested:

Case Western (Weatherhead)
South Carolina (Moore)
UC Irvine
Washington University, St. Louis (Olin)
Rochester (Simon)

Anybody have anything else to add?
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ezra
These are all fine schools, but I'd caution using international mobility as your sole deciding metric. What are your career goals - in terms of industry, functional capacity, etc.?

Wisconsin School of Business and Vanderbilt Own are also pretty high up in terms of post-graduation geographic shift; but it looks like McCombs is ranked the highest by the Financial Times.
These are all fine schools, but I'd caution using international mobility as your sole deciding metric. What are your career goals - in terms of industry, functional capacity, etc.?

Wisconsin School of Business and Vanderbilt Own are also pretty high up in terms of post-graduation geographic shift; but it looks like McCombs is ranked the highest by the Financial Times.
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cbgg77
Thanks for the suggestions. Vanderbilt looks great but it's a bit out of my budget right now.

In terms of career goals - my background is in both retail and information technology, but I'd like to transition into IT-related consulting.

How is Texas/Mays for international students who want to come to the US? The tuition is quite low.
Thanks for the suggestions. Vanderbilt looks great but it's a bit out of my budget right now.

In terms of career goals - my background is in both retail and information technology, but I'd like to transition into IT-related consulting.

How is Texas/Mays for international students who want to come to the US? The tuition is quite low.
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mba hipste...
How is Texas/Mays for international students who want to come to the US? The tuition is quite low.

It's ok. The thing is though, because of the low fees, many international students apply to it - so it's pretty competitive to get in. Because of this, the selectivity of the program is lower than similarly ranked schools like Vanderbilt or Maryland Smith.

That said, if you have an interesting profile for them it would be a good school in terms of your career goals: many grads go into both tech firms and consulting firms (top employers include Deloitte and HP, for example.)
<blockquote>How is Texas/Mays for international students who want to come to the US? The tuition is quite low.</blockquote>
It's ok. The thing is though, because of the low fees, many international students apply to it - so it's pretty competitive to get in. Because of this, the selectivity of the program is lower than similarly ranked schools like Vanderbilt or Maryland Smith.

That said, if you have an interesting profile for them it would be a good school in terms of your career goals: many grads go into both tech firms and consulting firms (top employers include Deloitte and HP, for example.)
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cbgg77
Gotcha, thanks. Frankly, my background isn't that interesting - my career experience is evenly split between IT and some retail management.

Would I have a better chance at Mays with a 700 GMAT score or higher? My practice tests have been around 680 and I'm confident I could get it to 700 at least.
Gotcha, thanks. Frankly, my background isn't that interesting - my career experience is evenly split between IT and some retail management.

Would I have a better chance at Mays with a 700 GMAT score or higher? My practice tests have been around 680 and I'm confident I could get it to 700 at least.
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Hi you can check the links below
http://www.thunderbird.edu/graduate-degrees/executive-mba-united-states
http://www.topmba.com/where-to-study/north-america/united-states/us-post-study-work-visas-explained-mbas
Hi you can check the links below
http://www.thunderbird.edu/graduate-degrees/executive-mba-united-states
http://www.topmba.com/where-to-study/north-america/united-states/us-post-study-work-visas-explained-mbas
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cbgg77
Thanks for the info. However, I looked at the Thunderbird EMBA program that you suggested, but it seems like the average work experience is a bit above where I am - I have about 5 years of work experience and the average at Thunderbird is 13. I think I'll stick to traditional full-time MBA programs.
Thanks for the info. However, I looked at the Thunderbird EMBA program that you suggested, but it seems like the average work experience is a bit above where I am - I have about 5 years of work experience and the average at Thunderbird is 13. I think I'll stick to traditional full-time MBA programs.
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Take a look at
Babson College. They have very strong and well-respected programs. I graduated last year and left feeling very well prepared. I can't recommend it strongly enough. Good luck with the application process!
Take a look at
<a href=http://www.babson.edu/default.aspx>Babson College</a>. They have very strong and well-respected programs. I graduated last year and left feeling very well prepared. I can't recommend it strongly enough. Good luck with the application process!
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Razors Edg...
Hmmm... Not so sure about Babson in this sense.

In general, US schools are not great in terms of international mobility. The schools that are tend in be in Europe (HEC Paris, IMD), the UK (LBS), and those that are in the big hubs in Asia (HKU, NUS, etc.)

If I were looking at US schools, specifically for ones with high international mobility, I would obviously look at the top-ranked ones: Wharton, Haas, Columbia, etc.

But before I would consider Babson, I would look at the MBA programs at schools like Michigan Ross, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Penn State Smeal first.
Hmmm... Not so sure about Babson in this sense.

In general, US schools are not great in terms of international mobility. The schools that are tend in be in Europe (HEC Paris, IMD), the UK (LBS), and those that are in the big hubs in Asia (HKU, NUS, etc.)

If I were looking at US schools, specifically for ones with high international mobility, I would obviously look at the top-ranked ones: Wharton, Haas, Columbia, etc.

But before I would consider Babson, I would look at the MBA programs at schools like Michigan Ross, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Penn State Smeal first.
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Anyone with any idea about Case Western MBA? The have been keeping touch with me consistently, giving priority access/VIP logins and streamlined application process. I did speak with the admissions manager and she was more than happy to discuss my chances with the scholarship and that too a full free ride! I didn't hear about this school until the TOEFL scores came in and later the GMAT. Hope they have something to do with this priority treatment.

Anyways, I am considering marketing in IT/engineering firms as my post-MBA goal. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks :)
Anyone with any idea about Case Western MBA? The have been keeping touch with me consistently, giving priority access/VIP logins and streamlined application process. I did speak with the admissions manager and she was more than happy to discuss my chances with the scholarship and that too a full free ride! I didn't hear about this school until the TOEFL scores came in and later the GMAT. Hope they have something to do with this priority treatment.

Anyways, I am considering marketing in IT/engineering firms as my post-MBA goal. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks :)
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Duncan
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mba hipste...
Anyone with any idea about Case Western MBA? The have been keeping touch with me consistently, giving priority access/VIP logins and streamlined application process. I did speak with the admissions manager and she was more than happy to discuss my chances with the scholarship and that too a full free ride! I didn't hear about this school until the TOEFL scores came in and later the GMAT. Hope they have something to do with this priority treatment.

Anyways, I am considering marketing in IT/engineering firms as my post-MBA goal. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks :)

It's a good school, and its part-time MBA is fairly well regarded. What other schools are you looking at, though? I would think that there are other schools in the same price range which are ranked in the FT and place more students into tech/IT type roles. Smeal, for instance, or Georgia - Scheller. With a larger investment you could look at schools like Babson - Olin and Emory, of course.
[quote]Anyone with any idea about Case Western MBA? The have been keeping touch with me consistently, giving priority access/VIP logins and streamlined application process. I did speak with the admissions manager and she was more than happy to discuss my chances with the scholarship and that too a full free ride! I didn't hear about this school until the TOEFL scores came in and later the GMAT. Hope they have something to do with this priority treatment.

Anyways, I am considering marketing in IT/engineering firms as my post-MBA goal. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks :)[/quote]
It's a good school, and its part-time MBA is fairly well regarded. What other schools are you looking at, though? I would think that there are other schools in the same price range which are ranked in the FT and place more students into tech/IT type roles. Smeal, for instance, or Georgia - Scheller. With a larger investment you could look at schools like Babson - Olin and Emory, of course.
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