Worcester/UNCC for Supply Chain MBA


SiddharthK

Hi Ezra/Dunca/Ralph,

I wanted to know more about WPI MBA . Is it a good school for international applicants ? I did some research and found that 20% of the class go into Ops/SCM roles post MBA. Also, 90% of the class found jobs at graduation

I am skeptical about the value of the degree since WPI is mainly a tech university...I am not so sure of the career services ,which is so important for international students to find job in US .Please share your perspective

my 2nd query was about UNCC - What I like about UNCC is its mainly in Charlotte,a big town. Half of the batch work in finance related roles post MBA.
What's good - Work exp of students is on the higher side...1 plus point ..I will get to learn a lot from the class .
What's bad - Big part time/professional MBA program. Career services may not be as good ..

I feel like applying to both the programs .My GMAT is on the lower side. Above 2 schools are safe-moderate for me.Please share your perspective about both the programs..

Many Thanks

Hi Ezra/Dunca/Ralph,

I wanted to know more about WPI MBA . Is it a good school for international applicants ? I did some research and found that 20% of the class go into Ops/SCM roles post MBA. Also, 90% of the class found jobs at graduation

I am skeptical about the value of the degree since WPI is mainly a tech university...I am not so sure of the career services ,which is so important for international students to find job in US .Please share your perspective

my 2nd query was about UNCC - What I like about UNCC is its mainly in Charlotte,a big town. Half of the batch work in finance related roles post MBA.
What's good - Work exp of students is on the higher side...1 plus point ..I will get to learn a lot from the class .
What's bad - Big part time/professional MBA program. Career services may not be as good ..

I feel like applying to both the programs .My GMAT is on the lower side. Above 2 schools are safe-moderate for me.Please share your perspective about both the programs..

Many Thanks
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ezra

WPI's best known for its part-time options, which are obviously aimed at local professionals rather than international students.

As far as I know, it doesn't even offer a traditional full-time option, no? I know it has a cohort program which takes 32 months - and its flex option can be completed more quickly but is mainly an online/Saturday program.

Same thing with the UNCC program - the evening classes make it better adapted for working professionals.

In general, international students tend to do better with full-time cohort programs (which also tend to have more capacity for career services.) There are a lot of these that are good for supply chain in the US. Take a look here:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management

Sloan, Smeal, Michigan Broad, Wisconsin, etc. will offer a better path to a career in supply chain for international students.

WPI's best known for its part-time options, which are obviously aimed at local professionals rather than international students.

As far as I know, it doesn't even offer a traditional full-time option, no? I know it has a cohort program which takes 32 months - and its flex option can be completed more quickly but is mainly an online/Saturday program.

Same thing with the UNCC program - the evening classes make it better adapted for working professionals.

In general, international students tend to do better with full-time cohort programs (which also tend to have more capacity for career services.) There are a lot of these that are good for supply chain in the US. Take a look here:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management

Sloan, Smeal, Michigan Broad, Wisconsin, etc. will offer a better path to a career in supply chain for international students.
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