Why a Global MBA?
Although all MBA graduates tend to be weighed equal (more-or-less), there are certain important differences between an Indian MBA degree and a foreign one. The learning environment and the 'MBA-experience' varies by a great extent with the school. Indian education system helps prepare conceptually strong managers with solid 'funda-es', the schools abroad focus on practical aspects and offer much broader exposure and perspective.
Here are the main benefits of a foreign MBA:
Broader Scope: You instantly become a 'global citizen' the moment you enroll! Your career opportunities become wider as you have an option to work in the foreign country, as well as come back home.
Practical Learning: Mostly, the foreign MBA courses are case study based, which makes them less 'bookish', interesting and fun to learn. Even the statistics course would make you think from a logical viewpoint, with little calculations involved.
Strong Peer Group: The class would typically have people from 10-30 different countries, with over 5 years of work experience (average). The cultural exposure would certainly broaden your outlook.
Better self-assessment: Many colleges offer informational interviews with psychometric tests, which allow you to discover yourself and help you make the best career choice for yourself.
Enjoyable Experience: While there always be a few sad folks in every schools, from my own experience, I can promise you that your experience will be immensely enjoyable. You only need to be clear about what you want out of the MBA, and possess a big heart.
Global Network: Several top ranked schools are over 100 year old, which offers you a strong and large alumni network. You'll be able to connect with the who's who of the business world, in every part of the world.