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On MBA abroad and US/UK schools

Postby maxximus » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:22 am

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.


Re: Why a Global MBA? - on MBA abroad and International schools

Postby admin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:54 pm

I agree.. especially with the Strong Peer Group point. An MBA class at a foreign school has far better composition in terms of quality and diversity. Indian schools rely heavily on test scores for admission - a strategy that has a severe flaw. No wonder that MBA classes at the IIMs have 40% freshers and over 70% Science grads / Engineers. This is a very discomforting factor to me.

Re: Why a Global MBA? - on MBA abroad and International schools

Postby maxximus » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:36 am

I second that... :)

Re: Why a Global MBA? - on MBA abroad and International schools

Postby Ruchita Kashyap » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:48 pm

Admission criteria in Indian B-schools is quite competitive, as the selection is done in the basis of high percentile. It is not possible for every student to score a high percentage. So the option of Global MBA is good one. There are many educational institutes which provide training and prepares students for such type of MBA programs. General Education is a such organization providing education to MBA aspirants for CAT, MAT, GMAT, XAT and many more.

Re: Why a Global MBA? - on MBA abroad and International schools

Postby rahulvarma » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:26 pm

Why a Global MBA? This means a lot of your learning will come from interaction and learning from others within your program. That being said, it is obvious then that you would want your colleagues and classmates to have just as much experience as you have and hopefully from a different career perspective than you. This way, you are all able to bring view points and ideas to the table. http://www.uniguru.com/studyabroad/mba..

It is said that the majority of students entering Indian MBA schools are fresh out of college or university without any work experience as of yet. If you are a professional already and have already had experience working in a management role, or within a family business for a few years, studying locally may not give you the opportune situation to learn from others who have different experience than you as well as skills and abilities that you can learn from them.

More Diversity = New Perspectives

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