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Post graduate diploma then onto MBA? [#permalink]
16 Sep 2013, 11:05
Thought I'd throw this question out to all of you.
I was working at BNY Mellon in the UK until March this year, but had to leave because I wasn't able to extend my work visa (I am from Brazil). In total I was there for 19 months and obviously I was disappointed to leave but have been trying to stay positive.
I have a bachelors degree in Marketing from the UK and got accepted to do a post graduate diploma in management from Porto Business School in Portugal. It will last 9 months until next June and will look to get an internship and work experience while studying to build my profile. My ultimate ambition is to do a MBA in a few years with more work experience and leadership opportunities but I'm scared that I might compromise my chances at getting into a competitive program because of any overlap there might be. Am I right to be concerned about this or am I over thinking it all?
Re: Post graduate diploma then onto MBA? [#permalink]
16 Sep 2013, 13:01
Perhaps I should add a bit more context to my story. My degree in Marketing is from what would be considered a regional university in the UK, it's got a decent reputation in the north-west of England but doesn't have the recognition of elite schools like Oxbridge or LSE. My total work experience is 19 months as I mentioned in my previous post but of course the whole visa situation has put a real spanner in the works. Even though I'm from Brazil I have lived my whole life in Europe and I am in the process of acquiring Portuguese nationality.
I'm thinking of studying for the GMAT while doing this course because there will be some classes I feel will be useful in preparing for the test (ie. Quant classes which I need to sharpen up). Plus I'm thinking that the course can add a little something to my future application to maybe balance out my undergrad from a lesser-known university. Like I said though I am concerned about compromising, or even ruining, my chances of getting into a MBA course in the future. Thanks.
Re: Post graduate diploma then onto MBA?
16 Sep 2013, 13:01
http://blog.davidbbaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/12249800_10153820891439090_8007573611012789132_n.jpg When you think about an MBA program, usually the last thing you think of is professional collegiate sport. (Yes American’s I’m going...