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Best MBA Major for a person with IT Background [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 10:46
Hello Friends,

Here is my brief profile.

Nationality: Indian
Age: 28
Educational Qualification: B.E.in Electronics & Telecommunications
B.tech Score : CGPA 8.43/10
GMAT Score: 690 (IR : 6, Quantitative: 49, Verbal : 34)
Work Experience: 5 years, 3 months with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an Indian IT company
International experience : 15 months of onsite experience in Japan
Role: Module leader, where in I am leading a group of 5-6 persons
Domain : Engineering and Industrial services (EIS), where my client is a car one of the biggest car company.
Extra Curricular: Trekking. I have not involved in much of extra-curricular activities in the past, but plan on doing so in the immediate future
Social service : Taking part in blood donation drive, helping poor with collection of materials for them etc.


I want to know , what will be best MBA major for a guy like me?
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Re: Best MBA Major for a person with IT Background [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2014, 14:13
Ask yourself why you want to go to b-school first, what do you want to get out of it and where would you like to work after b-school.
If you are just in it for the money then I'd suggest you to look harder and find your passion first. Most post b-school jobs will require you to work at least 60 hrs a week, sometimes double that. so if you don't like what you will be doing and is only in it for the money, it is a waste of your life, really.
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Re: Best MBA Major for a person with IT Background [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2014, 14:33
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Ask yourself why you want to go to b-school first, what do you want to get out of it and where would you like to work after b-school.
If you are just in it for the money then I'd suggest you to look harder and find your passion first. Most post b-school jobs will require you to work at least 60 hrs a week, sometimes double that. so if you don't like what you will be doing and is only in it for the money, it is a waste of your life, really.


He didn't imply anything regarding "being in it for the money".

As someone with a similar background (product dev/financial engineering), I think I understand the underlying motivation behind OP's question; our odds of admissions are sooo bad (relatively) that we need to tailor the "right" major in our applications to pass though that damn admissions barrier, regardless of where our true interests lie.

My advice (fwiw) would be to look into the tech product management/entrepreneurship/analytics majors, and frame your application around those majors.

disclaimer: this is advice from someone who've yet to land one wait-list (let alone an admit).
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Re: Best MBA Major for a person with IT Background [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 08:37
He didn't imply anything regarding "being in it for the money".

As someone with a similar background (product dev/financial engineering), I think I understand the underlying motivation behind OP's question; our odds of admissions are sooo bad (relatively) that we need to tailor the "right" major in our applications to pass though that damn admissions barrier, regardless of where our true interests lie.

My advice (fwiw) would be to look into the tech product management/entrepreneurship/analytics majors, and frame your application around those majors.

disclaimer: this is advice from someone who've yet to land one wait-list (let alone an admit).[/quote]

Thanks friend,

Any advice is welcome. I am still in the research mode. If you have done research, could you please suggest be some good schools for product management, project management, program management, and IT consulting.
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Re: Best MBA Major for a person with IT Background [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2014, 04:32
vimal096 wrote:
Hello Friends,

Here is my brief profile.

Nationality: Indian
Age: 28
Educational Qualification: B.E.in Electronics & Telecommunications
B.tech Score : CGPA 8.43/10
GMAT Score: 690 (IR : 6, Quantitative: 49, Verbal : 34)
Work Experience: 5 years, 3 months with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an Indian IT company
International experience : 15 months of onsite experience in Japan
Role: Module leader, where in I am leading a group of 5-6 persons
Domain : Engineering and Industrial services (EIS), where my client is a car one of the biggest car company.
Extra Curricular: Trekking. I have not involved in much of extra-curricular activities in the past, but plan on doing so in the immediate future
Social service : Taking part in blood donation drive, helping poor with collection of materials for them etc.


I want to know , what will be best MBA major for a guy like me?



Correct me if I am wrong in assessing your thought process.

You are stuck in a relatively low paying job with diminishing scope of career growth. You want MBA to kickstart to a higher level. Presuming you are module lead now, you aspire to jump to level of Program manager/Delivery Manager. Would this be a correct assessment of your situation ?


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