Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 16 Sep 2014, 22:00

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 30 Jan 2008
Posts: 156
Schools: Cornell, Duke, Kellogg, Ross
WE 1: 5
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1

Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2008, 21:30
Thanks for your insights!

Last edited by spideyeclipse27 on 08 Dec 2008, 11:02, edited 1 time in total.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Oct 2008
Posts: 16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2008, 22:28
Personally, I would only consider an AMBA if:

1. I had a business undergraduate degree
2. If I planned to return to the same company that I was coming from pre-bschool
3. If the AMBA admit was from a much much better school than my regular MBA admits

Given that all I know about your circumstance is the brief post above, my opinion should be taken with a huge grain of salt, but my vote goes to Duke MBA.
Regular MBA is already quite fast paced and you'll get the benefit of an internship which should help you try out a company to see whether you like it there without being completely committed.
Also, you'll probably build much stronger bonds with your classmates in a 2 year program which I think is one of the greatest assets you'll have coming out of bschool.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 04 Oct 2008
Posts: 169
Location: San Francisco, CA
Schools: Michigan
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2008, 21:02
spideyeclipse27 wrote:
I am an engineer with 4 WE in US and planning to get back to Technology industry. I need an H1B visa to work in US. That said, I have an admit from Duke and am waiting for Cornell AMBA decision. What do you folks think I should go for? the AMBA (12 months) or Duke MBA. Is an AMBA sufficient for what I want to do or would it be too much of a risk?

Thanks for your insights!


If you want to stay in Technology then I think the Cornell program is perfect for you. If you want to switch to something like consulting or finance, then I think it'd be better to do the full two year program. I think the internship is necessary for a transition.
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 2995
Followers: 55

Kudos [?]: 434 [0], given: 210

GMAT Tests User
Re: Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2008, 05:52
spidey, firstly, many congratulations on the Duke admit. I read some of your essays last year and am delighted with this news and with your progress. I am personally biased toward full time MBA at Duke - simply because I feel that it may be a better long term investment for you in yourself. Good luck and once again very well done.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Nov 2008
Posts: 133
Location: NY, NY
Schools: Darden, Stern, CBS, Johnson, Fuqua
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Re: Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2008, 06:54
spideyeclipse27 wrote:
I am an engineer with 4 WE in US and planning to get back to Technology industry. I need an H1B visa to work in US. That said, I have an admit from Duke and am waiting for Cornell AMBA decision. What do you folks think I should go for? the AMBA (12 months) or Duke MBA. Is an AMBA sufficient for what I want to do or would it be too much of a risk?

Thanks for your insights!


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Duke's early action binding? Also, isn't the deposit to Duke due before you hear from Cornell?
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 30 Jan 2008
Posts: 156
Schools: Cornell, Duke, Kellogg, Ross
WE 1: 5
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1

Re: Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2008, 11:59
Yes, it is binding!
LeftOut wrote:
spideyeclipse27 wrote:
I am an engineer with 4 WE in US and planning to get back to Technology industry. I need an H1B visa to work in US. That said, I have an admit from Duke and am waiting for Cornell AMBA decision. What do you folks think I should go for? the AMBA (12 months) or Duke MBA. Is an AMBA sufficient for what I want to do or would it be too much of a risk?

Thanks for your insights!


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Duke's early action binding? Also, isn't the deposit to Duke due before you hear from Cornell?
Re: Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA   [#permalink] 30 Nov 2008, 11:59
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Deciding between ND and WF HELP!!!! pscherer 5 01 Mar 2014, 05:53
Experts publish their posts in the topic Deciding to go for an MBA - Need help drpepper7 1 12 Nov 2012, 15:52
Experts publish their posts in the topic Urgent help on deciding between princeton and Manhattan crackdgmat 8 26 Oct 2010, 12:43
Deciding between USC and Texas -- help please! bakerlooline 9 01 Apr 2010, 16:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Help Spideyeclipse27 decide between AMBA and MBA

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.