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High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 09:47
Hi All,
i have been a silent memeber of the club for a while and as things are ramping up on my end i have some questions which i thought would be better answered by the fellow members and some knoweldgable contributors.

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GMAT: 690 in 2008 (Retaking next month, Target - 740)
I am currently working in a IB firm but mostly on the Business Process and Technology Strategy side and i have close to 7 years of experience in my resume. Now i am planning to do a FT-MBA concentrated on High-Tech and Strategy.

Some of the questions i have are
1.) Is 7 yrs too much for a FT MBA?
2.) Which schools have a great High-Tech focus?
3.) Is there any other programs focussed in this area (i found SDM(Sloan), MMM(Kellogg))

It would be really helpful if you all can shed some light on this topic.

Appreciate all the help,
Vimal.
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 11:32
How old are you?
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 11:51
I am 28 now...
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 16:30
That is not too old. Berkeley-Haas is obviously positioned the best for Hi-Tech.
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2011, 07:03
Thank you highhopes!! I would love to be in UC-Berkley. I have always been in East coast and would be a good time to check out the west.

I see that you are in Duke. How is the school overall and can you highlight some nuances about the school that you think people would not know from the web. what is the core major Duke famous for?
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2011, 12:08
You are not that Old. I think you can succeed easily, good luck
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2011, 20:39
28 is not old unless you intend to apply to HBS and Stanford. Also, as long as you can explain why an MBA makes sense for you at this stage of your career, it should be fine.

For tech, business schools in universities with great engineering programs are considered the best. Thats why you'll probably see that Stanford, Sloan, Haas, Ross, Duke, Johnson and Austin-McCombs are good for tech and a lot of tech firms recruit from these schools. Tuck is up there with these schools too for tech. For Strategy, almost any top 20 program will be fine.

Try looking at the employment reports and see if they break up the % of graduates who accepted offers from tech firms.
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 07:58
Interesting...I never knew that Duke,Ross and Cornell are up in the league for High-Tech & strategy.

Sloan & Haas is the real bet i have and Stanford would be my dream option but looking at the stats i found only 7% of the class are above 28 and it would be a real fight to get in to it.

Anyways, thanks for pitching in and i would appreciate if you can share reports on this if you come across.
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 19:46
vimalpat wrote:

I see that you are in Duke. How is the school overall and can you highlight some nuances about the school that you think people would not know from the web. what is the core major Duke famous for?


Duke is most renowned for healthcare and marketing. However, current students and recent alumni will know better.

Anyways, thanks for pitching in and i would appreciate if you can share reports on this if you come across.


It will be tough getting statistical data on such things since tech firms do not recruit in large numbers from business schools (unlike management consulting firms). So unless a firm has not hired a minimum number of graduates from school X, its name may not be at the top of the list of firms which hired the most graduates. Some schools may not be able to give an exhaustive list of employers also. This varies from school to school.
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2011, 03:35
A few links related to tech firms hiring from B schools:

http://blogjobs.biz/jobs/2011/06/mba-jo ... new-world/

http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/bw/20110617 ... 0615474324

Caveat: The content in both the articles may the same
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Re: High-Tech MBA Schools and Programs? [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 07:46
Thanks fedexunleaded. There are schools which i never thought of in the article..Good find!
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