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Is it advisable to get an MBA from a school without a rank

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i'm just curious what can an MBA from a school without a ranking do to your career?
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i'm just curious what can an MBA from a school without a ranking do to your career?


I think it really depends what your post-MBA career goals are. What do you want to do with your MBA, both in terms of industry/function and caliber of company that you want to work with?
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ugoagha wrote:
i'm just curious what can an MBA from a school without a ranking do to your career?


I think it really depends what your post-MBA career goals are. What do you want to do with your MBA, both in terms of industry/function and caliber of company that you want to work with?


That about sums it up. I work for a multi-national pharma company and there are a lot of people with no-name MBAs who are doing very well. Of course in certain business functions (marketing) there are more big-name MBAs.

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Like everyone else has said so far, it really depends upon your industry and function. At my current company (smaller, private) I could move all the way up to a marketing exectuive with a no-name MBA. However if I want this same career path at a top-tier company then I'll need a highly recognized/ranked MBA.
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I'll also add: It seems to me that most of the people that I know that have no-name MBAs and good job got the no-name MBA as an "add-on". They already had the skills to perform and the MBA was something extra.

For people who are looking to switch jobs, a no-name MBA would get me no-where because I have no work-experience to compensate.

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I think it depends on what you want to do with your career. Do you want to stay in the same company forever? Is there a school nearby that the company will pay for you to attend? Then yes, it might make sense. Otherwise, I wouldn't do it. I would buckle down and get a really good GMAT score so that I have more flexibility in which school I could attend and more flexibility later in my career when I might be looking for new opportunities.
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