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Kindly advice which b-school ? [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2011, 12:05
My current case:

1. Nationality: Jordanian/ Age: 31 years/ Marital Status: Married.

2. Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

3. Employment status: currently working as a site manager in U.A.E. with 8 years of experience in infrastructure/oil & gas/ construction projects.

4. I have weak back ground in business, which needs to be improved and sharpened.

What I am looking for:

Changing my career path into more advanced managerial position with multinational companies, I wish to be in financial/management roles.

Main constraints:

1. My budget to study MBA is $ 80,000 (including tuition fees and living cost)

2. Looking for an accredited business schools.

3. Looking for highly ranked b-school with high career progress (especially for international students).

4. Want to reduce the opportunity of cost for leaving my work to pursue my MBA, so I am looking for b-schools with the least ROI (return on investment).

Kindly advice which b-school I have to join according to my case?
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Re: Kindly advice which b-school ? [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2011, 14:41
Difficult to say, do you want to continue to work in U.A.E? Family commitments? Undergrad GPA? GMAT Score? Do you want a one or two year course?

Without answers to the above I'm just guessing here but I would suggest that you look at some schools in the UK.

Your budget would cover the costs quite nicely, whereas in US schools you might have to settle for a second rate education for that amount. Also, you will find that the courses are extremely international when compared to a US course.

If I were you I would look into Judge (Cambridge), Said (Oxford), Manchester, and Cranfield. All of these uni's will give you an excellent education for your budget. And they are names recognized the world over.

If you let me know some more info about your profile then I might be able to make better recommendations.
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Re: Kindly advice which b-school ? [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2011, 14:54
Thanks a lot for your comment, well when i find the proper b-school i am looking for, i will resign and i will go abroad, plus i want to take my wife with me, regarding my scores, they are as follow:
GMAT: 720
GPA: 3.2
I wish i could study in the US; because of their well known business schools.

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Re: Kindly advice which b-school ? [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2011, 15:02
OK well lets clarify something,

When you say that you have a budget of $80,000 do you mean that you have that much savings to spend on an MBA or that that is the total amount you are prepared to spend?

If that is your savings, and you are prepared to take out loans to fund you the rest of the way, then many more schools are within your reach.

I certainly don't want to make you not look at US B-schools. Your GMAT and work experience suggest that you would be able to find a place at a great school. If you are able to find loans then you should apply to the best schools you can get into.
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Re: Kindly advice which b-school ? [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2011, 15:15
Unfortunately, this is all my saving, but i don't want to go for any loan, but what is the over all budget to study in accredited, affordable b-school in US?

Overall budget includes Tuition fees, insurance, cost of living, Family accommodation, etc.
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Re: Kindly advice which b-school ? [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2011, 15:50
You can see the costs for the top 20 most expensive schools here http://poetsandquants.com/2011/01/08/how-much-does-a-top-mba-degree-cost/

I think that in your case you'll get a much better return on your investment from a European school as you'll be able to go to a top institution on your budget.

Oxford and Cambridge are both within your budget, and they are two of the best schools in the world. Their MBA programs are easily on par with top 20 US programs and they are both only one year.

If I were you I'd start my search there.
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