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Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2013, 21:55
Hi. :-D

I would really appreciate some advice on what B-schools I can look at, to get an MBA. I want to take up Marketing mainly and maybe even some coursework in Finance.
I am interested in schools in California or Texas.

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GMAT - gave two days back and scored 690. Waiting for AWA score.
Education - MS (Electrical and Computer Engineering) - University of Illinois at Chicago - Graduated in 2012 May with 3.19 GPA
Undergrad in India - Electronics & Communications Engineering - Grad: 2010 May - 65% aggregate.
Experience - 8 months part time job during MS - teaching Math to high school students.
Total of 7 to 8 months internships after my MS - in the field of Electrical Engineering.

I am in India now, for the last two months - working for a good hospital here on Hospital Branding and Marketing. I will work here till July 2014 for sure.
Apart from this, I have some event volunteering and welfare organization volunteering experience.

I understand that my Work Exp is poor and I will not get into excellent schools. :( But due to personal reasons and because i want to make a career transition, I have decided to do my MBA soon.

I want an MBA that gives me lot of exposure in the field and helps me get a job in the same. :)

So, I am looking for some insights on my mba school search.
I have been looking California State univ - Fullerton and would like your opinions on the program.

Thanks
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Re: Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2013, 08:10
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident or is India your Country of Origin? I ask because this bears on the competitiveness of your MBA application.

Also, your goals are not very clear to me. What type of post-MBA job do you wish to obtain and in what field? Do you wish to remain in the Health industry (you already mention Marketing as your focus)?

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Re: Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2013, 10:48
MBAPrepAdvantage wrote:
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident or is India your Country of Origin? I ask because this bears on the competitiveness of your MBA application.

Also, your goals are not very clear to me. What type of post-MBA job do you wish to obtain and in what field? Do you wish to remain in the Health industry (you already mention Marketing as your focus)?

Thanks,


Thank you for responding to my question.:)

I am a citizen of India.
Post MBA, I want to work in the field of Marketing. I want to assist in developing marketing strategies and plans. In long term, i want to be able to lead an organization through a innovative approaches.
I am not particular about the health care industry. Although I believe that my engineering background will help me gain opportunities in relevant industries, I am open to any kind of industry.
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Re: Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2013, 16:50
If you are shooting for schools with good Marketing programs in California and Texas then UCLA Anderson, USC Marshall and UT Austin come to mind but you would be aiming for a higher GMAT score. Below that rung you can consider Pepperdine and UC Davis. I am not as familiar with the Texas schools, after UT Austin.

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Re: Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2013, 22:17
MBAPrepAdvantage wrote:
If you are shooting for schools with good Marketing programs in California and Texas then UCLA Anderson, USC Marshall and UT Austin come to mind but you would be aiming for a higher GMAT score. Below that rung you can consider Pepperdine and UC Davis. I am not as familiar with the Texas schools, after UT Austin.

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I am interested in applying to a UC. With my profile, is UC Davis reachable? What are the other UC's that I can consider? What do you think of programs at UC Riverside and UC Irvine? Can I target any of them or are they too risky?
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Re: Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 07:04
I would recommend you targeting them. Plus, you would prefer applying and getting dinged, then not applying (and theoretically having been accepted).
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Re: Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2013, 09:31
MBAPrepAdvantage wrote:
I would recommend you targeting them. Plus, you would prefer applying and getting dinged, then not applying (and theoretically having been accepted).


Well said. Thanks.. :)
I have to compare the 3 UC's and finalize on atleast one. Going to give it a good shot.

Thank you again. :-D :-D
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Re: Looking at California and Texas MBA programs [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2013, 10:23
If the applications are not too different, you could just apply to all three schools and then worry about which one you would attend, if you receive acceptances from two or more programs.
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