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MS vs MBA Need to take a decision soon. Help Plz

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MS vs MBA Need to take a decision soon. Help Plz [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 13:27
Hello Everyone

Need ur help
plz treat this very important as i need to decide on this before Jan15th

I am Thomas Albert from India. Am looking forward to enroll for MBA 2013 Fall intake.
Am having 5 years of quality work experience. Am planning to do full time MS Finance program from a reputed university in US in 2012.
How does Adcom evaluate my profile if i apply to MBA program for 2013 intake soon after the completion of MS Finance program?
Does this strengthen my application or weaken my chances to get in as my 5 years of work experience will be prior to MS Finance that am planning to do.

My priority is in doing MBA. So I dont want to compromise on MBA at any cost.
I wish to do MS in Finance and later get specilisation in MBA in Strategic Management or General Mangaement.

If doing MS now will make my chances for getting into MBA later as my work ex is prior to MS Finance and i will hold no work ex after MS, then am ready to wait for one more year and apply to MBA program.

This is my profile

GMAT - 750
TOEFL - 110
Undergraduation - Bachelors in Business Management (BBM) from a reputed college in Bangalore, India.
Undergrad score - 57% (not sure how it looks in GPA)
Work Ex - 5 years in Retailing and Importing.

Preferred Universities

Duke
Texas A&M
Brigham
University Of Rochester


Thanks to all in Advance
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Re: MS vs MBA Need to take a decision soon. Help Plz [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2011, 22:59
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Hi anarchist112,

Although many candidates believe that having a Masters degree will help one's candidacy for an MBA program, the impact is much less than most believe. In fact, if you do pursue a Masters degree business school admissions teams will want to know why you are pursuing an MBA so soon after having graduated. You will need to have a clear answer for this, as admissions teams do not want to accept candidates who they believe are just collecting degrees.


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Re: MS vs MBA Need to take a decision soon. Help Plz [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 01:22
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Hi anarchist112,

Although many candidates believe that having a Masters degree will help one's candidacy for an MBA program, the impact is much less than most believe. In fact, if you do pursue a Masters degree business school admissions teams will want to know why you are pursuing an MBA so soon after having graduated. You will need to have a clear answer for this, as admissions teams do not want to accept candidates who they believe are just collecting degrees.


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Thanks StacyBlackman

I considered of hitting MS coz am almost done with the application packet. But I dont want to compromise on MBA at any cost and MBA is my top priority.
For submitting the best MBA application, I need to prepare very well on essays and it will take more time for me and i can do that only by March. By the time I will reach the final deadline for International students. Then I need to wait till August 2012 and apply for early action of 2013 intake.
By 2013 intake I will be 28 years and 7 years of work ex.
So am worried if my age will weaken my chances in getting into a good B-School as i ll be old then (this is wat i think as most of the Indian B-Schools prefer age group between 22 to 26)

Any suggession to mitigate my worry

Also wats ur suggession in going for MS in a university where they allow transfer that credits to MBA and finish both MS and MBA in 2 years altogether.
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