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Need abvice on post mba career options [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2010, 11:44
hi all,

I've 4 years of work-ex in manufacturing industry as an engineer.
I am planning to apply ISB & some US b-schools.
Last year I applied to ISB, got interview call but couldn't make to the final admission.
I was grilled on "why MBA" question. I mentioned financial consultant as my post mba short term goal & enterpreneurship as long term goal. I was not able to convince manufacturing -> Finance -> enterpreneurship transition.
I m fascinated about stocks (I do trading), budgeting, statiscal analysis (Gud %le in Quant & DI-LR in CAT), that's why i mentioned financial consultant as my post mba goal.(moreover frustration from the current job also add to it .However till now I m mostly involved in core technical work & some statiscal analysis.
Could u plz suggest me some feasible post mba options?
transition from manufacturing to finance is possible post mba?
Please suggest me career options in finance post mba making the most of my current work-ex.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Need abvice on post mba career options [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2010, 12:15
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hi all,

I've 4 years of work-ex in manufacturing industry as an engineer.
I am planning to apply ISB & some US b-schools.
Last year I applied to ISB, got interview call but couldn't make to the final admission.
I was grilled on "why MBA" question. I mentioned financial consultant as my post mba short term goal & enterpreneurship as long term goal. I was not able to convince manufacturing -> Finance -> enterpreneurship transition.
I m fascinated about stocks (I do trading), budgeting, statiscal analysis (Gud %le in Quant & DI-LR in CAT), that's why i mentioned financial consultant as my post mba goal.(moreover frustration from the current job also add to it .However till now I m mostly involved in core technical work & some statiscal analysis.
Could u plz suggest me some feasible post mba options?
transition from manufacturing to finance is possible post mba?
Please suggest me career options in finance post mba making the most of my current work-ex.

Thanks in advance.


It is possible to transition from a manufacturing role to work in finance, especially if you have personal experience in it. However I don't know if other qualifications were not up to par or if there were reasons other than your career change that caused your rejection at ISB.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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