I am planning to apply to Purdue University for an MBA. I see that there are 2 purdues. One is Purdue Calumet and the other is Purdue Krannert.
Let me give you my background and ask my questions after that.
I completed B.Tech (equivalent to B.E. in US) in 2007 in the field of Computer Science and engineering. I am from India. The college that I did B.tech. from is named IILM academy of higher learning. Its located near Delhi. I live in Delhi. After that, I started with an IT company. I spend 6 months in the first, then a 6 month break, then 3 years in the second, 6 months in the next, and I am working in current company since November 2011. Now, I am planning to take GMAT in September (around 15th) to apply for the Jan session in Purdue whose last date of application is October 15th. I started studying for GMAT 2 years ago and dropped it after 4 months as I thought I should get a more solid work experience before going for my MBA.
1) What is the difference between the 2 purdues?
2) How much score in GMAT do I need to get in there considering my work experience is 4.5 years right now?
3) Is my work experience painting a negative picture about me as I changed 2 companies in 6 months each? Will it affect my selection process? Will it affect my first job offer?
4) Are there campus placements in place after I complete my MBA? If not, then how do we go about it? I dont mind working at a gas station for a few months, but I am really worried that if I take a huge loan (about 27K USD) from a bank and if I dont get a job in US, I will be forced to come back to India where I would be earning peanuts. Right now, the reason I want to do MBA is to experience the new cultures, and spend like 3 4 years in US working after MBA and then come back to India and continue working here.