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Part-Time MBA for an aspiring Entrepreneur ?

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Part-Time MBA for an aspiring Entrepreneur ? [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 11:57
Hey folks,

I wanted to solicit your advise on a part-time vs full-time decision at Berkeley Haas.

About me:
- 28 yrs old, Indian Origin
- Bachelors(3.4/4.0) and Masters(3.5/4.0) Education at top 5 US university
- GMAT: 710
- Live in Bay Area, CA
- Work as an engineer for a big company for about 4 years.

In future, I see myself working in small/mid-level startups with the long-term goal of starting something of my own. If that doesn't happen then a product manager at Apple/Google/.... other bay area companies.

THE DILEMMA: :?
- Apply full-time to Berkeley Haas with an average Indian IT Male profile. Almost a certain ding at MIT Sloan R1 app.
VS.
- Apply part-time to Berkeley Haas IF:
- I have a slightly better chance to get accepted
- I can make a career transition during the first year of PT MBA into a small company? or something towards Entrepreneurship
- I will be able to keep paying my mortgage... :-D
- Gain Industry experience for 3 years. vs. no experience during 2YR FT MBA(excluding internship)

So, in a nutshell, can I transition into an entrepreneurial career with my PT MBA at Haas? :thumbup:
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Re: Part-Time MBA for an aspiring Entrepreneur ? [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2013, 05:15
If I understand correctly, you are not looking for a career change. You have a good GMAT score, good GPA and solid work experience. You should remember you don’t need an MBA For an entrepreneurial career. I strongly feel a full-time MBA’s loan doesn’t help in motivating you to start a company. But, an MBA from a top school helps to gain the business skills and a strong network.

Both programs (part time / full time )have their own pros and cons. If you give your complete profile we can better evaluate your candidature for both part time and full time programs. I don’t see any reason why you cannot get into your target schools if you prepare a good application.

Good luck.
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Re: Part-Time MBA for an aspiring Entrepreneur ?   [#permalink] 06 Dec 2013, 05:15
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