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Profile Eval and help in selecting MAJOR

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Profile Eval and help in selecting MAJOR [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 01:32
Dear All,

I intend to join MBA from a good (Top 20) university but I am little confused about the major.

My brief profile is as under:-
1) Indian Male 27 Years
2) Engineering from one of the top 10 College in the country (GPA 3.64). Completed in 2007 in Electronics & Comm.
3) GMAT - 720 (Q-50/V-36)
4) Work Ex- 2 Years in Electronics Core company as Design Engineer
5) Then I was attracted to a new opportunity to extend my family business and add a new dimension to it. Completed 2 years.
The work required me to travel different places of India and contact with several customers. Our vendors include several overseas companies from Japan, Europe, Korea and China. So had a lot of interaction with the marketing people of these companies and understand their take on Indian market and make them understand about customers interaction. So have a mix of Indian and International exposure.

6) Extra Curricular activities - Active volunteer in college fest. Member of college and company volleyball team.
Work part time with NGO.

I want to do my own business (Either in the country from where I do MBA or back in India) but I have not yet decided the major as I still look for some more details:-
1) In the course of entrepreneurship - What actually we learn in these univ and how is this different from pure marketing or finance.
2) I also look to strengthen and build my network and level of communication wit TOP executives during my MBA.

3) In the courses of Finance or Marketing - Are they focused on pure finance or pure marketing as required in a job. I understand the clubs helps but isnt the main curriculum the most important.
4) FINANCE - If I decide to go for this, but I dont have workex, which I can relate to my interest in finance. How to build up this gap??


What are the main points I should look in the universities, I have not yet shortlisted any universities. Or what are the main questions I should answer from myself which will help me in deciding the major.
And it seems like I am running behind schedule (Is it so???)

I know this is a long and boring msg, but please help me to decide fast.

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Re: Profile Eval and help in selecting MAJOR [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 17:08
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Hello timeishere, thanks for your question.

I think you’re putting the cart before the horse a little bit. Before you worry about majors and which program, ask yourself what are the gaps that stand between you and your career goals (e.g., specific knowledge, skill set(s), network, etc.). Are there gaps at all? Do you need business school?

Next, if there are gaps, identifying them will help you make the decisions of which programs to apply to and what is a potentially good fit as a major, whether it finance, marketing, or entrepreneurship. Every program will list major and course descriptions, so you will know what you are getting into before you apply.

I hope this helps.

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