Thanks a lot for your opinion!!
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The biggest weakness that we see is low work experience.
I have some financial constraints and personal responsibilities due to which pursuing an MBA is a little tough for me at this point in time. I wish to save some money for higher studies till I gain about 5 years work experience. (I have already started planning just to enhance my chances) What type of program should I focus on then? A 2 year program or an Executive MBA?
your experience is more inclined towards technical and analytical nature and you are yet to show much leadership skills. You might have to show your experience in a different manner focusing on the impact you have had on the organization, your team or other environment around you.
Being a part of a global Energy services giant for just about 15 months, I have not yet had much impact on the organization or my surroundings. As far as I see my future in this company for the next 4 years, I am pretty sure that the nature of work is going to be mostly technical, though with increase in responsibilities as I gain experience.
Is it necessary to work in a middle level management position to improve my chances for admission into a good B-school?
Your goals can be a little more refined in terms of the role that you are seeking post MBA. You will get a 'management level job' anyway, but that does not define the role that you want to have. Make a coherent story and relate it to the skills and experience that you have gained over the years and how that role will evolve to meet your long term goal.
I have keen interest in Energy sector (preferably Oil/Gas) consulting as I will be able to use my technical knowledge. Though, I am sure that I will be able to narrow down my interests and goals as I gain more experience and knowledge in this field.
To suggest schools, we'd like to know if you have any location, budget or cultural preference.
I feel, in about 5 years time, I would be able to save about 15 lac INR for MBA through systematic investments which I have already started implementing.
I am interested in ISB and IIM A(PGPX) as an MBA in India would definitely cost less than an MBA abroad. But on the other hand, I really want to have global exposure preferably in Europe as I feel US schools are out of my financial reach. (please correct me if I am wrong)
Please suggest some schools and also the feasibility of an MBA considering my financial constraints.