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Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 07:26
Are the schools in my list ideal for my intended career goals? Are there any other schools that i should consider?

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Hello there good sir,

Soo, very nice GMAT the second time around! Congrats on that. It will be a super help when you apply...

Well first lemme give you a tip. Given that you are an engineer (which is the biggest and toughest industry pool) BUT that you work in medical devices, I'd suggest firstoff that when you apply, you present your industry as BioTech. It's a FAR far "hotter" and far far rarer industry than just plain "engineering" and this is one thing that can help you stand out from the pack.

Nest a question or two: 1. What are your goals? 2. Are you uninterested in US programs? (20 is not too old, if that's your concern).

Anyhow, if you stick to your industry (Biotech, I can give you some good suggestions for schools) if you want something else, I can give you others....

Lemme know, good sir.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 04:29
Thanks for your useful tips, Jon. My career goals are to move into a business development role (read as creating and managing alliances, partnerships etc) at a large healthcare firm such as J&J, Medtronic, Genentech or Novartis focusing on the Asia pacific. I chose schools in Europe/Asia for this reason. Another attractive reason is the shortened 1 year duration of these programs (except LBS) which I think is sufficient for my intended career goals. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, how would rank these schools in terms of my target industry and goals? Any other schools that I should add to the mix?
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 01:18
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I totally understand what you mean about wanting to spend less time out of work, especially as you get older and more experience, and yes I truly believe that these MBA programs can get you where you want to go. And I think if you get into any top program with a good background in general management you can get that job you seek. I think you do have a lot more options in Europe in that case. I also wouldn't overlook IE, IESE, and HEC if your deadset on Europe.

That having been said, there are a lot of good American schools with strengths in Biotech/Pharma. Of course if you really don't want to either live or work in the US then maybe they don't make sense, but if you are open to suggestions Wharton, Fuqua and Kellogg all have veeeeery strong MBA programs which incorporate a health care emphasis. Wharton has a Health Care Management major, with faculty from the Business, Medical and Nursing schools of the University of Pennsylvania. Kellogg has the Health Industry Management (HIM), really one of the top in the US. Fuqua had a great med school and is near Research Triangle Park, a heaven for healthcare job seekers. You also have Sloan,(Biomedical Enterprise Program) Haas (Healthcare certificate) and Columbia. If this is relevant you can also look into double degree programs that incorporate a Healthcare program with an MBA for example an MBA-MHA, or a MBA-MPH.

Of course, none of these schools are super-easy to get into... but great programs!
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