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Re: Stanford MSx (Sloan) admits - Class of 2015 : Stanford GSB [#permalink]
05 Sep 2014, 22:17
Trust you are doing well
I wanted to reach out to know more about job opportunities at end of the MSx program and how these compare with those of a top 1 year MBA program (Kellog, Columbia,IMD, LBS, Insead etc).
There are some blog posts mentioning recruiting is not a focus in the Msx program, I am not sure what that means? Do the MSx students get similar salaries post completion as the regular Stanford MBA students?
I am a 34 yr Indian male with 10 years experience, of these the first 5 years were in consulting and the last 5 have been as a startup entrepreneur.
Stanford MSx (Sloan) admits - Class of 2015 : Stanford GSB [#permalink]
06 Sep 2014, 09:13
The short answer is that you will have all of the same opportunities as Stanford MBAs (which I assume is as good or better than the other programs you mentioned).
However, most fellows in the Sloan/MSx program do not go after these opportunities as they are more senior and looking for positions a couple of levels above (although there are those few that take associate-level positions to pivot their career into VC or PE). Also, most Sloans will likely not take a job that pays at the MBA level, since their experience should get them into positions that pay significantly more.
An executive search is more complicated than an associate-level search on a number of dimensions. Companies like Google, McKinsey, and Goldman hire 100s of MBAs each year, but when looking to fill a senior role, that search is typically done through an executive recruiter or referral. Therefore, Sloan/MSx fellows need to network to figure out their next role. The career center is great as they facilitate networking events, chats, etc, but even more powerful is the fellows themselves.
You should go with the program that best meets your objectives, but finding MBA-level opportunities is not a issue at all for Sloans, it is just that they want more. You seem to have a good profile (in terms of age/ experience) for the program, but do note that they are also looking for leadership experience and strong academic/test scores.