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suggestions required? [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2007, 08:41
Hi Hjort

I am an Indian + Male + IT professional ( I know i am in disadvantage). I have 6 year experience now leading a team of 6 people. My under grads are good. GMAT 710
My other activities are
1. I was finance secretary in college student council. I was responsible for the financial aspects for any student events held in the college.
2. My uncle is doctor in rural India. I helped him arrange blood donation camp in my city. He practices in a village where many people suffer from cataract. Me and my uncle helped arrange eye specialist from metro cities so that operation can be done at low cost.
3. I am regular badminton player and helped arrange intra company badminton tournament.
I have product and project management experience. I worked in US for 6 months. I have lot of client facing experience. Last year i helped my company save nearly 200000 US$ by suggesting ways of how to test the newly released software feature. After my dad retired from his job I helped him establish a construction business. Though it is a family business some of my uncles are also part of it. I helped him increase the revenue by 30% last year.
I am doing an MBA through distance learning. Though the course is good but more theoretical in nature and not much case studies. There is no scope of internship either as I am already employed. My career objective is to join a consulting firm and then move to join a venture capitalist firm. My eventual career objective is to start my own business. I registered for this MBA thinking that one year MBA will have lot of pressure and this degree will help me reduce that a bit and also two year MBA is costlier.

My question is
1. Will MBA be good for me or Master of finance to realize my career objectives?
2. Should I go for One year or two year MBA?
3. Nice if you suggest some colleges were I have a chance both for finance and MBA program?

Thanks
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If you want to go into consulting, then definitely go for an MBA over a master of finance. The latter won't help you land a good management consulting job.

I would actually recommend a two-year MBA since that will give you the opportunity to get an internship, which is important for career switchers (such as yourself).

For consulting with an emphasis on finance, look at top schools with a quantitative bent, such as Sloan, Chicago, Wharton, NYU, and Columbia.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2007, 03:32
Thanks scott for the advice.


How do you rate LBS 1 year finance program? Since i am studying MBA through distance learning will the LBS finance program help me land a job in consulting with concentration in finance?

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I'm not very familiar with their finance program, but if you want to do management consulting (vs. very specialized finance consulting), I still recommend and MBA over a finance degree.

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 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2007, 05:41
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I am selected by Accenture Technology consulting group. I plan to work there for two years gain some consulting experience and then try at some schools. Considering my profile what school will you suggest?

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I'm not sure how much more help I can give you, given when I know about your profile. If you're interested in going into consulting post-MBA, any top-20 program with a strong general management program is worth some consideration. But (as you already know), your odds will be tough given your common background. So, be sure to consider more than just top-ten schools... Maryland, McCombs, and UNC are all great schools that applicants tend to overlook.

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