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Hey There ,

I am 29 gonna hit 30 this year . I plan to do a second mba from a top b-school . I have already done a PGDM (equal to MBA) in India .
I have 5 years workex post MBA . I have read that getting into a top bschool for a second MBA is very hard unless you have a really good reason . Hence , I want to share the reasons on WHY i did a PGDM in India and WHY I want another MBA from an international Bschool .
It would be very kind if you could evaluate the validity of the reasons and if this would be enough to convince the adcoms .

Why I decided to do an MBA at 23 (with 3 years work ex) in India :
1. I had a and the job market for a is EXTREMELY limited to accounting , auditing and sales representative jobs/positions .
2. MBA is "just another degree" here , as almost every person has one . Hence, For Finance jobs require a minimum MBA/CA degree.
3. I was interested in Finance and was fed up of a useless accounting job and hence , without haivng an option of doing a msc.Finance . I took up a MBA finance . Hence , used a MBA as a replacement to MSC.Finance .

Why I want another MBA :
1. I want to have a job which gives me leadership opportunities in a global market , so I can work at the top management level in a company and make decisions which effects the company/market globally .
2. It is impossible to leverage an Indian institute MBA (which are engineering centered mba's/bschools) in a global market (other than iim-A or isb hydrabad) . Competitors having a MBA from harvard/wharton/standford etc...
3. Want a more "Leadership" inspired MBA , rather than a "academic" intense MBA .

Would these reasons be valid ? and would they be good enough to convince the adcoms ?
Would love to know your views regarding it .

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New post 29 Jan 2014, 07:18
In making your case for the second MBA, I’d stick to your reasons 1 and 3 – reason 2 isn’t as relevant. These reasons may suffice if you make your case specific, i.e., what specifically your goals are and how/why they require the MBA training in leadership, etc. Also, don’t disparage the first MBA in your essay – it’s a negative vibe. Rather, say what you learned at the time and how it helped you – that shows that you are resourceful and apply what you learn. Your case for the second MBA should be detailed and rooted in what you need to learn now plus other relevant factors as relate to your actual plans and goals.

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