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Hi. I am software engineer from India and working for one of the fortune 500 client as Quality Analyst. However since my undergraduate school I wanted to pursue an MBA in Luxury Brand Management. However I don't have any experience in this field. But in my college days I was running entrepreneurship club . I was extensively involved in raising funds for managerial and entrepreneurnial events, Organising and managing events and marketing college brand. These skills helped me build my social circle and gave me introduction of marketing field. However after loads of thinking I chose to pursue MBA in Luxury management. Below are the schools I wish to apply:
INSEAD
HEC
SDA
ESSEC
NUS.
Can anyone help me in how I should convince universities for my post MBA plans and my reason to change my field.

I work in Healthcare Management technological Industry. If I don't get any right path of convincing universities for my choice of field , only option I am left with is pursue career in healthcare domain as a Healthcare Business Consultant.
Help here will be really appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Hi. I am software engineer from India and working for one of the fortune 500 client as Quality Analyst. However since my undergraduate school I wanted to pursue an MBA in Luxury Brand Management. However I don't have any experience in this field. But in my college days I was running entrepreneurship club . I was extensively involved in raising funds for managerial and entrepreneurnial events, Organising and managing events and marketing college brand. These skills helped me build my social circle and gave me introduction of marketing field. However after loads of thinking I chose to pursue MBA in Luxury management. Below are the schools I wish to apply:
INSEAD
HEC
SDA
ESSEC
NUS.
Can anyone help me in how I should convince universities for my post MBA plans and my reason to change my field.

I work in Healthcare Management technological Industry. If I don't get any right path of convincing universities for my choice of field , only option I am left with is pursue career in healthcare domain as a Healthcare Business Consultant.
Help here will be really appreciated. Thanks in advance



Chitra,

An MBA is an enabler, its not the end itself. So when you say you have always wished to pursue an MBA in Luxury management, what is the motive behind it? what do you wish to do after the MBA?

Also, how much is your work experience overall? If you have worked for a longer time in an industry, then its more difficult to change careers. Here, I mean the IT industry and not healthcare management, which is probably the domain you are working in.

In your MBA application, you will have to connect the dots between your past experience and future goals. I do not get a clear sense of how would you do this from your post above.

There are some other questions also- what is your GMAT/ GPA? what is your work experience like? How many years of work experience? Why do you want to do an MBA?
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I would focus on sharing the underlying reasons driving your interest in pursuing this MBA concentration and how it feeds into your desired post-MBA career goals. If you have a particular “passion pitch” driving your goals all the better. This should help your plans resonate better with admissions. You need to convince them this I’m not a fly by night interest and you have thought through this career path and all of the steps necessary to help you achieve this. Also, i would make sure to highlight the transferable skills you currently have that will help you be successful in your desired career path. Connect that with the development opportunities at a luxury mgmt MBA and that should be your application path forward


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chitrab wrote:
Hi. I am software engineer from India and working for one of the fortune 500 client as Quality Analyst. However since my undergraduate school I wanted to pursue an MBA in Luxury Brand Management. However I don't have any experience in this field. But in my college days I was running entrepreneurship club . I was extensively involved in raising funds for managerial and entrepreneurnial events, Organising and managing events and marketing college brand. These skills helped me build my social circle and gave me introduction of marketing field. However after loads of thinking I chose to pursue MBA in Luxury management. Below are the schools I wish to apply:
INSEAD
HEC
SDA
ESSEC
NUS.
Can anyone help me in how I should convince universities for my post MBA plans and my reason to change my field.

I work in Healthcare Management technological Industry. If I don't get any right path of convincing universities for my choice of field , only option I am left with is pursue career in healthcare domain as a Healthcare Business Consultant.
Help here will be really appreciated. Thanks in advance


While having experience in the field helps, not everyone at these programs has relevant experience. It is important to highlight the reasons why your work prepares you for such a school. Think about what makes someone succeed in luxury brand management and what you do now at work as well as what characteristics you have that prepare you. One of the apps we were working on for ESSEC and INSEAD was for someone who was a career switcher. We did have them focus on some things outside of work that displayed their passion for the field and then leveraged their leadership experiences at work. Reach out if you would like further assistance. I just finished some luxury brand management applications. Get them in soon especially for the smaller programs.

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