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New post 28 Jul 2018, 07:02
Hey Guys,

This is my first post in the forum and i am a new member so please excuse if i make any mistakes.

Below is my profile:

- Indian banker with 12 years of experience.
- Post graduate in management from indian university. Equivalent to MBA minus the years of work ex.
- 6 digit monthly salary with fairly decent career growth including promotions at regular intervals.
- Gmat - Preparing..Dreading.. with quants being the weak leg. Should get average scores.
- GPA - not sure how to calculate it but GMAT official website says i am between 3.5 - 4.
- Decent EC with no community service experience.

I have hit the glass ceiling in my career reaching the mid management level from where the growth has become stagnant. The only option i see is getting international MBA degree with global exposure and to look for sector change.
The below are few concerns that i have for which i seek some solutions :
1. Do i go for a regular 2 years MBA vis a vis 1 year EMBA. Considering my experience and age bracket (36), i don't want to end up competing 24-26 year old guys.
2. Does MBA for USA make sense with the ongoing visa issues.
3. Quiting a decent paying job to pursue MBA & coming back to India with $ 200k debt would be a nightmare especially when i have my family dependent on me.

Wanted to check if some other experienced members have been in my shoes and could spare a thought. Also anyone who has not been in the situation but can opine with fresh perspective is welcome.
Any specific schools in USA where my profile would be a good fit?

Cheers.
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New post 28 Jul 2018, 23:22
Hello Andyrogers

Based on your background an MBA can be fruitful only if you are absolutely clear that you need it.
Not sure what your specific career goals are. While I understand the glass ceiling, are you sure that it is the lack of an MBA that is holding you back and nothing else?
I mean, you already have the knowledge based from your past PGDM. Can you move up through alternate ways, say a job change or training sponsored by your employer etc.?
First establish that it is the lack of an MBA which is holding you back and by getting it you will be able to break the so called glass ceiling.
The choice of schools, country or 1 vs 2 year MBA is a question that will have to be tackled after that.

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Andyrogers wrote:
Hey Guys,

This is my first post in the forum and i am a new member so please excuse if i make any mistakes.

Below is my profile:

- Indian banker with 12 years of experience.
- Post graduate in management from indian university. Equivalent to MBA minus the years of work ex.
- 6 digit monthly salary with fairly decent career growth including promotions at regular intervals.
- Gmat - Preparing..Dreading.. with quants being the weak leg. Should get average scores.
- GPA - not sure how to calculate it but GMAT official website says i am between 3.5 - 4.
- Decent EC with no community service experience.

I have hit the glass ceiling in my career reaching the mid management level from where the growth has become stagnant. The only option i see is getting international MBA degree with global exposure and to look for sector change.
The below are few concerns that i have for which i seek some solutions :
1. Do i go for a regular 2 years MBA vis a vis 1 year EMBA. Considering my experience and age bracket (36), i don't want to end up competing 24-26 year old guys.
2. Does MBA for USA make sense with the ongoing visa issues.
3. Quiting a decent paying job to pursue MBA & coming back to India with $ 200k debt would be a nightmare especially when i have my family dependent on me.

Wanted to check if some other experienced members have been in my shoes and could spare a thought. Also anyone who has not been in the situation but can opine with fresh perspective is welcome.
Any specific schools in USA where my profile would be a good fit?

Cheers.

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New post 30 Jul 2018, 21:49
I would highly advise you against doing a regular 2 year MBA. If at all MBA is on your mind, you should be looking for an executive MBA. INSEAD, ISB and few US B-Schools offer 1 year executive MBA which can be completed with a minimal discontinuity in work. See if these fit your bill.
Andyrogers wrote:
Hey Guys,

This is my first post in the forum and i am a new member so please excuse if i make any mistakes.

Below is my profile:

- Indian banker with 12 years of experience.
- Post graduate in management from indian university. Equivalent to MBA minus the years of work ex.
- 6 digit monthly salary with fairly decent career growth including promotions at regular intervals.
- Gmat - Preparing..Dreading.. with quants being the weak leg. Should get average scores.
- GPA - not sure how to calculate it but GMAT official website says i am between 3.5 - 4.
- Decent EC with no community service experience.

I have hit the glass ceiling in my career reaching the mid management level from where the growth has become stagnant. The only option i see is getting international MBA degree with global exposure and to look for sector change.
The below are few concerns that i have for which i seek some solutions :
1. Do i go for a regular 2 years MBA vis a vis 1 year EMBA. Considering my experience and age bracket (36), i don't want to end up competing 24-26 year old guys.
2. Does MBA for USA make sense with the ongoing visa issues.
3. Quiting a decent paying job to pursue MBA & coming back to India with $ 200k debt would be a nightmare especially when i have my family dependent on me.

Wanted to check if some other experienced members have been in my shoes and could spare a thought. Also anyone who has not been in the situation but can opine with fresh perspective is welcome.
Any specific schools in USA where my profile would be a good fit?

Cheers.

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New post 31 Jul 2018, 01:32
Hi
I agree with all above posts but I'd like o highlight a point that all schools will question why you want to do MBA while you have equivalent certificate. You must have clear powerful vision.
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