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Full time MBA with 12 years of work experience in IT - help !

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Folks,

I am in a huge dilemma. I have been working for an Indian based IT company for 12 years now, and have reached a point where things are stagnant. I have always wanted to so an MBA and due to personal/family commitments was never able to pursue it. Now I am in a position to finally do an an MBA. I am a single mom, and I prefer doing a Full time MBA . I had a conversation with one of the placement officer at Rotman about the Full time mba and learned that with my experience I might not be able to pursue a FT course, chances of the application getting rejected is high. The other option is Executive MBA but the catch is, I need to have a FT job to get into it. I am currently located in the US, I do not have a job offer in Toronto, so looks like the chances are pretty bleak there :(

Now my question is, is there any good college in US or Canada that takes candidates with 12 years of work exp into a full time course (assuming I have got a good GMAT score) ? if yes, which colleges would it be, so I could concentrate on them.
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Is there a college that could enroll you for a Executive MBA without a full time job ? if yes, which one.
I really need a direction here on what I should do. Is it worth spending effort on GMAT preparations and end up not getting an admit anywhere ? :|

I am not too worried about the finance part of it. I don't mind being job less while studying. My current job/visa (H1B) is another thing that makes working and studying difficult. My job makes me move around locations too often. So If i plan on taking an EMBA in the current state, I can't be sure when my employer might move me to another location.

Would greatly appreciate all the possible pointers and ideas . Totally at the cross roads of confusion !!

Thanks !
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Hi ng2020,

Thank you for your post. Indeed, it is difficult to gain admission to a full-time program with 12 years of work experience, and an EMBA does require that you have a full-time job. I am happy to discuss your career and understand your story better so we can guide you on fulfilling your dreams.

As to programs, there are options for you. I recommend you research the one-year, full-time Sloan Fellows Programs (MIT, Stanford, and LBS are the three schools that offer it) - only MIT offers the MBA designation. Additionally, Marshall offers the IBEAR MBA, a one-year, on-campus MBA degree for Mid-Career Professionals. There's also, UCLA Anderson's Fully Employed MBA with a flexible schedule that allows for a combination of online and in-person learning. These different programs are only a sample of what's available, and you want to identify what makes the most sense for you and your goals.

I recommend you take advantage of our free consultation for GMAT club members. When you are ready, please reach out to coordinate a call.

This is an exciting new venture you have decided to embark on; do not allow a "no" to dishearten you from pursuing your dream of an MBA!
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New post 24 Apr 2019, 10:05
ng2020 wrote:
Folks,

I am in a huge dilemma. I have been working for an Indian based IT company for 12 years now, and have reached a point where things are stagnant. I have always wanted to so an MBA and due to personal/family commitments was never able to pursue it. Now I am in a position to finally do an an MBA. I am a single mom, and I prefer doing a Full time MBA . I had a conversation with one of the placement officer at Rotman about the Full time mba and learned that with my experience I might not be able to pursue a FT course, chances of the application getting rejected is high. The other option is Executive MBA but the catch is, I need to have a FT job to get into it. I am currently located in the US, I do not have a job offer in Toronto, so looks like the chances are pretty bleak there :(

Now my question is, is there any good college in US or Canada that takes candidates with 12 years of work exp into a full time course (assuming I have got a good GMAT score) ? if yes, which colleges would it be, so I could concentrate on them.
or
Is there a college that could enroll you for a Executive MBA without a full time job ? if yes, which one.
I really need a direction here on what I should do. Is it worth spending effort on GMAT preparations and end up not getting an admit anywhere ? :|

I am not too worried about the finance part of it. I don't mind being job less while studying. My current job/visa (H1B) is another thing that makes working and studying difficult. My job makes me move around locations too often. So If i plan on taking an EMBA in the current state, I can't be sure when my employer might move me to another location.

Would greatly appreciate all the possible pointers and ideas . Totally at the cross roads of confusion !!

Thanks !


I'm in a pretty similar situation and looking for options to start in Fall 2020. Let me know if you want to connect to discuss more on this.
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New post 25 Apr 2019, 04:54
ng2020,

The options at this stage do get scant. Here's something to read about the Fellows programs.

You could also potentially evaluate some one year programs in the US.

If you are ok being jobless, then a better alternative would be to fly in/out for an EMBA, even if you move cities, isn't it?

Hope this helps some.

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