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MiM now v/s MBA later

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New post 26 Nov 2015, 13:45
Hello! I am a 22-year old Indian male.

To give an overview of my profile:
-->Currently in senior year of Bachelors in Technology (Instrumentation and Control Engineering major) at Top 10 engineering school in India. CGPA - 6.4/10. (However, A+/A grades in the only two business related courses - Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship Development).
-->GMAT - 760. TOEFL - 119.
-->Two internships - the first in marketing, at the Delhi office of a Canadian cloud security company. The second in strategy consulting, in a boutique SME consultancy at Mumbai. I continue to work part-time for the consultancy.
-->Summer school at University of Cambridge, in Game Theory and Financial Economics.
-->Completed 4 certifications from National Stock Exchange, India. Received 'Investment Analyst Champion' proficiency certificate.
-->Product Developer and Student Director(Operations) at a pan-India financial education firm. This firm delivers short term online training programs for non-business students in equity research, technical analysis, risk management, etc.
-->President of Entrepreneurship Cell (team of 50+) and Treasurer of student-run cultural festival (handled finances of INR 4mn+) in campus.
-->CFA Level 1 candidate this December.

As I understand, the GPA is the weakest link in my profile.
Since I don't want to work in the engineering/software/analytics stream (which is where students here get jobs) - I made a plan to apply to MiM programs in Europe. MBB consulting is my dream. I like Finance too, but not very interested the career paths available. I am doing the CFA program to expand my knowledge, and add a credential which is recognized world-over.
Couple of days back, I was offered an opportunity to take up the position of CEO at the financial education firm, which I mentioned in my profile earlier. The firm till now has no permanent employees, I would be the first. The founder is based in US, and the firm is run here by an active community of 70+ student volunteers spread across the country, like myself. It is 3 years old, for-profit, and has positive cash flows. As a full time employee and CEO, I would have the opportunity to extensively grow the firm, improve revenues, expand presence and services, etc.

Now the questions which I have:
-->How would you compare taking up the job opportunity and doing an MBA later v/s doing an MiM now and getting into consulting?
-->If I take up the position now and do MBA later, would this work-ex help me get into a consulting role? How senior might be the role, if it'll help? (I recognize that this involves a lot of 'ifs', but could you assume an ideal situation - good performance as CEO, good BShcool and good grades in BSchool)
-->Would BSchools value the experience that this job would offer, during admissions? Would I stand a good chance to get into top schools?
-->How much of an issue is my GPA? With regard to MiM admissions, and MBA admissions after gaining work-ex?
-->How strong is my profile otherwise? What should I do to strengthen it, if it isn't?

In case you are wondering - why quit the firm at a later stage? - I do not want to settle in India in the long-term. Hence the plan of studying abroad.

I understand I have asked a lot of questions, but would be really obliged if you guys could help me out. :)
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New post 29 Dec 2015, 12:34
Hey Consulguy,

Well your profile is very strong, and has all the elements a management school would be interested in.
Such as international experience, good work ex, a great GMAT & diversified interests.

I understand your predicament about MiM or the MBA, especially as you have such a lucrative job offer in hand.

I would advise you to check posts on Quora, where i have given detailed answers on this difficult choice, mentioning pros & cons of each.

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An MBA or a Masters in Management? This is a question that almost every college senior comes across at some point of the application process when deciding on the future. The dilemma is clear: MBA v/s Masters in Management is essentially about whether one should one opt for the Masters in Management immediately after the undergraduate program or wait for a few years to apply for the MBA (For those wondering if there are any options to go for an MBA right after college, the answer is YES – see this post for more details).

Outside the early entry options to top MBA programs, applicants therefore have two clear options – an MiM now or an MBA later. The confusion at this stage really stems from wondering whether the MiM is good enough to be a final degree and will substitute well enough for the MBA. Here are some points comparing the two programs (MiM v/s MBA) to give applicants....READ MORE

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