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Ucla Anderson vs IESE vs WL:Ross

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Hi guys,

I am an international student from China who received above offers.

I've been working in marketing for 6 years and my post-MBA goal is also working in marketing.
Here's the situation:
1.target industry: tech. But to be honest as long as I can get a good offer, other industry also works.
2.location post-MBA: Europe or US both are great for me. Plan to work abroad for few years before I go back to China.

I know Ucla Anderson may be a great choice if I really wanna do tech, but I heard it is really not easy for a international student to get a marketing job (either in the US or Europe) , so as long as it's marketing , doesn't need to be in tech industry.

For the cost, the cost in Europe (IESE) is like 2/3 of that in the US, but Anderson has a bigger brand name in Asia.

Any thoughts please?





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New post 04 Apr 2017, 23:04
Hi TTin,
First congrats for making it to such gr8 programs...

This is my opinion:

UCLA: It's your best option if you want to do Tech. Proximity to west coast and the LA experience will go a long way in your development, both personal and professional. Also, UCLA is a well known brand in Asian region. This to me sounds like your best bet.

IESE: It's a gr8 program. It's one of the very few 2Y programs in EU and has good name in the EU region. I have attended there events in Singapore and I was pretty impressed with there alums and representatives. Though getting a desired job in EU may be tough and moving back immediately (if you don't get a good offer in EU) may be even tougher. This is the reason I personally didn't applied to EU schools.

I think you're also wait listed by Ross and Haas? In that case my preference would be Haas>Ross/UCLA.

On the marketing recruitment for internationals, you're right that internationals are not preferred for such roles because the general mindset is that Americans are much better at marketing roles and understand the local market better while Asians, in general, are valued more in tech. roles. In my research I was talking to a Chinese girl and she told me that at times even the language acts as a barrier since Chinese are not natural speakers of English. Having said that, if you have been working in marketing for 6 years and plan to grow in the same domain I think you'll have a strong case to put to recruiters and you may actually be chosen for the diversity you bring in (just my opinion). Either way, I'm sure you understand the recruitment challenges in US and you seem ready to take them.

On the point of coming back to Asia in long-term, that you can do from any of these schools. Few years down the line what will matter more is what you have done in those few post-MBA years. Brand of school definitely matters but in this case your priority should be to get the first job in the desired domain as that's the most challenging part, at least given the present situation.


TTin wrote:
Hi guys,

I am an international student from China who received above offers.

I've been working in marketing for 6 years and my post-MBA goal is also working in marketing.
Here's the situation:
1.target industry: tech. But to be honest as long as I can get a good offer, other industry also works.
2.location post-MBA: Europe or US both are great for me. Plan to work abroad for few years before I go back to China.

I know Ucla Anderson may be a great choice if I really wanna do tech, but I heard it is really not easy for a international student to get a marketing job (either in the US or Europe) , so as long as it's marketing , doesn't need to be in tech industry.

For the cost, the cost in Europe (IESE) is like 2/3 of that in the US, but Anderson has a bigger brand name in Asia.

Any thoughts please?





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Hi Rohits6,

Thank u so much for ur inputs! I was waitlisted by Haas last year but didn't get the offer in the end. I also really like Ross but I think the possibility to getting out of the waitlist before the deposit day for Anderson is really low.

Anyway thx a lot! :)





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New post 05 Apr 2017, 04:46
My pleasure..Also I must mention that all these are gr8 programs. In the larger scheme of things, it's like choosing one among the equals. Hence, wherever you go, go with a happy mood, stay positive throughout the journey and don't look back :-D


And.......stay in touch :lol:

TTin wrote:
Hi Rohits6,

Thank u so much for ur inputs! I was waitlisted by Haas last year but didn't get the offer in the end. I also really like Ross but I think the possibility to getting out of the waitlist before the deposit day for Anderson is really low.

Anyway thx a lot! :)





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All great options here...I would go with UCLA, LA is a big market that is also as close to the Asian market as you can get in the states and should be well know to the Asian business market
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