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Would top B schools consider my candidature given my work ex is in HR?

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New post 04 Dec 2017, 04:09
Hi,
So, I did my MBA in HR from one of the borderline premier institutes in India.
Currently am a HR Manager working with a major sales and distribution firm in India. My role is of HR Business partnering for sales division of an entire state.
Prior to this, post my engineering I had 2 years of solid work ex with a major battery manufacturing firm in the role of product development.
I plan to take the GMAT and go for a second MBA with the sole purpose of transitioning my career out of HR, preferably into general management or strategy.
My query is, would my workex in HR be a major hurdle in getting admitted in the top B schools? Are professionals with work ex in HR given a differential treatment?
Also, will my workex in HR be detrimental to the career transition that I am planning to make while getting a job post the MBA?
Please help!

I havent found any examples of people with HR workex getting into the top B schools. would be great if someone shares such profiles.
Also can anyone guide me regarding whom or where should I talk with regarding my queries?

Here is my profile:
X-92%
XII- 85%
Btech from National Institute of Technology India - 7.31 CGPA
2 years of work ex in New product development role in major battery manufacturing firm. (Market Leader)
MBA in HR from borderline premier institute in India
3-4 years of work ex as HR manager in HR Business Partner role.


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Thanks for sharing your question. I think the issue is more about applying for a second MBA and explaining the need for that to admissions. There are many people who transition from an HR background into an MBA program. You should have a clear explanation on why your first MBA is unable to facilitate a career transition
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Your HR background per se is not a deterrent. People from varied backgrounds join MBA programs. Within the workex, what matters is how you’ve progressed over the years, what impact you’ve made. You, however, need to articulate reasons for a second MBA.
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