How to find the right MBA program:
A significant number of people are interested in a MBA degree as a way to advance their career and increase their compensation package. Employers are not just interested in your MBA degree, but also which school you received it from. Of course the easy answer is that we would all like to get our MBA’s from the top 20 ranked schools. The not so easy answer is that we have to select a school that meets our academic and financial profile. The US has over 500+ MBA schools and picking one can be a herculean task. So what can a prospective student do?
First, evaluate your career goals and see what you would like to be doing 5, 10 and more years from now. As I mentioned yesterday, MBA comes in many flavors, so pick the one that fits best for you.
Secondly, select a school that best fits your academic and financial profile. This is an analytical process and drilling down to the best school for you can be achieved via several dimensions. There is a lot of help out there in selecting the right school, both free of charge and paid consulting.
Lastly, go with your gut feeling.
I invite you your comments on why you would like to do an MBA and in what specialization.
Like Ice Cream, MBA comes in many flavors
Many students are interested in studying business at
the graduate level and the most common degree they seek is Masters in Business Administration
or MBA. Of course, like any other area
of study, MBA has branched into a number of specializations with new ones being
added every year. Some have been around for many years like accounting,
marketing, and finance. And some are entirely new. There are more than 20 specializations
and several dual degrees with MBA. Some of the popular specializations are
15. Sports Management
You can also get a dual degree with your MBA. A dual degree is one where you
earn two degrees (sometimes at the same institution and sometimes at two
different universities) by studying for both at the same time. Dual degrees are
different from double majors. It is hard
work, but often well worth the effort
MBA/Masters –in several disciplines
MBA/Nursing MBA/Health Administration
Dr. Uma G. Gupta is President & CEO of USAsiaEdu (www.usasiaedu.com), an international student recruitment company. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to study MBA in the US, one to three years work
experience is necessary.
Not true! In fact, many good US MBA programs do not
require work experience! Those that require are often part-time or programs
designed primarily for executives or working professionals. If you are
interested in studying MBA, but do not have work experience, take the GMAT and
short list MBA universities that do not require work experience. You can also
specialize within the MBA program in Finance, HR, Health Care, International
Business, IT, Hospitality, and other areas. The US MBA is still one of the most
sought after in the world!
Dr. Uma G. Gupta is the President & CEO of USAsiaEdu (www.USAsiaEdu.com) located in Rochester, New York. The company specializes in recruiting international students for US universities.