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Indian IT Male?? So Which MBA Should You Choose?

This post assumes that as an IT professional looking to add business skills to your profile, you would be interested in taking up a specialization / major / focus area related to Information Technology or Information Systems. There are a few people who may be exceptions to this notion, and for them the B-school world is wide open as there selection criteria will depend on a number of factors not related to IT.

Which will it be - IT or IS?

For those focusing on IT or IS, it is important to be able to draw out a distinction between the two up-front. While IT will focus on the operational aspects of technology (such as service delivery, product design, and project management), IS will focus on the use of information technology as a business services tool (think CRM, ERP, business analytics, and MIS). No school really offers both concentrations, and courses offered within the ambit of one area (i.e. either IT or IS) may well overlap with the definition of another area. The two areas can, and often do, feed into fairly different positions post the program, so it is important to be able to distinguish between them and match one’s interests to each closely. READ MORE

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Best MBA in Singapore: INSEAD, NUS, Nanyang, SMU

Which is the Best MBA in Singapore? Is it the prestigious INSEAD, the much-vaulted NUS, its perceived lesser cousin Nanyang (or NTU, as some refer to it), or the fast emerging SMU? For MBA applicants who would like to explore the potential of Asia, there are few programs that have the pan-Asian appeal of MBA programs in Singapore. The city itself is known as Asia’s hub for business, and almost every multi-national business organization that operates in Asia has an office (and in most cases, its regional HQ) in Singapore. Whether it is financial services, energy, FMCG, or consulting, you will find top employers from each sector based in Singapore. No wonder, then, that MBA aspirants look to the city, and its MBA programs, with much interest.



What do the Singapore MBA rankings not indicate?
The rankings don’t really speak about how difficult it may be to get in. Average GMAT scores, as indicated by class profiles, can sometimes lead to more confusion than clarity. READ MORE

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Apply for MBA Without Work Experience: Here's How

The HBS 2+2 is one of the few early admit MBAs around the world. Think of top MBA programs which allow applicants to be part of the admissions process right after college, and one thinks primarily of two programs - the Harvard 2+2 and the ISB YLP. Contrary to popular perception, there are other such programs as well.

Choosing between the early admit MBA and the Masters in Management
These programs are excellent options for students with a strong interest in management and business, and who wish to take up business leadership positions. They present an alternative to MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS, but vary in the nature of the program as well as the admissions process. While Masters in Management programs enroll applicants with little or no work experience, early admission MBA programs require applicants to put in 2-3 years of work experience and then enroll for the regular MBA. Both are excellent options, but might vary a bit in terms of career goals and professional aspirations of typical applicants. READ MORE

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Should You Retake the GMAT? When and Why?

Have a low GMAT but high aspirations? Far too many MBA applicants think that this is an obvious mismatch, but it may not necessarily be! This still does not mean that the doors to all top MBA programs are open wide for you, but it does mean that not all doors are closed either! Over the years, we have seen (and fashioned!) many low GMAT MBA success stories. This post is our attempt to explain what may be the possibilities if you have a low GMAT score but are still aiming for the top programs.




What does a low GMAT MBA aspiration really mean?

We think it is important to set the context here. How is a low GMAT score really defined? For some people, a GMAT score below 700 is too low. For others, that figure is 650 or even lower. The truth is, your GMAT score is low or high in relation to the programs...READ MORE

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An MBA vs MiM / Master in Management: Which is Better?

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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IIMA PGPX Deadlines 2016 and Tips to Prepare a Stellar Application


With the IIMA PGPX deadlines 2016 released, PGPX applicants should start creating a schedule and plan to approach the IIMA PGPX application. Some things to be kept in mind as you go about doing this:

Start early, if possible: Taking the GMAT requires preparation and planning. Getting your stories for the application together takes time. The deadline is merely the last date for submitting your application. It is not the first opportunity. Plan to submit a month earlier and keep some slack time towards the end in your planning. That way, even if some things slip, you will still meet the deadline well. If possible, aim for Round 1.READ MORE

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IIMA GyanOne Success: IIMA PGPX Placements, IIMA PGPX Eligibility, Fees and More

Sumit Srivastava, a Maruti Suzuki employee for more than 9 years, makes it to IIM Ahmedabad . It was a dream come true for this Mechanical engineer, to receive an admit from one of the best business schools in India. With a GMAT score of 700, When Sumit approached GyanOne, he still had his doubts about his candidature to IIMA.

However, with just 15 days of extensive work on his essays and application, GyanOne was able to help him build a strong story around the outstanding work that he had done in helping Maruti launch a new car in the market. Just as Sumit had put in hard work in launching the car under a tight deadline, he worked extremely hard on his application too...READ MORE

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NUS Singapore MBA Ranking, Class Profile and Successful Admits

Average GMAT score for the NUS Singapore MBA class is little above 650, with average work experience being close to 6 years. 92% percent of the class comprises of international applicants from countries all around the world, with close to 42% of the class being female candidates.

NUS Singpore MBA Success Stories

Vikas, an IITian and an Oil and Gas industry professional, had close to 4.5 years of experience and a stellar 750 on his GMAT. With a deep understanding of the industry, Vikas started to...READ MORE

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CEIBS China MBA Ranking, Class Profile and Successful Admits

CEIBS China MBA Ranking

CEIBS China MBA was ranked #1 in Asia (2015) by the Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings. The Financial Times MBA ranking (2016) ranks... READ MORE



CEIBS China MBA Class Profile
The CEIBS MBA Class of 2017 has 195 members, from 27 diverse countries, with 39% of the class comrpising of international applicants. Around 37% of the class consists of women students. The class has an average GMAT score of...READ MORE AND CEIBS CHINA MBA SUCCESS STORIES HERE

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ESSEC Masters in Management Ranking, Class Profile and Success Stories

ESSEC MiM is ranked third by FT Rankings and is an emerging option for students looking at top Masters in Management programs in Europe.



ESSEC MiM Success Stories
Navin is an engineer, having work experience of a few months in the Food Processing and Chemical industry. He has done internships at various chemical manufacturers, and notably, at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center as well! Navin is an aspiring consultant, and what helped him to make the cut at ESSEC was the excellent work he had done in his internships, the extensive research he did into ESSEC as a school and the MSc in Management as a program...READ MORE

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Hi,
I am a CA(Qualified in may 2016) and i want to apply to ISB next year through the EEO.
Could you please guide me on how to build a good profie as currently i do not have any co-curricular activities to support my application.
I will be appearing for GMAT soon.
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CA- First Attempt(AIR 26 at the intermediate exams)
Bcom- 6/7 CGPA
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raj_badiyani wrote:
Hi,
I am a CA(Qualified in may 2016) and i want to apply to ISB next year through the EEO.
Could you please guide me on how to build a good profie as currently i do not have any co-curricular activities to support my application.
I will be appearing for GMAT soon.
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CA- First Attempt(AIR 26 at the intermediate exams)
Bcom- 6/7 CGPA
HSC - 87%
SSC - 89%
Hi Raj

- As a CA, you will have an excellent chance as ISB values Chartered Accountants in its application process.
- Your academics in school and college are very good, and AIR 26 in the CA exams is noteworthy too
- At this point, you should focus on getting a decent (680+) to great (700-720+ if possible) score on your GMAT. That is the key thing to do right now.
- ECA matter to an extent too. At the moment, you can look into taking up CSR roles at work/firm contribution activities. You might also like to look at opportunities to contribute socially outside work. That will help somewhat.
- However, please note that the core of your application is still represented by the GMAT score and your essays. If they are strong, you will still have a good chance even if you are not outstanding on the ECA part.


Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.

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McCombs MBA Ranking, Class Profile and Admission Success Stories


McCombs MBA, a top 20 US MBA program, is ranked #14 by Forbes and #17 by US News and World Report in 2015.

GyanOne has helped several applicants gain admission to this top MBA program (with scholarships). Mentioned below are success stories of some of them.

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Ishan Agnihotri secured an admit in Texas McCombs MBA with USD40000 as a scholarship reward. He also secured an admit to the Johnson Cornell MBA, where he finally decided to go, with a scholarship of again USD40000.

Ishan is a professional with more than 5 number of years in...READ MORE

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ISB Reapplicant Chances | ISB Reapplicant Essay | ISB Reapplicant Success


ISB Reapplicant Strategy

Applying to ISB once again? Its not simply a matter of rearranging your essays, or ‘giving it another shot’. Successful ISB reapplicants take a hard look at what they could not succeed in doing the previous year, and try and fix the problems. Understanding ISB and one’s own profile is critical, but so is making sure that the quality of your next application leaves nothing to doubt. Here are the stories of some applicants who surmounted the reapplication challenge successfully.




Success Stories for ISB Reaaplicants

Working in the banking sector, Tripesh was a reapplicant to ISB in 2015. He had a work experience of two years at The Smart Cube as an analyst and two years at American Express, as a manager, before he decided to pursue management....READ MORE

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