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Getting an MBA without work experience

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Getting an MBA without work experience

Post Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:00 am
I graduated from BBA (Finance) in May this year and currently work at an investment banking KPO in India. I want to write GMAT and get into a good b-school to further my prospects in domains of private equity, investment banking, asset management and consulting.

The issue is, almost all finance related jobs here are back end in nature and the tasks we have to perform have very little to do with core finance application. Anyone trained to perform these tasks can do them in close to a month's time and there's not much value addition to me personally. In such a scenario, I find it hard to garner 2 years of work experience so that b-schools take me seriously. Should I apply for colleges even though I don't have work experience? I considered a Masters in Management but is that program really worth pursuing?

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Post Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:39 am
Most relevant MBAs require work experience. If you want to take the study track, my advice would be that you apply for a pre-experience MFA now, land a finance job, get three years experience and then do your MBA at that point. You will have the best of all worlds.

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