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How good are business school of europe

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How good are business school of europe

Post Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:36 am
hi
Is it advisable to do MBA from an european school.
Please assit me.

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Post Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:57 am
This question is in the wrong section. Post this in Stacey's section. She is an expert on this.

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how to go to stacy section,please help me

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Post Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:47 pm
Hi mohitsinghal,

pls click on http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewforum.php?f=21

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Post Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:26 am
mohitsinghal wrote:
hi
Is it advisable to do MBA from an european school.
Please assit me.
European MBA programs are almost entirely different from American MBA ones; basically because of following points:
culture,
language,
course duration,
basic work ex requirements.

Usually b-schools have strong network where they are located, (top MBA programs in both regions are exception here.)

It is totally depend on you, your requirements and your aspiration (ie. whether you want to settle in Eupore post MBA )

Hope that helps...
We just cant assist you much with your two lines post. Confused

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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:40 am
I mean to say,that the kind of exposure you will get in european school.
what about the salary structure.
Cultural mix and most important job prospects.
Please enlighten me on these points

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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:42 am
Can you please elaborate on these points
culture,
language,
course duration,
basic work ex requirements.
So that i can make my choice.

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Post Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:27 am
mohitsinghal wrote:
Can you please elaborate on these points
culture,
language,
course duration,
basic work ex requirements.
So that i can make my choice.

smiles
Mohit
Culture & Language:
If you take European b-schools (that is non-UK) the local language is not English.
MBA, but not other business related education courses(read finance) , is I believe more about networking, socialising. communicating (yourself, pitching your ideas or whatever). Therefore it is very important for you to know the local language where you live. It is quite easy for a foreigner to adopt (or at least know ) American culture. Thanks to Hollywood and wide exposure of their TV series and media. Whereas, personally, I dont know a single thing about the culture of European countries (that is: things like what is considered to be good bad ugly ethical...etc) Sad

(I think) for European MBA programs it is mandatory for you to know its national language at least by the time you graduate. In addition to that, it is advisable that you should know German and French (with English of course Laughing ) too.
[Majority of European citizens I met knew at least three languages, including English]

MBA culture:
Most of European MBA programs (including UK MBA) are of one year duration.
While American MBA is of two years.

Well, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. and as I said it totally depends on your requirements.

Like for Two years programs it becomes easy for persons who want to make a career shift. They can do internship after one year(50% of their MBA) in their desired field and show relevant performance for their post MBA job.
On the other hand one year courses are fast (dont forget the fees and the opportunity cost for 1 yr MBA is far less Very Happy ) and finish early.
And perhaps, because of this, average age ( & hence work ex.) of students who pursue 1 yr MBA is high.

X disclaimer: personal opinion X

Personally, if you ask about me.
I would go for such one year MBA course if: I'm firm about what I want to do and dont want to change my domain; I already know much about business yet I want a degree ( and that too quick Wink )

Hope that helps.

I would have helped better if you had some generic query.
The one you have is very much of general-sort and has scope of 10 page thread. Very Happy
I presume you are at info-gathering-phase Wink

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Post Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:54 pm
its is really good to read your views,and it is really great help t me.
but i just want to know about the job opportunities after completing your degree from european business school,for e.g. italy,sweden,denmark,begium etc.
and while studying their is any opportunity for part itme work.

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Post Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:10 am
OK, this discussion is probably stale by the time I post my opinion, but I thought it might be useful for others digging into the archive.

Particularly for top European non-UK schools, I don't believe knowing the local languange is necessary (though useful given you're in the environment). For top schools (e.g. INSEAD, IMD, IESE etc) flocks of people applying all over the world, so English would still by far be the main medium of communication, at least that's what I believe.

I agree that the 1 vs 2 year programme is an important consideration. Job hunting begins very soon after the commencement of a 1-year programme, so there isn't really anything for you to "discover your path".

In terms of jobs during or post-MBA in Europe, now that's where language comes in play. You will most definitely need to know the language to be able to work there. Your job post-MBA is likely to require strong professional communications, most probably client facing. Even for an MNC, I'd imagine their European branches are catered to serve local clients. There are exceptions of course.

In terms of work visa, if you require one, it's probably easier to obtain for Europe than for the USA. The USA is known to be very strict with their immigration law these days.

Hope that helps.

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Post Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:43 pm
Thanks for sharing this perspective, lkahmay!

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Post Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:18 pm
lkahmay wrote:
Particularly for top European non-UK schools, I don't believe knowing the local languange is necessary (though useful given you're in the environment). For top schools (e.g. INSEAD, IMD, IESE etc) flocks of people applying all over the world, so English would still by far be the main medium of communication, at least that's what I believe.

Thanks for sharing your views on this lkahnay, but Arrow
I think you have to research on the B-schools you mentioned in your post, dear!

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Post Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:56 am
The only school on that list that requires you to have some language training is IESE. Even then IESE provides you with language training. So lkahmay's assumption that you needn't already be versed in a language besides English to attend a top non-UK European school is indeed correct. Having said that, I remember reading somewhere that IESE was considering scrapping the Spanish stream and combining both streams into one. I could be wrong though Smile

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