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Mannheim Business School

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Post Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:51 am
I am planning to give GMAT in September and targeting a year MBA program.So mainly i am looking for European MBA. Mannheim MBA, Germany is one of them i will apply to. But i am not able to find much about its MBA on the Forums. I basically want to know,

About Mannheim:
1. How is its MBA and how are the career growth after its MBA?
2. I have a 6 years exp and by the time i will join it will be 7 years. On my experience is this the good college to apply?

About Europe MBA:
1. How are job prospects in Europe? (Target Colleges: HEC, Insead, IE, Mannheim, Rotterdam)
2. How important it is to know the local language?

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Post Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:27 am
Thanks Michelle for the response.

My plan is to work either in France, Germany or Netherlands for 2 to 3 years after my MBA then come back to India. I have no plans to settling down there as of now but you never know what will be the conditions that time.
How do these colleges see an IT guy, what are the chances of acceptance.
And i am hearing a lot that European market is not open to Asians, is it true?

Thanks in advance!

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For the countries you are thinking of working in all the schools you have mentioned are good, including IE even though it is not located in any of them, but it is a well known school throughout Europe, so you are definitely on the right track with the schools!

Now, what you are saying about the job market in Europe may partly be true, if one gets an MBA from a tier 2 school, as there is a huge difference regarding how Tier 1 and Tier 2 are valued in Europe in general. But all the schools you have chosen are Tier 1, so I think it is less of a problem in your case. Also, all these schools have career services, including for international students and while I am not familiar with what all schools do for their international students, I know some of them (HEC and INSEAD particularly) really go out of their way to help you with career advice, opportunities etc. and are very committed to their students.

So this is a bit of a school specific issue. Have you been in touch with any of the schools or any students at any of these schools yet? Because if not, that is a great question to bring up with when you do (and I highly recommend doing that anyway). But in general, I would not say there is a general negative feeling towards Asians in IT, but the opportunities available will vary significantly between the countries and the cities in question.

Now as for being an Indian IT guy I am sure that you know it is one of the most competitive pools out there, and that goes just as much for Europe as for the US and other regions. So a good GMAT score and excellent essays etc. will be a must for you.

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Post Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:27 am
Thanks Michelle for the response.

My plan is to work either in France, Germany or Netherlands for 2 to 3 years after my MBA then come back to India. I have no plans to settling down there as of now but you never know what will be the conditions that time.
How do these colleges see an IT guy, what are the chances of acceptance.
And i am hearing a lot that European market is not open to Asians, is it true?

Thanks in advance!

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For the countries you are thinking of working in all the schools you have mentioned are good, including IE even though it is not located in any of them, but it is a well known school throughout Europe, so you are definitely on the right track with the schools!

Now, what you are saying about the job market in Europe may partly be true, if one gets an MBA from a tier 2 school, as there is a huge difference regarding how Tier 1 and Tier 2 are valued in Europe in general. But all the schools you have chosen are Tier 1, so I think it is less of a problem in your case. Also, all these schools have career services, including for international students and while I am not familiar with what all schools do for their international students, I know some of them (HEC and INSEAD particularly) really go out of their way to help you with career advice, opportunities etc. and are very committed to their students.

So this is a bit of a school specific issue. Have you been in touch with any of the schools or any students at any of these schools yet? Because if not, that is a great question to bring up with when you do (and I highly recommend doing that anyway). But in general, I would not say there is a general negative feeling towards Asians in IT, but the opportunities available will vary significantly between the countries and the cities in question.

Now as for being an Indian IT guy I am sure that you know it is one of the most competitive pools out there, and that goes just as much for Europe as for the US and other regions. So a good GMAT score and excellent essays etc. will be a must for you.

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Post Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:58 am
Arsenal wrote:
Thanks Michelle.

Could you please in US & Canada which colleges have a one year full time MBA as i am specifically looking for one year.Just to broaden my horizon i will look for US colleges as well.

How are they in comparison to European colleges?

Thanks in advance!
I think that is an excellent idea, as some of the US schools are definitely among the best in the world, including some of the ones that offer one year programs. See a list of schools you might want to look into here: https://aringo.com/mba-1y-one-year-programs/
(just click on the first option to see schools in the US only)

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Thanks Michelle.

Could you please in US & Canada which colleges have a one year full time MBA as i am specifically looking for one year.Just to broaden my horizon i will look for US colleges as well.

How are they in comparison to European colleges?

Thanks in advance!

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The important thing to do - if you can - is to narrow down where you would want to work in Europe in the future, the reason being that a German school like Mannheim is a far better known option within Germany than foreign schools, should you decide that Germany is where you want to work. HEC, on the other hand is the best school if you are interested in working in France or let’s say Belgium, but if the UK is your dream, a school there would be the best choice.

In other words, not all European schools give you equal opportunities in all countries. And some of them (like HEC) will require you to study the local language a bit, so you learn that as well, but this is not the case for all schools.

What I would recommend therefore is to look beyond the MBA itself and try to figure out where you see yourself working, and then try to choose a school based on that. Once you have narrowed your choices down to a few countries you can use the ARINGO chances calculator to get a feel for your chances for the specific schools in those countries: https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/

As for the GMAT, try to get a high score of course, as it will definitely help with all the schools, but also keep in mind that much of it comes down to your actual application as well. So you will need to work a lot on both moving on. But without knowing your future GMAT score I would definitely say your profile should be of interest for many of these schools, with the right application. You do have some excellent things to work with!

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Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:38 am
Thanks Jon. I will surely drop you my detailed profile on your web.

I wanted to know hows the job market for the Indians in Europe especially after graduating from Mannheim, Rotterdam, IE, HEC and INSEAD.

Could you please provide me some info about it. I was reading somewhere the companies in Europe are not much open for the Asians.

Should i target UK MBA colleges also. i have heard there are work visa issues.

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Post Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:38 am
Well you have good leadership, overall and a good profile. I'd still need a lot more info from you to tell for sure though.

Feel free to drop by our website for a Free Consultation: http://admissionado.com/free-consultation/mba-consultation/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog

Otherwise, the two main things are:
1. Kill the GMAT
2. Make yourself a UNIQUE application.

Even if your profile is good, you come from a HUGE and very competitive pool! So being unique is really helpful! Find out whatever stories, personal, work or otherwise you have and see how you can integrate them into your overall story.

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