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MBA for 12 years experience

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Post Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:41 am
Hi,

Currently I have ~11 years of experience. First 5+ years in Supply Chain and Operations, later 5+ years in Corporate & Business Strategy Development and Deployment, Merger and Acquisition, New Business Development & P&L management. 7 years of my experience is in India and 3+ years in Africa (Tanzania). I am a Mechanical Engineer followed by 1 year full time MBA from an Indian B School.
I am interested in pursuing another Masters/MBA from a reputed International B School. I think this will help me place as a Business Manager/CEO in an MNC.

Kindly advise which institutes (Masters OR MBA) could I target. I am looking to apply next year in 2018, by then I will have 12+ years of experience.

Thanks and regards,
Bhagwat

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Hi there,

Given your level of experience, the sooner you apply, the better off you'll be. Any reason you can't target R1 later this year? At a high level, your work experience looks good, but will need a lot more details like your key accomplishments, leadership capacity, and promotions. Further, what does your community involvement, UG GPA, and GMAT look like? Finally, to get deeper into school selection, we need to make sure your goals are clear. Have you thought more in depth about where you see yourself post MBA?

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Post Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:53 pm
Hi,

I am planning to take GMAT around Sep 2017 end, considering it will take ~6 months of preparation and will start applying post that.
I am eyeing 1 year/15 months program only, considering I can't be away from job for 2 years and 2 years MBA will cost huge sum, which I can not think to manage.

Under Grad GPA: 3.3/4.0
Post Graduate Program GPA: 2.8/4.0

Community Involvement:
1. Worked with an NGO and provided consulting on livelihood and healthcare projects
2. BoP Project: I have successfully piloted productivity improvement project among farmers of Tanzania to build an ecosystem of farm-to-fork model for pulses.

Achievements:
Following are some of the work in my 11 years of of cross functional experience:

Strategy: I have led Strategic Planning for multiple industries such as Metals, Chemicals, Agro, Healthcare Trading and Distribution, Solar Projects and Bicycle Distribution. For Steel Trading division, I conducted the strategic planning for 5 geographies vis-à-vis Americas, EMEA, India and APAC simultaneously and rolled out key strategic objectives through Balanced Scorecard; the exercise helped to integrate newly acquired ~1 USD Bn Steel trading division with parent company.

New Business Development: I have incubated several new business development initiatives through strategic alliances including a startup. For instance, I was the Project Manager for the joint venture under which I successfully launched two international lifestyle brands into India market by ensuring business plan sign off, resolving key bottlenecks, creating end to end supply chain network and establishing IT requirements.

Project Management: I have identified and implemented various projects of strategic importance linked to strategic challenges and aligned to internal capabilities improvement.

Where do I see myself post MBA?
I want to head/manage businesses in international B2C environment OR International Development.
As my experience is cross functional and cross industry, I would like consolidate this with a Masters/MBA.

Thanks,

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Hi CriticalSquareMBA,

Awaiting your advise.

Thanks,

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Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:37 am
mtoto wrote:
Hi,

Currently I have ~11 years of experience. First 5+ years in Supply Chain and Operations, later 5+ years in Corporate & Business Strategy Development and Deployment, Merger and Acquisition, New Business Development & P&L management. 7 years of my experience is in India and 3+ years in Africa (Tanzania). I am a Mechanical Engineer followed by 1 year full time MBA from an Indian B School.
I am interested in pursuing another Masters/MBA from a reputed International B School. I think this will help me place as a Business Manager/CEO in an MNC.

Kindly advise which institutes (Masters OR MBA) could I target. I am looking to apply next year in 2018, by then I will have 12+ years of experience.

Thanks and regards,
Bhagwat
Hi Bhagwat,
With that amount of experience, we suggest you consider programs like MIT Sloan Fellows Program or Global EMBA Programs. Good luck!

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mtoto wrote:
Hi,

I am planning to take GMAT around Sep 2017 end, considering it will take ~6 months of preparation and will start applying post that.
I am eyeing 1 year/15 months program only, considering I can't be away from job for 2 years and 2 years MBA will cost huge sum, which I can not think to manage.

Under Grad GPA: 3.3/4.0
Post Graduate Program GPA: 2.8/4.0

Community Involvement:
1. Worked with an NGO and provided consulting on livelihood and healthcare projects
2. BoP Project: I have successfully piloted productivity improvement project among farmers of Tanzania to build an ecosystem of farm-to-fork model for pulses.

Achievements:
Following are some of the work in my 11 years of of cross functional experience:

Strategy: I have led Strategic Planning for multiple industries such as Metals, Chemicals, Agro, Healthcare Trading and Distribution, Solar Projects and Bicycle Distribution. For Steel Trading division, I conducted the strategic planning for 5 geographies vis-à-vis Americas, EMEA, India and APAC simultaneously and rolled out key strategic objectives through Balanced Scorecard; the exercise helped to integrate newly acquired ~1 USD Bn Steel trading division with parent company.

New Business Development: I have incubated several new business development initiatives through strategic alliances including a startup. For instance, I was the Project Manager for the joint venture under which I successfully launched two international lifestyle brands into India market by ensuring business plan sign off, resolving key bottlenecks, creating end to end supply chain network and establishing IT requirements.

Project Management: I have identified and implemented various projects of strategic importance linked to strategic challenges and aligned to internal capabilities improvement.

Where do I see myself post MBA?
I want to head/manage businesses in international B2C environment OR International Development.
As my experience is cross functional and cross industry, I would like consolidate this with a Masters/MBA.

Thanks,
So first, you have some excellent experience and I do think you might want to consider as a reach the Sloan Fellows or the MSx program at GSB. Then I also think you should look at some of the executive MBA programs and there are several good ones at both Fuqua and UNC. UNC Kenan-Flagler even has an online MBA program with some excellent immersions and the kinds of discussions you would have with these experienced managers might also be something you'd benefit from. Columbia has a J-Term for people who don't need an internship (which I don't think you do) that would skew still a bit younger but if you wanted a traditional MBA that could also be a shorter option as in J Term you start in January of the first year and then continue on with the second year and spend the summer in between also in school. If you would like some help with your profile, go here for a free consult and we can explore your situation in more detail. http://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/free-consult/
I do think you have lots of options and it will help you to do some research on this end to make sure you find a program that "fits" you best!

Check out this article we just wrote on the topic! http://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/old-mba-four-reasons-consider-alternative-mbas/

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