• 7 CATs FREE!
    If you earn 100 Forum Points

    Engage in the Beat The GMAT forums to earn
    100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE

    Veritas Prep
    VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS
    Earn 10 Points Per Post
    Earn 10 Points Per Thanks
    Earn 10 Points Per Upvote
    REDEEM NOW

Seeking some advice on part time MBAs from NTU or NUS

This topic has 1 member reply

Seeking some advice on part time MBAs from NTU or NUS

Post
I have 7 years of experience (including 4 years in Europe, 2 years in India and 1 year in Singapore) with a leading market research company working into different consulting departments. Now that I am in Singapore, I came across the part time MBA options from NUS and NTU (PMBA), the courses/degree are exactly the same and both colleges claim to have the same opportunities for networking.

Since I work in consumer goods consulting, my post MBA dream is to get into brand management role for a FMCG giant. Do you think a part time MBA from one of these colleges will help me achieve this?

Another reason I am not keen on a full time MBA is that I have spoken to a few Indian recent alumni’s from both colleges and the salaries they get after the full time MBA are not very different to what I have. So if I go for a full time programme the opportunity cost is going to be huge and at the end the salary return would be lower.

So my thought process here is to continue my job and go for a part time MBA. This will help me gain more experience in the SG market which could be helpful 2 years from now when I also complete my MBA.

Could you please guide me here?

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Top Member

Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
10 Jan 2013
Posted:
316 messages
Followed by:
11 members
Upvotes:
51
GMAT Score:
770
Most Responsive Member
Post
raunak_bhatia wrote:
I have 7 years of experience (including 4 years in Europe, 2 years in India and 1 year in Singapore) with a leading market research company working into different consulting departments. Now that I am in Singapore, I came across the part time MBA options from NUS and NTU (PMBA), the courses/degree are exactly the same and both colleges claim to have the same opportunities for networking.

Since I work in consumer goods consulting, my post MBA dream is to get into brand management role for a FMCG giant. Do you think a part time MBA from one of these colleges will help me achieve this?

Another reason I am not keen on a full time MBA is that I have spoken to a few Indian recent alumni’s from both colleges and the salaries they get after the full time MBA are not very different to what I have. So if I go for a full time programme the opportunity cost is going to be huge and at the end the salary return would be lower.

So my thought process here is to continue my job and go for a part time MBA. This will help me gain more experience in the SG market which could be helpful 2 years from now when I also complete my MBA.

Could you please guide me here?
Hi Raunak,
You have solid international experience and at right stage of your career when people plan to shift their career and move up the career ladder. Good to know that you are planning for MBA but in your case it makes sense to go for full time MBA, since part time MBA is suitable for people with more than 10+ years of work experience. If you plan to shift your career and move into brand management then going for full time MBA from good ranked schools will be a better option. Full time MBA programs will be offering dedicated career support centers and placement assistance which you might not get in part time MBA program, most of the applicants for part time MBA are company sponsored. Suggest you to consider full time MBA programs.

_________________
Director (ISB Alumnus)
General Education - India's premier GMAT & Application Consulting company

Get Advice: +91- 90350 50056/ 9620555680 | Email Us: customercare@general-ed.com

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • The Princeton Review
    FREE GMAT Exam
    Know how you'd score today for $0

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    The Princeton Review
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh

Top First Responders*

1 fskilnik@GMATH 74 first replies
2 Jay@ManhattanReview 49 first replies
3 Brent@GMATPrepNow 47 first replies
4 GMATGuruNY 43 first replies
5 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma... 36 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

Most Active Experts

1 image description fskilnik@GMATH

GMATH Teacher

195 posts
2 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

183 posts
3 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

123 posts
4 image description Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

89 posts
5 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

87 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts