Which Post Graduate Degree is right for me?

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Hi Everyone!

I've been researching options for further education, specifically in the MBA universe. Having received multiple opinions, I wanted your thoughts on the following:

- So I'm 34 years old with 12 years of work experience in luxury events, event marketing and some but limited experience in brand marketing
- I wanted to pursue a degree to expand my skill set, better future job prospects and move from events to a marketing/brand management role

The people I've spoken to ( experts in the MBA world) all recommended I go for a one year full time mba. Now here are my questions:

1. A one year full timeMBA is not an option given responsibilities and the fact that I will not be able to work for a full year and a huge student loan just doesn't make sense.

2. Does a master's degree make sense ? Especially when they cost almost the same as an exec programme, from the good schools? I don't think it does as an EMBA will still be a more rounded and overall management and function concentrated programme.

3. I've been contemplating an Executive MBA - on the lines of the the 1) PGP Pro by ISB 2) the UCLA PGPX programme between LA and India , and still exploring more that have an India/International exposure and will yet let me work on the side and manage that student loan better. Are there any other options I can explore under this vertical?

Really appreciate all the help!

Thanks Much,

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by DeekshaPatil » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:45 pm
I feel both the schools are good, I would suggest you to apply to both the B-Schools.

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by [email protected] » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:27 am
Hi Neha,

I think the an EMBA program is your best bet as you can focus on your career as well as management studies. Top notch EMBA programs will give you a deeper insights in the world of management that will certainly sharpen your leadership skills. ISB Pro and UCLA PGPX are excellent programs. You don't have too many options of part time EMBA in top schools in India.