MBA Discussion Board
Cant take a decision
Joined: 04 Mar 2011
Cant take a decisionMy Past
Sat Mar 05, 2011 08:27 PM
Background :10 yrs experience in International sales/Product development for a large footwear manufacturing company in India, dealing with international clients like WalMart, Payless, Sears etc
In Canada since June 2008 as a PR, working at the Home Depot, as a Pro a/c sales associate
GMAT : 650
GPA : Don’t know the no, but overall percentage 70%
School : Applied to Schulich(York), Ted Rogers(Ryerson) and De Groote(McMaster) and was accepted by the last two. My first choice was Schulich (its better then the two in every aspect), so I did not join any of the two, as I was holding on for an answer from Schulich. They did not accept me as I had a three year bachelors degree from India.
After having a discussion with Schulich Admissions Director(where I was told that I still have a chance, if I get a promotion), I applied to Hult(Boston) and was accepted.
Pros – 1 year, pretty goood international exposure, ranked #1 in international business by FT, USD 16000 scholarship, has some reputation(shows up on some rankings)
Cons – wont be able to stay in Canada with my family, am not sure about job prospects in Canada after studying at mid-tier US school
Pros – 1 year, low tuition fees(15000 CAD), has a retail specialization which might work for me, get to stay with my family
Cons – not really reputed, does not show up on any ranking
Pros – a good global school with international exposure, is well reputed(at least in Canada), get to stay with my family in Canada
Cons : 20 months, am not sure whether I will be accepted
I am not aiming really high like consulting/finance, I am aiming to get into retail(buying/operations) /international trading/brand management
1)Which one should I go for and why?
2)If you are not aiming high, do you really need to get into good MBA school (having said that, I will obviously want my education at the best place possible)
3)What are the job prospects like in Canada, if you study at a mid tier school in the US?
Thanks for going through my loooong post. Any insight will be really helpful in helping me make the most imp decision of my life.