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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:07 AM
Hello everybody,
I'd like to do an MBA in California - which are the good schools? I am interested in all information, the school does not have to be in San Diego or LA.
Adriana
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Fri Oct 27, 2006 02:03 PM
Hi Adriana,
I could tell you some things, but it's not so simple. California is where you have the biggest offer of different programs in the US, more than 60 - can you guide me a bit ?
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Marsha

Joined: 01 Jan 2006
Posts: 30
MBA California
Fri Oct 27, 2006 07:54 PM
This thread from earlier this year may give you some ideas: www.find-mba.com/board/2177
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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Sat Oct 28, 2006 03:45 PM
I am interested in an MBA in health management or connected, I work in an NGO, thanks
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Mon Oct 30, 2006 03:07 PM
Ok, health - you have several options, check this:
- San Diego State University
- National University, La Jolla
- University of La Verne
...and some more

Besides, Hope International University in Fullerton offers an MBA in Non-Profit Management, is that interesting for you?
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Marsha

Joined: 01 Jan 2006
Posts: 30
MBA California
Tue Oct 31, 2006 09:19 AM
I would not so much look into the concentrations. Rather, I would check the rankings/reputation first and then take alook at which courses are offered in the best schools.
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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:13 AM
Thanks for this advice Marsha, but I must admit that my GMAT score is not enough for schools in the top rankings... :o
Right now I am considering all schools in California offering an MBA in my specialization, because I know I can't expect to be accepted everywhere.
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Thu Nov 02, 2006 02:11 PM
Hey Marsha,
Where would you advise Adriana to go? You think a generalist MBA could be interesting for her in terms of career planning, even though she needs those special skills?
I always wondered about this, I studied economics, so any general OR specialized MBA would be the continuation, but with a specific plan like her...?
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Marsha

Joined: 01 Jan 2006
Posts: 30
MBA California
Fri Nov 03, 2006 05:59 AM
Most "general" MBA programs allow a specialization as they offer a wide selection of courses. I would try to get into the best B-School you can if this schools offers optional courses in the field you are interested to speciaze in. Your MBA degree will stay with you for the rest of your life, so I would think twice before I spent 30k for a program no one ever heard of.

Tht does not mean that the programs mentioned by MasterX are of bad quality. I have not heard anything about theses schools, but I am not the person that matters. It really depends, which schools have a good reputation in the country you want to work and in the field of your specialization.

[Edited by Marsha on 03 Nov 2006]

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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Mon Nov 06, 2006 01:08 PM
Hi there,
Thanks for the explanation. Of course I would be thrilled to study at one of the schools with good international reputation, but I'm afraid that my GMAT score will make that impossible.
I will still check the admission criteria of each one of the top schools, maybe there is a chance. Of course if there are too many applying, I'll be the first one to be ruled out..
I guess best in my "case" is to open many different options at the same time!
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Thu Nov 16, 2006 03:03 PM
Hi Adriana,
check out Berkely UNiversity, they offer A 2.5-year concurrent MBA/MPH degree (offered by the Haas School of Business and the School of Public Health). Students take courses in both schools and receive a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters of Public Health (MPH).

I don't know anything about admission criteria though

[Edited by Admin on 04 Sep 2007]

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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Fri Nov 17, 2006 01:49 PM
MasterXX, it is an amazing program, but I have checked their website, the average GMAT is 700, and I won't make it unfortunately, I think.
Adriana :(

[Edited by adriana_garcia on 17 Nov 2006]

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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:25 AM
Hey Adriana, don't lose your optimism! I think as a first step you should find out which schools you have chances to get in with GMAT result you have.
It is of course more difficult to find out about quality of programs which don't appear in the top international rankings. Accreditations count, but as well personal experience of people. Cheer up!
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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Sun Nov 19, 2006 02:16 PM
Hey, It is nice to get your supprt :).
Usually I don't have a problem with all this - ok, with my GMAT result I will not be able to enter one of the top schools, but I don't really need either to be amongst the world business elite. I think it will be such a personal and professional benefit to an MBA anyways, as well if it is not a top ranked one.
It's just when I see these tempting programs as the one you suggested in Berkely, it annoys me that this door is closed for me...
Never mind, I will find something thrilling, I am sure!
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Mon Nov 20, 2006 02:18 PM
Did you check out USD?? I know you don't NEED to go to San Diego, but you have nothing against it I guess. They offer a dual degree MBA / MS in Nursing (MSN), interesting for you?
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Hiroko
Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Posts: 18
MBA California
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:18 PM
I've just applied for an MBA in San Diego. But since I don't know anything about the city because I've never been there, I would like to know how the situation is regarding housing: Which are good neighbourhoods? How expensive is it? Are people used to sharing flats?
Thank you!
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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Wed Nov 22, 2006 04:34 PM
I will definitely apply to University of San Diego. I have been to their site, but they don't give information about avarage GMAT of their students... who can tell me?
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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:52 AM
I will definitely apply to University of San Diego. I have been to their site, but they don't give information about avarage GMAT of their students... who can tell me?


Someone has experience with this kind of double dedrees? I wonder if it a very heavy workload, or If I could consider a part time job besides studying, since studies go over several years?
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:42 PM
It all depends on the weekly hours. A double degree done over a period of several year can be perfectly compatible with a parttime work.
Did you find out how many week hours this would be?
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adriana_garcia
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Mon Dec 18, 2006 03:33 PM
I just can't find on their website what the weekly workload would be. Nor the info about how many years of study. They hide this somewhere...
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:34 AM
Hello Adriana,
Happy New Year! Did you get any further with your research, or is there some other info I could help you out with?
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alphabet
Joined: 06 Mar 2007
Posts: 1
MBA California
Wed Mar 07, 2007 06:39 PM
I am also looking into the MBA/JD joint program at USD. Is there anything you can tell me about the benefits of the joint program vice choosing either the MBA or JD program?
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masterXX
Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 37
MBA California
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:22 AM
in general the joint degrees take longer, I can't remember about USD how long takes their MBA/JD. The benefit is to have a two degrees which would require a lot of time, energy and especially costs to do one after the other. But it's intense in terms of studies, and as you know an MBA alone is already challenging...

[Edited by masterXX on 09 Mar 2007]

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ldevereaux
Joined: 02 Nov 2007
Posts: 1
MBA California
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:40 PM
Dear Adriana:

If I can provide any information regarding the University of La Verne's MBA, Masters in Health Admin, or Masters in Gerontology, please don't hesitate to email.

[email protected]

Regards,
Leigh Devereaux, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Web Marketing
University of La Verne
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maite

Joined: 22 Sep 2007
Posts: 19
MBA California
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:16 AM
Hello Leigh, I´m not really into Health care, but more interested in a double degree Law/MBA. Does your school offer something like this?
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