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How is an MBA different from a Masters ?

What makes MBA the most preferred profession these days? Why are people around the globe rushing to go to the top B schools? The basic reason is the other opportunities a B school offers in comparison to a regular school. Studying hard, making notes and attending classes regularly are the basic things a student does. But is studying everything that you need to do at the school? The answer is absolutely [...]

Dual Degrees: Are they worth it?

Shobhit Chugh from IIT Delhi is currently pursuing MMM from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is also pursuing a joint degree at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern. He’ll graduate with two degrees in just two years at no extra cost. Wondering how? Well, he applied for a dual degree. What is a Dual Degree? A Dual Degree Program is a simultaneous degree [...]

Women and MBA

Thirty years ago, Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School. She inspired many to follow in her footsteps. Recently two Indian women made it to the Forbes list of billionaire heiresses. Roshni Nadar, daughter of Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL, is a graduate from Kellogg. Nisha Godrej is a graduate of Wharton. In 2009 alone, 105,000 women wrote the GMAT. 35% of [...]

Admitted to b-school ! Should you now quit your job ?

It is not surprising that many students wish to quit their jobs after getting an admission letter from a business school of choice. There are many reasons for being tempted. Sometimes students are tired of their current jobs. They want to travel and take time off before business school, or to try something new. But there are more reasons not to quit.

Financing your MBA: Could be a cakewalk!

Many people dream of doing an MBA. Talented, deserving people. However, only a few thousands make the trek to business school, largely because people are deterred by the seemingly enormous costs. We made the trek too. Not too long ago, some of us here were in your shoes. We graduated with $60-90,000 in loans, yet it all worked out, even in difficult financial situations. We believe you should not [...]

Work Experience: Some contrarian Thoughts

Anybody who is applying to a business school abroad is stuck with a question, to have a work experience or not? Although the website of all leading b-schools put down the need for work experience as a basic necessity for admission yet they recommend it everywhere. So, now the big question that arises is to have a work experience or not? In what field one should have work experience and the duration [...]

MBA in India or abroad: Should I stay or should I go?

The classic MBA question: I want an MBA from the best possible school. Does that mean that I should stay in India or go to school abroad? There are a few different ways to answer the question: GO: International business schools mean classmates with more work experience A basic fact which can easily explain why an MBA from a university abroad outshines an Indian MBA is that applicants with a work [...]

HBS 2+2: The New ?In? Thing

Studying at? Harvard Business School is a dream come true for many undergrads and securing a seat for any MBA program much less Harvard may seem a fairy tale. The HBS 2+2 program is a new option which helps us get there.HBS 2+2 program is a deferred MBA program in which students with one semester remaining can easily apply by submitting either their GRE or GMAT scores. In 2+2, one is accepted into [...]

A full ride from Reliance to Stanford GSB (Applications now open)

In April 2008, Reliance stirred up the imagination amongst Indians, when it agreed to send up to five Indians on a full scholarship to Stanford Graduate School of Business, if selected by the business school. This generous scholarship offered nearly $83,000 to those five chosen to be Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows who are committed to returning to develop India. Business school has a big party element. [...]

Applying this year: What can I do to prep this summer?

If you will be applying to business school in the fall of 2010 for admission in the fall of 2011, do not sit back and wait for the admissions offices to release the applications and essay questions! You?re in the Great Business School Olympics, and those with the most training will win gold. Get to work now. There is prep work to be done and the summer months are the perfect time to do it. Here are [...]
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