10-16-2005, 01:26 PM
I am post graduate in engg,working in central govt with 15 years of work experience.I am interested in doing One year executive MBA to enhance my knowledge in General Management by taking study leave.Need expert opinion. Is it late at 38 ? What is the age profile of the participants for these courses?
10-16-2005, 10:41 PM
I am a student at Great Lakes. Though, I have 3 years experience in a well known Indian MNC, there are around 5 students who are doing one year full time PGPM(MBA) with experinece around or more than 15 years. The seniormost is having exp of 20 years. He has served at posts of EVP in a well known middle cadre software firm. He has started his own venture in parallel now. The other person is having around 15 years exp. He is B.Tech, IIT delhi guy served as Marketing manager in a well known MNC. One other person is around same 15 years exp. worked again as Marketing manager in industrial products. One other person,Post graduate, BITS Pilani, having around 12 years exp. has served as project manager in a well known pioneering software company in India. He also worked as business consultant in US for 4 years.
All these instances I gave you to not doubt yourself whether you are fit for MBA at this juncture of your age. Though, this is a new thing for Indians right now and this trend started after ISB, but will be very popular for mid career level people like you in few years down the line. You can talk to the respective dean also. It will be always good to enquire from the management of the school whether there are other people too with similar profile like you in the institute.
All the best!!
11-25-2005, 07:25 PM
I couldnt agree more, but nevertheless it sounds a bit fishy...
12-03-2005, 11:32 AM
From what I understand of your objective, the idea is to return to your job after a sabbatical, with better prospects
Suggestion is to take a institute that is respected in your system. Look at the isntitutes where a lot of IAS types etc are being sent for training as an indicator for acceptance in government. Then separately check out hte ratings in terms of MBA, from this website and others
When you select a institute like, say Ind Inst of Pub Adm , you are likely to achieve all your goals : better equipped as a professional, and better accepted in govenment circles as being better qualified.
Hope this helps you to crystallise your thoughts