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Regarding CAT and part time MBA

Ramesh Choudhary
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Have anybody applied for CAT.Iam planning to give it a try next year.But I cringe whenever I see the competition.

Is part time MBA worth the effort?

Or GMAT is a safer option when compared to CAT?

I fear of stagnation after 4-5 years in my career(with out an MBA degree).What's you opinion?
Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Ramesh Choudhary:
Have anybody applied for CAT.Iam planning to give it a try next year.But I cringe whenever I see the competition.

Is part time MBA worth the effort?

Or GMAT is a safer option when compared to CAT?

I fear of stagnation after 4-5 years in my career(with out an MBA degree).What's you opinion?


Part time MBA is having same value as regular MBA if you do from the top Institutes. I feel GMAT is better as you have choice of taking it at any time and you can take it when you feel comfortable. But CAT you dont have that option.

Part time MBA may not have placements as regular MBA. Some of my friends doing part time MBA in IIMs and as per their words both are having same value except placements.
Ramesh Choudhary
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Only one reply!! Aren't other Indian ranchers interested in pursuing MBA?
Arjunkumar Shastry
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IMO,you should not only try for CAT but other entrance tests carried out by other institutes like Symbiosis and those carried out by different states.Part time MBA is a good option but once started ,you are stuck to that town/city for three years.


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Subbu lakshmi
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Has anyone seen the Executive management programmes (not really MBA) that span from 1 year to 1.5 years from IIMs that are relayed through Hughes satellite systems?

I'm wondering if these courses are really worth it. It's very expensive to do these courses - costs more than a lakh rupees.
Mike Chaffin
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One of my mates has 17 years in the industry, knows just about every technology you could shake a stick at, completed his full time MBA last year and has still been unemployed for quite a while....
Ramesh Choudhary
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Hi, Mike I was speaking of Indian Scenario. Here we have so few seats for quality MBA that any entrance exam for those seats is a lottery or for worse a russian roulette match.
soniya saxena
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I vote for ICFAI correspondence for people who are busy at work.

Originally posted by Ramesh Choudhary:
Hi, Mike I was speaking of Indian Scenario. Here we have so few seats for quality MBA that any entrance exam for those seats is a lottery or for worse a russian roulette match.
Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by soniya saxena:
I vote for ICFAI correspondence for people who are busy at work.




Even Symboisis Correspondence also good
Ramesh Choudhary
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I vote for ICFAI correspondence for people who are busy at work.



Even Symboisis Correspondence also good


Thanks Ms.Saxena and Mr.Reddy. So is part time MBA or MBA through correspondence preferred?. There is a general opinion that any course through correspondence isn't that valuable(Of course nothing will be comparable to IIM's(atleast in hype and stamp))
Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Ramesh Choudhary:


Thanks Ms.Saxena and Mr.Reddy. So is part time MBA or MBA through correspondence preferred?. There is a general opinion that any course through correspondence isn't that valuable(Of course nothing will be comparable to IIM's(atleast in hype and stamp))


Something is better than nothing . so if you cant go for regualr MBA go far distance education. But it wont be as valuable as regular one.
Ramesh Choudhary
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Something is better than nothing . so if you cant go for regualr MBA go far distance education. But it wont be as valuable as regular one.


But I was comparing part time and correspondence. Regular course is always better.
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by KJ Reddy:



Even Symboisis Correspondence also good


It is good only for the sake of getting the degree and unfortunately you just need around Rs 10,000/- or so to get that degree.
But I doubt it will add any value addition.

Executive MBA from IIMs/XLRI should be better. GMAT isn't bad option if you can flush some money and get into ISB.


- Varun
Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Ramesh Choudhary:


But I was comparing part time and correspondence. Regular course is always better.


I feel part time should be better as you will have direct classes.
Rahul Juneja
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Hi Guys,

I have a couple of years of experience in IT industry and I am Masters in Computer Application(MCA).

Now I am looking forward for a MBA course and yes I did some research on that too.
First of all surely GMAT is better for experience professionals as compared to CAT. There are varios reasons for that some of them are as my friend above suggested we can go for GMAT exam at our disposal rather then the fixed dates defined for CAT exam.

And you can go for Part time MBA from a good business school in US along with your job.as compated to Correspondence MBA, Part Time has surely more value as in part time u have to go to school in the evenings or on the weekends whereas in correspondence you don't even go to the school except for the exams which may be anywhere in the country not specially at the school.

Yes, If you are duing part time when you allready have some experience you don't even require placements desperately as you can very well get that by yourself.

What I am looking for is if anybody in US can provide me name and ranking of some b-schools famous for Part time MBA course not full time. also if anybody can provide like what are the GMAT scores required for admissions to good part time courses.

Cheers,
Rahul
[ September 12, 2005: Message edited by: Rahul Juneja ]

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Ramesh Choudhary
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But the main factor is the cost of a business MBA in US. It's not economical at all.
Kj Reddy
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Even executive management program in IIMs also good option. Its a 1 year program and will cost you around 1.5Lackhs. You need 5 + years experience and no need to write CAT or GMAT. It is offered by IIM, Bangalore not sure about other IIMs
Hu Jiabao
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No idea about what these IIMs are but I would recommend to do some IT managament or project management courses.


working in Shanghai CHINA PRC
Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Hu Jiabao:
No idea about what these IIMs are but I would recommend to do some IT managament or project management courses.


IIM(Indian Institute of Management)s are India's top management institutes. IIMs do offer courses related to IT management and project management.
[ September 13, 2005: Message edited by: KJ Reddy ]
ankur rathi
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IIM(Indian Institute of Management)s are India's top management institutes.


I think, they are world's best B-school.
Lokesh Rai
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Even I am looking for information on Part-time MBA in US. Which schools are considered 'good' for part-time MBA? Any info on GMAT scores and other requirements, annual fee, scholarships available will be helpful..

Thanks,
Lokesh.
Ramesh Choudhary
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I think, they are world's best B-school.


No Mr.Rati Ji, they are best when compared to other Indian B schools. I dare say that they are best in south-east asia(including China). There are many US and European business schools which when compared make IIM's look like ordinary colleges(no offence involved).
ambar patil
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Hi frinds,
I am interested in requirement gathering & analysis.I am considering doing some certificastions or part time MBA or 1 year MBA to get some satisfaction.
Is any body doing part time MBA then Pls provide some information?
Is there any part time courses are there of duration 1 to 1.5 from top institutes?Is it required any exam?
[there are exe MBA from IIM but it requires 5+ exp}]
Is there any project certification courses some one is doing?
If any body has done it and get some learnings & get its value then pls share it?

ab parashar
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Originally posted by Ramesh Choudhary:
Have anybody applied for CAT.Iam planning to give it a try next year.But I cringe whenever I see the competition.

Is part time MBA worth the effort?

Or GMAT is a safer option when compared to CAT?

I fear of stagnation after 4-5 years in my career(with out an MBA degree).What's you opinion?


Ramesh,
If you want to MBA or apply for CAT, why are you posting this on a Java Forum?
What stops you from going on a MBA forum? There are loads of programmers like you trying to ask questions on those forums.
 
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