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arpit sharma
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Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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hi , in case of going for mba aftre say 4 years what branch of mba would be best to go for as mba is available in may disciplines.
I got a friend in TCS with 3.5 yr of ex and he is planning for GMAT and is asking which discipline is most common in industry

please reply
Ashish Murthy
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Joined: Jun 14, 2006
Posts: 18
I also have a question on the same topic.

Facts:
1. Good people with 5-6 yrs experience in IT are drawing 11-12 lacs p.a salary in India.

2. In ISB - avg experience is 5 yrs and average salary is 11.7 lacs p.a this year.

Is it worth spending time and money on MBA for them ? If yes why ?
Why not instead join a Paymaster company and remain happy ?

What really worries me is that will Ihave to repent in future in terms of slow career growth just because I did not go for MBA now ? Will I end up reporting to a peer just because he did MBA and I didn't ?

Any thoughts ??
Mark Herschberg
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Maybe MBAs in your country (I don't know where you are) have branches but in the US there is basically one type of MBA.* You can focus during your second year in a particular area (finance, marketing, general management, operations management, etc) but it's the same degree. As for which area to focus on, it really depends on which industry you want to enter.

*The is an exuctive MBA, but I don't think you're referring to that.

--Mark
Ketan Joshi
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Joined: Oct 09, 2005
Posts: 66
The facts mentioned are probably right.

May be 11.7 lakhs is the starting salary for mba's and 11 to 12 lakhs is what u gain after 6yrs of experience in IT without MBA

Plus you start of in the management cadre and will only move up.

and yes it may be true that u report to a peer just because he is an MBA and u are not


I am a guy with only 3yrs experience so please dont take this as the bottom line.I have just mentioned what I feel
JigaR Parekh
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Joined: May 23, 2005
Posts: 112
Originally posted by Ashish Murthy:
I also have a question on the same topic.

Facts:
1. Good people with 5-6 yrs experience in IT are drawing 11-12 lacs p.a salary in India.

2. In ISB - avg experience is 5 yrs and average salary is 11.7 lacs p.a this year.

Is it worth spending time and money on MBA for them ? If yes why ?
Why not instead join a Paymaster company and remain happy ?

What really worries me is that will Ihave to repent in future in terms of slow career growth just because I did not go for MBA now ? Will I end up reporting to a peer just because he did MBA and I didn't ?

Any thoughts ??


Generally MBA helps especially when you want to move up the chain. Once you start doing your MBA it will open up your eyes and will broaden your perspective, and will help you think beyond your current,
MBA can help you to even switch job,domain or even field also,
Mav Ricky
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Joined: May 19, 2004
Posts: 76
Maybe MBAs in your country (I don't know where you are) have branches but in the US there is basically one type of MBA.* You can focus during your second year in a particular area (finance, marketing, general management, operations management, etc) but it's the same degree. As for which area to focus on, it really depends on which industry you want to enter.

*The is an exuctive MBA, but I don't think you're referring to that.




hi mark

the country they are refering is India(obviously).
thanks for your update but executive MBAs are of 1 year or 2 years in US.
i wanted to pursue that only from an american university.
Can you help me out by sending list of good universities providing executive MBAs in the US.

thanks in advance
Mark Herschberg
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Originally posted by Ankur Srivastava:

the country they are refering is India(obviously).


That is most unobvious. We have people in dozens of countries using this website.


Originally posted by Ankur Srivastava:

thanks for your update but executive MBAs are of 1 year or 2 years in US.


The executive MBA programs I know of are 2 years, but here may be 1 year or 18 month programs out there.


Originally posted by Ankur Srivastava:

Can you help me out by sending list of good universities providing executive MBAs in the US.


Given how many listings there are of MBA program rankings I would suggest doing very basic search. It takes me all of 5 seconds to find such a list on the web. Here at JavaRanch we recommend you show some effort first.


--Mark
arpit sharma
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Joined: Apr 27, 2006
Posts: 41
well, thnx for the replies... but i think i did not ask my question properly or people did not get me properly.. anyway what i want to knoe for people who stay in the IT field for 4-5 yrs and plan to do mba-part time or full time from US only-- "not india" -- what specifically stream( oprations , management etc..) do they choose so as to move up to the very top of the respective IT companies.. I mean for someone who has done good in his it JOB AND NOW WISHES TO STAY IN THE SAME FIELD but in a higher role...... i think i am more specific now
 
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