Is it mandatory to have work experience before applying to B-Schools abroad?

Though its not mandatory, but having good work experience gives student an edge over the competition. More over all the good and top B-schools in US, UK,Australia etc require minimum 2-3 years of full time work experience after graduation at supervisory level, assistant managerial level or manageria... View More

0 405 Views | Posted 2011-10-20 09:35:07
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2011-11-21 16:48:41
    I would request our experts like Gomtis Corner Govind_S sameera33519 to share their valuable inputs.
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    ritika

    2011-11-08 16:56:22
    Hello Dear,
    As I am passed from an MBA college and now I am doing well So, I think you can do well without experience also but the thing is that you should focused on your studies.
    yes there are some colleges which prefer to have experienced students but so many are there who wants freshers like IIFT, FMS, IILM, AMITY. you can apply to any of them and there is no need of experience in these colleges.
    All the best for your career.
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    Mahesh | Contributor-Level 9

    2011-11-01 18:43:06
    Yes.I agree with Aneeket that work experience should be made mandatory. As a MBA graduate myself, I have seen a huge intellectual gap between a fresh graduate and an experienced graduate. For example, when I was in business school, I was given an essay to write about the competition between long distance airlines (intercontinental) entering into direct competition with short distance smaller airline companies. This kind of topic can be successfully handled only by someone working in the airline industry. On the other hand, I have a good knowledge in the healthcare industry. New graduates with no work experience cannot write any thesis on such... view more
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    EXCEL | Contributor-Level 10

    2011-11-01 17:26:57
    I will say NO. Some colleges may have such criterion. But many colleges / universities don't have such criterion. If the topic is changed to 'Should it be mandatory to have work experience before applying to B-Schools abroad?' then suggestive ideas may differ. Experience is always a suggestive idea but difficult. Once a candidate is on job, he may not get study leave, and his further study as regular candidate may become difficult. Beside study leave (time factor), other factors like family responsibilities, financial liabilites etc may also become hurdles. MBA, just after graduation, is more feasible and realistic.
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    Govind Sharma HR, startup entrepreneurs, career blogger | Guide-Level 14

    2011-11-01 17:23:37
    I already expressed my view and started similar discussion long back. Yes, it should be mandatory.
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    Aakash Luhar Engineer | Contributor-Level 8

    2011-11-01 16:52:53
    yes this is most important factor
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    Aneeket Barua Manager (Product Operation)- Infoedge India Ltd. | Guide-Level 11

    2011-11-01 16:51:10
    As per me work experience should be mandatory as it will help the student with relevant industry experience.
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    Priya Saxena | Guide-Level 11

    2011-10-22 18:00:29
    very well explained @Arvind Joshi ji.there are several aspects of studying abroad and you have beautifully explained those.
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    Arvind Joshi | Contributor-Level 9

    2011-10-20 14:31:03
    .CONTINUEDHowever, the same is not true for a 2-3 years experience holder. Hence, if there is a blending of 2-3 year experience holders, then the generation gap or clash of values would be minimal. They can mix well with raw candidates in the case study discussions., college cafeteria and elsewhere. The job experiences can be shared in a congenial atmosphere, and more willingly—like an elder brother narrating tales of his adventure to an aspiring teenage younger brother. The juniors group can assimilate job culture and set of values from these experience holders in a manner of smooth transition, and not as a jolt.So, ideally the situation s... view more
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    Arvind Joshi | Contributor-Level 9

    2011-10-20 14:29:28
    Keeping in view the clarifications made by Dennis Vasanthakumar, I am of the following opinion :Admission to a foreign B-school would mean a job-oriented course. Hence, work experience before starting to pursue this course would be definitely of some help. However, if work experience is made mandatory to enter this course, then those without job experience(Indians or locals) would find themselves nowhere in the competition for a job-oriented course. Definitely, this would be an injustice done to them.Entrance to B-school course requires tests of reasoning, quantitative aptitude, reasoning, group discussion and finally interview. The future e... view more
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2011-10-20 11:27:16
    Sathya Gopinath I agree with your points, as I said the teaching pedagogy of MBA is based on case studies, live projects and group assignments, so person with work experience will surely have advantage over freshers.
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    shaban | Guide-Level 11

    2011-10-20 11:18:52
    Nikhlesh Mathur I agree with your views, that students must have some years of work experience before applying for MBA.
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    DENNIS VASANTHAKUMAR PAUL Education Consultant | Guide-Level 12

    2011-10-20 10:57:52
    In UK the univesities offer MBA with many specilised streams. Also they have three levels of MBA being offered in many universites. This cannot be compared with Bschools or good Bchools in India.The whole concept and system of education is totally different.1.Freshers MBA. any student who has more than 70% marks in under graduatiuon is admitted int hsi course. It is not that bad universites os offering many good universites also offering this course. during the course the students are taken to various organaisation and made them to be over there for few weeks to understand the business module.Few universiotes take the students to euoropian t... view more
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    2011-10-20 09:42:24
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    2011-10-20 09:42:00
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    2011-10-20 09:41:10
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    2011-10-20 09:40:40
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    2011-10-20 09:39:22
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    2011-10-20 09:38:43
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