Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some Cool Blogs for MBA aspirants



1.Variety of Topics on MBA
2.Why you should get an MBA
3.What you should be doing now if you want to do an MBA
4.Some tips for MBA admissions
5.The worlds most powerful MBA admissions director.
6.Careers with an MBA
7.A perspective of a women as a MBA student
8.How-to-juggle-work-and-b-school 

Indian B schools accepting GMAT


1. Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

  • Programme: 1 year Full Time Post Graduate Programme in Management
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
    2 years of full-time work experience.
    GMAT Scores of the last five years are valid.
    TOEFL / IELTS, only if language of instruction during under graduate education was not English.
  • http://www.isb.edu/pgp/


2. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

  • Programme: PGPX: One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    Bachelors Degree or equivalent in any discipline
    Minimum Age 27 years at the start of the programme
    Valid GMAT score
    Full-time work experience of 6-7 years for graduates, and 5-6 years for post-graduates.
  • http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/pgpx/pgpxone.htm



3. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

  • Programme: 1 year Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    Graduate in any discipline.
    A minimum of 7 years full time work experience.
    A valid GMAT score.
  • http://www.epgp.in/



4. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

  • Programme: 1 year POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME FOR EXECUTIVES (PGPEX)
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    Graduate in any discipline.
    A minimum of 5 years full time work experience.
    A valid GMAT score (last 3 years).
  • http://www.iimcal.ac.in/pgpex



5. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (Noida Centre)

  • Programme: 1 year International Programme in Management for Executives
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    Executives with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or equivalent
    Minimum of 6 years full time post-qualification professional
    Valid GMAT Score
  • http://www.iiml.ac.in/post_graduate_program_ipmx.html



6. XLRI, Jamshedpur

  • Programme: One year General Management Programme
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
    At least five years of relevant managerial experience
    Either taking XAT or submission of GMAT Scores (taken between 01 January 2008 and 31 December 2009).
  • http://www.xlri.ac.in/scripts/gmprogram.php


7. Indian Institute of Management, Indore

  • Programme: 1 year Full Time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    A Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in any discipline.
    A valid CAT score or GMAT score (last 3 yrs)
    Minimum 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation.
  • http://www.iimidr.ac.in/iimi/pages/prog ... n/epgp.php


8. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

  • Programme: 2 year Full Time MBA-International Business
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
    For General/SC/ST/PH/OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates On the basis of Written test,
  • http://www.iift.edu/iift/courses_mba.asp


9. S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

  • Programme: 11 months Full Time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    Minimum 3 years of Bachelor's degree
    CAT/XAT/GMAT score
    Work Experience - more than 5 years
  • http://www.spjimr.org/pgpm/pgpm_home.asp

  • Programme: 2 year Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    Minimum 3 years of Bachelor's degree
    Test score: CAT or XAT or GMAT (last 1 yr).
  • http://www.spjimr.org/pgdm/pgdm_home.asp


10. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

  • Programme: 1 year Full Time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM)
  • Admission Pre-requisites:
    A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
    2 years of full-time work experience. Special profiles with less than 2 years of experience are also considered.
    GMAT Scores of the last 3 years is valid. CAT, XAT and GREAT are also acceptable.
  • http://www.greatlakes.edu.in/pgxpmAdmissions.php
    http://www.greatlakes.edu.in/faq.php

Saturday, October 16, 2010

BEST MBA Schools In India

Each year MBA aspirants, whether they may be final year students, fed up I.T employees, or people who looking for career shift, work hard and spend a good amount of their savings on entrance coaching fee and if luck permits they may end up in the top 5000. Some succeed,some quit, some start again and some make a compromise on their dream. All this for a dream consulting or investment banker job but reality bites and it bites hard, because once in you realize that only 1 or 2 among you may be lucky enough and even if you are the chosen one, you may end up as the most unhappy person in the world.

So the Moral of the story is don't run after money no matter what other say. Choose your path very carefully because once done there is no turning back. And of course MBA sure does offer you a lot of career options in many varied fields as it's not only about selling soaps and shampoo's.

TIP*- Many careers post MBA may offer lesser salary initially but after 5-7 years they end up as the highest paying jobs in the corporate world and vice versa.

I am just fed up with all the magazines and websites for making money by exploiting the dreams of MBA aspirants each year. Every year these magazines come up with a ranking that they may say is based on thousands of different factors but the truth is for most of the rankings Institutions pay huge sums of money. After years of turmoil I believe the primary factors on which you should choose a B school are,

1.Huge Alumni strength
2.Top Class Experienced Faculty
3.Placements
4.Infrastructure

I know that it's impossible for a MBA aspirant to measure these parameter but it's not that difficult to create a relative grading. Follow the following steps to get a fair idea about your future MBA college,

1.Visit college websites and spend considerable time on that.Get all the information about the courses, resident faculty, visiting faculty, placements, Quality of Internship programs, Guest Lectures etc.
2.Try to establish a contact with more than one existing student or an Alumni and verify all the information with him/her.
3.Though Brand name may be important factor it should not be the factor. Try to match your aspirations with the information that you have in hand and do a thorough study on your Major and Minor field i.e. Marketing/Finance etc.

Though many magazines publish top 50 or 100, I believe we only have 30 good quality MBA schools in the country.Following is the list of TOP 30 MBA colleges in India based on my vast experience.

TOP B Schools in country

TOP NOTCH ELITE B SChools
1.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AHMEDABAD
2.INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS HYDERABAD
3.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BANGALORE
4.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA
5.XAVIER LABOUR RELATION INSTITUTE JAMSHEDPUR
6.FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES DELHI

ELITE B Schools
7.MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE GURGAON
8.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT KOZHIKODE
9.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT INDORE
10.S.P.JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH MUMBAI
11.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE (IIFT)NEW DELHI & KOLKATA
12.GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI
13.NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING MUMBAI

EXCELLENT B Schools
14.JBIMS MUMBAI
15.NARSEE MONJEE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT MUMBAI
16.MUDRA INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AHMEDABAD
17.XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BHUBANESHWAR
18.INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (IMI)NEW DELHI
19.SHAILESH J MEHTA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT MUMBAI (IIT Mumbai)
20.TISS Mumbai***HR
21.IRMA Anand***Agri Business
22.Department of Management studies (IIT Delhi)

VERY GOOD B Schools
23.INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY GHAZIABAD
24.VINOD GUPTA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT KHARAGPUR
25.GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
26.Department of Management Studies (IIT Chennai)
27.SIBM Pune
28.SCMHRD Pune
29.IFMR CHENNAI
30.K.J. SOMAIYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES & RESEARCH MUMBAI