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Siddhant Thakar
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Hi everyone,

I am in my final year of BBA LLB and I am thinking of applying for an MBA to ease my way into consulting. 
I am confused w.r.t the requirement of work experience for an MBA. Could anyone of you shed some light on this topic ? 

Looking forward to your responses 😊

Thank you 

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FrankieWeinberg
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HI Siddhant, speaking as an MBA professor, it's really going to depend on the program. A lot of the Professional-oriented MBA programs have a two year requirement, while a lot of up-and-coming programs are doing away with that requirement, especially now amid the Covid-19 crisis ... they realize that people are out of work or that the job market is tight and people want to go for higher education, and so many have at least temporarily lifted the work requirement. Some don't have any requirement at all, especially for someone with a BBA degree (the BBA as opposed to a B.A. or B.S. implies to me that you're finishing up your degree at an institution that is AACSB accredited).

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Siddhant Thakar
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@frankieweinberg

I agree with you, during the virus outbreak people would definitely opt for more post grad programs. 

Yes, I am in my final year I’ll be graduating in 2021 March with both my BBA & LLB degrees.

Thank you for such a helpful insight. Could you please tell me a few good colleges that do not have a work experience requirement? 

 

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Tushna Vevaina
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An MBA would definitely be an added advantage to get into consulting, provided your MBA is from a well recognised, good B-School. I agree with Mr. Weinberg on the consideration regarding work experience. B-schools in Europe generally have a higher average age of the chort than B-schools in USA, Canada or Asia. I would however recommend getting work experience prior to your MBA, to make the most of the program, especially if the average age of the class is on a higher side.

 

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Siddhant Thakar
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@tushna-vevaina

Thank you for sharing your insights on this. I agree, that work experience does help with an MBA. I am just a little worried about getting an entry in to consulting by having a BBA and a law degree. 

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Anushka Patil
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Hi Siddhant,

 

If you're looking for an MBA from India then, the target schools are generally the top IIMs, and some other colleges. 

 

MBA from India does not require any work experience (unless you opt for ISB), although work experience does help, but it is not a compulsion.

 

If you want to know more about MBA from India, let me know. Happy to help!

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Siddhant Thakar
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@anushka

yes I had checked for the IIM’s, the website said that they do consider work experience in the selection process although the major focus in on the CAT scores. 

Thank you for sharing your opinion and the offer to help. I’ll definitely get in touch with you for more doubts regarding an MBA. For the moment I just have one question, how difficult is it to work in a consulting firm abroad after doing an MBA from India ? 

Looking forward to your response 🙂 

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Anushka Patil
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@siddhant-thakar 

Correct, Work Ex. does help in the selection procedure. 

 

In my opinion, if you do it from the top 2-3 colleges, it should be less difficult. If you are exploring to work outside, then you should definitely consider Ivy league college of the world.

 

Sorry for the late reply.

 

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Siddhant Thakar
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@anushka

yes, I guess I have to try aiming for the IVY league colleges. 

Thanks for the insights.

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