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Old 22-03-2019, 03:43 PM
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Yes I was wondering too

Esp for us Ntu/Smu/Nus BBAs (since we are alr holding an BBA)

Is an MBA worthwhile?

Also why not a ESSEC/Manchester/Insead MBA?
These days most of the MBAs from Insead go into Consulting.(look at 2018 employment report if you dont believe) However, something that business schools don't tell you is that the MBB and most consulting firms like to take on candidates with prestigious overseas uni backgrounds (confirmed by admissions consultants from GMAT prep), while Finance jobs at the MBA level prefer candidates from banking backgrounds, and even then they take in 1-2 candidates and not all banks recruit at this level for Singapore. And this is Insead we are talking about.

As for whether it's worth it, its up to you to decide

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Old 22-03-2019, 03:48 PM
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For the above poster at CEIBS, how many years of work exp did u gather pre-MBA
Are you the Mitsubishi after sales poster?
Hey what’s LDP... Long distance programmes??

Yes was also thinking of going for the SMU masters in applied finance in lieu of an MBA
Or a Masters in science management at NUS or ESSEC

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These days most of the MBAs from Insead go into Consulting.(look at 2018 employment report if you dont believe) However, something that business schools don't tell you is that the MBB and most consulting firms like to take on candidates with prestigious overseas uni backgrounds (confirmed by admissions consultants from GMAT prep), while Finance jobs at the MBA level prefer candidates from banking backgrounds, and even then they take in 1-2 candidates and not all banks recruit at this level for Singapore. And this is Insead we are talking about.

As for whether it's worth it, its up to you to decide
Could you elaborate more on the second part of your paragraph?

The finance jobs at MBA level etc

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These days most of the MBAs from Insead go into Consulting.(look at 2018 employment report if you dont believe) However, something that business schools don't tell you is that the MBB and most consulting firms like to take on candidates with prestigious overseas uni backgrounds (confirmed by admissions consultants from GMAT prep), while Finance jobs at the MBA level prefer candidates from banking backgrounds, and even then they take in 1-2 candidates and not all banks recruit at this level for Singapore. And this is Insead we are talking about.

As for whether it's worth it, its up to you to decide
Totally agree. INSEAD does have a super heavy focus on consulting but some people I know there got through Apple, Amazon, Didi, etc. and all through INSEAD resources. So must not be a bad option after all. And yeah, MBB unfortunately does look at your undergrad universities.

And for people switching into finance industry its usually non-finance background to PE/VC or from Wealth Management/Equity Research to IB/Asset Management. This is the trend in my class at least.

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Old 22-03-2019, 06:00 PM
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For the above poster at CEIBS, how many years of work exp did u gather pre-MBA
Are you the Mitsubishi after sales poster?
Hey what’s LDP... Long distance programmes??

Yes was also thinking of going for the SMU masters in applied finance in lieu of an MBA
Or a Masters in science management at NUS or ESSEC
Yes. I did 2 years at Mitsubishi in after sales. I desperately wanted to switch my industry so applied to few MBA schools, CEIBS was the highest ranked one that would take me so came here. Although in retrospect I feel a masters course in management or finance would have be a better choice.

LDPs are Leadership Development Programs. Just like MAP we've all applied for but for people with higher experience. Check out GSK's Esprit Program or ABinBev's Global MBA program.

- SK
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Old 22-03-2019, 08:40 PM
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Hey SK,

Thanks very much for the honest sharing
Hope to see you at the next round man
Are you gonna fly back?
Rain or shine, am very happy for you

CEIBS is great and I think you have got foresight to apply & study there
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well of course we all want to go INSEAD instead of NUS if possible but its the fees that are a strong consideration, 160k plus 1 year of lost income is really a lot to cover for after your MBA. So was thinking of a part time NUS MBA instead. but if NUS MBA does not actually provide much boost then i think 60k is also not worth at all
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well of course we all want to go INSEAD instead of NUS if possible but its the fees that are a strong consideration, 160k plus 1 year of lost income is really a lot to cover for after your MBA. So was thinking of a part time NUS MBA instead. but if NUS MBA does not actually provide much boost then i think 60k is also not worth at all
I think INSEAD is well worth the fees though
How about ESSEC, Manchester, Simon? The other MBAs with a Singapore branch here

Am feel pretty excited about the video interview results btw
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well of course we all want to go INSEAD instead of NUS if possible but its the fees that are a strong consideration, 160k plus 1 year of lost income is really a lot to cover for after your MBA. So was thinking of a part time NUS MBA instead. but if NUS MBA does not actually provide much boost then i think 60k is also not worth at all
Whether an MBA gives you a boost or not really depends on your strategy. I have friends went to Goldman sachs IB after part time mba in NUS and have some remain at their low paying low growth job, cause they are comfortable and have not been actively looking. If you are looking really hard for career change then full time have more drive than part time. Insead does have different focus and its a first tier MBA. Shouldnt compare with NUS. NUS is more like the same tier or slightly lower than CEIBS and HKUST.

And there is no comparison between part time and full time. The quality differs significantly. Both teaching and student quality.
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SG applicants - any good news?

Dave & Yu, how about on your end?
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