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dogbert_chew
post Jul 24 2019, 09:33 PM

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QUOTE(Terrifickshamy @ Jul 24 2019, 09:33 AM)
MBA is only useful if its from a top business school. Most employers prefer US top business schools. But getting into these top business school is very difficult, as they normally require 4-5 years of good solid experience in a big firm (e.g. Fortune 100 company), and having undertaken high profile appointments. The reason for this is that MBA programs are for candidates to share their experiences and bring about new ideas, and of cos to network and build solid business relationships.
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Yup. and it's the caliber of the students as well. Let's say you are Engineering head in a Manufacturing unit and you need skills to reorganize your department operational processes and structure in preparation for cost consolidation from a planned migration out of China to Vietnam. If your fellow MBA students are all fresh degree holders, they won't be in any position to contribute to group discussions on this matter.
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post Jul 26 2019, 10:26 AM

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QUOTE(holypredator @ Jul 18 2019, 11:36 PM)
Why do people take MBA? It seems like a useless course compared to masters, especially if your degree is a business degree.

MBA basically is a mixture of everything business related and you get a bit of marketing, management, HR, accounts, finance and communication.

Those papers/syllabus are all intermediate level rather than actually advance or master level.

Most uni I see actually wants people without business background to take up MBA.

Pretty useless in corporate to say the least. Maybe for own business and entrepreneur but definitely master of non.

Why not take Masters of management or masters of science business management or masters of finance or masters of marketing.

Masters of business management syllabus covers business strategy, management competencies, business/market environment etc. (basically everything on management aspect and how to develop yourself to be on the management level).

Masters of International Business Management even better for those who wants to be on the management side for MNC. They mostly cover the same stuff as business management but with a more global perspective i.e. how to apply business strategies at different parts of the world.

Masters of Finance of course fully finance focus, great for financial analyst or those who work in the financial sectors, especially technical based.

Masters of Marketing, suitable for marketers, brand managers etc. For example, covering on ATL/BTL/TTL, advertising strategy and promotional strategy.
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yet i still plan to take it up even though im from law background. Dont know if its useful in future.

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post Jul 27 2019, 06:34 PM

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QUOTE(Exodius @ Jul 26 2019, 10:26 AM)
yet i still plan to take it up even though im from law background. Dont know if its useful in future.
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Curious as to if you already have LLM and reasons for selecting MBA instead if you don't.
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post Jul 28 2019, 01:10 AM

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QUOTE(dogbert_chew @ Jul 27 2019, 06:34 PM)
Curious as to if you already have LLM and reasons for selecting MBA instead if you don't.
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Yea I do have llm . Plan to go in house in future so was hoping that MBA would be useful for me to climb up the corporate ladder
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post Jul 28 2019, 09:33 AM

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QUOTE(Exodius @ Jul 28 2019, 01:10 AM)
Yea I do have llm . Plan to go in house in future so was hoping that MBA would be useful for me to climb up the corporate ladder
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Only PQE is required. If you look at in house counsel adverts, they specify professional qualifications and experience. PM me if you want to chat about this.
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post Jul 28 2019, 10:35 PM

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QUOTE(xenotzu @ Jul 28 2019, 09:33 AM)
Only PQE is required. If you look at in house counsel adverts, they specify professional qualifications and experience. PM me if you want to chat about this.
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Alright thanks ! Will do

 

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