One year MBA in India

Written by Sameer Kamat

Though we’ve written extensively about one year MBA programs in India, it’s been more of individual success stories of folks who’ve got into these colleges. We also published one on the best one year MBA in USA.

However, we didn’t have a single motherhood post on the one year MBA in India, collating all the marquee names to consider. So, if you’ve just joined the party and wondering if a one year MBA in India will help you, read on.

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Biomedical Science Jobs and Careers

Written by Sameer Kamat

Biomedical engineering sciencesWhile Biomedical engineering has been getting a lot if interest, the field of biomedical sciences remains largely esoteric and unexplored.
In this post, guest blogger Tanmoy Ray talks about the discipline (and how it differs from biomedical engineering), the kind of jobs and salaries you can get, courses & degrees needed to crack into the field and the scope of biomedical sciences in India and abroad.

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MS Excel formulas every professional must know

Written by Sameer Kamat

Almost all professionals have used MS Excel in some form or the other. Most haven’t taken up any formal Ms Excel tutorial. Through self-study, they’ve picked up basic excel formulas and features to help them with their day-to-day tasks.

However, most don’t realise the power that’s available at their finger tips if they’d take the pains to understand some special excel formulas.

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How to manage the stress of MBA applications

Written by MG (Manish Gupta)

MBA Application stressWhat’s the most stressful part of MBA applications? You might say GMAT exam preparation, TOEFL test, writing good MBA essays, convincing recommenders…or all of the above.
These are all phases where you are actually doing something. What happens when you’ve hit the ‘Submit MBA Application‘ button or after you’ve just completed your MBA interview? Does your tension and stress go away? Hah, wishful thinking!
With nothing else to do, but wait for the all powerful MBA admissions committee to decide your fate, the mind goes into overdrive. For many that’s the most difficult part of the MBA admissions process.
Rajesh Ramanna chose to jump into the fray in the last admission round for INSEAD (which invariably means another generous helping of stress). He explains how he managed his stress and retained his Zen-like expressions throughout the gruelling admissions process.

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Why MBA: An LBS MBA grad shares his views

Written by Sameer Kamat

London Business School MBA graduate Neerav shared his application journey earlier that took him from one commercial hub (Wall Street, New York) to another (London, UK). Here’s the link –> London Business School MBA after MS in USA. In this follow-up post, he shares some useful tips for those planning to embark on the MBA joyride soon. If you are having trouble addressing the ‘Why MBA’ question, read on.

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50 Study abroad tips to super-charge your overseas education

Written by Sameer Kamat

Study abroad tipsPic: Illinois.edu
When you decide to study abroad, there’s much more to it than just a foreign degree and chasing high paying jobs with top salaries. Studying abroad can also provide ways to learn and grow in unexpected and unplanned ways.

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INSEAD Singapore vs MBA in India, USA and France

Written by Sameer Kamat

INSEAD SingaporeBefore getting into INSEAD Singapore, Nihar Prasad tried for several years to get into good MBA colleges in India and abroad. He got a high percentile in the CAT exam, but the IIMs were still out of reach.
Instead of settling for a lower ranked MBA in India, he changed his gameplan to target foreign MBA colleges.
He worked with us on for his MBA application strategy (i.e. MBA MAP), and we didn’t hear from him.
Two years later he reached out again to share the good news that he got admits from not one or two, but four top MBA programs in the world – INSEAD MBA in Singapore, HEC Paris, ISB Hyderabad and UCLA Anderson. But not before tackling some hiccups along the way.

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Top MBA colleges in the world: Payback time

Written by Sameer Kamat

When you ask the question: ‘Is an MBA worth it?’ the typical answer you’d hear from many friends and colleagues would sound something like this, ‘Yes, dude, an MBA is worth it…but only if you get it from the Top MBA colleges in the world’. Some might qualify it further a ‘Top 10 MBA colleges in the world’.

If you aren’t sure about the specific names they have in mind, check out this list of the best MBA programs in the world. Of course, the list will differ based on how the rankings methodology used to select the top MBA colleges in the world.

But in a world where everything is relative, such absolute truths seldom hold water.

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8 tips to beat the online job application system

Written by Sameer Kamat

The battle between humans and machines isn’t just happening in movies. If you are a job hunter with an account on any online job application system, you are playing that game right now without being aware of it. And in all probability, you have been losing it and getting increasingly frustrated about losing your CV in the black-hole. Thanks to the use of sophisticated online job application systems or applicant tracking systems (ATS), the resume that you so lovingly prepared and embellished with nice fonts, boxes and shading is consistently getting rejected. Read on to understand how the resume screening software works within an online job application system and what you can do to improve your chances of getting called for an interview.

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Carlson School of Management Interview with MBA Admissions Director

Written by MG (Manish Gupta)

Carlson School of Management MBAWhen it comes to post MBA salaries, it’s not just the absolute number that’s important, it’s the salary jump that matters too. The full-time MBA program offered by the Carlson School of Management is ranked 3rd for average salary increase.
Located in the twin cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul (ranked by Forbes as the best city for finding employment), the Carlson MBA program has had a spike in international applicants (including Indians). We thought it would be good to go behind the scenes to find out more about the program, the admissions team, the students and the opportunities.
Manish Gupta, from the MBA Crystal Ball team interviewed Linh Gilles, from the Carlson School of Managment.
Read on to understand more about how the Carlson MBA admissions process works, how GMAT scores (and IR scores) are evaluated, and how many students get MBA scholarships & fellowships, the possibility of getting post MBA jobs and how you can be part of the student group that manages a $35 million investment fund.

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