• Q

    Dear Mentors, I am Akshay. I have 4.1 yrs of experience in IT from a renowned MNC,

  • A

    Hello Akshay,


    Thank you for writing in. Although, you haven't completed your question, we understand that you are contemplating whether to pursue 2-year MBA/PGDM or 1-year Executive MBA. 


    In a typical MBA classroom, in top B-schools in India, the average work experience is around 2-3 years. You definitely are above that, and will inch closer to 5 years mark. With that much experience, you would also want to save one year of down-time from your working life - which means, you can go back to work quicker, you will save money and also, earn money.


    We have listed B-Schools that offer 1-year Executive MBA programs for experience professionals, and accept GMAT score for admission.


    However, admission to such programs is not done simply on the basis of GMAT score. They look at the complete profile of a candidate - and the process involves your past academic performance, GMAT score, quality of work experience, motivation to pursue and MBA, application package assessment, and interview performance etc.


    Please do let us know if you need any help in this regard. All the best.

  • Q

    Hello, Sir. I'm Mohit Pareek a BCA final year student and preparing for MBA entrance exams. Sir, I want to know about Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. As I'm applying for SNAP-16 and also interested in Mass Communication Management, should I apply for this college ? I mean the fees are around 11-12 lacs and the Avg placement is near6 lacs. So I'm confused. Is it worth joining this institute ? Can you please help me in getting out of this ? Thanks.

  • A

    Hello Mohit! Thank you for reaching out!


    We completely understand the dilemma that you have facing at present. With high upfront investment, MBA aspirants such as yourself, are concerned with the graduation salaries and placement statistics.


    Unfortunately, at present we don't have this information on SIMC. However, you can check out the profile of another institute MICA. At MICA also, the immediate RoI is less than 1 (11 lakh+ salary, and 15 lakh fees). 


    It is important to understand that the low RoI might be because of the industry, and demand for the sepcialists in Communication. Having said that, you can always try and secure much better (above average) placement offers!


    It is also worthy for aspirants to understand that an institute does not "place" its students - it only "facilitates" the placement process. The onus is entirely on the students to get placed by performing well in their curricular and extra-curricular activities. Our advice to you is that you select an institute based on what you want to learn (specialization), how you want to grow your career (a short-term, mediaum-term and long-term career growth vision), and whether the companies that visit the campus recruit in your area of interest.


    That would be a much wiser approach, rathern than selecting purely based on placement information. Hope it helps. All the best.

  • Q

    Can you Pls suggest me college offering mba in logistics n supply chain mgmt Accepting CET, CMAT

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    Dear Student,


    Thank you for writing your concerns to FYI!


    A career in Supply chain management would be a niche program as we donot have any renowned B-school offering a specialized program. We would like to inform you that Supply Chain Management is a part of Marketing and Operations Management Specialization. A career in Marketing / Operations management can help you fetch a good job in your interest of Industry.


    You may target the B-schools offering placements in FMCG and Supply Chain Management industry which shall help you pursue career in your dream industry.


    SIOM Nashik is a good B-school if you paln to pursue Operations Management. But, B-school like NITIE also offer specialized programs in Operations management and rank much higher than SIOM.


    The list of top b-schools accepting CET/CMAT scores for their core MBA/PG programs s given below


    1) K J Somaiya

    2) Welingkar


    As none of the Top B-schools in India offer a specialized Masters program in Supply chain management, we suggest you to target a renowned b-school which offers the best placements in Supply chain management industry. Hence, you must target the top b-schools in India offering placements in top Operations/Marketing companies.


    As a mentor we would suggest you to keep your options open and not limit yourself to the best b-schools accepting CET/CMAT scores only.


    Therefore, we suggest you to keep your options open and always remember that it’s important to select the right B-school to pursue your MBA and not the time when you pursue it.


    We hope this information would be helpful to you.