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Top 5 Questions People Ask at MBA Fairs

Posted on Aug 03, 2018
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MBA fairs are commonly held in most metros in India. It is the best place to meet Admissions officers of colleges abroad, who tour the city to talk to students about their MBA program. Most MBA fairs hold seminars, panel discussions, group chats, and one-on-one sessions for all career aspirants.

If you are planning to study abroad, it is a good idea to visit an MBA fair near your locality. Mark your calendar for the next event that is taking place, so that you have a chance to ask questions to expert counsellors, advisors, and admissions officers.

ReachIvy has been invited to many reputed MBA fairs and we have held several seminars, panel discussions, interviews and counselling sessions for students. Often students wish to ask questions that are unique to their profile. Our counsellors make it a point to assist each and every student with their challenges.

Here are top 5 questions students ask our Expert Counsellors.

If you wish to get a detailed answer to your query, you can submit a query today and get a Student Counsellor to help you!

1.If you want to switch your career, or planning to start your own business, does it make sense to pursue a regular MBA program or should you consider an Executive education?
Need to carefully evaluate opportunity cost, time, money, and the return on investment. If you are looking for change in profession or change in career, having an internship is vital. The internship gives you an opportunity to do something you may potentially do for the rest of your life.

2. One year MBA or two year MBA program? Which one is better?
One year MBA is suitable for those who already know what they want to do. it is also good for professionals who are looking to bump up their career trajectory by getting an additional degree.

3. What is the class diversity in European and US MBA schools?
European schools have an average of 7 to 8 year work experience. In the US, most students have an average of 5 years of work experience. The age group of students in US schools are between 27 to 30, where students have some work experience before their full time MBA program. The largest group of students are in this age bracket.

4. Is language a barrier for those who don’t speak the native tongue?
Language is not a barrier. Some people do take up language classes to blend in. Classes are all in English. The class profile is international; hence the conversations are also in English. If you are worried about not being able to connect socially, you can take up language classes during your MBA program.

5. Just like in India, we have a rank segregation between IITs and non-IITs or IIMs and non-IIMs, do colleges abroad also have such distinctions? What ranking should we consider while selecting colleges?
In India we are very rooted in the educational system that has created a hierarchy of colleges. When you apply to top schools, merely checking the overall ranking is not the best way to select colleges. The schools have very diverse cultures, with diverse experiences to offer. The best way to figure out which colleges should be in your basket is to see which ones offer the ‘best fit’ for your needs and profile. Clarity of profile is highly essential before making college selection. This helps you to narrow down your choices to match your needs.