Friday, October 8, 2010

Tips for CFA Courses and MBA Admissions Applicants.

This article contains some tips for the applicants who are confused for about CFA Courses and MBA Admissions.There are two videos also embedded with article which help you in preparations of MBA and CFA.

These are the tips to choose these courses and schools.

1. Research career opportunities: First make sure you know why you want to go to school and have a clear idea of what you may want to do when you graduate.

2. Choose a business school: Develop criteria such as geography, recruitment, school reputation, tuition, faculty, student body, etc. In this first step you want to start with the largest number of schools and then apply your criteria and narrow down your choices.

3. Think about going business school: If you are employed and your employer does not know you are considering an MBA, make arrangements to get a reference from a trusted colleague.

4. Don't be afraid to use an admissions consultant:  You're about to make a major life decision and tens of thousands of tuition dollars and years of your life are at stake, not to mention future career paths. You can find a good consultant who will cost you less than you'll spend on application fees.

5. Go and check out the campus of  Busness school you decided to attend: You should call the school in advance and tell them when you are planning to visit. Most MBA Institue will gladly arrange for you to sit in on a class and receive a guided tour of the campus.

I hope you will get help from this article and present a great opportunity for you.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

From where shall you do the MBA: India or Overseas?

If you have qualified for studying in top MBA College in India and also overseas, then you have a difficult choice to make pertaining to getting selected there. How will you get out of this conundrum? This article details the way to resolve this.

For the aspiring and the capable students, this is nothing more than a matter of personal choice. There is no doubt that some of the top MBA colleges are overseas and these are known to produce the business leaders of tomorrow. But, the saying that the Indian colleges pale in comparison to them, would be true only when it comes to comparing the course fees. In all other respects, these are almost at par with the best overseas MBA colleges. The top MBA College in India develops the overall managerial capabilities of a person of a standard that is comparable to the best in the world. This might augur well for the reputation of the Indian MBA colleges, especially for the top MBA Colleges in Delhi but for the MBA aspirants, it makes the choice between the Indian and the overseas institutes a little more difficult.

Here are some of the questions which you shall ask yourself while trying to find the way out of your perplexity:

1.    Do finances still matter? The option of MBA admissions overseas is usually closed for those who either do not have finances of their own or do not want to avail of the loan facility. The cost of study in reputed foreign colleges is many folds. Returns are not disproportionately higher as compared with the study in Indian colleges.

2.    The ‘tag’ matters: Brands do matter. The brand values of Stanford, Harvard and other reputed colleges are recognized world over. The ‘tags’ do increase your market price, give you better opportunities and make you more acceptable by the organizations. On that score, the Indian Colleges still fall short of expectations.

3.    Courses matter: Some of the courses, especially the finance courses are best taught in countries where the finance function is well developed in the market or industry. The benefit of experience in managing these courses in finance lies with them. At the same time, the popular international course like the CFA or CFP can also be taught in Indian MBA colleges. One of the best financial minds is groomed in India. Many India MBA graduates have found top positions in the banking and financial institutions.

4.    Choice between the top MBA College in India and the average college overseas: If you have to make a choice in these two options, then going for the India ones is far better. Why to spend more money when you do not have the advantage of even a reputed overseas brand? And, Indian institutes are not of poor brand equity either. These have time and again proved their worth in top MNCs.

5.    Emotional Quotient: If you are bound by your roots and these are restrictive influences on the flight of your ambitions, then you can give way to these influences. You can rest assured of the top quality Masters in Finance or the CFA education that you can have here.