I'm a second year, BBA foreign trade student. I have a lot of questions, first what is the right time to start preparing for GMAT/GRE?Should we directly go for our postgraduate or go for work experience before?Which country is more affordable and has a good business school in the world?What all do I need to do to be able to get into a top business school in the world?Also what kind of jobs will I get after pursuing post-graduation in ib?
Asked by Yashi Jaiswal about 2 years ago
Hey Yashi, hope you’re doing good!
So first of all, it's great that you have so many questions as the no. of questions you ask, it would make it a lot easier for you to understand the whole studying abroad process and get your journey started. Now let’s take up your questions bit by bit.
First of all, the right time to start is now! You would be giving the GMAT/GRE exam somewhere by the end of your third year, in order to start applying with that score to top b-schools. So you just have a year and I would suggest you to not delay your preparations for the exam at all. If you start now, you would have ample time to prepare for each section very nicely and get an edge over students who start preparations just 2-4 months before the exam.
Second thing, it entirely depends on one’s own preference, if you wish to gain some work experience before masters or dive right into it after bachelors. I personally feel you should go ahead with your masters first, as it would give you more detailed knowledge about the industry before you actually step into it. Being a fresh BBA graduate, you can easily opt for a MiM as it is equivalent to an MBA but more relevant to people with no work experience.
Third, the countries which have the most renowned b-schools are the USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia amongst many others. To be able to get into a top-notch b-school like Stanford, Harvard, LBS etc, you need to evaluate your profile first. You need to make a blueprint of your academic scores, your extracurricular achievements, a decent IELTS/TOEFL score and your preparation strategy for a good entrance exam (GMAT/GRE) score. You also need to make sure that you consider points like which type of country you wish to live in, what are your future objectives, which specialisation you want to opt for and your budget range.
Now I understand that all this is a lot easier said than done, so why don’t we divide the tasks.
You try to figure out your budget range and country preferences by discussing with your parents and let me know about your academic background so that I could shortlist some of the best b-schools suitable for your profile.
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