...a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention...
It took me few hours to recover from the information overload. I wanted to make a matrix of all the available choices and options before nailing my target programs. Selecting or Targeting a B-School is not as simple as it sounds. There are various factors associated with selection of a B-School, let alone just Rankings. I believe that one must come with their own factors in
These are some of the factors(not in order) that I considered for pursuing PGPEX-VLM program, they are
1. I wanted to do a specialized MBA program that focused on my past work experience. ie, Manufacturing, Operations or Supply Chain. I was clear that I dint want to do a General MBA program.
2. Considering the fact that I had about 5 years of Work Experience, I was clear that I wanted to do a One Year MBA program as against a conventional Two Year MBA program. (Also confusingly called as Executive MBA Program)
3. Cost of the program
4. Good Exposure, Good learning from Faculty, Industry-Academic Collaboration, Internship, Strong Skills
5. Good Brand Value, Placements, Recognition, strong alumni network after completion of program.
I came up with a Matrix of Schools that I wanted to apply for. It helped me to get a big picture and evaluate the pros and cons of each of the schools. I have added the screen shot of the Matrix. However, please note that these are my personal views which may not be necessarily true and applicable for everyone. I feel that all B-Schools aspirants must come with such a matrix and see the big picture. This analysis was very enlightening for me and I could make a choice that closely syncs with my ambitions.
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Is there anything that I missed ? What is your opinion on creating this matrix. Do share your thoughts.