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Q I grad­u­ated three years ago and would like to do an MBA pro­gramme now in the US. When should I start ap­ply­ing to col­leges? MBA pro­grammes act as bridges be­tween your past and your de­sired fu­ture. In ad­di­tion to an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree, the pre­req­ui­sites for ap­ply­ing are a strong GMAT/ GRE score, at least two years of work ex­pe­ri­ence, and demon­strated lead­er­ship skills and com­mu­nity ser­vice.

The ap­pli­ca­tion process for top MBA schools tends to be ex­tremely de­mand­ing, re­quir­ing you to write in-depth es­says about your­self, your work, rea­sons for se­lect­ing the pro­gramme

Aand what you ex­pect to gain from it. The best col­leges also in­ter­view short­listed can­di­dates, re­quir­ing fur­ther prepa­ra­tion. Thus, it is best to start pre­par­ing 12-18 months be­fore the in­take date. These pro­grammes are gen­er­ally ex­pen­sive, but should be viewed as an in­vest­ment that pays off in a few years due to the higher salary you will re­ceive as an MBA grad­u­ate. The skills that you re­ceive and the net­work you build will help in you in get­ting man­age­ment po­si­tions at many companies.

Pro­grammes vary be­tween one and two years in length. If you are young, a full-time MBA would be your best op­tion. Such a pro­gramme at a top busi­ness school gives you the unique op­por­tu­nity RASHI CHOWDHARY to be with a select group of stu­dents from di­verse back­grounds. Ex­ec­u­tive MBAs are ap­pro­pri­ate for pro­fes­sion­als who have 15 plus years of work ex­pe­ri­ence and who want to study along­side their pro­fes­sional com­mit­ments.

is a nutri­tion­ist, di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tor and cre­ator of The Pro­tein Bake Shop

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