I wish to do an MBA through correspondence COUNSEL[email protected] WORK
I am a life science graduate, BSc botany (hons), from Punjab University. I completed my masters in international business from Coventry University, United Kingdom. After finishing my studies, I worked as a head litigation executive in a law firm in England for nearly three years and returned to India earlier this year. My role comprised mainly of client relationship management (CRM), administration and training.
I am trying to get a job in a management consultancy firm but have not been successful yet. I am not sure what is the reason though. Is it that I’ve switched streams or that I do not have an MBA from a premier institute.
I also wish to pursue an MBA, ideally through the distance learning mode, since I am presently helping my father in his business. I want to know which distance learning institute should I apply to given that my target in the long run is to work in consulting and later set up a business in the service industry. Please advise.
—Sumit Chakraborty If you want to get into a management consultancy, then you need a full time qualification. A distance learning programme will not make much of a difference and will not help you in the long run. Given that it is still an early stage in your career, you can afford to invest in a full time programme. A conventional full time course will help you in the future.
You can choose from either a one year or a two year programme. A distance learning course in business administration should best be viewed as an additional knowledge option, something that helps you gain knowledge in an area but incidental to what you are currently doing. The author has more than 30 years of varied experience, including as head of the HR consulting practice at Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. Write to him at men[email protected]