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Hi Friends,
I am working as Associate Vice President - Operations (Administration) with just B.Com qualification and my age is 40. I want to do MBA or EMBA. Can anybody tell me which one is better to do with this age - MBA or EMBA with its importance and the job market.
Can I take PGDBA from Symbiosis ( I was told it is equal to MBA). or can I take MBA from one of the open universities.
My concern is - If I do MBA or EMBA, then my experience with new qualification will be ZERO. Will it help me ?
Please help me.
G.A. Manjunatha.
1st September 2009 From India, Bangalore
Dear GA Manjunatha,
Greetings for the day ahead!!!!
The only difference between MBA and EMBA is that in EMBA, a two year course is capsuled into one year, because it is presumed that you will be able to grasp things in a better and quick manner because of the insights which you would have already gained in job.
My strong suggestion is that you should go for a full time EMBA something like ISB. It will catapult you in the big league, straightaway. And recruters for EMBA freshers know that the people they are hiring are having valuable experience and thus it carries its weight.
A correspondence course is often regarded as a crap by most of employers.
Shantanu@Team GroupHR
2nd September 2009 From India, Delhi
I would suggest you to take up Cambridge University Diploma for Teachers and Trainers from University Affliated center nearby. I am working as a trainer for this course located at Hyderabad (AP) for more details y
Raghuram Malladi
2nd September 2009 From India, Hyderabad
Thanks Shantanu for the reply.
My concern is - as mentioned, I am already 40 years. Is it worth to leave the job and join for full time MBA or EMBA. What about my career? Please advise.
G.A. Manjunatha.

2nd September 2009 From India, Bangalore
Dear Manjunatha,
Your concerns are genuine. As suggested by Shatanu, ISB is the best and would catapult you to a different league altogether.
Alternatively I suggest that you can do EMBA (Part Time). Symbiosis at Pune offers it as an 1 year course which starts at 6PM and goes till 8:30PM/ 9 PM. Many executives are able to do their job and also come for EMBA classes. Attending regular classes are more value for money since the " take home" is far greater. I am sure there would be institutes near your work place which also would be offering this facility.
Avoid Correspondence. Do it only if you have no other alternative at all.
3rd September 2009 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Manjunatha,
I wouldn't advise you to kick your job at this juncture when the world is going through recessionary trend. To get a job at your current level or a better position would be very difficult. Ideally you could look for an EMBA from IIM-A, K,or B or any other reputed B-school that uses sattelite communication as a medium to have e-class rooms with students who are geographically located in other parts of the country.
wishing you all the best
3rd September 2009 From India, Bangalore
dear sir,
i greatfully thank you for showing interest in going back to your college days. because this is Bipin Kumar G Patel am 25 year old and am doing my business and also together i am married and had a two and half year old daughter she is going for baby sitting school. This i told because now once again i have started my MBA at university of wales and it is also for us(executives) so i prefer u to join that university. for other details please call me on 9448882532 or mail me on
4th September 2009 From India, Bangalore
Dear Mr. Manjunatha,
Taking up formal management degree will certainly accelerate your career growth.
I suggest you to take up EMBA course at Pune Institute of Management Research ( <link no longer exists - removed> ) who conduct Vinayaka Mission University's EMBA, thru' virtual classroom mode. I am closely associated with this institute as faculty and found it different than others.
Pravin Joshi

4th September 2009 From India, Pune
Dear Mr Manjunatha.
Please see an attachment about a International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) from IIM Lucknow. The IPMX is a full time, one-year residential executive programme at IIML-NOIDA CAMPUS. IPMX is designed for mid/senior level professionals, to prepare them for leadership roles. The programme is designed to develop business education that is grounded in the Indian and International business environment.
10th November 2009 is deadline for submission of complete IPMX application form.
4th September 2009 From India, Mumbai

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Dear Friend
Age is not barrier to Do higher education
Please refer my name -I am Dr.G.V.Kumar, visiting professor for six universities for Psychology and management subjects
S.S.K.College, 7-Annasalai,Chennai-2 /Ph044-28588736 / 38 -Mr.Kesavan-They are running study center for technical and non-technical courses
with regards
4th September 2009 From India, Madras
May be my points would have have been already covered, but I shall advice on getting few MDP's (management development programs) from reputed institutions like of XLRI, IIM's, IIT etc. No need for leaving job or going for PGDBM's.
6th September 2009 From India, Delhi
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