Im a 33 year old from India. I've got over 6 years of recruitment experience in a Consultancy (vendor). I do not have an MBA or a degree in HR.
My long term goal is to work as an HR Business Partner. I intend to pursue an MBA in HR from USA/Canada/NZ by 2016, but I would like to take up a relevant course or diploma or certification as first step towards HRBP. A course that can be completed within the next 6-9 months. I understand an MBA is the best bet, which of course I will be pursuing next year from India if not abroad.In the meantime I would like to wisely select something that can act as a backup to my MBA plans, in case that does not work out, I would at least like to be able to take my first step towards HRBP in India.
Apart from that, it would be great if I could get some advice about whether or not it is a good idea to pursue an MBA HR from mid-level colleges in USA/Canada/NZ, in terms of job prospects. I've read in several places that these countries usually prefer their own people for HR roles since they have a much better understanding of their own people and culture.
Thanks. 6th January 2015 From India, Mumbai