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Is working experience in management area much helpful for MBA application?

Hi I am planning to apply MBA next year, but now I got a chance to become a product manager in a Fortune500 company. Is it better I go apply for MBA as an engineer or take this job and apply 2 years later? Will working experience in management area (product manager/project manager) really help apply for top business schools? Is it worth I spending 2 years work as product manager, in the hope of applying for a better B-school? I m already 28 years old. Thanks for comments.

Asked By: Remyflt - 12/29/2007
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sure. business major undergrad students who want to get into mba program need a lot work/internships experience and leadership experience when applying to a good mba program. and if you plan to apply to a top one, mostly you need at least 2 years work experience. so becoming a product manager in a fortune 500 company... More
Answered By: And Hearts Weirdo - 12/29/2007
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All good business schools want at least 2-4 years of work experience from their applicants (they only accept about 3-5% straight from college). Being a product manager at a Fortune 500 company would be fantastic experience for you. It will help you get into a better school. Also study for your GMAT, and look for... More
Answered By: Anna P - 12/29/2007
 
My goodness, take the position rather than an MBA. Good business programs wont even look at a candidate seriously unless they've had some sort of supervisory or preferably management experience. You'll benefit so much more from an MBA program when you have first-hand knowledge of the issues that will be tackled in... More
Answered By: OrangeKitten - 12/29/2007
 
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