Q) I am a doctor in the final stage of DM Cardiology from India. It is a super-speciality degree programme in Cardiology and its duration is three years. The completion is round the corner, July end. We function as Junior Consultants during this degree programme and independently treat patients under the supervision of senior consultants . Additionally, I work as In-charge, cardiac critical care unit in the hospital.
I completed my MD in Internal medicine from India and was awarded a gold medal in the year 2009. Following that, I worked as a consultant for one year. During the same time, I had also finished my MRCP, a post graduate degree from London manadatorily taken by all doctors who practise in UK. I have another valuable experience of working as a Junior Registrar in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the year 2005 for a couple of months.
At the personal level, I belong to a family which runs and manages a network of hospitals. In the near future, I would be expected to serve as the director of the network. However, I realize that in order to fulfill this responsibility I need additional skills and understanding than what the usual education in medical school offers or working as a consultant does.
I have not appeared in GMAT and haven't really planned on taking it.
I am looking forward to taking Executive MBA in UK , Europe or some good school in Asia. I am not particularly looking for a healthcare based MBA but a program that is practical and stresses on entrepreneurship and leadership.
Admit1MBA Expert Answer
Given your experience and career goals, Executive MBA programs are the right way to go and will be beneficial to you, as you will build a network with senior decision-makers world-wide. In general, most Executive MBA programs focus on general management and leadership, without a focus on a specific field or industry.
Here are some of the top Executive MBA programs in Asia and the Europe:
INSEAD EMBA: Ranked as one of the top schools globally, with a brand name that is powerful in Asia and Europe (less so in the US). INSEAD has a campus in Singapore, and the executive MBA will include modules at the other two campuses in Abu Dhabi and France. GMAT: you can decide to take an entrance exam instead of the test; it has a different structure from the GMAT but will still test your analytical skills. The INSEAD entrance exam also includes a case presentation.
Oxford EMBA program: The Said School of Business attract senior managers and entrepreneurs, and offer a 21-month EMBA program. GMAT: you can ask for a GMAT waiver from the school, based on your schooling and professional experience.
London Business School EMBA program: You can’t go wrong with this Executive MBA program, which allows you to study in either London or Dubai, but they do require the GMAT, and only grant waivers in special cases. You should contact the admissions office to see if you qualify for one before applying.
Cambridge EMBA program: A 20-month program located in the UK. The GMAT is required but you can ask for a waiver by contacting the admissions office. The EMBA is offered in just one location in the UK. One of the biggest benefits is the access it offers to the overall Cambridge network.
Chicago EMBA: The executive program available in Singapore (which is moving to Hong Kong start at the January 2014 intake) is a powerful option for candidates in Asia looking for a challenging education. GMAT: you can request a GMAT waiver based on your academic background and professional experience.
The Kellogg–HKUST Executive MBA program: This joint executive MBA program takes 18 months and will require you to be sponsored by your organization. GMAT: not required. With this program, you can tap into the strong network of both schools across Asia and the US.
Overall, all of these programs offer a strong academic education and will help prepare you for your future goals. Since this is a big investment of your time and money, I highly recommend that you meet with current students, alumni, and the admissions officers at every school to learn more about the programs and the unique projects and opportunities each of them offers. Another major consideration for you would be the size, distribution, and power of the alumni network.
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