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Ross.
Anything in particular that you might be looking for?
Test Strategy?
Websites?
Books?
Application process?

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Just adding this link in here for others. Financial Times has some good metrics and may help during your research phase.
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings


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Or if you want (this was helpful for me), here is a compilation of rankings of the top thirty schools by four publication: Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, and US News -- I'm working on something a little more interactive, but this will have to do for now:

http://blog.cavancanavan.com/?page_id=636

Each publication has their own criteria for ranking the schools,so it's important to learn which criteria is the most important/useful to you.

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cavancanavan wrote:Ross.
Anything in particular that you might be looking for?
Test Strategy?
Websites?
Books?
Application process?


I'm not really sure what I would like to see. I use the GMATclub for a lot of my information. http://gmatclub.com/

One thing that would be nice is to take some of the information that I have started to compile in this thread and make a much larger scale version of it. Mainly noting which schools have a design curriculum component to their MBA. It would nice to know of any partnerships between schools and companies that allow you to work on real world products.


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Hey,
I am have an undergraduate degree(B.Tech in Information and Communication Technology). I am interested in design and would like to do an MBA.Currently I am working as a Business analyst. Will my MBA help me to get into Design Consultancies given that I have no experience in the design field?

Re: MBA programs for top design consultancies

Postby bcpid » July 18th, 2011, 1:19 pm


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I'd add the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in MPLS. I've been looking into it for similar reasons, and they actually have an Enterprise path that focuses more on interdisciplinary projects and new product development. My understanding is their placement rate, even in the recession, is over 90%.

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Postby DJRMID » July 23rd, 2011, 1:21 pm


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Best of luck, but don't count out a solid MFA or MID program with a focus on design thinking. Remember an education is what you make of it, and at the end of the day, you better have a comprehensive portfolio if you want to be considered for any design position.

This article is worth a click- "The MFA is the new MBA"

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2008/04/the_mfa_is_the_new_mba.html

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Have a look at Babson

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It's worth taking a close look at Babson. They typically rank #1 for entrepreneurship, which is a great match for design. It is a super rigorous program, but you would learn a lot of the fundamental business concepts for bringing a design to market. I just finished the program there and would be happy to chat about it.

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Postby wadudia3 » January 15th, 2012, 7:42 am


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I am looking at similar programs, although I am trying to find an even more specific MBA program that focuses on design AND development and/or sustainability. It seems like I can find MBA programs that focus on sustainability/development and MBA programs that focus on design but not both. JHU has a great Global MBA program and they have a new Design MBA through MICA and JHU, both through Carey Business School. I think you should add that program to your list. CCA's Design Strategy is interesting because it does include a sustainability studio, but that is one course during ONE semester. If anyone has any info, please let me know. I am also looking at Carnegie Mellon.

In terms of MBAs with a focus on development/sustainability I'm checking out Miami's Farmer Business School, Oxford's MBA focusing on social enterprise, Duke, INSEAD, PSU and a few others.

Please let me know if you know of a more interdisciplinary MBA that includes sustainability and design or social entrepreneurship and design. Thank you!

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So I am guessing GMAT or GRE scores are a must to go down this route 8)

Re: MBA programs for top design consultancies

Postby prateekbatra » November 24th, 2012, 1:41 pm


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Hi Ross

You just spoke my mind out there. I made the same list while looking for my masters. The Businessweek's top 30 design programs contributed majorly. Have you made a final decision for it? I've got admission in Domus Academy, the MBD course. But I'm still in my dilemma for the course too. The description for the course,however, is like destiny calling.


I'm not a forum person, but just for your thread, I felt like signing up, so thanks for starting this convo with the aim to brainstorm our way to the right career path, cheers :)

me at prateekbatra dot com

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