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For 3 work ex in I.t which is better mim or Mba ?

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I am working in Accenture as a SAP consultant having 3 yr work ex till now. Which course i should select- Mba from top-20 colleges(FT ranking) or MIM from top-10 college(FT ranking). I am working for NGO, organising office events and recieved appreciation(monetary) from client as well. In NGO as well they have assigned me a lead role.
Hi team, I m looking for mba in finance as i m planning to clear Cfa-1,2,3 all levels in future. But to apply in colleges, which are good for Mba- finance I dont have that much experience in finance as i had stated this earlier and i dont know which colleges are good for Mba- finance.
commented Jun 13, 2017 by Beginner (1 point)

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Given your work experience of 3 years, MiM wont be suitable at all. Now, you mentioned about MBA in Finance. Well, MBA is quite broad and gives you a holistic view in different fields, be it Finance, Marketing, Sales etc. You can further choose Finance there.
However in my opinion, if you want to specialize in Finance, you can also aim for Masters in Finance (MiF) courses. These courses are directed towards specializations in Finance (Corporate Finance/ Markets/ Investments etc). MiF courses not necessarily need a prior working experience in the domain although an inclination is always recommended (such as writing CFA/ FRM/ CAIA etc).
Some of the schools which I would recommend for MiF courses are as below (NOT necessarily in the order of ranking):
1. Berkeley Haas (Masters of Financial Engineering). Given your background as IT professional, it can be relevant as FinEngg requires prior coding experience and a good understanding of Mathematics (Stochastic calculus for example)
2. Carnegie Mellon (MS in Financial Engineering)
3. HEC Paris (Masters in Finance).  Gives you a detailed overview of Finance involving IB and Markets, and then you can choose to major in either of these.
4. IE Business School (Masters in Finance)
5. INSEAD (Masters in Finance)
These are few schools that offer specialization in Finance. Ofcourse there are many others as well.
To go for MBA in Finance, IIM Calcutta is well known for Finance (IIMA/ IIMB are equally good). ISB is more for Consulting/ Marketing. Jamna Bajaj Institute (Mumbai) is also well known for Finance placements in India.
answered Jun 13, 2017 by Beginner (11 points)
Well you are just the right time to join for an MBA. A MIM would not do justice to your profile. However Something which shall be useful to understand is the domain in which you are looking forward to do your MBA. It would help to identify the right program or college.
Every college has its different specializations, like ISB is good for consulting, IE is good startups. Harvard is for leadership.
answered Jun 13, 2017 by Guru (5,628 points)
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