MBS, here I come!

1 Sep

Welcome to my blog! This is where I’ll blog about my experiences at the Mannheim Business School (MBS), Germany. If you are here to find out to understand more about the reasons why one would choose MBS, to walk through day in the life of an MBS-student, to get a flavour of what life-on-campus is all about, you are absolutely in the right place. Welcome on-board and happy reading!

I am a working professional from Mumbai, India and have 9.5 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry in the roles of a programmer, solutions designer, team-lead, business analyst and manager. My last position was with the Shoppers Stop group, India, where I was heading the IT-function for Crossword Bookstores.

An MBA has been top-of-the-mind for me for a while now. However, it wasn’t until 2009 when I took the first steps towards making this dream of mine into reality. I came across Mannheim Business School, via the Economist rankings and my searches for a German business school. In my search for the business-school of my choice, I had the following criteria; a full-time, 1-year program, a diverse, international program, a program that offered a broad range of electives and a school in Europe, preferably Germany. This was because I have been learning German for around 5 years now and really wanted to make use of it. An MBA from a leading German business school would take me 1 step closer to working in Germany and using my knowledge of the German language. MBS fulfilled all of the above criteria and I was ready to take my 1st steps towards the school. Some inquiries and discussions with the Program-Management and alumni, later, I applied to MBS. 2 interviews and 1 case-study later, the next steps were taken towards my destination- Mannheim Business School was the chosen one! 🙂

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4 Responses to “MBS, here I come!”

  1. anand venkatraman October 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    Hey annie,
    Congratulations!!

    I like the way you dismiss the admission process so easily. 2 interviews, 1 case study …is that really that simple to get through? 🙂 I am sure it is not and I would love to hear your experience of this stage.

    • Anita Visvanath October 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

      Anand, of course not! I spent many a sleepless night preparing for all of the above. But it was a fantastic experience and very challenging!

  2. Anand Raj February 24, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Hi anita,
    First off…my greetings on being selected to MBS.
    I am 25 years of age, had done my Engineerig graduate programme in Instrumentation (passed out in 2007),has close to 4 years of work experience (almost 1 year in IT field, then on in instrumentation) currently working in Germany as an Instrumentation engineer. I came to germany with this job. I have always had the idea to an MBA program and preferably in germany for all the obvious reasons.
    I have never taken a step towards my MBA dream, as I am concentrating on my thrilling career, but MBS was brought to my attention by a friend and is pretty interesting.
    I would love to get some guidelines from you as to how to prepare- 1. for GMAT 2. the interviews 3. the case study
    I know its too much to ask but would really appreciate it if you are able to help.
    you can leave me a mail at anand.rar@gmail.com
    thanks in advance
    regards,
    Anand (2nd anand in this blog :))

    • Anita Visvanath March 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

      Hello Anand,

      It’s great to hear about your interest in Mannheim Business School.

      I’ll pass on your contact to the Admissions Director who’ll be willing to answer your questions concerning admissions criteria. Of course, for queries from a student-perspective, you may contact me.

      MBS is present at the World MBA Tour in Frankfurt on 14th March. you’ need to register at
      http://tours.qsnetwork.com/index_wmt.php?module=wmt2&page=reg_form&eventid=915 . This would be a great opportunity to meet the MBS admissions team in person for more insights.

      Have a nice day!

      Warm regards,
      Anita

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