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Old 15th April 2013, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone i would most likely be entering NUS real estate management. But i have a keen interest in business administration. As such can i enquire if i can switch o doing a masters in BA after i have completed my real esates degree?

PS: my score does nt allow me to do BBA

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Old 15th April 2013, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It all depends on your uni GPA

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Old 15th April 2013, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agree with the above.

However what is the point of you furthering your studies to get a mba? With no work experience it's actually quite difficult for you to get a job with your mba. Many employers would consider you overqualified for entry level jobs and under qualified in terms of experience for senior positions.

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It'll depend on your honour grade as well as whether you take up a minor in Business which would help a lot.

But I do agree with sweetlemon, I know a lot of MBA grad ending up jobless, unless you're willing to take up a job meant for a BBA, if not you're be overqualified for a lower-paying job. Best route to this would be get a job and take up a part-time MBA.

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@sweetlemon insightful comment there, what do u suggest i do? Shud i get a few years experience and then ask my employer to sponsor my masters education?

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Yea, TBH degree in real estate management really can't earn much

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If you major in engineering and have a MBA , you can expect to get paid a shyt load. 5 digit salary, why you never take engineering?

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typically, MBA uses GMAT as entrance, so doesn't matter what your undergraduate degree is. yes, get at least 2-3 years work experience and then from there, start thinking about which school to go. you probably will get rejected from good MBA schools anyway if you have no experience. employers typically do not sponsor MBA education for those that have only been with them for 2-3 years fresh out of school, unless it is a general education perk at the company.

another reason why it is not ideal to enter MBA too early is because of what is mentioned above about the job prospects. some of the lowest level MBA positions typically offered are level ups from fresh out of college positions, eg. associate from analyst or analyst from associate (depending on your industry hierachy). if you do not have that base experience, an MBA will not help you, or even if it does, puts you at a very disadvantageous position compared to the rest of your peers who have more experience. besides those, you are looking at managerial positions that definitely expect some industry experience as well before they drop some responsibilities on you.

recommendation: plan ahead where you want to be after MBA, sounds like you have not graduated yet, so it will be perfect because it helps to get on the right path right out of undergrad. the industries with MBA positions that requires the lowest level of experience and helps give the biggest leverage are usually consulting and private equity. those who enter into MBA with prior experience in those areas will expect much more opportunities, and more employers seeking them once they graduate. those from other industries or background will have to work a little more, and in your case, if 0 experience, work the most with potentially no outcome.
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@sweetlemon insightful comment there, what do u suggest i do? Shud i get a few years experience and then ask my employer to sponsor my masters education?
It depends on what your eventual goals are. Do you intend to stay in the estate management field, or move on to other industries? If so, what are the industries you have in mind and how would a mba value-add to your worth as an employee to your company? Or perhaps you are considering an academic path towards professorship? I don't know, these are questions that you would need to address.

Whether your future employer would be willing to sponsor your masters or not, I wouldn't know. I don't think that happens very often unless you're a highly valued employee at managerial level at least. If you're thinking of a few years down the career path it is more likely that you have to take it part time while working, or quit to do a full time 1-2 year course.

However back to the same question, why do you want an mba?

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on part time vs full time, something to take note of as well, if you have very little experience, best would be to go full time to leverage internship opportunities. many low level MBA positions will also expect internship experience to trial run the MBA position before letting you come on full force. if you have no experience, and only doing part-time, expect all the MBA will do is help get you a slight salary raise at your current company.
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Just to add, you have to choose your MBA sch very carefully. Some MBA degrees overseas are fake or sub-standard.
Pls be sure that you will like your course in Real Estate, else uni will just be waiting for tea break, lunch break and dinner time....

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Just curious, why are you keen in taking up business admin?

Anyway, I do agree with most that you should get your real estate management, work while doing MBA part-time. Personally, Real Estate management have great prospects too. You can consider working as a leasing officer for Capitaland/CDL/Landlease. There are usually a small team of 2-5 leasing officers per shopping mall. Your sole job would be to negotiate with business owners & subsequently lease out shop units. Your career progression moves from leasing officer, to senior leasing officer, assistant leasing manager, leasing manager, and if you are lucky enough, mall director.

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