The admit packet is here…

….and it only adds to my joy! I have been awarded with some merit based scholarship and it definitely helps mitigating the financial burden of pursuing an MBA in the United States! A few thousand dollars saved is still a lot of rupees earned! In fact, even the thought of going for a U.S. MBA during these troubled times would have seemed far-fetched for a not-born-with-golden-spoon Indian like me had it not been for the scholarship. But now with the aid, the kind of exposure it will offer within two years and a little ambition to experience life the U.S. ishtyle somewhere in the corner of the heart makes it a risk worth taking! I hope so! I have my Nanyang result awaiting but I am not really waiting for it. I still don’t know how generous Nanyang will be when it comes to offering scholarships. Also, W.P. Carey has got a much better reputation in terms of technology specialization and most importantly, it offers a truly global MBA with all the prominent aspects of any niche U.S. MBA program. It may not be in the Ivy league today, but it is catching up at a decent pace. So unless Nanyang really pulls a rabbit out of the hat, it is going to be W.P. Carey for me.

I think next few weeks will pass by completing the formalities, figuring out the finances, etc. which is better and different than the wait game. Things have moved on since last week and whatever is happening is still a little hard to digest! But then, that is life – sometimes it will surprise you with the good news just when you think you have screwed it up!

MBA it is! W.P. Carey says YES!

Oh yes! Finally the long, anxious B-journey is set to end on a positive note. I am feeling most relieved and happy right now, something I couldn’t feel simultaneously for past one year. I am letting the feeling to sink in and I will let it take its own time.

W.P. Carey offers Supply Chain and Information Systems as its flagship courses, something I look forward to specialize in. All my efforts and investments in terms of time and money have paid off! With hopes hanging by a thread, this MBA journey had reached a junction where I had started doubting my capabilities and was having second thoughts on starting it again right from giving the GMAT. However, I am glad to reach this milestone and prove myself wrong for once!  I will tell you the story of dings and details of my waitlist strategy later and you can read them as archives :). Finally….allz well that end’s well!

A new journey is about to begin….