why don't you go back to MIT for the ESD-TMP program?
I find this forum real useful and I would be grateful for comments on my chances to get into PhD programs in the top business schools, such as Wharton, Kellogg or Berkeley in the US, or INSEAD or LBS in Europe.
I have an undergraduate Bachelors of Engineering (1st class honors) from Imperial College in the UK, and a Masters of Science in Technology & Policy Program from MIT in the US (graduated 2002, GPA 4.7/5).
I've been working for the past six years in the military (briefly) and then in economic policy departments in the Government sector outside of the US and I've been doing decently OK.
I'm seriously considering going into academia in business as I believe I have real passion for research and teaching. I am interested in either organisational behavior or marketing.
The obvious downsides I see for myself are (1) lack of research credentials (I've never published, though parts of my master thesis has been used for a book by my Prof), (2) lack of strong Letters of Reference from academia (I haven't really kept in touch with any of my Uni Profs) and the letters would mostly come from my current and ex-bosses, and (3) I think I'm quite out of touch with academic disciplines and I don't have comprehensive grounding in psychology or economics.
Does anyone think I have a fighting chance with an application? Or should I increase my chances by enrolling in some related Masters programme at a good university and then going for the phD, though by then I'd be 33 and quite ancient relative to the rest of the PhD candidates :P
Most grateful for advice from anyone!
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