Question by khatti: How can I convert my Indian MBA degree into an MBA degree for US?
Answer by Gregg DesElms
You can’t “convert” it into a US MBA. Instead, you must have it evaluated by what is called a “US foreign credential evaluator.” And it must be one which has the respect of academia, business and government in the US. The evaluator’s job would be to carefully review it, in minute detail, and determine if it is equivalent to an MBA of similar designation from a US regionally-accredited college or university.
Therea are MANY which are fake ones… run by nefarious types such as the infamous diploma millist SHIELA DANZIG… avoid her and anything with which she is involved.
By and large, the US foreign credential evaluators who are the most widely used and relied upon by pretty much all colleges/universities, by govenment, and by employers are:
Any NACES member agency: http://www.naces.org
The cost will vary… but usually less than 0(US) will do it.
You simply fill-out the appllication with whichever evaluator you choose, and send-in the money; then you must fill-out a form for each school you’ve attended so the evaluator can send off for transcripts (it won’t accept copies from the applicant).
Then you wait.
It doesn’t take long. And once it’s done, and if the MBA is declared equivalent to one of similar designation from a US regionally-accredited college or university, you’ll get a nice certificate and summary on fancy paper…
…which, if copied and attached to any US job or college applications you fill out, will be accepted as verification that your MBA is equivalent to one of the same name from a US college/university.
Some colleges (and even some employers) may require you to have your degree re-evaluated by the evaluator of THEIR choice. If so, there’s not much you can do but grin and bear it. You may even have to pay (again) for it, depending on the situation.
That’s why I always recommend AACRAO’s service above most NACES member agencies. All the registrars at all the colleges/universities are usually AACRAO members… so they know and respect the service.
That said, the NACES member agencies are all very, very credible, too.
Hope that helps.
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