Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Oct 2014, 18:08

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Technology
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 09:10
hi All,
i have been visiting this forum for quite a long time , but not actively participating . I wrote my GMAT last December and scored 750 (quant 50 - Verbal 40).
I'm indebted to all of you. I learned a lot of things from this forum which enabled me to get such a score :) :).

Now i need your help in shortlisting colleges.

About me :
Age 26
Indian

Study :
Btech Electronics & Communication - Consistent performance.

Work:
IT (exp : 4 years)
Current Role : Team Analyst
Working for a Major US Client for the last 2 years.

Reason for MBA:
want to know more about Project Management and Business Analysis + career switch.
and also want to start up a firm :):)

Please let me know, few colleges which helps me to achieve my dream (MBA) ..
PS: Need financial aid also :(

I also want to know, whether my age is ideal for MBA or not. If i want to pursue MBA after 2-3 years, will it be too late for me?

Thanks in advance .
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Jul 2012
Posts: 340
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GPA: 4
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 215

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 11:54
It would probably be better if you let us now your shortlist, your reasons for it, and any doubts about specific schools you might have. Otherwise, you might not get too many replies.
Expert Post
Admissionado
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 3336
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 560 [0], given: 30

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 03:50
Expert's post
Congrats on the sweet GMAT!
Are you thinking ONLY about International MBA? Or US too? What are your preferences of location? or school? of type of program?? we need a weee bit more info before we can give you some intelligent advice...
_________________

Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado

Admissionado.com

If you like the post, give it a KUDOS!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Jan 2013
Posts: 21
GMAT Date: 01-20-2005
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 00:11
Hi Hareesh,

With 4 yrs. of work experience and good GMAT score, you are in a perfect stage of your career, which mostly b-schools look for and you stand fair chances of being selected in b-schools. I would recommend you to target schools like: Wharton, Booth, Kellogg, Stanford, UCLA, Tuck, LBS, INSEAD, ISB and MIT-Sloan for 2014 intake. The list comprises of many, but these are few good ones which suits your profile. You can also try your chances in b-school by clicking http://www.general-ed.com/chances-of-bschool

Subsequently you need to skillfully write your application essays and demonstrate leadership qualities during final interviews. To know more about interview preparation & tips click to http://bit.ly/XQVp4s

Let me know in case of other concerns you might have.

Best,
AK


hareesh02 wrote:
hi All,
i have been visiting this forum for quite a long time , but not actively participating . I wrote my GMAT last December and scored 750 (quant 50 - Verbal 40).
I'm indebted to all of you. I learned a lot of things from this forum which enabled me to get such a score :) :).

Now i need your help in shortlisting colleges.

About me :
Age 26
Indian

Study :
Btech Electronics & Communication - Consistent performance.

Work:
IT (exp : 4 years)
Current Role : Team Analyst
Working for a Major US Client for the last 2 years.

Reason for MBA:
want to know more about Project Management and Business Analysis + career switch.
and also want to start up a firm :):)

Please let me know, few colleges which helps me to achieve my dream (MBA) ..
PS: Need financial aid also :(

I also want to know, whether my age is ideal for MBA or not. If i want to pursue MBA after 2-3 years, will it be too late for me?

Thanks in advance .

_________________

GMAT-750 Work Exp-10 yrs. MBA-Top 10 FT Ranking B-School
Under Grad- Top 30 College in Asia

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Technology
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 07:32
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Congrats on the sweet GMAT!
Are you thinking ONLY about International MBA? Or US too? What are your preferences of location? or school? of type of program?? we need a weee bit more info before we can give you some intelligent advice...



hi jon,

i'm planning to do MBA in US itself..
Full time MBA.

i hve shortlisted...
University of Pennsylvania- Wharton *
INSEAD *
ISB - Hyderabad *
University of Califronia *
MIT Sloan *

University of Duke - Fuqua
University of Illinois - Urbana
NUS - Singapore
Nanyang - Singapore
Yale School of Management
University College - Dublin - Ireland
University of Rochester
University of Dallas

Ohio State University - Fisher
Oregon State University
Cleveland state university

chance for an admit to first 5 is pretty less it seems.. as my profile is not that strong..
Last 3 are state universities so fees would be less
kindly let me know, which all colleges can provide a financial aid also..

Regards,
Hareesh
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Too close for missiles, switching to guns.
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 766
Location: United States
Schools: Johnson (Cornell) - Class of 2015
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 311 [1] , given: 166

Premium Member
Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 11:18
1
This post received
KUDOS
hareesh02 wrote:

Ohio State University - Fisher
Oregon State University
Cleveland state university

Last 3 are state universities so fees would be less


Regards,
Hareesh


State school vs. private shouldn't be a factor. For example, Fisher is $44K for international while a lot of top 15 private schools are $55K. That extra $11K is well worth it.

hareesh02 wrote:

i hve shortlisted...
University of Pennsylvania- Wharton *
INSEAD *
ISB - Hyderabad *
University of Califronia *
MIT Sloan *

University of Duke - Fuqua
University of Illinois - Urbana
NUS - Singapore
Nanyang - Singapore
Yale School of Management
University College - Dublin - Ireland
University of Rochester
University of Dallas



This list isn't really "short" It also seems to be all over the place - I can't speak for the international schools, but for the US ones, Illinois, Rochester and Dallas are nowhere near the level of Duke and Yale. You don't want to send out a bunch of applications to lower tiered schools, then get multiple acceptances to schools you haven't visited and be stuck coming back to this forum posting a "Which school should I choose?" thread. Also - consider the cost of application fees and your capacity to write QUALITY essays for multiple schools. Too many and the quality of your applications is likely to go down. Plus, keep in mind for each school you apply to you're hoping for an interview, and preparing for and scheduling those is a chore as well.

That said, if you're looking for more schools on the level of Duke and Yale, I would consider: Michigan (Ross), Virginia (Darden), Cornell (Johnson) and UCLA (Anderson). Schools just below that group are Texas (McCombs) and North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) are worth a look too - also, you may impress them enough to get a merit scholarship (I wouldn't count too much on need-based aid...it's tough to come by, and even then, a lot of times it's in loan form).
_________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fWvub_WBho

2 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Canada
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
Schools: Kelley (Indiana) - Class of 2015
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40
GPA: 3.5
WE: Operations (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 37 [2] , given: 23

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2013, 13:36
2
This post received
KUDOS
I think this is the first time I've seen Cleveland State and Penn on the same shortlist for anything. :D
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 07 Feb 2013
Posts: 64
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 31

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2013, 07:42
You didn't mention the profile of your undergraduate degree/grades.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Technology
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2013, 08:17
jxcho wrote:
I think this is the first time I've seen Cleveland State and Penn on the same shortlist for anything. :D



HI.. probably the last time also.. :D...

i have just started checking the colleges.. only refrences are US news.. FT .. Businessweek and all .. :)
i have a constraint on the amount of fees, i can spend on MBA.. so just asking opinions on State universities.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Technology
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2013, 08:21
Redtailedhawk wrote:
You didn't mention the profile of your undergraduate degree/grades.


hi..
i did my engineering - Electronics and Communication with 80% aggregate.

10th - 87%
12th - 87%
i represent the common pool of Indian IT Male.. ;)
do let me know, if you were in my shoes, which all colleges will you short list.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 23 Mar 2011
Posts: 1101
Followers: 73

Kudos [?]: 448 [0], given: 454

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2013, 11:13
Apart from the great advice you may receive here, you may also try this forum for a profile evaluation: admission-consultants-124/?fl=menu

(please go through a few entries before submitting yours)
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Too close for missiles, switching to guns.
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 766
Location: United States
Schools: Johnson (Cornell) - Class of 2015
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 311 [1] , given: 166

Premium Member
Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2013, 13:45
1
This post received
KUDOS
hareesh02 wrote:
i have a constraint on the amount of fees, i can spend on MBA.. so just asking opinions on State universities.


I don't want to sound insensitive, but that's what loans are for. If you're going to get an MBA, go big or go home. You might be disappointed with the experience/direction your career takes if you're main concern is price-tag for the MBA. Also, keep in mind you're going to be paying out-of-state tuition anyway, so it's not that much cheaper than a quality private program.
_________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fWvub_WBho

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Technology
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 06:01
CobraKai wrote:
hareesh02 wrote:
i have a constraint on the amount of fees, i can spend on MBA.. so just asking opinions on State universities.


I don't want to sound insensitive, but that's what loans are for. If you're going to get an MBA, go big or go home. You might be disappointed with the experience/direction your career takes if you're main concern is price-tag for the MBA. Also, keep in mind you're going to be paying out-of-state tuition anyway, so it's not that much cheaper than a quality private program.



yes.. i'm 'getting same advice from every corner.

so here goes my shortlist..
Wharton
Duke
Stern.
Darden
Tepper
1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 10 May 2010
Posts: 818
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 324 [1] , given: 191

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 06:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
CobraKai wrote:
hareesh02 wrote:
i have a constraint on the amount of fees, i can spend on MBA.. so just asking opinions on State universities.


I don't want to sound insensitive, but that's what loans are for. If you're going to get an MBA, go big or go home. You might be disappointed with the experience/direction your career takes if you're main concern is price-tag for the MBA.


I agree with the overall sentiment "If you're going to get an MBA, go big or go home". However go big has changed over the past 5 years. In 2005-2006 any school in Top 20 could have offered awesome opportunities and a good ROI. However now a days jobs opportunities for International students outside M7 are less attractive than before while the tuition has remained same. Hence there is some wisdom in targeting mid tier schools. For example an international student can very well land into Deloitte Consulting from Ross as well as from Simon/UIUC. It will be tougher from lower ranked schools however the competition will be far less. Moreover the 50-80% tuition waiver can really swing in favor of mid-tier schools. The tuition savings will justify the extra legwork needed.
_________________

The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ?

Current Student
User avatar
Status: Too close for missiles, switching to guns.
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 766
Location: United States
Schools: Johnson (Cornell) - Class of 2015
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 311 [0], given: 166

Premium Member
Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 07:05
hareesh02 wrote:
CobraKai wrote:
hareesh02 wrote:
i have a constraint on the amount of fees, i can spend on MBA.. so just asking opinions on State universities.


I don't want to sound insensitive, but that's what loans are for. If you're going to get an MBA, go big or go home. You might be disappointed with the experience/direction your career takes if you're main concern is price-tag for the MBA. Also, keep in mind you're going to be paying out-of-state tuition anyway, so it's not that much cheaper than a quality private program.



yes.. i'm 'getting same advice from every corner.

so here goes my shortlist..
Wharton
Duke
Stern.
Darden
Tepper


Looks like a good list. Next step is to research - get on their email list to see when adcom members will be coming to a city near you or if alumni are hosting events.
_________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fWvub_WBho

Re: Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750   [#permalink] 19 Mar 2013, 07:05
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Advice needed: college shortlisting KeepingUp 3 24 Sep 2013, 20:26
GMAT 650, Please suggest on shortlisting colleges gmtshabs 5 30 Dec 2012, 02:05
Experts publish their posts in the topic GMAT PREP ADVICE REQUIRED bidmanager 2 31 Aug 2011, 15:16
GMAT prep advice required dkj1984 0 04 Jun 2011, 07:49
1 College Shortlisting amittikoo84 1 07 Jul 2009, 01:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Advice required on shortlisting colleges - GMAT 750

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.