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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 19:36
Hello all,
I appreciate if you can evaluate my profile for EMBA and advice .


Indian male 35 years
Work experience:
12 years IT experience(3 years in Telecom/Wireless, 9 years in Financial Services)
Previously worked/consulted for top 3 US banks., in the field of IT.
Currently working for top US bank and supports/manages a system with $500 million in daily transactions.

Education:
MS in Computer Engineering from NJIT. GPA 3.15
BS in Electronics and communication engineering from second tier university in India.

GMAT: 690


Volunteer experience:
1) Board member for a US based charitable 503c organization. On average, raised $60000 for the last 3 years to support social cause.
2) Involved in employer supported charitable events(Juinor achievement and habitat for humanity)
3) Started a science and technology and coaching elementary kids.

Entrepreneurial Experience:
Started a home based business and gainfully managing.

Manager and senior management is very supportive of my plan to pursue an EMBA. I am in the process of discussion with senoir management for financial sponsorship. Not sure at this time what kind or % financial support I would get. Time sponsorship is not an issue.

EMBA programs( Friday/Saturday Program) that I am interested in applying in the order
1) Wharton
2) Columbia
3) Stern


I appreciate if you can evaluate my profile and advice .

Thanks
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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 22:03
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Hi Kolaveridi3,

You've selected three of the top EMBA programs. You will have to work on setting yourself apart through the essays with how you describe your achievements, goals, and volunteer work. It is important to show that you have assumed significant responsibility, managed teams and made significant impact on your ogranization. You would also need to explain how the EMBA fit in with your career goals. For each of the school you would have to research and show that there is indeed a strong fit and show that you are highly motivated to make the most of the EMBA experience. Think through the special qualities you possess, what makes you an effective executive, what are you passionate about, and weave them together with what you have accomplished, and what you plan to accomplish in the future with the learning from EMBA.

If you have any other questions, I'm happy to have a more in-depth conversation. http://marveladmissions.com/contact-us/

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kolaveridi3 wrote:
Hello all,
I appreciate if you can evaluate my profile for EMBA and advice .


Indian male 35 years
Work experience:
12 years IT experience(3 years in Telecom/Wireless, 9 years in Financial Services)
Previously worked/consulted for top 3 US banks., in the field of IT.
Currently working for top US bank and supports/manages a system with $500 million in daily transactions.

Education:
MS in Computer Engineering from NJIT. GPA 3.15
BS in Electronics and communication engineering from second tier university in India.

GMAT: 690


Volunteer experience:
1) Board member for a US based charitable 503c organization. On average, raised $60000 for the last 3 years to support social cause.
2) Involved in employer supported charitable events(Juinor achievement and habitat for humanity)
3) Started a science and technology and coaching elementary kids.

Entrepreneurial Experience:
Started a home based business and gainfully managing.

Manager and senior management is very supportive of my plan to pursue an EMBA. I am in the process of discussion with senoir management for financial sponsorship. Not sure at this time what kind or % financial support I would get. Time sponsorship is not an issue.

EMBA programs( Friday/Saturday Program) that I am interested in applying in the order
1) Wharton
2) Columbia
3) Stern


I appreciate if you can evaluate my profile and advice .

Thanks

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 23:01
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Hi,

I realized that people seem to like asking questions regarding their chances of getting into various business schools. And though I appreciate the information provided so far, proper school selection require much more in-depth discussion regarding your leadership experience, your strengths, what you are passionate about, etc.

School selection is part of the service we offer. If you are interested in finding out how we can help improve your candidacy, please feel free to reach out for a complimentary consultation.

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Hi Christine,

Thank you for taking out time to respond. My only idea was to get some initial feedbacks from an expert to assess my profile to start with. Considering that you and other experts had provided similar advice to many others, I too requested for an intial assessment cum advice. Its not that I like asking question regarding my chances of getting into any college, just that wanted a direction.

Apology if you felt it was inappropriate.

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 23:40
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Hi,

No need to apologize at all.

You've got great college performance, good international exposure, and solid GMAT score. The challenge would be for you to differentiate yourself from other applicants by demonstrating leadership capabilities and impact on your organization, and clarity of your goals and motivation for getting an MBA.

Your list of schools seem reasonable. Just make sure to research and understand each school's culture, and apply to places that provide environments you thrive in.

I'm sincere in my offer to have a discussion if you are interested so that I can provide more meaningful feedback for you.

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MarvelAdmissions wrote:
Hi,

I realized that people seem to like asking questions regarding their chances of getting into various business schools. And though I appreciate the information provided so far, proper school selection require much more in-depth discussion regarding your leadership experience, your strengths, what you are passionate about, etc.

School selection is part of the service we offer. If you are interested in finding out how we can help improve your candidacy, please feel free to reach out for a complimentary consultation.

Thank you.

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Hi Christine,

Thank you for taking out time to respond. My only idea was to get some initial feedbacks from an expert to assess my profile to start with. Considering that you and other experts had provided similar advice to many others, I too requested for an intial assessment cum advice. Its not that I like asking question regarding my chances of getting into any college, just that wanted a direction.

Apology if you felt it was inappropriate.

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 09:14
Thanks marrveladmissions for the reply.....actually ross and tuck are fabulous schools to consider as well given their strength in operations management....i ,'ll surely be considering them .....also i am planning to apply in r1 next year so that i have substantial work experience-2yrs in my new profile ( family business) when i join a bschool.
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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 10:07
Hello,

I am a European applicant and trying to see whether I would be competitive for the top MBA schools, especially a finance/entrepreneurship school.
I was thinking about MIT.

Since I don't really know much about MBA world in USA, I would really appreciate any help you may have. Could you evaluate the below and share your thoughts on competitiveness and schools to target please?

Thanks!
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Age: 32

UG: Engineering, top school in country. GPA 2.5 - no special reason for low GPA
Grad: MS in Finance: top school in Europe. GPA 3.7
GMAT: 750, Q:51

WE1: Management / Entrepreneurship (engineering related) : 3 years
WE2: Financial Services / Strategy (well known global company) : 2 years

Work experience covers 5 countries (spent at least 6 months) so far
During my WE2 some of the global projects at which I participated at the design phase became highly successful and recommendations (from senior people in organization) revolve around this
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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 14:58
My target schools are Columbia, Harvard, NYU Stern, Stanford and Wharton.

Education
- GPA: 3.70 at Stony Brook University (SUNY) BS in Business Management – Just graduated in August.
GMAT: 650
Age: 29
White
Experience: 11 years
- 8 years as an enlisted US nuclear trained submariner. Responsibilities included calculating, sampling and maintaining reactor chemistry, overseeing all radiological activities (maintenance, casualty actions in case of reactor accident etc…) and operating the reactor in all modes.
- 1 year at Sandia National Laboratory as a Health Physics Technician integrating radiological controls into all aspects of their experimentation
- 1.5 years at Brookhaven National Laboratory doing the same as at Sandia.
- .5 years at as a Quality Engineer - Just promoted.
Extracurricular Activities:
- None - When separated from navy, attended school full time and work full time. No time for anything else.


I know my GMAT is not as high as it could be which may be a problem, especially for the schools I am choosing, but I believe I can offset this in my applications by drawing attention to the technical nature of my past and current job, my GPA in Nuclear Power School as well as my A+ in calculus.

Another important point in regards to my GMAT is that I attended my undergrad full time while simultaneously working full time. I believe I can capitalize on this fact and show that while simultaneously pursuing both, I obtained excellent grades and have been promoted at work. I think this will show that when I stop working and attend school full time, I will perform exceptionally well. Please let me know if this logic will hold up in an application and if I should talk to it.

Please let me know your thoughts and I thank you in advance for any evaluation you provide.

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Hi Olurmuki,

Are you only considering MBA programs in the U.S.?

Your high GMATscore and MS GPA should help offset the undergrad GPA. Whatever caused the low undergrad GPA, you may have to convince the schools those factors no longer exist.

Kudos on the global projects. If you can show that you have strong leadership capabilities and made significant positive impact on your oganization, you should be competitive for MIT.

You didn't mention future career goals. Make sure you clearly articulate what you would like to do & why, and how the MBA at the schools you're applying to can help you get there, and how you plan to contribute to the business school and your community.

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olurmuki wrote:
Hello,

I am a European applicant and trying to see whether I would be competitive for the top MBA schools, especially a finance/entrepreneurship school.
I was thinking about MIT.

Since I don't really know much about MBA world in USA, I would really appreciate any help you may have. Could you evaluate the below and share your thoughts on competitiveness and schools to target please?

Thanks!
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Age: 32

UG: Engineering, top school in country. GPA 2.5 - no special reason for low GPA
Grad: MS in Finance: top school in Europe. GPA 3.7
GMAT: 750, Q:51

WE1: Management / Entrepreneurship (engineering related) : 3 years
WE2: Financial Services / Strategy (well known global company) : 2 years

Work experience covers 5 countries (spent at least 6 months) so far
During my WE2 some of the global projects at which I participated at the design phase became highly successful and recommendations (from senior people in organization) revolve around this

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Hi,

What are your career goals post MBA?

Seems like you have great work ethics and discipline. If you really want to reach for these top schools, I would suggest retaking the GMAT.

If not, assuming you have examples of leadership capabilities, there are still many great MBA programs for you to consider.

Happy to discuss further if you are interested. http://marveladmissions.com/contact-us/

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iamsovereign wrote:
My target schools are Columbia, Harvard, NYU Stern, Stanford and Wharton.

Education
- GPA: 3.70 at Stony Brook University (SUNY) BS in Business Management – Just graduated in August.
- GPA: 3.84 Navy Nuclear Power School. Non degree but very technical and well known for its rigor.
GMAT: 650
Age: 29
White
Experience: 11 years
- 8 years as an enlisted US nuclear trained submariner. Responsibilities included calculating, sampling and maintaining reactor chemistry, overseeing all radiological activities (maintenance, casualty actions in case of reactor accident etc…) and operating the reactor in all modes.
- 1 year at Sandia National Laboratory as a Health Physics Technician integrating radiological controls into all aspects of their experimentation
- 1.5 years at Brookhaven National Laboratory doing the same as at Sandia.
- .5 years at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a Quality Engineer for Radiological Control Division
o Just promoted.
Extracurricular Activities:
- None - When separated from navy, attended school full time and work full time. No time for anything else.
Essays: I have recently received essays from a fellow veteran at one of the top schools. He did exactly what I did in the navy and I intend on using it as a template for my own essays while differentiating myself based on my upbringing
- Grew up in a very poor neighborhood in Dallas Texas
- Only person in immediate family or extended family to graduate college

I know my GMAT is not as high as it could be which may be a problem, especially for the schools I am choosing, but I believe I can offset this in my applications by drawing attention to the technical nature of my past and current job, my GPA in Nuclear Power School as well as my A+ in calculus.

Another important point in regards to my GMAT is that I attended my undergrad full time while simultaneously working full time. I believe I can capitalize on this fact and show that while simultaneously pursuing both, I obtained excellent grades and have been promoted at work. I think this will show that when I stop working and attend school full time, I will perform exceptionally well. Please let me know if this logic will hold up in an application and if I should talk to it.

Please let me know your thoughts and I thank you in advance for any evaluation you provide.

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2012, 00:15
Hi Christine,

Thanks for your reply.
Reason for low grades was that I was interested in more ECs those times. With my grad degree, no more the case.

My goal is to do buy side/advisory finance then/or entrepreneurship.
This is interesting though, for instance MIT doesn't really ask about what one wants to do after MBA or why one would like to do an MBA at all.

Schools: Not strictly US. Any advice welcome. However at this point, I believe MBA will benefit me only if it is one of the very top schools.

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2012, 06:49
Thank you for your replies, Pbodine and MarvelAdmission, and I appreciate your perspectives. You have reaffirmed my own thought process in that my GMAT will be a negative. I did leave enough time to retake the GMAT before the application deadlines, however, after much deliberation, I believe my ROI will be greater if I use the remaining time to fully concentrating on other aspects of my application than if I spread myself between the GMAT and the essays/recommendations. In the event that I am not accepted this year, I will retake the GMAT and reapply next year.

With the right level of rigor and perseverance, I think I can pull it off. Again, I greatly appreciate your input and I look forward to any future correspondence!
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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2012, 08:48
Hello,

I'd appreciate some advice/insight into my situation for applying to business school... I think it's a pretty unique and abnormal situation. I would be applying for a Fall 2014 start semester.

Here's my profile:

Age: 25 Asian male
Undergrad: Civil & Environmental Engineering with 3.1 GPA
Haven't taken GMAT yet
7+ years commitment to church leadership and outreach
Avid guitar player/musician, snowboarder, and basketball player

Work Experience: 2 and a half years, both with Fortune 500 companies. Worked in operations/supply chain management in a Global Leadership program, now doing Product Management at Fortune 100 company

After graduating, I was going for a master's in Operations Design and Management at my school, when my adviser recommended me to go for the MBA instead, as it was a more valuable degree with only a handful of additional classes. I was a full time MBA student (with 0 full-time work experience) for about a year and a half when I was hired into a global leadership development program. I've since then moved into my ideal position and industry with my current employer. I am about 75% done with my MBA which, relative to other programs, is lower cost because I took advantage of graduate tuition promotions.

I'm happy with my current role and the potential growth opportunities, but I feel that my growth could be capped based on the fact that I don't have a top tier MBA. I'd like to get into consulting or corporate strategy, which will likely require a higher ranked MBA.

I've accumulated about $150K in loans from undergrad and the current MBA program that I'm in. Thus, I am only looking into low-cost MBA program, such as:

Kelley at Indiana University, ranked #23. Has a great online/part-time program that costs only $50k total
Marriott school at BYU, ranked #32. Costs ~$20K total, but it is a full-time program
Tepper at Carnegie Mellon, ranked #19. They will be starting a new online/part-time program next year, I believe it will cost around $60k total

Is it worth abandoning my current MBA to pursue a higher ranked MBA given my situation (currently in MBA program @ 75% completion and high student debt)? With my current resume, would I be able to get in the above schools assuming I get a GMAT score around 670-700 or higher? Are there other low cost ranked schools you can recommend that I would be a good candidate for?

Thanks in advance for your advice!
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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2012, 11:37
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Hi Stshine,

You do have a pretty unique situation. I'm curious to find out where you are getting your MBA.

Your work experience so far sounds great. There may be a way for you to transition into consulting without getting another MBA at this point, given all the student loans you have.

I would be happy to review your resume and discuss with you further to figure out how you may be able to leverage what you've done, and transition into consulting or corporate strategy. http://marveladmissions.com/contact-us/

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Hello,

I'd appreciate some advice/insight into my situation for applying to business school... I think it's a pretty unique and abnormal situation. I would be applying for a Fall 2014 start semester.

Here's my profile:

Age: 25 Asian male
Undergrad: Civil & Environmental Engineering with 3.1 GPA
Haven't taken GMAT yet
7+ years commitment to church leadership and outreach
Avid guitar player/musician, snowboarder, and basketball player

Work Experience: 2 and a half years, both with Fortune 500 companies. Worked in operations/supply chain management in a Global Leadership program, now doing Product Management at Fortune 100 company

After graduating, I was going for a master's in Operations Design and Management at my school, when my adviser recommended me to go for the MBA instead, as it was a more valuable degree with only a handful of additional classes. I was a full time MBA student (with 0 full-time work experience) for about a year and a half when I was hired into a global leadership development program. I've since then moved into my ideal position and industry with my current employer. I am about 75% done with my MBA which, relative to other programs, is lower cost because I took advantage of graduate tuition promotions.

I'm happy with my current role and the potential growth opportunities, but I feel that my growth could be capped based on the fact that I don't have a top tier MBA. I'd like to get into consulting or corporate strategy, which will likely require a higher ranked MBA.

I've accumulated about $150K in loans from undergrad and the current MBA program that I'm in. Thus, I am only looking into low-cost MBA program, such as:

Kelley at Indiana University, ranked #23. Has a great online/part-time program that costs only $50k total
Marriott school at BYU, ranked #32. Costs ~$20K total, but it is a full-time program
Tepper at Carnegie Mellon, ranked #19. They will be starting a new online/part-time program next year, I believe it will cost around $60k total

Is it worth abandoning my current MBA to pursue a higher ranked MBA given my situation (currently in MBA program @ 75% completion and high student debt)? With my current resume, would I be able to get in the above schools assuming I get a GMAT score around 670-700 or higher? Are there other low cost ranked schools you can recommend that I would be a good candidate for?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2012, 12:24
Thanks for the prompt response!

I'm currently getting my MBA from WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute). They are not ranked, but are "#1 part time MBA in Northeast," and was #1 in the nation a few years ago (by businessweek). My fear is that as I'm applying to jobs a few years down the line, my resume will be ignored because I don't have a top tier MBA, specifically competing against other candidates in consulting and strategy. At the same time, there's also the fact that I am near completion to my current program.

How strong of a candidate do you think I would be to get into the programs I had mentioned above? I know I have a lower undergrad GPA, but there was a significant upward trend after my 2nd year. Would a GMAT score of 700 and strong references be enough to overcome that?

I'd certainly like to speak with you more. I'll set up an appointment through the link you sent me.

Thanks!

Steve
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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2012, 22:40
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Hi,

I wonder if there are ways for you to get into consulting or corporate strategy w out abandoning your current MBA, and pursue a new MBA. I think we should have a discussion regarding the type of consulting work you would like to do. You can actually do supply chain management consulting or operations consulting. Or you can leverage your industry experience and transition into consulting w the industry focus.

I've worked in corporate strategy, and also in management consulting, so I'll be happy to discuss potential career options with you.

Please email me your resume, and we can set up a time to talk.

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In terms of corporate strategy, you may also want explore opportunities to move into that area within your current firm.

supply chain management, or operations consulting


stshine wrote:
Hello,

I'd appreciate some advice/insight into my situation for applying to business school... I think it's a pretty unique and abnormal situation. I would be applying for a Fall 2014 start semester.

Here's my profile:

Age: 25 Asian male
Undergrad: Civil & Environmental Engineering with 3.1 GPA
Haven't taken GMAT yet
7+ years commitment to church leadership and outreach
Avid guitar player/musician, snowboarder, and basketball player

Work Experience: 2 and a half years, both with Fortune 500 companies. Worked in operations/supply chain management in a Global Leadership program, now doing Product Management at Fortune 100 company

After graduating, I was going for a master's in Operations Design and Management at my school, when my adviser recommended me to go for the MBA instead, as it was a more valuable degree with only a handful of additional classes. I was a full time MBA student (with 0 full-time work experience) for about a year and a half when I was hired into a global leadership development program. I've since then moved into my ideal position and industry with my current employer. I am about 75% done with my MBA which, relative to other programs, is lower cost because I took advantage of graduate tuition promotions.

I'm happy with my current role and the potential growth opportunities, but I feel that my growth could be capped based on the fact that I don't have a top tier MBA. I'd like to get into consulting or corporate strategy, which will likely require a higher ranked MBA.

I've accumulated about $150K in loans from undergrad and the current MBA program that I'm in. Thus, I am only looking into low-cost MBA program, such as:

Kelley at Indiana University, ranked #23. Has a great online/part-time program that costs only $50k total
Marriott school at BYU, ranked #32. Costs ~$20K total, but it is a full-time program
Tepper at Carnegie Mellon, ranked #19. They will be starting a new online/part-time program next year, I believe it will cost around $60k total

Is it worth abandoning my current MBA to pursue a higher ranked MBA given my situation (currently in MBA program @ 75% completion and high student debt)? With my current resume, would I be able to get in the above schools assuming I get a GMAT score around 670-700 or higher? Are there other low cost ranked schools you can recommend that I would be a good candidate for?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2012, 02:19
Hi Guys,

I want to know what is the equivalent GPA for 59%. I did engineering in one of the indian instituites and I got aggregate of 59%. What is the equivalent GPA for this aggregate.

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2012, 13:05
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Hi,

I think with GMAT score of 700 and strong references, you should be competitive at the schools mentioned. But the bigger question is defining a clear vision for your career, and knowing why you want to do management consulting or corporate strategy, and that clarity would guide you to make decisions that move you closer to your vision.

Happy to discusss further.

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Thanks for the prompt response!

I'm currently getting my MBA from WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute). They are not ranked, but are "#1 part time MBA in Northeast," and was #1 in the nation a few years ago (by businessweek). My fear is that as I'm applying to jobs a few years down the line, my resume will be ignored because I don't have a top tier MBA, specifically competing against other candidates in consulting and strategy. At the same time, there's also the fact that I am near completion to my current program.

How strong of a candidate do you think I would be to get into the programs I had mentioned above? I know I have a lower undergrad GPA, but there was a significant upward trend after my 2nd year. Would a GMAT score of 700 and strong references be enough to overcome that?

I'd certainly like to speak with you more. I'll set up an appointment through the link you sent me.

Thanks!

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2012, 13:30
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Hi Ravi,

Unless the business schools specifically asked you to convert into 4 point scale GPA, just report your grade as is.

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I want to know what is the equivalent GPA for 59%. I did engineering in one of the indian instituites and I got aggregate of 59%. What is the equivalent GPA for this aggregate.

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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2012, 11:28
Dear Marvel Admissions,

Trust this post you well.

Need your help in evaluating my profile:

Indian, Male, Age 26, Engineering undergrad, Manufacturing sector and consulting work ex, among the top 10% in both university and professional peer group...

GMAT 610 (Q38, V36 ; 46 and 79 %ile respectively) .. I hate to say this, but this my 3rd attempt at the exam, and have been able to get only this.

Undergrad GPA - 8.1 on 10, ( that converts to 3.3 on 4 if I am right), have a PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law ..

Professional background:

3 years of work ex. as process engineer in automotive manufacturing.. excellent track record at company, in terms of leadership, project management, and responsibilities... handled 2 key product developments amounting to 10 million $ in budget allocations ...another key highlight includes being chosen for funded PG program among a pool of 100 engineers ( 3 were chosen) ..

Post automotive experience, shifted to business consulting, and involved as research analyst tracking the global commercial vehicle market, promotions YoY and recently given team leader role .. presently with the same firm ... key member of team building in the consulting firm, and responsible for establishing an overseas research team this year ... have completed that process and moved to other assignments now... been with the firm for 2 years and 4 months now ( total of 5 years+ work ex. )

Other key achievements:

. Demonstrated team building and leadership qualities --- undergrad placement representative, team lead role in the current profile..
. Profession working knowledge in German ( have completed 6 levels of professional german language from the local office of Max Mueller Bhavan, India)

Target: MIT SLOAN LGO, Tippie, Broad (SCM program), Krannert, Kenan Flager, Anderson .. I know I can't think of top 10 with the GMAT score.. but any advice there would be welcome..

All I want to know is how good are my chances at the listed schools, recommended schools for this background, and what can be ideally done (in brief) to combat the low GMAT... I will be having stellar recommendations and am concentrating on my essays already....

Please advice...

Thanks
apns
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Re: Ask Marvel Admissions [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2012, 12:11
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Hi Apns,

I'm basing my assessment mainly on your GMAT score. I find that in most cases, business schools will not be able to overlook a low GMAT score.

So MIT, UCLA, and UNC may be too much of a stretch for you. But the other schools you have listed may be within your reach.

Sounds like you have great work experience, and great academic background.

Your quant score is actually lower than your verbal. I found it easier to improve quant score with practice vs. verbal score, but it sounds like you're not considering retaking it anymore.

Proper school selection should include a discussion regarding your post MBA career goals, and long term career vision, as well as why you want to pursue these goals.

Happy to offer a complimentary consultation if you are interested in discussing further.

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apns wrote:
Dear Marvel Admissions,

Trust this post you well.

Need your help in evaluating my profile:

Indian, Male, Age 26, Engineering undergrad, Manufacturing sector and consulting work ex, among the top 10% in both university and professional peer group...

GMAT 610 (Q38, V36 ; 46 and 79 %ile respectively) .. I hate to say this, but this my 3rd attempt at the exam, and have been able to get only this.

Undergrad GPA - 8.1 on 10, ( that converts to 3.3 on 4 if I am right), have a PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law ..

Professional background:

3 years of work ex. as process engineer in automotive manufacturing.. excellent track record at company, in terms of leadership, project management, and responsibilities... handled 2 key product developments amounting to 10 million $ in budget allocations ...another key highlight includes being chosen for funded PG program among a pool of 100 engineers ( 3 were chosen) ..

Post automotive experience, shifted to business consulting, and involved as research analyst tracking the global commercial vehicle market, promotions YoY and recently given team leader role .. presently with the same firm ... key member of team building in the consulting firm, and responsible for establishing an overseas research team this year ... have completed that process and moved to other assignments now... been with the firm for 2 years and 4 months now ( total of 5 years+ work ex. )

Other key achievements:

. Demonstrated team building and leadership qualities --- undergrad placement representative, team lead role in the current profile..
. Profession working knowledge in German ( have completed 6 levels of professional german language from the local office of Max Mueller Bhavan, India)

Target: MIT SLOAN LGO, Tippie, Broad (SCM program), Krannert, Kenan Flager, Anderson .. I know I can't think of top 10 with the GMAT score.. but any advice there would be welcome..

All I want to know is how good are my chances at the listed schools, recommended schools for this background, and what can be ideally done (in brief) to combat the low GMAT... I will be having stellar recommendations and am concentrating on my essays already....

Please advice...

Thanks
apns

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