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B School Help [#permalink] New post 23 May 2013, 19:02
Hello All,

I was wondering if you could provide me with some assistance on which b-schools to apply to this fall. Some facts:

680 GMAT
4.0 GPA from very good state school- business major

5 years work experience as an analyst in a Fortune 100 company.

I would ideally like to live in Chicago or the Northeast. I am from Washington DC but would probably prefer NYC over anywhere else in the Northeast.

Also, I would like to focus in General Management, International Business, or Marketing.

Thanks in advance for all of your help.
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Re: B School Help [#permalink] New post 24 May 2013, 06:57
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Hi Mike,

You're probably going to find my response frustrating so I apologize in advance for that. Anyone who responds to this could probably rattle off the usual suspects with ease. Apply to Kellogg, or Booth, or Columbia, or Stern, etc. However, the issue with this approach is that it falls short on two key components.

For one, I don't have a thorough understanding of what your work experience actually was. Analyst is rather vague. Also, I don't know your extracurricular profile. Without a better understanding of these two things, it would be hard to gauge what schools you should apply to or where you would be stretching versus having a solid chance.

Secondly, I don't know your goal + why MBA story. Once again, an analyst focused on gen mgmt isn't very descriptive. Selecting schools is about more than just rankings and geography. It's about fit. It's about goal enablement. It's about culture. It's about placement. So knowing the entire story is necessary before you start short listing programs.

We get a lot of clients who come to us and say, "I want to apply to H/S/W" or "I want to go to the west coast". However, as we get into the gritty details we more often than not find a series of intricacies that really cause them to reflect on what's important to them. The schools they came to us with aren't always the ones they walk away with.

I'm sorry I gave you such a frustrating answer but I really wouldn't have done you much justice by saying a few well known names and sending you along your way.

It might help you to sign up for a consultation with an admissions firm. It doesn't have to be us but it would help you get to know your own profile a little better, understand where you're trying to go, and how best to get there.

I'm happy to help if I can,

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Re: B School Help [#permalink] New post 26 May 2013, 22:18
Hi,

You have good GPA, work experience and a decent GMAT score. With the given information, you may target schools like: McCombs, USC-Marshall, Kenan-Flagler, Emroy, Wisconsin-Madison, Maryland-Smith, Purdue-Krannert, Ohio-Fisher and Georgia. The list comprises of many but these are few good schools with decent placement rate in general management & marketing post-MBA. You may also try your chances in b-schools by clicking http://www.apphelp.co.in/b-school-selector.php

As you have 5+ yrs. of work experience, si I assume that have lot more to share in essays and interviews. These are the two main elements for admission in b-schools.

Feel free to post any other concern you might have.

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miked44 wrote:
Hello All,

I was wondering if you could provide me with some assistance on which b-schools to apply to this fall. Some facts:

680 GMAT
4.0 GPA from very good state school- business major

5 years work experience as an analyst in a Fortune 100 company.

I would ideally like to live in Chicago or the Northeast. I am from Washington DC but would probably prefer NYC over anywhere else in the Northeast.

Also, I would like to focus in General Management, International Business, or Marketing.

Thanks in advance for all of your help.

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Re: B School Help [#permalink] New post 27 May 2013, 00:07
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I agree with CriticalSquare. You've given us a tad too little information to work with. Yes location is helpful but what industry are you in now? What do you want to go into after your MBA? General management is broad and can apply to so many career directions. What are you looking for in a school (recruiting, culture, location, quant/qual/specific industry coursework, etc)?
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