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B-school suggestion will be really helpful [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 12:10
Hi,

Thanks for opening my thread.

Please could you spend few minutes to go through my profile and help me shortlist B-school that may be a good fit for me.

-- Work-ex: 5 years and 3 months in a business research role (emphasis on the Tech sector) with one of the Big 4 accounting firms
-- Grad (a): PGDM-Finance (from a Tier II B-school in India. Was ranked 2 in my batch) - Full Time
-- Grad (b): MS Finance (Distance Learning program from a reputed university in India)
-- Professional Degree: CFA Level III candidate. The results are expected in August, 2013
-- Undergrad: BCom (H) - Passed with distinction from one of the top universities in India
-- Current GMAT Score is 680 (Math 51 and Verbal 34) - I will be giving GMAT again in August
-- TOEFL - 110
-- Extra Curricular: Limited with some experience working with NGOs; Lead virtual guild (Clubs) in MMO games with members across the world

I am looking to choose B-schools in the U.S. that will help me get employment opportunities with management consulting firms.

Please let me know if I need to provide additional details.

Thanks
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Re: B-school suggestion will be really helpful [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 12:58
I'd say your sweet spot is the 10-15 range (e.g., Darden, Duke, Ross) and it probably makes sense to apply to 1 or 2 schools in the 1-9 range (e.g., Kellogg) and potentially 1 or 2 schools in the 16-25 range (e.g., KF). In other words, based on how you've presented yourself, I think you've done a great job selecting schools.

Now, if you get that GMAT above 730 or so and present that work experience in the right way, I'd say you'd be much more competitive at the top 10 and more of a "lock" (if there were such a thing) among the 10-15 schools.

Hope that helps!
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Re: B-school suggestion will be really helpful [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 23:29
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I'd say your sweet spot is the 10-15 range (e.g., Darden, Duke, Ross) and it probably makes sense to apply to 1 or 2 schools in the 1-9 range (e.g., Kellogg) and potentially 1 or 2 schools in the 16-25 range (e.g., KF). In other words, based on how you've presented yourself, I think you've done a great job selecting schools.

Now, if you get that GMAT above 730 or so and present that work experience in the right way, I'd say you'd be much more competitive at the top 10 and more of a "lock" (if there were such a thing) among the 10-15 schools.

Hope that helps!


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Thanks for your reply. I had question related to school rankings. Which source according to you does the best job in ranking the schools. I used FT and Businessweek. However, there is a wide difference in the rankings provided by the two sources. While, I average the ranks to arrive at a final figure, which source according to you would be more authentic?

Thanks
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Re: B-school suggestion will be really helpful [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 18:05
Hi,

With the given information, you may target schools like: Duke, Darden, USC-Marshall, Cornell, Indiana-Kelley, McCombs & Washington-Olin. These are few good schools in US with decent placement rate in consulting post-MBA. You may gauge your chances in b-school(s) by clicking http://www.apphelp.co.in/b-school-selector.php .

Let me know in case of further queries. You may PM your details for school selection and discussion in length.

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ashgoel wrote:
Hi,

Thanks for opening my thread.

Please could you spend few minutes to go through my profile and help me shortlist B-school that may be a good fit for me.

-- Work-ex: 5 years and 3 months in a business research role (emphasis on the Tech sector) with one of the Big 4 accounting firms
-- Grad (a): PGDM-Finance (from a Tier II B-school in India. Was ranked 2 in my batch) - Full Time
-- Grad (b): MS Finance (Distance Learning program from a reputed university in India)
-- Professional Degree: CFA Level III candidate. The results are expected in August, 2013
-- Undergrad: BCom (H) - Passed with distinction from one of the top universities in India
-- Current GMAT Score is 680 (Math 51 and Verbal 34) - I will be giving GMAT again in August
-- TOEFL - 110
-- Extra Curricular: Limited with some experience working with NGOs; Lead virtual guild (Clubs) in MMO games with members across the world

I am looking to choose B-schools in the U.S. that will help me get employment opportunities with management consulting firms.

Please let me know if I need to provide additional details.

Thanks

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Re: B-school suggestion will be really helpful [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 20:17
ashgoel wrote:
kingfalcon wrote:
I'd say your sweet spot is the 10-15 range (e.g., Darden, Duke, Ross) and it probably makes sense to apply to 1 or 2 schools in the 1-9 range (e.g., Kellogg) and potentially 1 or 2 schools in the 16-25 range (e.g., KF). In other words, based on how you've presented yourself, I think you've done a great job selecting schools.

Now, if you get that GMAT above 730 or so and present that work experience in the right way, I'd say you'd be much more competitive at the top 10 and more of a "lock" (if there were such a thing) among the 10-15 schools.

Hope that helps!


~~~

Thanks for your reply. I had question related to school rankings. Which source according to you does the best job in ranking the schools. I used FT and Businessweek. However, there is a wide difference in the rankings provided by the two sources. While, I average the ranks to arrive at a final figure, which source according to you would be more authentic?

Thanks


I like USnews and poets and quants... You'd find that their rankings would be more similar to businessweek's than ft's To be honest, I don't think it is possible to rank 2 year and 1 year programs in the same list and do justice to them both......... FT's rankings always seemed a bit odd to me...
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Re: B-school suggestion will be really helpful [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 18:26
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ashgoel wrote:
kingfalcon wrote:
I'd say your sweet spot is the 10-15 range (e.g., Darden, Duke, Ross) and it probably makes sense to apply to 1 or 2 schools in the 1-9 range (e.g., Kellogg) and potentially 1 or 2 schools in the 16-25 range (e.g., KF). In other words, based on how you've presented yourself, I think you've done a great job selecting schools.

Now, if you get that GMAT above 730 or so and present that work experience in the right way, I'd say you'd be much more competitive at the top 10 and more of a "lock" (if there were such a thing) among the 10-15 schools.

Hope that helps!


~~~

Thanks for your reply. I had question related to school rankings. Which source according to you does the best job in ranking the schools. I used FT and Businessweek. However, there is a wide difference in the rankings provided by the two sources. While, I average the ranks to arrive at a final figure, which source according to you would be more authentic?

Thanks


I like USnews and poets and quants... You'd find that their rankings would be more similar to businessweek's than ft's To be honest, I don't think it is possible to rank 2 year and 1 year programs in the same list and do justice to them both......... FT's rankings always seemed a bit odd to me...

I second the Poets and Quants composite ranking. For what it's worth, here are the schools I was thinking of in the different tiers:

1-9: HBS, GSB, Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Kellogg, Columbia, Tuck, Haas
10-15*: Duke, Darden, Ross, Stern, UCLA, Yale SOM, Johnson
16-25: KF, McCombs, Vandy, etc.

*Yes I know there are too many schools in this tier, but they all can reasonably be called top schools and all jockey for position in the 10-15 bracket.
Re: B-school suggestion will be really helpful   [#permalink] 14 Jun 2013, 18:26
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