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Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2013, 23:13
What if someone at the age of 25years with no relevant work ex wants to make it into the ivy league. He is an Artist and has done theater shows(Stage/Street acting) from past 4 years. MBA with this profile looks impossible and stupid. So he started preparing for GMAT and got 720+ in mocks, he wants to take GMAT but still thinking to pay around 15k INR for the exam is it worth to take a shot?

He also dosent have good grades in graduation(44% out of 100) and has done it through distance learning, moreover he belongs to a below middle class family where people need good and extra ordinary reasons to study . Reason for MBA- Has learned to work hard in those 4 years and wants to get a good job and settle down.Now what should he do? Has anyone converted any top US bschool with this kind of background??

10th= 50%
12th= 66%
Graduation= 44% Bachelor in commerce Pass( Two reasons for doing grad. through distance learning one poor score so unable to make a cut in good government colleges, had no money to study in Private universities).

From school days he acted on number of street shows,so even after graduation he persuaded the same profession.But day by day its becoming difficult to survive as the per month income is too low.

Any suggestion/guidance would be appreciated.

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Well, the first thing I would ask you is : why? What are your goals? what experience to you bring? and why does a business school make sense for you?

Although I believe with the right story and some convincing regarding your experience, you can make it into a good program, an Ivy League will likely be beyond your profile, but if you are willing to compromise, you might find something very appropriate for your goals.... which brings me back to my first question!

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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2013, 21:57
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Well, the first thing I would ask you is : why? What are your goals? what experience to you bring? and why does a business school make sense for you?

Although I believe with the right story and some convincing regarding your experience, you can make it into a good program, an Ivy League will likely be beyond your profile, but if you are willing to compromise, you might find something very appropriate for your goals.... which brings me back to my first question!


I would like to start a production company and a Theater group basically who can work for Social cause(NGO), it will be more of taking government projects.

MBA will add a value in my resume moreover it will give me an exposure to the international market to get connected with right network.

Secondly as far as the diversity in the class is concern i will be the right candidate almost all the students will learn from me.For example i am very extrovert, expressive , how to attract people who are walking on road etc. Most importantly i have worked for many social causes just to make people more aware and attentive without any money.

Finally yes i want to do mba to earn money because a project wont just work on willingness it would need money.\\

And yes i understand ivey would be difficult, i am open to quality programs and not just ivey.

Thank you would love to hear your response.
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Well, you are still going to have to work on your goals a lot more to make them strong, but you are definitely aiming in the right direction. If you can ace the GMAT, then I would say, you should start looking at schools that either 1. Have a good non profit name (I suggest looking through this website: http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org) 2. Have a good name in dramatic arts 3. Are well located (given that actors tend to gravitate towards the coasts and big cities).

Let's hold off on selecting SPECIFIC schools until you get your GMAT, but you can already start looking at rankings and schools to get an idea of which programs interest you. Top 20 schools will be stretches for you, so look outside of that range.

And good luck on your GMAT!!!

Let me know how you do, and we can discuss further,

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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 07:27
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Well, you are still going to have to work on your goals a lot more to make them strong, but you are definitely aiming in the right direction. If you can ace the GMAT, then I would say, you should start looking at schools that either 1. Have a good non profit name (I suggest looking through this website: ) 2. Have a good name in dramatic arts 3. Are well located (given that actors tend to gravitate towards the coasts and big cities).

Let's hold off on selecting SPECIFIC schools until you get your GMAT, but you can already start looking at rankings and schools to get an idea of which programs interest you. Top 20 schools will be stretches for you, so look outside of that range.

And good luck on your GMAT!!!

Let me know how you do, and we can discuss further,



Definitely, Will get back once am through with Gmat for more specific shortlisting. Thanks for your time and the motivation you have give me. :)
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Good luck! Go kick some GMAT butt!

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