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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 10:25
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Hii Friends...

I just need your inputs regarding my application.

A brief of my Profile :
1) GMAT : 640 ( Q 50, V 27 ) ( :( Planning to retake GMAT on 18th Aug'10.)

2) Grad Edu : Mining Engineer, Indian School of Mines, 8.13 / 10 ,
4 Gold Medals, and 2 Research papers.

3) Work Ex : 3 years , Manager (Mining Operations), Tata Steel

Another point I need to discuss about which application phase to apply. Is there a remarkable difference between first phase of application and Second phase applications.

Thanks in advance for your reply.. :)


Hi praveenism,

There is no "remarkable" difference between round 1 and 2. We recommend that you apply whenever you think you are ready. Your undergrad performance is good, but your GMAT score is on the lower side. Your work-ex, just in terms of number of years is less than ISB's average. This should not be a matter of big concern though as quality (the level of maturity and responsibilities) matters more than quantity.

We can give a better perspective if we have more information about your profile. Do write to contact@thinkisb.com for more details.
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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 11:16
Thanks ThinkISB.

I was checking primarily about the spellings. I contacted PGP Admissions and they said it should be in UK English.
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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 11:17
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Thanks ThinkISB.

I was checking primarily about the spellings. I contacted PGP Admissions and they said it should be in UK English.


Ok. Our main point was do not stress over it. Your main focus should be the content.

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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 05:20
Hi Bigoyal and ThinkISB,

Just took GMAT yesterday and recieved a score of 740 (Q50,V40).I've done B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Guwahati. But my weak point is that I've only 2yrs of work ex. Would a good score and IIT tag be enough to componsate a low work ex for admission into ISB? my brief profile is-

Graduation - Mechanical Engg. fom IIT Guwahati (2008 batch) - 7.48 CPI

Work ex - will be 2 years in August 2010.Working in a government maharatna PSU - NTPC Ltd. since last 2 yrs as a power engineer.Responsible for correct working of the power plant and for handling emergency situations and preventing the plant from tripping.

E.Cs - 2nd runner up at a Professional circle convention (a technical competition) at NTPC
One of the 5 core members of Publicity team of annual cultural fest at IIT Guwahati
Completed a mountaineering course with A grade

Interests - A very keen interest in philosophy, spirituality,thinking and deciding about the ethical ways of life and business/work
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Application for 2011-2012/13 batch [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 10:43
Hey guys i have just started preparing for GMAT and plan to enter one of the amazing MBA colleges for 2011-2012/13 batch.

Can we share some info. as to what are the [u]application deadlines and procedures[/u] in ISB, Great Lakes, IIMs and others for the 2011-2012/13batch.
Also looking forward to some info. on good International MBA colleges in Singapore US & UK.

Targeting End-October/ Early-November for the Final GMAT.

Kindly share your views on the same for me and others who plan to give their GMAT in the months to come and plan to enter various MBA colleges for next year..

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Re: Application for 2011-2012/13 batch [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 11:33
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I am also in the same boat.. will be giving GMAT

ISB R2 deadline is Nov 15 I think..
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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 19:59
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Re: Application for 2011-2012/13 batch [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 20:49
To find information on other international schools, I suggest taking a look at this thread: http://gmatclub.com/forum/ranks-and-clusterings-of-various-international-b-schools-78320.html

Unfortunately, I'm unfamiliar with the procedures for the schools you mentioned, but most schools should have application procedures and deadlines posted on their websites.
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Re: Application for 2011-2012/13 batch [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 22:56
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I am also in the same boat.. will be giving GMAT

ISB R2 deadline is Nov 15 I think..



I guess so..... will we be able to apply if we take GMAT end October???
Also do you have any information on placements of Great Lakes??
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Re: Application for 2011-2012/13 batch [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 05:41
From what I've read on this forum, they say to allow for 20 days to get your official scores, but they usually are sent quicker than that.

Some schools also allow you to send official scores after you have sent in your application - you can write in your scores on the application and indicate that the official scores will be following shortly. If you call the AdCom, they should be able to tell you whether this is allowed.
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Re: Application for 2011-2012/13 batch [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 09:27
Thanx BigRedEnvEng.... will check with ISB admin for the same.

Do you have any idea how are NSU & Nanayang in Singapore and how are their placements??
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Re: Application for 2011-2012/13 batch [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 11:23
No, I've only been looking at the European MBA programs, so I unfortunately can't provide much insight on schools outside of that region. You might want to try going onto the international b-school forum and doing a search for your schools of interest. There may be some past threads that discuss them.
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Hi Bigoyal and ThinkISB,

Just took GMAT yesterday and recieved a score of 740 (Q50,V40).I've done B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Guwahati. But my weak point is that I've only 2yrs of work ex. Would a good score and IIT tag be enough to componsate a low work ex for admission into ISB? my brief profile is-

Graduation - Mechanical Engg. fom IIT Guwahati (2008 batch) - 7.48 CPI

Work ex - will be 2 years in August 2010.Working in a government maharatna PSU - NTPC Ltd. since last 2 yrs as a power engineer.Responsible for correct working of the power plant and for handling emergency situations and preventing the plant from tripping.

E.Cs - 2nd runner up at a Professional circle convention (a technical competition) at NTPC
One of the 5 core members of Publicity team of annual cultural fest at IIT Guwahati
Completed a mountaineering course with A grade

Interests - A very keen interest in philosophy, spirituality,thinking and deciding about the ethical ways of life and business/work


Hi jhkaas,

Your profile is fair-strong on the academic front. Your GPA is a bit low but that's ok. GMAT of 740 is good and that too from IIT Guwahati.

Your work-ex is on the lower side in terms of number of years. But if you had considerable achievements and can show remarkable work progression, the quantity can be compensated by your quality of experience.

Your extra curricular involvement seem strong and unique. This can turn out in your favor if used wisely in the application.
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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 13:52
Hi,

I am planning to apply to ISB in R1 with a motivation to move to India and shift my career track to corporate finance/M&A.

My profile

Undergrad IIT D ( Dual degree) GPA 8.1 (2002-07)
Work Ex (4 years by Matriculation)
Business Analyst, Top Tier IBank1, London ( Jul 2007 - May 2010),
Promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2009.
Business Analyst, Top Tier IBank2, London ( Jun-2010- Present)

Part Time Study
CFA Completed Level 1, 2, Level 3 result to come out soon

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Governor at a Special School in London
Worked with an NGO in India while in uni for 3 years.

GMAT 730 (2nd attempt)

Can you please tell me

1) If I am a good fit for the School ( my chances)
2) Will it be difficult to move to M&A/Corporate Finance post MBA in India

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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2010, 10:30
Hey there, I'm planning to apply before the Aug end deadline. My GMAT score is towards the periphery, so counting on my profile.
My question is, can I ask a former manager of mine (who's not working in my organization anymore) for referral? Is it mandatory to have someone from the current reporting line?
Any input will be appreciated.
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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2010, 18:34
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Hey there, I'm planning to apply before the Aug end deadline. My GMAT score is towards the periphery, so counting on my profile.
My question is, can I ask a former manager of mine (who's not working in my organization anymore) for referral? Is it mandatory to have someone from the current reporting line?
Any input will be appreciated.
Thanks, SH

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It is not necessary to get recommendations from current supervisors. In my case, both my evaluations were from previous supervisors and ISB accepted it.
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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 08:58
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Hi,

I am planning to apply to ISB in R1 with a motivation to move to India and shift my career track to corporate finance/M&A.

My profile

Undergrad IIT D ( Dual degree) GPA 8.1 (2002-07)
Work Ex (4 years by Matriculation)
Business Analyst, Top Tier IBank1, London ( Jul 2007 - May 2010),
Promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2009.
Business Analyst, Top Tier IBank2, London ( Jun-2010- Present)

Part Time Study
CFA Completed Level 1, 2, Level 3 result to come out soon

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Governor at a Special School in London
Worked with an NGO in India while in uni for 3 years.

GMAT 730 (2nd attempt)

Can you please tell me

1) If I am a good fit for the School ( my chances)
2) Will it be difficult to move to M&A/Corporate Finance post MBA in India

Thanks


Dear target11,

Academics - Strong. You have a good score at IITD and an above average GMAT score. Your score and undergrad institution combined gives you a strong hand at academics. Doesn't matter if your score is on second attempt.

Work-experience - Good. With the limited information we have, you seem to have shown quality in your work-experience. Your experience at a bank is also unique that not many ISB applicants show. Moreover, your post MBA goals are in line with your experience. Your CFA also adds to your profile.

Extra-curricular - Decent. You have shown decent involvement in ECs through NGOs.

Overall, we think you are a good fit and strongly encourage you to apply. Considering your background and qualifications, it would not be difficult to move to your desired role/industry.
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Re: NEED HELP REGARDING IDEAL GMAT SCORE FOR ISB,HYDERABAD [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 22:47
Hi Team,

Thanks for the reply.Another suggestion required,Kindly evaluate my profile given below for the top Canadian B schools like York,Rotman,Ontario etc.Also post my
GMAT score required ,considering the profile, for entry to these schools.

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Re: NEED HELP REGARDING IDEAL GMAT SCORE FOR ISB,HYDERABAD [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 00:46
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Target atleast a 660 for Ontario, 650 for Rotman, 670 for York. They are all in almost the same bracket as far as GMAT is concerned.

Following post might help if you are targeting Canadian B schools : http://blog.apphelp.co.in/2010/08/11/ca ... -montreal/

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Re: Calling All ISB 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 00:56
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hsourabh wrote:
Hey there, I'm planning to apply before the Aug end deadline. My GMAT score is towards the periphery, so counting on my profile.
My question is, can I ask a former manager of mine (who's not working in my organization anymore) for referral? Is it mandatory to have someone from the current reporting line?
Any input will be appreciated.
Thanks, SH

Sourabh,
It is not necessary to get recommendations from current supervisors. In my case, both my evaluations were from previous supervisors and ISB accepted it.
Vishnu


Thanks Vishnu for your inputs.
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