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Expat in public accounting - Please review my profile. [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 07:10
Hello,

I will try to keep this short for you guys.

- USC Marshall undergrad with 3.6 GPA.
- Two study abroad programs while at USC. One in Europe and one in Asia. Total around 9 months abroad. Loved the experience working with business students from other countries.
- Haven't taken GMAT yet (assume 700-720 for now).
- 3 years of public accounting tax experience from large international firm (not big 4) - Senior Associate w/CPA
- 2 years of expat experience in India with the same firm assisting with the start-up of an outsourcing center for all U.S. compliance work. Responsibilities include training 150 Indian counterparts, supervision/review of work compliance work, ensuring high quality standards for deliverables between U.S and India, assisted with process improvements, change manager between U.S. and India, coordination with U.S. employees for client engagements, etc. Was selected for this opportunity based on work performance in the states. Worked closely with senior leadership to ensure the venture would be successful. Loved the experience of working with high-caliber and motivated U.S. employees (only a few were selected for this opportunity).
- Non-profit experience while in India. It's amazing how motivated you become to help the less fortunate once you are exposed to 3rd world poverty.

Reason for MBA: I want a career that is more focused on operations (I want to be exposed to cross-functional/cross-cultural teams and customers).

Goal: My short term goal (5+ years) is to get a finance or marketing position at a large consumer products multinational company (P&G/Johnson & Johnson) through a 2 year MBA leadership development program and then get promoted to manager in a cross-functional/cross-cultural role. Long term goal (10+ years) would be to stay at the company and rise through the ranks and hopefully be able to permanently relocate abroad and manage a division/subsidiary in a foreign country.

Target schools: Wharton, INSEAD, LBS
Safety: Please recommend. There are many schools, both in the U.S. and in the UK, which are appealing to me. I definitely would like international name recognition since I want to relocate abroad later in my career. It probably doesn't matter as much since I realize that by the time I get to the level where I am able to manage a foreign subsidiary on my own, my MBA will not matter nearly as much as my experience. However, I do want a program that will prepare me to become a global leader.

Thank you for your time.
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Re: Expat in public accounting - Please review my profile. [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 07:47
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You really do have a great profile. MBA programs seem to love international experience. Lets examine the different aspects of your profile.

GMAT: A 700-720 score would make you a contender at any of the top programs.
GPA: Solid GPA from a good undergraduate program.
Work Experience: Good work experience, internationally recognizable brand, promotion to leadership role, and international experience.
Extra-curricular/Community service: Great job getting involved with a non-profit while in India. Keep it up, if nothing else, it is a really rewarding thing to do.

Basically you have a solid profile and are a contender at any school you choose. The essays are another piece of your application; make sure to really nail them.

I would also recommend that you look into Kellogg and Fuqua. I believe that both of those schools have a strong emphasis in management and good placement in leadership development programs.

Best of luck.
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