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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2010, 23:15
I appreciate if you can review my profile and advise on my chances in getting admitted to top 10-20 ranked MBA programs.

Age:31

Country: Lebanon

Status: Single (planning to get married before MBA)

Background: Electrical Engineer

Degree:
B.E In Electrical Engineering from Beirut Arab University
Grades: 67/100, 69/100, 70/100, 76/100 85/100. (85/100 is the fifth year grade)
M.E in Electrical Engineering from American University of Beirut
Average: 87/100 (two years program)

Experience: 5+
1 year as electrical design engineer in an international engineering consultancy firm in Beirut.
2 years as project engineer in multinational company in Dubai
2 years+ as a design department manager in a local small company in Beirut

I haven’t yet researched a lot but currently I am considering the following MBA programs:
Spain: IE Business School, ESADE Business School
UK: London Business School, Oxford Said Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School, Manchester Business School)
USA: HAAS UC Berkley, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton


Can you please also advise what other universities I should consider?
Thank you in advance.


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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 18:52
What do you want to do post-MBA - do you want to work/live in the US, or in Europe, or return to the Middle East? That should really dictate which schools to target.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 20:40
I prefer to have the chance of living and working in US / Europe post MBA
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2010, 08:33
If you're interested in working in the US, focus on US schools. If you're interested in working in Europe, focus on Euro schools. You're going to have to make that choice -- you can't really count on having the option of both. You should go into the process with a *strong* preference for one or the other, and that should dictate which schools you should focus on.

That's the research you need to do, which is where you actually want to be, and what you want to do in terms of jobs post-MBA.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 21:49
Thanks Alex. Actually you are totally right and I already know this.

But I was wondering and concerned about my chances of getting accepted to top MBA programs.
I have this concern specially due to my poor undergraduate grades and lack of Extracurricular activities.

My question is for example if I end up deciding on one of the listed universities, what will my chances be.

Thanks again in advance for your advice.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 09:45
All the schools you listed are in range except for Wharton (which will be a stretch).

As for your undergrad and extracurriculars - there's nothing you can do about that, as it's in the past, so worrying about it isn't really going to help you put together a stronger application (if anything, worrying about it will only make you come across as more defensive and insecure about it, thus drawing way more unneeded attention to it). It is what it is. Focus on your strengths, what you can bring to the table, rather than worrying about what you can't do anything about.
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