I am looking to apply for FALL 2011.Please assist me in applying for B- Schools.
Here is my profile ......
Also please suggest if i need to look at any other schools. Please reply asap so that I can plan accordingly .
I would strongly consider retaking the GMAT. You are leaving a lot on the table with respect to your verbal score. They know you are quantitatively gifted. What you need to demonstrate is a little more balance. of course, a little more balance would also increase your overall GMAT score. If this would serve to move you closer to top 20 business schools as opposed to the top 35 or 40 business schools you are targeting right now.
The above would affect the timing of your applications. I suggest you apply in the second round. the competitive difference between around one and around two is minimal. However the extra time that you would have to focus on your GMAT verbal would pay enormous dividends with respect to the schools that you could apply to.
With respect to your current school choices, I am not a big fan of many of these programs. They are simply not competitive enough for you to move from India to the United States for study. You are about to go into a lot of debt to pay for school. think about the ROI. Is it fair with a school like the University of Oklahoma? I am not sure that it is or is not. On another level, I believe that you can do better with respect to finance and supply chain programs. will your current score of 640 you should also target these programs --Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Penn State University and Arizona State University.
One final consideration with respect to any MBA program you choose to apply to. should you elect to move back to India at some point in your original career, you are going to need a school that garners recognition. Going tto a school such as "Cleveland" calls into question this recognition. So, do not handcuff yourself today because you could not get your GMAT verbal score up. Take the GMAT again.
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