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gmat 680, need profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2013, 23:17
Hi,

I am an indian IT professional with experience of 2yrs(by aug,2013)

Gmat score : 680 (48Q/34V) , AWA:5.0 , I.R : 6.0

Under graduation:
Kakatiya Institute of Technology and science, warangal (afflicated to Kakatiya University)
B.Tech , IT
78% ( didnt perform well in one semester due to health issues which affected the overall score)

Work experience:
1 yr 10 months ( will be 2yrs by aug, 2013)
Mahindra satyam computer services.
Role : SAP PI Consultant. ( no experience in management )

Achievements :
3rd in school in 10th with 90% (out of 320 students)
2nd in college in 12th with 96%(out of more than 500 students)
Cleared Sun certification in java with 88%
head of press and media commitee for college event organized in 2nd yr ( also played the role of additional photographer)
head of web designing and paper presentation commitees for the college event organized in 4th yr.
Received a merit certificate for clearing the mahindrasatyam training program with 2nd highest mark in the batch.
Received 2 letters of appreciation for performance in the case studies.
Received Bravo Award for performance in the project.

My post mba goal is I want to change my career to finance. (let me know the chances for it since i dont have any finance background)
I am planning to join for Spring 2014 in U.S . please let me know the appropriate universities that i stand a chance to get into.
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As an Indian applicant from the technology industry, your profile is going to come across as fairly common with a sub-700 GMAT score and two years of IT experience. Switching to finance, while not uncommon, is going to be a tougher sell with a quant score under 50--the b-schools will see it as an employment risk particularly if there are also any visa issues (perhaps there are not visa issues in your case, but make sure the schools know this). Having said that, since you want Spring uptake, that would point you in many cases to one-year MBA programs since most two year programs start in August and would ostensibly be off your target list for that reason. One year programs are more forgiving on core admission stats since they don't have to report them for the rankings. Investigate some one year MBA programs which you feel you might be a good fit and make sure they have a Spring cohort. I think you should be able to get into one of these one year MBA programs with a 680, t2.5 years of WE and a clear plan for why you want the MBA and why now.
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Re: gmat 680, need profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 23:26
bryantmichaels wrote:
As an Indian applicant from the technology industry, your profile is going to come across as fairly common with a sub-700 GMAT score and two years of IT experience. Switching to finance, while not uncommon, is going to be a tougher sell with a quant score under 50--the b-schools will see it as an employment risk particularly if there are also any visa issues (perhaps there are not visa issues in your case, but make sure the schools know this). Having said that, since you want Spring uptake, that would point you in many cases to one-year MBA programs since most two year programs start in August and would ostensibly be off your target list for that reason. One year programs are more forgiving on core admission stats since they don't have to report them for the rankings. Investigate some one year MBA programs which you feel you might be a good fit and make sure they have a Spring cohort. I think you should be able to get into one of these one year MBA programs with a 680, t2.5 years of WE and a clear plan for why you want the MBA and why now.


Hi Bryant,

Thanks for the reply.
If I am willing to wait until next fall(2014) and change my plans about switching to Finance, then will there be any improvement in my chances ?
If yes, plz suggest appropriate B-schools.
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