(This is actually a repost my original post at Accepted.com
I would really appreciate if you could give me some pointers on my application process. I hope to apply for Fall'06. As I have sometime in my hand, I could be able to "repackage" different aspects of my application.
GPA: Undergraduate (3.54, top 10%); Graduate (3.56, top 5%)
GMAT: 690 (Q48, V36)
From 2000 - now: working as a Director in our family's Stock Brokerage Business
From 2003 - now: Simultaneously worked as a Full-time Faculty member in one of the nation's top business schools
I am about to take a serious decision now. I always planned to do pursue a PhD degree in Finance. I think my CGPA and GMAT is not enough to get into any of the top 20 B-School PhD programs in the US. I have got some research experience as well as some consultancy experience in both financial and non-financial sectors. Would it be able to offset my shortcomings in GPA and GMAT? Given my credentials which schools should I target?