It seems that you are confused and worried. Yes, GPA and your past academics definitely come into consideration.
I would suggest you to concentrate on the GMAT and your current work, because this will play a very important part in your admission process. Later on it depends on how you convey the message/story effectively to the ADCOM. It is advisable to maintain a positive tone through out your essays.
Not being a IT person does not effect your profile or your application to the B Schools. Strong recos and a good work exp should do the trick for you. In short your GMAT, Essays, Recos, Resume, work exp should cover up for your past short comings.
For now GMAT should be your priority and work hard towards the best score possible. If you need more insight you can visit http://goo.gl/eEFTaA
All the best!!
Good evening respected members/experts ,
I have a HUGE problem . My undergraduation GPA is low + I am an Indian and I'm not an IT guy .
(Hope you guys can see it , how all of the above factors would effect my chances to get into even the decent MBA).
- my undergraduation CGPA is 6.5 on 10 from university of bangalore . (which translates to 1.3 GPA as per the table of columbian business school )
Though I was in another course for the first 2 months and then shifted my course , so I lost the classes in the 1st 2months and the internals and in the 4th semester i couldnt attend 2months cause of health issues . Would this suffice ? (I have medical reports for these)
- I got a 320 in my first GMAT . Now I am preparing for another attempt and I seem to score over 650 in my mocktests (MGMAT and GMAT Prep) . The first attempt I took was without ANY preparation . I still have 2months for GMAT preparation . I am expecting this time to be around 650-710 . (I know i will have to do well in this . but even if i did , undergraduation GPA is a problem )
- Plus I am NOT an IT person
- I also failed in my 11th standard . causing more trouble than expected .
Although , In the essay I plan to convey a story of a person who from failure , found what he really wanted to do (Finance,investing etc..) and has taken steps towards it .
My extra curricular activities are good . I help the orphan in Make a Difference initiative . helping them identify their passions and what they want to do with their lifes . (After I came to know mine , i wanted other also to realize it ) .
Kindly Suggest on how to tackle to above problems and would it be possible with a good workex as an investment banking analyst (for 1 year) and stock broker (2years) . to get inside colleges like ESADE , oxford , ISB .