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Help to shortlist these schools [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2013, 20:31
Hi Guys,

Which bschools should i apply to? I am targeting US bschools beyond top 30.

Age/location- 26 Male/India

Education- Graduate in commerce. (Grade below average 44 on a scale of 100 but the topper got 62%)from University of delhi(Top ranked university)

Work experience- 24 months(Official)

1 year- In a fitness clinic (Sales)
6 months- WNS(Cutomer service)
6 months- Cabin crew in a leading airline.

Work ex- 36 months (Un official)

2 years- Did some Theater stage performances
1 year- Faamily garment store.

Certificates-

Gallileo from Edexcel
Fideleo from edexcel
English from BBC UK
First Aider
Theater Acting
Certified Cabin crew

Target program- MBA Finance or a Dual degree focus on Finance. Fall 2014 Round 2.

Gmat Date taken - 12/05/2013

Gmat practice score- Gmat prep2 (580) if i take my highest quant and verbal score from other gmat prep exams then i do cross 600.

Doing every possible bit to cross 600 atleast. With a gmat score between 580-600 what all universities should i target? I have shortlisted some universities, kindly advice.

Univ of Arizona
Purdue univ krannert
Univ of california,irvine
Babson college
Univ of pittsburg
Univ of okhlahoma
Univ of tennesse
Iowa state univ
Univ of buffalo,suny
Fordham univ
Univ of colorado,boulder
North carolina state univ
Univ of Tampa
Univ of kansas
Penn state univ

Some strech schools

George washington
Wake forest
Tulane
Indiana kelly
Terry
Babson olin
Ohio fisher
Arizona state carey
Univ of texas austin
Univ of iowa tippie
Emory
Univ of wisconsin madison

Kindly help me shortlist 5-7 schools, i need to submit my scores on the exam day.Also you can suggest some other schools.

Thank you.
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Re: Help to shortlist these schools [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2013, 08:09
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If I just look at your GPA and GMAT, I’d consider you to be a credible applicant at some of the schools you mention – I don’t know the details of a lot of schools at this level, but I do believe several in your main target list would still be a very high stretch and perhaps not realistic, e.g., schools such as Purdue, Fordham, Babson.

Your stretch list I consider to be largely very high reach and not really viable targets.

My assessment is based not just on the stats, but also on the career described – at least as described, it portrays a lot of varied activity but no clear direction/focus and no clear advancement. And the goals cited don't seem to jive with what you've done so far. In your applications, do your best to create a coherent story out of your experience and goals.

I suggest reviewing my special report on developing a list of schools to evaluate your candidacy and a good set of target programs.
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