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Joined: 02 Feb 2013
Posts: 42
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Technology
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V38
GMAT 2: 720 Q48 V41
GPA: 3.2
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
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New post 08 Aug 2013, 06:06
Indian from moderate financial background.
Age : 25
WE : 45 Months at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Fortune 500 Firm)
GMAT : 690 - Q47 V38
Undergrad : B.Tech IT (71%) - SRM University (world Ranking 2318 in 2011 Apparently) Graduated 2009

Worked as freelance web designer in 2009
tried startup of small web design firm in 2009 which ended unsuccesfully
created an application for listed indian garments firm for their day-to-day use

post MBA aspirations : consulting - Preferably away from technology firms

What am I looking for : High ranked B-school with international reputation.Since an MBA is an expensive affair, i really do not see the point of studying in universities that do not have a reputation for excellence. Nigh possibility for networking. City campus. I dont think i am cut out for finance. A career oriented program with an internship ( so i think only 2 years courses)

My origin and work experience puts me in a disadvantage, so i am aware that i need to be realistic. Could you please give your take on my profile ?
Also I kept scoring 720 in my GMATPrep practice tests, but came up short on test day. Do you think its worth a re-take ?
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New post 26 Aug 2013, 05:42
It's not uncommon to score lower than practice tests. Some people figure it out after a few tries and get their score up, though so in your case I would at least try again to see if you can get over 700 since your applicant pool is so competitive. I am a bit concerned about your not thinking you are cut out for finance, yet you want to do consulting in something other than IT. You would need to make a pretty strong case for how you plan to make the leap from IT/Tech background to, say, Strategic consulting. Certainly the MBA would be a necessary component, but they are going to want to see things in your background which indicate you have the chops for it. My instinct would be to guide you to city schools in the top 25, with a focus on the schools outside the top 10.
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