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Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 22:12
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My profile is as follows:
GPA from School : 8.8/10
GPA from Engineering : 7.4/10
Work Experience : 2 years 6 months as Software Engineer (Java Developer).

I am planning to take GMAT in 4 months time. Am I having the right amount of experience and profile to attempt GMAT and get into the colleges am aiming for? Would score between 700 - 750 and my profile, be good enough to get into good MBA Colleges?
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Re: Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 20:53
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Hi,

My profile is as follows:
GPA from School : 8.8/10
GPA from Engineering : 7.4/10
Work Experience : 2 years 6 months as Software Engineer (Java Developer).

I am planning to take GMAT in 4 months time. Am I having the right amount of experience and profile to attempt GMAT and get into the colleges am aiming for? Would score between 700 - 750 and my profile, be good enough to get into good MBA Colleges?


Anju a 700-750 is a competitive GMAT score at good MBA programs. And you will have 4 years of work experience by the time you matriculate, if you are accepted, and that's fine. However, please realize that schools don't just want to see X years of technical work, they want to see leadership and organizational ability. Be prepared to show those talents too. Quality of work experience counts too.

You might be interested in:
* The Techie's Guide to MBA Admissions.
* MBA Admission for Smarties (It is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle editions, and it is also available from Flipkart in India.)

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Re: Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 01:44
Hi Linda,
Thanks for the reply. I dint understand a point.If I take the exam in next 4 months, then how will my experience be 4 years by the time I get into a B-school? What does by the time you matriculate mean exactly ?
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Re: Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 23:20
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Hi Linda,
Thanks for the reply. I dint understand a point.If I take the exam in next 4 months, then how will my experience be 4 years by the time I get into a B-school? What does by the time you matriculate mean exactly ?


Sorry if I wasn't clear. If you take the exam in 4 months, that's in April. I'm assuming you plan to apply in Fall of 2013 to matriculate,which means to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree, in Fall 2014. If you currently have 2 years 6 months of experience, then by September 2014, you should have a little over 4 years of experience because that's over 1.5 years away.

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Re: Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 22:34
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Hi Linda,
Thanks for the reply. I dint understand a point.If I take the exam in next 4 months, then how will my experience be 4 years by the time I get into a B-school? What does by the time you matriculate mean exactly ?


Sorry if I wasn't clear. If you take the exam in 4 months, that's in April. I'm assuming you plan to apply in Fall of 2013 to matriculate,which means to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree, in Fall 2014. If you currently have 2 years 6 months of experience, then by September 2014, you should have a little over 4 years of experience because that's over 1.5 years away.

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Am completely blank on what happens after one takes gmat, so please pardon me if my question annoys you. Suppose I give my exam this year in April, then I would be sharing the scores with schools for Fall (Sep- Dec) 2013. If schools approve my profile, then my classes might be starting around the same time (December or so) right? If am wrong, please explain what all happens when a candidate completes his gmat exam. Thank you.
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Re: Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 00:31
anuj4ufriends wrote:
Am completely blank on what happens after one takes gmat, so please pardon me if my question annoys you. Suppose I give my exam this year in April, then I would be sharing the scores with schools for Fall (Sep- Dec) 2013. If schools approve my profile, then my classes might be starting around the same time (December or so) right? If am wrong, please explain what all happens when a candidate completes his gmat exam. Thank you.


dude? You havent spent even a day doing some reasearch, have you?
I would love to see what Linda has to say on this :-D
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Re: Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 01:50
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anuj4ufriends wrote:
Am completely blank on what happens after one takes gmat, so please pardon me if my question annoys you. Suppose I give my exam this year in April, then I would be sharing the scores with schools for Fall (Sep- Dec) 2013. If schools approve my profile, then my classes might be starting around the same time (December or so) right? If am wrong, please explain what all happens when a candidate completes his gmat exam. Thank you.


dude? You haven't spent even a day doing some research, have you?
I would love to see what Linda has to say on this :-D


Why I came this way: I wanted to do MBA but since I had started by career as software engineering, never had enough push to really get me going, until one day, when one of my friends showed me that the time was apt.
About research: The first thing I went on to do was to find a forum which can help me with my journey towards GMAT and here I am. I happened to look at a post(New to the GMAT Club? <START HERE>) by bb which had information regarding the right materials to use. Thus, I started my journey and never happened to really know what happens after taking GMAT. I thought I can find the answer here itself anyway, and thus I am spending 1-2 hrs on this site daily, along with my prep.
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Re: Is 2+ years of experience good enough to apply for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 10:06
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anuj4ufriends wrote:
Hi Linda,
Thanks for the reply. I dint understand a point.If I take the exam in next 4 months, then how will my experience be 4 years by the time I get into a B-school? What does by the time you matriculate mean exactly ?


Sorry if I wasn't clear. If you take the exam in 4 months, that's in April. I'm assuming you plan to apply in Fall of 2013 to matriculate,which means to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree, in Fall 2014. If you currently have 2 years 6 months of experience, then by September 2014, you should have a little over 4 years of experience because that's over 1.5 years away.

Best,
Linda


Am completely blank on what happens after one takes gmat, so please pardon me if my question annoys you. Suppose I give my exam this year in April, then I would be sharing the scores with schools for Fall (Sep- Dec) 2013. If schools approve my profile, then my classes might be starting around the same time (December or so) right? If am wrong, please explain what all happens when a candidate completes his gmat exam. Thank you.



Anuj,

I really recommend my book MBA Admission for Smarties which can guide you succinctly through the various stages of the MBA application process. It provides an approach and framework for the entire process. It is available in paperback and kindle version on Amazon. It is also available in India from Flipkart. You need something more comprehensive than post or special reports. If you want something free, go with MBA Action Plan: 6 Steps for the 6 Months Before You Apply

The next step for you would be researching schools to find the ones that support your goals and where you are competitive.

Best,
Linda


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