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Is the GMAT enough - any advice on schools?

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Is the GMAT enough - any advice on schools? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2012, 13:14
Hi everyone, first the info:

1) 27 in Summer 2013

2) Major in International Management at large privat university in Germany (3.1 GPA overall / 3.6 GPA in double-major: Project Management and Marketing) with a company scholarship (big oil company) and a semester abroad (Netherlands top 100 FT Management)

GMAT: 660 81st Percentile (47Q and 33V)

3) Central European Project Manager for one year now. Before: Business Analyst for Germany (2 Years) and 2 Years Trainee with time in Hong Kong (before Graduation!). Total: 5 years in oil industry with big global player.

Emerging Leaders program since last week :)

4) Honorary Ambassador of South Korea since 2011, Involved in scholarship and student exchanges since 2004

5) Would like to move into consulting

6) Prefer one year MBA. On my list to apply in the summer (early rounds): Kellogg (dream, but not realistic), Emory, Notre Dame

Reccomendations I wanted to ask: Consultant I have been working with in the last project and my line manager within the big oil company.

Compared to the "normal" average the one-year programs for business majors tend to be less competetive on the hard numbers. I would like to focus on the electives and therefore see the accelarated MBA / one-year MBA as a good idea. What do you think? Any advice?

Thanks!
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Re: Is the GMAT enough - any advice on schools? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2012, 14:34
OFF TOPIC:

What is the draw to a one year program? You have a decent GMAT.

With a two year you can do a summer internship which can make you look favorable to other companies.

Remember, you can only get one MBA! Make sure you get the absolute most out of it. Electives aren't enough to give you a well-rounded education.

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Re: Is the GMAT enough - any advice on schools? [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2012, 06:59
Are you sure all of the programs you mentioned have one year MBAs? I didn't know Kellogg did, but I really hadn't researched it either. I'd also agree with the poster above regarding the two year MBA; I think many aspects of it are preferred by companies over a one year MBA.
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Re: Is the GMAT enough - any advice on schools? [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2012, 07:55
Thanks for your replies, maybe to clarify first which schools in the US offer the one-year option - if someone tells me where to post some research I have done with links, average GMAT etc I am more than happy to contribute / share this.

Despite the ones lower in the ranking (University of Florida, Babson etc):

- Kellogg
- Cornell University
- Emory
- Notre Dame

Benefits for the one-year I shouldn't have to explain (ROI, time out of job etc).

One of the reasons I decided to use this option is that I have a clear idea of my career and where I want to be after the MBA. Since I have a strong backround in general management and finance I wouldn't like to engage in the basics and choose electives.

Would be great to have an opinion on the schools compared to my profile. The decision on the one-year MBA is not open for discussion, but thank you for the remarks.

Option 1: Apply this year and see what happens and retake GMAT if I don't get in.

Option 2: Retake the GMAT in the next months and try shotting for scholarships

I am confident to be able to break the 700 by investing a bit more time.

Thanks!
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Re: Is the GMAT enough - any advice on schools?   [#permalink] 10 Jan 2012, 07:55
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