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I'm 31 years old Russian male. 
Education: Masters' programs from local universities- diplomas in Finance with good GPA (3.9/4) and Computer Science.

Work experience: 9 years: 4 years as IT manager in local bank, 5 years in Big4 consulting (current job).

GMAT: at moment preparing for the test

Current goal: to enter top-tier full time European MBA program next year (i.e to start the program in 2014). Target schools: INSEAD, LBS, IE. Post-MBA Goal: Big3 consulting firm.

I'm asking for the advices on the following matters:
1. Currently I have an opportunity to move to Asia region to project management position in a commercial bank. Will this move either strengthen my profile or weaken it, providing I have no international work experience right now?
2. How strong is my profile to enter my target schools? What shoud I focus on/improve during the next year (excluding good GMAT)?

Thanks in advance for reading this and for your answers!
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With your strong academics, I think you should have a good shot at your targt schools if you can get a decent GMAT score. B-schools will like international experience, so i think your opportunity in Asia will only strengthen your profile. Russia is underrepresented in b-schools in general, so I think you should leverage your perspective as a Russian with international experience as a way to diversify the incoming class. Anything you can offer as a varying perspective on business is attractive to b-schools.
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Re: Looking for advice and profile evaluation: 31y/9yWE [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 09:26
Hi Bryan,

Thank you for you prompt reply and for your advices!
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