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Mba right path for me [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2013, 23:26
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I have around 3 yrs of work experience in IT industry in IBM India . Done B.Tech in Computer Science with 8.08 gpa. I want to change my current job from developer to management . I am planning to give Gmat in Oct 2013 so , is my work experience good enough to get me in some of the top B schools if I score 720+ in gmat .. How my career prospect would shape up after Mba. Please suggest.
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Re: Mba right path for me [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 03:42
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I have around 3 yrs of work experience in IT industry in IBM India . Done B.Tech in Computer Science with 8.08 gpa. I want to change my current job from developer to management . I am planning to give Gmat in Oct 2013 so , is my work experience good enough to get me in some of the top B schools if I score 720+ in gmat .. How my career prospect would shape up after Mba. Please suggest.


Hi Gagan,

The top b-schools, as do the others, look at your overall personality development, when evaluating your for admissions. The GMAT score, GPA, work experience and extra curricular activities - all of these factors pitch in to make your personality stand out.

Let's talk specifically about the two factors you have mentioned here: the GMAT score- Indian applicants, especially the ones that belong to IT sector have an extra onus towards their GMAT scores and must try scoring above 720 to be in the run. I would question your intended timing for taking the GMAT though- October is too late, because you would miss the Round 1 deadlines of some of the top b-schools. Secondly it will leave you with less time to prepare your apps for Round 2 if you have more than 3 b-schools on your list (even if you get on your essays just after GMAT). Most important, you will have no time for a retake, if your first score is low.

Work experience: You have not mentioned anything about it. While 3 years of work experience gets you into the consideration set, the adcoms would be more interested in knowing the quality of it - what have you done in this time period and how have you made an impact on your client's business, on your organization or on your team or department? have you held any leadership position or stood out in a team setting?

Your career goals are ok- to move from a tech role into management. BUT, you need far more clarity on what this shift will entail. What post MBA role are you interested in? Which industry? how will your previous experience come in use? In all likelihood, you will write an entire essay on your career goals for most b-schools, so spend some time now, in exploring and defining your career path.

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Re: Mba right path for me [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 04:53
Hi gagan007ciem,

You have a decent profile and good GPA. You are in perfect stage of your career, around 4-5 years of experience is what most of the b school look for. And by the time you will complete your GMAT and start your application you will have around 4 years of work experience. If you are targeting top 20 b schools, you should have 720+ GMAT Score. You can know more about essays and analysis here http://tinyurl.com/bxk8gnp.

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Re: Mba right path for me [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 22:02
Thanks a lot for your valuable inputs . I will keep all the points in my mind , which you guys have mentioned above . Again thanks for replying :) :-D :)
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Re: Mba right path for me [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2013, 08:32
What undergraduate institution did you graduate from? The quality of the undergraduate institution matters in terms of assessing candidate quality.

What specifically is your experience? How does this differentiate you from other MBA applicants? How does this experience prepare you for your post-MBA roles?

Rough rule of thumb is that the average Indian GMAT score is 40 points higher than the average published score so you should be shooting for as high a score as possible.

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