i am a 24 year old Indian male working in Singapore.
GMAT: 680 (85%) Q:50 (92%) V:33 (66%) AWA:6.0 (91%)
TOEFL: IBT 110 R:28 L:24 W:29 S:29
Please feel free to poll, if you believe that i stand a chance in the top 30 programs.
Small town university in Sikkim, India. Did a distance learning course from 2009 onwards. Expected to complete in Oct. 2012
Degree Obtained: BBA ( Bachelors in Business Administration )
Major: Human Resources
total of 30 months of work experience till date.
Deck Cadet (Crude Oil Tankers: AET )
Operational level of Crude oil tankers.
Effectively supervise teams for regular maintenance of ship.
Assist Chief Officer in carrying out cargo operation of over 500000 BBLS of crude oil.
Extensive experience of Ship-to-ship operations in US Gulf area.
Carry out supervised navigation of tanker globally and negotiate with other individuals of various nationalities for effectively navigating through heavy traffic situations.
Third Officer (Product Tankers: MTM )
Lead and supervise teams for smooth operation of 70,000 tonne product tanker.
Independant navigation of vessel, globally.
Lead teams for preparing vessel for third party audits and inspections.
Work with numerous nationalities and supervise them for efficient operations.
Planned Maintenance Manager (Chemmical Tankers : GWS)
Implement real time ERP system throughout fleet of Chemical Tanker for Koyo Kaiun Japan.
Train crew members from various countries, in office and on ship.
Successfully trained over 400 office and ship staff members in Japan, Philippines and Singapore.
Conduct seminars to effectively train sea staff in a multi cultural environment.
Operations Manager (Chemical Tankers : GWS)
Calculate & report key operational and profitability performance of vessels.
Formulate, establish & improve operational procedures to smoothen operation of ships.
Oversee voyage and stowage planning, tank cleaning schedules.
The above is my work experience and profile in a nutshell.
I'm looking for schools in USA as i'm not very keen on studying in Singapore or UK.
I need to know my chances with regard to particular schools such as USC, UCLA, MIT and Cornell.
The reason i'm not very confident is because of my undergrad degree which was a distance learning programme. Additionally, the undergrad university in not in the list of schools visible in the application section of the b-schools.
I share your concerns about your distance degree. It needs to be accredited by an agency that the school you are applying to recognize. If not, you will have a problem and your application may not be considered. In addition, I think your verbal GMAT score is also hurting you at programs like MIT and UCLA. But, the big think is the credibility of your undergrad degree.
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