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My profile! [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2005, 23:01
I would like to know what my chances are at the business schools I would be applying -

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I am an Indian. I completed my undergraduation in Business Administration from Mumbai University (Bombay University) in 2002. I secured 76% in the process and second rank in college. I also finished a 2 year diploma in business administration from an autonomous college in Mumbai, securing 72%. In the meantime, I finished a year long programme called Certified Treasury Management and got national highest in one of the subjects.

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Overall - 700 (93%)
Quantitative skills - 47 (86%)
Verbal skills - 37 (83%)

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I have been working from May 2004, after my graduation, with a international broking firm called Prebon Yamane India Ltd. I have been an excellent performer going by the progress I have made. I also been promised recommendation for college admission by my present supervisor.

Extra curricular activities -
Played various sports like cricket, table tennis, football, etc for my school and colleges. Also held the post of secretary - table tennis during college and responsible for the table tennis events of the college. Member of the core committee as well as the finance head for the various events organized by the students council at the university level. (though of minor importance) I was the class monitor for almost 9 years in my school and also part of the students council in my college, elected every time by my school and college mates.

Colleges applying to -
1. Wharton
2. Chicago GSB
3. Tuck
4. Fuqua
5. Darden

Please help with regard to my chances for admission for the above colleges. Also I am wondering whether to apply to Columbia, advise me.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2005, 13:41
You sound relatively competitive, although those schools are difficult to get into. Strategy / execution will make all the difference.

It's difficult for me to comment on Columbia as a target school without knowing your career goals.
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my goal [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2005, 23:15
My career interest is to work as a dealer/trader in a hedge fund or bank treasury.

So is it advisable to try at Columbia.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2005, 14:02
Yes, definitely. It probably makes more sense than Tuck, Fuqua and Darden.
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Re [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2005, 20:58
Thanks for your advice. Which other schools would you suggest for me to try keeping in mind, my profile and my career goal.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2005, 06:33
I would also consider NYU (Stern)
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Other college! [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2005, 05:55
I would like to know whether I would stand any chance if I applied to MIT Sloan. If I want to restrict the number of colleges I would like to apply to 5, then would it be better to apply to MIT Sloan or Tuck.

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2005, 15:09
Sloan is probably a better fit than Tuck.
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Community work!!! [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2005, 22:13
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Will a lack of any community work hamper my chances of getting admission with the present profile. In the coming months, after submission of application, will community work be of any use.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2005, 13:57
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Yes, it can hurt you. That doesn't man that you' definitely won't get in (many people get in without it), but adcomms will notice. Getting involved after you send in yourapp is probably too late.

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Calculus requirement!!! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2005, 22:11
Yesterday, I met the admissions officers of Duke University - Fuqua School, and they said that one needs to have calculus at undergraduate level for admission to their MBA programme. In India, there is no provision to take a seperate subject like Calculus, leave alone being recognized programme. I would like to know what options do I have if I want to study calculus course online, but recognized by the MBA adcoms.

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2005, 04:46
My understanding is that the concepts of calculus are essentially integrated within Indian programs. I haven't heard of any Indian nationals having to take a separate course to meet the calc requirements that a lot of schools require, so I'd at least check on that again before signing up for a calc class that probably isn't necessary.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2005, 06:37
I have been wondering about the calc. requirement myself. When buisness schools say they want applicants to have an undergrad calc class under their belts, what exactly do they mean. There are 3 calc classes usually given by the math dept. Also, many buisness schools offer a buisness calc class. I took the first calc class from the math dept., but wasn't able to complete the other two before I graduated. I also took a buis. calc class from buis. dept. Is that sufficient, or do buis. schools want students to have taken calc 3 (differential equations)? I think the description schools give on their web sites about "Quant background" is very vague. Your help would be much appreciated.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2005, 13:47
Any course in calc should be enough. Schools aren't looking for differential equations here.
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Indian programmes and Calculus! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2005, 18:35
Not all Indian programmes have calculus courses in them. For example, since I have completed my undergraduate studies in Business Administration, I have been taught quantitative methods for business but not vectors and differential equations. In Indian engineering programmes, one is taught calculus. But at the same time, some amount of calculus is taught at high school level in all the programmes, be it science stream or commerce stream. Again if a person has done humanities in India, they are miles away from mathematics.

What do colleges mean by undergraduate level calculus course?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 11:45
You have to contact the specific schools to get a true answer to that question. Emphasize that calculus is taught at some level in highschool. They don't care about vectors, etc.
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Progress!!! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2005, 10:44
This could hardly termed as progress but let me update you moderators who have been very kind to me that I got dinged at Wharton and Darden without interviews.

Maybe something to do with the amount of experience I have - 1.5 yrs as of now.

Please do suggest a good college in USA for finance where I would have a really really strong chance of getting in.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2005, 19:12
sorry to hear that you got dinged. Perhaps more work experience would be advisable.
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More help pls!!! [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 22:18
I would like to know what chances I would have at Kelley School of Business - Indiana University's MBA.

Please reply fast for the deadline is fast approaching.

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Round 3 at Kelley is a difficult proposition. I would estimate less than 50% chance of acceptance, especially in what's turning out to be a very competitive year.
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