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Narrowing Down List of Schools [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2006, 07:52
Hi,
I am a 31 year old male IT professional. Here are my credentials
GMAT score: 730
Undergrad in Industrial Engineering: (First class, transalates roughly to a GPA of 3.6)
Masters in Industrial engneering from a school in the US
Work Experience: Close to 7 years of work exp ( 2 with leading automobile manufacturing companies and 5 with a software giant). Currently a project lead.
Strong Points( hope you think so too!):
*Helped the auto company I worked for pull through a labor strike/slowdown by establishing (as part of a team) work standards and personally building/assembling parts to prove efficacy of standards. Labor later began adhering to them
*Built a quality assurance team in India for the software firm I currently work for by training staff and delegating/monitoring work.
*Established testing standards/processes across various complex software features that are used today.
Interests: Rock drumming( have not performed/entertained) and percussion studies

I am unable to decide on list of B-scools to apply to for a FULL TIME MBA for the session starting in the fall of 2007
I'd deeply appreciate any advice
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Re: Narrowing Down List of Schools [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2006, 17:18
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Hi,
I am a 31 year old male IT professional. Here are my credentials
GMAT score: 730
Undergrad in Industrial Engineering: (First class, transalates roughly to a GPA of 3.6)
Masters in Industrial engneering from a school in the US
Work Experience: Close to 7 years of work exp ( 2 with leading automobile manufacturing companies and 5 with a software giant). Currently a project lead.
Strong Points( hope you think so too!):
*Helped the auto company I worked for pull through a labor strike/slowdown by establishing (as part of a team) work standards and personally building/assembling parts to prove efficacy of standards. Labor later began adhering to them
*Built a quality assurance team in India for the software firm I currently work for by training staff and delegating/monitoring work.
*Established testing standards/processes across various complex software features that are used today.
Interests: Rock drumming( have not performed/entertained) and percussion studies

I am unable to decide on list of B-scools to apply to for a FULL TIME MBA for the session starting in the fall of 2007
I'd deeply appreciate any advice


Rskaushik,

School selection begins and ends with your goals. You didn't state what yours were, so I can't suggest any schools.
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Paul,
I am looking to specialize in finance/strategy in a top 10 school (in the US). A top 20 school is also fine as long as it has a strong program in either of the disciplines I mentioned. Location does not matter.
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Re: Narrowing Down List of Schools [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2006, 16:53
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rskaushik wrote:
Hi,
I am a 31 year old male IT professional. Here are my credentials
GMAT score: 730
Undergrad in Industrial Engineering: (First class, transalates roughly to a GPA of 3.6)
Masters in Industrial engneering from a school in the US
Work Experience: Close to 7 years of work exp ( 2 with leading automobile manufacturing companies and 5 with a software giant). Currently a project lead.
Strong Points( hope you think so too!):
*Helped the auto company I worked for pull through a labor strike/slowdown by establishing (as part of a team) work standards and personally building/assembling parts to prove efficacy of standards. Labor later began adhering to them
*Built a quality assurance team in India for the software firm I currently work for by training staff and delegating/monitoring work.
*Established testing standards/processes across various complex software features that are used today.
Interests: Rock drumming( have not performed/entertained) and percussion studies

I am unable to decide on list of B-scools to apply to for a FULL TIME MBA for the session starting in the fall of 2007
I'd deeply appreciate any advice


Rskaushik,

School selection begins and ends with your goals. You didn't state what yours were, so I can't suggest any schools.


Rskaushik,

Here are some top schools that are strong in both finance and strategy where you would be competitive:

--Tuck
--Wharton
--Chicago
--Yale
--NYU
--MIT

I deliberately omitted HBS and Stanford because your age may be an issue at both schools, though you could certainly add them as "long shots." You will want to have a strong community profile for all top 10 schools. The extracurricular you mentioned (drumming) is certainly distinctive, but if you haven't performed it may not make as compelling a story in your essays.

Good luck!
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