Just took the GMAT on 5th Mar (last Friday). Yet to get the official score. But "unofficially" it is 740 (Q 50, V 41). Need your inputs about the application process & acceptability.
- Male, 33 yrs, Married with a kid
- Education: BE + MBA from good universities in India
- Overall Education: good (80% +) & consistent academic record
- Years of Experience: 6 yrs (post-MBA)
- Work Area: Marketing & Sales Management
- Currently working as: Regional Marketing Head for a Retail chain
Criteria for selecting B-School:
1) 1 yr MBA (FT) starting Sept '10 or Jan '11
2) Schools those who "can" accept "Late application"
3) Good placements (International work exposure for a few yrs is what I'm looking at)
4) Brand recognition
Area of Interest: General Management, Strategy, Marketing
1) Cranfield, UK
4) MBS, Australia
5) Oxford/ Cambridge
1) I know I'm very late for the application
2) Going thru' the entire applcn procedures for 4 - 5 schools in 45-days time
It would be really helpful if you could actually help me with this project - guiding me to shortlist best possible B-schools suitable for my background and profile; and for applying to them in the shortest possible time period.
Thanks in advance. Best wishes.
Congratulation on your great score!!
Your profile seems very strong considering your work ex and GMAT. You already have an MBA so thats also great.
First, the schools you have chosen are good, but in UK you can try for better schools like Warwick/Oxford/Manchester/Cambridge. in UK it is very difficult to get jobs and you have to keep in mind that many eurpoean countries are gng bankrupt so EU will def not consider international students for jobs in UK. But, its always good to be positive.
INSEAD is a great school and your profile is competitive for that school. Just see how many rounds are still remaing.. Its better to apply in the earlier rounds so you have better chances. Keep in mind INSEAD asks for about 10 essays... so its not easy to write these in 45 days.. Your essays are the main thing in the application. You're nt late for UK schools but your chances of making it in Cambridge/Oxford become lesser when ur applying in the middle of the application rounds.
I would not suggest Australia for studying because its not easy to gt PR. Its not easy to gt a job without a PR and the australian govt has changed rules and it takes almost 2 years post your course to gt PR. Also a european MBA has a better reputation in India than australian MBA.
Good luck with your applications. Do not apply in haste.