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need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 09:10
Hi everybody,
i m new to the forum :-D
and i need help
i will be giving my test in lat week of feb or first week of march and expecting 660-700 score(safe estimation)
i have been working as a application developer in a MNC since july 2012
and graduated with 7.00/10 CGPA with electronics and communications as majors
my tenth and twelfth percentages are 82.5 and 95.2

now my problem is i want to start my MBA pgm in jan 2014 or as early as possible and with this scores and percentages what colleges can i apply?

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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 23:30
With less than 1 year of work experience and your high school / undergrad marks it is not possible to choose a good MBA program.

Also, where do you wanna start your your MBA program? India , USA, Sg? You want to go for 1 year or 2 year MBA? Have you considered any B-schools for you such as ISB , HBS, etc? First, Look for the admissions sections in their program website.If you need GMAT to apply for those programs then you start preparing for it.
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 23:41
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prash8429 wrote:
Hi everybody,
i m new to the forum :-D
and i need help
i will be giving my test in lat week of feb or first week of march and expecting 660-700 score(safe estimation)
i have been working as a application developer in a MNC since july 2012
and graduated with 7.00/10 CGPA with electronics and communications as majors
my tenth and twelfth percentages are 82.5 and 95.2

now my problem is i want to start my MBA pgm in jan 2014 or as early as possible and with this scores and percentages what colleges can i apply?

Thank you...


A very simple word of advice- Do not select colleges based on 'where can i get in', but select colleges based on 'where i want to get in'.

It may sound cliché' to those who have just made up their mind to get an MBA, but it resonates with those who have spent considerable amount of time and energy in the process.
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 00:09
thevenus wrote:
where do you wanna start your your MBA program? India , USA, Sg? You want to go for 1 year or 2 year MBA?.

Hi, thanks for the reply.
i am planning to go to USA for 2 year MBA and start in spring 2014.
i know my exp, high school/undergrad marks are not good enough for top B-schools like HBS, Stanford
i have decided to do MBA in any of the decent institutes like Northeastern University,University at Buffalo,University of Pittsburgh
what score do u think will help ?

Vips0000 wrote:
A very simple word of advice- Do not select colleges based on 'where can i get in', but select colleges based on 'where i want to get in'.

Hi, thanks for the reply.
i want to know my options and based those i want to plan ahead.
i cant change my highschool/UG marks but if i can score good in GMAT what are the options i have with 1 year exp
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 00:14
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GMAT averages are published on the program websites , else you can check them out on http://www.princetonreview.com, US News b-school ranking, or Businessweek rankings.Take a diagnostic test and don't think too much about the scores, rather concentrate on "learning" .
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 01:35
I have been checking the websites of couple of B-Schools but i couldnt get a clear idea on whether i have a shot at those or not
like some school's statistics say
average gmat score=660
80th percentile gmat score is = 570-750
average work exp of 80th percentile=0-6yr
average work exp=2-4yr

i just want to know whether i can get into any decent B-school with 1yr-1yr 4months work exp, 670-700 gmat score
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 01:50
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I have been checking the websites of couple of B-Schools but i couldnt get a clear idea on whether i have a shot at those or not
like some school's statistics say
average gmat score=660
80th percentile gmat score is = 570-750
average work exp of 80th percentile=0-6yr
average work exp=2-4yr

i just want to know whether i can get into any decent B-school with 1yr-1yr 4months work exp, 670-700 gmat score


Actually these stats give a rough idea to begin with. You see that you fall in 80% range so you are good enough with numbers for the college. But then you need to spend time on colleges that you liked.

For example, if you look at FAQ on Ross' website, it answers your question:

Q: How much work experience do I need before I can apply?
A. We do not require a minimum number of years work experience prior to entering the MBA Program, but the significant majority of our admitted students have at least one to two years of work experience prior to entering. For students admitted for the fall of 2011, the average amount of post-undergraduate work experience was five years.

That said, we evaluate work experience not in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality: the impact the applicant has had on their organization and his or her natural leadership qualities. Those who wish to join us at an earlier stage of their career should be able to demonstrate what they will be able to contribute to the Ross experience, as well as have superb academic credentials and the maturity and self-confidence to handle the intensity of the program.


You just started this exercise. Spend some time. You'll get the hang of it soon.
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 02:04
Thanks :)
so do you think i can start applying with 1yr+ exp and 680 score and get into a decent B-school ?
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Thanks :)
so do you think i can start applying with 1yr+ exp and 680 score and get into a decent B-school ?


"No expert can answer this question "

A simple piece of advice -just relax . GMAT is not a 100 m race, it's a marathon. First take a diagnostic test at http://www.manhattangmat.com/free-gmat.cfm, analyze your score in details.Then you can seek advice from here.Admission/GMAT advises aren't not " one size fits all ".


Let's have a chat after you take the diagnostic test.And because you are very curious, a GMAT of 670-700 will help you get into a decent school 8-)
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 02:52
thevenus wrote:
Let's have a chat after you take the diagnostic test.And because you are very curious, a GMAT of 670-700 will help you get into a decent school 8-)
Good Luck !


ah thank you :)
now i got little more confidence ... i will get back to you after giving couple of diagnostic test.... thanks a lot :-D
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 11:13
thevenus wrote:
A simple piece of advice -just relax . GMAT is not a 100 m race, it's a marathon. First take a diagnostic test at http://www.manhattangmat.com/free-gmat.cfm, analyze your score in details.Then you can seek advice from here.Admission/GMAT advises aren't not " one size fits all ".

hi, i took two diagnostic tests
manhattangmat-630
kaplan-680
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 11:20
prash8429 wrote:
thevenus wrote:
A simple piece of advice -just relax . GMAT is not a 100 m race, it's a marathon. First take a diagnostic test at http://www.manhattangmat.com/free-gmat.cfm, analyze your score in details.Then you can seek advice from here.Admission/GMAT advises aren't not " one size fits all ".

hi, i took two diagnostic tests
manhattangmat-630
kaplan-680



Great ! Push for 700 +
Look for colleges in the US news & World reports OR http://www.princetonreview.com .
You can get a rough idea about colleges requirement at www.findthebest.com
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Re: need advice on colleges to apply [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 11:24
Thank you :)

i was checking out this site http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... ool_finder
its very interactive
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