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Operations and MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 15:54
Hi guys,
Is there anybody with an operations background applying to an MBA? Do you know if such unglamorous jobs stand a chance anyway?
My depression is not leaving me :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 18:51
I have an operations background (supply chain, lately). And I have made it into 3 very nice schools: Kellogg, HBS and Ross (Michigan).

I doesn't matter what pigeonhole you fall into. It's about your particular experiences.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 19:03
wow congratulations, thx for your reply.
You'll be attending HBS I presume? Did you post your profile anywhere? I know I'm nosy :)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 20:23
What I think is relevant from my profile is:

- My WE is interesting (geographically and in function, as I had the chance to open up an office for my company in a foreign country and I have been promoted to a managing position way before average).
- My GMAT is OK for the schools (close to their average).
- I had interesting and well described leadership stories going back to when I was 20 years old and started an out of town office branch for the family business.
- I have been evaluated in the top10% by my employer for the last 4 years in a row.
- I have solid extras, from playing music to raise funds to helping someone set up his micro business through giving lectures at a couple of different universities and adventure biking in Africa.
- My GPA was not that great, although I did work part time through parts of undergrad (teacher assistance, family business, internships, etc.).
- My Why MBA / why school part of the apps. was well researched and made sense.

I don't buy too much into the whole 770/4.0/6 yrs WE/solid extras profiles. I don't think they provide any clue to admit chances (unless we are considering "GMATwhore schools" for which the 770 alone can mean an almost automatic admit).

Hope it helps. L.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 20:27
impressive profile, congrats again (just increasing my depression but nevermind :lol:)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 22:33
Lorenzino wrote:
impressive profile, congrats again (just increasing my depression but nevermind :lol:)


Don't. I'm sure you have an interesting bag of experiences as well. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2007, 00:57
lepium... interesting profile indeed and congrats on your superb admits ! could you share us your knowledge on the options one has in the operations field after completing an MBA ? how much does it vary based on the the background of the person (i.e non operations bkgnd like engineering, finance etc) ? what are the typical roles that people can take up in operations after an MBA ?
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