Would request you to provide some input and direction based upon the profile posted below-
Gender - Male
Nationality - Indian
Age - 28
GMAT - 700 (q49, v35)
Highest Qualification - B. E (Computer Science & Engineering) from a Tier2 college in India
Percentage in B.E. = 70%
12th - 81%
10th - 81%
Work Exp : 7 years
Currently working as Assistant Vice President for a small-sized service based company in India which caters to only Investment banks. Managing the account for an leading investment bank in USA and leading a team of around 10 people. The work on client side invloves development of a derivative trading platform but I mange the account for all the engagements beween this bank and my employer. Have worked with Swiss bank singapore team for an year.
Before that - I was able to convince one of the US based firms to start its operation in India. Though the operstion could last only for one and half year.
I can arrange one reco from CEO of my current employer and another from the CEO of the oraganization which started it's operation India.
NO extra curr.
NO community work.
Target schools -
Though, I have been working into finance domain for last 4 years, I wish to focus on Entrepreneurship during my MBA. I cant afford to join a 2-year MBA program.
Please suugest what options I have? Shall I re-take the GMAT?
You have a good GMAT Score and a decent profile.
the list of B-School you have mentioned are good and you stand a fair chances of getting admit in those B-Schools as the GMAT Score of INSEAD, IMD LBS, Kellogg and IE fall in between 675-710. As per your GMAT Score i would also suggest you to apply in Duke, Ross Michigan and Darden as theses B-Schools are among the top US B Schools where you can apply. There are many more but the mentioned list comprises of a few top ones in the US that you should definitely target. It is highly advisable in your case to focus on your application evaluation essays. This is where you can demonstrate your leadership qualities, achievements, professional vision and other abilities. A well presented and perfectly written essay is absolutely critical to make a strong case for yourself during the final interview.
The next step for you is to focus more on your application essays & recommendations for these Business Schools.
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