I just returned from GMAT. My score was a disappointing 660 (Q49, V31). I am in IT industry but not a coding guy. My profile synopsis as below:
Mechanical Engineer 2004 pass out with 68.9%.
8.5 years of experience in service industry; with 6 years of quality experience in Business Analysis, Business Process Management, Business Requirement Gathering and Solution Designing;
Strong Requirement Gathering, due diligence and Business Analytic skills with key expertise in Process Design and Analysis, which includes gap analysis between As-Is and to be processes, Impact Analysis for implementing To-be processes, gap analysis of AS-IS processes with Industry standard frameworks.
Expertise in eTOM and ITIL standards for telecom processes with functional knowledge of end to end business processes in Telecom domain. Knowledge of BPMN for Process Designing with hands on experience in Process Modelling using BPMS tools of Savvion, Intalio, Tibco, ActiveVOS.
All my assignments have been single/double person consulting engagements. I have not other major EC.
Post-MBA goal: I see that for my profile I will have to acquire an MBA to grow further faster. I expect my MBA program to build on my current skills. Any program that can add to my existing knowledge in terms of data analytics, decision making techniques, would be helpful (?)
I was targeting IIMA, ISB, INSEAD and Kellogs(1 year), but my performance is not at par with my dreams. Kindly suggest which schools should I target now or should I give another go at GMAT (I gave it 5years ago and got the same score)
If you want to attend the schools you listed initially, you must retake the GMAT
. if you would consider other programs with lower average GMAT scores, then don't retake the GMAT.
Unfortunately I don't know which MBA programs are strong in analytics and decision theory and at which you would be competitive. So I'm afraid I can't help you too much.
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