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Please help: Selecting Best Schools for GMAT: 640

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Concentration: Marketing, General Management
GMAT 1: 640 Q44 V34
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Please help: Selecting Best Schools for GMAT: 640 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2013, 16:46
Hello Friends,

I gave GMAT last month and was able to score only 640 in my first attempt. I am not sure if I’ll be able to give the exam again before the application deadlines of fall 2014 for all major schools. I have decided to take a chance with the existing score. I am looking for schools in North America and need advice for selecting right school based on my profile:

Gender/Age/M Status: Female/31/Married
Country: India
GMAT: 640 (V 34, Q 44)
AWA: 5
Education:
B.Com (Bachelor in commerce): 60% (GPA 3.0)
EPYP (Executive program for young professionals) from IIM Calcutta.
(It’s a Part-time MBA of 1 year)
Experience: Overall 8 years of work experiences.
2 years as a team lead, managing a team of 15; currently working as a wealth manager for an investment consulting firm.

Active participation in social groups and volunteering for an NGO.

Goals: I want change my career track and pursue an MBA with focus on general management and marketing research & strategy. Short-term goal is to work for an international consumer products brand.

Schools:
I am looking for schools in Canada or US (east or west coast), I am considering
Schulich, York University, Toronto; Sauder, UBC, Vancouver ( Your views ? )
Need advice on other colleges in US ( How is Broad, Michigan ? Smeal ? ) how is the ROI ? Do I have a chance in top 15 ?

Please suggest. Will really appreciate your help.

Best regards
J
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Re: Please help: Selecting Best Schools for GMAT: 640 [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2013, 01:40
Hi Jaya,

You have solid work experience so focus on your strengths and start working on your applications. You can apply to SMU Cox, Texas A&M, Urbana Champaign, Ohio Fisher, Boston College, Maryland-Smith, Rochester Simon, Georgia Tech along with Michigan -Broad and Smeal.

In top 15 I think you can target Duke Fuqua which has good acceptance rate among top 15. List of Canadian schools look fine to me you have fair chance for Canadian schools.


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Manish
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Intern
Intern
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Joined: 06 Apr 2013
Posts: 13
Concentration: Marketing, General Management
GMAT 1: 640 Q44 V34
GPA: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 33

Re: Please help: Selecting Best Schools for GMAT: 640 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 16:09
Hi Manish,
Many thanks for your response !

I'll definitely apply for Sauder and Suhulich. For the east cost..I find Broad, Smeal and UC as options for better ROI. Do you think Its a good approach if I have to limit my applications to 5 schools. Personally I want to be near east coast or west coast so my family can move accordingly. and I am giving some emphasis on ROI and fees if the school is not top 15.

-What would be your best 5 at this stage ?

- Could you also suggest, the pros and cons of applying in round 3 vs round 2 ? As most of the deadlines are mid january, I was thinking to save some options for R3 and take more time in research and essays.

Will really appreciate your help.
Best regards
J
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Status: Assisting candidates to get admit in to top global business schools
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Joined: 12 May 2010
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Re: Please help: Selecting Best Schools for GMAT: 640 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2014, 03:14
Hi Jaya,

R3 will have less number of seats compared to R2, and the chances of financial aid/scholarship is also minimal. Your choice of schools are good and 5 schools are good at this stage as the deadlines are close.

I would suggest you to finalize the schools quickly and start the applications. This link might help you with the application essays http://goo.gl/j2XJoh


Cheers!!!


jaya1 wrote:
Hi Manish,
Many thanks for your response !

I'll definitely apply for Sauder and Suhulich. For the east cost..I find Broad, Smeal and UC as options for better ROI. Do you think Its a good approach if I have to limit my applications to 5 schools. Personally I want to be near east coast or west coast so my family can move accordingly. and I am giving some emphasis on ROI and fees if the school is not top 15.

-What would be your best 5 at this stage ?

- Could you also suggest, the pros and cons of applying in round 3 vs round 2 ? As most of the deadlines are mid january, I was thinking to save some options for R3 and take more time in research and essays.

Will really appreciate your help.
Best regards
J

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Neha Singh
GMAT Instructor & MBA Application Consultant
General Education- Empowering Intellect


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Re: Please help: Selecting Best Schools for GMAT: 640   [#permalink] 03 Jan 2014, 03:14
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