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11 Jan 2010, 09:30
Dear neha04,

You have a 50:50 chance of making it. To improve your chances these are the 2 things you have to do:

1. Get a great GMAT score (730+). You will be rated weak in the acads and analytical abilities criterion.
2. Focus on the career progression and make it clear that you have taken up responsibilities much ahead of time.

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11 Jan 2010, 22:22
Hi ThinkISB,

Even I am preparing for same score.
I dint get what you wanted to convey thru weak acads? I think my percentages are not week till my post grad, please correct me if they are.

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14 Jan 2010, 21:04
Dear neha04,

You are right.

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15 Jan 2010, 00:15
Thanks ThinkISB,

I dint get what you wanted to convey thru " 1. Get a great GMAT score (730+). You will be rated weak in the acads and analytical abilities criterion."

Please explain "You will be rated weak in the acads and analytical abilities criterion" part....
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15 Jan 2010, 01:15
neha04 wrote:
Thanks ThinkISB,

I dint get what you wanted to convey thru " 1. Get a great GMAT score (730+). You will be rated weak in the acads and analytical abilities criterion."

Please explain "You will be rated weak in the acads and analytical abilities criterion" part....

Hi Neha04, I think by saying "weak acads" thinkISB means that your scores in graduation and post-graduation is considered low as compared to other applicants. That's why they are suggesting you to target for higher GMAT scores. A good GMAT score will give you an edge over other applicants, and at the same time will be a proof of your analytical abilities.

Having said that, thinkISB provides Admissions Consulting services specializing in ISB. For an in-depth analysis of your profile and suggestions you may like to get in touch with ThinkISB at the contact details given, though I guess that would be paid service.

All the best.
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15 Jan 2010, 01:28
Hi Bigoyal,

I gave the my profile description and i think that my acads is not weak,even thinkISB thinks the same...thats y i was finding that statement contradictory,so asked them to explain.

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18 Jan 2010, 21:14
Dear neha04,

I do not consider your acads to be weak. But in this case Bigoyal is correct. If you do not get a high GMAT score you will be considered weak compared to a standard successful ISB applicant. This 'weak' is a relative term.

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18 Jan 2010, 21:33
got it.

Thanks ThinkISB
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15 Feb 2010, 22:20
Hi thinkISB,
Thanks a lot for all the information provided in this thread. Its really very helpful.

I'm planning to apply this yr again in isb, after getting a ding last yr for 2010-11 batch . While I'm doing my bit to improve my profile, but it seems that R1 for 2011 is approaching very fast. One of my plans is to add a certification.

1. Does holding a professional certification add weight to the profile?
2. My post MBA goals is to work as an IT consultant. Any suggestions on what certifications can I pursue ?
3. I believe technical certifications (e.g. provided by Oracle, Microsoft etc) will not be beneficial ?

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05 Mar 2010, 04:44
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Hi thinkISB,
Thanks a lot for all the information provided in this thread. Its really very helpful.

I'm planning to apply this yr again in isb, after getting a ding last yr for 2010-11 batch . While I'm doing my bit to improve my profile, but it seems that R1 for 2011 is approaching very fast. One of my plans is to add a certification.

1. Does holding a professional certification add weight to the profile?
2. My post MBA goals is to work as an IT consultant. Any suggestions on what certifications can I pursue ?
3. I believe technical certifications (e.g. provided by Oracle, Microsoft etc) will not be beneficial ?

Thanks

Dear bigoyal,

You are welcome!

U are correct. Technical certifications will not help. A PMP certification can definitely add value....but then again, u are aiming for a consultant's role. U have to beef up your profile as far as client interaction and handling, implementation of solution selling to key accounts is concerned.

Do feel free to contact if you require more clarification.

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05 Mar 2010, 05:38
Hi ThinkISB anf Forum members,

I have asked this question before on this site but didn't get a reply (I guess because the question is very dumb).

What is the best MBA for and IT Guy? I am interested in marketing but i am contantly adviced by my MBA freiends to go for operations. Also what is consulting ?

I am in IT and at client side now in UK, I have currently 5.5 years of exprience (2 years in Indian and 3.5 years in UK). Currently working as a Lead funtional analyst and Module Leader.

Thought i am interested in Marketing my greatest need is being very 'employable' than fulfiling my interest and i am adviced that operatioins and consultancy will be more employable than me as an IT guy doing Marketing MBA?

I know its little stupid question but please advice as this really bothers me, more than my coming GMAt exam

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10 Mar 2010, 05:55
Hello guys,

Thanks.
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12 Mar 2010, 02:03
Dear Chauhan2011,

It is completely your decision. Please make sure what you are doing an MBA for. It is not advisable to get stuck with a career you don't want to be in just for the sake of being employable. There are great marketing roles for people with IT background. The managers doing pre-sales, business delivery and service delivery do just that.

Once again, I advise you to think it through and have clarity in your goals.

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04 Apr 2010, 10:26
Hello,
I am living in Russia and working in the consulting industry (HR-related) for 4 years already. I have decided to make a next step, taking a MBA course in Asia-Pacific or UK. I will probably not get 700 GMAT score, but I am not from IT industry which makes it less competetive for me
As far as I can understand, ISB has mainly local students intake, only 4% of international students in 2009. Is that number so small because there is small number of international applicants or because ISB is focused on local students mainly?
To rephrase my question - having less honours, lower academics results, and less GMAT score but being international applicant do I have better chances to get an offer from ISB?
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06 Apr 2010, 22:27
Dear gsfromrussia,

The criteria is the same for everybody. Having said that ISB has had an increasing percentage of international students every year. The figure for the outgoing batch was 10% and that management is keen to increase it. It's FT ranking is also helping matters a lot as more and more students are coming in.

As an international student you will be preferred. But you have to pass the basic requirements. So yes, you not being from the IT industry and an international candidate makes it easier for you but you have to clear the basic requirements.

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07 Apr 2010, 01:32
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Dear gsfromrussia,

The criteria is the same for everybody. Having said that ISB has had an increasing percentage of international students every year. The figure for the outgoing batch was 10% and that management is keen to increase it. It's FT ranking is also helping matters a lot as more and more students are coming in.

As an international student you will be preferred. But you have to pass the basic requirements. So yes, you not being from the IT industry and an international candidate makes it easier for you but you have to clear the basic requirements.

Regards,
ThinkISB.

Thank you, I have found same answer in a different topic already. Now will do my best to be a successful applicant.
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29 Apr 2010, 08:19
Hello,
First of all thanks to ThinkISB for making this forum interactive.

I have few questions:
1. Does profile in which ISB applicant is working makes difference to ISB? I mean ISB looks for "diversity" in profiles. So, if I am working for Power Sector, does my chances of getting in increase (as it's a uncommon sector)?
Although my acads are average I have proven myself as a leader during my college days and also taking care of responsible aspects at my workplace.

2. I am confused so as to which specialisation to choose. Will ISB help me out to decide about the same?

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29 Apr 2010, 10:01
Dear target2011

1. Does profile in which ISB applicant is working makes difference to ISB? I mean ISB looks for "diversity" in profiles. So, if I am working for Power Sector, does my chances of getting in increase (as it's a uncommon sector)?
Although my acads are average I have proven myself as a leader during my college days and also taking care of responsible aspects at my workplace.

Ans: Yes, It does.

The acads fall under one of the major pre-requisites. You can offset that with a good GMAT score. Whether your extra-curriculars can offset your average acads is something which only a detailed analysis can reveal.

2. I am confused so as to which specialisation to choose. Will ISB help me out to decide about the same?

Ans: Yes. the specializations will only come into picture after the 1st 4 terms. So you will have ample time and inputs to choose your specializations.
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29 Apr 2010, 11:46
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29 Apr 2010, 20:44
Dear strangebrew,

Your profile looks very decent and has a good shot. All you have to do is to get a good GMAT score and think about projecting yourself properly in the essays.

You can reach us on +91 9010917222/8222 between 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. IST.

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