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11 Aug 2009, 21:14
I was wondering if anyone will be kind enough to evaluate my profile. I'm planning to start my application for a PhD in strategy/management.
Profile: 25, Male, Thailand
UG: BSc in Finance, top school in Thailand, 3.25 GPA
PG: MSc in Innovation Management, University of Manchester, merit (65)
Pubs: 2 national conferences, 1 national journal, 2 international journals
GMAT: 640 (taken a year ago, planning to retake this October, aiming 700)
Extracurricular: tutoring part time, board of student organization
WE: 2 years in financial firms, 1 year as a research assistant at my almamater
Recom: Strong recoms from my professors (2 from Manchester, 1 from Thailand)
My top target is MIT Sloan: Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship. I was pretty much inspired by their scholars such as James Utterback, Eric von Hippel, as well as Michael Cusumano. My second choice is UCLA Anderson: Decisions, Operations, & Technology Management. I'm also considering top 11-30 school in the US, but not sure which one. However, several schools that come up in my mind including: Kellog, Cornell, CMU Tepper, Indiana Kelley, Penn State, Michigan State, OSU, Florida, and Washington Uni.
I want to attend the very best school possible although I know it is very competitive to go to the top schools. Please kindly evaluate my profile and advice me how to improve my candidacy. What are the potential weak spots? Is it realistic to assume that I do have a shot of getting an admit in those schools mentioned above?
I would appreciate any critique/comment/suggestion -- no matter how harsh. Thanks for your help!