This is a little bit of a future thing. I will not be applying for b-school for another 2-3 years, but I'm having to make some personal and career decisions now and I would like to know where I have a shot of getting into. My aim is to get into a top US, 2 year MBA program. I want to know how realistic this is.
1) Basic demographic info: 22 (25 at planned application date), male, Canadian citizen (ethnically Asian)
2) Educational Background: B.Com in Finance (Canadian school), 3.4GPA (worried about this...), GMAT750 (Q50, V41, AWA6 - first attempt)
3) Work experience: Business Analyst at well known mangement consulting firm (1 year presently, 3-4 by planned application date). Other internship roles across real estate, IT and transporation/logistics (do these matter?)
During school: President of undergraduate business student government, several other student government roles. Dean's advisory committee member. Undergraduate programs committee member - had a major role in re-writing part of the undergraduate business curriculum at my school. Won a graduating award for leadership.
Post-graduation: Sit on my firm's recruiting team for my school. Some work with organizing charity initiatives at my home office. Founder and President of a mentorship program for Canadian undergraduates seeking careers in Investment Banking or Consulting.
5) Short/Long term goals: Strong preference for US schools. Post-MBA I would like to transition into PE or some kind of asset management - this is all subject to change. I may or may not return to my firm for 2 more years, depending on if I go as a sponsored student. I don't see myself settling outside of North America. 80% chance that I will want to return to Canada.
6) Schools: Have not considered any in great detail... suggestions appreciated. Basically looking at top 10 US programs.