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04 Oct 2006, 05:53
I got a 650 in my GMAT, GPA is 3.5, and got a dad business where I worked part time during grad (its a pretty big business).An overall good record. My problem is that I have no post grad work-ex. How good are my chances of getting in a good B-School for a Fill Time MBA in USA? Can anyone suggest any B-School for me to apply. I m planning to apply to following schools:-

SUNY Buffalo

Univ. of Georgia

Indiana Univ. Bloomington

George Washington Univ.

Boston College

Purdue Univ. West Lafayette

Illinois Institute of Technology

Bowling Green State Univ.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Univ. of Illinois Chicago

Temple Univ.

Which schools do I have a chance of getting into?
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04 Oct 2006, 18:47
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I got a 650 in my GMAT, GPA is 3.5, and got a dad business where I worked part time during grad (its a pretty big business).An overall good record. My problem is that I have no post grad work-ex. How good are my chances of getting in a good B-School for a Fill Time MBA in USA? Can anyone suggest any B-School for me to apply. I m planning to apply to following schools:-

No post grad experience? That is, you have no full time experience?

You face a difficult battle, but not an insurmountable one.

The number one challenge for ALL these schools is showing leadership. If you havent worked a day in your life, you need to have some pretty stellar extracurricular activities where you took a leadership role. For each of the schools, this is your #1 weakness.

In general, from what I've heard, if you dont have work experience you need to have a really really interesting background with some pretty clear and well defined leadership experiences.
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05 Oct 2006, 06:49
As i said earlier I m from a business family.I have been associated with business since childhood.The business has all the mangement dept. like Finance,procurement,marketting,HR etc. I do work part time in my factory and full time during my vacations.So with all this background do i have a chance of gettin in any of the above mentioned colleges
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12 Nov 2006, 01:36
can anyone plz help me and catagorise my colleges in safe/mod/ambi.
Plz it would be of great help
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12 Nov 2006, 03:26
You may think of Rochester and Uni of Pittsburg. They accept applicants with little experience.
You may have chance at
SUNY Buffalo
Univ. of Georgia
George Washington Univ

Others requires some experience, but they also open for college graduates too, so why not try, if you have a good profile.
By the way, what is you citizenship? It may be a plus to application process.
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12 Nov 2006, 05:25
I am an Indian citizen!! what could have helped me?
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12 Nov 2006, 08:01
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I am an Indian citizen!! what could have helped me?

dude just apply to Uni of Illinois Chicago. You will be taken with no questions being asked whatsoever and chances are that u will get money too. I may sound strange but trust me on this. I lived in chicago for 6 years and know many friends from UIC. good luck.
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12 Nov 2006, 08:16
Hi haddy74!! I saw ur post on GMAT club!! Tnx for your reply!! That was very confidance boosting!! Hey can I have your e-mail id and also of your friends who studied in UIC so that I can get better info from them!! Plz do me this favour I will be very greatful.
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12 Nov 2006, 09:29
Swapnil,

What are your goals? Do you need an MBA to achieve these? I am from a family-owned business background as well. Except that I moved to America and obtained full-time experience away from the business.

This is an option you should consider. Most people agree that an MBA from a sub top 20 institute is worse than no MBA at all.

Try to align your long-term goals with the strategy that will get you there. An MBA is not about what you learn.. it is about who you meet. Engineers in India a trained to have a technology-centric thought process. Unfortunately, the people-centric thought process is what is valued in the business world.

I can explain further if necessary, but without knowing your goals, I will just be ranting.

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12 Nov 2006, 10:20
Hi !! seems you have an interesting point !! can i get ur e-mail id or somthing to contact where we can talk better I would also like to share with you my long term and short term goals!! a chat with you will help me a lot!!
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16 Nov 2006, 07:38
Can anyone classify my colleges for me plz!!
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16 Nov 2006, 07:41
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Can anyone classify my colleges for me plz!!

Classified by what criteria?
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16 Nov 2006, 07:43
classify as safe/mod/ambi!! it will be of gr8 help plz??
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16 Nov 2006, 07:57
hey i think you havent come out of your engineering groove,, i know of a famous site for engineering degree aspirants that actually asks applicants to post in that style of ambi, mod, safe.. well i dont think it has been the case here with gmatclub..and yes, as rhyme said.. u need to list out on what criteria you need the schools to be classified.. u can never judge that with just your marks and other statistics..
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16 Nov 2006, 08:14
I think I was not clear with my question. I will post my full question again:-
Hey sorry if my post is long, but I have to give all the details so that you can comment properly

SUNY Buffalo

Univ. of Georgia

Indiana Univ. Bloomington

George Washington Univ.

Boston College

Purdue Univ. West Lafayette

Illinois Institute of Technology

Bowling Green State Univ.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Univ. of Illinois Chicago

Temple Univ.

Which schools do I have a chance of getting into?

I have heard that there is some percent of the students of the class in some colleges like Temple or George Washington who have no work-ex. I also have some mediocre schools like IIT and some low ranked colleges like Bowling green state University in my list. Can you please comment on these things?

Actually I want to get back to India as soon as possible to take charge of my family business. Thus I want to complete my MBA as soon as possible. If I take a gap and join my business, it will be difficult for me to take a study leave then. Also I donâ€™t think I will use the school's placement services as I will return soon after completion of my course.

About the tough time I will face during my course, cant do anything, I have to cope up and I am ready to face it. Also in the vacations of my engineering course I will work full time in my business to get a hang of some fields of Management.

I have written all this in my SOP also. Do you think these things will help?
Also are there any people that you know who have got an admit from some B-School without work-ex.

I would be deeply obliged if you could reply as soon as possible.

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16 Nov 2006, 08:16
You need to do some hardcore research... You seem to think if you just throw your stats out there you will magically get the exact anwser you want. It doesn't work like that.
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16 Nov 2006, 08:24
Ok tnx mark!! Actually I have researched and shortlisted 11 schools!! also I saw that people get their schools classified in safe/mod/ambi by the members of this community! I just thought members and moderaters here know bout these colleges and can comment!! So if anyone fortunately know bout this colleges, plz comment!! Also I thought I have to give my profile, my shorlisted colleges and ppl will comment them. This is how these forums work, isnt it?
Please correct me if I am wrong and guide me what can I do to get answers to my question
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16 Nov 2006, 08:41
hey swapnil,

I guess you need to do some serious research out there for MBA schools and the admission process. Bschools generally need essays as opposed to the SOP concept for engineering schools. Further, I dont see any point in investing your time/money and pursuing your MBA in that far end schools in your list.. It will not serve your purpose if you are thinking of doing good to your business when you come back..

my friend studies at Krannert and he went straight outta college.. tat guy had amazing acads like.. gp of 3.5,gmat of 750.. 4 years part-time work exp and diverse extra-curriculars also.. he's finding it very challenging out there but he sure is interested in his work and plan to come back to manage his business in india..

my point finally is that dont get lured by thinking that an MBA from any US university will make you an efficient manager.. I dont think so.. so carefully research your schools and get that list down to a feasible 4 or 5.. you can have two ambi's, two mod's and a safe as you categorise..

cheers
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16 Nov 2006, 08:42
Sorry to tell you but GSB is out of the question. No work experience and a 650 GMAT - there's no way. Take that one off your list and save your money.
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