Need an evaluation of my profile below:
1) Full-time work experience:
Manager Process and Technology Development at ITC Limited (India) since 2009
Have worked in different FMCG sectors at ITC- foods, detergents, personal care products
2) Your GMAT.
Aug 2013: 710 (Q50/V35)
3) College info:
Bachelors: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee- 2003-07- GPA 9.25 out of 10
Masters: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge- 2007-09- GPA 4.2 out of 5.0
4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
• Team Lead on a Samurai Green Belt Project with members from various disciplines in organization
• Editor of ‘MIT-Tech’ , Students’ News Magazine of MIT (2007-2008)
• Career counselor: counseled undergraduate students for career development on a non-profit basis
• Lance Corporal in ‘3 Uttaranchal Combined Technical Regiment’ of National Cadet Corps (NCC)
5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
6-Sigma Green Belt
6) Your target programs.
Kellog MMM program
7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle,
8) Your post-MBA goal
CTO/CEO of Fortune 500 Company in Consumer Goods Sector
Please take some time to help me out on this.
Everything is either competitive or better than competitive except your GMAT, which is slighlty below average for your target schools, but not terrible. You certainly have a chance at your target schools. You can either 1) Apply now and hope for the best, relying on the excellent other elements of your profile. If you are now accepted, prepare again and retake the GMAT and then reapply next year, or 2) If you believe you can raise your GMAT, prepare again now, retake and raise your score, and apply R2.
While I know my response is frustrating, you really areon the cusp, and I can make a good argument for either course of action. I think the key factor has to be how important it is for you to go this year. If that's critical, then retake and apply R2. If not retaking the GMAT is primary or if you think it's unlikely you can raise it, then apply R1 and see if you get in.
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