You have good acads, ECs and a decent CGPA. The strong part in your profile is high work experience. So you have lot to share your story in application essays. While writing essays and preparing for interviews, you must stay focused on post-MBA goals, why MBA at this stage, headship qualities, achievements in or outside work place, how an MBA from XYZ b-school will help you to achieve your goals, ability to work with others, what will you bring to the classroom, how will you contribute to the b-school society, etc. These few pointers will help you to convert your chances from application to admission. You may try your chances in b-schools by clicking http://www.apphelp.co.in/b-school-selector.php
Regarding GMAT preparations, you must target 690+ GMAT score and there is lot of stuff/material available online or else join GMAT classes. Devote 2-3 hrs. regularly and practice mocks over week ends. This way you’ll analyze your weaknesses and then work upon them.
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Can you please consider my profile and suggest the best fit for me? I intend to do a global MBA from the Top 20 as I want to change my sector and job profile. Currently, I am in the IT sector where I have got saturated and have less growth options for me. I would want to do Management Consulting (non-IT)
Little bit about me.
Qualification: M Sc (Hons.) Economics & Master of Management Studies (5-Year Integrated Degree On-Campus program), Bits Pilani (Rajasthan)
SSC - 82.5%
HSC - 95.5%
Pass-out CGPA: 8.23 (out of 10), Jun 2003
GMAT: planned in Aug-2013
IT Sector - Jul 2003 till now (approx 10 years)
Oracle India Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad - Oracle ERP Testing , 8 Years (Jul 2003 to Jun 2011)
IBM India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai - Sr Advisory Consultant (Jun 2011 till now)
- School Topper in English and Maths during HSC
- Received BITS Merit cum Need Scholarship in the Final Year
Also, as it is 10 years since I am not in touch with studies, let me know the best Self Study prep plan.
Thank you for your time.
Undergrad- Top 5 college in India
MBA- Top 15 FT ranking b-school