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Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2014, 02:34
Hello,

Thanks for taking the time to evaluate my profile.

Nationality : Indian
Gender: Male
Age: 31

1. Work experience : 6+ years in the IT/Banking industry

2. Planning on taking the GMAT in April

3. Educational Background
Majored in Information Technology Engineering from Anna University in 2007. I scored 60% (the GPA system was not in use)

4. Extra-curricular activities

Organised cultural festivals while in college
Organised a blood donation drive for local blood banks

5. Professional Achievements:
Awards received from the International Banking Group for exceptional efforts.

6. Target programs: I am looking at applying to the Sauder School of Business and the Univeristy of Alberta Business School in Canada. Maybe apply for Desautels & Schulich too. I am also looking at applying to Monash University in Melbourne & AGSM Sydney.

7. Post-MBA goal
Most of my work currently revolves around IT for regional banks. I would like to leverage the MBA experience and break into consulting/project management.

Please let me know if my age and low GPA will be an issue for adcoms. How much will I need to score for the GMAT to give me a realistic chance of getting in to these programs?

Is New Zealand a good option for an MBA?

Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 12:52
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Generally speaking, you should try to go to school in the region where you plan to work post MBA. The network you build during school ends up being one of your most valuable assets, so the further away you are from your network, the less likely it is you will leverage it to the full potential. As for GPA, I generally consider it the most forgivable attribute of your application since it's not directly comparable to anything except for someone else who graduated from the same program. This is why the GMAT is so important--it's a true apples to apples comparison to other applicants because they took the same test. What do you need to get? There's no easy answer here, but certainly if you are aiming for something, try for getting above the average GMAT score at your target schools. If you come in under, it doesn't mean you won't get in, but indeed the percentage of students who are admitted is inversely correlated to their GMAT percentile at their target schools.
In other words, the farther you are below the average, the less likely it is you will get in.

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