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Profile Evaluation: 31 yrs, Indian Male, 720 GMAT

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GMAT 1: 720 Q38 V41
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Profile Evaluation: 31 yrs, Indian Male, 720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 10:19
Kindly provide your evaluation on my chances .

Indian male, 31 yrs
GMAT: 720 (Q48, V41)
Work Exp: 8 years 10 months (half in India, half in the US), entire career working in IT services and outsourcing industry.

Graduated in 2003 from a regional Govt engineering school, first class (75%). Started my career in 2004. Worked as a software engineer for 5 years, program manager for 1 year and project manager for 2.5 years. As a program manager I had up to 30 direct reports. As a project manager, I managed small to medium sized projects for clients within companies like Microsoft, with no direct reports.

My work visa expired early this year and I moved back to India. I have been unemployed since February, mostly due to family, health and travel reasons

My target school list for full time MBA 2014 are Haas, Anderson, Duke, Marshall, Kenan-Flagler, Emory, Kelley, Foster.

Are my target schools in line with my profile. Is Haas, Anderson or Duke too ambitious?

Will my employment gap since February ding my chances
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Re: Profile Evaluation: 31 yrs, Indian Male, 720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 18:39
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Hello,

Congrats on the strong GMAT. With over 8 years of work experience, you are on the higher-end/older end of applicants, so the question starts to become... why now? Is it really worth getting the MBA? Some Exec programs start at 8 years of experience for example. And yes having the time off without too clear of a reason could be a negative. I would think your chances are better at the last 4 schools you listed, and no matter what you'd need to create really strong essays explaining your experience and making a strong case for why the MBA is needed and what you plan to do with it in the short and long term.

Keep us posted with questions and your decisions!
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