Request you guys to help in evaluating my profile. I am targeting FALL 2010. Details below:
GMAT : 650 , gave it 4 yrs back. Didnt pursue MBA then. Have registered to give GMAT again in November. Hoping to get to 700 this time.
Bachelors : Bachelor of Engineering (Computers) , Mumbai University , GPA dont know, but fall in the 2nd tier of students. So may be a weak point.
Work Experience : 6 + yrs (almost 7 years by the time i start my MBA). 4.5 yrs with the current company. Currently based outside india, and responsible for grooming, leading a team for my company back in india, with an objective to have a dedicated development centre outside india. Domain Expertise in Retail Banking. Apart from leadership activities, responsible for Design, Development , Implementation and Support of various modules of the product.
Extracurricular & Community Service : is a negative point. have not done much except donating some money to certain organizations, volunteered to participate in a event to donate books to the needy , handling of cultural events in my local office.
Future Career Goal : Get into IT Strategy and Consultancy, where i can leverage my domain and technical expertise combined with the skills i gain during the MBA. Guide/Advise companies where Financial Institutions or Banks regarding thier overall IT strategy.
Expectations from my MBA : Should be flexible , general management , hone my analytical , communication skills to become a good consultant.
Dont want to apply to top 10. Not a good fit for me.
Darden / Tepper / McCombs / Cornell / Duke seem more like a good fit for me.
Request you to please evaluate and suggest.
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