GMAT : 710 (48, 38) , Project Manager, Family Business
Start of course : September 2013
GMAT : 710 (48, 38)
Graduate : BE in Information Science From PESIT, Visveswaraya Technology University.
Graduate Score : 76%
Work Experience : 4 years
* Working as a Project Manager in an IT major mentoring 8 direct-reports and handling Recruitment, Performance Appraisals and Budget proposals. (Grew team from 2 members (including me) to 12 members in less than 2 years)
* Simultaneously gained Business work experience & knowledge in Export/Import; E-Scrap; Mining; Taxation matters; Corporate law
* Co-founder of the school alumni fund which caters to financially-weak and meritorious students
* Traveled and set foot in 16 different countries ranging in 3 continents for both business and pleasure
Post MBA Goal :
* Long-term : Want to start an international business of Electronic Scrap recycling
* Short-term : Be an Operations consultant and gain knowledge/experience which will help me in my long-term goal
My Questions :
* I want to apply to only US schools. What should be my target schools? What are Realistic, Safe and Sure schools for me?
* What are my chances of getting into these start up schools?
* How are the prospects of Scholarships?
* Should I retake my GMAT (target >740) to get into the Top 10 schools?
* What is the scope / future prospects of Operations consulting?
Thanks for your post. To respond to your questions:
1. I think by "target" you mean what I call "stretch" or "reach." Consider. Stretch/target: MIT, Kellogg, Wharton; Competitive: Ross, CMU Tepper, Darden, Cornell, Notre Dame, UT Austin; Safety: Purdue, Broad, Penn State, Indiana
2. I'm not sure what you mean by "start up schools."
3. You chances of scholarships are better at safety schools than at the other categories, where they are slender.
4. A higher GMAT certainly improves your chances of acceptance, but it doesn't guarantee them. Furthermore if a GMAT retake comes at the expensive of the rest of your application and your test score doesn't go up, it could even hurt you. So yes, if your score improves, so do your chances provided that you hold constant the quality of the rest of your application.
5. The answer to that question is beyond both the scope of my knowledge and the scope of a forum post.
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