Would appreciate it if you could evaluate my profile and recommend a few b schools in US and Europe that I stand chances in. Thanks in advance for your help and guidance.
GMAT : 770
Education : B.E. (Equivalent to B.S.) in electronics engineering from a reputed engineering school in India. GPA 3.0
Job experience : Total 9 years in IT. Three years as a developer, 4 years as a tech lead/tech architect, last 2 years as a project manager. Currently I have about 20 people spread across 2-3 medium sized IT projects reporting to me.
Career Goal : CIO (Why not aim high
). I love both tech and project management.
Reasons for pursuing MBA
1) Improving general management skills
2) Studying how companies formulate IT strategies and how IT impacts a business, how it works with the various other business functions to help a business achieve its goals.
Post MBA Plans
I want to do strategic IT consulting for a few years. This will help keep me abreast of latest tech developments, get exposed to how the best companies in the world run, develop contacts and see how top management views IT in the grand scheme of things. After that I want to move into an upper management role in IT leading the execution of critical IT initiatives.
Have been leading teams ranging from 4-16 people over the past few years. Current responsibilities include project planning, team building and day to day management.
At college I was the president of our electronics society. It organized events such as company visits, seminars from business leaders, social activities etc among the 250 odd students pursuing electronics as a major at our college
Have participated in debates, quizzes, dramatics throughout school and college.
I'm planning to apply for fall '08, so I may have some time to iron out any kinks in my profile. Please suggest some appropriate schools in US and Europe that I could apply to. Also please share your views on whether going to B School will help me achieve my goals
Thanks for your help,