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Status: Re- Working on GMAT
Joined: 23 May 2011
Posts: 104
Location: Australia
Concentration: Leadership, General Management
GMAT 1: 600 Q44 V29
GPA: 2.4
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Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 21:15
Hello,

I have the following profile:

1. Bachelors Computer Science (Not so renowned university in India) GPA 2.4
2. Masters in Business Information Systems (Monash University, Australia) with major in Project Management GPA 3.5
3. Languages: Hindi, English, Spanish, French
4. Australian Work Experience : 2 Years in a start up firm
5. Indian Work Experience: 6 Years
6. Volunteering with Australian Youth Climate Coalition for past 1 year
7. Experience Area: IT
8. Took GMAT in 2011: 600 ( I will retake it and I won't stop till I hit 700)
9. Age: 31
10. Sex: Male

I am looking for brilliant 1 Year MBA programs esp in Europe (I love soccer) based on Leadership and General Management
Also I read that Columbia Business School runs fast track MBA of 16 months. Is it applicable to me?
Career Goal: I don't want to work for anyone anymore
Target admission Year 2014

I can postpone it to 2015 too if I can't secure something meaningful in 2014.

Thank you for taking your time . Looking forward to your reply :)

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Re: Profile Evaluation and Feedback [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 12:06
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Hi there,

It's great that you're working on your plans for the future and have a feel for where you want to be (Europe). You will need to further solidify your 'future goals', as answering that question convincingly is critical in the application to an MBA program, fyi. Something to work on in the coming months!

Your undergrad academic profile appears to be weak but is strengthened by the stronger GPA in the masters degree. You are part of a common applicant profile-- from India with IT background. Your international experience (Australia) and volunteering experience help to differentiate you some.

You will want to work on that GMAT as you mentioned, to be able to feel competitive at top-ranked programs.

As for 1-year programs in Europe, some of the most well-known are: INSEAD (16 months), Judge (Cambridge), Said (Oxford), IMD (in Switzerland), IE (in Spain), HEC (in France). A 700 would be pretty important to feel you have a chance at those, fyi. The schools in the UK that Neha mentioned would certainly be an option.

I would say review the programs in more detail, look at their website for curriculum, length, cost, class profile (who will be in your class?? you learn a lot from your fellow classmates!), hiring profiles (where does everyone go when they graduate?), general feel for the program. Read blogs and ask to be put in touch with current students/alumni. As a starting point if you haven't yet, check out the FT MBA Rankings; often the most-looked at ranking system for programs around the world... they do vary some and most reputable are schools who have been top-ranked for years (as opposed to suddenly this year) but up-and-coming schools can be good for many reasons too. http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolra ... nking-2013

Good luck to you and please let us know if you have any additional questions!

(BTW- thank you to was it Neha for chiming in; though I did want to point out that she is not affiliated with mbaMission that I am aware of. ;) )

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