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Profile evaluation and prospects idea [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2014, 20:09
Hi ,

I am really into a lot of dilemma about my profile because i hear a lot of people say it isnt strong enough for a good B school or that I may need more experience . As my GMAT is approaching closer , my anxiety is increasing . Would really appreciate your honest word on this .

Gmat Range - I particularly needed an idea as to how much i need to score to get into a decent college . My gmat is on august 6th and I am currently trending on 650 in my Mocks and Gmat Prep CATs . Please consider the range for me as 650-660

Profile - More details into my profile :

Job : Credit analyst ( american express , India , Work ex - 2.5 Years ) It dealt with assessment of risk involved with credit card holders . It was a core analysis job where various aspects of the Card holder are judged and his credibility is derived . So in all the work nature was quite complex and challenging . It is regarded as one of the toughest processes in the company . Regarding promotions and upscaling . I was moved to the top most vertical of the process within 9 months due to strong work and quality consistency . The top most vertical was a specialized unit with very limited people who were mostly very experienced and very selected on the basis of being best in their work .

Leadership and extra co-curricular : Post that within next year I was promoted to a leadership shadow role called as a team captain due to performance and handling of extra co-curricular activities in terms of employee rewards , employee fun and engagement , employee outings , employee growth and development . I was associated with all these groups and held many events on my own . In the leadership role of Team captain , i was given a team of 8 people who were just hired by the company . I led the team to high scores within a period of 3 Months . Though my role as a team captain has only been for 5 months but it certainly was a dynamic learning experience which helped me evolve as an individual and in terms of people management . I quit American express and started to prepare for GMAT

Extra achievements : I have a six sigma course seminar certificate which I attended in one of the statistical institutes in Delhi . I have some best performer certificates at my work place . At college level , I have certificates for event hosting , Participation and merit certificates at university level .
Academic : Graduation was based in core economics . I scored a 1st division which is approx 3.5 GPA . As a student in school , i have a track record of 86-90 percentile . No other volunteer work . I just made donations through our company from my salary each month to charitable organizations .

Career prospects : I am looking for a course which basically assures me a corporate job prospect abroad . I am not sure how good is an MA finance in that regard while i am aware MBA is known for it . However basically I want to on finance as my core even during my MBA and look for opportunities in finance perhaps like investment banker , Venture capitalists , consulting etc .

Questions :
1) Prospects of a Job abroad with a MA in Finance as good as an MBA or way lesser ?
2) Should I attempt GMAT till i hit a 700 plus or apply with a 650 plus score considering that is an average for a Asian applicant such as me ?
3) Since admission process takes months and I am currently employed , i understand it would be best for me to pick up a job again . However considering that i do so , will this gap of 3 months to prep for GMAT make my profile very weak ?


Hope my info is detailed enough and you could help me out .

Kind regards ,
Prateek .
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