Appreciate your inputs/thoughts on my profile !
Basic Info: 29/M/Indian
GMAT: 710 (Q45, V41) (AWA/IR Scores not received yet)
Education: UG- Engineering (Production) - India; 2004 Graduation; 79.5% (Top 5 finish in class)
Work Experience: Overall 8 years by Sep 2012
Manager- LEAN Improvement Projects for a Global leader in Industrial Automation, in US.
Responsibilities - Lead Business Improvement Projects across the Org to deliver Financial Benefits (Cost Savings, Cost Avoidance, Revenue Leakage); Drive strategic Initiatives across Business Units (Field Sales, Hardware, Software) to achieve: Quicker Time to Market for New Products, Reduce Product Recalls and Customer Engagement.
Previous Roles: (worked across three IT companies)
Lean/Six Sigma based Business Reengineering; Delivered over $6MM USD in Targeted Cost Savings for top clients in Banking, Retail, Market Research & Hospital Clients in Philippines, India & US
Prior to/Outside Consulting:
Progressive Roles in Quality- Quality Auditor(successfully lead ISO Standards Certifications for various customers), Quality Lead (New Product Introductions, Application Development), Quality Manager (Managed > 25 Projects' End to End Quality); Vendor/Contract Management; Coached Leadership teams on Business Reengineering.
Certifications: PMP (Project Management Professional); Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Business Process Reengineering)
College: National Social Service Corps (community service); Deputy Secretary; Editor of College Magazine; College Badminton team captain.
India- Coordinator for a Blood Donors Group; Columnist for a Major Regional Newspaper; Contributor to NGO(Save the Children).
US (1 yr of stay) - Volunteer with American Red cross; Badminton team captain (recently won a county level tournament); Newspaper Columnist.
Target Programs: 1 Yr MBA (IE/HEC Paris/ESADE/IMD/INSEAD/Queens); No EMBA.
Post MBA Goal: Consulting (All Major MCs have Lean/Six Sigma/BPR Specialties)
Questions: Overall Chances? Will better GMAT scores improve my chances?
Thanks for your time !
You have a competitive profile for your target programs, but INSEAD is a stretch. Make sure you understand the different foreign language policies at these schools.
A higher GMAT never hurt anyone's chances
and could improve yours. I'm a little surprised at your quant score given your work and undergrad percentage, but am not convinced that you really should retake. If you quant percentile was >75%, then don't retake. The farther away from that number it is and in the wrong direction, the more you should consider a retake. I explored this question recently in a short video: Should You Retake the GMAT?
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