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Profile Evaluation - College Topper with break in career

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Profile Evaluation - College Topper with break in career [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 00:41
I am an Indian, female, currently NOT working. I have a work experience of 4 yrs and then took a break for 3 years

to take care of my baby. I have 88% in my high school, 84% in my 12th and 84% in undergraduate (BE) school. I was

the TOPPER from college and secured 3rd rank(out of 198 students) at University level.

I don't have much extra curricular's. I am looking to apply to schools in the US. As for MBA I want to specialize in

General Management and Finance. I am getting atleast 650 in my practice tests now. Any help on which 5 schools I

should aim for. Hope you can help. Thanks

Currently my list is McCombs, Haas, Tepper CMU, UCLA, Kelley. Pls suggest.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - College Topper with break in career [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 12:18
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Hi ramo80,

Before you decide which schools to apply for, have you considered what your goals are post-graduation? Business school is not an end goal, but rather a channel for you to better reach your goals. You should also consider the location of the program, as you will receive a very different experience if you attend Kelley (Indiana) as opposed to Haas (Northern California).

Regarding your GMAT score, I recommend aiming to score at least a 700 for the programs you are looking for. Remember, MBA.com provides 2 free official GMAT tests, and we provide free GMAT advice here:

http://www.stacyblackman.com/tag/gmat/

Hope this was of help.

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Re: Profile Evaluation - College Topper with break in career [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 19:35
Hi Stacey,

Thank you for the feedback. Will my high GPA supplement for my lesser GMAT score? My short term goal will be to get back to the workforce and long term would be to be part of a team that will work on a go to market strategy in selling software services along with business development of cloud & mobile solutions.

My main question is the break in my career of more than 3 yrs. Will that be a disadvantage or can I turn it to my advantage.

Also I see that women are under represented. If a business school have 29% total acceptance, is it fair to assume that it may have a higher, say 35-40% acceptance among women?

Appreciate your feedback.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - College Topper with break in career [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 09:52
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Hi ramo80,

With regards to your GMAT, the schools you are considering have significantly higher scorers. A high GPA can help to an extent, but your GMAT percentile would still be very low. Whichever program you are most hoping to attend, I recommend aiming for the school's average score.

Although women do have a better chance of being admitted, unfortunately we cannot pin point the acceptance rate to a specific number.

Hope this was of help.

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