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Profile Evaluation : Entrepreneur

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GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
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Profile Evaluation : Entrepreneur [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 06:42
Hello,

Please evaluate my profile and highlight some schools where I have a realistic chance of admission.

Indian Male, 25 Years

GMAT Score: 700 (Q50 V34)

Undergrad Degree: B. Tech. Computer Science (IP University, Delhi)

Undergrad performance : 71.64%

Work Experience : 3 Years till date

Details about Work Experience
1) Started a venture that combined online marketing, search engine optimization and online promotion of businesses. The venture specializes in improving the online presence of offline businesses and products and consulting them. Encountered lots of challenges of a startup and managed the risks well.
2) The business grew well and flourished as we enhanced our services, domains and options.
3) The business is still going strong and we have around 80% international clients and 20% local clients.

Extracurricular
1) Have played hockey for 5 years in school, from 2000 to 2005. Have played at North India level (in 2002 and 2004) and placed third in 2004. Other than that, loads of achievements in city tournaments and interschool tournaments.
2) Most of my extracurricular activities in college revolved around competitive e-sports. Apart from winning lots of tournaments at city level and across different colleges, have lots of experience in organizing competitive e-sports tournaments. Have organized e-sports tournament in different colleges around the city.
3) Due to my passion for competitive e-sports, an upcoming field in India, I still mentor teams and guide them during tournaments. I also sponsor teams and help them achieve their potential in this field.

Post-MBA Plans: I would either want to work as a consultant for upcoming businesses and entrepreneurs (due to my experience) or engage in online marketing after MBA. I also wish to continue creating new businesses.

Thanks!
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Detail: MBA admissions help
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
Schools: Northwestern (Kellogg) - Class of 2000
GMAT 1: Q V
GPA: 3.9
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Re: Profile Evaluation : Entrepreneur [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 06:43
Hi Tech3,
In my experience, entrepreneurs are a hit or miss to top MBA programs. Meaning, very few are wait listed or on the borderline, and usually it's quite clear whether or not they will be accepted. I believe there are a couple of factors that cause this:
(1) You don't really need an MBA to be an entrep. In fact, most of our best known and successful entrepreneurs did so without an MBA (many without even a college degree!). The challenge, therefore, is to try and demonstrate or prove that an MBA will actually make you a BETTER entrep. It's not impossible, but just something to bear in mind.
(2) There are not many entreps who apply to business school, so for that reason you will stand out in all the right ways. You will be able to teach your peers quite a bit through your experiences, and most top MBA programs really value that.
(3) It's difficult to show what you'll do with your degree post-MBA. If you go back into entrep then you face the challenge outlined in #1. If you go into consulting (as you mentioned), then you need to prove to the adcom how your entrep background will help you to land a job with a consulting firm. Again, not impossible, but these are the points you'll need to focus upon.

There are of course many more details and facets to the process, but off the top of my head, these are the ones where I'd focus in the beginning.

Hope that's helpful,
-james young
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Re: Profile Evaluation : Entrepreneur [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 11:35
Hello James,

Thanks for your valuable feedback, it is really encouraging to see that top schools value entrepreneurs!

I definitely have the first and the third point in my mind and would be working extensively on them!

Regards
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