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1) 2 years in Oil & Gas at Technip and Larsen & Toubro; Played key role in large scale deep water installation projects, fast track promotions; 2) 2 years at Flipkart, India's largest online retail company working in business finance. In house M&A deals, credit restructuring, collaboration with top management and consultants (Mckinsey) for multiple fund raising rounds from global PEs, Fastest promotion (8 months) 3) 2012 MBA in Finance from IIFT Delhi, India, GPA 3.2/4, Among top 10 business schools in the country. (Yes, I am going for second MBA) 4.) 2008 IIT Roorkee graduate, GPA : 7.2/10, very high level of extracurricular activities (involved with student administration, campus placement committee, top level job in technical fest organization) 4) GMAT: 750 - first attempt v-40,q-50 4) CFA Level 3 Candidate, Trading enthusiast with a high return history for the existing portfolio, specialist in M&A deal structuring, business finance 5) Led NGO team in College, worked extensively with NGOs during MBA for creating the organization structure from scratch and raised more than $2 million for the NGO from corporate investors, Multiple corporate strategy competition winner at national level, rank holder in national mathematics Olympiad.
Some more career achievement ignored due to requirement of conciseness
Post MBA goal: Hedge fund manager/ Private Equity Associate Target: INSEAD, Harvard, LBS, Booth, Wharton, Columbia, Kelloggs (one or two year) I will be applying for 2014-15 intake R1
I would also like your opinion on whether one year or two year MBA would be optimum given I already hold an MBA? Also, how does having an MBA hurt my chances? Would you suggest some other schools which would suit my profile?
The 1st MBA might be a problem – you need to both show what you got out of it (to demonstrate you apply what you learn) and simultaneously make the case for a 2nd MBA. Programs vary in how they feel about and address this – most say they look at it on a case-by-case basis. That said, I’d consider it a slight negative factor, rather than a neutral factor. The adcoms will likely have a somewhat skeptical eye in seeing it, not that you can’t make the case, but it does put that extra burden on you.
That said, based on the information you’ve provided I’d consider HBS to be on the outer edge of a reasonable reach, and the remaining programs to be reasonable reaches of varying degree. For Kellogg, I would definitely suggest targeting the 1-year program.
For such competitive programs, a lot will rest on how effectively you put together your presentation and “case,” weaving together your experience and your goals into a distinctive and compelling story.