You have quite a good GPA and a remarkable profile. A low GMAT score can certainly be offset by submitting a good essay and working hard on your application and interviews. Most schools see a combination of all these things to grant an admission.
As per your profile, I would recommend the following b-schools in US & UK: Minnesota,Ohio-Fisher,Texas-Mays,Georgia-Terry,Thunderbird,Michigan-Broad,Babson-Olin,Warwick,Manchester & City-Cass. There are many more but the mentioned list comprises of a few good ones in the US & UK that you should definitely target. As the average GMAT Score for these B-Schools fall in between 530-740 range you have possibility of being accepted for 2013 intake.
It is highly advisable in your case to focus on your application evaluation essays. This is where you can demonstrate your leadership qualities, achievements, professional vision and other abilities. A well presented and perfectly written essay is absolutely critical to make a strong case for yourself during the final interview and more so when you have an average GMAT scores.
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I am Navaneeth from India, I took my gmat on april 26 and score 580 and then again took on sept 28 and scored 640(49/28) 73 percentile.
Toefl - 102
Age : 25 (born in march 1988).
Work Exp :
Like many Indian Engineering graduates, I am an IT guy from India. I am with TCS for nearly 3 years with the same CITI Bank client. In my tenure, first 4 months training, then 1 year I was a application developer, where I specialized in fast track projects(which demands faster deliveries and results in short time). I got bored and then I was promoted as an assistant IT Business analyst, where I help the clients Business Analysts in various technical and estimates and requirement stuffs. When I was a IT BA we handled only asset sales, eg : we were involved in a sale of CITI Canada Holding to CIB bank, the asset worth was more than 10 Billion canadian $. Also I have some certificated and appreciation notes from clients. After the Euro Crisis I got back to be a developer, Now I handle two new guys and owning new projects soon will be a Module lead. (I will be able to get a real good LOR from my Manager).
I got about 76%, with no backlogs/arrears. I majored in Electrical and electronics(Funny I work in an IT company - but so does a lot of engineers).
My college was an autonomous and is state funded and is one of the best engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu(my state). I got about 1900th rank out of more than 1.2 laks students in my entrance exams for engineering in my state.
High school :
I scored 94% in my 12th and 84% in 10th.
At Work :
I always be the first to try new things, so I participated in many skits, dramas and even one ethnic fashion show. I was also involved in training the new joinees about the technology also mentored a few. Take sessions on new technologies and business process.
At college :
In college I used to make many papers and projects. Many of my papers won first prize. In one of the paper presentation we came across robots, so we started developing robots(Me and my other two friends were the first to develop a simple robot in my college, from where we started now we host robotic competions in my college and we help them). We then developed a Robot that will help the fireman in saving trapped peoples in burning buildings. Our robot won prize everywhere(Even was mentioned in Hindu[national newspaper in India] in an article).
Extra Curricular / community services :
I am currently enrolled in a social service club in my company and will start teaching kids and helping them. Other than this I dont have much of any service related experience.
In college, we cleaned our college, because our college admin didnt.
Post MBA :
All I want is to get a consulting job in US and maybe in a few years in job, new doors will open world wide. I love to travel.
All I want to know is what are my chances of getting into Top 50 univ in US or even Top 100 in US. I cannot afford private univ, so state univ from top 50 / 100 univ in USA.
Also any tips on how to improve my profile is very much welcomed(Please dont ask me to take the GMAT again - I am kinda done with it).
Thanks guys, Please let me know if you need anymore details.
GMAT - 740: Work Ex - 9 years: MBA - HEC,Paris (Top European B - School)
Grad - Top 20 College in Asia