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profile evaluation please [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 21:29
Hi Stacy,

Could you please evaluate my profile?

Indian, male, 27
UG, India Electronics and Communications GPA 3.0
MSc, UK Computer Sciences GPA 3.4
Gmat 670(Q49, V32) AWA 5. Toefl 108.

Work Exp
My first venture – a signature verification device - which I designed and developed during graduation was implemented at all regional facilities of a local defense establishment.
Another venture – a digital automobile gauge - failed to attract investors and due to lack of revenues.
Started an Electronics Engineering Company (2004) while in Graduation. Currently, serving several leading aircraft and missile manufacturing companies in south Asia.
After working, establishing all the people and process, for 4 years, I did my MSc in UK because I was always interested in technology. I worked in UK and India for 1.8 years (till Jan 2011) years as a Team lead product development in a F500 company (not for money, I even took a drastic pay cut, but for knowledge).
I resigned to scale up my own company. Now I am managing new projects, trading partners and implemented several new technological concepts to improve client services in my company.
My post MBA aim is to work as a Manager/VP of product development in a manufacturing company such as GE Energy.
My Long term goal is to establish a manufacturing business serving clients such as HAL, Boeing and Airbus.

Why MBA?
My main focus will be towards schools which promote innovation and Industrial Management. Also,because I intend to learn about financing new projects, product pricing, managing product development, investing, build a network of future partnerships and post MBA get hands on experience of managing manufacturing business.

Ec’s
Volunteer at a child welfare org since 2007, 8 hrs/weekends.

My questions
1. My current school list is stretch Haas, Chicago GSB, and Duke ; reach USC, Cornell, Tepper, McCombs.
Please advice over my school selection keeping GMAT at its current value. I am trying to improve but its like having 20$ and looking to buy a 30$ gift because your grandma promised to lend 10$ by noon.:)
If you think my list is unrealistic then
Keeping in mind factors such as recognition of schools in India and USA, career opportunities from product development companies and schools that promote Innovation, Could you please mention a few schools which are within my reach?

2. My company is registered and well known regionally but it’s not a F500 company. Will an Adcom give equal value to my work experience as compared to that of an employee working in a F500 company or will they be uncertain because I am an entrepreneur/status of my company? Also, in your opinion, is it advisable for me to mention I worked in a F500 IT company as a Team lead or does it cause confusion eh What Why? And is it better to omit? My only concern is that my profile will end up indication just my own company name, which I am not so sure how it will be weighed by the Adcoms?

3. I heard from several applicants that a weak UG,India GPA (in my case 3.0) can be offset by a better Masters, UK (in my case 3.4) or by obtaining an alternative transcript. Is it true OR do Adcoms only value UG GPA?

4. Do I stand a better chance at UK schools-Oxford, Cambridge?

Thank you.
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