I would appreciate your input on my profile , my profile is as follows:
GMAT: 680 (Q50 V32), AWA (6.0)
Undergraduate Education : Mechanical Engineering, Top University in Asia
Postgraduate Education : Mechanical Engineering, Top University in Asia, Gold Medalist
Work Experience: 7 years at matriculation (hopefully applying for Fall 2013) in new product introduction roles.
Current Work: GE Water Thailand. Involved in developing new products in the Water industry and government related projects in different sectors.
Job: I am a technical Lead at GE Water heading global team of experts.
Extra Curriculars: I was the captain of my university cricket team. I head several green initiatives in GE. I am business development officer in another NGO. I was on management committee of the school council. I play professional cricket as vice-captain in the Malaysian League.
Int'l Experience: Worked in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and United States.
Planning to work after MBA in product management preferrably in the Energy Sector and want to get an MBA from Top US business school.
Do you think I have a better shot at the LGO/MEM programs compared to the normal MBA?
You have quite a bit of excellent experience..and the Gold Medal certainly does not hurt.
Your undergraduate GPA doesnt seem like the strongest however, your grad school proves you are academically ready. Also, it seems like it was so long ago from when you attended, it should not be a hindrance in my opinion anyways.
With your international experience, have you considered schools like INSEAD, etc?
You should not have a problem with most of the schools you listed...Wharton tends to be quantitatively based I believe...but you still seem like you would be a competitive applicant.
Good luck! Keep us updated!!