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Profile Evaluation please - for INSEAD and LBS

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Profile Evaluation please - for INSEAD and LBS [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 10:55
Hi Alex,

Kindly review my profile and advise if I stand a realistic chance at either INSEAD or LBS.

Education: Masters in Economics with 2nd rank in India's best commerce college. Bachelors with Honors in Economics

Work Experience: 6 years. Currently working for credit card giant as a risk manager. Handle a team of 3 talented employees. Responsible for Europian and Asian markets. Interact with market partners in UK, Australia and Japan on a daily basis. Have only worked 3 months outside my home country (India).

GMAT: 740 (don't exactly remember scaled scores but are pretty balanced - 85% Quant and I think 95% Verbal). Yet to get AWA scores but should be at least 5.5.

Other details: 30 years of age, married with a kid.

Why MBA? Think I can do better with my career. Want to get into asset management.

I am thinking of applying to INSEAD and LBS. Evaluating ESADE but looks it is more for marketing folks. Do you think my choice of schools aligns with my career goals and do I stand a decent chance with these schools?

Thanks!

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Re: Profile Evaluation please - for INSEAD and LBS [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 23:19
You're going to be a stretch for those kinds of schools because of your limited international experience (i.e. you're simply up against a lot of other applicants who have already lived/worked outside their home country for an extended period of time). If you apply, just know that they'll be stretches, and focus on schools like Oxford and Cambridge where you'll have a more realistic shot.
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Re: Profile Evaluation please - for INSEAD and LBS [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2011, 01:30
Alex,

Thanks for your input. I am adding Cambridge to my list of schools. What is your opinion of ESADE for somebody looking at a finance (asset management/financial services) post-MBA?
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Re: Profile Evaluation please - for INSEAD and LBS [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2011, 16:04
I don't know much about ESADE, but my hunch is that if you're looking to work in Europe post-MBA, it's a good alternative to the UK schools. Mind you, given the mess that western Europe is in right now, the job market may not be too great for the next few years, especially in financial services.
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Re: Profile Evaluation please - for INSEAD and LBS [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2011, 11:06
Thanks a lot Alex. Your response is much appreciated.
Re: Profile Evaluation please - for INSEAD and LBS   [#permalink] 18 Nov 2011, 11:06
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