You are smart to seek some consulting experience in your target area prior to school, which will look good to the adcoms, all of whom like to see commitment and purpose in your path. Your prior work experience will be a solid foundation with notable achievements and leadership demonstrated. You have a good GMAT score, and a quality undergrad degree, which will help differentiate you from Indian applicants who achieved their WE and degrees in India. Being a global citizen is becoming more important, so I think all this will combine into a favorable presentation to your target schools.
Hey thanks for reply.
I am really keen on LBS and INSEAD because of their course structure. Recently during my research on linkedin I've realized that almost every indian pursuing an MBA at both these schools has prior work ex in either one of the top 4 consulting firms or top 4 accounting firms or at a top I-bank.
This fact has made me a little apprehensive considering I've been working a in a smallish firm with revenues of just over US$150m. Working in smaller firm has however provided me with a lot more opportunities and responsibilities. I have swiftly grown within the firm at quicker speed than my peers. I started out as an associate 4 years back but since then have been promoted thrice (the most recent a couple of months back) to the post of senior manager business development and strategy. I'm one of the youngest at the firm and definitely the youngest at the managerial level. In the last 4 years I have worked on several different projects including the setting up of a 5MW hydro power plant, setting up of 2 new b-schools, etc.
So I guess my question is that will my non-traditional experience be a deterrence for me at LBS and INSEAD? Also given my profile would you like to suggest some other b-schools?
Thanks & Regards