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Profile evaluation-young candidate [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2012, 10:30
My name is Adhithya and iam from India.I have been working Tata Consulatncy services(an IT major)since the last 1.3 years.I want to switch over from technical side to investment banking due to which i decided to give GMAT.Scored a horrible 640 last october but improved it upto680 (q=47,v=35) on feb 6.
I have a strong academic background.I have always been among the toppers(most often stood first)in my school and college and I topped my engineering stream as well.I stood 14th in my state during my 12th exams.
Iam quite aware that my low workex and low gmat(standardised tests have been my bane always) can seriously bring down my chances.But still want to get an opinion from you.
1)Do i stand a chance in US top 20 bschools or for that matter european B-schools such as IE-spain,HEC paris,IESE etc.
2)I heard about master in managemnet courses.Are these more effective than an MBA and if yes,do i have some chances in those courses.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Profile evaluation-young candidate [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2012, 10:36
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Hi adhithya,

I do not know enough about your background to answer your first question, however the following are a few notes:

1. In general, business schools like to see candidate's with at least 2 years of experience.
2. They also like to see candidates who have reached a 700 on the GMAT. Admissions teams focus on your highest score, so do not be concerned about any negative implications for taking the test again.
3. Admissions teams are looking to cultivate future leaders, so any leadership/management experience you have will be important.

Masters programs provide a very different experience than MBA programs. One is not necessarily "better", but rather it depends on what you are looking for.

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