Assuming your target GMAT, I’d consider some good reasonable reaches(in the US) to be MIT, Kellogg, Wharton, and Columbia – since you will work in the family business, I suggest looking at the Columbia January start program, which gives you the same academics as 2-year students but leaves out the (unneeded) internship. The Jan-start program is tailored for people returning to a company or a family business, and it’s slightly less competitive by acceptance %, but the same program otherwise. On-par level programs in US might be UCLA/Anderson and Darden. A safety (or near safety) could be Georgetown.
I believe it would make sense to apply in the 2014 cycle, again assuming a 720 GMAT– you have an interesting and distinctive profile that would appeal I believe. Worst case scenario, you’d reapply the next year, but that would not be a negative factor – many people reapply successfully to top programs.
Globally, INSEAD could be a reasonable reach, and on-pars might be IE and ESADE, and CEIBS an interesting option if you have interest in Asia.
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