I used to be a regular poster here about 3 years back, when I was taking my GMAT for the first time to get into an MBA School.
Well, I'm graduating with an MBA in Finance and Accounting in Dec '07. (GPA 4.0/4.0). I want to do a PhD in Finance and I'll probably be applying for Fall 2009. So by that time, I'll have about 1.5 years of work experience and will probably pass all three levels of CFA. I hope to get a Research Analyst role in some asset management firm.
-I have a Bachelor's in Socio-Legal Sciences from a Top 3 Law School in India. (GPA System doesn't apply). I graduated with very good scores though.
- Diploma in Cyber Laws.
- Currently, CFA Level- II Candidate. I'll be taking Level-II in June 2008. I cleared Level- I in June 2007.
-I am also a Graduate Assistant in the Finance Dept. here and work with Professors and help them with their teaching and grading. Apart from this, I have also taught mathematics and chemistry to undergraduates as a part time tutor.
- I have a couple of summer internships in law firms and a summer internship with a local tech. firm here in the US.
-Worked on a couple of project papers in different areas during my MBA. But I don't have any formal publication to my credit.
The first time I took my GMAT, my score was 620 with 6.0/6.0 in AWA. Obviously, I need to re-take it.
My main concern is the fact that I am completing my MBA from a State University, due to personal reasons. I had to basically come here to join my fiancee. So even I could have gotten into a better school, I chose not to do so. Does it matter if the b-school I went to for my MBA is not in the top bracket?
I can get very good reco letters from Profs. who went to Top Bracket schools. That won't be a problem.
Looking at my profile, can someone please tell me what kind of schools should I be looking at?
Let's get it right!!!!