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Requesting a profile evaluation - Please [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2010, 09:57
Age - 22
Nationality - Indian
Gender - Male

Academic Performance
Gmat 730 (Q-42) (V-48)
Degree in Economics- scored 70%
School with commerce specialization - scored 89.4%

Work performance

Work ex from one of the top investment banks - 2 years

Initiated two projects that I can talk about. Have had a lot to learn from both.

Now have joined my family run business. (we are into offset printing)

Currently training there and look to take over the business in the near future.

Extra Curricular Activities

1. Have taken part in two national level rowing competitions representing my state in one and representing my university in the other.

2. Was part of the organizing committee that set up a National dialogue on environmental economics in college.

3. I've taken part in two football tournaments in my university where i represented my department. We won one and were runners up in the other.

4. At my work place I was part of the networking committee and have organized multiple events.

5. I've also won in a lot of inter school/college cultural competitions. Different kinds competitions...dance, ad-words etc...

Short Term Goals - Join my Dads business - help it grow/expand nationally
Long Term Goals - Diversify business - Interested in hospitality, construction and real estate.

Schools I am aiming for

All the top 20 schools in the world.
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Re: Requesting a profile evaluation - Please [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2010, 18:29
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I have a very valuable tip for you which will save you a bunch of money and stress:
Don't go for a top 20 school.

If your short and long term goals revolve around your family business, you need only the knowledge and experience of a good MBA program--which can be found in many of the hundreds of schools which offer the degree. The reason people go to top 20 schools for their MBA is not to run their own business, but to get a job with a top corporation. If you are not looking to do this, you can save a lot of money and time by getting the education you need from an acredited MBA program at a school with a good reputation, but perhaps one that would be more convenient to you remaining involved in the business while you learn. They would also be far easier from an admissions perspective. Many schools also now offer a good night program option which would allow you much more time to continue working in the business. These also are easier to get into. You can also customize your degree a bit more and since it's spread out over more time, will have more time to react to a changing business environment and tweak your courseload to reflect the subtle nuances of your business as it grows.
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