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School advice [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 19:47
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I am an Indian/Male/Engineer/31, 9+ years of work experience in Sales/Marketing - Consumer Products. I have worked with MNC's like Samsung and Carrier and have risen to level of Regional Head from Quality Assurance Analyst. I have a GMAT of 640/5.5 and my extra curriculur is average. I would like to progress my career in consulting post MBA.

Considering my age and score, I understand it will be difficult to get into a decent 2-year MBA program. My main selling point is my career rise, therefore I have decided to concentrate only on 1 year full time programs (accelerated or regular). I am open to European/Asian/US universities but I would like to apply somewhere where placement is good and I have chances to be admitted with the score of 640 (I want to shortist safe universities mainly because my recommender will not write more than 5-6 applications).

Could someone please help in shortlisting one year decent MBA programs? Thanks.
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Re: School advice [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 21:28
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Hi ruchi2012:
I assume that this question is directed towards me. I know that you said "someone", but since this is in the "Paul" forum, I should take a stab at answering. ;)

There is a fairly easy way to determine the one year programs that you should apply to – take a look at the acceptance rates across the board. In my experience, IESE, Oxford and Cambridge have been slightly more agreeable to excepting applicants with lower GMAT scores. However, this was only because the applicants had extremely compelling work experience. I know that you have been promoted, early and often, but you need to place that into a compelling story – a story that demonstrates the characteristics the schools desire. In particular, IESE looks for applicants that can demonstrate the "touchy Feely" aspect at the job and in their personal life.

Long story, short - concentrate your search within the EU. They have a plethora of one year programs, international relevenance, and him and are a lot more forgiving with respect to GMAT scores.

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

ruchi2012 wrote:
Hello,

I am an Indian/Male/Engineer/31, 9+ years of work experience in Sales/Marketing - Consumer Products. I have worked with MNC's like Samsung and Carrier and have risen to level of Regional Head from Quality Assurance Analyst. I have a GMAT of 640/5.5 and my extra curriculur is average. I would like to progress my career in consulting post MBA.

Considering my age and score, I understand it will be difficult to get into a decent 2-year MBA program. My main selling point is my career rise, therefore I have decided to concentrate only on 1 year full time programs (accelerated or regular). I am open to European/Asian/US universities but I would like to apply somewhere where placement is good and I have chances to be admitted with the score of 640 (I want to shortist safe universities mainly because my recommender will not write more than 5-6 applications).

Could someone please help in shortlisting one year decent MBA programs? Thanks.

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