I am an IT professional from India , having a work exp of 3 years. I have a GMAT score of 710 and yet to get my TOEFL score.
I have an avg GPA of 3.4.
I am yet to start my APPing essays (Hope I will not be too late
). Before that, I am going through some major dilemma in selecting my Schools.
I have selected ROSS, Emory , Carlson (Minesota), Tippie (IOWA) and Wisconsin-Madison when I appeared for GMAT.
Other than ROSS and Emory , I think I should look for some better univs.
What factors should I look for when I consider my schools? Please help me with some pointers which will assist me in choosing the schools.
Also, of the 3 years that I have worked, 2 years were in a major Indian IT company and my supervisor here has no problem in providing me any kind of Reco. However, I cannot say the same about my current employer. I have only spent an year in this company and was not able to do any major work. To be frank, I cannot rely nor can disclose my B-school plans/intentions to my current manager.
But , I can get an academic Reco from a scientist (professor) under whom I did a Project.
How much will this affect my application? Is it always crucial to get the Recos from the current Manager?