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shooting for top IT programs [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2005, 18:58
Hi Scott/guys,

I have posed these queries before in another forum and just want to have your valued opinion too....Before i put forth my questions, lemme mention my profile...

Indian, Engineer, in IT field (what else?!) :P

GMAT - 760 (Q50/44V)

Work ex - as of today, almost 5 years...planning to apply for the fall 2006 courses..so it will be more than 6 year by the time i enroll

Undergrad - From a top 10 college in my country

GPA - Not good, not bad...average maybe some where around 3.0 - 3.2

Extra curriculars - good...active in sports, leadership, was the president of the students council in my college final year, many awards in public speaking and dramatics in my good 'ol school days (though i don't think it will matter much)

Community service - not much

For the last couple of weeks, i was trying to re-assess the reasons for my going back to school for an MBA...I am in IT field and i like it here and want to continue in the same field....and that made me think "why not go for a 1 yr course instead of a 2 yr?"

pros:
1) smaller hole in my pocket, (and that's a big incentive for me)
2) smaller absence from the job market
3) i just need to streamline my career with respect to what i have learnt till now..i am not looking for a field change

So...My questions are:

1) Should i go in for a 2 year or a 1 year course?

2) I have sent my scores to MIT, CMU, Berkley, UT-Austin...what are my chances if i plan to apply for all of them.

Thanx in advance...

cheers!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 16:15
Unfortunately there aren't that many one year programs in the states, so that makes things a bit more difficult. One year programs can also be very difficult to get into if you don't have a business background. So if you're talking about US schools, a one-year program may be out of the question.

Typically, I recommend one year programs to applicants who have super strong business backgroudnds who want to return to the same employer post graduate.

Sounds like the schools you're looking at are right up you're alley. If you put together a strong application package and really show why those schools are great for you, I think you'd have a good shot at getting into at least one of those schools.
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