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UK Production Manager - GMAT 720 - Engineering background

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Status: Celebrating!
Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 75
Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT 1: 720 Q47 V42
WE: Operations (Manufacturing)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 11

UK Production Manager - GMAT 720 - Engineering background [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 02:45
Basics: 28 , Male, UK (London)

Background:
MEng from top #5 UK University - high 2:1 grade (equivalent to 3.6-3.7 GPA according to Fullbright commission - does anyone have any better guidelines on this?)
720 GMAT (Q47/V42), 7 IR 6 AWA

Work Experience:
Since University I moved into Operations;
2 years on a major FMCG Supply Chain Graduate Scheme
18 Months as a Production Shift Manager, managing food factory on shift

Moved to another international consumer products company
2 promotions in 2 years. Currently divisional Production Manager since May 2012, managing team of 25 staff in automated factory with $25m+ annual turnover

Approx 6 years experience at point of applications in September.

Goals:
My main criteria for study is outside the UK to gain international experience. I'm looking at top US/EU programmes, although LBS is in as a possible if Finance is difficult.
I'd like to move out of Operations into a high-tech field or another field completely as I'm becoming very production-orientated, and see MBA as a good way of moving into a more commerical field and hitting 'reset' on my career.

Schools:
Stanford / Harvard / MIT / INSEAD all feature highly early on, I'm also keen on Toronto (Rotman) as it has an attractive package and working in the US may be difficult after graduation. Reputation of the school is key for me. As I've said, my score was sent to LBS but when being honest with myself I'd be disappointed if I stayed in the UK.

I'd really appreciate some feedback, especially from international students who are successfully making the hop to other countries. How did you research schools effectively without being able to visit?
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Affiliations: MBA
Joined: 12 May 2010
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Schools: HEC, Paris
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Re: UK Production Manager - GMAT 720 - Engineering background [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 07:27
Hi,

You have robust profile with good GMAT and work experience. You should target top 10 US & Canadian schools.
I think you should connect and build some network with top b-school alumni , they will guide you on shortlisting the right b-schools depending on your profile and throw some light on your target schools, this is the best way of getting more info on the top b-schools. Generally b-schools conduct virtual/physical info sessions very frequently register for these info-sessions, they provide good platform to connect with Admission Committee members, applicant pool and b-school alumni.

Regards,
Neha Singh
http://www.general-ed.com/chances-of-bschool

Timbob wrote:
Basics: 28 , Male, UK (London)

Background:
MEng from top #5 UK University - high 2:1 grade (equivalent to 3.6-3.7 GPA according to Fullbright commission - does anyone have any better guidelines on this?)
720 GMAT (Q47/V42), 7 IR 6 AWA

Work Experience:
Since University I moved into Operations;
2 years on a major FMCG Supply Chain Graduate Scheme
18 Months as a Production Shift Manager, managing food factory on shift

Moved to another international consumer products company
2 promotions in 2 years. Currently divisional Production Manager since May 2012, managing team of 25 staff in automated factory with $25m+ annual turnover

Approx 6 years experience at point of applications in September.

Goals:
My main criteria for study is outside the UK to gain international experience. I'm looking at top US/EU programmes, although LBS is in as a possible if Finance is difficult.
I'd like to move out of Operations into a high-tech field or another field completely as I'm becoming very production-orientated, and see MBA as a good way of moving into a more commerical field and hitting 'reset' on my career.

Schools:
Stanford / Harvard / MIT / INSEAD all feature highly early on, I'm also keen on Toronto (Rotman) as it has an attractive package and working in the US may be difficult after graduation. Reputation of the school is key for me. As I've said, my score was sent to LBS but when being honest with myself I'd be disappointed if I stayed in the UK.

I'd really appreciate some feedback, especially from international students who are successfully making the hop to other countries. How did you research schools effectively without being able to visit?

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Neha Singh
GMAT Instructor & MBA Application Consultant
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Current Student
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Status: Celebrating!
Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 75
Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT 1: 720 Q47 V42
WE: Operations (Manufacturing)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 11

Re: UK Production Manager - GMAT 720 - Engineering background [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 07:05
Thanks for the feedback.

Do you or any other MBA students who have moved away from your home country have any advice on how to research schools abroad best? I'd love to visit, but its just too difficult/expensive for me to do so.

nehasingh1020 wrote:
Hi,

You have robust profile with good GMAT and work experience. You should target top 10 US & Canadian schools.
I think you should connect and build some network with top b-school alumni , they will guide you on shortlisting the right b-schools depending on your profile and throw some light on your target schools, this is the best way of getting more info on the top b-schools. Generally b-schools conduct virtual/physical info sessions very frequently register for these info-sessions, they provide good platform to connect with Admission Committee members, applicant pool and b-school alumni.

Regards,
Neha Singh
http://www.general-ed.com/chances-of-bschool


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Re: UK Production Manager - GMAT 720 - Engineering background   [#permalink] 01 Mar 2013, 07:05
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