honestly, I doubt if US schools will be convinced simply because of the sheer number of applicants without the MBA who apply from India. THey look at it like there were two roads to take, 1) get the MBA early (as you indicate many people do) ow 2) wait and go for an international MBA. Having chosen your path and received the benefits, it will indeed be difficult to convince them you now would like to get the benefits of path 2 as well. Having said that, it has happened and you are on the right track to convince them minus a couple of things. First the minus: don't tell them you sought the MBA to get off a dead end accounting/sales track. You need to build a case that sounds intentional, like you were running towards something, not away from something. I like what you said about seeking leadership. If you can demonstrate real leadership in your experience and can get your recommenders to comment on your leadership potential, you can then lay out the academic vs. general mgt MBA case and speak to how your first degree, common in India was not a "real MBA" but only covered the academic basics--much like the 4th year of an undergraduate program in the US. THen go into your passion to lead others, demonstrate how you have done so and can do so, and speak to your plan to get an international two year MBA degree to fill the gaps and get a more applied educational approach vs. classroom/academic only. Hope this helps.
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