: 8+ years of software experience in SAP (ABAP Programming & Business Warehousing) which includes 2 years in UK.Education
: Graduate in Electronics from Delhi University (65%),
Post graduation(MCA) through correspondence (58%) [While working]
[People outside India can read the above as average grades from average Universities]Ambition
: MBA from a reputed International University. Looking for career change.Problem
: Assuming that I get a GMAT score in the 700-750 range, with my background what schools can I expect to get into? I believe the top 10 is out of the question because I wasn't academically brilliant, did not pass out from a very reputed school/college and have zero extra curriculars as well. An outstanding application and stellar reco's wouldn't help getting into the top 10 right?? So which schools should I even dream of getting into.
Until a few months back, an MBA was the last thing on my mind. But all of a sudden(yes, it all happened in about 2 weeks), I had this urge to pursue a management degree.. and a good one at that. However, my background/academics and lack of extra- curricular's are haunting me at the moment. Am still studying for the gmat, so don't want even an iota of doubt in my mind. What good would a 700+ do for me in terms of the schools I could apply into (and stand a chance to get into)?
After 5 years with IBM, the technical cum leadership nature of my work doesn't excite me at all. Neither inspiring is the work of my boss, or my boss's boss. So there's something wrong with the nature of work/industry itself and hence the urge to do an MBA to do something different. I prefer a career change rather than continue in the same line. Has anyone actually changed careers after such a long time? Most would do a 1 Year part-time MBA and continue in the same line because prior experience will work to their advantage. However I wouldn't mind the longer and expensive route of a full 2 year MBA if it works out for me(If only I could know!)
Any response/suggestions/feedback to the above will be greatly appreciated.
PS:- I will start doing some NGO work shortly but am wary that the schools may question the absence of extra curricular activities in the last 8 years