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Which schools should I target? [#permalink]
06 Dec 2013, 05:41
Can you please help me in identifying the schools that I should target based on my profile and career goals? I plan to start my MBA in Fall 2014 and will be applying in the second round for most schools.
Profile Gender - Male Age - 26 Nationality - Indian
Educational Qualifications Bachelor's of Commerce (Banking & Insurance), University of Mumbai Year of Graduation: 2008 Results: 78.50% on 100 (Have not converted to GPA because India does not have a standardized result format)
CFA Charter holder CFA Institute, USA Was awarded the charter in September 2013
Work Experience Total Work Experience: 5 years 11 months Full time: 4 years 6 months Part time: 1 year 5 months
Overview • Over 4 years of full-time experience in equities & interest rates trading and investment banking • Focused on trading assets & derivatives with an inclination towards technical analysis • Efficient in trade execution, tracking economic data and risk management
My first two and half years (part-time + full-time) were with a boutique investment banking firm focused on Private Equity and debt syndication and placement of funds. My job involved preparation of information memorandums & financial models for clients and presentation of these opportunities to investors. After that I moved to mid-sized broking firm to pursue security trading. I worked as a Trader in their capital markets division focusing on intra-day jobbing and arbitrage. My last job was with a multinational bank as an Assistant Trader on their Interest Rate Derivatives trading desk for two and half years.
Extra-curricular Activities • Long distance runner. Ran Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (21 kms) 2007-2013 • Elected class representative for a year during my undergraduate degree • Participated in a number of debates and entrepreneurship related inter-college events • Motorbike enthusiast. Been a part of motorbiking expeditions to the mountainous terrains of North India • Trekking, travelling, reading, yoga & music
Post MBA goals Short term: Consulting (Financial Services division of a top tier firm) Long term: Entrepreneurial
I have already applied to INSEAD (France / Singapore) and ISB (India). Please suggest other schools in Asia and United States that I could apply to. Are schools like INSEAD, LBS, Harvard and Stanford within my reach?
Do let me know if you need any further information to evaluate my profile.