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which US Bschools should i target? [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 03:20
Hi i want to know my chances for few good us universities..

10th- 49% (2003)
12th- 60% (2005)
Grad- Bachelor in commerce though distance learning from Tier1 university 43% (2009)
Grad repeated- Bachelor in commerce though distance learning from different Tier3 university 73% (2012)
Diploma in Aviation and hospitality from Edexel university (2010)
Diploma in Theater (2007)
Apart from this a lot of small certificates.


Work Exp- Small family garments business(small botique) So dont think adcom will consider it.
Want to do MBA in finance.

Have not taken Gmat but in mocks getting around 650- 680, i can improve a lot more and target 720.

So as per my profile which colleges should i target, i know my profile is not good neither i am targeting top 20 US Bschools. Kindly guide me.
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Re: which US Bschools should i target? [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 05:58
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Well I can't suggest you where to apply really without your GMAT and more info about your work experience - how long did you work in the business? what did you do? how big is the business? What are your future plans???
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Re: which US Bschools should i target? [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 22:14
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Well I can't suggest you where to apply really without your GMAT and more info about your work experience - how long did you work int he business? what did you do? how big is the business? What are your future plans???


1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?

After my schooling (2005)i joined my family garment business.We have a small showroom and we get our products from different states of india through our staff. The business was established in 1995, though its not a large scale but i wish to expand it.

My work profile-

Multiple work profile, it really difficult the content it in words but starting from

cleaning my work station to dealing with clients in terms of showing them our product to coordinating with our agents to get the product on time to working on accounts on daily basis and making a balance sheet quaterly.

But since its a small scale business i am afraid that adcom might not consider it.

2) Your GMAT.

Mocks- 720 ( have not taken it yet)

3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.

Bachelor in commerce through distance learning from university of Delhi Tier1( 43%) completed in 2009.

For this degree it was really difficult the get a good score and the topper of the university got 62%.

Graduation repeated in Bachelor in commerce through distance learning from Tier 3 university 73% & completed in 2012.

Had to repeat it since i was not eligible to take any indian mba entrances, moreover i knew the my earlier scores were not a reflector of my potentials.

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.

Diploma in Aviation and hospitality from Edexel University 2010 (18 months duration).
Diploma in Theater 2007.
Certified First Aider.
Certificate in English from BBC UK.
Certified in Galileo and Fideleo( Programs very known in Aviation and hospitality).

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.

Though i do have a plan to go for CFA.

6) Your target programs.

MBA in Finance
MS in Finance
MS in Economics

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.

R1 for Fall 2014.

8) Your post-MBA goal.

Getting a good exposure in international market for around 5 years and then expanding my business and taking it to another level(Have a plan to have chain of big showrooms).
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Re: which US Bschools should i target? [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 02:05
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Much better!!!!!!
:)

Now I can really start to advise you my friend.

So let's just think through this holistically point-by-point.

Regarding your work experience, you are right that it will not be super-highly considered by the AdCom. They might find it a bit thin. But you have to make best of what you have. It's not that this work experience is "invalid" but it is just not as strong as the work experience as others, so you have to take this into consideration when you apply. You can have one weak area in your profile. Almost all candidates, even at the best schools do. But make sure you do get that 720 on the GMAT!!!! Especially considering your GPA. I won't lie to you, this is gonna reduce the strength of your application. Distance learning + low GPA will bring up some red flags, and this coupled with the work experience will make things harder. So that GMAT really is all important for you.

For your target programs, my feeling is that you are maybe aiming for too many goals. The three degrees you present are quite different in nature and quite different in where they might lead you. If your goal is really to take over the family business and take it to the next level then it is likely the MBA that is for you. I'm not sure that an MSF or MEcon will help you reach your goals as much as the MBA.

So I would wait on the GMAT to decide WHICH MBAs, but start looking now. Given your background anything in the top Tier (Top 15-20) will likely be out of range for you, and the other schools that would be good for you, would depend on your GMAt a lot.

So good luck!!!!
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Re: which US Bschools should i target? [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 22:20
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Much better!!!!!!
:)

Now I can really start to advise you my friend.

So let's just think through this holistically point-by-point.

Regarding your work experience, you are right that it will not be super-highly considered by the AdCom. They might find it a bit thin. But you have to make best of what you have. It's not that this work experience is "invalid" but it is just not as strong as the work experience as others, so you have to take this into consideration when you apply. You can have one weak area in your profile. Almost all candidates, even at the best schools do. But make sure you do get that 720 on the GMAT!!!! Especially considering your GPA. I won't lie to you, this is gonna reduce the strength of your application. Distance learning + low GPA will bring up some red flags, and this coupled with the work experience will make things harder. So that GMAT really is all important for you.

For your target programs, my feeling is that you are maybe aiming for too many goals. The three degrees you present are quite different in nature and quite different in where they might lead you. If your goal is really to take over the family business and take it to the next level then it is likely the MBA that is for you. I'm not sure that an MSF or MEcon will help you reach your goals as much as the MBA.

So I would wait on the GMAT to decide WHICH MBAs, but start looking now. Given your background anything in the top Tier (Top 15-20) will likely be out of range for you, and the other schools that would be good for you, would depend on your GMAt a lot.

So good luck!!!!


Thanks Jon

You are right will work hard to get 720 on gmat and will target MBA.Will get back to you after i take gmat to shortlist schools.

Appreciate your help. :)
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Re: which US Bschools should i target? [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2013, 04:20
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You got it man,
Good luck.. and see you in a few...
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