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your thoughts on my profile!!! [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2007, 21:12
Hi,

I am an engineering graduate, but a management professional working for an Indian IT start-up and want to pursue an MBA because i don't have any formal education in management.

I've been working in the HRD and my forte lies in assisting the managemnet in hiring the right fit for various requirements. i also dabble in a lot of other Hr functions that include, appraisal, administration and organizing events.

Been working since three years and i feel that a lack of thoeritical knowledge of how things work in business is hurting my career. So, my motive behind taking up MBA would be to get a feel of the business know-how and to increase my chances of finding myself the right job. An international MBA program is ideally what i would want at this point in time.

Coming to my Gmat score, I managed to score a 560(V-20, 48)[A.W.A-5.0], this being my second attempt at the Gmat. I am neither too gung-ho about getting a great score nor am I targeting great schools for that matter. What i am looking at is a reasonably good school which can provide a good base in HR.

Having said this, my targets schools would be ones which are not too demanding on the score front.

Ideally, i'd want to apply for the 2007 program.

Would really appreciate your opinion on my profile and if you could suggest schools that would be a big help.

will be glad to hear from you on this.

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Re: your thoughts on my profile!!! [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 21:45
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Hi,

I am an engineering graduate, but a management professional working for an Indian IT start-up and want to pursue an MBA because i don't have any formal education in management.

I've been working in the HRD and my forte lies in assisting the managemnet in hiring the right fit for various requirements. i also dabble in a lot of other Hr functions that include, appraisal, administration and organizing events.

Been working since three years and i feel that a lack of thoeritical knowledge of how things work in business is hurting my career. So, my motive behind taking up MBA would be to get a feel of the business know-how and to increase my chances of finding myself the right job. An international MBA program is ideally what i would want at this point in time.

Coming to my Gmat score, I managed to score a 560(V-20, 48)[A.W.A-5.0], this being my second attempt at the Gmat. I am neither too gung-ho about getting a great score nor am I targeting great schools for that matter. What i am looking at is a reasonably good school which can provide a good base in HR.

Having said this, my targets schools would be ones which are not too demanding on the score front.

Ideally, i'd want to apply for the 2007 program.

Would really appreciate your opinion on my profile and if you could suggest schools that would be a big help.

will be glad to hear from you on this.

Thanx,
jyotsna


Jyotsna,

If you can get your GMAT up to 600 or so you might have a shot at some decent schools that place a larger percentage of MBAs in HR than is typical. Among these are:

1. Brigham Young
2. Michigan St.
3. Wisconsin
4. UC Riverside

If you just want decent schools where you have a reasonable chance of getting in, you could look at:

Case Western
Wm. & Mary
Rice
DePaul (Chicago)
Baylor

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2007, 04:03
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Thanx a ton for the genuine advice.

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2007, 12:00
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Thanx a ton for the genuine advice.

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You're welcome and best of luck.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2007, 12:17
Paul,

Taking the gmat again is definitely on the cards. But i might want to apply with my current score just to taste the waters.

Solicit your valuable comments on UCR's program and on depauls program too. Are these programs value for money?
Just curious :)

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2007, 12:56
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
Paul,

Taking the gmat again is definitely on the cards. But i might want to apply with my current score just to taste the waters.

Solicit your valuable comments on UCR's program and on depauls program too. Are these programs value for money?
Just curious :)

cheers,
jyotsna


Jyotsna,

Hmmm, good question. Depends on what sort of positions you're looking for and where you want to work. UCR would be good for Southern Calif. and DePaul good for Chicago. They would be good schools locally but not so good outside of their regions. DePaul would actually better than UCR overall, but perhaps more expensive too since DePaul is I believe private and UCR is public.

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2007, 07:12
paul,

will u have any canadian schools on mind for my score(European is also fine)?It need not necassarily be a course in HR, but a course in International management would be still be relevant.

Just exploring :)

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2007, 19:07
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
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will u have any canadian schools on mind for my score(European is also fine)?It need not necassarily be a course in HR, but a course in International management would be still be relevant.

Just exploring :)

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Jyotsna,

No particular European or Canadian schools come to mind, but check out Business Week's Online MBA site containing profiles of U.S. and international schools as well as guide books like Princeton Review's "The Best 282 Business Schools." These will enable you to gauge whether your GMAT score is within any given school's range as well as providing information about their offerings.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2007, 02:07
Paul,

i've looked up Bw online's MBA insider and saw what all it had to offer. With all due respect to BW, I am not sure as to how good an indicator those rankings are. I could not make up my mind on which schools to choose, albiet my low score. But, i agree that it is some information for a person like me. yet to check out princeton's review. Shall do that.

Have you heard of SIMT in Germany? I plan to apply there. In the process of writing my essays and i think i am alomost done with them. Can you spare some time to critique my essays?

Thankyou for everything. you've been very prompt in answering all my queries.

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2007, 19:16
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
Paul,

i've looked up Bw online's MBA insider and saw what all it had to offer. With all due respect to BW, I am not sure as to how good an indicator those rankings are. I could not make up my mind on which schools to choose, albiet my low score. But, i agree that it is some information for a person like me. yet to check out princeton's review. Shall do that.

Have you heard of SIMT in Germany? I plan to apply there. In the process of writing my essays and i think i am alomost done with them. Can you spare some time to critique my essays?

Thankyou for everything. you've been very prompt in answering all my queries.

sincerely,
jyotsna


Jyotsna,

I have heard of SIMT and they are a legitimate program, though they are not especially highly ranked. I would imagine they would be an excellent program if your plans might include working in Stuttgart, where they are probably strong. I would be happy to critique your essays. Please sign up for the Accepted.com service that interests you (our hourly services are probably what you need) at the following web page.
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Hey! [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 10:36
Paul,

I am meeting up with SIMT folks the coming week. It's gonna be a sumptous lunch followed by an info session. This is happening at mumbai as they are coming down to india for an important meet. I am a little excited and also have butterflies in my stomach. This is the first of it's kind that i would be attending.

You might want to advise me or suggest stuff that i need to be careful about!

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Re: Hey! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2007, 17:15
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
Paul,

I am meeting up with SIMT folks the coming week. It's gonna be a sumptous lunch followed by an info session. This is happening at mumbai as they are coming down to india for an important meet. I am a little excited and also have butterflies in my stomach. This is the first of it's kind that i would be attending.

You might want to advise me or suggest stuff that i need to be careful about!

Thanx,
jyotsna


Jyotsna,

Just be yourself, show interest in their program, and remember the names of every SIMT person you talk to (use later in your essays).

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2007, 20:31
Thanku Paul. :-D
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Thanku Paul. :-D


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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2007, 07:25
Hi Paul,

Hope ur doing good. I met the director(PR and Marketing)
of SIMt. We talked about my application over lunch. He sounded very positive about my chances of getting an admission. Just hoping that it comes through. Thought i'll keep u posted on the same.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 14:52
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
Hi Paul,

Hope ur doing good. I met the director(PR and Marketing)
of SIMt. We talked about my application over lunch. He sounded very positive about my chances of getting an admission. Just hoping that it comes through. Thought i'll keep u posted on the same.

R,
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Jyotsna,

Glad to hear it. Good luck with SIMT.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 05:13
Hi Paul,

How r u doing!

Paul how much would you rate the MSHRM course at UTA.

Will you also have a list of MSHRM courses which are good in the US?

Anticipating your response.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2007, 10:22
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
Hi Paul,

How r u doing!

Paul how much would you rate the MSHRM course at UTA.

Will you also have a list of MSHRM courses which are good in the US?

Anticipating your response.

R,
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Jyotsna,

Sorry, I don't have any specific knowledge about Texas's program. I don't know of any rankings of HR programs at B-schools, but I do know that the following schools placed far more of their MBAs in HR functions than other programs, and these are all strong schools:

1. Mass Amherst 15% of 2005 class went into HR jobs
2. Brigham Young 13%
3. Columbia 5%
4. Michigan St. 5%
5. Vanderbilt 5%
6. Wisconsin 4%
7. UC Irvine 4%

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2007, 21:35
Paul,

Thankyou very much.

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2007, 06:46
Paul,

Don't intend to bother you. But, on a serious note, will i stand a chance at baylor for my score and work exp.

R,
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