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I have 9 years of work experience ( consulting) fortune 100 companies with above 3.5 gpa both undergrad and grad from US business school. My previous Gmat is expired so I took it again and got 680(q 49,v35) what are my chances for phd in business startegy ? From top business school ? Should I retake Gmat ? Or try some mid level schools ?

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I have 9 years of work experience ( consulting) fortune 100 companies with above 3.5 gpa both undergrad and grad from US business school. My previous Gmat is expired so I took it again and got 680(q 49,v35) what are my chances for phd in business startegy ? From top business school ? Should I retake Gmat ? Or try some mid level schools ?


Assuming top schools in the US:

- Since you only mentioned work experience, I'm guessing that you have no relevant teaching or research experience. For PhD admissions, work experience usually carry little weight, and can sometimes work against you.

- 3.5 GPA is not bad, but certainly there are many applicants with much better grades.

- 680 GMAT is not bad, but again there are many applicants with better scores.

- It's not clear if you can get strong letters of recommendation, from professors with good reputation in academic research.

So, from what you wrote, I don't see anything particularly strong, that would make you stand out among all applications top schools get.

Of course there are lots of things that I don't know (e.g., your research interests, if you found schools and faculty with good fit, what is a top or mid level school to you). But from the information you provided, I'd say you can apply to top schools that are an extremely good fit for you, but don't get your hopes up. Even for mid level schools you will have a hard time.

In your place, I would try to get a very high GMAT score before applying. Because, if you can do that, at least there will be a clear strength in your application. And that can make schools take a second look at you.
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Is there anyone preparing for GMAT for PhD in Business? Let's work together!


I am! Ph.D. in management with a concentration in organizational behavior.


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Hi,

I am also working towards PhD in Management (focus on Consumer Behavior). Would love to get in touch with individuals who are pursuing the same goal.

Aprajita


Hi Aparajita
Are you going to apply next year or you have already applied?
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Hi There,

I am preparing for GMAT and have plan to appear for test in March 2019. I have my interest for PHD in Marketing or OB.

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Hello,

I am currently studying for the GMAT so that I can apply to Finance PhD programs in the T150 for Fall 2020
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Hi AprajitaG

I'm also working towards securing a PhD marketing (consumer behaviour) admit. Fall 2020 admission cycle, and I am planning to write my GMAT in April. Would be great to get in touch!
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Hi There,

I am preparing for GMAT and have plan to appear for test in March 2019. I have my interest for PHD in Marketing or OB.

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Is there anyone preparing for GMAT for PhD in Business? Let's work together!


Hi Danyal14

I am interested in a PhD in Marketing (Consumer Behaviour). I am preparing for GMAT, planning to sit the test in end of March/early April 2019. Would be great to get in touch! :)
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Preparing for GMAT for a PHD in Project management/Strategy in USA/CANADA/SINGAPORE.
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Yeah, I am starting to prepare for GMAT to secure an admission for PhD. After nearly 10 years of working and has lost the entire grip on studies, I wonder how I could score good in GMAT.
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New post 17 Jun 2019, 03:27
Hello Everyone

Found this thread to be extremely useful especially in learning about GMAT scores across top schools. Would love to know how much of TA/RA experience weighs in?
I am targeting PhD in OB and leadership effectiveness as these are the areas I have been consulting organizations all across the world but know I wish to explore the discipline and undertake interdisciplinary research

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I am a McKinsey consultant by profession based out of New Delhi India. I was working in the organization practice particularly around culture and change management for our clients. It involved survey setups, data collection and analysis and finally workshops etc. to implement change
I completed my MBA in Human Resources, about 2 years back from Symbiosis University, wherein I was a University Gold Medalist with a GPA of 8.9/10 (4.0/4.0). Currently, I have left my job as I wanted more time to prep for PhD applications and consulting left me crunched for time. My motivation to pursue PhD stems from the interest in research areas and creation of further knowledge. I have well experienced the delivery side of frameworks and theories

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As I start to prepare for applications , SoPs etc , would love to know your perspectives around:

1. How important is RA/TA experience as a part of application? (I have published one paper but do not have extensive experience)
2. Will a career break contribute 'negatively' to my application?
3. I understand 700+ should be a good score to apply but do you think consulting advantage could help if I miss out by 10-20 points? In mocks am hitting 680, 690 already

Happy to personally connect and share my experiences so far as well :)

Thanks

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Hullas wrote:
Hello Everyone

Found this thread to be extremely useful especially in learning about GMAT scores across top schools. Would love to know how much of TA/RA experience weighs in?
I am targeting PhD in OB and leadership effectiveness as these are the areas I have been consulting organizations all across the world but know I wish to explore the discipline and undertake interdisciplinary research

Background

I am a McKinsey consultant by profession based out of New Delhi India. I was working in the organization practice particularly around culture and change management for our clients. It involved survey setups, data collection and analysis and finally workshops etc. to implement change
I completed my MBA in Human Resources, about 2 years back from Symbiosis University, wherein I was a University Gold Medalist with a GPA of 8.9/10 (4.0/4.0). Currently, I have left my job as I wanted more time to prep for PhD applications and consulting left me crunched for time. My motivation to pursue PhD stems from the interest in research areas and creation of further knowledge. I have well experienced the delivery side of frameworks and theories

Help from you
As I start to prepare for applications , SoPs etc , would love to know your perspectives around:

1. How important is RA/TA experience as a part of application? (I have published one paper but do not have extensive experience)
2. Will a career break contribute 'negatively' to my application?
3. I understand 700+ should be a good score to apply but do you think consulting advantage could help if I miss out by 10-20 points? In mocks am hitting 680, 690 already

Happy to personally connect and share my experiences so far as well :)

Thanks

Regards
Hullas



Hi Hullas,

Point-wise ----

* How important is TA/RA experience? Not important.
* Published Paper? Very Good.
* Career Break and its impact? Your career break is not big at all, considering mine, which is 10+ years, since I last attended any kind of classroom as a student.
* 700 or anything above is indeed great! But don't waste your sleep over it if you can't score that much. Since your research will be in OB, you don't really kill yourself for 700+ scores in GMAT.

This is also a time to connect with Professors in your target universities (please don't apply MBA way of thinking while choosing your universities). I have already written a long post on that. Try to excite them with your research proposal/idea. Finally they will be your advocate at the time of application evaluation.
Also, identify your recommenders and make a team of 4-5 potential recommenders (you might need 2 or 3).

All the best!
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Hi rudraphd

Thanks a ton for sharing your wisdom here :)
For career break specifically, I meant i have left my job to prep for GMAT and pursue prep for applications. Do you think this could be taken negatively?

Also, would love to read your blog!

Thanks!

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Hullas wrote:
Hi rudraphd

Thanks a ton for sharing your wisdom here :)
For career break specifically, I meant i have left my job to prep for GMAT and pursue prep for applications. Do you think this could be taken negatively?

Also, would love to read your blog!

Thanks!

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Hullas


Oh! How long the break was then?

As such a break for GMAT preparation is not looked favorably upon by any admission committee - MBA or PhD.
Did you do anything else during that period? Published papers? Worked as independent consultant?

I think if you can explain it, then it is good. I also think that since PhD is not a business degree, the impact of that break will be less.

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Thanks rudraphd for a quick reply
I have just quit my job, it has been a week only. I am planning to work with a start-up alongside around skill building and in research. Consulting was hectic and I absolutely had no time to prep for things :(

I agree with you, will need a good story

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