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Career path that I need to follow to get in top 10 MBA programs

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I am an MBA aspirant from India, 25 years old. My goal is to get into top 10 MBA programs. I just did a diagnostic Kaplan GMAT test and was able to score 690. I am sure with couple of months of learning, I can get it around 730-750 range.

My Background..
I did my graduation in B.E. Electronics & Telecommunications (Mumbai University 2012 Batch).
My 4 years agg. : 62.2%
H.S.C (12th): 80.2%
S.S.C.(10th grade) : 86.6%

I am currently working in Software Industry as Software Developer(Programmer). I have 2.7 years experience in the field. I also worked as Software developer cum analyst for 1.5 years(out of 2.7 years). My aim is to get into elite MBA programs from Harvard, GSB, Wharton, Booth, LBS, Insead and ISB Hyderabad.


My strengths..
1. I am not afraid to take challenging tasks(working with completely new technologies..) and I did excel at it in my previous job as well as current job.
2. I never give up until I accomplish my goals.
3. I can motivate people around me to do better(from experience).

I have some shortcomings which I think will be a big hurdle for me.
My cons..

1. Financing :shock: :shock: : I absolutely cannot afford course fees of any of the above mentioned colleges, even ISB Hyderabad which costs ~$42000(1$ = 65 INR). I will be able to get a loan of about $23000 that is by mortgaging my parent's house. So unless I get a full ride or atleast tuition fee waiver, I cannot pursue the program even if I get in.

2. Undergrad College : My college is not a premier educational institute and my percentage is low :oops: :oops: .

3. The company I worked for(~900 employees) and currently working(~1700 employees) are not among the best in the world.

Now my question, what career path should I take for the next 2-3 years to ensure a fighting chance at atleast one of these schools??
Would appreciate any help provided. Thanks in advance!!!

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Hi Guys!!
I am an MBA aspirant from India, 25 years old. My goal is to get into top 10 MBA programs. I just did a diagnostic Kaplan GMAT test and was able to score 690. I am sure with couple of months of learning, I can get it around 730-750 range.

My Background..
I did my graduation in B.E. Electronics & Telecommunications (Mumbai University 2012 Batch).
My 4 years agg. : 62.2%
H.S.C (12th): 80.2%
S.S.C.(10th grade) : 86.6%

I am currently working in Software Industry as Software Developer(Programmer). I have 2.7 years experience in the field. I also worked as Software developer cum analyst for 1.5 years(out of 2.7 years). My aim is to get into elite MBA programs from Harvard, GSB, Wharton, Booth, LBS, Insead and ISB Hyderabad.


My strengths..
1. I am not afraid to take challenging tasks(working with completely new technologies..) and I do excel at it in my previous job as well as current job.
2. I never give up until I accomplish my goals.
3. I can motivate people around me to do better(from experience).

I have some shortcomings which I think will be a big hurdle for me.
My cons..

1. Financing :shock: :shock: : I absolutely cannot afford course fees of any of the above mentioned colleges, even ISB Hyderabad which costs ~$42000(1$ = 65 INR). I will be able to get a loan of about $23000 that is by mortgaging my parent's house. So unless I get a full ride or atleast tuition fee waiver, I cannot pursue the program even if I get in.

2. Undergrad College : My college is not a premier educational institute and my percentage is low :oops: :oops: .

3. The company I worked for(~900 employees) and currently working(~1700 employees) are not among the best in the world.

Now my question, what career path should I take for the next 2-3 years to ensure a fighting chance at atleast one of these schools??
Would appreciate any help provided. Thanks in advance!!!


A good idea (considering your ability to score on gmat, experience and education) may be to look at why an MBA. Then you may like to consider your desired future industry, function and location. Then narrow down school choices based on these. Going for "I want top 10" just gets you into being another drop in the fast flowing river. Better to stand on the shore, identify goals, strengths, weaknesses, depth, swimming abilities and intended path, before dicing headlong! If all your application components can be of the gmat score level, you will have good luck worth even full rides. Else if finance is a major criterion, go a run below your gmat schools, where you can pump up their average, for a higher scholarship opportunity.
I am no expert, but another in the fray, but the above is what I have gathered from research, meets and my analysis.
Hope it is of some utility in your decision making. Good luck. Happy to share any more that I know.

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Hi shyamnambiar!
Thanks for your quick response..
shyamnambiar wrote:
A good idea (considering your ability to score on gmat, experience and education) may be to look at why an MBA


2-3 years down the line I want to mange a Team of Developers and may be 8-12 years later want to be in senior management role in a good company. I figured an MBA from elite institution would accelerate the process..

shyamnambiar wrote:

your desired future industry, function and location. Then narrow down school choices based on these.


I am interested in Technology and Operations management or consulting function...

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Hi shyamnambiar!
Thanks for your quick response..
shyamnambiar wrote:
A good idea (considering your ability to score on gmat, experience and education) may be to look at why an MBA


2-3 years down the line I want to mange a Team of Developers and may be 8-12 years later want to be in senior management role in a good company. I figured an MBA from elite institution would accelerate the process..

shyamnambiar wrote:

your desired future industry, function and location. Then narrow down school choices based on these.


I am interested in Technology and Operations management or consulting function...


I will be very honest while writing this answer:-
Normally students target schools based on where schools stand as per their goal and also where students stand as per class profile. Best would be to visit websites of schools and check the profiles of the current students over Linkedin. You will get an idea about school and your chances.Also most schools have one prominent specialization like Stanford for IT and Harvard for Consulting and Wharton for Finance.So it is better to figure out school as per specialization you are interested in.

I feel you need to work on the application process.Your idea about mba is still vague.Please dont take this statement as a criticism but I dont want you to apply and get rejected. Just give your best shot once and prepare for that.

I feel TOP 10 will be a stretch for you because you belong to a pool which is most competitive..Indian/Male/IT....Unless you do something meaningful and which matters a lot,you dont have a good chance.

Also I would like to add here,application process in US is very different than India.GMAT score is just a part of application and believe me Kelley's admissions director told last year that average GMAT score for Indian applicant for Kelley is 732.So dont rely only on GMAT.

Regarding your answers on last comment,I would like to add from my side.
1. Post mba I dont think you will lead a team of developers.This is a job of program managers and they dont have mba degree.You can very well see in your company how many have MBA.I dont think you will find more than 1 or 2. You can target Product management roles which are different than Program management.Google it and you will find it.
2. You cant have "Technology and Operations management or consulting function" as your goals.There can only be one out of these.Research on this part.


Lastly I would suggest give your GMAT & TOEFL and then donate atleast 6-8 months on these points.Then you will have more clarity.

Best of Luck..

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