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Daydreaming? Need a professional advice

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New post 15 Sep 2018, 02:13
I will be really glad if you can evulate my profile and give me guidance.

Nationality/Gender: Turkish Male
Age: 33 (1985)
WE: 8,5 years + 1,7 years Teaching Assistant (5 Semesters)
GMAT: 660 (Q49, V30, IR4, AWA5) - Prepared just 20 days, did not know anything about the exam before then, I believe I can hit 700+ if I study hard for a month. (Low IR is due to the loss of motivation during exam as I felt verbal was not going well)
GRE: 165 Quant, skipped other parts because my company only demands quant score
TOEFL: 104 Overall (R:29,L:26,S:24,W:25)

Undergrad: Turkey/Above Average University (But not one of the top 5) - Industrial Engineering GPA:2,69 (Different system, but too low I know) / 2004-2008
2nd Underground: Turkey/Distant-Open Education in above average university - Economics GPA:3,06 (All courses are A+ or A in last two years) / 2009-2015 (2 years delay due to military service)
Master: Turkey/ Above average university/ Teaching Assistant and full scholarship despite low Undergrad GPA/ Gave all the lectures and thesis seminar but could not write the thesis, so could not graduate - GPA:3.38 (I could not write thesis because I started a new job in a different city, my subject was something very complicated and my prof left the university. Such thin excuses)

Work Ex:

- 1,5 years in a big commercial Bank in Turkey - Specialist in Risk Management (Market Risk and Operational Risk)
- 3 years in a Governmental Institution (Regional Development Agency) - Investment Support Consultant, attract Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) to the region on the purpose of reducing regional development disparities
- 4 years in the Central Bank of Republic of Turkey - Human Resources Specialist (Performance and Talent Management)

Target Schools: Fuqua and USNews 15th-20th (Cornell, UCLA, Tepper, McCombs, Kenan Flagler, Emory) Especially Kenan Flagler

Pros: - Every year my current company (Central Bank of Turkey) selects and sends limited number of employees for overseas education (a tough procedure for candidates to get a place). This year I will be one of them, so all my tuition and living expenses will be covered by the company. May be important/impressing for AdCom?
- In previous jobs I did some good stuff, which, I believe, can impress AdCom such as raising awareness in a city in a certain topic, attracting big FDI from Gulf countries, implementing totally new systems throughout the company etc.
- Not many candidates apply from my country

Cons: -Age, Low GPA, Not finishing master, relatively low GMAT (but I believe I can do better in retake, so please think as if I had 700)
-My company only allows to attend schools that rank in top 20

So what do you suggest me? To give up MBA and try some Human Resource / Management Information Master Programs? Or to focus on GMAT and get 730+?

Thanks in advance.
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New post 15 Sep 2018, 02:35
I am no expert, but a higher GMAT Score always favorable, even more so for the top 20 colleges which your company would finance for.


Stuck in the 600-700 score bracket? I welcome you to read my four-step course of action to a modest score.
I also invite you to critique and help me find flaws in my modus operandi. Thanks!

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