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Hi,

I am a 32 years old Indian Male with a GMAT score of 690. I applied to 7 B-Schools this year and got dinged from all of them without an interview. I have an MBA from an elite school in India, but want to expand my horizon and scope of work and gain some international experience; hence, want to do a second MBA. I am currently the head of a Marketing agency in Mumbai and have a total of 6 years of experience in the Marketing field in different industries: real estate, BFSI, FMCG, entertainment.

List of Schools I had applied to:

1. Rotman
2. Kellogg
3. Ross
4. Cornell
5. Tepper
6. INSEAD
7. HEC Paris

A low GMAT score and age on the higher side are the two obvious reasons I can think of. [/b]
My essays were well thought through and written (took help from international consultants) and my recommendations were pretty good. Is there a way I could get them reviewed on this forum?
Undergrad GPA again was above average.

I want to know from my peers and experts about the other possible reasons and my chances if I want to re-apply next year (Considering I improve my GMAT score by 30-40 points).
How to go about it? What should be my strategy? Is it even a possibility given my age and the fact that it's a second MBA?

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New post 19 Dec 2018, 18:59
Sorry to hear about the dings, have you asked any of the above schools as to whether you can get any feedback on your application? Also, did you check in with the programs to ensure that they generally accept applicants with previous MBAs? To the last point, some programs do not accept applicants with previous MBAs.
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New post 19 Dec 2018, 19:15
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I did check with all the schools before applying. They all accept second MBAs.

Schools are not able to provide individual feedback because of the large pool of applicants. I did write back to many of these schools and got the same reply.


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Hi,

I am a 32 years old Indian Male with a GMAT score of 690. I applied to 7 B-Schools this year and got dinged from all of them without an interview. I have an MBA from an elite school in India, but want to expand my horizon and scope of work and gain some international experience; hence, want to do a second MBA. I am currently the head of a Marketing agency in Mumbai and have a total of 6 years of experience in the Marketing field in different industries: real estate, BFSI, FMCG, entertainment.

List of Schools I had applied to:

1. Rotman
2. Kellogg
3. Ross
4. Cornell
5. Tepper
6. INSEAD
7. HEC Paris

A low GMAT score and age on the higher side are the two obvious reasons I can think of. [/b]
My essays were well thought through and written (took help from international consultants) and my recommendations were pretty good. Is there a way I could get them reviewed on this forum?
Undergrad GPA again was above average.

I want to know from my peers and experts about the other possible reasons and my chances if I want to re-apply next year (Considering I improve my GMAT score by 30-40 points).
How to go about it? What should be my strategy? Is it even a possibility given my age and the fact that it's a second MBA?

Regards



Hi Anshuman,

I'm sorry to hear about the dings during the past cycle.

If I may ask, how did the consultant you worked with have you address the need for an American/international MBA after earning one in India? Perhaps the adcoms weren't sure about your goals post-MBA or you didn't spell out exactly how you planned to leverage what you had learned into your experience at a new school. I'm only postulating, however.

Yes, the GMAT is a bit low as you know, but I think with the right approach you could earn a spot at a t25 school. We do offer ding reports where I'd take a deeper dive into your essays/resume and help you framework your profile going forward. If that's something you'd be interested in learning about more shoot me an email at scott@personalmbacoach.com, would love to chat!

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New post 19 Dec 2018, 21:27
That sucks. I am so sorry. Traumatizing. Working right now with a dear Indian male IT ish startup client who had the same experience with all top 12 schools minus Duke interview. IIT, 740. But low WE awful essays/goals (even w US consultant!) and no ECs. He got into Ross yesterday, Darden and CMU w scholarship.

I would say you are punching a bit above your weight...I am hesitant to apply Indian male clients (yes even marketing) to schools where they have scores less than 20 pts over the average GMAT. There is just going to be someone (Indian guy) as special and exceptional standing behind you with a better score.

I agree goals need to be strong and well articulated but PGDG should not be dealbreaker. Would love to check out your stuff and might encourage you to apply Feb 1 (R1) to IMD which would reduce age and GMAT barriers.

Maybe IE if it makes sense.

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New post 20 Dec 2018, 18:56
Thank you coaches!

I will connect with you separately on this. Shall share my profile and see if we can work out something from there. I am disappointed, true, but I am still hopeful.

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