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Hi I am from India and new to this forum and its really good to be here. I have some queries which I state below:

I got my undergraduate degree this year and will be joining a company mid July. I plan to gain experience in the company and then go for MBA abroad. I wish to know how much experience(in years) would I require for an admission to a B-School. I am interested in Finance and also wish to know how to prepare for GMAT and the score i should target for it...Thank YOU!!!

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24 Jun 2012, 01:45
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You need at least 2 years (usually the min required by various schools).
You can see averages here for the last year or two (average work experience is in months)

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24 Jun 2012, 05:24
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Hi I am from India and new to this forum and its really good to be here. I have some queries which I state below:

I got my undergraduate degree this year and will be joining a company mid July. I plan to gain experience in the company and then go for MBA abroad. I wish to know how much experience(in years) would I require for an admission to a B-School. I am interested in Finance and also wish to know how to prepare for GMAT and the score i should target for it...Thank YOU!!!

Besides the number of years of work experience, focus on the experience itself. So once you enter your company make sure to be head and shoulders above the rest of your co-workers. I'm not stating that you "step on them." I'm saying that you focus on grabbing leadership opportunities. Also, since you're from India, you have to have a stellar application: from the GMAT (I heard you ought to have at least 740, hope people could chime in on this) to GPA (3.5 and above) to work experience. I'm not stating that these are the be-all and end-all statistics.
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24 Jun 2012, 10:36
Thank you very much for your advice. I'll keep that in mind...

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09 Jul 2012, 21:38
debgmat wrote:
Hi I am from India and new to this forum and its really good to be here. I have some queries which I state below:

I got my undergraduate degree this year and will be joining a company mid July. I plan to gain experience in the company and then go for MBA abroad. I wish to know how much experience(in years) would I require for an admission to a B-School. I am interested in Finance and also wish to know how to prepare for GMAT and the score i should target for it...Thank YOU!!!

If you are joining an IT company, aim to get 750+ in GMAT and work very hard and smart in your job to get stellar recommendations. Also, leadership positions in IT companies take time so focus on something outside work e.g. work very seriously with an NGO or start your own set-up to work toward something you are passionate about (finance, in this case, I guess) etc. After 2-3 yrs, when you start applying, you must have some fabulous stories up your sleeve - about who you are, things you are passionate about and things you have done.

If you are joining a finance company, 720+ should be good enough. But again, try and do something outside work too.
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10 Jul 2012, 22:15
I currently enrolled in a construction and energy firm and i would like to know how many years would actively help me serving?

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11 Jul 2012, 20:51
debgmat wrote:
I currently enrolled in a construction and energy firm and i would like to know how many years would actively help me serving?

There is no magic number. Some people apply for their MBA at 24 yrs and others do it at 34. The point is - when do you think MBA is the natural choice for your career. The admin will have 2 important questions (and many more) for you - Why MBA? and Why at this point in your career? You should be able to convince them. So work for a while and when it makes sense to you that now you should get your MBA, apply. Also, if you are in non-finance field right now but are planning to take up finance, do something in finance on the side.
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