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# GMAT 700 ...chances ???

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14 Oct 2004, 12:40
Hi!

I am confused about which schools to apply and what concentration to choose.I have GMAT 700 and TOEFL 277.I am B. Tech.(82%) with 3 yrs. work ex in marketing.I am thinking of applying to
Stanford, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley.....

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14 Oct 2004, 21:37
Hi,

Based on the limited information provided, it appears that Stanford has its choice of many applicants with similar qualifications. However, if your target field is finance, you can probably find many schools that would provide a similar grounding in finance.

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14 Oct 2004, 23:59
Hi hjort!

thanks for ur reply.does ur reply mean there is no use applying to stan/MIT/ UC berkeley/harvd.

what can be done to increase the chances of admission there.(any of these)?What other info' is needed to be provided...I am a gold medalist and had lots of extra curricular activities as well as led few committees .

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15 Oct 2004, 08:01
Hi,

Not at all- I think that you could be competitive at the elite/ultraelite schools, we just need to know more about you to help make this determination.

By gold medal do you mean in intl. sports competition? If so that would be a great way of setting you apart from other candidates.

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16 Oct 2004, 05:04
Hi!

The gold medal is in B.Tech for being the topper . But , I have executed several leadership roles during my B Tech and during my job.These roles were in sports, organising events at college, holding the post of editor for college magazine, handling several projects in job and being responsible for marketing in a particular zone for my company.

I have been involved in other extracurricular activities like debate , elocution and have won awards in thses too.

Would these points would strengthen the possibility of admission in MIT or STanford...

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16 Oct 2004, 06:41
Hi again,

The extracurrics you mentioned certainly make your application package stronger. However, for those schools that engage in demographic profiling you are likely to be ascribed to a group with many competitive applicants. If your main interest is finance, there are several other schools in the top cluster that are worth investigating.

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16 Oct 2004, 07:14
Would these points would strengthen the possibility of admission in MIT or STanford...

They should help you at any school in that they'll help you show some depth to your application outside of the normal academics and job experiences that most similar applicants will talk about. There are no guarantees, but you will definitely help yourself by showing a willingness to take the lead in a wide variety of areas.

You have a nice diversity of experience. Now your job will be to clearly and convincingly communicate that to admissions officers.

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17 Oct 2004, 22:06
Hi,

There are many strong finance schools to choose among including Chicago, Columbia, Rochester, NYU, Penn, and UCLA.

I agree that a professed interest in marketing is unlikely to give much of a demographic advantage.

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16 Nov 2004, 21:28
Hi,

thank you very much for your help.i was writing about my career goals and i feel that i am as well interested in entrepreneurship. is the set of schools diffreent for this concentration from the one for finance.

also, many schools as suggested by you are among top 10 as per BW....what should be taken care of for strengthening my application.

moreover, i would also like to add that marketing is a field that interests me and going for MBA in this stream wont be a fake interest....but i am now intersted in finance and entrepreneurship because of my career goals...and because i have learnt some aspects of markeintg during my career and other i can learn on my own while studying MBA .

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17 Nov 2004, 12:21
You might be interested in UCLA since it is strong in marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.

As a gross overgeneralization, the schools at the Near Elite level or so tend to be more specialized than the ultraelite and elite schools. Thus, a school such as Babson which might be strong in entrepreneurship might be less strong in marketing. If you are interested in Near Elite schools you can often find schools that are at least as strong in specific domains as some of the ultraelites and elites but you are unlikely to find as many strengths across a large number of domains at any particular NE school.

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17 Nov 2004, 21:26
Hi Hjort,

thank you for your feedback....as you have mentioned [ If you are interested in Near Elite schools you can often find schools that are at least as strong in specific domains as some of the ultraelites and elites but you are unlikely to find as many strengths across a large number of domains at any particular NE school. ] please intimate how do we identify the elite near elite ultraelite......with my background where would i fit....with all those rankings available through BW ,embark.com etc ....i am not able to decide.....does the ranking define the elite an near elite schools....please suggest.

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17 Nov 2004, 21:38
I plan to post a fuller discription of rankings and clusters on the portion of gmatclub dedicated to reviews of schools.

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Hjort
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