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Manager
Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Posts: 144

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 1

Concentration: Healthcare, General Management
GMAT Date: 09-14-2012
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19 Jun 2012, 14:33
Not sure where I should be posting this, but I'll try it out here.

How are patent applications looked upon by admissions committees? I have two patent apps pending (engineer@ at a multinational Fortune 500 health care company). Although its more of a technical achievement, it has potential business implications once it will be implemented.

Also, it seems like many people on these forums with engineering backgrounds are from EE/IT and ME. Where are the bio engineers? How are they viewed by admissions? Is there a competitive advantage for this group within the engineering group?

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Joined: 08 Apr 2009
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Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Duke (Fuqua) - Class of 2012
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21 Jun 2012, 05:31
It all depends on how well the patent application fit in to your overall story. If it fits with the storyline of one of your essays, then mention the patent application. I wouldn't go out of my way just to mention it. It can make the story disjointed. You can always list the accomplish in your resume or in the accomplishment section of your application.

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21 Jun 2012, 10:21
asimov wrote:
It all depends on how well the patent application fit in to your overall story. If it fits with the storyline of one of your essays, then mention the patent application. I wouldn't go out of my way just to mention it. It can make the story disjointed. You can always list the accomplish in your resume or in the accomplishment section of your application.

Thanks for your reply Asimov. The patents somewhat fit in with what I want to do in the future, I'll try to find a way to incorporate it into the story.

Another question, whats the approach applications when you're unsure of what you see yourself doing post-MBA?

I know for sure I have no interest in IB/Accounting/Corp Finance/marketing, but I could be interested in management, consulting, LDPs, etc., post MBA. Ultimately, I'd like to use my background to get into a director/VP level position at a large pharma/healthcare company. Is the latter too much of a vague or (un)/ambitious goal? Not unique enough?

I know I have a lot of brainstorming to do, but right now I'm focused on cracking the GMAT.

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