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New post 01 Feb 2017, 09:01
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Hi gmat2k17! You and your wife both have compelling profiles. Your grades are going to not be helpful in that upper tier, but your GMAT will get you lots of looks from top- just not tippy top- MBA programs. I think your best odds are to go to a school where your GMAT scores set you apart- I'd look at schools like UVA, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Ross, Fuqua, Cornell, possibly Yale and Tuck.The odds of one person getting into a school like HBS or GSB are so low I'm not sure it is worth the effort to try as I don't think your GPA will make it. But I think if you aim more in that 10-20 range you will have excellent options for employment (assuming the world stays the same... with our politics now of course that is up in the air...) but you can get everything you need from a top 10-20 school that you'd get from top 5. So I would focus where your two for one odds are better! And I would consider getting some coaching to help you submit flawless applications since that is under your control. Here's a link for our services along with a discount: https://stratusprep.com/admissions/busi ... b-visitor/
Indian married couple applying together

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Age: 29, Indian Male
GMAT - 760 (Q50/V41/IR7/AWA6)
School - Mechanical Engineer - Non-IIT but a super-selective central government run school in New Delhi, named Jamia Millia Islamia University, less than <1% acceptance rate - owing to the fact that school fee for four year combined is less than 400 USD.
Cumulative Performance Index - 6.9/10 (academics weren't my priorities then - don't know how to convert to GPA)
2 research papers in an International Journal on Biodiesel production

Work Experience -
Almost a year in IT as a SAP Functional Consultant - Wipro Technologies - became one of the top 3 consultants in the team of 50.

5 years in Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) as an Engineer looking after Procurement of Mechanical Equipment for Offshore Oil & Gas facilities on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Site. SHI is one of the largest shipbuilding organization in the world.
7 months in Nigeria on deputation as a manager cum engineer for work handled by Indian division of the company (chosen among some 100 engineers). My efforts led to a cost saving of approx 3 million USD for the company. Worked in Nigeria at the times of Ebola fulfilling my commitments made earlier.
3 months in South Korea as a Material Handling Expert.

Extra Curricular -
National Scouting Association - cleared third highest level
Serial blood donater, donated all my possible organs
Math-lead for my company's CSR - activities included teaching school children, imparting vocational training to women, etc.
Enagaged in disaster relief activities for floods, earthquakes, etc
Won debate competitions, essay writing competitions, technical fests, etc.
House Captain in school at primary and higher secondary level - Led my house to a victory at higher secondary level.
Provided part time home tuitions to financially support my family of 6.

Post MBA Goals - General Management Strategy in Emerging Markets,
Long term goal - social entrepreneurship and alternative energy solutions to developing economies.

Wife - Indian Female 29 year old.
GMAT - 730+ (expected)
School - Computer Science Engineer, (Non-IIT), Govt run regional engineering school - 80% in school corresponding to 3.8++ GPA (I am assuming)
Grad School - IIT Guwahati CGPA - 7.9 / 10

Work experience
Oracle Corporation - 5 years as an application developer.
Solid performance within the organization, regularly appreciated for her work.

Extra-curricular
National Cadet Corps
Academic achiever throughout - several accolades, including some for quizzes, debates, essay writing, etc.
Associated with an NGO for emancipation of women in rural areas.

Post MBA Goals-
Product Management in a technology firm.

Target Schools (common to both of us) -
Harvard
Stanford
Booth
MIT Sloan
Insead
Others from top ten if rejected in the above.

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for the prompt response and taking time out to review our profiles.
Probably the biggest thing to ask is did you receive first class marks? If this is the highest group then it will be less of an issue. With so many qualified Indian applicants, it is difficult to shine if you had second class marks. Now if you think WES converts to 3.2 that is not too bad, but top programs have an avg GPA of closer to 3.6 and there is a pretty big difference between a 3.2 and a 3.6.No one item is a deal breaker... but this is why it helps that your GMAT is on the very high end.
I have a follow up question w.r.t to the GPA. My Cumulutaive Performance Index of 6.9/10 (CPI - as my university calls it) converts to 66.53%. A friend of mine, who got into Duke for Engineering Management, had 74% and WES converted it to 3.6 on a 4 point scale for him. Similarly, a friend of mine, who got into supply chain management in USC, had 71% and USC converted it into 3.4 on a 4 point scale for him. Based on this information, I think my marks when converted to GPA may give a 3.2 out of 4. Do you still believe that a 3.2 GPA would be on a lower end?

I'm not sure how the marks are converted into GPA and there is no straight formula and grades are awarded quite differently in India.

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