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ISB applicants - Ask GyanOne!!

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pradeep15793 wrote:
Hi gyanone
I want to know the chances of me getting accepted to B school programs in India.

Nationality - Indian
Age -26
GMAT Score - 680 (Q49,V33,IR8)
Education - 4 year Bachelors in Mechanical engineering (8.24/10) from NIT Nagpur (one of top tier institutes, after IITs in India)
Class XII - 96%
Class X - 93 %
Work Experience:
Assistant Engineering Manager at L&T Construction (one of Fortune 500 companies), in Design department (July 2014-Now)
Responsibilities:
Apart from technical work (mechanical design), I coordinate with multiple vendors and client simultaneously to ensure completion of project within schedule. I work in core business of design and construction (especially, bulk material handling plants in power plants and mines). I design basic components and provide optimized solutions. I coordinate with site and Business Unit teams till execution of project.
I want to do MBA at this juncture of my career so that I can take step towards Business execution and Strategic planning roles from my current design role. I am currently looking for 1 year program in schools in India.
Is my profile good enough for a chance in any program? If yes, then is my GMAT score sufficient or should I retake it? What options do I have regarding schools?

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Hi Pradeep

Thanks for posting and welcome to the GyanOne thread. Here is our advice:
- Your acads and background are quite good and suitable for the ISB PGP and IIM experienced MBA programs
- A design background is a bit unconventional for a post-MBA career. You need to define your post-MBA goals and make a case carefully. We have worked with design professionals from organizations such as Fluor in the past and this is one aspect they worked on carefully to excel at MBA admissions.
- Business execution and Strategic planning is not a fully defined goal - you need to be able to scope it out a bit further. If you mean general management, then you might want to go a bit deeper in expressing your objectives.
- While a 680 GMAT is not insufficient, if you can, raise it. Although people have made it with such scores in the past, you should try to push it a bit higher, especially for IIMB and IIMA.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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pradeep15793 wrote:
Hi gyanone
I want to know the chances of me getting accepted to B school programs in India.

Nationality - Indian
Age -26
GMAT Score - 680 (Q49,V33,IR8)
Education - 4 year Bachelors in Mechanical engineering (8.24/10) from NIT Nagpur (one of top tier institutes, after IITs in India)
Class XII - 96%
Class X - 93 %
Work Experience:
Assistant Engineering Manager at L&T Construction (one of Fortune 500 companies), in Design department (July 2014-Now)
Responsibilities:
Apart from technical work (mechanical design), I coordinate with multiple vendors and client simultaneously to ensure completion of project within schedule. I work in core business of design and construction (especially, bulk material handling plants in power plants and mines). I design basic components and provide optimized solutions. I coordinate with site and Business Unit teams till execution of project.
I want to do MBA at this juncture of my career so that I can take step towards Business execution and Strategic planning roles from my current design role. I am currently looking for 1 year program in schools in India.
Is my profile good enough for a chance in any program? If yes, then is my GMAT score sufficient or should I retake it? What options do I have regarding schools?

Posted from my mobile device


Hi Pradeep

Thanks for posting and welcome to the GyanOne thread. Here is our advice:
- Your acads and background are quite good and suitable for the ISB PGP and IIM experienced MBA programs
- A design background is a bit unconventional for a post-MBA career. You need to define your post-MBA goals and make a case carefully. We have worked with design professionals from organizations such as Fluor in the past and this is one aspect they worked on carefully to excel at MBA admissions.
- Business execution and Strategic planning is not a fully defined goal - you need to be able to scope it out a bit further. If you mean general management, then you might want to go a bit deeper in expressing your objectives.
- While a 680 GMAT is not insufficient, if you can, raise it. Although people have made it with such scores in the past, you should try to push it a bit higher, especially for IIMB and IIMA.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.


Thanks for your reply. yeah, I am planning to retake GMAT and score at least 720. Regarding post MBA goals, I am not sure / specific as of now...I want to change the field from design, and I am still trying to figure out for field which would suit me and put me in good stead considering my design background. Any advice regarding the same will be much helpful.
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Hi GyanOne Team Experts

Please take a look at my profile and advise what are the chances of me getting into ISB.

Age : 32
10th - 77%
12th - 69%
B.Sc (Comp Sc) - Delhi University - 72%
M.Sc (Comp Sc) - Jamia Hamdard - 83%
M.Tech (Comp Sc) - Banasthali Vidyapeeth - 75%
GMAT - to appear in July 2019

Working with IBM India as Senior System Engineer for almost 8 years. Worked on Production Support environment for world's 3 major banks, having good interpersonal skills, highly appreciated by Clients and Manager. I also took up the responsibility as a Team Lead for past 4 years, managed and handled a team of 6 resources at off-shore. My role also includes constant interaction with clients and sometimes with customers as well.
Also, participated in management activities. Ramp-up entire offshore team for one major account.
SPOC for managing cabs for off-shore resources working in shifts.

Awards - Orion Award for Service Excellence
Manager's Choice Award - for 3 times
IBM Innovation and delivery Excellence Award

Extra curricular Activities :
Participated at IBM events.
Helped poors for arranging old clothes (Not in association with any NGO).
I also offered tuition classes to underprivileged kids of up to class 10th without any fee. (Please tell if this can be added as an ECA?)
Hobbies : Cooking and travelling

My reason for doing MBA is to enter into Product Management as my profile is somewhat inclined towards it. With an MBA it will be easier to move into such roles. I have keen interest into finance domain. Also, suggest better career options post MBA.

Please advise if I have any chances of getting into ISB if I manage to score well in GMAT.
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Hi GyanOne Team Experts

Please take a look at my profile and advise what are the chances of me getting into ISB.

Age : 32
10th - 77%
12th - 69%
B.Sc (Comp Sc) - Delhi University - 72%
M.Sc (Comp Sc) - Jamia Hamdard - 83%
M.Tech (Comp Sc) - Banasthali Vidyapeeth - 75%
GMAT - to appear in July 2019

Working with IBM India as Senior System Engineer for almost 8 years. Worked on Production Support environment for world's 3 major banks, having good interpersonal skills, highly appreciated by Clients and Manager. I also took up the responsibility as a Team Lead for past 4 years, managed and handled a team of 6 resources at off-shore. My role also includes constant interaction with clients and sometimes with customers as well.
Also, participated in management activities. Ramp-up entire offshore team for one major account.
SPOC for managing cabs for off-shore resources working in shifts.

Awards - Orion Award for Service Excellence
Manager's Choice Award - for 3 times
IBM Innovation and delivery Excellence Award

Extra curricular Activities :
Participated at IBM events.
Helped poors for arranging old clothes (Not in association with any NGO).
I also offered tuition classes to underprivileged kids of up to class 10th without any fee. (Please tell if this can be added as an ECA?)
Hobbies : Cooking and travelling

My reason for doing MBA is to enter into Product Management as my profile is somewhat inclined towards it. With an MBA it will be easier to move into such roles. I have keen interest into finance domain. Also, suggest better career options post MBA.

Please advise if I have any chances of getting into ISB if I manage to score well in GMAT.


Hi NamGup

Thanks for posting and welcome to the GyanOne thread. Here is our advice:
- Overall, you are working for a top brand, in a business relevant domain (banking tech), and have Master's education. Your academic performance is decent as well, and you have won some awards at work. These are all good positives going for you.
- On the other side, you come from an over-represented pool (IT), your ECA are weak (from the ISB perspective), and most of your ECA/social activities are more on a personal basis (they still count, but ISB may not consider them heavyweight stuff). You will have to overcome these factors through a strong application, and should schedule enough time to work on it in advance of the R1 deadline for 2019.
- You also have over 8 years of experience, and are on the edge of the level that ISB starts to look at as a lot of experience. This does not mean you can't get in, but just 4% of ISB's class this year had 8+ years of experience. It is possible to compensate for these factors through strong ECA, differentiated work-ex, and a high GMAT. As the former two factors cannot be influenced in the short term, you should focus on a high GMAT score - in your case, a 700+ (of course, the higher than that the better).
- Your career goals seem to be in sync broadly.
- In sum, try and use this time to work hard on the GMAT, so you are done with it by the June-July timeframe, and have time to focus on your app.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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pradeep15793 wrote:
GyanOne wrote:
pradeep15793 wrote:
Hi gyanone
I want to know the chances of me getting accepted to B school programs in India.

Nationality - Indian
Age -26
GMAT Score - 680 (Q49,V33,IR8)
Education - 4 year Bachelors in Mechanical engineering (8.24/10) from NIT Nagpur (one of top tier institutes, after IITs in India)
Class XII - 96%
Class X - 93 %
Work Experience:
Assistant Engineering Manager at L&T Construction (one of Fortune 500 companies), in Design department (July 2014-Now)
Responsibilities:
Apart from technical work (mechanical design), I coordinate with multiple vendors and client simultaneously to ensure completion of project within schedule. I work in core business of design and construction (especially, bulk material handling plants in power plants and mines). I design basic components and provide optimized solutions. I coordinate with site and Business Unit teams till execution of project.
I want to do MBA at this juncture of my career so that I can take step towards Business execution and Strategic planning roles from my current design role. I am currently looking for 1 year program in schools in India.
Is my profile good enough for a chance in any program? If yes, then is my GMAT score sufficient or should I retake it? What options do I have regarding schools?

Posted from my mobile device


Hi Pradeep

Thanks for posting and welcome to the GyanOne thread. Here is our advice:
- Your acads and background are quite good and suitable for the ISB PGP and IIM experienced MBA programs
- A design background is a bit unconventional for a post-MBA career. You need to define your post-MBA goals and make a case carefully. We have worked with design professionals from organizations such as Fluor in the past and this is one aspect they worked on carefully to excel at MBA admissions.
- Business execution and Strategic planning is not a fully defined goal - you need to be able to scope it out a bit further. If you mean general management, then you might want to go a bit deeper in expressing your objectives.
- While a 680 GMAT is not insufficient, if you can, raise it. Although people have made it with such scores in the past, you should try to push it a bit higher, especially for IIMB and IIMA.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.


Thanks for your reply. yeah, I am planning to retake GMAT and score at least 720. Regarding post MBA goals, I am not sure / specific as of now...I want to change the field from design, and I am still trying to figure out for field which would suit me and put me in good stead considering my design background. Any advice regarding the same will be much helpful.


No problem Pradeep. A career goals discussion is always a long one, and involves multiple factors. Also, pursue the MBA to achieve your goals - not the other way round. As of now, please focus on the GMAT, and once you are done, get in touch with us directly (referencing this thread) as we will require much more information to discuss on that aspect at that point. If any other queries, or anything here still not clear, feel free to come back on this thread any time.
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