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ISB possible with low GPA, 4 years work ex but jobless for 1 month?

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New post 06 Sep 2018, 01:18
Hi all,

I'm a male Mechanical Engineering degree holder from BITS Pilani with a CGPA of less than 6. I have 4 years of work experience in total which includes being a software engineer at an MNC and associate editor at a very successful media startup. However, I have been jobless since August. I am targeting a score of around 750 on GMAT, to be done by September end. Should I pursue an admit at ISB (for Round 2) and top 20 global MBA programs with this profile, or am I trying to punch way over my weight? (Class X – 83%, Class XII – 87%). Have extracurriculars in the form of representing the college in sports and cultural activities.

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New post 06 Sep 2018, 04:24
With a 750, can compensate your past scores at ISB.
For the unemployed part, if you can justify the reason behind it, how you have been using your time constructively plus why an MBA now you may have a chance.
However it will also depend on other strengths in your profile. Your can read on these here and here on career goals.
Top 20 US Schools is a very broad list and not possible to speculate based on the limited info.

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jabba wrote:
Hi all,

I'm a male Mechanical Engineering degree holder from BITS Pilani with a CGPA of less than 6. I have 4 years of work experience in total which includes being a software engineer at an MNC and associate editor at a very successful media startup. However, I have been jobless since August. I am targeting a score of around 750 on GMAT, to be done by September end. Should I pursue an admit at ISB (for Round 2) and top 20 global MBA programs with this profile, or am I trying to punch way over my weight? (Class X – 83%, Class XII – 87%). Have extracurriculars in the form of representing the college in sports and cultural activities.

Thanks

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Re: ISB possible with low GPA, 4 years work ex but jobless for 1 month?  [#permalink]

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jabba wrote:
Hi all,

I'm a male Mechanical Engineering degree holder from BITS Pilani with a CGPA of less than 6. I have 4 years of work experience in total which includes being a software engineer at an MNC and associate editor at a very successful media startup. However, I have been jobless since August. I am targeting a score of around 750 on GMAT, to be done by September end. Should I pursue an admit at ISB (for Round 2) and top 20 global MBA programs with this profile, or am I trying to punch way over my weight? (Class X – 83%, Class XII – 87%). Have extracurriculars in the form of representing the college in sports and cultural activities.

Thanks


Hi Jabba,

Here is my analysis:
1. a CGPA less than 6 will be troublesome. You must aim for a high GMAT (750) and put in the requisite hardwork
2. A month long gap is alright. It will become troublesome as it increases. If you have quit your company for a reason such as taking GMAT, then it can be a painful decision.
3. your career shift from mechanical engg >>>software eng.>>>>editor at media house will warrant some explanation.
It would be difficult to give a recommendation for b-schools without understanding your profile and knowing the reasons for point 2 &3 above.
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