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Could anyone recommend good MBA consultants in India who can help for admissions to B-Schools?
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Could anyone recommend good MBA consultants in India who can help for admissions to B-Schools?


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I would be happy to schedule a phone discussion with you to tell you about my team and the admissions help we provide. You can email me at contact@mbadecoder.com

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Hi,

I am due to give my GMAT by end of July. Currently on break from work. I have two questipons

1. What score should I target for the B-schools mentioned below. I am currently at 660 ?
2. Will I be able to push the applications in time ? I am targeting 2019 intake for the following Bschools

1- ISB- Hyderabad
2. IIM B- EPGP
3. Ivey Business School - Canada
4. Melbourne Business School - Australia
5. Queen's Smith School of Business- Canada

I want to pursue my 2nd MBA (1 yr only) to break into strategy roles. 2nd MBA to specialise in Finance & Strategy.

My Brief Profile-

35 Year Old Male.

I am a Business Consulting specialist with a combined 9 years of multi-industry & multi-disciplinary experience, across Manufacturing, Marketing, Management consulting and Business Research. Experienced in working with various Public & Private-sector companies, NBFCs, Investment banks, private equity firms and diversified family business groups, both in India and abroad. Worked closely with many senior stakeholders from Fortune 500 companies and Indian MSMEs, catering to their various strategic business needs.

My education includes a Mechanical Engineering degree followed by a Master’s degree in business management. With a strong background in engineering and business management I have over the years developed extensive knowledge of market and technology across industries such as Metals & Minerals, Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Construction, Textile, Food and Media, among others.

I have average Academics-

10th - 63%
12th- 55%
Engg..- 58%
MBA (ICFAI) - 7.24 GPA

Past Experience:
1. Senior Consultant – Business Research & Advisory Gurugram, IN | Apr ‘17 – Jun-2018
A global research, analytics and advisory firm empowering decision makers from financial institutions to make better business decisions


2. [b]Sr. Consultant – Corporate Advisory, Management Consultancy New Delhi, IN| Mar ‘11 – Apr ‘17 . THIS IS WHERE I HAVE SPENT MOST OF MY CAREER


3. Marketing Executive Bangalore, IN| Jul ‘08 – Feb ‘09
CMG are 5 businesses committed to developing creativity by looking for innovative ways to approach business & education


4. Mechanical Engineer Odisha, IN| Jul ‘07 – Jun ‘08
A prominent player in the Indian stainless steel industry and the longest value chain house in the country


Notable Achievements:

1- Management Consulting- Secured double promotion in a span of 2 years & received a Letter of Commendation from the MD for delivering outstanding performance

2- Management Consulting- Received appreciation letter from a global client for spearheading their Vendor-shortlisting activity in India.

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Hi,

I am due to give my GMAT by end of July. Currently on break from work. I have two questipons

1. What score should I target for the B-schools mentioned below. I am currently at 660 ?
2. Will I be able to push the applications in time ? I am targeting 2019 intake for the following Bschools

1- ISB- Hyderabad
2. IIM B- EPGP
3. Ivey Business School - Canada
4. Melbourne Business School - Australia
5. Queen's Smith School of Business- Canada

I want to pursue my 2nd MBA (1 yr only) to break into strategy roles. 2nd MBA to specialise in Finance & Strategy.

My Brief Profile-

35 Year Old Male.

I am a Business Consulting specialist with a combined 9 years of multi-industry & multi-disciplinary experience, across Manufacturing, Marketing, Management consulting and Business Research. Experienced in working with various Public & Private-sector companies, NBFCs, Investment banks, private equity firms and diversified family business groups, both in India and abroad. Worked closely with many senior stakeholders from Fortune 500 companies and Indian MSMEs, catering to their various strategic business needs.

My education includes a Mechanical Engineering degree followed by a Master’s degree in business management. With a strong background in engineering and business management I have over the years developed extensive knowledge of market and technology across industries such as Metals & Minerals, Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Construction, Textile, Food and Media, among others.

I have average Academics-

10th - 63%
12th- 55%
Engg..- 58%
MBA (ICFAI) - 7.24 GPA

Past Experience:
1. Senior Consultant – Business Research & Advisory Gurugram, IN | Apr ‘17 – Jun-2018
A global research, analytics and advisory firm empowering decision makers from financial institutions to make better business decisions


2. [b]Sr. Consultant – Corporate Advisory, Management Consultancy New Delhi, IN| Mar ‘11 – Apr ‘17 . THIS IS WHERE I HAVE SPENT MOST OF MY CAREER


3. Marketing Executive Bangalore, IN| Jul ‘08 – Feb ‘09
CMG are 5 businesses committed to developing creativity by looking for innovative ways to approach business & education


4. Mechanical Engineer Odisha, IN| Jul ‘07 – Jun ‘08
A prominent player in the Indian stainless steel industry and the longest value chain house in the country


Notable Achievements:

1- Management Consulting- Secured double promotion in a span of 2 years & received a Letter of Commendation from the MD for delivering outstanding performance

2- Management Consulting- Received appreciation letter from a global client for spearheading their Vendor-shortlisting activity in India.

Regards,
Ritesh


Hi Ritesh,

GMAT prep and application writing will take discipline. If you follow a strict schedule, you can apply and retake GMAT. You are at a break from work (hopefully not quit), which will give you ample time to work upon both these simultaneously. When on break, people tend to prioritsie other tasks over applications. DONT do that.
I will ask you to add IIMA (better score will help) and some European schools maybe (seems like you are targeting Canada and Australia due to their PR) to the mix, European programs are open to senior applicants and if you have to apply with a GMAT of 660, they will be more willing to accept it.
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Hello @riteshpatnai

I would recommend a 700+ at least for the listed schools.
Though your work ex looks strong and you should have enough stories to tell your achievements and business impact, you should also showcase a compelling need for a second MBA.
Remember that these schools are going to evaluate your profile on admission factors mentioned here.
You will need a spike in at least 3 out of 4- Academics + Work Ex + Diversity + Career Goals.
Now your work ex looks good, but other three are missing (Diversity & Career Goals) or average (Academics)
Diversity can be improved upon by strong extracurricular activities.
Acads can be compensated by a high GMAT score. Indians in general are expected to score high on the GMAT.
And as mentioned you will need to come up with a compelling reason to pursue a second MBA. Your could supplement your research by reading this.
Needless to say you will need to combine these 4 well in your written application to get an admission.
Coming to timelines- a good application takes between 4-8 weeks (depending on your schedule). Most R1 deadlines are mid to end Sept (IIMB is 31 Aug). So though you have time, you don't have the luxury of time. So do not sacrifice quality of application for speed.
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riteshpatnaik wrote:
Hi,

I am due to give my GMAT by end of July. Currently on break from work. I have two questipons

1. What score should I target for the B-schools mentioned below. I am currently at 660 ?
2. Will I be able to push the applications in time ? I am targeting 2019 intake for the following Bschools

1- ISB- Hyderabad
2. IIM B- EPGP
3. Ivey Business School - Canada
4. Melbourne Business School - Australia
5. Queen's Smith School of Business- Canada

I want to pursue my 2nd MBA (1 yr only) to break into strategy roles. 2nd MBA to specialise in Finance & Strategy.

My Brief Profile-

35 Year Old Male.

I am a Business Consulting specialist with a combined 9 years of multi-industry & multi-disciplinary experience, across Manufacturing, Marketing, Management consulting and Business Research. Experienced in working with various Public & Private-sector companies, NBFCs, Investment banks, private equity firms and diversified family business groups, both in India and abroad. Worked closely with many senior stakeholders from Fortune 500 companies and Indian MSMEs, catering to their various strategic business needs.

My education includes a Mechanical Engineering degree followed by a Master’s degree in business management. With a strong background in engineering and business management I have over the years developed extensive knowledge of market and technology across industries such as Metals & Minerals, Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Construction, Textile, Food and Media, among others.

I have average Academics-

10th - 63%
12th- 55%
Engg..- 58%
MBA (ICFAI) - 7.24 GPA

Past Experience:
1. Senior Consultant – Business Research & Advisory Gurugram, IN | Apr ‘17 – Jun-2018
A global research, analytics and advisory firm empowering decision makers from financial institutions to make better business decisions


2. [b]Sr. Consultant – Corporate Advisory, Management Consultancy New Delhi, IN| Mar ‘11 – Apr ‘17 . THIS IS WHERE I HAVE SPENT MOST OF MY CAREER


3. Marketing Executive Bangalore, IN| Jul ‘08 – Feb ‘09
CMG are 5 businesses committed to developing creativity by looking for innovative ways to approach business & education


4. Mechanical Engineer Odisha, IN| Jul ‘07 – Jun ‘08
A prominent player in the Indian stainless steel industry and the longest value chain house in the country


Notable Achievements:

1- Management Consulting- Secured double promotion in a span of 2 years & received a Letter of Commendation from the MD for delivering outstanding performance

2- Management Consulting- Received appreciation letter from a global client for spearheading their Vendor-shortlisting activity in India.

Regards,
Ritesh

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Hi Varun,

Thanks for the candid feedback.

Apart from work I do photography. Have been doing it since 2013.. had an opportunity to display one of my clicks at an exhibition in Kolkata and sold it for charity. I am a wildlife enthusiast and travel to tiger parks in India, twice every year for photography opportunities.

The main reason I want to do a 2nd MBA , especially 1 yr ones, is to break into Strategy roles.

My first MBA was into Marketing and as a Management Consultant I did most work related to Market- demand estimation, market forecast and stuff and being an engineer I also did technical work related to technology assessment etc.. Here my work was related to making reports for various institutions and businesses to secure loans for their businesses. So never went into the strategy part where these report recommendations are actually realised or attempted at to be realised at a later part.

Due to an unfortunate incident I had to quit my Management Consulting job and take up a desk based job till date. I wanted to give my GMAT in 2016 Nov but my wife met with an accident and she needed my help for almost a year, so had to put everything on hold.

So the 2nd MBA is purely to break into the Finance + Strategy aspects.

Right now I have decided to take a long break from work. So will get this score part first sorted out by July end and then August first week start on applications.

Also, my engineering I completed in 6 yrs instead of 4yr. My father's businesses went bust and had very difficult initial years so had to drop out twice to help my father.

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Please see my replies in-line in Blue
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riteshpatnaik wrote:
Hi Varun,

Thanks for the candid feedback.

Apart from work I do photography. Have been doing it since 2013.. had an opportunity to display one of my clicks at an exhibition in Kolkata and sold it for charity. I am a wildlife enthusiast and travel to tiger parks in India, twice every year for photography opportunities.
This can be interesting. A good extracurricular is where you have a long term/serious involvement and it has had a positive impact on your life or the life of others. While it takes care of the first part definitely, how and what you tell the story can potentially make it a differentiator

The main reason I want to do a 2nd MBA , especially 1 yr ones, is to break into Strategy roles.Generally speaking moving into consulting post 9 years is tricky from the likes of EPGP. However, with your background you might stand a chance. But I would recommend you to research the on-ground reality for all your schools by speaking to alumni as well. If goals are not realistic or fit for a school it will be a major red flag on your application

My first MBA was into Marketing and as a Management Consultant I did most work related to Market- demand estimation, market forecast and stuff and being an engineer I also did technical work related to technology assessment etc.. Here my work was related to making reports for various institutions and businesses to secure loans for their businesses. So never went into the strategy part where these report recommendations are actually realised or attempted at to be realised at a later part.

Due to an unfortunate incident I had to quit my Management Consulting job and take up a desk based job till date. I wanted to give my GMAT in 2016 Nov but my wife met with an accident and she needed my help for almost a year, so had to put everything on hold.On a personal level I completely understand. However this will add a complication to the overall application. How you choose to explain it in the essays will be key. If not explained/written well (since you have limited words and would want to spend those precious words on other meaningful stuff too), then you will be on the assumptions and mercy of the admissions committee.

So the 2nd MBA is purely to break into the Finance + Strategy aspects.

Right now I have decided to take a long break from work. So will get this score part first sorted out by July end and then August first week start on applications.Break will definitely impact your applications. And with less time devoted to the applications make sure you are not sacrificing quality. Aug to Sep is just 3-4 weeks for IIMB, 5-6 weeks for ISB. That is tight, but doable considering you are on a break (which itself will need a lot of story building around)

Also, my engineering I completed in 6 yrs instead of 4yr. My father's businesses went bust and had very difficult initial years so had to drop out twice to help my father.
That further complicates the whole situation. Personal stories can be used to your advantage as well- showcasing how you bounced back from failures/tough times. You will be making full use of the optional essay- wherever available. None of these things will 100% break your chance but surely put you at some disadvantage, requiring you to put more effort in your applications. As I mentioned earlier you will need a spike in Acads (none) + Career Goals (non sure) + Diversity (maybe - due to photography) and Work Ex (maybe- in your stories, but the break will hamper). Finding a spike is tough (not impossible) from the points. Fleshing out hidden details and going through a compelte discovery phase could bring out much stronger points no doubt. And if you manage a GMAT of 730+, it will definitely take you a step ahead.
All the best.


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Ritesh

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Thanks Varun for the detailed reply.

So since June 1st I have been studying for GMAT and few certifications (Coursera + Edx - Strategy Planning, Operations Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Customer Analytics & Accounts & Financial Analysis), My last job wasn't satisfying, as it was a desk based job and I was missing all the face to face interactions with various people during my work, hence I quit.

I am am also due to give my PMP exam by end of August.

I know, you are thinking I am allover... so my backup was if I don't get into a good MBA program (The ones I have listed), then I will get back to consulting or corporate role later. But, wanted to upskill as well.

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riteshpatnaik wrote:
Hi Varun,

Thanks for the candid feedback.

Apart from work I do photography. Have been doing it since 2013.. had an opportunity to display one of my clicks at an exhibition in Kolkata and sold it for charity. I am a wildlife enthusiast and travel to tiger parks in India, twice every year for photography opportunities.
This can be interesting. A good extracurricular is where you have a long term/serious involvement and it has had a positive impact on your life or the life of others. While it takes care of the first part definitely, how and what you tell the story can potentially make it a differentiator

The main reason I want to do a 2nd MBA , especially 1 yr ones, is to break into Strategy roles.Generally speaking moving into consulting post 9 years is tricky from the likes of EPGP. However, with your background you might stand a chance. But I would recommend you to research the on-ground reality for all your schools by speaking to alumni as well. If goals are not realistic or fit for a school it will be a major red flag on your application

My first MBA was into Marketing and as a Management Consultant I did most work related to Market- demand estimation, market forecast and stuff and being an engineer I also did technical work related to technology assessment etc.. Here my work was related to making reports for various institutions and businesses to secure loans for their businesses. So never went into the strategy part where these report recommendations are actually realised or attempted at to be realised at a later part.

Due to an unfortunate incident I had to quit my Management Consulting job and take up a desk based job till date. I wanted to give my GMAT in 2016 Nov but my wife met with an accident and she needed my help for almost a year, so had to put everything on hold.On a personal level I completely understand. However this will add a complication to the overall application. How you choose to explain it in the essays will be key. If not explained/written well (since you have limited words and would want to spend those precious words on other meaningful stuff too), then you will be on the assumptions and mercy of the admissions committee.

So the 2nd MBA is purely to break into the Finance + Strategy aspects.

Right now I have decided to take a long break from work. So will get this score part first sorted out by July end and then August first week start on applications.Break will definitely impact your applications. And with less time devoted to the applications make sure you are not sacrificing quality. Aug to Sep is just 3-4 weeks for IIMB, 5-6 weeks for ISB. That is tight, but doable considering you are on a break (which itself will need a lot of story building around)

Also, my engineering I completed in 6 yrs instead of 4yr. My father's businesses went bust and had very difficult initial years so had to drop out twice to help my father.
That further complicates the whole situation. Personal stories can be used to your advantage as well- showcasing how you bounced back from failures/tough times. You will be making full use of the optional essay- wherever available. None of these things will 100% break your chance but surely put you at some disadvantage, requiring you to put more effort in your applications. As I mentioned earlier you will need a spike in Acads (none) + Career Goals (non sure) + Diversity (maybe - due to photography) and Work Ex (maybe- in your stories, but the break will hamper). Finding a spike is tough (not impossible) from the points. Fleshing out hidden details and going through a compelte discovery phase could bring out much stronger points no doubt. And if you manage a GMAT of 730+, it will definitely take you a step ahead.
All the best.


Regards,
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