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Need advice have a score of 700 and a experience of 11 Years

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I have a score of 700 and 11 years experience in IT industry.Have been advised by many that my experience would work to my disadvantage.Would need guidance from the experts on this forum if I do really stand a chance.The colleges that I am looking at are

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Hello abhi1484

Though your work ex in number of years is slightly on the higher side it will not be a disadvantage if you can showcase great career progression and achievements in these 11 years.
You will of course need to show more maturity than an average applicant.
Remember the years is ultimatley just one part of the application and you will need to be strong on all of the admission factors mentioned here.
My concern is that of the primary 4 factors - Acads (good bu not stellar GMAT- below the school's average) and Diversity (due to Indian IT Male tag)- these 2 factors are looking a bit weak.
If you can compensate these by showcasing quality in your 11 years of work ex, realistic career goals that absolutely fit your profile and the school and can also highlight your diversity factors (through extracurricular) then you may stand a fighting chance.
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I have a score of 700 and 11 years experience in IT industry.Have been advised by many that my experience would work to my disadvantage.Would need guidance from the experts on this forum if I do really stand a chance.The colleges that I am looking at are

ISB
IIM'S

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I have a score of 700 and 11 years experience in IT industry.Have been advised by many that my experience would work to my disadvantage.Would need guidance from the experts on this forum if I do really stand a chance.The colleges that I am looking at are

ISB
IIM'S

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Hi Abhi,

With your professional achievements and career progress being stellar, the GMAT score will be considered okay. No extra points for it, but its not bad either.

For a guy with your level of work experience, professional factors take center stage. How competitive is your work experience? What impact have you made on your organization(s)? how have you met project milestones? What about your leadership skills? Why do you want an MBA NOW? what career goals have you envisioned for yourself? why do they require an MBA?

These are the important questions to answer. And your chances for an interview invite are as good as anyone's so long as you present a clear and coherent story to answer these questions.

Regarding the IIMs, apply to IIMA, C and L. Apply to ISB, although the b-school has been toning down its senior candidates' numbers over the past two years. But you will know only when you try.
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I have a score of 700 and 11 years experience in IT industry.Have been advised by many that my experience would work to my disadvantage.Would need guidance from the experts on this forum if I do really stand a chance.The colleges that I am looking at are

ISB
IIM'S

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Hello abhi1484,

To be honest, yes, your experience is on the higher side and schools such as ISB have started preferring candidates with slightly lower work experience. Does that mean you don't stand a chance or you should not try, definitely not! :-) You must apply!

While you hail from an overrepresented pool of IT applicants, with a GMAT score that is not bad but not stellar either, we are confident you will be able to showcase a steep career progression with achievements and learnings and this is what a business school will value more than anything else. Of course, school evaluate profiles holistically so the presence of extra-curricular involvements will hold weightage as well. However, since you have not shared details, we cannot really comment on that front for now.

The essays and the projection of your career goals are what hold maximum importance for you right now. Ensure that the goals you put forth are in sync with your existing profile; explain your need for an MBA at this point in your career and how the same will be a step forward towards your goals. If you are able to do this in a convincing manner, you will have a good chance of receiving an interview call :-)

Should you feel the need for a detailed discussion, please do reach out.

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I have a score of 700 and 11 years experience in IT industry.Have been advised by many that my experience would work to my disadvantage.Would need guidance from the experts on this forum if I do really stand a chance.The colleges that I am looking at are

ISB
IIM'S

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Hi Abhi1484

11 years is actually at the higher end of the curve, and yes, you will certainly be in a minority when applying to the schools you have listed. However, not all schools are the same. IIMA, for instance, regularly accepts people with even 15 years of experience into the PGPX program. Similarly, while the IIMB EPGP has an average of 7.1 years for experience, the highest is 12.2. At ISB, there are a few people with 11+ years of experience too.

As your GMAT is fine for your level of experience, you should focus on building a case for an MBA at this stage of your career, and how you would fit with these schools. You could also emphasize how your higher work experience could actually be an asset for the class.

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