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I have completed my B.Tech in Computer Science in May 2008. After completion I worked in software industry for 3 months. With MBA in consideration I changed my working domain. Presently I am working as trainee in Business Department (BD) of a reputed organization. BD is the core strategy department of the organization. By August 2009 I would be having 14 months of time work-ex. Beside it I have 6 months of part time work ex in field of software support for a small organization (during last 6 months of my university stay). I want to pursue MBA course in fall ’09 but the problem is most of the Business Schools require 2 years of minimum work ex which I don’t have. Also as most of the deadlines for application for international student are in December/January and by that time I would be having work-ex of only 6-7 months and would be able to show only one career progress i.e. from trainee to executive. As for my academics is concern, I have got 67% marks. Grading is average in all subjects, but I have A+ (A+ is the highest grade in my university) in one year project work (in team of 4). Then as for leadership and management is concerned, I was co-founder of my university Linux Group and also implemented and managed a experimental college project “Online Radio Service” in a team of three which aired for a month. I would be giving my GMAT exam in December and hope to score 700 or more (with better score in quantitative than in verbal). I can provide very good LORs. One from Vice President of BD department of my organization and other from my Project instructor at university, as they are happy with my performance. Also if LOR are accompanied with good SOP and essays.
Some of Business schools in which I am interested in are:
NYU (Stern)
• UCLA (Anderson)
• University of Chicago
• Yale University
• Columbia University
• Cornell University (Johnson)
• Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
• UC Berkeley (Haas)
• Dartmouth (Tuck)
• UNC - Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
• Thunderbird
• University of Michigan (Ross)
• Duke University (Fuqua)
• Georgetown University (McDonough)
• University of Virginia (Darden)

I will be very thankful if you can guide me what I should do and what are my chances of getting into a good business school for MBA finance
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Priyesh,

Based on the profile you gave me and assuming you get a 700+ GMAT, develop some post-university extracurricular leadership, and wait until you have 2 years of work experience (which I would recommend), then I think you have a solid or decent chance at the following schools:

-Tepper
-UNC
-Georgetown

You should have no trouble getting into Thunderbird.

The following schools would be longshots:

-NYU (Stern)
-UCLA (Anderson)
-Yale
-Cornell
-Darden

Chicago, Columbia, Haas, Michigan, and Tuck would be even bigger longshots, so I would advise you to focus most of your long-shot applications on the above 5 schools.

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hi,
thanks for such a detailed reply :) and sorry for delaying my thanks so much.
thanks again :)

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