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Schools: Stanford...Wait, I will come!!!
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Program: MBA(FT), Management in Information System(Not Must!)
GMAT: 720 (Q 51, V 36, AWA 5)
GPA: 3.46, Institute Silver Medal, IIT Roorkee(Premier College in India)
Work experience(WE): 4 months in Architectural Firm, 18 months in top MNC in India, 27 Months in a R&D center of Start up.
Nationality: Indian
Age: 30 at matriculation
Gender: M
Extra-curriculars/community: Athletics Secretary, IIT Roorkee, Represented college in various national level competition, Various prizes in National Festivals, Participated in National Cadet Corps, Organized various treks to Himalayas, Won many medals in number of sports like paragliding, white water rafting, Rowing etc. Founded 3 start-ups but the first 2 failed miserably. Last one, still going. Institute Merit Scholarship and other scholarships.

I am targetting the following colleges,
1) ISB, India
2) Stanford
3) Kellogg School of Management
4) Chicago,Booth School of Business
5) Oxford, University Said Business School
6) Carnegie Mellon

Please also suggest university which would be more helpful in continuing in Information system. I would like to work for the time being i repay my loan. My dream is to be an entrepreneur. Any guidance would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in Advance,
lgon.

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New post 20 Sep 2009, 15:30
Igon,

Your negatives--age, 'male Indian IT' profile, lack of recent community leadership--suggest that Stanford, Kellogg, and Chicago are not realistic schools for you. Your entrepreneurial experiences suggest that your leadership profile is decent, but your apparent lack of leadership in your day job and recent extracurriculars weaken your leadership profile. If you want to apply to Kellogg or Chicago as longshots, fire away, but Stanford is not viable. Your should be competitive at ISB, Oxford, and CMU. Other schools to consider given your IT management goals are: Texas (Austin), Maryland, Indiana, Duke, U. of Washington, UC Irvine, maybe UCLA as a semi-longshot.

Hope this helps,

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I'd encourage you to apply to UCLA Anderson. They recently strated a program (I forget the name) that focuses on attracting folks with tech background. Look into it.

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New post 21 Sep 2009, 23:35
orsang8 wrote:
I'd encourage you to apply to UCLA Anderson. They recently strated a program (I forget the name) that focuses on attracting folks with tech background. Look into it.

Thanks a lot for your guidance..
For definite, i would like to go full GO for UCLA...

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Igon,

Your negatives--age, 'male Indian IT' profile, lack of recent community leadership--suggest that Stanford, Kellogg, and Chicago are not realistic schools for you. Your entrepreneurial experiences suggest that your leadership profile is decent, but your apparent lack of leadership in your day job and recent extracurriculars weaken your leadership profile. If you want to apply to Kellogg or Chicago as longshots, fire away, but Stanford is not viable. Your should be competitive at ISB, Oxford, and CMU. Other schools to consider given your IT management goals are: Texas (Austin), Maryland, Indiana, Duke, U. of Washington, UC Irvine, maybe UCLA as a semi-longshot.

Hope this helps,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. As per your suggestion, I have short-listed the colleges.
I don't know, but my friends, who have not as good profile as mine, have been admitted to good colleges, And thats why, I was thinking way too high. Please tell me your feed back for the following list:

Aspirational:
Duke (Fuqua)
Cornell, (Johnsan business school)

Practical
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper as well as Heinz business school)
ISB (already applied!)
UCLA (Anderson)

Safe
Nanyang, singapore
NUS, Singapore
RSM, Erasmus, Netherlands.

As, time is a constraint for me, so, I would not mind investing money in one or two more application. Please tell me if I stand a healthy chance at Yale. And, what other one Practical school, can I opt for?
And, is the category, i have listed myself(based on my profile) ... is correct?

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Igon,

Your revised short-list is more doable, yes. I would not describe your chances at Yale as "healthy," no. Yale would be a long shot for you IMO (i.e., less doable then your Aspirational schools). Of your remaining two Practical schools, your odds are much higher at CMU then UCLA IMO.

Good luck to you,

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