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Profile Assessment | 2nd MBA | 6WE | 720

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I plan on applying to colleges for an MBA programme and was looking for some honest feedback on my chances. Could you please asses my profile and let me know of the potential strengths and weaknesses?

Basic bio:
- Nationality: Indian
- Gender: Male
- Age: 28

Academic Details (commerce/business administration):
- Grad: BBA (in Finance) - rough calculation of GPA using the WES scale 3.42
- Post Grad: PGDM (in Finance) from a top-15 school in India - rough calculation of GPA using WES scale 3.37
- GMAT: 720 (Q47 V42 IR5 AWA4)

Work experience:
- 3 years with a Big 4. I worked with the Risk Advisory Services team in India. I did process risk assessment for several organizational processes for clients across several industries. I also worked with the senior management in Business Development activities for the India operations of the team.

- 3 years (post-PGDM experience) with the Indian arm of a US-based Hedge Fund in the Financial Operations team. I work as a part of the team that serves as a nodal point for internal and external stakeholders.

- While I have managed a couple of small teams for various tasks, I dont have any significant management experience.

International experience:
- In addition to dealing with stakeholders from all over the globe on a daily bases and working as a part of a team spread across various geographies, I also worked at the US office for a period of 4 months.

Extra-Curricular Activities :
- I have been actively involved in sports at school, college and corporate level.
- During my undergrad, I was a part of the strategy club, where I participated and organized in a few management fests.
- During my postgrad, I was a part of the committee dealing with student exchange programmes.
- I have been involved with the CSR groups in both the organizations.
- Currently volunteer at a local zero-funds volunteer organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants and communities to serve the less fortunate.

Post-MBA plans:
- I plan on leveraging my risk advisory/consulting and financial operations experience in landing a strategy consulting job

Reason for (second) MBA:
- Looking for diverse global exposure, and the associated learning that comes with learning, living, working and operating in an global environment
- Need for a more case-based approach to academics to leverage my knowledge
- Greater opportunities in terms of global mobility
- Create a global network to help me achieve my medium-term and long-tern goals
- Be associated with a global college brand

Any inputs on my profile and chances will be helpful. Also, do you think I need to retake the GMAT? Will the individual sectional scores be problematic?

My current target colleges:
Judge (Cambridge)
NYU Stern
Melbourne Business School
HEC Paris
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New post 07 Apr 2019, 19:14
Thank you for all of the details you've shared here. As you may be aware, gaining admission for a 2nd MBA is, while not impossible, fairly challenging to do... your reasons listed here do make sense and I can see the rationale myself, but your profile and story will have to be so compelling that admissions decides to admit you for a second MBA (basically), over someone who does NOT have the degree at all and arguably needs it that much more... I would suggest a GMAT retake, not sure how many times you took it, but it never hurts to try again and your score is somewhat mediocre/doesn't help much considering applicants you'll be compared with, and with the caliber of school you are looking at... so if you think there is ANY chance for more points, why not try?? You should be able to make a solid case for your work experience enabling you to contribute to the program, and it's good that you have some recent volunteering experiences and have shown some involvement and commitment in the past during your degrees. Kellogg and INSEAD in particular will be quite challenging; as for the other schools, still not easy but some are more within reach, particularly the Canadian schools.... good luck and keep us posted!
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