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Profile Eval for EMBA GMAT700 Q49V38

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I am done with GMAT 700 (Q 49 V 36)…Now need help in selecting EMBA

I need your advice to decide which school I should apply and where I have a fair chance.
Profile: Indian Male , US resident
GMAT700 (Q 49 V 36)
AWA- not expecting more than 4(zero preparation)
IR -4(same as AWA)
Work Experience: 13+ years
Area of Work: IT Consulting with International exposure ( Multiple Industries Semi Conductor , oil and gas).. Various Positions
Engineering Graduate with 4.0 GPA
Post Graduate from a prestigious university in India ( 96.8 percentile in one the most competitive exams for Engineers in India)
Extra Curricular:
Created a Social network website currently in beta testing
Member of a Club devoted to education in India for under privilege

I really want to get into the top 5.. do you suggest I should retake …?

Thanks in advance for your valuable feedback.

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First, keep in mind that many top EMBA programs don’t even require the GMAT (e.g., MIT, Kellogg, and in Europe IMD).

Otherwise, your score should suffice for most EMBA programs, as those that do require it weight it less than regular MBA programs do. Also, your stellar academic record will mitigate the low IR and AWA – and the AWA isn’t a major consideration usually for adcoms. (They would pay more attention to it if they had cause to worry about your verbal/communication skills.) That said, when it comes to any standardized test, higher is always better. So if you can retake it with reasonable effort, by all means do so. But if it would require much preparation for you, I consider your current score fine, and you can probably better spend your time.

And your level and quantity of work experience looks in line with top EMBA requirements.

Overall, from the information provided, I believe you are a credible applicant to top EMBA programs. I would consider them on-pars or reasonable reaches, depending on the specific programs.

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I am Ashwin from India .
Could you help evaluate my profile based on the following details for my target schools of HBS, LBS, Wharton, Booth, Kellogg (one year) and INSEAD in the first bucket.
IE Business School, IESE France and Indian School of Business (ISB) in the second bucket.

I am an Indian male 28 years old
GMAT- 670 ( q49, v33, IR7, AWA 4.5)
MBA-Finance(2011) : 2.96/4.0 ( From top 20 B-School in India)
B.E (IT)(2008) : 62%
XII (2004) : 70%
X (2002) : 77%
CFA Level-II Cleared and Level-III Candidate.

Work Experience:
1 Yr in a family Investment Real Estate trust with a mandate to invest in long term revenue generating assets in India
2 Yrs in leading Infrastructure Finance Company with a mandate to invest through Project Finance, Mezzanine and in the Energy Sector in India
2 Yrs in a leading Conglomerate with a focus on Merger & Acquisition, New Investment feasibility and Capital Budgeting in Qatar, Middle East.

Extra curriculum activities : Mountaineering, Field Sports (Played at University Level).
Community Contribution :
Have been involved with an NGO since 2005 as an volunteer , then as secretary from 2007-2009, then as board trustee form 2009-2011. The NGO is primarily into providing skill based employment oriented trainings and family upliftment programs. I was able to convince the board to start a free clinic along with other activities. The clinic was started in 2008 with the help of volunteer doctors, currently the clinic serves more than 100 patients/day with free consultation and medication. The family upliftment programs and skill based/employment oriented trainings at the NGO has positively impacted life of more than 1000 people in India since its inception in 2003.

Major Professional Contribution :
India : Have conducted due diligence for project with a combined investment potential of USD 5Bn and successfully invested USD 450Mn in the aforesaid projects.
Qatar : In view of bleak long term feasibility, strongly recommended winding down business operations in two countries, thus reducing the consolidated annual losses by 20%.
Further, in view of a major systemic risk of a government infrastructure project on the business operations of the conglomerate, reorganized and reallocated available resources to business division based on their contribution to the net profit. Thus reducing the impact of the Government Infrastructure project on the Net profit of the conglomerate from a reduction of 35% in annual net profits to a reduction of 20% in consolidated annual net profits.

Entrepreneurial Stint :
Co-Fonded a Technology outsourcing company in 2011, the company was primarily into recovering loans from USA clients. However, the company winded down operation after an year due to low profitability and other systemic risk.

Post Second MBA Motivation :
As mentioned above my 1st MBA is from one of the top 20 B-Schools in India, which invariably differs from a Global MBA program in terms of exposure and content. However, in line with my motivation to set up an private equity fund with a focus on social entrepreneurs in India requires global exposure and networking. Hence, this second MBA, from an elite B-School, shall be instrumental in building the requisite global skill set to raise a private equity fund for social investments in India.

Do you think i am strong candidate for these schools,given the fact this is my second MBA attempt within a total of 5 years of passing out from the first one. Or can u suggest a few B-Schools where I can have better chance of making it.
Also are these school mentioned above open to admit candidates with a prior MBA. How can I improve my profile ?
Would my failed entrepreneurial journey be negative for the adcoms of the schools mentioned above ?


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