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I have to make a crucial decision about applying to B-schools for Fall 2018

My profile
GMAT - 730 (Q49, V41), IR - 6, AWA-5
Undergrad - 3.7 ( Calculated from percentage as we did not have a GPA system ).
Undergrad Major - B.Engg in Electronics and Telecommunication
10th - 90%
12th - 80%
Nationality - Indian
Gender - Male

Work Ex - 1yr,3months ( Will be 2 by June 2018 )

Based on my profile, I feel the weak link is my work experience which is much lower than the average work experience of most schools I intend to apply to.
My entire work experience has been in a small product company, where I often have to go out of designated role to get stuff done and manage my and my team's work.

I want to apply to really high ranked schools like Kellogg, Berkeley, Tepper, Georgetown, Booth. Those are the schools I sent my GMAT report to as well.

Can anybody suggest me if expecting an admit from these schools is a realistic expectation, if not which tier of schools should I aim for?
If my experience really falls short for applying for Fall 2018 semester, would Fall 2019 be a good option? Waiting for 2020 is out of questions as it really is not in-line with my future plans.
Any and all inputs on the topic would really be appreciated.

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Hi, and thanks for writing. What are your post-MBA goals, and in what field do you work in now? I would say that with 2 years of experience it would be tough to enter these programs - bschools want to make sure that you have enough professional experience and insights to contribute to the community. Waiting another year, or even two, would be beneficial, especially if you're able to show progress in your career at that time (an increase in responsibilities or promotion). Hope that helps - do let me know of any other questions!

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I have to make a crucial decision about applying to B-schools for Fall 2018

My profile
GMAT - 730 (Q49, V41), IR - 6, AWA-5
Undergrad - 3.7 ( Calculated from percentage as we did not have a GPA system ).
Undergrad Major - B.Engg in Electronics and Telecommunication
10th - 90%
12th - 80%
Nationality - Indian
Gender - Male

Work Ex - 1yr,3months ( Will be 2 by June 2018 )

Based on my profile, I feel the weak link is my work experience which is much lower than the average work experience of most schools I intend to apply to.
My entire work experience has been in a small product company, where I often have to go out of designated role to get stuff done and manage my and my team's work.

I want to apply to really high ranked schools like Kellogg, Berkeley, Tepper, Georgetown, Booth. Those are the schools I sent my GMAT report to as well.

Can anybody suggest me if expecting an admit from these schools is a realistic expectation, if not which tier of schools should I aim for?
If my experience really falls short for applying for Fall 2018 semester, would Fall 2019 be a good option? Waiting for 2020 is out of questions as it really is not in-line with my future plans.
Any and all inputs on the topic would really be appreciated.

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My post-MBA goals are to manage my family business ( technical ) in the long term. In the short term I plan to work with a start-up or a small business to really understand the way they function. Currently I work in the telecomm field, a technical role for a product company along with some leadership role.
I understand that the schools I listed are really tough to get into. Can you give me a rough idea of which tier of schools should I be looking at if I do plan on applying for Fall 2018?

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I suggest looking mainly outside the Top 20 (though Tepper and Georgetown could be doable if you make a strong case for why NOW is the right time for an MBA from these programs). Also, be aware that it can be tough to join a startup or small company post-MBA, as they sometimes weigh experience more than the degree, so you might reflect on a couple of alternative paths that will prepare you to lead the family business one day. Best of luck and let me know of any other questions! :)


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My post-MBA goals are to manage my family business ( technical ) in the long term. In the short term I plan to work with a start-up or a small business to really understand the way they function. Currently I work in the telecomm field, a technical role for a product company along with some leadership role.
I understand that the schools I listed are really tough to get into. Can you give me a rough idea of which tier of schools should I be looking at if I do plan on applying for Fall 2018?

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Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
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