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Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

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Concentration: Strategy, Finance
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New post 25 Aug 2017, 10:14
Hello,

Can you please have a quick look and let me know what chances do I have

Planning to do my MBA in 2019

- Male, Indian, 25 yo
- Undergraduate from Mumbai University (B.com)
- I got a 80% (Not sure what the GPA would be, but I guess it should be 3+ out of 4) - It might be a bit low. I was doing my CA & CFA along with my undergrad.
- CFA Charterholder (U.S.A)
- Chartered Accountant (I.C.A.I, India)
- Diploma in IFRS (A.C.C.A)
- GMAT: 700

Work Experience:

- Audit Assistant (Internship) for Financial Sector Industries like Banks, AMCs & Mutual Funds
* 3 years ( 2011 - 2014 )
* From BDO International

- Product Control Analyst for Fixed Income Structured Products
* 2 Years 8 Months (2014 - 2017)
* Got promoted to Associate
* From Morgan Stanley
* Global Exposure (Speaking daily with Counterparts & Traders from Hong Kong, EMEA & Tokyo)

- 2nd Year Analyst in Structural Interest Rate & Mortgage Risk Management (Treasury)
* 3 months so far (current employment)
* From JP Morgan

Extracurriculars:
* 1 year working at a NGO focused on children education

Post MBA objective:
* Investment Banking
* Management Consulting

Business Schools
* Chicago Booth
* Ross
* Tuck
* Duke
* UVA Darden

Can you please advice me if I should aim lower? and just tell me how i fair for each of the above schools
Also, will my CFA & CA be taken into consideration by Universities ? As doing those 2 courses at the same time with my Undergrad is what costed me my GPA

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

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Kudos [?]: 1002 [0], given: 49

Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
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New post 31 Aug 2017, 01:51
IshpalSingh wrote:
Hello,

Can you please have a quick look and let me know what chances do I have

Planning to do my MBA in 2019

- Male, Indian, 25 yo
- Undergraduate from Mumbai University (B.com)
- I got a 80% (Not sure what the GPA would be, but I guess it should be 3+ out of 4) - It might be a bit low. I was doing my CA & CFA along with my undergrad.
- CFA Charterholder (U.S.A)
- Chartered Accountant (I.C.A.I, India)
- Diploma in IFRS (A.C.C.A)
- GMAT: 700

Work Experience:

- Audit Assistant (Internship) for Financial Sector Industries like Banks, AMCs & Mutual Funds
* 3 years ( 2011 - 2014 )
* From BDO International

- Product Control Analyst for Fixed Income Structured Products
* 2 Years 8 Months (2014 - 2017)
* Got promoted to Associate
* From Morgan Stanley
* Global Exposure (Speaking daily with Counterparts & Traders from Hong Kong, EMEA & Tokyo)

- 2nd Year Analyst in Structural Interest Rate & Mortgage Risk Management (Treasury)
* 3 months so far (current employment)
* From JP Morgan

Extracurriculars:
* 1 year working at a NGO focused on children education

Post MBA objective:
* Investment Banking
* Management Consulting

Business Schools
* Chicago Booth
* Ross
* Tuck
* Duke
* UVA Darden

Can you please advice me if I should aim lower? and just tell me how i fair for each of the above schools
Also, will my CFA & CA be taken into consideration by Universities ? As doing those 2 courses at the same time with my Undergrad is what costed me my GPA


Hey dude,
Great to hear from you!
So you have three very good employers on your resume which will definitely help you stand out. Yet, at the same time there is something a bit "Standard" about your job. What that means is that it will be all the more important for you to find ways to stand out, one way or another with your profile, be it with your volunteer work or personal background or whatever.

As things stand though, your school list is far too challenging for you.

First and foremost your GMAT is 20 UNDER the average for Top 10 schools, whereas if you want a realistic chance it needs to be 20 points ABOVE the average!
I will refer you to two articles which should help give you some practical insight on what this means and why:
http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for- ... n=mba_blog
http://admissionado.com/mba/to-retake-o ... n=mba_blog


Secondly, you are also a non-IIT grad and your EC and volunteer work are not particularly strong.


Soooooo ultimately I think this means you have two real choices:
1. Retake the GMAT and plan for an application either R2 or next year
2. Adjust your school list.

And maybe a combination of both would be wisest.

Other than that feel free to drop us a line for a full-on free consultation: http://admissionado.com/free-consultati ... n=mba_blog

Best,
JF
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Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado

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