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New post 18 Feb 2019, 08:28
Gender: Male
Nationality: Georgia
Age: 27
GPA: 3 out of 4
Work Experience: 3 years in EY, 2 years in the leading producer and bottler of fine mineral waters in CIS countries
GMAT: 740 (Q50, V40, IR5)

Should I take a shot for TOP 10 US MBA schools?
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It's a bit hard to say without more information about you but based on what you shared here I think it's worth a shot. Your GPA is on the low end - the adcom will be a bit more forgiving of that if you went to a very top school (although you will still be on the low end there). Your GMAT is definitely strong. A lot will depend on the specifics of your work experience - namely, what you have accomplished & the meaningful (and quantifiable) results you have driven. They'll be looking for evidence of leadership skills as well, both at work & in your extracurriculars. And finally, your post-MBA goals will be a critical piece to your candidacy. The adcom wants to not only see the specifics of what you plan to do (i.e. the problems you plan to help solve, the opportunities you plan to help take advantage of) but also WHY this is your passion.

So like I said, based on what you shared here I think you have a shot at top 10 but the strength of your candidacy will rest on these other factors that I named here.

If you'd like to talk through it min more detail definitely reach out to Claudia at claudia@admissionado.com. She can get you set up with one of our MBA consultants, who can take a look at your resume & talk through your goals with you -- which will also help them give you a more specific assessment on the overall strength of your candidacy.
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New post 04 Mar 2019, 03:32
Hi
Can you throw some light on suitability if my application for an MBA
GENDER : Male
Nationality: Indian
BE in Mechanical Engineering
9 years of work ex by June 2019 in oil and gas sector- a mix of both operations and sales profiles
Graduation GPA 8 out of 10
Target GMAT score 730
Age 31 years

I am concerned about my candidacy due to my age and high work experience.
I must also admit that I have done very little homework for an MBA as I am not very sure if this is the right time for me to do an MBA considering my age and work experience. Your honest views will be very helpful

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New post 08 Mar 2019, 08:45
Hi Summit6683, As an Indian male engineer, unfortunately you are coming from the very toughest demographic when it comes to b-school applicants. It's also one that tends to have very high GMAT scores so while a 730 would typically be considered a strong score among Indian male engineers it's just average or even a bit on the low side (scores among people who get into top 20 schools is typically 740+). Your age will make it hard to get into full time programs, since the average years of work experience they are looking for is typically in the 3-5 range. When you have significantly more than that it presents a challenge in your candidacy. Another important factor is your career goals, since your basis for why you need the MBA rests on those.

You could consider European schools like Oxford, where the average age tends to be a bit higher - although you will still be on the high end there as well. LBS & INSEAD will be firmly in the stretch category for you but you could consider schools like Rotterdam in the Netherlands or Manchester, where you'd have a better chance of getting in. If you want to target US schools, I'd aim for schools in the 30-40 range (we typically use US New & World Report rankings)

Your goals are also an important factor in your overall candidacy as well as in school selection. The most common post-MBA goals among your demographic are product manager in a tech firm & consulting, so if you have goals that are NOT those that's all the better in terms of differentiating yourself. Something in the oil & gas industry could be an option for example since that's your background & it's a slightly less common goal.
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