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Profile Evaluation | 2nd MBA

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GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
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New post 17 Aug 2018, 12:51
Hi there,
I trust you are doing well. Oh yes, I want to study business again, but from a well renowned school this time.
I am Suryansh, 29, Indian, male, residing in United Arab Emirates. I need your guidance on the following
1. The choice of schools
2. Way forward

So, here are some details which may be useful for review:
Academic:
1. UG: B.Tech, Civil - National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India (GPA: 8.42/10)
2. PG: MBA, Logistics and Supply Chain Management - S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai-Sydney-Singapore, UAE-Australia-Singapore (GPA: 3.54/4, Dean's List)

Competitions:
1. Several (1st and 2nd position) awards in paper presentation, case studies at National Level technical competitions during my undergraduate studies

Professional:
Experience - 8 years (by September 2019)
Industry - Power (2 years), Technology Consulting (1.5 years), Management Consulting (3.5 years), Banking & Financial Services (1 year)
Current Designation: Project Manager (one of the largest bank in the UAE)
Portfolio managed till date: >USD 400m
Countries worked: India, Japan, Philippines, UAE, Kuwait, Oman

Recommendations: from CIOs and COOs of top banks in the Middle-East

Certifications:
1. Project Management Professional (Certified by PMI)
2. Six Sigma Green Belt

GMAT Score: 700 (Q-50, V-34, IR-6, AWA-5)

Schools preferred:
1. London Business School
2. INSEAD Fontainebleau or Singapore
3. Said Business School (Oxford)
4. Judge Business School (Cambridge)

Alternatively,
5. Harvard Business School
6. Stanford Graduate School of Business
7. The Wharton School
8. MIT Sloan School of Management

An advise on the choice and way forward will be much appreciated.
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INSEAD: MBA 11D
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New post Updated on: 17 Aug 2018, 15:17
Hi suryanshg,

thank you for sharing your profile.

Given your extensive international experience, your list of preferred schools is good. You might want to include HEC Paris as well.

Your GMAT score won't help you stand out much from the Indian applicant pool, especially for INSEAD and LBS. So, if possible I would recommend a retake and score +730.

As you may know, a key element in your application is to justify why you need a second MBA. Without a proper justification, it might be difficult to get the schools to consider your application.

You have not mentioned your career goals in your post. On your application, you will need to clearly articulate your career goals and need for a (second) MBA.

I hope this helps.

For a more detailed discussion, feel free to PM me or email me directly at alex@arleeconsulting.com.

Thank you, and good luck!
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New post 17 Aug 2018, 15:14
Hi suryanshg,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. To respond to your inquiry directly: considering your demographic, you should consider retaking the GMAT (as mentioned in the previous post) precisely because of the competitiveness of your target b-schools. Your "way forward" should be looking at your profile wholistically. You want to identify any weaknesses in your profile (can you do anything to address them?) as well as determine what sets you apart from other candidates in your demographic. What you want to pay attention to is (i) your professional goals, (ii) why do you require a second MBA (what was missing from the previous MBA that is impeding you from achieving your goals), and (iii) why are you targetting these insitution's specifically (aside from ranking)?

It seems that you have held positions in a variety of different industries (a bit unclear in your post). If that is the case, you might need to address that in your applications.

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Good luck!

suryanshg wrote:
Hi there,
I trust you are doing well. Oh yes, I want to study business again, but from a well renowned school this time.
I am Suryansh, 29, Indian, male, residing in United Arab Emirates. I need your guidance on the following
1. The choice of schools
2. Way forward

So, here are some details which may be useful for review:
Academic:
1. UG: B.Tech, Civil - National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India (GPA: 8.42/10)
2. PG: MBA, Logistics and Supply Chain Management - S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai-Sydney-Singapore, UAE-Australia-Singapore (GPA: 3.54/4, Dean's List)

Competitions:
1. Several (1st and 2nd position) awards in paper presentation, case studies at National Level technical competitions during my undergraduate studies

Professional:
Experience - 8 years (by September 2019)
Industry - Power (2 years), Technology Consulting (1.5 years), Management Consulting (3.5 years), Banking & Financial Services (1 year)
Current Designation: Project Manager (one of the largest bank in the UAE)
Portfolio managed till date: >USD 400m
Countries worked: India, Japan, Philippines, UAE, Kuwait, Oman

Recommendations: from CIOs and COOs of top banks in the Middle-East

Certifications:
1. Project Management Professional (Certified by PMI)
2. Six Sigma Green Belt

GMAT Score: 700 (Q-50, V-34, IR-6, AWA-5)

Schools preferred:
1. London Business School
2. INSEAD Fontainebleau or Singapore
3. Said Business School (Oxford)
4. Judge Business School (Cambridge)

Alternatively,
5. Harvard Business School
6. Stanford Graduate School of Business
7. The Wharton School
8. MIT Sloan School of Management

An advise on the choice and way forward will be much appreciated.

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Joined: 10 Nov 2012
Posts: 27
Concentration: Finance, International Business
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.37
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New post 17 Aug 2018, 22:47
Thanks for your advise, Alex and SiaAdmissions. I may now plan to retake the test by October.
I will get in touch with you then. Thanks for your time.

My main purpose of doing a 2nd MBA is as below (in raw format):
1. Keep challenging myself
2. Better peer learning (better quality students)
3. Better networking opportunities
4. Diversified learning experiences
5. Better chance to become a C-Level Executive
6. Tag of a brand
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New post 18 Aug 2018, 10:25
suryanshg happy to be of assistance. When you go through the application process, you will have to be a bit more specific about the reasons for a second MBA, but the list is a good starting point.

Good luck on your GMAT!

suryanshg wrote:
Thanks for your advise, Alex and SiaAdmissions. I may now plan to retake the test by October.
I will get in touch with you then. Thanks for your time.

My main purpose of doing a 2nd MBA is as below (in raw format):
1. Keep challenging myself
2. Better peer learning (better quality students)
3. Better networking opportunities
4. Diversified learning experiences
5. Better chance to become a C-Level Executive
6. Tag of a brand

_________________

Sia Admissions
info@siaadmissions.com
+1 (646) 690 - 9996
website: http://www.SiaAdmissions.com

Contact us for a free consultation

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