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New post 30 Mar 2009, 10:27
Hi, could anyone evaluate my chances at INSEAD, IMD, IE?
I'm planning on applying in a year or so

-Male
-Country: Uzbekistan
-Age: would be 28-31
-GMAT: 710 (Q51, V35), possibly would retake and score higher
-work experience: ~4-5 years at local manufacturing company in Uzbekistan, managed the division. Not much international exposure, in fact my work experience is the weakest chain in my profile
-extras: not impressive
-education: BA econ from unknown university in Uzbekistan, GPA 3.94; Masters in engineering from MIT
-career goals: operations / supply chain, manufacturing industry

thank you,
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New post 30 Mar 2009, 10:43
Lower ranked Euro schools like IE, ESADE, Cambridge, Oxford, etc. are more in your range where you should be competitive.

Schools like INSEAD and IMD put a premium on work experience outside your home country. As such, you will have a steeper hill to climb. In a way, you might have a slightly better shot at certain top schools in the US such as Cornell, Yale, Michigan, etc. where your profile may be valued (but whether you want to study in the US if you have no intention of working in the US post-MBA is another discussion altogether - it's really a personal thing).
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AlexMBAApply wrote:
Lower ranked Euro schools like IE, ESADE, Cambridge, Oxford, etc. are more in your range where you should be competitive.

Schools like INSEAD and IMD put a premium on work experience outside your home country. As such, you will have a steeper hill to climb. In a way, you might have a slightly better shot at certain top schools in the US such as Cornell, Yale, Michigan, etc. where your profile may be valued (but whether you want to study in the US if you have no intention of working in the US post-MBA is another discussion altogether - it's really a personal thing).

Great advice. thanks Alex. interesting that you think IE is lower ranked school. I am not going to work in US.

One more quick question: can having a postgrad degree from a respected school like MIT help mitigate the effect of lacking international WE? When they say international experience, do they usually you mean only intenrational work experience?

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New post 30 Mar 2009, 16:12
It's no substitute for work experience, but it can help in the sense that you have "life experience" outside your own country. Plus, MIT isn't too bad of an engineering school :-)

It's an asset, but not something that should be a huge selling point or anything.
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AlexMBAApply wrote:
It's no substitute for work experience, but it can help in the sense that you have "life experience" outside your own country. Plus, MIT isn't too bad of an engineering school :-)

It's an asset, but not something that should be a huge selling point or anything.

Thanks Alex. You are doing a great job. Appreciate your time.

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