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Profile evaluation and which B school to choose

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New post 17 Oct 2019, 03:31
Hello everyone

I am considering applying to some top schools for the upcoming cycle, but not sure where I stand among other applicants

an overview about me:

GMAT – 750 (Q50 V40 IR 8 AWA ?)
GPA - 3.4 - bachelors in urban planning from top tier college in India
Awards and co-curricular - best thesis awards at national and state level, national basketball player
Experience – 3.2 years in real estate consulting (2 year in colliers international and working since last 1.2 year in CBRE - both the firms are considered as top International property consultants)
Interests after MBA - Investment banking and would like to work in US for initial 3-4 years and than come back to India
I have read a lot of content and have got confused in which schools should I apply. Please help in scaling down to top 6 schools in which I stand a chance
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New post 20 Oct 2019, 19:23
It's tough to say for sure without knowing more about you but here are some topline thoughts. Sounds like you are an Indian male (correct me if I'm wrong), which is the very toughest demographic when it comes to b-school apps, as you may know. It's good that you aren't coming from a technical/engineering background. Real estate will be a differentiator, and I'd consider having a real estate angle to your post-MBA goals given that. Your GMAT is strong, but Indian applicants tend to have very strong GMAT scores (typically 20-40 points above a school's average). That said, yours is stronger than even the average Indian male, which is great -- but the bad news is your GPA is on the low end, so that detracts a bit from the strength of your candidacy.

A lot will depend on the accomplishments you've achieved at work. The adcom wants applicants who have driven measurable impact in their careers, ideally with quantifiable results. It's hard to tell if you have leadership experience from what you shared here but that's a critical component of an application for a top school as well so that will be a factor to consider in gauging your competitiveness. It would also be ideal if you had some extracurriculars. The adcom honestly won't care that you had the best thesis & while it's fine to list basketball as a hobby that's not doing much to strengthen your application either.

Generally speaking, I think you have a shot at top 15 schools - but like I said it's going to depend on the factors named above. The specific schools that are the best fit for you are going to depend in large part on your post-MBA goals as well, and like I said I'd consider possibly switching to a RE-focused goal to build on your unique background there.

If you'd like some more specific thoughts definitely reach out to us. If you email Claudia at claudia@admissionado.com she can set you up with a free consultation with one of our MBA consultants who can take a look at your resume & give you some more specific direction!
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