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Profile evaluation for INSEAD

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I am considering a one year MBA program and am seeking your help on profile evaluation and on which colleges to apply to
Profile: 30 years female, commerce graduate from Delhi University
Professional experience: I have ten years of experience in business research with leading management consulting firms; Although I started with generalist research profile, I have built expertise in manufacturing industry. Have worked in individual contributor role mostly, do not have the team leading experience; have worked with people from different geographies
Post MBA goal: To work in a product management role in an e-commerce firm although I am equally open to figuring out what I want to do post MBA
Country of preference: I am pretty open to working in any geography.
Extra curricular: Have been consistently involved with NGOs; led a massive voter awareness campaign
Personal style: I travel extensively and prefer interacting with people from different cultures
Academics: 85% in 10 and 10+2
Bachelor’s: 3.4 GPA
GMAT: Yet to take (Let’s assume it is 720)
Choice of schools:
Can anyone help me decide which college is more apt given my background?
1. INSEAD: More fees
2. ISB: More diversity
3. IIM (A/B
)

Considering the economic scenario in Europe is bleak compared to India, I am not sure if European schools in general will be a good choice. Given my experience, I would prefer to study at INSEAD than at an Indian B school, but wouldn't want to take the risk if the job opportunities are considerably low.

I have been going back and forth in my mind deciding which school would be most apt; his thread seems quite helpful. Any help would be great!

Thank you
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Nancy07 wrote:
I am considering a one year MBA program and am seeking your help on profile evaluation and on which colleges to apply to
Profile: 30 years female, commerce graduate from Delhi University
Professional experience: I have ten years of experience in business research with leading management consulting firms; Although I started with generalist research profile, I have built expertise in manufacturing industry. Have worked in individual contributor role mostly, do not have the team leading experience; have worked with people from different geographies
Post MBA goal: To work in a product management role in an e-commerce firm although I am equally open to figuring out what I want to do post MBA
Country of preference: I am pretty open to working in any geography.
Extra curricular: Have been consistently involved with NGOs; led a massive voter awareness campaign
Personal style: I travel extensively and prefer interacting with people from different cultures
Academics: 85% in 10 and 10+2
Bachelor’s: 3.4 GPA
GMAT: Yet to take (Let’s assume it is 720)
Choice of schools:
Can anyone help me decide which college is more apt given my background?
1. INSEAD: More fees
2. ISB: More diversity
3. IIM (A/B
)

Considering the economic scenario in Europe is bleak compared to India, I am not sure if European schools in general will be a good choice. Given my experience, I would prefer to study at INSEAD than at an Indian B school, but wouldn't want to take the risk if the job opportunities are considerably low.

I have been going back and forth in my mind deciding which school would be most apt; his thread seems quite helpful. Any help would be great!

Thank you


Do you have any international experience at all? I am asking as INSEAD really values that a lot so if you don’t, you might struggle due to that.

It would also help to know a bit more about you, so if you feel that you are not comfortable sharing detailed information about your work experience etc. here on a public forum, feel free to contact ARINGO directly here: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/ for a free and non-binding consultation and evaluation. I am currently missing a lot of information that might make a difference one way or the other you see.

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Nancy07 wrote:
I am considering a one year MBA program and am seeking your help on profile evaluation and on which colleges to apply to
Profile: 30 years female, commerce graduate from Delhi University
Professional experience: I have ten years of experience in business research with leading management consulting firms; Although I started with generalist research profile, I have built expertise in manufacturing industry. Have worked in individual contributor role mostly, do not have the team leading experience; have worked with people from different geographies
Post MBA goal: To work in a product management role in an e-commerce firm although I am equally open to figuring out what I want to do post MBA
Country of preference: I am pretty open to working in any geography.
Extra curricular: Have been consistently involved with NGOs; led a massive voter awareness campaign
Personal style: I travel extensively and prefer interacting with people from different cultures
Academics: 85% in 10 and 10+2
Bachelor’s: 3.4 GPA
GMAT: Yet to take (Let’s assume it is 720)
Choice of schools:
Can anyone help me decide which college is more apt given my background?
1. INSEAD: More fees
2. ISB: More diversity
3. IIM (A/B
)

Considering the economic scenario in Europe is bleak compared to India, I am not sure if European schools in general will be a good choice. Given my experience, I would prefer to study at INSEAD than at an Indian B school, but wouldn't want to take the risk if the job opportunities are considerably low.

I have been going back and forth in my mind deciding which school would be most apt; his thread seems quite helpful. Any help would be great!

Thank you


Hi Nancy

Thanks for posting. Here is what we feel.
- The business research experience can be very useful, especially because it will give you insight into many different markets and business functions. If you have done some custom research projects or worked on creating tools (apart from the syndicated part) that could be very useful as well. You should be sure to highlight this.
- The move to product management in e-commerce is tricky, frankly. With 10 years of experience in business research, you will need to really convince adcoms to take this up. Consulting roles are a closer fit, and business analysis roles with e-commerce may be possible, but given that neither your functional nor your sectoral focus has been aligned to this, it may be a bit challenging.
- ECA is good. If the voter awareness campaign was online you might want to focus more on the hands-on responsibilities at the NGO. If it was not, then that is fine as well. Mentioned it just in case.
- In terms of school selection, INSEAD may be a challenge in case international experience is missing. ISB and IIM (A/B/C) are all possible. If you do have international experience, then IMD (Switzerland) may also be considered. You should certainly be well placed in terms of post-MBA opportunities from these options. With INSEAD, you would of course have the option of studying in Singapore (and graduating from there) as well.
- We've been quite direct at some places here; the purpose is not to criticize at all. Feel free to ask further questions as needed.
- You might also like to go through this and this link.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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