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Profile evaluation for part time mba

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Originally posted by rtlko on 23 Sep 2017, 12:22.
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rtlko wrote:
Race/nationality: Indian Female
Background: Want to start school Fall 2018. (Part time MBA from top schools)

Undergrad school/major: Electrical engineering from NIT (top school in India after IIT)
Undergrad GPA: 9.51/10 (Got Silver Medal for topping my EE branch and Rank #3 in the entire batch including all engineering branches)

Grad school/major: MS in Electrical engineering from Purdue (MS thesis option). Got TA/GA/RA during my time at Purdue.
Grad GPA: 3.8/4

Work experience: 6.5 years of work experience in a top semiconductor company in US. Working as an engineer, got promoted once and expecting another promotion next year. I have received 2 department level awards for my work. I did a development opportunity role for 2 months in the sales and marketing group and worked as a program manager and market research analyst. I recently got an offer to pursue marketing role full time in the area of product marketing. Also have 2 years of work ex in India in a software consultancy company working for a US client before coming for Masters in US.

Low GMAT Score: 580 (Q48 V20)

Extra curriculars: Have volunteered for technology faire, International Telementor Program, PC Pals etc.

Goal after MBA: To build solid fundamentals and grow in the area of marketing/ strategy.

Target schools: Haas, Foster, Mccombs, Anderson, NYU Stern. Primarily part time, might consider full time if I get a decent score in GMAT.

I realize that my GMAT score is low but I am not able to improve it. I am planning to give the exam again. As the deadlines are approaching, I would like to know my chances of getting an admit based on my current profile. Do I need to hit the average GMAT of the schools I am planning to apply to? Is there any chance of getting in with the current profile?

Thank you for your time!

First of all I think you might be selling yourself short on the GMAT.

Someone intelligent and hard working such as yourself who can get a silver medal in such a tough and competitive Indian school can beat a 700 on the GMAT! I have no doubt!

And it is absolutely VITAL for you to get that GMAT score. I won't beat around the bush, those schools you mentioned, if you want even a chance at full-time you need 130 points more at LEAST. And even for part time, you'd need another 50.

And it's worth it!

Because the rest of your profile is strong. You have great grades, a good job. You're a female candidate.

If you ask me, I think it is 100% worth it for you to make the extra effort to secure that GMAT even if it takes you a year!

To give you an idea of why and what the competition is like, have a read through these two articles: ... n=mba_blog ... n=mba_blog

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate.

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