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Profile Evaluation -- full time MBA

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New post 06 Sep 2018, 08:19
Dear team,

It would be much appreciated if I could receive some advice/ an assessment of my upcoming B-School application:

Nationality: Chinese/ Spent past 8 years in US
Age: 31
Degree: Undergrad in China (top 10 school), major in bio-chemistry GPA 3.6/4.0 M.S in Stanford, major in Materials Engineering GPA 3.8/4.0
GMAT: 710 (Q: 51 / V: 33 / IR: 6) - weak Verbal; retake worth it? Plan to apply for R1 so not much time left
Work Experience: Spent past 6 years in the healthcare/biotech industry as product design engineer.
2 years in a hot start-up company in Silicon valley, title: Product Engineer
3 years in Thermofisher Scientific, title: Senior Product Engineer
1 year in Siemens Healthineers, title: Staff Product Engineer
Do not have people manager experience. Do have managed programs and led product from concept to market launch
Post-MBA goal: Consulting (with focus in Healthcare/biotech industry)
Advantage: Relatively high GPA, great school (Stanford), named companys
Disadvantage: Age, lack of management experience, not traditional background (no finance or consulting)

Schools:
Columbia
NYU Stern
Yale
MIT




It would be great to get some advice on chances at these schools and the necessity of a GMAT retake.

Best Regards,
Derek
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I think you have a shot at these schools but I totally agree with you on all of the weaknesses that you pointed out. I would definitely retake the GMAT & see if you can get your score up. If you can cross that off the list of weaknesses all the better. The fact that you are above the average age is a disadvantage & can make them worry that you no longer need the degree but in your case since you are coming from a non-business background you will still be able to make a strong argument for the skill gaps you need to fill in b-school. A lot will also depend on your accomplishments at work & the extent to which you can show that you've had enough exposure to know b-school is the right path for you even if you haven't worked in a business role directly.
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Thanks Jon! I really appreciate your insight. I am planning to retake the GMAT and hopefully bump up the total score.
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New post 11 Sep 2018, 14:35
Dear Team Kindly advice.

I gave GMAT and scored 660 (Q 49,V 30,IR 3).I am a marine engineer with 4 years of work experience.I have sailed only on foreign going vessels till now in my career with different nationalities every time.I have done B Tech in mArine engineering from MERI Kolkata.Indian maritime university.I graduated with an aggregate percentage of 76.7% (with distinction).I have worked with several NGO’S throughout my career.My present age is 26.I am open to applying in both USA and Europe.I understand that I have a low GMAT Score but I really want to apply in R1 in most of the schools .Following are some of the schools that I have short listed .Kindly advise is it worth applying in these schools for me .Do I have a chance .?Also advise which other schools can I look for with this score and Profile

Schools
Tepper
Boston university
IMD
IE
IESE
HEC
FOSTER
KELLEY
OLLIN,Washington university
SDA,BOCCONI
SBS ,Oxford
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