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Profile Evaluation- Indian- 2nd MBA

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GMAT 1: 740 Q51 V38
Profile Evaluation- Indian- 2nd MBA [#permalink]

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New post 22 Aug 2017, 03:05
Hi,
Following is my brief profile:
Age: 32

GMAT: 740 (QA:51, VA:38, IR:8)

Work Ex: 86 months
Pre-MBA: 40 months pre-MBA in data analytics and setting up my own education center (became largest in region even though I had very limited budget to start with)
Post-MBA: 46 months
1. Part of large global e-commerce launch in India. Launched and scaled one of the categories from scratch. Responsible for revenue and selection growth. Ended up being one of the fastest growing and most profitable categories
2. Working in SE-Asia, leading team of 9 (2 direct, 7 indirect) and scaling up key product offering of e-commerce and strategic planning.

In short, I have been involved in high growth e-commerce firms in India and SE-Asia with high impact

Work Ex:
Education: B.Tech. in IT from average college, MBA from top 3 IIM with average CGPA
CAT- 99.9 percentile (top 40 out of ~1.5 million students- entrance exam for Indian B-school)

Reason for doing 2nd MBA:
1. More international exposure in developed geographies (all my learnings and work-ex have been in developing nations)
2. To work in US in an e-commerce firm where the whole ecosystem is more evolved. Opportunities are non-existent if I apply directly

Target B-school: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth (maybe INSEAD)
I don't want to apply outside top 5- no disrespect to B-schools but it is just that given my stage of career I am more comfortable in going for MBA again if it is in top 5

Extra-curric:
- few B-school contests in IIM
- launched an initiative for physically challenged students which got covered in national dailies
- diploma in a music instrument but I've been stage shy- so no performances to back this up
- led an initiative for rural employment that got awarded from member of parliament


My questions are:
1. Is there a reasonable chance for top 5? I'm not sure as my acads are average, non-IIT undergraduate degree and no recent extra-ecurric achievements (and the elephant in the room- 2nd MBA)
2. Any suggestions of adding/deleting any US B-school given my profile (not too keen on part time MBA program or executive MBA)

Thanks for help

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Re: Profile Evaluation- Indian- 2nd MBA [#permalink]

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New post 22 Aug 2017, 18:34
Hi there, and thanks for writing! A few things to consider:

1. Not all of the top U.S. schools will accept applications for a second MBA, though some definitely do - check the site carefully
2. Even if they do, you need to make a very clear case for how you'll benefit professionally and personally from the 2nd MBA, and which resources of the schools you'll take advantage of to help you meet your goals
3. The average# of work experience for the top schools is generally 3-7 years - since you'll have over 8 years, you'll want to make sure to explain why NOW is the right time for this degree

A couple of other schools to consider (double-check to see if they'll accept your application given your first MBA) are Kellogg and Ross. Amazon recruits very heavily from both schools, as do many consumer package goods and technology firms.

Hope that helps! Let me know of any other questions :)


mbaapplicant22 wrote:
Hi,
Following is my brief profile:
Age: 32

GMAT: 740 (QA:51, VA:38, IR:8)

Work Ex: 86 months
Pre-MBA: 40 months pre-MBA in data analytics and setting up my own education center (became largest in region even though I had very limited budget to start with)
Post-MBA: 46 months
1. Part of large global e-commerce launch in India. Launched and scaled one of the categories from scratch. Responsible for revenue and selection growth. Ended up being one of the fastest growing and most profitable categories
2. Working in SE-Asia, leading team of 9 (2 direct, 7 indirect) and scaling up key product offering of e-commerce and strategic planning.

In short, I have been involved in high growth e-commerce firms in India and SE-Asia with high impact

Work Ex:
Education: B.Tech. in IT from average college, MBA from top 3 IIM with average CGPA
CAT- 99.9 percentile (top 40 out of ~1.5 million students- entrance exam for Indian B-school)

Reason for doing 2nd MBA:
1. More international exposure in developed geographies (all my learnings and work-ex have been in developing nations)
2. To work in US in an e-commerce firm where the whole ecosystem is more evolved. Opportunities are non-existent if I apply directly

Target B-school: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth (maybe INSEAD)
I don't want to apply outside top 5- no disrespect to B-schools but it is just that given my stage of career I am more comfortable in going for MBA again if it is in top 5

Extra-curric:
- few B-school contests in IIM
- launched an initiative for physically challenged students which got covered in national dailies
- diploma in a music instrument but I've been stage shy- so no performances to back this up
- led an initiative for rural employment that got awarded from member of parliament


My questions are:
1. Is there a reasonable chance for top 5? I'm not sure as my acads are average, non-IIT undergraduate degree and no recent extra-ecurric achievements (and the elephant in the room- 2nd MBA)
2. Any suggestions of adding/deleting any US B-school given my profile (not too keen on part time MBA program or executive MBA)

Thanks for help

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