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Profile Evaluation - Indian Male, 760 GMAT, 6+ years exp

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30 year Indian Male
GMAT: 760 (51Q, 41V)
GPA: Undergraduate - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad - 2.7/4 from MICA, Asia's leading Communications school

Work Experience:
-Currently employed in a Strategy role by one of India's largest media networks, managing a team of 4 people. Promoted to the Senior Manager level in three months ago (July 2017).
-Was previous employed in a strategy role for one of India's leading General Entertainment Channels, the Indian arm of a multi-national American media giant

Extra-curricular's:
-Theatre - Director for grad college theatre group. Directed a two-hour, ticketed English play at the prestigious Natrani Theatre in Ahmedabad
-Writing - Founder of college magazine in undergrad. Have written numerous short stories and currently working on my first novel
-Headed the Media & PR verticals for the annual brand management festival at grad school.

Goals:
My career goal is to head the Asia Pacific business for a Tech/Media company such as Amazon, Netflix, Google etc.

Short term goal would be to work in the Strategy/Business Development/Partnerships team for such an organisation in UK/US.

Schools (no order):
Cambridge Judge
LBS
Wharton
Oxford Said
UCLA Anderson
NYU Stern

Questions - My GPA in both my undergrad and Masters is comparatively low, especially for an Indian student, but I do have an above-average GMAT. Compared to the average Indian applicant, my work experience is different, both in terms of role and industry, but with a strong presence of quant work and working closely with senior management. Also, I have a good extra-curricular record, although slightly tilted to the creative side and mostly during post-graduation.

Given the above, do I have a realistic chance at the schools I'm targetting? Should I be considering other schools given my profile?
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30 year Indian MaleHi akpiper86, thanks for reaching out- my comments will be below.
GMAT: 760 (51Q, 41V)Loving the GMAT... which if I had to choose I would say glad to see GMAT so good... not loving the grades as much...
GPA: Undergraduate - 61.5% from a leading Indian Engineering school (non-IIT)
Post-grad - 2.7/4 from MICA, Asia's leading Communications school

Work Experience:
-Currently employed in a Strategy role by one of India's largest media networks, managing a team of 4 people. Promoted to the Senior Manager level in three months ago (July 2017). This is strong- and great to see the promotion.
-Was previous employed in a strategy role for one of India's leading General Entertainment Channels, the Indian arm of a multi-national American media giant Very interesting work for India- will stand out as it is a bit atypicalhttps://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/admissions/business-school-admissions-consulting-gmat-club-visitor/

Extra-curricular's:
-Theatre - Director for grad college theatre group. Directed a two-hour, ticketed English play at the prestigious Natrani Theatre in Ahmedabad
-Writing - Founder of college magazine in undergrad. Have written numerous short stories and currently working on my first novel
-Headed the Media & PR verticals for the annual brand management festival at grad school.

Goals:
My career goal is to head the Asia Pacific business for a Tech/Media company such as Amazon, Netflix, Google etc.

Short term goal would be to work in the Strategy/Business Development/Partnerships team for such an organisation in UK/US.

Schools (no order):
Cambridge Judge
LBS
Wharton
Oxford Said
UCLA Anderson
NYU Stern

Questions - My GPA in both my undergrad and Masters is comparatively low, especially for an Indian student, but I do have an above-average GMAT. Compared to the average Indian applicant, my work experience is different, both in terms of role and industry, but with a strong presence of quant work and working closely with senior management. Also, I have a good extra-curricular record, although slightly tilted to the creative side and mostly during post-graduation.

Given the above, do I have a realistic chance at the schools I'm targetting? Should I be considering other schools given my profile?
I think your school list is OK! I think the media connections in LA with UCLA or at Stern in NYC or the connections with Wharton and Annenberg make sense. LBS and Oxford Said also good- so what I would do next is to really dig deep into getting to know these schools so that you can present as a very compelling candidate from all your research. Here are some tips on getting to know schools from afar: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... ram-india/ and it could also help to get some coaching to help you stand out in this process- for a free consult go to this link: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
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