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Profile Evaluation - Indian Non-Engg Female

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New post 07 Apr 2019, 00:10
Hi,

Below are my background details:

Indian, Female, 30 years
Experience - 9 years
Industry - IT Research & Consulting
Function - Product management
Company - Gartner Inc.
Education - Bachelor's in Business Administration
GPA - 2.56
GMAT - 700

I'm looking to go for 1 year international MBA, and wanted to check possibility of getting a scholarship. My target list of colleges is top 20 business schools in US and Canada with the priority based on scholarships.

Please provide feedback on my profile and chances of getting a scholarship, and also what Business schools I should target for the same.

Regards,
Isha

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New post 07 Apr 2019, 14:29
Thanks for reaching out! It's a bit tough to say without knowing more about your work experience & what you've accomplished there. Your GPA is quite low, which I think will make it difficult to secure a scholarship to a top 20 school unfortunately, although if you have extremely strong accomplishments at work they will likely overlook the GPA. Your GMAT is another way to compensate for GPA. A 700 is a solid score, but fairly average for the most competitive one year MBA programs. When you're looking for a scholarship, you want to be sure to exceed a school's stats - after all they'll only give scholarships to applicants who they know have a good shot at higher ranked programs, to convince you to come to their school instead.

Although applicants to one year MBA programs tend to be a bit older than full time programs (where the average is 3-5 years of experience), you'll still be a bit above the average at 9 years. When you're above the average they start to worry that you no longer need the degree- meaning, again they put more weight on all the other parts of your application to compensate, just like they'll do the GPA. And it will be critical to make a strong argument to convince them that you DO need the MBA at this point in your career.

In terms of schools, I think you have a good shot at securing funding at schools like Babson, Emory, and USC. You'd have a shot at schools like Cambridge, HEC, LBS, & Cornell but securing funding would be quite difficult at those schools.

Like I said, some extremely strong accomplishments at work will definitely help as well - ideally the adcom wants to see you driving revenue, decreasing costs, launching successful new products, etc in addition to strong leadership experience.
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