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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, 22:41
A few thoughts on your profile Isha295:
  1. The broad profile contour looks decent - Gartner is a good brand. However, it'll be important to understand the actual nature of your work, career trajectory and achievements. So do share. Also share what you intend to do after MBA.
  2. In general, MBA after 30 is tricky. So make sure you target the right programs and ensure a good fit.
  3. These are the best one year MBA programs out there. The default version in US/Canada is the longer MBA. EU/Asia tend to have the one year options more.
  4. Not sure if the scale for your GPA was 4? If yes, the score can be pretty low. If you are targeting top range schools, that, together with the GMAT may mean a tough best on the academic side. A retake might be worth considering in that case.
Hope this sparks the right thoughts.

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Hello Isha295,

Considering your profile mentioned here, I can say that it will a bit tough to target top 20 B school across the US and Canada region. The reason being that most of the US/Canadian MBA program have their average GMAT above 720+ and look for GPA across 3.4 or higher. In fact, no one can do anything about your lower GPA but you can improve your chances by adding 20 - 30 points to your GMAT by taking it again.
Firstly, I suggest you analyze the difference between 1 and 2 year MBA. This can help you to understand and choose the right program suitable to achieve your post-MBA plans. Also, you can expand your target region to the UK/Asian B school as most of one year MBA program offered from this part of the globe. Said all above, you still carry an advantage being a female applicant from non - IT pool. You can also give a genuine story reasoning your lower UG score can still have chances of impressing adcom of the B schools.

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New post 09 Apr 2019, 07:01
Hi Isha295,

Thank you for sharing your profile. More details of your achievements would benefit the evaluation process, so I encourage you to reach out and discuss further.

As to the details shared, indeed gaining admission to a top program with scholarship in the US and/or Canada will be challenging for numerous reasons, most evident being your GPA. That said, there are modes to improve your profile in addition to strengthening your GMAT (by 30+ points). Additionally, your application emphasis should be on the breadth and depth of the experiences you will bring to the classroom, so you must really present a compelling pitch. A compelling pitch also comes with your ability to clearly articulate the reasons for an MBA, so do spend some time outlining your goals. Having clear goals will help you compile your target list.

While there are one year MBA programs in the US and Canada (thinking of Ivey, HEC - Montreal, Kellogg, Marshall, and Johnson), not many programs offer the one-year curriculum, so you do want to widen your geographic target to make the most out of the application season.


Happy to continue the conversation. If interested, please reach out.

Good luck!
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Isha295 wrote:
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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It looks like you are converting your undergraduate scores into a 4 point scale using some online tool. That is generally not a good idea because the conversion is largely misleading and schools tend to not use it. Schools want you to present your academic scores as presented by your university. Your GMAT score is fine to apply, but increasing it by 20-30 points would definitely be advantageous especially for the top schools.

Some more information on your profile, like your career trajectory, promotions, undergraduate school, extra curriculars, is necessary to be able to give any feedback.

There are not many 1Y programs in the US and Canada. If feasible, look at Europe or Asia to broaden your list of target schools. Some schools you can explore in North America would be Ivey, HEC Montreal and USC Marshall IBear program.

Overall, with 9 years of experience, you are on the higher side of the desired range, and a thorough analysis of your profile will help us provide more specific feedback.

Feel free to get in touch for a more detailed profile evaluation and application support.
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