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New post 10 Nov 2013, 22:59

would you please take a look at my profile and tell me whether i qualify for the top 20 MBA programmes?

Also, do i stand a chance of getting scholarship?
From Iran
BS electrical engineering GPA: 2.7
Master's degree: research(philosophy) of art GPA: 4
GRE: 165 verbal quant:166
GMAT: 750

Full command of English( Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English)+ IELTS band 8.5
Full command of French language Dalf 2
Full command of persian language (native speaker)

work experience: 1.English teacher for 5 years
2. Professional translator for 5 years

No good story for poor UG performance

My post-mba goal is to become a hedge fund manager.

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Yes you definitely have a shot at a Top20 program. With strengths being your ethnicity and perspective (Iran is an extremely underrepresented country in US b-schools), your education in engineering (2.7 GPA is not good but your GMAT counter balances it plus b-schools know engineering grades are generally lower). Your weakness is going to be your work experience and your post MBA goals. It's a bit of a leap to go from being an English teacher to being a hedge fund manager, so how you communicate your plan to make this transition will be crucial. You have the intellect and education to make the jump but they will definitely question why you chose to go to engineering school to become and English teacher and why you have not made any attempts to work in finance industry. One thing b-schools hate is when they perceive applicants are using the degree as the "magic ticket" to get them out of a poorly chosen path and onto a better one. You will need to eliminate this potential concern by showing that your path was intentional and that you gained some valuable skills in your career to leverage going forward. One big things schools look for is what you bring to the table from your career experience that will be valuable for your classmates, so if you couch your experience with this in mind, you will be positioning yourself as best as possible with the adcom.

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