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New post 13 Nov 2010, 20:49
Hi Paul,

It'd be great to get your feedback on my profile and my chances for MBA starting Fall 2011. My profile is as follows:


- Undergrad:
Bachelors of Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering) - Absolute GPA: 7.8/10
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (affl. to Osmania University)
- Masters:
Masters in Computer Science - GPA: 3.8/4
University of Iowa

Work Experience:
- 6 months as Applications Developer Intern at a very large MNC (during the last semester of Undergrad)
- 3 months as Developer Intern at a small e-trading company (like Amazon)
- 4 months as Developer Intern at a consulting company
- will have 2 yrs experience as a Software Engg at a large MNC by the time MBA program starts

GMAT: 760 (51Q, 42V) + 4.5 AWA (took it in Nov 2010)
GRE: 1360 (800Q, 560V) + 4.5 AWA (not sure if I want to use this in my application) (took it in Sep 2007)

Following is a rough list of schools that I want to apply to, please do let me know what my chances are and please suggest any B-schools that I am missing from the list

1. London Business School
3. Haas School of Business (UCB)
4. Indian School of Business
5. Yale School of Management (Yale University)
6. Said Business School (Oxford)
7. Stern (NYU)
8. SMU Cox
9. Anderson School of Management (UCLA)
11. University of Bath
12. Stanford
13. Tepper (CMU)
14. Kellogg (NorthWestern)

Thanks for you time.


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New post 14 Nov 2010, 12:20

If you are going to be a serious applicant for Fall 2011, you are going to need to do some real thinking about two things that are currently missing:

1. What you want to do post-MBA. That will dictate your list of schools (your current list is massive, obviously, and impossible to evaluate without knowing what you want to do)

2. Why now. You are a young applicant with light work experience. You are going to need an incredibly good reason to go to b-school now if you want to pursue elite programs. Right now you should be building your leadership skills, seeking work experience outside of India, and aiming for an MBA in about 2-3 years. If that doesn't describe you, why? What is your case for going early other than "I am in a rush" or "I am impatient." Those are not good reasons.

Your academic profile is strong but you either need to build your professional profile or your need to start cultivating a convincing case why an accelerated path is the right one for you.

Hope that helps.


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