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New post 11 Apr 2014, 00:16
Hi,
First thing first, Thanks for this wonderful thread!

I need help in understanding my chances at Top 10 B-Schools (Sept 2015 entry). Below are details of my profile:

Academics
B.Tech 2005 (Electrical Eng) : 71 % (Gold Medalist)
M.tech 2008 (IIT Delhi, India) : 8.44 (GATE exam All India Rank 46 out of ~30,000 candidates)
GMAT : Planned, July 2014; based on GMAT PREP +ve about 720

Work Ex
• Years: 7 years (As on Sept 2014), Research and Development, Tata Motors Ltd., India
• Designation: Manager (Development)
• Profile: Working on product development area, mainly on the new generation of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle development
• Achievement: Few publications in the conference/magazine which are very well acknowledged in the respective field (E.g. SAE, IEEE, ATZ etc). I am a Talent Pool employee in the present company (~15 out of 40,000 employee every year get into talent pool) and got to attend Executive Management Training program at one of the premium Indian B School (That’s where started realizing importance of doing MBA to complete my skill + knowledge set for future endeavor and in the career progress)

Extra Curricular
• I worked as a full time "SBI Youth For India” fellow (2011-2012) in the rural development space. It’s a 1 year fellowship, with a focus on rural development. I took a sabbatical from my present employer and worked on livelihood project. 28 fellows were selected from all across India. I could publish one paper on the work done under this fellowship in STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FORUM of IIM Kozhikode (Under Top 8 B school from India); titled “Rural Local Retail: An innovative, self sustainable Social Business Model in Vegetable Business”
• Completed Paragliding pre-pilot level
• Completed French Level 1 certification

Certification
No international level certification; however Level 2 patent specialist Under TATA GROUP IP Management Program.

Target Program
Harvard……………………………… Stanford, MIT, LBS, INSEAD; As my school research is not extensive I would also like to know which are other schools where my profile and career goal would match

When you plan to apply
R1 Oct 2014

Your post-MBA goal
My long term goal is to start up a company in the area of Product Development ( To give a perspective, product development company like 3M)
With my work experience and Technical Education background I have developed the knowledge set required for such a venture however I am looking at following aspect to be covered by attending B-School:
1. Present and past student Network and prospective business partner
2. School name and the creditability with that to start new venture
3. Skill set to manage the business and required exposure
4. Peer Learning and divers thinking

If this doesn’t happen in immediate future (Post MBA) then I would like to join a Management Consultancy firm or a corporate position in Strategy and Planning vertical; which in long term would help me in setting up my firm.

I would like to understand how fair are my chances in Ivy-8 or above mentioned schools?
And which other schools you find would suitable for my profile?

I guess that’s all !!!

I sincerely thanks for all your time and efforts and waiting for your reply. (Moderator + Consultant)

HarryIITD
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New post 26 Apr 2014, 09:16
Harry--


thanks for your post. You will be in a very large pool of dozens of thousands of applicants to HBS and Stanford, all with great profile characteristics like yourself. This means your odds of getting in are slim, just like everyone else's. You seem to have the right stuff to make it through, but again, with the numbers game that goes on with these two schools, it unfortunately comes down in the end to a bit of luck in standing out, even with a well crafted application. Certainly you should package yourself in the best way possible, cross all the t's and dot all the i's but there is very little you can do from here to improve your profile much more. You have leadership, innovation, maturity, job experience and academic credentials soundly in place. If I were you, I'd be taking a look at West Coast schools, where innovation and entrepreneurship thrives, and possibly begin to explore a few of the schools which have fewer applications sent to them yet still have world class offerings. Haas comes to mind, and USC and UCLA have good programs. Don't get caught up in the trap of thinking only HBS and Stanford can get you what you need to succeed. Particularly if you want to be an entrepreneur---the most successful entrepreneurs never even went to business school, much less to HBS or Stanford. Consulting is perhaps the most common job after b-school, so it shouldn't be any problem for you to get a good job after if you go to a top 25 school. Think about things like geography--where you want to work, where you want your network to be and whether you can get the H1B visa classification. These are much more practical concerns when choosing a business school. And get some help preparing applications--whether from us or someone else, because you hail from a very crowded pool where most are using good qualiity consulting just like someone preparing a legal case uses a good quality lawyer. Let us know if we can help.
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New post 28 Apr 2014, 19:33
Hi,

Thats quite crisp and clear reply :)

definetly got some direction to work on; specialy about the list other than HBS or Stanford :-D


Thanks again for your direction and effort and time.
HarryIITD



bryantmichaels wrote:
Harry--


thanks for your post. You will be in a very large pool of dozens of thousands of applicants to HBS and Stanford, all with great profile characteristics like yourself. This means your odds of getting in are slim, just like everyone else's. You seem to have the right stuff to make it through, but again, with the numbers game that goes on with these two schools, it unfortunately comes down in the end to a bit of luck in standing out, even with a well crafted application. Certainly you should package yourself in the best way possible, cross all the t's and dot all the i's but there is very little you can do from here to improve your profile much more. You have leadership, innovation, maturity, job experience and academic credentials soundly in place. If I were you, I'd be taking a look at West Coast schools, where innovation and entrepreneurship thrives, and possibly begin to explore a few of the schools which have fewer applications sent to them yet still have world class offerings. Haas comes to mind, and USC and UCLA have good programs. Don't get caught up in the trap of thinking only HBS and Stanford can get you what you need to succeed. Particularly if you want to be an entrepreneur---the most successful entrepreneurs never even went to business school, much less to HBS or Stanford. Consulting is perhaps the most common job after b-school, so it shouldn't be any problem for you to get a good job after if you go to a top 25 school. Think about things like geography--where you want to work, where you want your network to be and whether you can get the H1B visa classification. These are much more practical concerns when choosing a business school. And get some help preparing applications--whether from us or someone else, because you hail from a very crowded pool where most are using good qualiity consulting just like someone preparing a legal case uses a good quality lawyer. Let us know if we can help.
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New post 08 May 2014, 05:35
BTW, it's going to be a good year to try, with the economy doing better, applications should be fewer than the last several years to the top b-schools.
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