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New post 06 Nov 2017, 11:07
Hello Experts!

I just wrote my GMAT and scored a 740 (V42, Q48). The QA percentile is a serious dampener at 69 and the IR is at the edge too (5 -55 percentile). However, I have no plans to retake the exam as I believe that this is very close to the best I can do. I need some serious advice about:

1. What are my chances for top rated schools?
2. What schools should I consider given I have financial constraints and would most likely require a scholarship.

On to my profile now - I'm an Indian female.

WorkEx - I have about 3.5 years of experience in financial consultancy (Duff & Phelps), where I carry out valuations of businesses, complex financial instruments and intangible assets. This is my first job and I have been promoted thrice. I'm currently working as a Senior Consultant and consistently rated as one of the top performing employees. Also the president of Internal Complaints Committee for my regional office.

Bachelors - Financial and Investment Analysis from CBS (DU). For those who don't know, its a highly competitive course (only about 30 general seats). I got a rank of about 50 out of 15,000 applicants to get in. Scored 70% in the course (not stellar, but not bad either)

CFA - I have cleared all 3 levels and will complete 4 years of experience in June and apply for the charter.

High School - 94% in XII and 92% in X

Social Work - I have volunteered with Make A Difference as a volunteer teacher and placements intern for 2 years. I was awarded as the best intern.

Co-curricular activities - I have been learning Kathak (Indian classical dance) since last 2 years, have certifications for the same. Further, I was an active debater during school, with the usual Head Girl badge.

Recommendation letters - I can source one from my MD (INSEAD graduate) and other perhaps from a client or direct supervisor.

I am currently considering NUS, HKUST, Wharton, Kellog, Columbia and (possibly) Harvard. I've dropped INSEAD as I don't meet their recommended criteria.

Thanks for taking out time!

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New post 06 Nov 2017, 21:50
Hi Ayushi,

You have an excellent profile. It's a bummer that your Quant slid a little. Assuming your goal is to pursue your career in Finance your school selection is very good. Wharton and Columbia are excellent schools for that. You have a good shot at NUS and HKUST. You have a distinguished profile for M7 schools too but it is very difficult to opine on them. Depending on where you want to work post MBA I recommend concentrating in one geographic area. You may want to email INSEAD and ask them about the IR situation, they may give you a break. Now all that is left is find the best fit school and work on your applications. You can always contact me to discuss your application further over a call.

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New post 07 Nov 2017, 00:07
I don’t think you need to worry about your Quant score, given that you seem to have plenty of experience in finance and your overall score is good.

Your work experience looks strong. What matters are your different experiences, accomplishments, and impact at work. The likes of Wharton, CBS, Kellogg, and HBS are tough for anyone. Hard to tell how you’ll fare at these schools, but nonetheless apply to few of them. Scholarships are hard to predict. Treat it as bonus if you land one. If you get into a good program, you’ll likely have a good RoI even without a scholarship.

On recommendation, take it from MD if s/he has seen your work.
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New post 08 Nov 2017, 08:01
EduSimplified wrote:
Hi Ayushi,

You have an excellent profile. It's a bummer that your Quant slid a little. Assuming your goal is to pursue your career in Finance your school selection is very good. Wharton and Columbia are excellent schools for that. You have a good shot at NUS and HKUST. You have a distinguished profile for M7 schools too but it is very difficult to opine on them. Depending on where you want to work post MBA I recommend concentrating in one geographic area. You may want to email INSEAD and ask them about the IR situation, they may give you a break. Now all that is left is find the best fit school and work on your applications. You can always contact me to discuss your application further over a call.

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Hi

Thankyou so much for the response. Its a good idea to talk to INSEAD people directly. I plan to move to Singapore and hence I have selected 4 schools in that region. Rest are super aspirational US schools which will have a great brand. I'll surely get in touch if I need help regarding applications.

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New post 08 Nov 2017, 08:04
99Colleges wrote:
I don’t think you need to worry about your Quant score, given that you seem to have plenty of experience in finance and your overall score is good.

Your work experience looks strong. What matters are your different experiences, accomplishments, and impact at work. The likes of Wharton, CBS, Kellogg, and HBS are tough for anyone. Hard to tell how you’ll fare at these schools, but nonetheless apply to few of them. Scholarships are hard to predict. Treat it as bonus if you land one. If you get into a good program, you’ll likely have a good RoI even without a scholarship.

On recommendation, take it from MD if s/he has seen your work.


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Thanks a lot for reviewing my profile! Its a relief that the Quant glitch can be covered up. Its sort of really bothering me but I'll try to put together a good application. The MD has seen my work so I guess he will write a good reco

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Ayushi_1 wrote:
Hello Experts!

I just wrote my GMAT and scored a 740 (V42, Q48). The QA percentile is a serious dampener at 69 and the IR is at the edge too (5 -55 percentile). However, I have no plans to retake the exam as I believe that this is very close to the best I can do. I need some serious advice about:

1. What are my chances for top rated schools?
2. What schools should I consider given I have financial constraints and would most likely require a scholarship.

On to my profile now - I'm an Indian female.

WorkEx - I have about 3.5 years of experience in financial consultancy (Duff & Phelps), where I carry out valuations of businesses, complex financial instruments and intangible assets. This is my first job and I have been promoted thrice. I'm currently working as a Senior Consultant and consistently rated as one of the top performing employees. Also the president of Internal Complaints Committee for my regional office.

Bachelors - Financial and Investment Analysis from CBS (DU). For those who don't know, its a highly competitive course (only about 30 general seats). I got a rank of about 50 out of 15,000 applicants to get in. Scored 70% in the course (not stellar, but not bad either)

CFA - I have cleared all 3 levels and will complete 4 years of experience in June and apply for the charter.

High School - 94% in XII and 92% in X

Social Work - I have volunteered with Make A Difference as a volunteer teacher and placements intern for 2 years. I was awarded as the best intern.

Co-curricular activities - I have been learning Kathak (Indian classical dance) since last 2 years, have certifications for the same. Further, I was an active debater during school, with the usual Head Girl badge.

Recommendation letters - I can source one from my MD (INSEAD graduate) and other perhaps from a client or direct supervisor.

I am currently considering NUS, HKUST, Wharton, Kellog, Columbia and (possibly) Harvard. I've dropped INSEAD as I don't meet their recommended criteria.

Thanks for taking out time!



Ayushi,

Love your profile! I wouldn't worry too much about your quant score.
What are your short term and long term career goals... I-Banking?

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New post 15 Nov 2017, 05:48
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Ayushi_1 wrote:
Hello Experts!

I just wrote my GMAT and scored a 740 (V42, Q48). The QA percentile is a serious dampener at 69 and the IR is at the edge too (5 -55 percentile). However, I have no plans to retake the exam as I believe that this is very close to the best I can do. I need some serious advice about:

1. What are my chances for top rated schools?
2. What schools should I consider given I have financial constraints and would most likely require a scholarship.

On to my profile now - I'm an Indian female.

WorkEx - I have about 3.5 years of experience in financial consultancy (Duff & Phelps), where I carry out valuations of businesses, complex financial instruments and intangible assets. This is my first job and I have been promoted thrice. I'm currently working as a Senior Consultant and consistently rated as one of the top performing employees. Also the president of Internal Complaints Committee for my regional office.

Bachelors - Financial and Investment Analysis from CBS (DU). For those who don't know, its a highly competitive course (only about 30 general seats). I got a rank of about 50 out of 15,000 applicants to get in. Scored 70% in the course (not stellar, but not bad either)

CFA - I have cleared all 3 levels and will complete 4 years of experience in June and apply for the charter.

High School - 94% in XII and 92% in X

Social Work - I have volunteered with Make A Difference as a volunteer teacher and placements intern for 2 years. I was awarded as the best intern.

Co-curricular activities - I have been learning Kathak (Indian classical dance) since last 2 years, have certifications for the same. Further, I was an active debater during school, with the usual Head Girl badge.

Recommendation letters - I can source one from my MD (INSEAD graduate) and other perhaps from a client or direct supervisor.

I am currently considering NUS, HKUST, Wharton, Kellog, Columbia and (possibly) Harvard. I've dropped INSEAD as I don't meet their recommended criteria.

Thanks for taking out time!


Hey Ayushi,
You have already received a ton of decent advice. Adding on to that...
1. A good part of your admission will also depend on your Goals & your answers to those questions.
2. 740 is a decent score, though the quant profile will bring a slight hiccup (at worst). Your CFA (assuming you have cleared all levels in first attempts will be a great help. So will your WE.
3. Your LORs should preferably source from those who can claim to having directly supervised you, preferably for 6 months or more, and as recently as possible.
4. The GPA is slightly concerning; Take good consulting help to turn it around to your advantage.
5. A lot will depend on your accomplishments (will need more details).

Assuming an average profile, Harvard and Columbia will be challenging, but within reach. Schols will depend a lot on your application strength - That's where you get the best ROI for your money spent on Consulting. (By average, I don't mean mediocre profile; more like a modal profile of students in such roles).

As for NUS, HKUST etc, they are within easy reach, though how you demonstrate an alignment with your goals will really matter.

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New post 18 Nov 2017, 08:16
Hi Ayushi,

Over all you a have very good profile, don't have to worry about the Quant score and it's good thought of not retaking the GMAT. You have cleared CFA which is an value ad to your profile and ad coms of he respective b-schools would appreciate that.

Considering Finance as your post mba career, Wharton, Chicago Booth, HBS, NYU Stern, Columbia Business School, Stanford and IE must be your target, yes HBS, Stanford and Wharton are challenging B-Schools to any profile but you must definelty give a try there.

Considering your overall profile, below mentioned is the list of b-schools which uh must consider while applying.
Duke University Fuqua School of Business
University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management
Indian School of Business
University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business
University of California Anderson School of Management
Yale University - Yale School of Management
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

It's a high time for you to start working on your application, you have done a pretty good work in GMAT, but its your essays which makes the difference as its make or break or component. Tailor your essays brilliantly in a professional and simple language.

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Hi experts, may you evaluate my profile for US B-Schools and suggest me suitable programmes..


Indian Male 27
B.Tech.: IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
GPA: 7.88/10 (Mineral Engineering- a course taught in very few colleges in India)
Work ex. 6 yrs. in a PSU ( Govt. Of India Enterprise)
Profile: Consultant in Clean Coal sector. Handled team to implement e-tendering in Coal India Limited. Involved in many diverse professional assignments and nature of job always necessitated to work as a part of team.
Post MBA Goal: Management Consulting
Extracurricular: during college days, I was engaged with an NGO providing primary education to underprivileged children in nearby slums.
Presently, a member of local Toastmaster club. GMAT: 750 (Q50, V41, AWA: 5.0 and IR: 8.0)

I was invited for interview on day 1 in ISB. However, I want to have idea about other schools if I get a ding from ISB.

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