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Hi everyone,

Want a serious suggestion on how to proceed thru my career. i am 33, M, Indian Sales Professional in an MNC in India. i am presently in the middle management position and want a transition in my career to Finance.

What are the options available before me please suggest. I have a 9yr work ex rising thru the sales role after my MBA from Symbiosis Pune and want to pursue an MBA/EMBA from the top colleges in US/Europe.

i had last given the GMAT in 2012 and scored a 620 without much prep. i have been a good student all academics and the 620 was an aberration without much preparation.

Please suggest me the way forward i am preparing to take the GMAT again this Q4 and apply for colleges next year.

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New post 30 Aug 2017, 08:48
inseadshri wrote:
Hi everyone,

Want a serious suggestion on how to proceed thru my career. i am 33, M, Indian Sales Professional in an MNC in India. i am presently in the middle management position and want a transition in my career to Finance.

What are the options available before me please suggest. I have a 9yr work ex rising thru the sales role after my MBA from Symbiosis Pune and want to pursue an MBA/EMBA from the top colleges in US/Europe.

i had last given the GMAT in 2012 and scored a 620 without much prep. i have been a good student all academics and the 620 was an aberration without much preparation.

Please suggest me the way forward i am preparing to take the GMAT again this Q4 and apply for colleges next year.


It’s hard to give very detailed advice without knowing more about you, but based on what you wrote, an MBA could very well be what you need, as fulltime MBAs do enable graduates to career switch. My recommendation would be to retake the GMAT, though, as you said you got your current score without much effort, so it seems like there is a lot of room for improvement there. And the higher the score, the more options you will have school wise, so that’s really a very important part!

You should also research the schools that might be relevant for you, as you are interested in the finance field I’d recommend starting with checking the rankings for business schools that offer specializations in finance, see one such list with rankings here, for example:https://aringo.com/mba-finance-specialization/
Do note that your current GMAT score really won’t make you a very competetive applicant at these schools, so if you want to get into a top ranked school (recommended, as this gives you more options after you are done with your MBA) retaking the GMAT is really a must.

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You will definitely need to retake the GMAT if you want to break through at a school that will allow you to achieve your goals in Finance. Given finance recruiters are very sensitive to GMAT sores you will want to score here. Your score will influence the range of schools you can apply too. Also, you want to start sorting out what case you will make for your 2nd MBA. You will have to convince schools to admit you for your 2nd MBA instead of an applicant seeking their first MBA
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