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Hi I don't know how but all my previous posts have disappeared from this thread !! Anyways, In my last post I had asked whether applying in round 1 as compared to round 2 makes any difference to which I was informed that it would be better to apply in round 1. I am planning to sit on Sep ...
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Hi I don't know how but all my previous posts have disappeared from this thread !! Anyways, In my last post I had asked whether applying in round 1 as compared to round 2 makes any difference to which I was informed that it would be better to apply in round 1. I am planning to sit on Sep ...


Hi

I don't know how but all my previous posts have disappeared from this thread !!

Anyways, In my last post I had asked whether applying in round 1 as compared to round 2 makes any difference to which I was informed that it would be better to apply in round 1.

I am planning to sit on Sep 21 for GMAT. Just wanted to know whether I would have enough time to write my essays and apply to colleges (primarily top 15)?

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  • Ok Thanks for the response @ivyctor2010 .. 21 Jul.
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Guys..would be really helpful if you can evaluate my profile.. *Academics:* 10th - 86.26% 12th (Commerce) - 87.83% BCom - 79% Chartered Accountant (Secured all India 27th rank in the first level of CA; There are in total 3 levels), Certified FRM, CFA Level 3 Candidate *Work experience:* I...
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Hi Namita and Ivyctor

Thanks for the replies

I am planning to sit on Sep 21 for my GMAT.

Will that leave enough time for writing the essays and applying to the colleges in the first round ?


Regards,

blackwood
Black wood @blackwood
Guys..would be really helpful if you can evaluate my profile.. *Academics:* 10th - 86.26% 12th (Commerce) - 87.83% BCom - 79% Chartered Accountant (Secured all India 27th rank in the first level of CA; There are in total 3 levels), Certified FRM, CFA Level 3 Candidate *Work experience:* I...
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Hi Namita

Thanks for the inputs...really helpful.

Yes, I agree with you its going to be an uphill task. Also, the way I present myself in the essays would matter to a great extent.

Just two qucik add on questions - How tough is it to get admission through December application as compared to June application?. Also, how tough is it to get scholarship through December application as compared to June application?

blackwood
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Guys..would be really helpful if you can evaluate my profile.. *Academics:* 10th - 86.26% 12th (Commerce) - 87.83% BCom - 79% Chartered Accountant (Secured all India 27th rank in the first level of CA; There are in total 3 levels), Certified FRM, CFA Level 3 Candidate *Work experience:* I...
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Hi Namita and Ivyctor

Thank you so much for the prompt responses..Extremely grateful.

I have not finalised the field that I am going to persue eventually. However, I am primarily interested in two fields:

(a) Investment banking/ Private equity; and

(b) Strategy/ business development departments of corportates.

Both these fields are open only to MBAs from Ivy Leagues/ renowned colleges. My current profile of financial due diligence as well as my earlier profile (equity research) have strengthened my industry knowledge as well as my analytical skills (read comprehending the financial statements of companies and evaluating their performance). I belive an MBA coupled with earlier work experience would open the doors to the fields I am interested in. Just a small point here, but my work experience includes 1 year experience in equity research (although in a small firm) as well which makes my total work exp 3.5 years by June15.

My other qualifications (FRM and CFA level 3 candidacy)are good add-ons to my core qualification i.e. CA as both are in the field of finance. Moreover, I always had my sight on MBA and wanted to strengthen my resume before applying to the colleges.

I did my BCom from a well known college in Mumbai. While in college I was heading the official trekking group of our college, which was quite active. In addition, I participated in the college fest activities. However, I would have to admit that my resume is a bit weak as far as extra curriculars post college are concerned.

At the risk of being repetitive, that leaves me with 3 questions:

(a) Will 3.5 years experience fall short (though I would point out in the essays that my 3 years internship with PWC was full time and was post graduation);

(b) Will I be able to compensate for my weak extra curriculars with a GMAT score above 730; and

(c) Will I be able to obtain a scholarship?

Regards,

Blackwood


@ashmole2009 and @AskAk

Thanks


As mentioned earlier, I am targeting the 2015 batch of B-Schools.
I am planning to sit for GMAT in Jan 14 and keeping a margin of one more attempt.
For me scholarship is a must. So I reckon, I will have to score atleast 750 to make it to a good school with scholarship.

What do u think about this ?

Also, could you throw some light on the funds I wud be needing (apart from the fees)....what kind of minimum savings will I be needing before my course starts ?




Ashmole and AK
Thanks for the help guys...it really means a lot
What do u guys think about ISB?
Considering the fact that ISB too looks for diversity (looking for cadidates other than engineering background) I presume my CA degree will carry some weightage (apart from FRM and CFA)... I was told that
the US schools do not recognise CA....where do I stand?
Or do u think that my CV stands a chance in top schools in US/ Europe and I must target them only....
Want to get a reality check frm u guys.
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Ashmole and AK
Thanks for the help guys...it really means a lot
What do u guys think about ISB?
Considering the fact that ISB too looks for diversity (looking for cadidates other than engineering background) I presume my CA degree will carry some weightage (apart from FRM and CFA)... I was told that
the US schools do not recognise CA....where do I stand?
Or do u think that my CV stands a chance in top schools in US/ Europe and I must target them only....
Want to get a reality check frm u guys.
@

@AskAk

Thanks for the response AK...

All the Univs that u mentioned...do they have 1 year courses?

I can only afford to do a 1 year MBA considering my financial conditions......