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Hi,
I am looking for 1 year Business Analytics programs in India or US. Is there a good program? or anyone here looking for the same.

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  • associate @ amazon. no not into analytics now. i have wor.... 04 May.
  • There are loads of schools you could look at in USA like .... 04 May.
rAkash
Akash R @rAkash 111

associate @ amazon. no not into analytics now. i have work exp, in SQL and Excel though

prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 164

There are loads of schools you could look at in USA like uni of rochester, nyu, uni of southern cali, uni of texas austin, fordham amongst others with a 330 + in your GRE. I hope this helps. Thank you

Hii

My Name is Kuldeep Nailwal.

10th-76%

12th-67%

B.Tech-Electrical Engineering-74%(Uttar Pradesh Technical University)

I am currently working as Electrical Project Engineer in a Dubai based Comp. from the past four and a half years and having a total work exp. of around 6 years.I have planned to come back to india for preparation and give my first GMAT Test in September this year.Please suggest a good coaching institute in Mumbai for GMAT and what are my chances to get admission in top B-school in UK or USA in operation management.

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  • you can always search for good MOOCs online. But the Offi.... 03 May.
  • Is work-ex a must for top institutes like harvard?@Educat.... 04 May.
desert_ice
desert ice @desert_ice 16

you can always search for good MOOCs online. But the Official guide is always a good starting point and kind of must do. Please make sure that you dont invest too much time searching for a perfect course/book. Stick with OG and any other course/book for extra practise. Time every test (including mini practise sessions, offline exercises),keep a record of your progress and keep reviewing your performance once in a week. Take care and all the best 

Pravudatta
Dead Man @Pravudatta 10

Is work-ex a must for top institutes like harvard?@EducationAisle 


Hi

My name is Urmanpreet Singh. My profile is as follows-

10th -93.4

12lth-85.83

BTech ECE-77% (from Jaypee University of Information) Work ex(as on 30th april 2015)- 19 months (Systems Engineer Infosys Limited)

I have MBA offer from IIT Kharagpur this season

Goal: To start a start-up on an idea I already have.

I have the following queries-

1) If I don't join MBA, will I ever be able(say in 2-3 years) to create a profile suitable for top 15 colleges across US, Europe or Asia? If yes what are the steps I should take ahead apart from excellent GMAT?

2) If I join MBA at IIT Kharagpur, what is the way ahead. Will it help me create a stronger application in the future to these colleges.

(joining mba at iit kharagpur-> Doing job for some years ->and then applying internationally)

OR Are there any advanced management courses in these universities that will be more relevant than MBA at that time?

Again my Goal is to do work that matters in the form of a start-up. I think that a MBA from a top university will help me maximize the impact, upgrade me (in attitude, personality and approach) and increase the chances of my success.

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  • In case second MBA works against me, so should I consider.... 02 May.
  • Hi Urmanpreet, Second MBA would not work against you, but.... 02 May.
urman
urmanpreet singh @urman 4

In case second MBA works against me, so should I consider not joining MBA at IIT Kharagpur and keep on working for three more years. In that case should I consider changing my job to some relevant field and will my academic percentages be fine for top 15 colleges. OR If getting into a top B school is not possible for my profile- I shall do MBA from IIT , start my startup and live happily

desert_ice
desert ice @desert_ice 16

Hi Urmanpreet, Second MBA would not work against you, but please remember that MBA is a significant investment of time and money, whether you pursue from IIT Kgp or any other university. 'Changing job to relevant field' is a very broad question. However if your goal is to start-up on an idea you already have, you might not want to delay implementing your idea for several years! You dont need an MBA to be a successful entrepreneur. At the expense of cliché, remember most MBAs end up working for successful entrepreneurs (Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Infosys etc).   

Hi!!

I have approx 4 yrs workex , 1 yr onsite, 9.10 GPA (Engg.), 10th-89.6%, 12th-92%),decent profile. I am trying to get into any of the reputed Bschools in India. So can anyone suggest whether to write CAT,XAT etc for 2 yr PGPM or to write GMAT & go for 1 yr exec.

I am stuck between these 2 exams. Target colleges-SP Jain, XLRI, IIMs, ISB. Please suggest.

  • Hi Aditya, with 4 years work experience, I would suggest .... 02 May.
  • @adityabhat21 Most MBA aspirants find GMAT easier than th.... 04 May.
prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 164

Hi Aditya, with 4 years work experience, I would suggest the GMAT over any other exams as you will be eligible to apply to all Ivys in India and many others below. On a lighter note from what I hear the GMAT is much easier than the CAT and other Indian exams I hope this helps.

nerdy4edu
PNayak @nerdy4edu 18

@adityabhat21 Most MBA aspirants find GMAT easier than the CAT. However, if you are targeting only Indian B-schools, with the CAT exam you have a wider range of schools to choose from not just the ones above. If you are very sure these are the only schools you want to target, take the GMAT. Also, both programs - 1 year PGP and 2-year MBA are quite good. With 4 years of experience, you are well suited for the 1 year program.

Hi!

I will be writing the GMAT in mid June.My profile is as follows:

10th 93.2 CBSE

12th 95.8 CBSE

BE(Electrical Engineering)-71.3-Tier 1 engineering college

Work Ex: 1.5 years in in a big Sustainable Energy Conglomerate as a Business Development Professional

Represented my company at locations across India as well as at a couple of places abroad for projects.

Extracurricular: Certificates in football,self defence ,academics,stock market trading,organization of events in college.

Volunteering work-I teach computer software to underprivileged kids for a reputed NGO. Also organized events for NGOs in college.

Also 

What minimum GMAT score should I aim for if I want to target the top US B schools 2016 intake ?

or

Should I wait it out for a year and target the 2017 intake ?

  • Hi, hope you are well. Even if you get a 730, you still n.... 02 May.
CAT 2014-97 XAT 2015-97  
prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 164

Hi, hope you are well. Even if you get a 730, you still need a minimum of 3 years of work experience if you are looking at most US schools hence I would say, wait it out for a year, build your profile and apply to Sept 2017. I hope this helps. Thank you

Hi. I'm writing the GMAT next Sunday. Trying to pin down the 5 names I would choose to send scores to at the beginning of the test. I want to ask, for someone with a what I'd consider 'decent' profile (overview below), what are some of the top MBA schools that are friendlier towards applicants with about 2 years of experience. As I am scanning class-profiles, most seem to average at around 4.


One of the things I have learned in my corporate stint is that I'm never going to be happy in a conventional white-collar job in a big corp. I have always liked dabbling with multiple things at a time, meeting different people, creative brainstorming sessions, and working like a think-tank. Hence, my prime post-MBA career goals (vital to make the selection, I believe) are: 1) To become an entrepreneur 2) To take social-entrepreneurial initiatives, particularly for women in tech (global) and for those in underprivileged conditions (back home) 3) Much later in life, to become an author. Not sure how an MBA would help here, but I think it would, being a generic/wide-scope undertaking

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My profile overview:

23 years old, female

10th CBSE: 94% | 12th CBSE: 92% 

Grad: B.Tech in Software Engineering from DTU, 74.64%

Work Experience: June'13 - present, Software Developer, *that* US company known for database

Extra-curriculars: Plenty. Good footprints in theater, music, writing, public-speaking, organizing events, Baseball etc. and social-media branding, marketing, and management. Some noticeable entrepreneurial work during college years (won 2 international awards). Good online visibility as a writer.

Internships: A 6-week marketing internship (good numbers to show as measure of contribution) in IIM-A and 2 months of table-turning social-media-management work during early college years for a startup (some other silly/bogus tech internships too)

Volunteer-work: None as of writing of this post 

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  • @prepzone As a matter of fact I'm not looking at India's .... 02 May.
  • I would strongly recommend you look at sept 2017 as an op.... 02 May.
noobexpert
Sugandha 91 @noobexpert 8

@prepzone As a matter of fact I'm not looking at India's options (except ISB - at a stretch). 

prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 164

I would strongly recommend you look at sept 2017 as an option since schools that accept 2 years work exp. might not be the quality schools you are looking and others yet might be very aspirational based on your profile. Some schools you can look at are NUS & NTU to begin with. I hope this helps. Thank you

Hi guys,

I am planning to apply to top MBA colleges in US for 2016 entry. I have a 730 in GMAT and good academics in 10th, 12th (90% and above), and college (B.Tech). I have a work ex of 1.8 years in an IT consulting firm.

Should I be applying on my own or should I take professional help for the admission process?

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  • @StudyCat Your GMAT score is good. But you definitely nee.... 04 May.
  • Hi @StudyCat Option A - you can wait for couple of years,.... 05 May.
nerdy4edu
PNayak @nerdy4edu 18

@StudyCat Your GMAT score is good. But you definitely need more work experience to apply for MBA in top schools in the US. The average in most of these schools is 4 years. At this point you'll need to make your profile stronger. Try getting in touch with a few students from these schools you are trying to apply. Review candidate profiles. You'll get a fair idea about how you can improve your own profile. Once you have done this ground work done, you can then choose professional help if you need help putting it together. 

desert_ice
desert ice @desert_ice 16

Hi @StudyCat Option A - you can wait for couple of years, develop a strong overall profile and thus improve your chances of getting into a better ranked university, improve your chances of getting better post MBA employment opportunities. Option B - apply now and get into whatever best university you can get into. Don't over-rely on professional help. Do your own research, develop a rough plan and then take help, only if required. All the best..  

Hi guys,

My profile

Xth - CBSE - 70% 

XIIth - Maharashtra State Board - 58% 

BSc (Chemistry) - University of Mumbai - 55% 

Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging Science & Technology - SIES School of Packaging - 71%

Others - Certficate course in Project Management & Six Sigma Green Belt.

Work Ex. - Packaging Development Executive - 2 years at ITC Limited, Chennai, India & Packaging Development Technologist - 1 year at Almarai, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

I intend to get into a US University for MBA - Supply Chain Mgt.

Require your review, feedback on preparation for GMAT. This would be my first attempt at GMAT. 

  • Hi Sarvan, You will have to build a well rounded profile .... 02 May.
  • Hi, I would not take the test immediately. Getting feedba.... 03 May.
desert_ice
desert ice @desert_ice 16

Hi Sarvan, You will have to build a well rounded profile (GMAT, Experience, Interests, Extra curricular). Building a profile takes time, so I would suggest to wait for at least a year, work on all the aspects of your profile and apply next year. I would also encourage you to look at specialist programs in Supply Chain, MBA programs in Europe focused on SCM.. 

Sarvan14
Sarvan SK @Sarvan14 2

Hi, I would not take the test immediately. Getting feedback from experts would help me in planning for GMAT. 

Hi,

My name is Vikram Dhingra. My profile is as follows

10th- 93.4%
12th-93.6%

B. Tech- 76% ( ECE, NSIT, Delhi University)

Work ex- 34 Months with McKinsey & Company as Research Analyst in the TMT domain

GMAT Score- 710

Decent mix of extra curriculars and social work throughout Colg/ Professional career

Colleges I am targeting are- Duke, Michigan Ross, Anderson, Kellog, Darden, UCLA

Professional Goal- Strategy Consultant

I would like to as about my chances of getting into the above list of colleges and if there are any other good colleges I missed on.

Thanks in advance for you advice and suggestions!


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  • My understanding was that a differential of 10-20 marks i.... 30 Apr.
  • Hi Vikram, I tend to disagree ... in top schools 730 over.... 02 May.
vikramdhingra90
@vikramdhingra90 1

My understanding was that a differential of 10-20 marks in GMAT doesnt make a huge impact once 700 mark has been crossed... any other colleges I can target within score range I already have??

prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 164

Hi Vikram, I tend to disagree ... in top schools 730 over a 720 and 720 over a 710 always get interview calls from top schools in my experience hence I do know it makes a difference. I hope this helps. Thank you

Hi Consultant

My name is Urmanpreet Singh. My profile is as follows-

10th -93.4
12lth-85.83

BTech ECE-77% (from Jaypee University of Information)

Work ex(as on 30th april 2015)- 19 months (Systems Engineer Infosys Limited)

I have MBA offer from IIT Kharagpur this season

Goal: To start a start-up on an idea I already have

I have the following queries-

1) If I don't join MBA, will I ever be able(say in 2-3 years) to create a profile suitable for top 15 colleges across US, Europe or Asia? If yes what are the steps I should take ahead apart from excellent GMAT?

2) If I join MBA at IIT Kharagpur, what is the way ahead. Will it help me create a stronger application in the future to these colleges. OR Are there any advanced management courses in these universities that will be more relevant than MBA at that time?

Again my Goal is to do work that matters in the form of a start-up. I think that a MBA from a top university will help me maximize the impact, upgrade me (in attitude, personality and approach) and increase the chances of my success.

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  • thank you. and can you review my academic percentages and.... 02 May.
  • USA doesn't consider 10th and 12th but your undergrad mar.... 02 May.
urman
urmanpreet singh @urman 4

thank you. and can you review my academic percentages and tell whether they are good for top 15.

prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 164

USA doesn't consider 10th and 12th but your undergrad marks are pretty good so with a 720 (preferably 730) or above in your GMAT you have a good chance at the top 15. Thank you

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