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Hi Guys,

Would really appreciate if someone can evaluate my profile and guide me through my MBA university selections.


Experience : 2.5 Years (Business Development in IT Industry)

GMAT Score : 640 (Q:51, V:24)

AWA Score : Yet to receive.

Undergrad GPA : 8.2 (On a scale of 10)

Undergrad Degree: B.E(Hons) Computer Science from BITS Pilani (a reputed university in India).

I really want to know my chances in the following universities considering that am applying for the Last international deadline (1st March) and that my GMAT Score or Work Experience is just on the average side. I really wish i can give another attempt at GMAT but cant wait for 1 more year to apply. So i am planning to go ahead and apply with my current GMAT score.


1. Purdue University: Krannert

2. University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler

3. York University: Schulich (Canada)

4. Texas A & M University: Mays

5. Boston College: Carroll

Comments and Suggestions are highly appreciated.

Thanks

Siddartha Gadde

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  • Hi Siddartha, At the risk of sounding discouraging we re.... 24 Feb.
  • Siddartha, there is a definite disconnect between your CG.... 24 Feb.
ThePrincetonReview
Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 534

Hi Siddartha,

At the risk of sounding discouraging we really think you should give GMAT another shot specially since you are targeting the final rounds which are very competitive. Purdue, Kenan Flagler,Boston College and Texas A and M would be highly selective. York also to a great extent but they do have an India campus program if you would be interested in that.Hope this helps.Let us know if you require any further assistance.Good Luck

MansieDewanConsulting
Mansie Dewan @MansieDewanConsulting 2,767

Siddartha, there is a definite disconnect between your CGPA and GMAT score. Your work experience is low for THESE colleges you mention above. Wait it out, re-take the GMAT and apply in R1 for the 2016 intake. 


hi puys 

i have a work ex of 2years 9 months in Steel sector (8 months in JSW steel in marketing and 2 years 1 months in Steel Authority Of India Limited -SAIL)

in a dilemma of gmat vs Cat coz for 2016 batch of indian B schools i would be having close to around 4 years of work ex in a manufacturing set up in a supervisory role 

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  • @nitin_khandel Hi Nitin, Given your profile and a work .... 16 Feb.
  • Hi Nitin, If you are interested in doing MBA only from I.... 17 Feb.
Crackverbal
CrackVerbal @Crackverbal 9

@nitin_khandel 

Hi Nitin, Given your profile and a work experience of 4 years, you should keep your options of an MBA broad. The GMAT would be a better exam for you to approach as you will have the chance to highlight your profile better to the B-school. Diversity is something B-schools look for and fortunately your profile has that advantage. Club it with the GMAT and use it to your best.

Also, most of the top B-schools in India like ISB, SP jain, XLRI, IIM PGPX programs accept the GMAT score. So, I would suggest that you consider taking the GMAT and then apply for an MBA.

You can find more information about the GMAT and tons of FREE and valuable resources here : 

http://gmat.crackverbal.com/gmat-courses/

ThePrincetonReview
Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 534

Hi Nitin,

If you are interested in doing MBA only from India, then you can give CAT. But giving GMAT can open up doors to pursue MBA even from an international university, and the fact that most of top Indian B schools accept GMAT score, giving GMAT might just give you a little flexibility.Hope this helps.Let us know if you have any further queries.Good Luck

Hi!! I am planning to write GMAT. I have one query that being from Nuclear Power Sector( Control & Instrumentation Engineering & Project management) whether it would put any adv or disadv. on my profile analysis. Moreover, is it right to mention my M.Tech Degree on my profile.

Xth:89%; XIIth: 79%; B.Tech:9.0 CGPA (82.75%)

  • Well Subhojyoti MTech is a technical degree & even after .... 16 Feb.
  • Hi Subhojyoti, There would be no disadvantage at all. Y.... 16 Feb.
nodwin
Nodnat @nodwin 32

Well Subhojyoti MTech is a technical degree & even after doing higher end technical degrees people do go for management education to target middle management position which generally require business education in addition to technical skills

ThePrincetonReview
Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 534

Hi Subhojyoti, 

There would be no disadvantage at all. Your academics will only become more solid. We would suggest you to focus on your GMAT and your reasons for going in for an MBA.All the best.

Hi , I have a GMAT score 680 , work ex of 3 years in Asset Management and good acads throughout college and school. 

I am applying to HEC Paris Masters in Management and Masters in International Finance. The deadline is approaching but I am a li'l unsure of my GMAT scre. Should I retake GMAT and apply in the last intake session of April (risk being really few seats left) or apply in the March session with my current score. Please help!

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  • Hi Manali, Last rounds are always risky in terms of admi.... 16 Feb.
  • Thank you @ThePrincetonReview and @nodwin ...Talked to f.... 16 Feb.
ThePrincetonReview
Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 534

Hi Manali,

Last rounds are always risky in terms of admission chances so I would suggest you to apply earlier. Also it would be good to work on other parts of your applications that would also take time to prepare.

Manali21
Manali Taneja @Manali21 56

Thank you @ThePrincetonReview  and @nodwin ...Talked to few current students at HEC and though 680 isn't the ideal score It is decent enough is what they say. So I guess, I'll apply with this score and direct all my efforts towards and essays! Thanks for your help!

Hello guys,

I have been selected for Masters in Business Analytics program at University of Texas,Austin.

Just wanted to know if anyone of you guys had applied and received a call letter ?

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  • thanks @nodwin . Also compared to NUS Singapore which one.... 14 Feb.
  • US offers better options as compared to Singapore. 16 Feb.
impetus
Teja Teja @impetus 36

thanks @nodwin . Also compared to NUS Singapore which one would be a better option?

nodwin
Nodnat @nodwin 32

US offers better options as compared to Singapore

A small query guys! and i know its a silly one!

I am planning to write GMAT . have a work experience of  16 months hydropower engineering (Civil engineer- core). Interested in management courses of finance or marketing. But one of my friends staying in USA told me that being from a   core engineering background, it would be difficult for me to get into a management course. and if i get into one, it would be a setback for me at the time of placements. as i have no experience in marketing or finance



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  • Well Garvit the transition from Engineering to management.... 12 Feb.
  • @MansieDewanConsulting @nodwin thank you so much for th.... 13 Feb.
Billi teri keh k lunga 2015 mein!   
nodwin
Nodnat @nodwin 32

Well Garvit the transition from Engineering to management generally requires management education so you are on the right track. Though it is quite possible that initially after completion of course you are offered techno management position rather than purely management.

garvitgupta14
Garvit Gupta @garvitgupta14 96

@MansieDewanConsulting  @nodwin  thank you so much for the valuable feedback! yes. before applying, i am planning to have a work ex of 24 months..

Applications to the 2015-17 batch of MBA programme by National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal, Mangalore is closing on 16th February 2015

NITK Surathkal is an institute of national importance with a legacy of over 50 years, and has a 300 acre fully residential campus with the Arabian Sea on its west border and the Kanyakumari-Mumbai highway passing right through the middle,  and accommodates over 4500 students pursuing UG, PG and doctoral programmes.

Eligibility:

Graduation: Candidates must be a graduate in any discipline with minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (For SC/ST it is 55% or 6.0) from a recognized institute/university.

Test scores: CAT 2014 or GMAT

Total Institute Fee: INR 1,54,100 

Total Hostel Fee: INR 77,500 (for Boys) or INR 81,500(Girls)

Total Intake: 64 (Reservations applicable)

Admission notification:

http://www.nitk.ac.in/mba-admissions

Official Facebook Page:

www.facebook.com/mba.nitk.surathkal

For more details, discussions and queries kindly visit the Official PG Thread:

http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/nitk-mba-2015-2017-admissions-official-thread-30381526

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  • @purna1 Regarding placements; please refer the two follow.... 11 Feb.
  • Thankyou!. 11 Feb.
Beryl Thomas, Public Relations Cell, NITK MBA

when is the best time to take the exam?

  • Hi @dreamzz_mba Best time to take your GMAT is at lea.... 11 Feb.
  • First of all, calculate back wards. 1) First of all che.... 11 Feb.
ThePrincetonReview
Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 534

Hi @dreamzz_mba

Best time to take your GMAT is at least 2 months before the deadline of the schools you are interested in.

kinji.at.pg1
Kinjal Das @kinji.at.pg1 28,693

First of all, calculate back wards. 

1) First of all check out your schools deadlines. US R1 starts by August end - September 1st Week. ISB - Sep mid etc.

2) Give yourself 2 months for the app and TOEFL exam.

3) The date which you get after deducting the 2 months should be your last GMAT date. if you want to test the waters, again deduct at least 1.5 months from the date.

P.S. Fellow GMAT taker and currently in applications.

P.P.S Applications are way tougher than GMAT, personal experience.

Hi,

which indian B-schools accept gmat scores for indian students?

i am new to gmat.

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  • Hi, thanks for the reply but i heard from someone that so.... 11 Feb.
  • Yes some of the schools like the IIM's accept GMAT only f.... 12 Feb.
dreamzz_mba
@dreamzz_mba 1

Hi, thanks for the reply but i heard from someone that some of the few mentioned above use gmat only for international students. or is it like all of these take indian resident students too?

ThePrincetonReview
Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 534

Yes some of the schools like the IIM's accept GMAT only for their Executive programs and for their normal PGP they do not accept GMAT for Indian students.To see the entire list of colleges where having a GMAT score is mandatory, We are messaging you the exact link.

Hi Everyone ! 

MBA Profile 

Age:31

Education: BE ( Computer Science) + MBA ( ICFAI Hyderabad)

GMAT Score:710

IELTS: 7

Experience : 8+ Years including 5 years Corporate Banking experience with IDBI & HSBC and 3 years of Entrepreneurship 

I am planning do an Executive MBA and targeting global top 10 institutes. Kindly advise/guide me on following :

a) The Corporate Banking , Head of department of my previous organisation has left the firm & started his own venture. Therefore, he wont be able to provide recommendation from official email ID/ company letter head. I was wondering how would it impact the quality of recommendation ? And what else can i do to rectify this situation?

b) Also , my present job is an entrepreneurial venture. What documents ( tax returns/ ownership pattern/ certificate of incorporation / Financial statements etc) will i have to provide during the admission process.

Many Thank in advance!!

Best Regards , 

Priya 

  • Hi @ahlawatz5 To answer your questions, it does not matt.... 11 Feb.
ThePrincetonReview
Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 534

Hi @ahlawatz5

To answer your questions, it does not matter if your previous supervisor is no longer with the company, the quality of the recommendation depends on what he/she writes and not exactly from where he/she submits the recommendation. Also you do not have to present any documents at the time of application other than your transcripts and recommendations and upon admission the school might ask for documents they seem fit.Let us know if you have any further queries.

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