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Hey gys, I want to start a thread for all the ppl interested in applying to 'firang' unvs. next yr..............I wud appreciate all the responces from u ppl. .........specifying ur specific questions and answers......... Please give sug... Read More »
Check this link, u might get sime info from ppl out thr as many of them persue/(d) from that univ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taiwanindians/
As cliched as it sounds... all I can say is... get some work exp... find out if you really wanna do an MBA... coz now you sound really young and unfocussed

If you go ahead with this... since you don't have work exp.. after the Taiwanese MBA... you may end up coming back to India and working in a BPO in a position where anyone in the BPO industry with 3-4 yrs experience is... that's porbably not what you want... so just don't rush into an international(?) MBA right now... try the IIMs... and if that doesn't happen try GMAT after a few yrs work exp
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hi junta,
i really need help of all the trainees.
as mine situation is a bit arbit one!!
well, i am doing b.a(chinese) in final year.(no work exp.)
and there is a scholarship of taiwan govt. to study mba anywhere in taiwan.
now the best university in taiwan is national taiwan university (as i have heard).
also, i am quite sure that i can get that scholarship.so it is expected that i will get a call from ntu(national taiwan university) for the mba.
but i really dont know that whether this degree will do any good for me in getting job in india or abroad.
i really dont know about the real reputation of ntu and its placement.
so,i plead to all trainees that plz tell me the truth about ntu and tell me that is it worth doing??????
Thaks abhi for the reply.,....
I think that u wud be better if u go for am MBA straightaway........but for that u have to get a new and much improved GMAT score........there is no fixed defination for a gud GMAt score but aiming for 700+ will be a gud idea considering the scools u have in mind.

CHill
Hello ppl,

Guys i am a bit confused.

I am working in my family-owned business firm thats into manufacturing and export, however i am interested in pursuing a MBA with specialisation in Finance. I currently have 2 yrs of work ex and by AEP 2007 i will complete close to 3.5 years.

My questions are: -

1. Will i be better off doing a MS. in financial management from a reputed University, then working in the relevant industry for some years and later pursue an MBA?

2. Will doing an MBA next year be too early for me ( as most univ have avg. work-ex of about 5-6 yrs)?

3. What is an acceptable GMAt score for a profile like mine if i want to get into a good B-School (NUS, MBS, RSM, Lancaster, etc..). I took up GMAT and got 540.. so want to set a decent target before i take a plunge again.

4. Would it be difficult to get a job post MBA in the Financial Sector(without prior experience), as i currently work in a totally different field.

My Profile: -
Decent Academics (GPA 3.4), good extra-curriculars and a university rank
Hi All,
I am a new member of pagalGuy.....planning for fall 07 applications.
My details:
GMAT 710
WorkEx 2.5 yrs in Infosys, Bangalore
Targetting Ross School and Darden in the 1st round.....
Hi Abhi,

I have not taken GMAT yet .... and no one know what is in store for me .... but I am replying to ur Queries on the basis of the knowledge I have gathered from people around ...

First of all my friend! Relax .....There is a bad day in everyone's life .... and there is something called the "worst" day!

You can do it! ... .... My friend the only "strategy" to fair well is Hard work .... I know you must have read that people scored 750+ with just two weeks of preps .... but even they put some hard work at some point in their life ... which helped them now!!!

So nothing can stop you pal! Go for it .... Take it again and you will come with flying colors


I have taken up GMaTand got a BAD score of 540.??:

Do i even stand a chance in any good University ( RSM, MBS, NUS, etc.) with such a score.


Frankly ... No My friend ... if you see the Average scores of these schools would be around 660 - 690 ....


MY Profile: -
Academics + Extra Curicullars: -

I have a decent Academic record ( GPA 3.4 - app. 84 - 85% in my BBM) and hols a rank from the Bangalore University. My extra - curicullars are good and have an all round achievement award from the College for the same.

Work Ex: -

I am curerently working in my family owned export venture and will complete 2.5 yrs by Oct 2006 (app. 3.5 yrs by the time i take up the course). Also have international experience due to the nature of the business...

Query: -

I would like to know if the above profile of mine can negate the effects of a low GMAT score on my application if i have fairl good essays. Is it worth applying with this score or will i be better off if i reappear for the GMAT... although..am extremely low on confidence after getting a low score inspite of preparing well...


As again my friend ..... I would say your Profile is Good .... but Not "excellent" .... Excellent would have been you started that export business and took it to next level in just 2.5 yrs .....
So, It cant shadow your GMAT Score ...... And in my opinion ... even "excellent" profiles need some GMAT Score for their Application to be considered!
Just put urself in place of Adcom and you will realise .... Adcom doesnt even read applications if GMAT scores are lower beyond a level .... they belive if he is good .... he can do better .... Your Profile is considered only after the GMAT score .... Though GMAT is not the only important thing .... It is a very important thing of your Application!
There is another reason which goes behind this ..... See the funda behind GMAT is .... its a preliminary test for any college to make sure you have necessary skills to take up a course like MBA .... which requires serious mathematical and Analytical skills ..... Once they are sure u have it good enuff they look at other parts of ur profile :)
abhi... nuthing can negate a 500 odd score.

retake the gmat. end of story.
Hello ppl,

reading all your posts has provided me wit good valuable info...

however i have a few queries with regard to 2007 intakes: -

I have taken up GMaTand got a BAD score of 540.??:

Do i even stand a chance in any good University ( RSM, MBS, NUS, etc.) with such a score.

MY Profile: -
Academics + Extra Curicullars: -

I have a decent Academic record ( GPA 3.4 - app. 84 - 85% in my BBM) and hols a rank from the Bangalore University. My extra - curicullars are good and have an all round achievement award from the College for the same.

Work Ex: -

I am curerently working in my family owned export venture and will complete 2.5 yrs by Oct 2006 (app. 3.5 yrs by the time i take up the course). Also have international experience due to the nature of the business...

Query: -

I would like to know if the above profile of mine can negate the effects of a low GMAT score on my application if i have fairl good essays. Is it worth applying with this score or will i be better off if i reappear for the GMAT... although..am extremely low on confidence after getting a low score inspite of preparing well...
inquizitive| Says
1. I have a 1 yr gap in my education i.e. after 12th and before engg. I have a decent family business so can I show to the ADCOM that I was involved in that during that period although I wasn't.Will this give a boost to my resume?

my take, dont lie. coz if they find it out in some way, then you are in trouble. if you are confident that you will be able to hide it, then go ahead
|inquizitive Says
2. There are certain certifications given by National Stock Exchange.Will having them on the resume , be of any help?Does it matter to the ADCOM

definitely, these extra achievements always matter
Hi All , This is Ashish
Here is my profile:
Xth : 87 %
Xth : 84 %
B. Tech from IIT with poor acads but decent extra-curricular activities.
currently working in IT industry in a bangalore based MNC,total experience of 2 yrs till now.I can manage decent recos and i am also aiming for ISB 2007.
I have few questions to ask.
1. I have a 1 yr gap in my education i.e. after 12th and before engg.
I have a decent family business so can I show to the ADCOM that I was involved in that during that period although I wasn't.Will this give a boost to my resume?
2. There are certain certifications given by National Stock Exchange.Will having them on the resume , be of any help?Does it matter to the ADCOM
It will be really helpful if some one can answer them.
Thanks
Hi Guys
I'm new to this forum and thought abt getting in touch wid all u ppl here.
My profile goes as:
B.Tech IITM elec(2004) cgpa 8.5
Work Ex: 2yrs now, 3yrs by fall '07. In telecom domain, mostly embedded development.
GMAT: 750+
Extra Cirri: Not much apart from being my hostel secy. and insti football team member.
Thinking of applying to Stan, Sloan, Stern and Ross.
Haven't done any serious research yet. Fearing if its too late.

Can anyone answer one query too : R professional consultants of any real help to get to the top schools?
And anyone who can give me a contact in mumbai for such a consultant.

Thanx:)
Hi PPL,

I am going to ISB Campus Info Session tommorow... fire me any Q's pertaining to ISB.

Thankx
Azeem
Hey gys,

I want to start a thread for all the ppl interested in applying to 'firang' unvs. next yr..............I wud appreciate all the responces from u ppl. .........specifying ur specific questions and answers.........

Please give suggestions to me too........as I am primarily looking for one yr MBA.
The factors of considerations r........

1)Brand name
2)ROI......
3)Placements
4)Chances of selection.

My profile is :

AGE :25. 26y the time I join( hopefully)
EDU: B Tech; NIT/REC,Bhopal.(2003), 72 %.Loads of extra curriculars.....sports ,tech,cultural
WORK EX: IT total 3 yrs..total.......(3.5 or 4 by the time I join....July)
HCL Tech..... Software engineer........fresher to till Jan 06........
Sterling Commerce( AT&T; ) .......Delivery Consultant........currelty........total 3 yrs so far.
GMAT: 730.

PREF: 1yr MBA........2 will do......but inclined towards 1 yr.Primarily europe.....
COLLEGES UNDER CONSIDERATION: 1) INSEAD 2)IMD 3)LBS 4)Oxford 5) 6)RSM 7)ISB ....................NUS ............

NUS is a distant third..............Please also throw light on NUS placements............backed by facts or personla info............no 'overheard' talks please..........

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Frankly you need to decide where do you see yourself post your Masters. There has to be clarity in that - decide , what aspires you and then look at school.

Looking at your profile suggest you look at programs like :
1 / MBA Programs which are Technology Intensive - good for Tech onsulting careers
2 / Techno MBA Programs - good for IT Consulting careers
3 / Programs in Policy - Technology Policy , Public Policy and Administration
4 / Regular plain jane MBA Programs.

Once you have gone through the pros and cons - then look at a right fit program. I did aspire for an MBA , 650 GMAT , 7 years of work ex with ThyssenKrupp but later i realised the MPhil program in Industry , Strategy & Organisation at Judge - Cambridge is what fits in my career profile. So am going for it.

Hope this helps.

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