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Just a short summary of my resume:
I am a CA, FRM and CFA level 3 candidate (positive result expected in Aug15). Currently, I am working with a big4 consulting firm as a financial due diligence professional (expect to get promoted in Oct15). Total post CA qualification workex of more than 3.5 years (2.5 years in current firm and 1 year in a small equity research firm). In addition, I did my CA internship from PWC (another Big4) and the same was post graduation. (I expect Adcoms to consider it. Therefore, including internship, a total workex of 6.5 years at the moment). No great extra-curriculars worth mentioning.
I will be sitting for GMAT this year and targeting a score in the range of 710 to 730.
I wish to start my MBA in finance in 2016 with a specialization in corporate finance. I am looking for courses that have a tenure of 1 to 1.5 years.
I have 2 requests:
1. Kindly evaluate my profile
2. Kindly suggest which colleges I must target (would be helpful if we could categorize colleges into (a) Asia and (b) US and other countries)
Please evaluate my profile as under:
Graduation: 7.78 CGPA
Qualification: B.Tech. , Computer Engg from NIT Jaipur
Work-experience: 3+ years by the time September '16 fall batches start. Worked in tech consulting role with Deloitte and currently in Microsoft with similar work profile.
GMAT (yet to take). Expected score: 680-730
TOEFL(yet to take). Expected score: 100+
Institutes I am targetting: HEC Paris , NUS Singapore, HKUST, Booth,Northwestern University, ISB Hyderabad, SPJIMR.
Preferable domain: Marketing (brand management) / Strategy Consulting (IT)
Financial Condition: Seek loan/ scholarship from schools. Intending to stay abroad for 4-5 years at least.
Please let me know how my profile looks like, and what are the things that I need to take care of, the schools that I should consider etc. I have been preparing for GMAT for over a month now, and would be taking the test by end of August '15.
I understand many schools do not accept a 3 year undergrad (15 year study) as valid for admission. Would want to know the top international colleges that do accept the same - Kindly help with a list of schools if available. GMAT score target 730+
I am currently pursuing my MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering with full scholarship in one of the middle-tier institutes in the US. I am a Chemical Engineer as well from one of the top non-IIT institutes in India. Prior to coming here in the US for my Masters,I have had 3 years of project management experience in the oil & gas sector (projects were construction of refineries & utility plants) in India.
I am a Lean Six Sigma Green belt certified by ASQ and I am planning to go ahead with CSCP certification by the end of May 2016. I intend to have a career in SCM or Process Improvement in the short-term and get into Management consulting in the long-term(around 5 years time).
I have decent extra-curriculars in my Bachelors and have excellent ones in my Masters till now. I especially hold quite a few leadership roles in my current university in the US. My GRE score (May'11) is 326.TOEFL was 115 but needs to be given again since its valid only for 2 years.
I would like to do an MBA but I am not sure when and how to approach the plan. The best thing would be to get a job in the US, work for a couple of years and then get into a MBA program. However, I was exploring the option of going back to India, start working there and get into programs like the executive ones in the IIMs or ISB subsequently. How do you guys see this plan? How about applying to ISB immediately after going back to India? Anybody here has that kind of experience?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
I have just given my gmat.I managed to get a 690 and I am planning to retake gmat.Could someone please help me with the choice of colleges I can opt to with this score?I have been primarily targeting Indian B schools such as ISB and SP jain.For ISB, I know I must score better.Could someone let me know if there is a good chance for SP Jain?I would also want to know about good international colleges, which could accept a 690.Due to financial constraints, I have never really thought about an International B program.Are there any chances for Scholarships, with this score?It would be great if someone could help me.Thanks in Advance.
My Profile As follows:
B.tech Computer Science:(75 %)
Work Ex: two years full time work ex which includes 5 months in TCS and the rest in INMOBI(An innovative mobile ad tech company which competes with the likes of google and fb).
Had won Star performer award in TCS (training batch)
Have received SpotR awards at my current work place.
I have been really passionate about music and had a music band, at College.Have won prizes at music competitions.
Also, I am located in Bangalore.Would be great if there were some good admission consultants, who could help me with the process.
Can you please evaulate my profile:
i would preferrrably want to go to Canada but i am open to other countries where the job market is good and visa is not much of an issue.. i even thought of SDA Bocconi, IESE, IE as well as HEC in European countries..
They are also in considerations
Bachelor in Engg. Coumputers (4 year Degree Course)-64.6%
Full Time MBA in IT 58%
Total 3.5 years of exp in a IT profile as a Key account Manager and IT Consultant
1 I have Played state level Cricket .
2 Active observer of World Politics
3. Pro gamer
I am planning to give GMAT before july , Even though i already have done my MBA but m looking for global exposure and want to go for double MBA ...
I think i can score around 660 in GMAT.. what all colleges could i go for ...And my prefercne is to get a JOB after MBA...I am also interested in Masters in International Relations jusst coz i love world politics. but i dont have much knowledge about IR colleges
Any of the smart brains and exp. people can help me with my profile. and please suggest me what can i do.
I have finally managed to convince my dad to let me go do my MBA abroad. He says to give him the details in a week. I have been doing some research but it's still all over the place. Can someone help? I hope I am not too late!
Can you please evaulate my profile:
Colleges I am targetting:
1) Top European Colleges in the same bracket as INSEAD
2) Top American Colleges in the same bracked as Wharton
3) Top Asian colleges in the same bracket as ISB and NIS
Bachelor in IT (3 year Degree Course)-55.6%
3.5 Years in TCS (Worked with Clients like CITIGROUP and GE)
Role: Change Manager and ITIL process expert
a) ITIL foundation
b) ITIL Intermediate
c) SIX SIGMA GREEN Belt awarded by GE
1) I play the Guitar, have played in a couple of local rock concerts.
2) Mentored final year BTECH students as part of Affirmative action programme by TATA Group. Have been rewarded by the same.
I am planning to give GMAT by the end of this year, I have been scoring 740+ in mocks and expecting my GMAT test results along similar lines. Please evaluate my profile, the thing thats haunting me the most is my academic profile. How would you evaulate my chances in Top Notch MBA colleges? What else do I need to add in my profile to increase my chances? Also, what would be my GPA approx?
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