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satabdimohanty
@satabdimohanty
Hi All, I have passed out in the year 2013 ,as an engineer.I have started working since Dec 2013.I am planning to give GMAT in 2015.I would like to know my 1 year experience is relevant for MBA course from well known universities and if not then please let me know the complete details of MIM ...

Hi All,

I have passed out in the year 2013 ,as an engineer.I have started working since Dec 2013.I am planning to give GMAT in 2015.I would like to know my 1 year experience is relevant for MBA course from well known universities and if not then please let me know the complete details of MIM course,so that i can reflect over pursuing MIM.Here is my profile :10th -84.3%,12th-78%,BTech(IT):92.6%, currently working in TCS.





susmitha.gutha
@susmitha.gutha
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Hai, I wanted to know how much of gre score would help to enter business schools !

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sakshi.gupta027
Sakshi Gupta @sakshi.gupta027 1
Hi, I am confused whether I should take Kaplan premiere 2015 with 6 practice tests or Princeton review 2015 with 6 practice tests. Which is better and more accurate? I am currently preparing for my second attempt and have already used the 4 GMAT Prep mock tests for my first attempt.

Hi,

I am confused whether I should take Kaplan premiere 2015 with 6 practice tests or Princeton review 2015 with 6 practice tests. Which is better and more accurate?

I am currently preparing for my second attempt and have already used the 4 GMAT Prep mock tests for my first attempt.

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  • Is there any way I can just enroll for the kaplan online .... 9h.
  • U can have a trial account.. best, if u can use the login.... 9h.
peak_k2
@peak_k2 66

Go for kaplan.. PR is easier and won't give you the actual ex experience

sakshi.gupta027
Sakshi Gupta @sakshi.gupta027 1

Is there any way I can just enroll for the kaplan online tests only as I already have a friend's kaplan premier 2014 book?

peak_k2
@peak_k2 66

U can have a trial account.. best, if u can use the login of ur friend and use the tests available to registered users

ashokksingh
@ashokksingh
Does the number of attempts affect the GMAT SCORE

Does the number of attempts affect the GMAT SCORE

  • Simple answer NO!. 13h.
  • Depends upon the B schools. For example, I remember one o.... 12h.
kinji.at.pg1
Kinjal Das @kinji.at.pg1 26.4 k

Depends upon the B schools. For example, I remember one of the US b school, you can report the scores only thrice to them.

gaurav21
Gaurav D @gaurav21 341
I have given gmat about a week ago...but dint get a desired score...if i decide to give another shot...which will latest be in october.....is there sufficient time left for application process of US B schools ?

I have given gmat about a week ago...but dint get a desired score...if i decide to give another shot...which will latest be in october.....is there sufficient time left for application process of US B schools ?

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  • Gaurav, Many US b-schools have their R1 in November, so e.... 22h.
  • @gaurav21 A daunting task is ahead of you. But you can c.... 20h.
MansieDewanConsulting
Mansie Dewan @MansieDewanConsulting 2.0 k

@gaurav21 it will be challenging to submit multiple applications all together in October. Either you start working on your applications now in tandem with GMAT prep or do only 1-2 schools in R1 and slide the rest to R2. Good Luck!

ISBmantra.com
ISB mantra @ISBmantra.com 1.0 k

Hi @gaurav21! Taking GMAT in October means you may have to apply in R2 of several of the B-schools, which is completely alright since there is no point applying with a low GMAT in R1 anyway. 

All the Best!

'ISBmantra / EssaySunday Consulting'

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mba-help
MBA Decoder @mba-help 1.1 k

Gaurav, Many US b-schools have their R1 in November, so even if you take GMAT by October you will still have time to apply. For the other b-schools whose deadline you miss in October, you can still apply there in R2.

Do note however, that you will have to follow a rigorous schedule- stick to your time lines. OND and Jan fly really fast for MBA aspirants, much unlike that for the non-MBA variety, so hardwork and punctuality will be the mantra to success.

Do reach out for our help

Namita Garg

http://www.mbadecoder.com/mba

ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 814

@gaurav21  A daunting task is ahead of you. But you can consider writing the GMAT in October and applying to US Schools in November. Do a research on schools which accept applications in Nov- Dec -Jan.

sher.anuj
Anuj Sher @sher.anuj 14
Hi, my query is related to how important are academic scores in applying for an executive 1 year program. I have a work ex of 5+ yrs in Finance & Accounts with an US based EPCM Co. I have been an average student throughout & my scores were pretty low in 10th and B.com (Hons) Graduation. I don't h...

Hi, my query is related to how important are academic scores in applying for an executive 1 year program. I have a work ex of 5+ yrs in Finance & Accounts with an US based EPCM Co. I have been an average student throughout & my scores were pretty low in 10th and B.com (Hons) Graduation. I don't have any significant achievement in extra curricular activity either.

Please suggest if I can get a good B-school, if I score around 680 + in GMAT.

If yes, then please suggest some good B-schools where my profile would be accepted. 

Thanks

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  • I am looking for b schools providing 1 yr Mba program wit.... 16h.
  • Suggest you look at programs offered by B Schools in Euro.... 14h.
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sher.anuj
Anuj Sher @sher.anuj 14

I am looking for b schools providing 1 yr Mba program with less fees and good placements.... 

ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 814

Suggest you look at programs offered by B Schools in Europe, especially in UK. 

rishabh2198
@rishabh2198 1
Hi. I need to know which institute provides the best online test series for GMAT. Money is not an issue provided the tests are worth it! Only genuine comments please..! P.S. : For people from 'coaching institutes', please refrain from 'advertising' here !!

Hi. I need to know which institute provides the best online test series for GMAT. Money is not an issue provided the tests are worth it! Only genuine comments please..!

P.S. : For people from 'coaching institutes', please refrain from 'advertising' here !! 

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  • Get the official 2 extra tests from the GMAC. That's best.... 2d.
  • @EssaysForMBA : the thing is..it's test is worth once :P .... 1d.
EssaysForMBA
Anshu G @EssaysForMBA 110

There is an institute by the name GMAC. It's test series is the best;)

YNWA007
A @YNWA007 36

Get the official 2 extra tests from the GMAC. That's best, in addition to the 2 free ones. Also, Manhattan and Kaplan are good.

rishabh2198
@rishabh2198 1

@EssaysForMBA : the thing is..it's test is worth once :P 

@YNWA007 : thanks mate! even i had shortlisted these 2..cudnt decide which 1 to choose..! well m getting both now :D 

Anirudh412
Anirudh Rao @Anirudh412 1
In need of some help here! Bear with the long wall of text. I finished my BE in Civil in 2012 with an aggregate of 80%. Since then I have dipped my toes into the world of Aviation and tried getting a job as a pilot. Needless to say that did not work out too well and now I would like to get my MB...

In need of some help here! Bear with the long wall of text.

I finished my BE in Civil in 2012 with an aggregate of 80%. Since then I have dipped my toes into the world of Aviation and tried getting a job as a pilot. Needless to say that did not work out too well and now I would like to get my MBA from abroad from a sufficiently respectable university. Am i right in thinking i would not be accepted in the top universities since i neither have the requisite work experience nor do i have a good enough reason to explain this gap since my engg degree?

Is pursuing an MBA a completely lost cause now? If not, then are there any specific coaching centers that would help me get there? I'd appreciate any help.


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  • @Anirudh412 I would also recommend a Masters course which.... 2d.
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ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 814

@Anirudh412 I would also recommend a Masters course which could probably give you an exposure to certain disciplines and have an impetus on the job prospects as well

MissionISB2015
@MissionISB2015 31
GMAT of 730. Working for Holcim India for the last 3 years 6 months. Have been promoted twice and have 5 ppl reporting to me. PEC top 5%. What are my chances at the HBS? Also any recomendations with regards to good consultants for HBS will help. I plan to apply in R1.

GMAT of 730. Working for Holcim India for the last 3 years 6 months. Have been promoted twice and have 5 ppl reporting to me. PEC top 5%. What are my chances at the HBS?

Also any recomendations with regards to good consultants for HBS will help. I plan to apply in R1.

  

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  • One more thing @Llewellyn75 do you help students with the.... 2d.
  • The HBS this year has given you a rope long enough to pul.... 2d.
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MissionISB2015
@MissionISB2015 31

One more thing @Llewellyn75 do you help students with the HBS application?

Llewellyn75
Llewellyn Desouza @Llewellyn75 6.1 k

The HBS this year has given you a rope long enough to pull yourself on board or hang yourself while trying. The application this year too has no mandatory essay(s) but is quite literally testing the 'brevity of your character.' Thus curating a reasonably strong application for the HBS as always is going to be tough. 

It was around this time last year that two candidates who felt they do not stand much of a chance at the ISB because of their experience being out of the Sweet Spot of 3 to 6 years decided to apply to HBS in R1. They took some help from me and even I was surprised they made it in R1. 

After this I have had the good fortune of helping a steady stream of candidates for certain international B schools. So to answer you specific question to me, Yes I do help people applying to the HBS.

Wish you all the best!

Llewellyn Desouza

Principal Consultant Hash & CMO Felecidade Villa  

PS: if you are thinking of HBS... Act now! R1 deadline is 9 Sep 2014.              

Shady_Shiva
Shady_Shiva @Shady_Shiva 2
Hi Guys..I am planning to apply to LBS this year..Do you know any admission consultants who could help me? Consultants who have successfully helped in getting admissions into LBS MBA?

Hi Guys..I am planning to apply to LBS this year..Do you know any admission consultants who could help me? Consultants who have successfully helped in getting admissions into LBS MBA? 

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  • You can send me a mail and I can connect you with a very .... 3d.
GMATinsight
GMAT INSIGHT @GMATinsight 139

You can send me a mail and I can connect you with a very good consultant...

'GMATinsight'

g.kaur
Dream Catcher @g.kaur 7
Hello, I need help in shortlisting appropriate colleges for MBA ( targeting next year ) that I should enter in the system when I take GMAT in 15 days from now. My performance in diagnostic tests is in the bracket of 670-730. Brief profile: Completed 3 years of work-ex as a Developer-Consultant...

Hello, I need help in shortlisting appropriate colleges for MBA ( targeting next year ) that I should enter in the system when I take GMAT in 15 days from now. My performance in diagnostic tests is in the bracket of 670-730.  

Brief profile: Completed 3 years of work-ex as a Developer-Consultant with a giant MNC, leader in ERP space. 

BTech in Computer Science from NIT 

89 % in both XII and X. 

Very confused on what colleges should I be looking at, given my work-ex and educational background as a fairly decent IT consultant. 

Suggestions are welcome!

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  • @Llewellyn75 @ISBmantra.com Thanks for your suggestions. .... 3d.
  • You have a decent profile. with further discussions, a be.... 2d.
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Llewellyn75
Llewellyn Desouza @Llewellyn75 6.1 k

One among the Usual Suspects would be ISB but if you could help me with what you want to do after your MBA, I should be bale to help you better.

Also are you looking at only US schools or are open to Europe and AsiaPac?

@g.kaur Wish you all the best for the GMAT.


Llewellyn Desouza

Principal Consultant Hash & CMO Felecidade Villa  

 

ISBmantra.com
ISB mantra @ISBmantra.com 1.0 k

Hi @g.kaur! What are the schools that you have on mind? Suggesting schools (or taking suggestions) on an open forum without any research on your profile, career interests, job responsibilities, achievements, etc. may not be a good idea. Also, 670 to 730 is a range of 70 points on GMAT - too large to generalize the list. You probably need 2 lists; one for the 670-700 range and another for 710-730 range. 

Feel free to reach out to us for a more detailed discussion. 

All the Best!

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g.kaur
Dream Catcher @g.kaur 7

@Llewellyn75 @ISBmantra.com Thanks for your suggestions. I understand given the brief description, there is nothing outstanding in the profile per se to be able to decide on which colleges to chase. 

I was promoted recently as a Senior Developer in my team of 10, been one of the top performers in the team and have been in fact put on a fast-paced growth pedestal ( that's an internal term used in the company to classify performance rates ). I work on localization of ERP software according to Indian taxation regulations, tailored to the needs to our clients ( 800+ in number, including some giants in the country and outside ). I work in close collaboration with the customers as well as legal advisors and field colleagues to understand the customers' business processes, their expectation from the product, and then look at innovating a solution or enhancement in the existing solution to help the customers' business. I like my work in the sense that it is extremely challenging and makes a big impact on the customer's processes, also since it exposes me a lot to understanding their business. This draws me to exploring more in this arena, and further enhance my business acumen since my goal is to delve into project management / consulting and the like. If I continue in the same field it'll take me years to get there and I feel an MBA course will equip me to understand the business aspect better so I can chase my calling :-) 

In terms of achievements and extra-curricular, I am deeply involved in Social Activities including my company's CSR and an anonymous civic group in India that undertakes drives in various cities on "spot-fixing" every weekend. However unfortunately I do not have written proofs of the same as I never intended to do social service with the aim of any kind of return (rather it never occurred to me, and no offence intended in any way). Furthermore, I have been active in participating as well as organizing company level events, cultural and social in nature. 

At college level, I was one of the few students and the only girl from my batch, among 400 applicants to be selected for the prestigious Editorial Board after a grueling selection procedure, making it a matter of pride an honor to be working with the most brilliant minds of the college in taking out the yearly college magazine. I was also part of the team to release the Golden Jubilee edition of the college magazine and was heading a section of it with 4 editors under me. Apart from that, I have co-headed the marketing division in the organizing committee of my college's yearly Tech-cum-Cult fest, mainly responsible for bringing in the sponsorship and money.

That is the most I can think of right now, among my major achievements / activities. I understand that I would need to work hard enough on making my profile stand out from the 'typical IT application' out there.


ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 814

You have a decent profile. with further discussions, a better evaluation can be done on the Schools that you should apply. However, would ask you to research on Schools like  Ross, Tepper, Indiana Kelley, Mc Combs, Darden on one end and the likes of Booth, Tuck, Johnson etc on the other end,

Gmat4me
Manila Kamboj @Gmat4me 3
HI I WANT TO PURSUE MY MASTERS IN ELECTRICAL ENGG FROM GERMANY. I HAVE 3 YEARS OF EXP. IN THE POWER SECTOR AND GRAD FROM NITK WITH 9.0 CG. PLZ SUGGEST THE BEST GERMAN UNIVERSITIES WITH ENGLISH AS THE MEDIUM OF STUDY AND WAT WILL BE THE GRE SCORE REQUIRED?

HI 

I WANT TO PURSUE MY MASTERS IN ELECTRICAL ENGG FROM GERMANY.

I HAVE 3 YEARS OF EXP. IN THE POWER SECTOR AND GRAD FROM NITK WITH 9.0 CG.

PLZ SUGGEST THE BEST GERMAN UNIVERSITIES WITH ENGLISH AS THE MEDIUM OF STUDY AND WAT WILL BE THE GRE SCORE REQUIRED?

dkm007
Devendra Mishra @dkm007
Hi everyone, I am planning to write GRE and I want to pursue masters in management . I have close to 2 years experience in IT. I have an aggregate of 70% in my B.E. and more than 70% aggregate in 10th and 12th. I want to know some good German and US univ , suitable for my profile. Please sug...

Hi everyone, I am planning to write GRE and I want to pursue masters in management . I have close to 2 years experience in IT. I have an aggregate of 70% in my B.E. and more than 70% aggregate in 10th and 12th.

I want to know some good German and US univ , suitable for my profile. Please suggest some good names.

Thanks in advance.

vijay05
Vijay Nichani @vijay05 15
HI All, I have 6 years experience in IT. Now I am really tired with respect to coding and no longer enjoy it and want a shift. So I have decided for an MBA with my interest being in marketing. I would like to know what role an IT associate can get post MBA (marketing) and car...

HI All, I have 6 years experience in IT. Now I am really tired with respect to coding and no longer enjoy it and want a shift. So I have decided for an MBA with my interest being in marketing.                      I would like to know what role an IT associate can get post MBA (marketing) and career prospects for below options

1.Pre sales in IT ?

2.Marketing in FMCG ( do they really consider folks with such high experience?)

3.product management ( how easy it is to crack it)

Note :- I don't want a Business analyst role

 ( Have a home loan so need to really think it through!!!)

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  • You can get into a lot of roles, Pre-sales, Product manag.... 6d.
  • @ivyctor basically IT graduates entering marketing roles.... 5d.
Shankeyp
Shankx @Shankeyp 2.1 k

Hey Vijay,

Being in kind of similar situation... I just loved your frank reason for doing MBA...

Pre-sales is something you can surely get... no idea about others

karan14
karan prakash @karan14 21

Hey Vijay, I think for IT guy a very good profile can be business development which prolly comes under marketing. So you can go for that too.

ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 814

You can get into a lot of roles, Pre-sales, Product management, Consulting, Operations etc

vijay05
Vijay Nichani @vijay05 15

@ivyctor basically IT  graduates entering marketing roles are majorly stacked in which profile ...is it product management /IT pre sales /Project management.  Also how tough is each profile I.e.for consulting you need stellar grades else you stand no chance. any idea of the other three profiles

boombaat
Sunny Anand @boombaat 131
Hi Puys, My score = 650 I have strong extra curricular activities(school+collg) to support me and not so good academic profile to eat in that advantage Moreover, I have two years of Work-ex as a Business Analyst with TCS. At TCS, I have started Corporate Theater and an initiative to teach ...

Hi Puys,

My score = 650

I have strong extra curricular activities(school+collg) to support me and not so good academic profile to eat in that advantage

Moreover, I have two years of Work-ex as a Business Analyst with TCS.

At TCS, I have started Corporate Theater and an initiative to teach English to the security guards. 

 Can you please enlighten me about my chances in India(preferably) and abroad?

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  • @boombaat Yes XLRI is a good option to look at.... 6d.

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