Am a newbie here 😃 I am a pass-out of IIFT Delhi 2012 batch, currently working in Cognizant Business Consulting. I am in a tricky spot right now in my life & could really use some advice. In my 3yrs in the industry, I have realized that my MBA degree lacks a global perspective & is pretty India-centric.
Also, having minimal footprint abroad, the IIFT tag makes it increasingly difficult for me to fight for shortlists of some of my dream Consults abroad (Bain, Booz, Oliver Wyman, Parthenon Group, Alvarez & Marsal – IIFT guys almost never make it in the biggies). As such, I was pondering over a 2nd MBA, a global one from a FT Top-20 B-School (with Consulting as it’s forte). I appeared for GMAT just to test if I still remembered anything & surprisingly scored 760 (Q-51,V-41, IR-8, AWA-6). But I got to know from different articles that US B-Schools don’t usually prefer candidates in their early 30s. That has left me completely confused (I will be 32 by the time I join). My profile-
Class X Board Exams- 92%
Class XII Board Exams- 92%
Graduation – B.Tech- 82.9%
MBA – 3.4 on a scale of 4
Work Ex- 4.5yrs, currently working in Cognizant Business Consulting
Now more than a profile evaluation, I would like to know straight from the horse’s mouth if such a profile can make it to a Top B-School, if such a profile has any prospects in the gruelling admission process. Only after receiving ur views can I give a serious thought to writing down my essays, jotting down all achievements, et al. Any advice will be much appreciated…