In need of Guidance


TheDesire
Hello All,
I really require help from u guys. I am an IT guy from India, working in the largest IT company in India in Enterprise Solutions technology, 2 years 5 months work-ex till date. I don't have steamy academic scores, reasonable at best. (Apart from this i m fluent in English and learning Spanish. )
I wish to go for an international MBA degree.
Country wise, my choice list is USA, Canada, Singapore, Germany and India, in that order. I require your help for narrowing down on the universities, which are not expensive, preferably a 15-18 month course and good job prospects after it ends. I wish to settle down permanently in that country. It is somewhat urgent, because I am up for a GMAT exam at the end of this month, and am yet to select the 5 universities to which to send the scores before GMAT begins.
In the mocks which i gave, i scored an average 700. Hoping to break the 700 barrier in the real one though.
Please help friends. Looking forward to ur replies.
Hello All,
I really require help from u guys. I am an IT guy from India, working in the largest IT company in India in Enterprise Solutions technology, 2 years 5 months work-ex till date. I don't have steamy academic scores, reasonable at best. (Apart from this i m fluent in English and learning Spanish. )
I wish to go for an international MBA degree.
Country wise, my choice list is USA, Canada, Singapore, Germany and India, in that order. I require your help for narrowing down on the universities, which are not expensive, preferably a 15-18 month course and good job prospects after it ends. I wish to settle down permanently in that country. It is somewhat urgent, because I am up for a GMAT exam at the end of this month, and am yet to select the 5 universities to which to send the scores before GMAT begins.
In the mocks which i gave, i scored an average 700. Hoping to break the 700 barrier in the real one though.
Please help friends. Looking forward to ur replies.
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repoman
Please come back when you've got your GMAT results. that will make your range of choices clearer. you have the disadvantages of insufficient work experience for a top tier MBA and you will be competing with many other applicants from the same country and industry background.

good luck on your GMAT.
Please come back when you've got your GMAT results. that will make your range of choices clearer. you have the disadvantages of insufficient work experience for a top tier MBA and you will be competing with many other applicants from the same country and industry background.

good luck on your GMAT.
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TheDesire
Hello repoman,
While what u said is all correct, you must be knowing, that at the beginning of the GMAT exam, one needs to select upto 5 colleges, to which the score would be sent automatically . I actually wanted help in selecting a few decent colleges so that this particular opportunity of sending the scores, does not go down as a total waste. Like what i had in mind was selecting 2 universities in US- 1 ambitious and another decent one, 2 in Canada with similar breakup and 1 in Singapore. Or some other combination.
To start with, it can be assumed that i wud be scoring somewhere in upper 600's. Things can be drastically different in reality, but if Mock tests are any indicator, that is not a completely off track assumption.
Please suggest me a few universities which are likely to look at me if they get my score.

Regards.
Hello repoman,
While what u said is all correct, you must be knowing, that at the beginning of the GMAT exam, one needs to select upto 5 colleges, to which the score would be sent automatically . I actually wanted help in selecting a few decent colleges so that this particular opportunity of sending the scores, does not go down as a total waste. Like what i had in mind was selecting 2 universities in US- 1 ambitious and another decent one, 2 in Canada with similar breakup and 1 in Singapore. Or some other combination.
To start with, it can be assumed that i wud be scoring somewhere in upper 600's. Things can be drastically different in reality, but if Mock tests are any indicator, that is not a completely off track assumption.
Please suggest me a few universities which are likely to look at me if they get my score.

Regards.
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ezra
I've got to agree with repoman here. For top tier schools in the US, you'd be much better off with at least another year of work experience. Your profile - Indian IT professional - is a very competitive one, and a strong GMAT score will only take you so far.

If I had to suggest schools based on your expected GMAT score, I'd aim for second tier schools in the US with younger cohorts, where a strong GMAT will help you more - Texas A&M - Mays, for instance - where the average work experience is still 4+ years but the average GMAT is around 650. George Washington University's cohorts are similar. Given another year of work experience, and you'd be competitive at top tier programs.

In terms of Canadian schools, maybe Sauder? McGill could be a reach school.

Not much is really available to you in Singapore, based on your profile. If you applied next year with another year of work experience, then NUS and Nanyang could be possibilities.
I've got to agree with repoman here. For top tier schools in the US, you'd be much better off with at least another year of work experience. Your profile - Indian IT professional - is a very competitive one, and a strong GMAT score will only take you so far.

If I had to suggest schools based on your expected GMAT score, I'd aim for second tier schools in the US with younger cohorts, where a strong GMAT will help you more - Texas A&M - Mays, for instance - where the average work experience is still 4+ years but the average GMAT is around 650. George Washington University's cohorts are similar. Given another year of work experience, and you'd be competitive at top tier programs.

In terms of Canadian schools, maybe Sauder? McGill could be a reach school.

Not much is really available to you in Singapore, based on your profile. If you applied next year with another year of work experience, then NUS and Nanyang could be possibilities.
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Duncan
Texas A&M - Mays is actually a very selective programme because of its low fees. For a younger, Indian man with unexceptional work experience and a sub-700 GMAT I'd suggest maybe...
Baylor University (Hankamer) (TX)
Purdue University--West Lafayette (Krannert) (IN)
Syracuse University (Whitman) (NY)
University of Arizona (Eller) (AZ)
University of Missouri (Trulaske) (MO)
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick and Newark (NJ)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Pamplin)
University of Alabama (Manderson) (AL)
University of South Carolina (Moore) (SC)
Bentley University (McCallum) (MA)
Texas A&M - Mays is actually a very selective programme because of its low fees. For a younger, Indian man with unexceptional work experience and a sub-700 GMAT I'd suggest maybe...
Baylor University (Hankamer) (TX)
Purdue University--West Lafayette (Krannert) (IN)
Syracuse University (Whitman) (NY)
University of Arizona (Eller) (AZ)
University of Missouri (Trulaske) (MO)
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick and Newark (NJ)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Pamplin)
University of Alabama (Manderson) (AL)
University of South Carolina (Moore) (SC)
Bentley University (McCallum) (MA)
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TheDesire
Thanks every1. Well I guess one thing has clearly emerged out. I need to gain atleast a couple of years of working experience more to qualify for the top race.
How do top business schools view a major career direction change by a candidate?
What i mean exactly is- right now i am in technology sector, but want to move away from technology. Over past couple of years, i have developed deep interest in the economics and financial side of business and eventually see myself in that field. And this 'career-shift' has been playing on my mind for quite some time now. What would be this move's implications down the road?
Thanks every1. Well I guess one thing has clearly emerged out. I need to gain atleast a couple of years of working experience more to qualify for the top race.
How do top business schools view a major career direction change by a candidate?
What i mean exactly is- right now i am in technology sector, but want to move away from technology. Over past couple of years, i have developed deep interest in the economics and financial side of business and eventually see myself in that field. And this 'career-shift' has been playing on my mind for quite some time now. What would be this move's implications down the road?
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Duncan
A career shift is exactly the sort of thing that the two-year MBA is designed to support. When you're selecting a school, you might want to look for one that has a good network of alumni in the sector and geography you are targeting.
A career shift is exactly the sort of thing that the two-year MBA is designed to support. When you're selecting a school, you might want to look for one that has a good network of alumni in the sector and geography you are targeting.
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ralph
A career shift is exactly the sort of thing that the two-year MBA is designed to support.

And to add to that, this is especially true for students who want to go into finance and financial services. Top MBA programs have deep traction with this industry - especially in financial centers like NYC (Columbia, NYU - Stern;) or London (LBS). So, maybe take a couple years to work, then take the GMAT and check these kinds of schools out, if you're interested in finance.
<blockquote>A career shift is exactly the sort of thing that the two-year MBA is designed to support. </blockquote>
And to add to that, this is especially true for students who want to go into finance and financial services. Top MBA programs have deep traction with this industry - especially in financial centers like NYC (Columbia, NYU - Stern;) or London (LBS). So, maybe take a couple years to work, then take the GMAT and check these kinds of schools out, if you're interested in finance.
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