SMU R3 for my profile


Hello Sir/Madam,

I am an Indian with a background in the IT Industry for over 5 years now. I have worked with Infosys since July 2008 till present in SAP (business integration).

I have one year of International experience for a client (through Infosys) in France as a team lead.

My GMAT score is 660 (Q48 V33 AWA 5.5) and I have decent extra-curricular activities.

I am looking to apply in Round 3 (deadline Oct 15, 2013) for SMU (Singapore) Full time MBA starting in Jan 2014.

My first question is: Is the Full time MBA achievable for my profile?
Second: Do you think I will be losing an edge as I am applying in Round 3? Is it still safe for me to apply?

Thank you in advance for your replies.
Regards,
Sridhar

Hello Sir/Madam,

I am an Indian with a background in the IT Industry for over 5 years now. I have worked with Infosys since July 2008 till present in SAP (business integration).

I have one year of International experience for a client (through Infosys) in France as a team lead.

My GMAT score is 660 (Q48 V33 AWA 5.5) and I have decent extra-curricular activities.

I am looking to apply in Round 3 (deadline Oct 15, 2013) for SMU (Singapore) Full time MBA starting in Jan 2014.

My first question is: Is the Full time MBA achievable for my profile?
Second: Do you think I will be losing an edge as I am applying in Round 3? Is it still safe for me to apply?

Thank you in advance for your replies.
Regards,
Sridhar
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Hi,
I just wanted to add that my future goal is to become an management consultant, either strategy or operations.

Regards,
Sridhar

Hi,
I just wanted to add that my future goal is to become an management consultant, either strategy or operations.

Regards,
Sridhar
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Duncan

You are under the average at SMU for GMAT and work experience, and your nationality and IT background are not in short supply. You would not be a competitive candidate in round one. If you get an interview in round three, the rest of your application must be amazing.

You are under the average at SMU for GMAT and work experience, and your nationality and IT background are not in short supply. You would not be a competitive candidate in round one. If you get an interview in round three, the rest of your application must be amazing.
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Hi Duncan,

Please see the below link:
http://business.smu.edu.sg/mba/student-profiles

It says that the mean gmat is only 640 for SMU. And the average work experience is 5.2 years which is exactly where I stand now. Please kindly advice.

Regards,
Sridhar

Hi Duncan,

Please see the below link:
http://business.smu.edu.sg/mba/student-profiles

It says that the mean gmat is only 640 for SMU. And the average work experience is 5.2 years which is exactly where I stand now. Please kindly advice.

Regards,
Sridhar
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Duncan

The SMU average was 660 in 2011 so I expect it will be higher next year - 680 might be the median score.

Take a look at www.singaporembaconsulting.com/ - Darren is a great guide for SMU.

The SMU average was 660 in 2011 so I expect it will be higher next year - 680 might be the median score.

Take a look at www.singaporembaconsulting.com/ - Darren is a great guide for SMU.
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Lotusblue

The SMU average was 660 in 2011 so I expect it will be higher next year - 680 might be the median score.

Take a look at www.singaporembaconsulting.com/ - Darren is a great guide for SMU.


I've communicated with their adcomms, however, with a lower GMAT, I was suggested to submit for an early round to get a higher chance for admission and scholarship. Is that what the reality is?

Furthermore, does anyone know SMU's job/internship placement? especially for the general situation of salary when landing the first job post MBA there.

AS a Chinese candidate, I'm a little concerned about the placement there since SMU is still not widely recognized by China's recruiters.

Thanks.

<blockquote>The SMU average was 660 in 2011 so I expect it will be higher next year - 680 might be the median score.

Take a look at www.singaporembaconsulting.com/ - Darren is a great guide for SMU. </blockquote>

I've communicated with their adcomms, however, with a lower GMAT, I was suggested to submit for an early round to get a higher chance for admission and scholarship. Is that what the reality is?

Furthermore, does anyone know SMU's job/internship placement? especially for the general situation of salary when landing the first job post MBA there.

AS a Chinese candidate, I'm a little concerned about the placement there since SMU is still not widely recognized by China's recruiters.

Thanks.

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ralph


AS a Chinese candidate, I'm a little concerned about the placement there since SMU is still not widely recognized by China's recruiters.

So you'll be looking for post-MBA jobs on the mainland? I'd think that an SMU MBA would have much more leverage in Singapore.

<blockquote>
AS a Chinese candidate, I'm a little concerned about the placement there since SMU is still not widely recognized by China's recruiters.
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So you'll be looking for post-MBA jobs on the mainland? I'd think that an SMU MBA would have much more leverage in Singapore.
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Lotusblue


AS a Chinese candidate, I'm a little concerned about the placement there since SMU is still not widely recognized by China's recruiters.

So you'll be looking for post-MBA jobs on the mainland? I'd think that an SMU MBA would have much more leverage in Singapore.


Thanks for your reply. Could you share some light on the initial salary post SMU MBA (similarly NTU / NUS). I hv read from some post that even the grads from the BIG 3 only get a monthly 4000 SGD, which is equal to what normal grads earn (but the normal grads have no work experience). So for me myself as a work professional with 6 work experience, I have some concern on the post-MBA salary in SG. your comments is greatly appreciated.

<blockquote><blockquote>
AS a Chinese candidate, I'm a little concerned about the placement there since SMU is still not widely recognized by China's recruiters.
</blockquote>
So you'll be looking for post-MBA jobs on the mainland? I'd think that an SMU MBA would have much more leverage in Singapore.</blockquote>

Thanks for your reply. Could you share some light on the initial salary post SMU MBA (similarly NTU / NUS). I hv read from some post that even the grads from the BIG 3 only get a monthly 4000 SGD, which is equal to what normal grads earn (but the normal grads have no work experience). So for me myself as a work professional with 6 work experience, I have some concern on the post-MBA salary in SG. your comments is greatly appreciated.
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ralph

They're all in a similar ballpark - in all of the cases, I believe that average salaries for those who work in Singapore's financial sector tend to be higher.

As far as I know, SMU doesn't release any alumni salary data for their MBA program. However, I have read that grads of another of their masters-level business programs report 85k SGD salaries, on average. Take from that what you will - but I'd imagine that MBA grads would take in a bit more.

Similarly, NUS MBA grads report 88k SGD salaries (that's self-reported by the school), and Businessweek data suggests that the NTU salaries are at about $91k SGD.

They're all in a similar ballpark - in all of the cases, I believe that average salaries for those who work in Singapore's financial sector tend to be higher.

As far as I know, SMU doesn't release any alumni salary data for their MBA program. However, I have read that grads of another of their masters-level business programs report 85k SGD salaries, on average. Take from that what you will - but I'd imagine that MBA grads would take in a bit more.

Similarly, NUS MBA grads report 88k SGD salaries (that's self-reported by the school), and Businessweek data suggests that the NTU salaries are at about $91k SGD.
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Hi Ralph,

Do you think that the salaries of INSEAD MBA graduates are similar to those at these other Singapore schools?

Hi Ralph,

Do you think that the salaries of INSEAD MBA graduates are similar to those at these other Singapore schools?
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Duncan

Insead salaries are much higher: look at its placement report.

Insead salaries are much higher: look at its placement report.
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donho199

No comparision between INSEAD and any Singapore school just a matter of fact

No comparision between INSEAD and any Singapore school just a matter of fact
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Razors Edg...

Duncan and donho are right - the FT Global ranking pegs average salaries for Insead grads at over $140,000 - although this includes data from their Fontainbleu graduates as well, which skews it a bit...

Duncan and donho are right - the FT Global ranking pegs average salaries for Insead grads at over $140,000 - although this includes data from their Fontainbleu graduates as well, which skews it a bit...
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