GMAT(Q 50,V 34) which country and b-school to choose?


Aashna
Hi All,
I am a Indian female working as technical analyst at Oracle Managed Cloud Services , India for the past 1.7 years (hoping that by the time of start of my MBA batch I will have 3 years of work experience).
My gmat score report is as follows:
Total 700 (89%)
verbal 34 (71%)
quant 50 (87%)
AWA 4.5 (44%)
IR 5 (53%)


I wish to apply for 2017 batch of a reputed B-school (irrelevant to the part of the world it is located in) with good placement opportunities as I would like to keep working for some fortune MNC post-MBA. I have some schools like SDA, Duke,Insead, NUS,NTU ,IESE, ESADE,Cornell, oxford, HEC in mind.
I have many queries to ask for like :
1. I would really like to get a suggestion on which country to focus on given my profile with good comfortable post-MBA job opportunities .
2. I have read through many blogs so i am not sure why most US B-schools have such high average GMAT scores ? and if my score 700 is good enough for US.
3. Plus I am hesitant to choose MBA in UK as many articles suggest that there are many post-MBA work restrictions making it difficult to find work afterwards. Any word of advice would be appreciated.
4. Also, I would like to know if the mentioned are within my reach or not .I would prefer to have admissions with good scholarships ,so that i would feel less stressful on the financing part .
5. Please suggest what other schools i should start target?
6. Is choosing B -school in european countries like spain or france an intelligent idea ? (provided i am not hesitant to learn a new language if the benefits later outshine the initial phase of adjustment)

Thank you all ! Please do take time to respond with whatever you think .
Hi All,
I am a Indian female working as technical analyst at Oracle Managed Cloud Services , India for the past 1.7 years (hoping that by the time of start of my MBA batch I will have 3 years of work experience).
My gmat score report is as follows:
Total 700 (89%)
verbal 34 (71%)
quant 50 (87%)
AWA 4.5 (44%)
IR 5 (53%)


I wish to apply for 2017 batch of a reputed B-school (irrelevant to the part of the world it is located in) with good placement opportunities as I would like to keep working for some fortune MNC post-MBA. I have some schools like SDA, Duke,Insead, NUS,NTU ,IESE, ESADE,Cornell, oxford, HEC in mind.
I have many queries to ask for like :
1. I would really like to get a suggestion on which country to focus on given my profile with good comfortable post-MBA job opportunities .
2. I have read through many blogs so i am not sure why most US B-schools have such high average GMAT scores ? and if my score 700 is good enough for US.
3. Plus I am hesitant to choose MBA in UK as many articles suggest that there are many post-MBA work restrictions making it difficult to find work afterwards. Any word of advice would be appreciated.
4. Also, I would like to know if the mentioned are within my reach or not .I would prefer to have admissions with good scholarships ,so that i would feel less stressful on the financing part .
5. Please suggest what other schools i should start target?
6. Is choosing B -school in european countries like spain or france an intelligent idea ? (provided i am not hesitant to learn a new language if the benefits later outshine the initial phase of adjustment)

Thank you all ! Please do take time to respond with whatever you think .
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Duncan
Take a look at:-
Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
(scroll down for the list of US schools)

1. In terms of easy placement, Canada, Singapore and Australia seem very open.
2. Americans get the highest GMAT scores. They tend to apply to US schools.
3. See International students and working in the UK http://bit.ly/1RGJIoH
4. Given your low work experience, I don't think you're a competitive candidate for scholarships at the excellent schools you mentioned. also see The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
5. You might also find it useful to see: GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
6. See Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713 If you take a year in advance in the country to get to professional fluency first, then that can work.
Take a look at:-
Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
(scroll down for the list of US schools)

1. In terms of easy placement, Canada, Singapore and Australia seem very open.
2. Americans get the highest GMAT scores. They tend to apply to US schools.
3. See International students and working in the UK http://bit.ly/1RGJIoH
4. Given your low work experience, I don't think you're a competitive candidate for scholarships at the excellent schools you mentioned. also see The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
5. You might also find it useful to see: GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
6. See Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713 If you take a year in advance in the country to get to professional fluency first, then that can work.
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maury
Agreed with Duncan. Your work experience may be problematic, considering that the schools you are applying to generally recruit candidates with between 5 and 7 years of work experience. To compensate, you'll want a GMAT score that's higher than average, and you'll need to persuasively explain why you are ready for an MBA program now, rather than in 2 to 4 years.

It might be easier to shoot for something a bit lower in the rankings, especially if you need scholarships.
Agreed with Duncan. Your work experience may be problematic, considering that the schools you are applying to generally recruit candidates with between 5 and 7 years of work experience. To compensate, you'll want a GMAT score that's higher than average, and you'll need to persuasively explain why you are ready for an MBA program now, rather than in 2 to 4 years.

It might be easier to shoot for something a bit lower in the rankings, especially if you need scholarships.
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Aashna
Thank you Duncan and Maury
Thank you Duncan and Maury
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With your experience its better to have a look at MiM programs. You will be better fit there. Take a look at FT rankings for MiM and decide. Else wait for couple of years. You can increase your GMAT score in this time and target MBA at one of the schools you mentioned.
With your experience its better to have a look at MiM programs. You will be better fit there. Take a look at FT rankings for MiM and decide. Else wait for couple of years. You can increase your GMAT score in this time and target MBA at one of the schools you mentioned.
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