Indian Female - 25 - Healthcare Consulting - 730


Hello Duncan,

Thanks for providing your invaluable advice and for your time in evaluating profiles. Here is my profile -

- Indian Female(IT Engineering Non IIT) with 3.2 yrs of wrk experience(while applying) in US Pharma/Healthcare consulting firm. Have mainly worked across verticals - from providing assessments , managing operations to designing BI systems for the top US pharma clients. Currently managing a team of 4 analysts and leading the offshore management of field operations.

- My GMAT Score is 730 (Q50 V38 IR3). IR Score is a tad low which I plan to offset with the consulting role that I have filled in the past at my current firm.

- I have also engaged in an internship (typically offered to current MBA students) with a start up in India which caters to the needs of low scale innovations/businesses in developing countries. In this engagement I made use of my consulting background to conduct an assessment and provide a value proposition to the start up to extend its range of services to cater better to the needs of the current client segment.
- Also, I have been briefly involved in leading CSR initiatives at my firm.

- My post MBA goal is to join a boutique consulting/advisory firm catering to the needs of sustainable businesses in the developing economies, in a strategic consulting role.

The schools I am targeting are -
High
Yale
Kellogg
Booth
Duke

Medium
Stern
Ross
UCLA
Darden

Low
Tepper
Cornell
Kenan-Flager

Can you please let me know your thoughts on whether my list seems realistic based on my profile?
Your help is really appreciated
Hello Duncan,

Thanks for providing your invaluable advice and for your time in evaluating profiles. Here is my profile -

- Indian Female(IT Engineering Non IIT) with 3.2 yrs of wrk experience(while applying) in US Pharma/Healthcare consulting firm. Have mainly worked across verticals - from providing assessments , managing operations to designing BI systems for the top US pharma clients. Currently managing a team of 4 analysts and leading the offshore management of field operations.

- My GMAT Score is 730 (Q50 V38 IR3). IR Score is a tad low which I plan to offset with the consulting role that I have filled in the past at my current firm.

- I have also engaged in an internship (typically offered to current MBA students) with a start up in India which caters to the needs of low scale innovations/businesses in developing countries. In this engagement I made use of my consulting background to conduct an assessment and provide a value proposition to the start up to extend its range of services to cater better to the needs of the current client segment.
- Also, I have been briefly involved in leading CSR initiatives at my firm.

- My post MBA goal is to join a boutique consulting/advisory firm catering to the needs of sustainable businesses in the developing economies, in a strategic consulting role.

The schools I am targeting are -
High
Yale
Kellogg
Booth
Duke

Medium
Stern
Ross
UCLA
Darden

Low
Tepper
Cornell
Kenan-Flager

Can you please let me know your thoughts on whether my list seems realistic based on my profile?
Your help is really appreciated
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Duncan
Firstly, I am unsure about your career goals. Do sustainable businesses in the developing economies hire boutique consulting/advisory firms staffed by top-tier US MBAs? How could that business model work? Could you point me to a firm like that?

Second, this doesn't look like a good list of schools to me. To be a competitive candidate, as an Indian, you need to be above average on all the major criteria. Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
Firstly, I am unsure about your career goals. Do sustainable businesses in the developing economies hire boutique consulting/advisory firms staffed by top-tier US MBAs? How could that business model work? Could you point me to a firm like that?

Second, this doesn't look like a good list of schools to me. To be a competitive candidate, as an Indian, you need to be above average on all the major criteria. Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
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laurie
Also try to track down people who are working in roles like the ones you will be looking for and see where they did their MBA -- if they did an MBA at all. My sense is that the kind of investment that you'll be putting down for a top-tier school like this would not make sense in ROI terms. You'd have a great network, though.

Maybe look at lower-tier, less costly schools that have good sustainability/CSR curriculum. Non-US schools like CEU or Nottingham might be worth considering.
Also try to track down people who are working in roles like the ones you will be looking for and see where they did their MBA -- if they did an MBA at all. My sense is that the kind of investment that you'll be putting down for a top-tier school like this would not make sense in ROI terms. You'd have a great network, though.

Maybe look at lower-tier, less costly schools that have good sustainability/CSR curriculum. Non-US schools like CEU or Nottingham might be worth considering.
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