I am an Indian, 27 years old. I have passed out 5 years back with a graduation in BTech (Engineering). I have only 3 years of work experience, as i was preparing for other Competitive exams , there are blanks in my post-engineering period.
My academic performance is good untill my high school, but in my engineering it is poor. 5.1/10 . But the college I passed out is among the top 10 in India . Somehow I couldnt focus on my studies then. But, I have an excellent competitive exam trackrecord. I have cracked Through IIT , AIEEE and other such exams. Even during my competitive exams preparation I have made it upto interviews for some hard-nuts. So , by this understanding of mine, I believe I can score a good score in GMAT/GRE/TOEFL etc. I am confident of a score of 650-700 in GMAT.
Speaking about my family, I come from a upper middle class family, my father should be able to afford for my overseas education easily, but that's post convincing him that, MBA will be a good option to put my already out-of-the-line career in track and he should also be explained about the work opportunities in that country that I will study. But he asks me the question when you couldnt perform here in India for graduation, how can I expect to perform for MBA and in abroad? I am trying to answer this by 1) By putting up a goodshow in GMAT 2) By Writing a SOP reflecting my passion 3) By gathering the collective information about the course/country/cost/workopportunities.
My preference : I want to get into the best college, that I can possibly get into, within the ambits of academic and work experience. I like Western European countries and even other european countries. I like North American countries as well. But my preference would be a coollege where I can get a balance of good college and work opportunity.
Somehow Im confident about GMAT score. Also I can put up work experience that I was instrumental in establishing my Dad's business we founed 5 years ago.
Please let me know how I should take this forward or other information that you would want to talk about.
Thank you Very much
[Edited by ranvesh on Dec 20, 2014]