Need help in shortlisting Business schools


Hi all, I would appreciate some help in shortlisting Business schools. I am looking at schools in the US and Europe.

My profile:
WE: 5.5 to 6 years of experience (depending on start date: Fall 2016 or Early 2017). I work for one of the Big 4 as a senior technical consultant in cybersecurity. I am currently leading my team in managing penetration testing projects for global clients.

GMAT: 530, 560, 660 (Q45 V36) - Very reluctant to retake

Undergrad GPA: 5.55/7.0 or 3.35/4.0 (Estimated) in Computer Science at University of Adelaide.

Volunteering: Part of the management committee of my university's alumni to increase the reach and presence of the organising body in Singapore

Goal: To work in the consulting/financial services industry and relocate after graduation.

Scholarship: Not a consideration. Prepared to pay in full.

Schools (chances are provided by my admission consultant):
HEC Paris - Stretch
Duke Fuqua - Stretch
IMD - Realistic
Ivey - Realistic
Boston - Realistic
Imperial - Realistic
ESSEC - Safety
George Washington - Safety

Please suggest some other schools with a strong focus in Consulting and Financial Services and a realistic possibility of relocating from Singapore.

[Edited by bootherald on May 14, 2015]

Hi all, I would appreciate some help in shortlisting Business schools. I am looking at schools in the US and Europe.

My profile:
WE: 5.5 to 6 years of experience (depending on start date: Fall 2016 or Early 2017). I work for one of the Big 4 as a senior technical consultant in cybersecurity. I am currently leading my team in managing penetration testing projects for global clients.

GMAT: 530, 560, 660 (Q45 V36) - Very reluctant to retake

Undergrad GPA: 5.55/7.0 or 3.35/4.0 (Estimated) in Computer Science at University of Adelaide.

Volunteering: Part of the management committee of my university's alumni to increase the reach and presence of the organising body in Singapore

Goal: To work in the consulting/financial services industry and relocate after graduation.

Scholarship: Not a consideration. Prepared to pay in full.

Schools (chances are provided by my admission consultant):
HEC Paris - Stretch
Duke Fuqua - Stretch
IMD - Realistic
Ivey - Realistic
Boston - Realistic
Imperial - Realistic
ESSEC - Safety
George Washington - Safety

Please suggest some other schools with a strong focus in Consulting and Financial Services and a realistic possibility of relocating from Singapore.
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Duncan
Which Boston MBA are you looking at? BU, BC or UMB?
How good is your French?

I guess HEC stands out as a school with great international mobility: http://board.find-mba.com/general-forum/best-schools-for-international-students-placement-35651
Which Boston MBA are you looking at? BU, BC or UMB?
How good is your French?

I guess HEC stands out as a school with great international mobility: http://board.find-mba.com/general-forum/best-schools-for-international-students-placement-35651
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Tonyj
i would suggest to do self-help by using online searching.

Keywords that you may use are:

Top Business School in US
Top Business School in Europe.
Top Business School around the world.
Top Ranked Business School in US/ Europe
i would suggest to do self-help by using online searching.

Keywords that you may use are:

Top Business School in US
Top Business School in Europe.
Top Business School around the world.
Top Ranked Business School in US/ Europe
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Which Boston MBA are you looking at? BU, BC or UMB?
How good is your French?

I guess HEC stands out as a school with great international mobility: http://board.find-mba.com/general-forum/best-schools-for-international-students-placement-35651[/quote]

I am looking at BU. I have close to zero knowledge on French but I am planning to take some intensive classes if I get into a school that is based in a country that requires French.

Just to add on - I have already done the necessary read up online and I am familiar with the top schools in U.S and Europe.
[quote]Which Boston MBA are you looking at? BU, BC or UMB?
How good is your French?

I guess HEC stands out as a school with great international mobility: http://board.find-mba.com/general-forum/best-schools-for-international-students-placement-35651[/quote]

I am looking at BU. I have close to zero knowledge on French but I am planning to take some intensive classes if I get into a school that is based in a country that requires French.

Just to add on - I have already done the necessary read up online and I am familiar with the top schools in U.S and Europe.

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Great.. Very Important list..
Great.. Very Important list..
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ezra
Imperial seems like the sweet spot in your list: in a financial center, where English is the primary language, with solid placements in management consulting.

If you're looking for other options, Rotman might be worth considering, given its similarities to the factors that make Imperial stand out. Plus, Canada has a better safety net for a post-MBA visa, compared to the UK. But, given your GMAT score, it's still a bit of a stretch for you.
Imperial seems like the sweet spot in your list: in a financial center, where English is the primary language, with solid placements in management consulting.

If you're looking for other options, Rotman might be worth considering, given its similarities to the factors that make Imperial stand out. Plus, Canada has a better safety net for a post-MBA visa, compared to the UK. But, given your GMAT score, it's still a bit of a stretch for you.
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