Need help with B-school Shortlist


Rohit Roy

Appreciate all your help in advance.

[Edited by Rohit Roy on Sep 23, 2016]



Appreciate all your help in advance.
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Ayon

@Rohit,

Consulting has become overused term lately. So, by strategy consulting if you are targeting McKinsey, Bain, BCG (known as MBB) then you should target schools where they recruit. Similarly if your plan is to get into Consulting in Big 4, then target schools accordingly.

I guess you need to figure exactly what roles are you seeking - given that Strategy Consulting / Management Consulting is generic. e.g. If you desired post MBA goal is to work as a Consultant for Oil & Gas industry at KPMG Huston (just spit-balling here), then you'd need to see where they go to select such candidates (Rice University maybe?)

You'd need to come up with 10-15 such specific roles that you want to aim post MBA. Second, see where they recruit. Then find the common schools and club them into categories like Reach, Aim, Safe.
E.g (spit-balling you gotta do the research yourself)
Reach can be University of Texas at Austin, MIT (2-3 schools)
Aim: Rice university, Texas A&M (3-4 schools)
Safe: SMU Cox, University of Oklahoma (1-2 schools)

with a sub 700 score and Indian male tag, regardless of your work ex, top 15 schools will be a stretch. I know students who got 680, 720, 740 GMAT but top 20-25 didn't even interview them.

Guy with 720 & 740 did their MBA from Penn State,
Guy with 680 from SMU Cox. Another friend of mine (Indian female worked in UK) had 760 GMAT to get into Tuck, and friend of mine (Indian male engineer with Management experience in UK) got into Ross with 760 GMAT.

So if you have managerial experience then highlight them, else there is only so much you can write about your international but culturally similar experience in Dubai.

Good luck
Ayon

@Rohit,

Consulting has become overused term lately. So, by strategy consulting if you are targeting McKinsey, Bain, BCG (known as MBB) then you should target schools where they recruit. Similarly if your plan is to get into Consulting in Big 4, then target schools accordingly.

I guess you need to figure exactly what roles are you seeking - given that Strategy Consulting / Management Consulting is generic. e.g. If you desired post MBA goal is to work as a Consultant for Oil & Gas industry at KPMG Huston (just spit-balling here), then you'd need to see where they go to select such candidates (Rice University maybe?)

You'd need to come up with 10-15 such specific roles that you want to aim post MBA. Second, see where they recruit. Then find the common schools and club them into categories like Reach, Aim, Safe.
E.g (spit-balling you gotta do the research yourself)
Reach can be University of Texas at Austin, MIT (2-3 schools)
Aim: Rice university, Texas A&M (3-4 schools)
Safe: SMU Cox, University of Oklahoma (1-2 schools)

with a sub 700 score and Indian male tag, regardless of your work ex, top 15 schools will be a stretch. I know students who got 680, 720, 740 GMAT but top 20-25 didn't even interview them.

Guy with 720 & 740 did their MBA from Penn State,
Guy with 680 from SMU Cox. Another friend of mine (Indian female worked in UK) had 760 GMAT to get into Tuck, and friend of mine (Indian male engineer with Management experience in UK) got into Ross with 760 GMAT.

So if you have managerial experience then highlight them, else there is only so much you can write about your international but culturally similar experience in Dubai.

Good luck
Ayon
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