Profile evaluation and B-school selection - Indian with advertising work ex


polka90

Hi,

I am a 26 year old Indian female with a rather curious career graph.

I completed my undergraduate in Chemical Engineering from a top-10 institute in India in 2011. GPA was just average - 7.32 which will be just making into the top 20% of class.

After my graduation I joined Unilever as a supply chain trainee. But I soon realised I disliked working in a manufacturing environment.

I knew, in the long term I would like to grow as a marketer, and develop expertise in handling brands. I figured advertising would be a good place to start the journey. It would give me a good exposure to learning about brands and how the consumer's mind works, while giving me an opportunity to explore my creative side - be a wordsmith, come up with ideas, make impact.

It's been 4 years of moving to advertising. I've had a terrific journey so far. I work with a well known Japanese ad MNC in Gurgaon, Delhi, and work on some very exciting brands. I've a few awards in my kitty, and lead a small time as a creative supervisor.

Now, I want to circle back to my original goal of being a rounded marketing professional.

I have a GMAT score of 710; however I realise how competitive Indian applicant pool is, so I will be reattempting very soon hoping to get a ~740.

With a hopeful 740, I wish to know which schools I should aim for.
ISB, in India is definitely in the roster.

I am geography agnostic, and would like to apply to schools that have a good reputation in marketing, and will help me launch start an international career as a brand manager/product manager. Of course there is never a 100% guarantee of a job, but whether the school has a strong career placement in my field of choice is a dealbreaker.

Thank you for taking out the time to read so far.

[Edited by polka90 on Jul 15, 2016]

Hi,

I am a 26 year old Indian female with a rather curious career graph.

I completed my undergraduate in Chemical Engineering from a top-10 institute in India in 2011. GPA was just average - 7.32 which will be just making into the top 20% of class.

After my graduation I joined Unilever as a supply chain trainee. But I soon realised I disliked working in a manufacturing environment.

I knew, in the long term I would like to grow as a marketer, and develop expertise in handling brands. I figured advertising would be a good place to start the journey. It would give me a good exposure to learning about brands and how the consumer's mind works, while giving me an opportunity to explore my creative side - be a wordsmith, come up with ideas, make impact.

It's been 4 years of moving to advertising. I've had a terrific journey so far. I work with a well known Japanese ad MNC in Gurgaon, Delhi, and work on some very exciting brands. I've a few awards in my kitty, and lead a small time as a creative supervisor.

Now, I want to circle back to my original goal of being a rounded marketing professional.

I have a GMAT score of 710; however I realise how competitive Indian applicant pool is, so I will be reattempting very soon hoping to get a ~740.

With a hopeful 740, I wish to know which schools I should aim for.
ISB, in India is definitely in the roster.

I am geography agnostic, and would like to apply to schools that have a good reputation in marketing, and will help me launch start an international career as a brand manager/product manager. Of course there is never a 100% guarantee of a job, but whether the school has a strong career placement in my field of choice is a dealbreaker.

Thank you for taking out the time to read so far.
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maury

Well, if you want to stay in India, then study in India. Otherwise, there are many good schools for marketing all around the world.

This might be a good place to start:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-marketing

A lot of those are in the US - IU Kelley, Carlson, Wisconsin...

Well, if you want to stay in India, then study in India. Otherwise, there are many good schools for marketing all around the world.

This might be a good place to start:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-marketing

A lot of those are in the US - IU Kelley, Carlson, Wisconsin...
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