will a career break impact in getting an admission in an MBA college


Hi,
I am software professional with 5.5 yrs of exp in a good MNC in India. I also have an onsite exposure for about and year in Europe.
My schooling aggregate is:78%
Intermediate: 82%
Computer Engineering :72% (Distinction)

I want to make a shift in my career and hence want to pursue an MBA.I was a java programmer for 4 yrs and promoted to a module Lead about 1.5 yrs back.
My husband is at onsite for abt 1.5 yrs and due to marital issues I had to join him in US, Hence I had to resign my job. It been 6 months that I am not working and looking at the present circumstances, I feel that we might have to stay there for about another couple of months.

I have just started preparing for GMAT . I couldn?t take up MBA for 2011 batch. I am aiming for 2012 batch at any cost.

I basically have 5 queries:
I would really appreciate if someone could answer my queries patiently bcoz I have penned down a vast number of my doubts

1) Will a career gap of 1 to 1.5 yrs impact on my admission in a good MBA college like ISB,SPJain,IIM?s .
2) As presently I am at home and I have all the time in the world to take up my GMAT seriously .Will 3 months of intense preparation be enough to crack a gmat for a score of 700.
3) I am not interested in finance or marketing MBA. I basically need a career growth and shift from my current profile (frankly I am bored of coding for so many years) but do not want to make a complete shift by taking a field like HR (want to be in IT industry) .Could any1 suggest a good stream that I can pursue from a good MBA college. I am interested in the profile of a business analyst and supply chain management. But unable to find good colleges which offer these courses
4) I have heard that an MBA from a foreign university costs a lot. I hail from a very middle class family and cannot afford a fee of 15-20 L at all. Will any loans be provided if I try to pursue an MBA from a US university.
5) I am not a part of any NGO. My extracurricular activities involve only swimming ,reading a lol of books and photography. Could any1 suggest what other qualities could I inculcate in me to have an outstanding profile to crack any interview to get into a good MBA college.

Thanking you in advance !

Regards,
Pallavi
Hi,
I am software professional with 5.5 yrs of exp in a good MNC in India. I also have an onsite exposure for about and year in Europe.
My schooling aggregate is:78%
Intermediate: 82%
Computer Engineering :72% (Distinction)

I want to make a shift in my career and hence want to pursue an MBA.I was a java programmer for 4 yrs and promoted to a module Lead about 1.5 yrs back.
My husband is at onsite for abt 1.5 yrs and due to marital issues I had to join him in US, Hence I had to resign my job. It been 6 months that I am not working and looking at the present circumstances, I feel that we might have to stay there for about another couple of months.

I have just started preparing for GMAT . I couldn?t take up MBA for 2011 batch. I am aiming for 2012 batch at any cost.

I basically have 5 queries:
I would really appreciate if someone could answer my queries patiently bcoz I have penned down a vast number of my doubts

1) Will a career gap of 1 to 1.5 yrs impact on my admission in a good MBA college like ISB,SPJain,IIM?s .
2) As presently I am at home and I have all the time in the world to take up my GMAT seriously .Will 3 months of intense preparation be enough to crack a gmat for a score of 700.
3) I am not interested in finance or marketing MBA. I basically need a career growth and shift from my current profile (frankly I am bored of coding for so many years) but do not want to make a complete shift by taking a field like HR (want to be in IT industry) .Could any1 suggest a good stream that I can pursue from a good MBA college. I am interested in the profile of a business analyst and supply chain management. But unable to find good colleges which offer these courses
4) I have heard that an MBA from a foreign university costs a lot. I hail from a very middle class family and cannot afford a fee of 15-20 L at all. Will any loans be provided if I try to pursue an MBA from a US university.
5) I am not a part of any NGO. My extracurricular activities involve only swimming ,reading a lol of books and photography. Could any1 suggest what other qualities could I inculcate in me to have an outstanding profile to crack any interview to get into a good MBA college.

Thanking you in advance !

Regards,
Pallavi
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shilpid
Hi Pallavi,
This post seems to completely match my situation... and worst case my husband's onsite increases all the time.
Please Please let me know what did you do in such a situation. Did you make it to any college or do MBA? reply awaited.
Hi Pallavi,
This post seems to completely match my situation... and worst case my husband's onsite increases all the time.
Please Please let me know what did you do in such a situation. Did you make it to any college or do MBA? reply awaited.
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Mamit
Dear Shilpi,

Most of us may have to take career breaks for different reasons and I firmly believe that MBA is just the way to get back on track, refurbish our skill set & reconnect with our peers in the industry. As far as choosing the destination is concerned, it much depends on our profile, commitments & budgets. So assess your situation & career goals and then plan ahead. It is better to be late then never. Good Luck!
Dear Shilpi,

Most of us may have to take career breaks for different reasons and I firmly believe that MBA is just the way to get back on track, refurbish our skill set & reconnect with our peers in the industry. As far as choosing the destination is concerned, it much depends on our profile, commitments & budgets. So assess your situation & career goals and then plan ahead. It is better to be late then never. Good Luck!
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Razors Edg...
Take some online classes, maybe? They can be flexible, and will demonstrate to the business schools that you're able to put in the time and energy to improve your skillset, especially if you've been out of school for a while.
Take some online classes, maybe? They can be flexible, and will demonstrate to the business schools that you're able to put in the time and energy to improve your skillset, especially if you've been out of school for a while.
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Hi Pallavi,

Were you able to join MBA last year?, I am in a similar situation and would like to know how you handled?
Hi Pallavi,

Were you able to join MBA last year?, I am in a similar situation and would like to know how you handled?

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