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What would be the eligibility chances with the following profile-
GMAT - 660
CGPA- 5.55 in Bsc Economics (Honors)
Work ex- 2 yrs- handling my father's business of cattle feed supplements while he lives in out of the country for a consultancy contract.
Work profile- handling of factory labour; procurement of raw materials; pricing of finished goods.
Target- SMU; NUS; schools in AUS;
Not looking to come back to India,have no problem settling in that respective country; Scholarship not required.
Would like views on whether it is too early for me to pursue an mba, should I wait another year and try and get a better gmat score?
Also would like to know how do I negate my low undergrad performance? (Have a very strong school performance though)

What would be the eligibility chances with the following profile-
GMAT - 660
CGPA- 5.55 in Bsc Economics (Honors)
Work ex- 2 yrs- handling my father's business of cattle feed supplements while he lives in out of the country for a consultancy contract.
Work profile- handling of factory labour; procurement of raw materials; pricing of finished goods.
Target- SMU; NUS; schools in AUS;
Not looking to come back to India,have no problem settling in that respective country; Scholarship not required.
Would like views on whether it is too early for me to pursue an mba, should I wait another year and try and get a better gmat score?
Also would like to know how do I negate my low undergrad performance? (Have a very strong school performance though)
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Duncan

Take an extra year. Many schools look for three years. Then take one or mores part-time university programmes where you get a grade: get a high grade in that and use it to suggest your ability. For example: https://www.coursera.org/courses?orderby=upcoming&certs=st&lngs=en&cats=business

Take an extra year. Many schools look for three years. Then take one or mores part-time university programmes where you get a grade: get a high grade in that and use it to suggest your ability. For example: https://www.coursera.org/courses?orderby=upcoming&certs=st&lngs=en&cats=business
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Hi Duncan,
Firstly, thank you for the prompt reply.
So, you suggest me to take another year or may be a little more and meanwhile take these courses mentioned? I needed to get a clearer idea about these courses. Are these interactive courses or is there a basis on which we will receive the certificate?
Also, I would like to know about my chances in AGSM. I may consider applying there later this year.
Looking forward for your reply.
Thank You.

Hi Duncan,
Firstly, thank you for the prompt reply.
So, you suggest me to take another year or may be a little more and meanwhile take these courses mentioned? I needed to get a clearer idea about these courses. Are these interactive courses or is there a basis on which we will receive the certificate?
Also, I would like to know about my chances in AGSM. I may consider applying there later this year.
Looking forward for your reply.
Thank You.
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Duncan

Yes. Click on the link to find out more about the courses.

I don't think you're a competitive candidate for the MBA at AGSM.

Yes. Click on the link to find out more about the courses.

I don't think you're a competitive candidate for the MBA at AGSM.
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Thank you for the honest feedback sir. So, according to you, which aspect of my profile should I be focussing on and better it by how much, so that I stand a chance in AGSM or other similar schools?

Thank you for the honest feedback sir. So, according to you, which aspect of my profile should I be focussing on and better it by how much, so that I stand a chance in AGSM or other similar schools?
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Duncan

Well, I think you can compare yourself and work that out: other candidates have higher GMATs, higher GPA, more work experience.

Well, I think you can compare yourself and work that out: other candidates have higher GMATs, higher GPA, more work experience.
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Razors Edg...

You have a huge gap between your work experience and the average at AGSM, which is over six years. Until you have more work experience, or somehow have something else interesting about your application (maybe a really high GMAT score, say 750+), I also doubt your competitiveness.

Those Singapore schools also generally select candidates with more work experience - the average at NUS is over 5 years, SMU says it's between 5 and 8.

I'd say either work for another year or two, of if you need to study now maybe you can consider a masters in management degree instead.

You have a huge gap between your work experience and the average at AGSM, which is over six years. Until you have more work experience, or somehow have something else interesting about your application (maybe a really high GMAT score, say 750+), I also doubt your competitiveness.

Those Singapore schools also generally select candidates with more work experience - the average at NUS is over 5 years, SMU says it's between 5 and 8.

I'd say either work for another year or two, of if you need to study now maybe you can consider a masters in management degree instead.
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I am chartered accountant from India with 2 years experience in internal audit. What are my chances of selection for MBA in NUS with GMAT of 680 or 700

I am chartered accountant from India with 2 years experience in internal audit. What are my chances of selection for MBA in NUS with GMAT of 680 or 700
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mba hipste...

As you are applying to a school where a lot of other Indian candidates go - many of these candidates have really high GMAT scores - you are at a bit of a disadvantage.

Although your GMAT score is above the school's average (by only a bit) - you are far below average in terms of work experience. I'm not sure that 20 points is enough to offset a 3 year work experience deficit.

Maybe ask the school directly though?

As you are applying to a school where a lot of other Indian candidates go - many of these candidates have really high GMAT scores - you are at a bit of a disadvantage.

Although your GMAT score is above the school's average (by only a bit) - you are far below average in terms of work experience. I'm not sure that 20 points is enough to offset a 3 year work experience deficit.

Maybe ask the school directly though?
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Is Nanyang Business School a posibility. I see that their average GMAT is 665. Whereas, my score is 660. Is it worth a try?

Is Nanyang Business School a posibility. I see that their average GMAT is 665. Whereas, my score is 660. Is it worth a try?
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Duncan

It seems very unlikely, for all the reasons explained in the posts above.

It seems very unlikely, for all the reasons explained in the posts above.
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