Career Break Impact in getting an admission through GMAT in India


NIL321

Hi, hope everyone is safe and doing well.

I am a Mechanical Engineer, I had graduated back in 2013, then I did job in Oil and Energy PSU in India (BPCL) for 4 years 5 months from June'2013 to Nov'2017. There I have handled profiles like every kind of day to day plant process operations, then spent a significant time in Purchasing, material procurement in SAP, vendor management, inventory planning, E-Tendering activities, load planning for LPG distributors as per PDP planning, bulk and packed LPG invoicing, Operations and Finance Audit (both physically and in SAP)
After that I was moved into LPG sales, At that time I left the job after serving 5 months in sales. To be honest I did not like the nature of this job . It is not that I do not like sales/marketing jobs but that LPG sales role did not provide me the opportunity to use my intelligence and strategy. Moreover it was only a follow up kind of jobs.
Then I took a gap for one year during 2018 to prepare for GATE exam in India to pursue masters in Mechanical Engineering. My thinking at that point to shift into a job in which I can use my full potential and at the same time I can learn a lot and my personal development.
But at this point of time the opportunities at core mechanical field have decreased, Covid situation has added more stress on this.
I am planning to start preparing for GMAT as I am having 4.5 years of work experience and most of the time I have handled profiles like Purchasing, material procurement, vendor management, inventory planning, E-Tendering activities, load planning for LPG distributors as per PDP planning, bulk and packed LPG invoicing. Operation and finance audit physically and in SAP .
I am targeting the MBA colleges within India only. and I am looking up to build my profile in business analyst, operations management, supply chain management etc
I am in the 2nd year of my masters at present with a one year gap in my career. My academics details are as below
Secondary level: 90.12%
Higher secondary: 85.6
Graduate in Mechanical Engineering: 77.78%
Post graduate CGPA till now: 82.8%
My extracurricular involves mainly Singing, Travelling, Photography, Social works among friends etc.
Can somebody please suggest me should I prepare for GMAT considering my academic profile, one year break ,overall journey till now?

Hi, hope everyone is safe and doing well.

I am a Mechanical Engineer, I had graduated back in 2013, then I did job in Oil and Energy PSU in India (BPCL) for 4 years 5 months from June'2013 to Nov'2017. There I have handled profiles like every kind of day to day plant process operations, then spent a significant time in Purchasing, material procurement in SAP, vendor management, inventory planning, E-Tendering activities, load planning for LPG distributors as per PDP planning, bulk and packed LPG invoicing, Operations and Finance Audit (both physically and in SAP)
After that I was moved into LPG sales, At that time I left the job after serving 5 months in sales. To be honest I did not like the nature of this job . It is not that I do not like sales/marketing jobs but that LPG sales role did not provide me the opportunity to use my intelligence and strategy. Moreover it was only a follow up kind of jobs.
Then I took a gap for one year during 2018 to prepare for GATE exam in India to pursue masters in Mechanical Engineering. My thinking at that point to shift into a job in which I can use my full potential and at the same time I can learn a lot and my personal development.
But at this point of time the opportunities at core mechanical field have decreased, Covid situation has added more stress on this.
I am planning to start preparing for GMAT as I am having 4.5 years of work experience and most of the time I have handled profiles like Purchasing, material procurement, vendor management, inventory planning, E-Tendering activities, load planning for LPG distributors as per PDP planning, bulk and packed LPG invoicing. Operation and finance audit physically and in SAP .
I am targeting the MBA colleges within India only. and I am looking up to build my profile in business analyst, operations management, supply chain management etc
I am in the 2nd year of my masters at present with a one year gap in my career. My academics details are as below
Secondary level: 90.12%
Higher secondary: 85.6
Graduate in Mechanical Engineering: 77.78%
Post graduate CGPA till now: 82.8%
My extracurricular involves mainly Singing, Travelling, Photography, Social works among friends etc.
Can somebody please suggest me should I prepare for GMAT considering my academic profile, one year break ,overall journey till now?
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StuartHE

I am not sure why you are taking a masters in engineering but it and your prior experience could position you well for roles in business analyst, operations management, supply chain management etc. Why don't you apply for those roles directly? 

I am not sure why you are taking a masters in engineering but it and your prior experience could position you well for roles in business analyst, operations management, supply chain management etc. Why don't you apply for those roles directly? 
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aslamo

You don't need an MBA to pursue a role as a business analyst or in operations/supply chain management. If you want to stick to those types of career then you might be better off doing some specific recognised certifications in business analysis or a supply chain course.

You don't need an MBA to pursue a role as a business analyst or in operations/supply chain management. If you want to stick to those types of career then you might be better off doing some specific recognised certifications in business analysis or a supply chain course.<div>
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RajSK

Hi, hope everyone is safe and doing well.



I am a Mechanical Engineer, I had graduated back in 2013


It seems that you want to enroll in an MBA only to get out of an economy rut, and have goals on neither the business nor the function.

Stick to CAT and IIMs and other top ranked Indian colleges, since they do not care much about your extracurricular and volunteering activities, and want safe candidates who will take up safe profiles.

[Edited by RajSK on Oct 29, 2020]

[quote]Hi, hope everyone is safe and doing well.<br>
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I am a Mechanical Engineer, I had graduated back in 2013 [/quote]<br><br>It seems that you want to enroll in an MBA only to get out of an economy rut, and have goals on neither the business nor the function.<br><br>Stick to CAT and IIMs and other top ranked Indian colleges, since they do not care much about your extracurricular and volunteering activities, and want safe candidates who will take up safe profiles.
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Razors Edg...

These b-schools in India can be quite cut-throat when it comes to the GMAT, especially when it comes to the PGPX-type programs. So yeah, prepare for sure and aim high!

These b-schools in India can be quite cut-throat when it comes to the GMAT, especially when it comes to the PGPX-type programs. So yeah, prepare for sure and aim high!
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