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Would the same hold true for Manchester MBA also? Since Cranfield and Manchester compete with each other overall and also in global ranking?

Would the same hold true for Manchester MBA also? Since Cranfield and Manchester compete with each other overall and also in global ranking?
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Duncan

The awareness of a school is really a function of where its alumni are. Use this approach: http://www.find-mba.com/board/33571 Compared to Cranfield, Manchester has twice as many alumni in the US (Partly because Manchester has a campus in Miami).

The awareness of a school is really a function of where its alumni are. Use this approach: http://www.find-mba.com/board/33571 Compared to Cranfield, Manchester has twice as many alumni in the US (Partly because Manchester has a campus in Miami).
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Yogi2331

Hi All,

First thing first; thanks a lot for the post, it is immensely helpful and would save a lot of work. I have 2 questions; there is a mention of less work experience in the post; what are the guidelines please??? I am from unlucky cadre I think, Male, Indian, working in IT however I have almost 8 years of workex and have been to the UK 6 times for work. I have been working for one of the most reputed British telecom firm as a Telecom Consultant for past 8 Years. please could you suggest a Tier for me. I got a 660 GMAT score.

Hi All,

First thing first; thanks a lot for the post, it is immensely helpful and would save a lot of work. I have 2 questions; there is a mention of less work experience in the post; what are the guidelines please??? I am from unlucky cadre I think, Male, Indian, working in IT however I have almost 8 years of workex and have been to the UK 6 times for work. I have been working for one of the most reputed British telecom firm as a Telecom Consultant for past 8 Years. please could you suggest a Tier for me. I got a 660 GMAT score.
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Duncan

You lose one tier for being an Indian male, but the work experience might help outside Europe (in one-year MBAs, high work experience is taken for granted). Take look at the bottom half-dozen schools on tier 3, maybe 2 or 3 of those have relatively low work experience and might be interested in you.

But, please, just improve your GMAT.

You lose one tier for being an Indian male, but the work experience might help outside Europe (in one-year MBAs, high work experience is taken for granted). Take look at the bottom half-dozen schools on tier 3, maybe 2 or 3 of those have relatively low work experience and might be interested in you.

But, please, just improve your GMAT.
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Yogi2331

You lose one tier for being an Indian male, but the work experience might help outside Europe (in one-year MBAs, high work experience is taken for granted). Take look at the bottom half-dozen schools on tier 3, maybe 2 or 3 of those have relatively low work experience and might be interested in you.

But, please, just improve your GMAT.


Thanks a lot Duncan. Most helpful.

<blockquote>You lose one tier for being an Indian male, but the work experience might help outside Europe (in one-year MBAs, high work experience is taken for granted). Take look at the bottom half-dozen schools on tier 3, maybe 2 or 3 of those have relatively low work experience and might be interested in you.

But, please, just improve your GMAT.</blockquote>

Thanks a lot Duncan. Most helpful.
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Hello,

I have a GMAT score of 660/800.

I have approximately 3.5 years of work experience in telecommunications and IT Sales.

Please suggest a Tier and what colleges would be most suitable for me.

I am targeting colleges in USA or Canada and would like to specialize in Strategy & Business development.

Regards,

Madhur Mirani

Hello,

I have a GMAT score of 660/800.

I have approximately 3.5 years of work experience in telecommunications and IT Sales.

Please suggest a Tier and what colleges would be most suitable for me.

I am targeting colleges in USA or Canada and would like to specialize in Strategy & Business development.

Regards,

Madhur Mirani
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I would like to pursue an MBA with specialization in Strategy & Business Development.

I would like to pursue an MBA with specialization in Strategy & Business Development.
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Duncan

You have to make your own judgement on where, but I guess the under 650 Fourth Tier seems best for you.

PS Your GMAT is low, and your work experience is not especially long or in an unusual sector, so you need to apply ASAP for entry in 2014: certainly before Christmas and ideally in September.

You have to make your own judgement on where, but I guess the under 650 Fourth Tier seems best for you.

PS Your GMAT is low, and your work experience is not especially long or in an unusual sector, so you need to apply ASAP for entry in 2014: certainly before Christmas and ideally in September.
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diyora_k

Dear Duncan,
Thank you for your post. it is most helpful!!
I am female, from Uzbekistan with first class honors degree from UK university and 2 years work experience but NOT in managerial position. I have yet to take GMAT tests (aiming at 650+). However, I heard that the rank of undergrad school is also important for application. what would you suggest me to do? which tier universities to look at?
Thank you so much.
Diyora

Dear Duncan,
Thank you for your post. it is most helpful!!
I am female, from Uzbekistan with first class honors degree from UK university and 2 years work experience but NOT in managerial position. I have yet to take GMAT tests (aiming at 650+). However, I heard that the rank of undergrad school is also important for application. what would you suggest me to do? which tier universities to look at?
Thank you so much.
Diyora
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Duncan

Take the GMAT and then follow the guidance in the post. The GMAT test is the most important element in the application; next comes the amount of work experience, and its quality.

Take the GMAT and then follow the guidance in the post. The GMAT test is the most important element in the application; next comes the amount of work experience, and its quality.
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diyora_k

Thank you, Duncan! one last question, i want to take GMAT is January/February - is it too late for 2014 application? should i take it earlier or is it fine?

Thank you, Duncan! one last question, i want to take GMAT is January/February - is it too late for 2014 application? should i take it earlier or is it fine?
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Duncan

That depends on the school, and on whether you are looking for financial aid. There are not too many Uzbek women applying for MBAs, so I think you will be an interesting candidate for many business schools. January will be fine for most schools, but earlier is always better.

That depends on the school, and on whether you are looking for financial aid. There are not too many Uzbek women applying for MBAs, so I think you will be an interesting candidate for many business schools. January will be fine for most schools, but earlier is always better.
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Hi

Hi
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mvg

Hi Duncan,

First of all, thanks for this amazing list. Secondly, I would like to know whether you be so kind to evaluate my profile please?

GMAT: currently studying for the test, aiming +650 / TOEFL: 100 / GPA: 3.4

Undergraduate degree: Industrial Engineering from a Nicaraguan university

W/E: 4 years in Marketing department at Telefonica a Top Telecom Company in Latin America and Europe.

Extracurricular involvement includes being part of Telefonica Volunteers. I have worked with an NGO like Habitat for Humanity, where we helped build emergency houses for poor communities throughout Nicaragua. I am starting to lead an environmental campaign in the company, where its main goal is reducing waste, energy and implement low-cost processes, and I am an active member of a runners club.

I have double nationality Belgian and Nicaraguan, speaking, Spanish, French, English.

Goals: Telecommunication is my passion, I'll stay in this particular industry, but I am open to others too, especially consumer goods companies. An MBA is definitely a tool that will help me climb the corporate ladder in Marketing department

With your experience, which are the issues that I have to strengthen to get admitted into a top BS? at the moment I am thinking ESADE, IE and Rotterdam.

Hi Duncan,

First of all, thanks for this amazing list. Secondly, I would like to know whether you be so kind to evaluate my profile please?

GMAT: currently studying for the test, aiming +650 / TOEFL: 100 / GPA: 3.4

Undergraduate degree: Industrial Engineering from a Nicaraguan university

W/E: 4 years in Marketing department at Telefonica a Top Telecom Company in Latin America and Europe.

Extracurricular involvement includes being part of Telefonica Volunteers. I have worked with an NGO like Habitat for Humanity, where we helped build emergency houses for poor communities throughout Nicaragua. I am starting to lead an environmental campaign in the company, where its main goal is reducing waste, energy and implement low-cost processes, and I am an active member of a runners club.

I have double nationality Belgian and Nicaraguan, speaking, Spanish, French, English.

Goals: Telecommunication is my passion, I'll stay in this particular industry, but I am open to others too, especially consumer goods companies. An MBA is definitely a tool that will help me climb the corporate ladder in Marketing department

With your experience, which are the issues that I have to strengthen to get admitted into a top BS? at the moment I am thinking ESADE, IE and Rotterdam.
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mvg

Thanks in advance Duncan!

Thanks in advance Duncan!
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Duncan

Please read the opening post on the first page of this thread. You don't need my evaluation: you need to read that post. You can see that those schools have high, and often rising, GMAT scores. AIm for 680.

Please read the opening post on the first page of this thread. You don't need my evaluation: you need to read that post. You can see that those schools have high, and often rising, GMAT scores. AIm for 680.
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diyora_k

Thank you!!! I decided to settle for December to make it on time for Round 2 application deadlines :)

Thank you!!! I decided to settle for December to make it on time for Round 2 application deadlines :)
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thank u
regards
pavan



thank u
regards
pavan
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thank u

thank u
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mvg

Ok Duncan, thanks for your reply.

Ok Duncan, thanks for your reply.
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