Is a 3 year Manegerial Work experience a must to get into the top 25?


Hi.. I have 3.5 years of Techical experience. I also have an experience working for an NGO I co-founded with my colleagues in Jan 2007. I have been one of the people who drive the NGO and also have been managing a complete project in Bangalore.

i attended the Edu UK fair at Taj in Bangalore yesterday. I was keen on getting into the likes of Durham, Aston, Birmingham, Leeds, Lancaster, Leicester etc. But most of these take in students with a manegerial experience. Some of them said i had a chance with my NGO work and others said it looked difficult.

Is anyone out there who had a similar profile and got into one of these top tier B schools?
Could you also recommend which B schools might consider my profile?

Hi.. I have 3.5 years of Techical experience. I also have an experience working for an NGO I co-founded with my colleagues in Jan 2007. I have been one of the people who drive the NGO and also have been managing a complete project in Bangalore.

i attended the Edu UK fair at Taj in Bangalore yesterday. I was keen on getting into the likes of Durham, Aston, Birmingham, Leeds, Lancaster, Leicester etc. But most of these take in students with a manegerial experience. Some of them said i had a chance with my NGO work and others said it looked difficult.

Is anyone out there who had a similar profile and got into one of these top tier B schools?
Could you also recommend which B schools might consider my profile?
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BB King

I think the main thing is the quality of the work experience: the quality is more important than the quantity! I have almost the same profil and I?ve got the feeling that it will be very tough to get admitted in a top BS.

Almost every BS requires 3 years of managerial work experience. But there is a huge difference between the requirements and the reality!! Nearly 5 years of work experience are mandatory to get admitted.

My Profil:
I have a Diploma in Engineering with B+ (Diplm. Eng = 5 Years) and a master degree with A+ (2 years ---> so the whole duration of the education: 7 years).
3 years as a Project Engineer: I've managed more than 90 Projects with direct contact to the customers.

My strategy looks as follow:
I will focus on the GMAT, and I?m doing my best to achieve a high score.
I?m preparing for the PMP certificate.

I?m interested on the following BS:
Warwick, Strathlyde and Cranfield.

Where there is a will, there is a way!

I think the main thing is the quality of the work experience: the quality is more important than the quantity! I have almost the same profil and I?ve got the feeling that it will be very tough to get admitted in a top BS.

Almost every BS requires 3 years of managerial work experience. But there is a huge difference between the requirements and the reality!! Nearly 5 years of work experience are mandatory to get admitted.

My Profil:
I have a Diploma in Engineering with B+ (Diplm. Eng = 5 Years) and a master degree with A+ (2 years ---> so the whole duration of the education: 7 years).
3 years as a Project Engineer: I've managed more than 90 Projects with direct contact to the customers.

My strategy looks as follow:
I will focus on the GMAT, and I?m doing my best to achieve a high score.
I?m preparing for the PMP certificate.

I?m interested on the following BS:
Warwick, Strathlyde and Cranfield.

Where there is a will, there is a way!


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SabrinaA

@ruthvika.angadi

I am not guaranteeing anything but I certainly do feel that schools like Durham, Aston, Birmingham, Leeds, Lancaster, Leicester will give you an admit if you get a decent gmat score...b schools love diversity and u r very much in groove...all the best.

_Nes

@ruthvika.angadi

I am not guaranteeing anything but I certainly do feel that schools like Durham, Aston, Birmingham, Leeds, Lancaster, Leicester will give you an admit if you get a decent gmat score...b schools love diversity and u r very much in groove...all the best.

_Nes
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SabrinaA

@ BB King

Myself had been in project for 2 years and I hold a CAPM certificate...If you dont mind me asking, may I ask you how could you be in 90 projects within a span of just 3 years? I mean, I was in just a single project for 2 years...No offence but seems unrealistic...would you mind telling us what type of industry you were in?

_Nes

@ BB King

Myself had been in project for 2 years and I hold a CAPM certificate...If you dont mind me asking, may I ask you how could you be in 90 projects within a span of just 3 years? I mean, I was in just a single project for 2 years...No offence but seems unrealistic...would you mind telling us what type of industry you were in?

_Nes
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BB King

Hello,

Your question is fully legitimate. Let me tell you something about these Projects.
We deliver electrical substations (medium Voltage). The duration of such projects is between 2 and 3 months. (It depends on the scope of supply)
The value (Budget) is between 100.000 Euro and 500.000 Euros.
For instance: I have managed 18 projects in the last three months and the whole value is app. 3 million Euros.
In other words: I manage small projects.

I would like the show you another kind of Projects:
Nuclear Power Plant: you need more than 5 years to manage such a Project. The project?s budget is huge.
Thanks.

Hello,

Your question is fully legitimate. Let me tell you something about these Projects.
We deliver electrical substations (medium Voltage). The duration of such projects is between 2 and 3 months. (It depends on the scope of supply)
The value (Budget) is between 100.000 Euro and 500.000 Euros.
For instance: I have managed 18 projects in the last three months and the whole value is app. 3 million Euros.
In other words: I manage small projects.

I would like the show you another kind of Projects:
Nuclear Power Plant: you need more than 5 years to manage such a Project. The project?s budget is huge.
Thanks.
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SabrinaA

Ya...thats rights...project vary from industry to industry...I would be a little blunt here....get that PMP certificate else its gonna be very difficult trying to make the admission committee believe in the number of projects that you handled...

Cheers!

_Nes

Ya...thats rights...project vary from industry to industry...I would be a little blunt here....get that PMP certificate else its gonna be very difficult trying to make the admission committee believe in the number of projects that you handled...

Cheers!

_Nes
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susee

Yeah,I too got rejected from Bath,EBS and Nottingham.But got placed in Bradford and Glasgow.Atleast you should have a impressive GMAT and IELTS.Despite having 8 yrs of exp I got rejected.Afirst class academic record,a ielts of 7 and GMAT of 550 was not able to get a success.Try to post a good GMAT score.All the best

Yeah,I too got rejected from Bath,EBS and Nottingham.But got placed in Bradford and Glasgow.Atleast you should have a impressive GMAT and IELTS.Despite having 8 yrs of exp I got rejected.Afirst class academic record,a ielts of 7 and GMAT of 550 was not able to get a success.Try to post a good GMAT score.All the best
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susee

And more over Leeds has lost its FT rankings.Leicester is good but in university rankings.Cant say on MBA aspects.If you have completed your tests what was your score.That will help me to make some predictions for you.

And more over Leeds has lost its FT rankings.Leicester is good but in university rankings.Cant say on MBA aspects.If you have completed your tests what was your score.That will help me to make some predictions for you.
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zulu333

good question...am sailing in the same boat... will be completing 3yrs exp by june... lots of volunteering and NGO work.. good extra curriculars at acad level... career has been completely on the technical side...been in some significant projs with good learning oppur... IT industry.. took gmat in a haste to apply for this yr n repented... 570... EDHEC put me on waiting list.. saying i will bring down their class AGE avg... can u believe tat... waiting on durham aston birmingham glasgow... wanna get in for 2010 intake in a decent univ.. any suggestions?

good question...am sailing in the same boat... will be completing 3yrs exp by june... lots of volunteering and NGO work.. good extra curriculars at acad level... career has been completely on the technical side...been in some significant projs with good learning oppur... IT industry.. took gmat in a haste to apply for this yr n repented... 570... EDHEC put me on waiting list.. saying i will bring down their class AGE avg... can u believe tat... waiting on durham aston birmingham glasgow... wanna get in for 2010 intake in a decent univ.. any suggestions?
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susee

What was your IELTS score?.....A good IELTS,good academic records,an impressive CV and SOP can negotiate for your weaker areas.All the best.........

What was your IELTS score?.....A good IELTS,good academic records,an impressive CV and SOP can negotiate for your weaker areas.All the best.........
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zulu333

got an 8 on IELTS way bak in 2006...sent those scores itself.. dunno whether they'll consider tat... i am confident tat my SOP is good...decent acads.. since i was involved in lotta extra curriculars.. if its IELTS they'll filter me on.. hoping for a conditional offer atleast... we'll c... fingers crossed.. thnx

got an 8 on IELTS way bak in 2006...sent those scores itself.. dunno whether they'll consider tat... i am confident tat my SOP is good...decent acads.. since i was involved in lotta extra curriculars.. if its IELTS they'll filter me on.. hoping for a conditional offer atleast... we'll c... fingers crossed.. thnx
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zulu333

btw.. since the question asked top 25.. ne idea on the rest of schools in tat category other than the top 10(LBS,cranfield,warwick,cass,lancaster...) aston,durham,birmingham, bradford,bath,nottigham,glasgow,strathclyde

tats ~17.. guess any other is not worth it?

btw.. since the question asked top 25.. ne idea on the rest of schools in tat category other than the top 10(LBS,cranfield,warwick,cass,lancaster...) aston,durham,birmingham, bradford,bath,nottigham,glasgow,strathclyde

tats ~17.. guess any other is not worth it?
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susee

to zulu.....have you got my personal message

to zulu.....have you got my personal message
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zulu333

yup.. thnx

yup.. thnx
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Magnet

Hi, did you say that you'd taken the GMAT?

Consider Cranfield, they're a good research institution and have a huge alumni network (>12,000). Their average work experience is higher but with a good GMAT score you could give it a shot?

Hi, did you say that you'd taken the GMAT?

Consider Cranfield, they're a good research institution and have a huge alumni network (>12,000). Their average work experience is higher but with a good GMAT score you could give it a shot?
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