LBS??


saachi

Hi all,

I am an IT consultant from India with 8 years of experience, 7 of which i spent in SCM consulting domain. Now I want to shift to strategy consulting. I am a BE from mumbai university / top 5% of my class, PGDBA from IIML 2003. My GMAT score is 710. I want to apply to LBS. Please let me know what my chances are to get through.

Hi all,

I am an IT consultant from India with 8 years of experience, 7 of which i spent in SCM consulting domain. Now I want to shift to strategy consulting. I am a BE from mumbai university / top 5% of my class, PGDBA from IIML 2003. My GMAT score is 710. I want to apply to LBS. Please let me know what my chances are to get through.
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andrzej

I would say you stand a good chance with your profile - but take in mind it is very competitive, and they take 1 out of 7 applicants in. see here for some more infos: http://www.economist.com/media/wmba/lbs.pdf

good luck!

I would say you stand a good chance with your profile - but take in mind it is very competitive, and they take 1 out of 7 applicants in. see here for some more infos: http://www.economist.com/media/wmba/lbs.pdf

good luck!
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gkhanna

I have talked with a few recruiters from european b-schools and from what I can gather, Indians with an IT background is probably the most competitive demographic. They receive a large number of applications that fit this profile, I'm assuming UK schools are the same way. I think that what you have so far is good enough to get your application looked at but you'll have to really impress them with your essays and recommendation letters.

I have talked with a few recruiters from european b-schools and from what I can gather, Indians with an IT background is probably the most competitive demographic. They receive a large number of applications that fit this profile, I'm assuming UK schools are the same way. I think that what you have so far is good enough to get your application looked at but you'll have to really impress them with your essays and recommendation letters.
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kabir_mba

I have talked with a few recruiters from european b-schools and from what I can gather, Indians with an IT background is probably the most competitive demographic. They receive a large number of applications that fit this profile, I'm assuming UK schools are the same way. I think that what you have so far is good enough to get your application looked at but you'll have to really impress them with your essays and recommendation letters.


This is very true. The "Indian IT guy" is the most competitive subset of business school applicants (with American liberal arts majors coming in soon after.)

The key, as gkhanna pointed out, is to differentiate yourself by writing your personal statements in such a way as to say, "I know there's a lot of competition, but I'm the best!" Highlight anything that sets you apart from everybody else - internships, volunteer experience, Peace Corps - and frame it in a way that shows that you gained business acumen from said experiences.

And most importantly, have your statements proofread! I can't urge this enough. Let people you trust read them, especially if they are English native speakers.

That will hopefully get your foot in the door.

<blockquote>I have talked with a few recruiters from european b-schools and from what I can gather, Indians with an IT background is probably the most competitive demographic. They receive a large number of applications that fit this profile, I'm assuming UK schools are the same way. I think that what you have so far is good enough to get your application looked at but you'll have to really impress them with your essays and recommendation letters.</blockquote>

This is very true. The "Indian IT guy" is the most competitive subset of business school applicants (with American liberal arts majors coming in soon after.)

The key, as gkhanna pointed out, is to differentiate yourself by writing your personal statements in such a way as to say, "I know there's a lot of competition, but I'm the best!" Highlight anything that sets you apart from everybody else - internships, volunteer experience, Peace Corps - and frame it in a way that shows that you gained business acumen from said experiences.

And most importantly, have your statements proofread! I can't urge this enough. Let people you trust read them, especially if they are English native speakers.

That will hopefully get your foot in the door.
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andy.j.

yes, the "Indian IT guy" problem - just by browsing this website, one comes to the conclusion that Indian applicants are probably the biggest applicants group. this means, of course, that you will have to try and stand out of the crowed.
if you want to know some more about the subject, search this board - there was a hot discussion about it last year.

yes, the "Indian IT guy" problem - just by browsing this website, one comes to the conclusion that Indian applicants are probably the biggest applicants group. this means, of course, that you will have to try and stand out of the crowed.
if you want to know some more about the subject, search this board - there was a hot discussion about it last year.
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