What are the chances of selection in the top 100 MBA Schools?


I am planning to go for a Global MBA program but, I have a few doubts, I would appreciate if one can address my doubts -

My profile -
1. I have close to 15 years of IT experience and played multiple roles like Architect, Leadership & Project Management.
2. Global work experience. Worked in the USA & UK for a few years.
3. Worked for fortune customers during my tenure in diversified domains.
4. My graduation and post-graduation was in distance learning/part-time mode.
5. I have started the preparation for GMAT and planning to take the exam in the first quarter of 2021.
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I had applied for the 2020 intake and have few offers like Aston, Liverpool, Strath with some scholarship.

I would appreciate if one of the senior members (@Duncan and others) can evaluate my profile and suggest,
1. Is it worth trying for the top 100 MBA schools?
2. What are the chances for selection if I target for GMAT around 650?
3. Should I start applying now without GMAT as a few top colleges have their own test for evaluation?
4. I am looking for a good scholarship too. I believe the early bird gets the better scholarship. Please suggest.

Regards,
Ashish

I am planning to go for a Global MBA program but, I have a few doubts, I would appreciate if one can address my doubts -

My profile -
1. I have close to 15 years of IT experience and played multiple roles like Architect, Leadership & Project Management.
2. Global work experience. Worked in the USA & UK for a few years.
3. Worked for fortune customers during my tenure in diversified domains.
4. My graduation and post-graduation was in distance learning/part-time mode.
5. I have started the preparation for GMAT and planning to take the exam in the first quarter of 2021.
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I had applied for the 2020 intake and have few offers like Aston, Liverpool, Strath with some scholarship.

I would appreciate if one of the senior members (@Duncan and others) can evaluate my profile and suggest,
1. Is it worth trying for the top 100 MBA schools?
2. What are the chances for selection if I target for GMAT around 650?
3. Should I start applying now without GMAT as a few top colleges have their own test for evaluation?
4. I am looking for a good scholarship too. I believe the early bird gets the better scholarship. Please suggest.

Regards,
Ashish
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Duncan

1. I am not sure what your goals are but, for most candidates, it's worth getting into the very best school available for your goals. The schools you name are not the best for any goal. 

2. Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
 If you want to enter an MBA this time next year, you should apply as early as possible to schools if you are from a highly competitive pool, like people of Indian origin working on IT delivery. I think you'd need a very strong profile, especially in terms of your goals, mission and life outside work to stand out as a late applicant. 

3. Yes, apply as early as possible. If employment abroad is your goal, also take a look at Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

4. It makes no sense long-term to prioritise scholarships if you don't have an exceptional profile. See The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055

[Edited by Duncan on Oct 01, 2020]

1. I am not sure what your goals are but, for most candidates, it's worth getting into the very best school available for your goals. The schools you name are not the best for any goal.&nbsp;<br><br>2. Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/27082<br>&nbsp;If you want to enter an MBA this time next year, you should apply as early as possible to schools if you are from a highly competitive pool, like people of Indian origin working on IT delivery. I think you'd need a very strong profile, especially in terms of your goals, mission and life outside work to stand out as a late applicant.&nbsp;<br><br><div>3. Yes, apply as early as possible. If employment abroad is your goal, also take a look at Best MBAs for international students' placement&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143</div><br><br>4. It makes no sense long-term to prioritise scholarships if you don't have an exceptional profile. See The sad facts about scholarships&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
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aslamo

Going by your user name I assume you are male and Asian. If so, you’ll find it a real challenge to get into the top tier and prossibly the next tier of schools. There are lots and lots of candidates with your profile - male, Asian, technology background.

[Edited by aslamo on Oct 01, 2020]

Going by your user name I assume you are male and Asian. If so, you’ll find it a real challenge to get into the top tier and prossibly the next tier of schools. There are lots and lots of candidates with your profile - male, Asian, technology background.
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Thank you for acknowledging my post. 

I  am targetting UK, Ireland, Europe, ANZ Business schools as I have done my graduation in distance/part-time mode so I believe the USA & Canada won't entertain my profile. Please correct, if my understanding is wrong. 

Yes, I am a male, an Indian, and an IT professional with distance/part-time education, I would say an average academic background, and this is the fact however despite all these I am dreaming of a Global MBA degree from at least tier-2/3 colleges(based on GMAT Score). My goal is to seek an executive-level position at a Fortune organization, to well-position myself to reach my ultimate objective of being a successful entrepreneur and to generate employment in my best capacity.

I would appreciate it if you could assist me based on my goal and profile so that I can plan my journey accordingly.


Thank you for acknowledging my post.&nbsp;<br><br>I &nbsp;am targetting UK, Ireland, Europe, ANZ Business schools as I have done my graduation in distance/part-time mode so I believe the USA &amp; Canada won't entertain my profile. Please correct, if my understanding is wrong.&nbsp;<br><br>Yes, I am a male, an Indian, and an IT professional with distance/part-time education, I would say an average academic background, and this is the fact however despite all these I am dreaming of a Global MBA degree from at least tier-2/3 colleges(based on GMAT Score). My goal is to seek an executive-level position at a Fortune organization, to well-position myself to reach my ultimate objective of being a successful entrepreneur and to generate employment in my best capacity.<br><br>I would appreciate it if you could assist me based on my goal and profile so that I can plan my journey accordingly.<br><br><br>
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StuartHE

The article on GMAT tiers is really useful. You should aim for a 720 GMAT to get into the schools you are targeting and develop some strong extra-curricular leadership experience. 

The article on GMAT tiers is really useful. You should aim for a 720 GMAT to get into the schools you are targeting and develop some strong extra-curricular leadership experience.&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

I would really focus on your goals. Think less about employment level and more about the industry of the kind of firm you're looking to get into, and / or the functional role you would want to do. You don't need an MBA to become a 'successful entrepreneur.' 

I would really focus on your goals. Think less about employment level and more about the industry of the kind of firm you're looking to get into, and / or the functional role you would want to do. You don't need an MBA to become a 'successful entrepreneur.'&nbsp;
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