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Hello! I am an international Bachelor of Commerce graduate from India with 5.83/10 CGPA. I have one yr experience as a financial analyst and GRE score of 291/340. I have completed CFA level II and am a level III candidate. I am looking to apply for a full time 2 yr program and plan to secure OPT followed by H1B and work in USA. I know my GPA is low and i have not taken the GMAT. I wanted to know what are the programs that I should apply to where I would have the best chances of acceptance. Looking forward to your advice. Thanks!
Hello! I am an international Bachelor of Commerce graduate from India with 5.83/10 CGPA. I have one yr experience as a financial analyst and GRE score of 291/340. I have completed CFA level II and am a level III candidate. I am looking to apply for a full time 2 yr program and plan to secure OPT followed by H1B and work in USA. I know my GPA is low and i have not taken the GMAT. I wanted to know what are the programs that I should apply to where I would have the best chances of acceptance. Looking forward to your advice. Thanks!
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Duncan
Try the GRE conversion tool and then look for MBAs with an average lower than your score https://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/admissions/interpretation_resources/mba_comparison_tool

Obviously, it is very unlikely that you will get a H1B using this path. Finding a job in your own country with one of the top H1B sponsors is more likely https://trak.in/tags/business/2019/09/04/infosys-beats-tcs-wipro-to-become-1-indian-it-firm-to-get-h1b-visas-only-3-indian-firms-in-top-10-h1b-list/
Try the GRE conversion tool and then look for MBAs with an average lower than your score https://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/admissions/interpretation_resources/mba_comparison_tool

Obviously, it is very unlikely that you will get a H1B using this path. Finding a job in your own country with one of the top H1B sponsors is more likely https://trak.in/tags/business/2019/09/04/infosys-beats-tcs-wipro-to-become-1-indian-it-firm-to-get-h1b-visas-only-3-indian-firms-in-top-10-h1b-list/
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laurie
Since H1B's are awarded via a lottery system, and since there are so many who apply for them each year, I don't think you can count on anything after the OPT period.

Your CFA could help compensate for a lower-than-average GPA, but in all honesty, for the best results, you should probably apply with a (very) strong GMAT score (not GRE).

Also, one year of work experience is not really enough to apply to an accredited MBA program. Your options are (1) work for another couple of years until the point when you can apply with around 4-5 years total at intake; or (2) apply instead for a non-MBA business master's program, such as a Master in Management. Of course, these are rarely 2 years long so there might be some compromise involved here.
Since H1B's are awarded via a lottery system, and since there are so many who apply for them each year, I don't think you can count on anything after the OPT period.

Your CFA could help compensate for a lower-than-average GPA, but in all honesty, for the best results, you should probably apply with a (very) strong GMAT score (not GRE).

Also, one year of work experience is not really enough to apply to an accredited MBA program. Your options are (1) work for another couple of years until the point when you can apply with around 4-5 years total at intake; or (2) apply instead for a non-MBA business master's program, such as a Master in Management. Of course, these are rarely 2 years long so there might be some compromise involved here.
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