Please suggest schools


nainika
Please suggest schools for me

Me: 25,Indian,female

GMAT: This is one of the toughest part to explain. I have given 3 attempts.
1st: 550 Q39 V26 IR 0 AWA 5
2nd: 530 Q48 V16 IR 0 AWA 5
3rd: 570 Q44 V25 IR 2 AWA (yet to be received)
So basically I have studied a lot for GMAT but I have not been able to perform well on the verbal section because of reasons that were out of my control. I never scored below 630 on practice tests, but with the exam anxiety I am unable to survive by the time verbal section comes. Anyways, I wont be giving another attempt now. I will try for colleges with this score.

Toefl: 107

Work exp: 3 years of experience by the time I join school. I was software engineer working with one of the best IT companies in India. 1 and half year of software developer experience and 1 and half year of entrepreneurship.

Software developer exp:
-SAP ABAP developer
-involved in solving technical issues for asia pacific and brazil regions.
-mentored and trained new joinees, prepared training material.
-work was highly appreciated by the head of the India office.

Entrepreneurship exp:
-heading a company of 15 people.
-working with few shipping companies and pharmaceutical companies.
-provide end to end SAP projects solutions.

Undergrad: Bachelor of engineering(Computers) 57% aggregate, from a good college(one of the best in the city).

Extracurriculars:
-Part of toastmasters in my area.
-Zumba enthusiast. (planning to get a certification)
-Event coordinator in college.
-volunteer for the corporate social responsibility at my office.

Recommendations: My boss in my previous company. He is the vice president. My project manager of the company where I had done my final year project. He is also the vice president.

Post MBA goals: to work in management consulting.

Looking for: MBA in strategy management. Schools with good placement record.

Concerns:
1.Because my GMAT is on the lower side I am not able to decide which schools to apply.
2.What range (ranks) colleges should I target?
3.As it is almost the end of R2,is it a disadvantage for me?
Please suggest schools for me

Me: 25,Indian,female

GMAT: This is one of the toughest part to explain. I have given 3 attempts.
1st: 550 Q39 V26 IR 0 AWA 5
2nd: 530 Q48 V16 IR 0 AWA 5
3rd: 570 Q44 V25 IR 2 AWA (yet to be received)
So basically I have studied a lot for GMAT but I have not been able to perform well on the verbal section because of reasons that were out of my control. I never scored below 630 on practice tests, but with the exam anxiety I am unable to survive by the time verbal section comes. Anyways, I wont be giving another attempt now. I will try for colleges with this score.

Toefl: 107

Work exp: 3 years of experience by the time I join school. I was software engineer working with one of the best IT companies in India. 1 and half year of software developer experience and 1 and half year of entrepreneurship.

Software developer exp:
-SAP ABAP developer
-involved in solving technical issues for asia pacific and brazil regions.
-mentored and trained new joinees, prepared training material.
-work was highly appreciated by the head of the India office.

Entrepreneurship exp:
-heading a company of 15 people.
-working with few shipping companies and pharmaceutical companies.
-provide end to end SAP projects solutions.

Undergrad: Bachelor of engineering(Computers) 57% aggregate, from a good college(one of the best in the city).

Extracurriculars:
-Part of toastmasters in my area.
-Zumba enthusiast. (planning to get a certification)
-Event coordinator in college.
-volunteer for the corporate social responsibility at my office.

Recommendations: My boss in my previous company. He is the vice president. My project manager of the company where I had done my final year project. He is also the vice president.

Post MBA goals: to work in management consulting.

Looking for: MBA in strategy management. Schools with good placement record.

Concerns:
1.Because my GMAT is on the lower side I am not able to decide which schools to apply.
2.What range (ranks) colleges should I target?
3.As it is almost the end of R2,is it a disadvantage for me?
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Duncan
Read Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

I don't think you'll be able to get into any highly-ranked MBA and it really would be better for you to take the extra time and apply for entry in 2015.

For this year, try Sawyer, Whitewater, Tampa, Wayne State, Kansas, New Mexico, IIT ... places like that.
Read Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

I don't think you'll be able to get into any highly-ranked MBA and it really would be better for you to take the extra time and apply for entry in 2015.

For this year, try Sawyer, Whitewater, Tampa, Wayne State, Kansas, New Mexico, IIT ... places like that.
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mba hipste...
If your goals include ending up working in the US, you might want to seriously consider taking a year to get more work experience and take a GMAT preparation course.

The schools that Duncan mentioned are fine, and you do have a shot at these, but in the long-run they won't offer you the same career placement resources as ranked schools. The schools that are on the next tier up (Purdue Krannert, Wake Forest, UC Irvine, etc.) will require a better GMAT score but give you a much better chance of sustaining a career in the US.
If your goals include ending up working in the US, you might want to seriously consider taking a year to get more work experience and take a GMAT preparation course.

The schools that Duncan mentioned are fine, and you do have a shot at these, but in the long-run they won't offer you the same career placement resources as ranked schools. The schools that are on the next tier up (Purdue Krannert, Wake Forest, UC Irvine, etc.) will require a better GMAT score but give you a much better chance of sustaining a career in the US.
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Duncan
I think the schools you are mentioned are more than one tier up! As an Indian with limited work experience, and that in the IT industry, this person needs to look at schools with GMATs around 500. The ranked schools you suggest are really muxch better, and Purdue is perhaps the very best school in the US for placing international students.
I think the schools you are mentioned are more than one tier up! As an Indian with limited work experience, and that in the IT industry, this person needs to look at schools with GMATs around 500. The ranked schools you suggest are really muxch better, and Purdue is perhaps the very best school in the US for placing international students.
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puddyjar
Hi,

Could you elaborate on Purdue being the best school in the US for placing international students? I'm considering that one and Michigan Broad FYI.
Hi,

Could you elaborate on Purdue being the best school in the US for placing international students? I'm considering that one and Michigan Broad FYI.
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Duncan
I said "perhaps" and, of course, it depends on the goals for students.

What I mean is:
- Purdue is one of the top ten US schools for international mobility of its alumni.
- Of those, Purdue comes third (after Wharton and Berkley) for employment.
- Of those, it is the one with the most international students.

So, I think there are other schools that are great at international mobility, but I think that schools like Purdue (and I would also highlight MIT and Chicago) that recruit a lot of international students and get them into jobs well, are worth spotlighting.

PS It goes without saying that Purdue's accomplishment is all the more remarkable because the other schools have cohorts that are generally more attractive to employers. Purdue seems to be adding a lot of value.
I said "perhaps" and, of course, it depends on the goals for students.

What I mean is:
- Purdue is one of the top ten US schools for international mobility of its alumni.
- Of those, Purdue comes third (after Wharton and Berkley) for employment.
- Of those, it is the one with the most international students.

So, I think there are other schools that are great at international mobility, but I think that schools like Purdue (and I would also highlight MIT and Chicago) that recruit a lot of international students and get them into jobs well, are worth spotlighting.

PS It goes without saying that Purdue's accomplishment is all the more remarkable because the other schools have cohorts that are generally more attractive to employers. Purdue seems to be adding a lot of value.
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saroo
Please suggest schools for me

Me: 25,Indian,female

GMAT: This is one of the toughest part to explain. I have given 3 attempts.
1st: 550 Q39 V26 IR 0 AWA 5
2nd: 530 Q48 V16 IR 0 AWA 5
3rd: 570 Q44 V25 IR 2 AWA (yet to be received)
So basically I have studied a lot for GMAT but I have not been able to perform well on the verbal section because of reasons that were out of my control. I never scored below 630 on practice tests, but with the exam anxiety I am unable to survive by the time verbal section comes. Anyways, I wont be giving another attempt now. I will try for colleges with this score.

Toefl: 107

Work exp: 3 years of experience by the time I join school. I was software engineer working with one of the best IT companies in India. 1 and half year of software developer experience and 1 and half year of entrepreneurship.

Software developer exp:
-SAP ABAP developer
-involved in solving technical issues for asia pacific and brazil regions.
-mentored and trained new joinees, prepared training material.
-work was highly appreciated by the head of the India office.

Entrepreneurship exp:
-heading a company of 15 people.
-working with few shipping companies and pharmaceutical companies.
-provide end to end SAP projects solutions.

Undergrad: Bachelor of engineering(Computers) 57% aggregate, from a good college(one of the best in the city).

Extracurriculars:
-Part of toastmasters in my area.
-Zumba enthusiast. (planning to get a certification)
-Event coordinator in college.
-volunteer for the corporate social responsibility at my office.

Recommendations: My boss in my previous company. He is the vice president. My project manager of the company where I had done my final year project. He is also the vice president.

Post MBA goals: to work in management consulting.

Looking for: MBA in strategy management. Schools with good placement record.

Concerns:
1.Because my GMAT is on the lower side I am not able to decide which schools to apply.
2.What range (ranks) colleges should I target?
3.As it is almost the end of R2,is it a disadvantage for me?


Your only downside is gmat. keep trying unless you get 700 plus if you really want to get into top business school.
<blockquote>Please suggest schools for me

Me: 25,Indian,female

GMAT: This is one of the toughest part to explain. I have given 3 attempts.
1st: 550 Q39 V26 IR 0 AWA 5
2nd: 530 Q48 V16 IR 0 AWA 5
3rd: 570 Q44 V25 IR 2 AWA (yet to be received)
So basically I have studied a lot for GMAT but I have not been able to perform well on the verbal section because of reasons that were out of my control. I never scored below 630 on practice tests, but with the exam anxiety I am unable to survive by the time verbal section comes. Anyways, I wont be giving another attempt now. I will try for colleges with this score.

Toefl: 107

Work exp: 3 years of experience by the time I join school. I was software engineer working with one of the best IT companies in India. 1 and half year of software developer experience and 1 and half year of entrepreneurship.

Software developer exp:
-SAP ABAP developer
-involved in solving technical issues for asia pacific and brazil regions.
-mentored and trained new joinees, prepared training material.
-work was highly appreciated by the head of the India office.

Entrepreneurship exp:
-heading a company of 15 people.
-working with few shipping companies and pharmaceutical companies.
-provide end to end SAP projects solutions.

Undergrad: Bachelor of engineering(Computers) 57% aggregate, from a good college(one of the best in the city).

Extracurriculars:
-Part of toastmasters in my area.
-Zumba enthusiast. (planning to get a certification)
-Event coordinator in college.
-volunteer for the corporate social responsibility at my office.

Recommendations: My boss in my previous company. He is the vice president. My project manager of the company where I had done my final year project. He is also the vice president.

Post MBA goals: to work in management consulting.

Looking for: MBA in strategy management. Schools with good placement record.

Concerns:
1.Because my GMAT is on the lower side I am not able to decide which schools to apply.
2.What range (ranks) colleges should I target?
3.As it is almost the end of R2,is it a disadvantage for me?</blockquote>

Your only downside is gmat. keep trying unless you get 700 plus if you really want to get into top business school.
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nainika
Thanks a lot duncan and mbahipster. Is there some other masters degree in management that I can look into and have a good shot at? With good placements. I am targeting US schools only. My only constraint is that I dont want to wait for another year. So I would rather go ahead with a similar masters degree.
Thanks a lot duncan and mbahipster. Is there some other masters degree in management that I can look into and have a good shot at? With good placements. I am targeting US schools only. My only constraint is that I dont want to wait for another year. So I would rather go ahead with a similar masters degree.
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