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Profile Evaluation help needed

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dec.dream Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Profile Evaluation help needed

Post Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:10 am
Hello,

Please evaluate my profile and suggest the best B-school options in Europe and/or the US.

Objective: A management program in the US or Europe (preferably with scholarship)

26 year old Male from India with Engineering background

Work-Experience
3 years experience in data analytics and market research in a leading Analytics firm in India (Promoted in 2 years)
Currently running an agro-based business which was started 2 years back. (Indirect value: Providing employment to women in rural areas and supporting farmers livelihood)

Extra-curriculars
Worked 1 year (Weekends) as a teacher and community fund raiser for a non-profit
Led college chess team

GMAT: 650 (Planning to retake the GMAT, not sure though)

Why MBA:
International Exposure
Peer to peer Learning
Simultaneous business development and sales for my business (Europe and the US are major markets for our products)
Access to funding
Potential Business Partners or Co-founders

Post-MBA Goals:
To scale the current business and make it self-sustainable
To start a tech firm

Which schools would fit my objective? I am clueless. Kindly help.

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Post Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:57 am
dec.dream wrote:
Hello,

Please evaluate my profile and suggest the best B-school options in Europe and/or the US.

Objective: A management program in the US or Europe (preferably with scholarship)

26 year old Male from India with Engineering background

Work-Experience
3 years experience in data analytics and market research in a leading Analytics firm in India (Promoted in 2 years)
Currently running an agro-based business which was started 2 years back. (Indirect value: Providing employment to women in rural areas and supporting farmers livelihood)

Extra-curriculars
Worked 1 year (Weekends) as a teacher and community fund raiser for a non-profit
Led college chess team

GMAT: 650 (Planning to retake the GMAT, not sure though)

Why MBA:
International Exposure
Peer to peer Learning
Simultaneous business development and sales for my business (Europe and the US are major markets for our products)
Access to funding
Potential Business Partners or Co-founders

Post-MBA Goals:
To scale the current business and make it self-sustainable
To start a tech firm

Which schools would fit my objective? I am clueless. Kindly help.
Thanks for reaching out. You have some interesting work and professional goals- sounds like your mission of social enterprise is quite sincere. Your current GMAT score makes some of the schools with the best social enterprise in US- Yale, Kellogg, Fuqua, and Booth potentially out of reach- but you might still consider some excellent programs at Georgetown, Babson, Carnegie Mellon, U Colorado, Kelley and for Europe look at Oxford.

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dec.dream Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:58 am
Can you please give me a feedback with a hypothetical score of 700. I think that will be the best score i would be able to get if i retake the GMAT. By what you have mentioned in the above article, it seems impossible to get an admission at any decent school.

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Post Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:04 pm
Consider the following points dec.dream:

    - Your work experience in Analytics will be very useful; assuming the brand is good. The transition into the agro business will have to be explained well in terms of continuity. It is also not clear as to how long you've been doing this (2 years? or less?).

    - As shared by others, the GMAT is definitely going to be a potential hurdle. It will be important to also understand the brand/performance during undergrad. The definition of decent really varies. Look at this story about a 580 GMAT we had recently.

    - From a social angle, the list here might be a good starting point.


Hope this sparks a few more thoughts.

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Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:19 pm
dec.dream wrote:
Can you please give me a feedback with a hypothetical score of 700. I think that will be the best score i would be able to get if i retake the GMAT. By what you have mentioned in the above article, it seems impossible to get an admission at any decent school.
Sure dude.
With a 700 I'd say your range would be approximately in the 15-30 of US News and world Report rankings, if your application rocks and your LORs are super solid.

Best,

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