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Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 680

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Profile Evaluation, Insead Jan 2017 intake, GMAT 680

Post Fri May 27, 2016 1:49 am
Hi,

Appreciate if anyone can please help evaluate my chances to INSEAD to the December 2016 class.

GMAT - 680 (Q -48,V-35,IR -8,AWA-6)
GRE - 320 (Q - 164, V- 156)

International Work ex - I am already an MBA (did 8 years ago) and have my reasons of doing FT MBA again which I have elaborated decently through my essays.I have an international work ex of over 8 years across US,Europe,Australia,NZ,APAC,Middle east ,with overall workex over 10 years and am 32 years old Australian born in India.

Currently I am working as Senior Manager working for Big 4 in Australia leading practice of 50 in ANZ region.

My extra curricular - Strong Volunteering since age of 14,cultural activities during University and first MBA,Leadership experience in local community services,sports,cooking,lots of Travel across 40 cities (6 continents),Strong 2 years Entrepreneurship experience(co-founded tech start up).

Leadership Experience - Working as Program Portfolio Manager leading team of 30-50 across various complex global transformation programs.Built practice to tune of $ Mn and won several proposals.Managed budgets worth $ 5Mn - $ 55Mn.In total over 6 years of Leadership experience.

Goals to achieve from INSEAD

Long term is to set up my own startup leveraging from early experiences and my recent work ex.
Short Term is to work towards transition from current role to Partner role in services firm am working for.



Please bear with my details if they are too much.

Hope someone could give me some direction on where am heading with my application.

Thanks so much for your help in advance!



Cheers,Ash

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nameisashish Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Tue May 31, 2016 1:05 am
Can anyone please suggest?

Post Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:06 am
Ash,
Good to hear from you!
So the first thing is: maybe you can tell me your reasons for wanting to pursue an MBA? I mean my main thing is that as a senior manager leading a team of 50 in a big4, Im not sure that an MBA will get you anywhere higher than that.

That plus the fact that you have an MBA already makes me wonder whether this is the right path for you (Not that I want to convince you not to do it, on the contrary.. I just don't see how it makes sense)

Maybe if you could also clarify your goals a bit more, it might help me understand why you wish to pursue this trajectory.

Best,
Jon

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Post Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:26 pm
Hi Jon,

Thanks for the reply.

Main reason I want to do MBA at the moment is to switch from Consulting to Industry and work predominantly in Europe.

I want to transition towards General Management to get more exposure in scaling the business at global level.As this will help me realizing my long term goal of founding a tech startup. I previously founded a search engine optimization startup post graduation which generated profit but I had to drop out of it due to some personal reasons. So,I have a fair bit of exposure there and have learned a lot from my previous mistakes.

Now the major challenge I find is around gaps in my general management skills and I think there is no better b school than INSEAD for me. I wish to extend my network and switch function along with geography.


Appreciate your feedback!


Cheers,Ash

Post Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:43 am
Ash,
Well I guess INSEAD could help you do that, but once again you might be able to do that without an MBA (just by looking for a job) because really the experience you have is stronger than what most people get AFTER they graduate! And an MBA isn't free. And your salary isn't likely to go up that much.

That having been said, both INSEAD and IMD might be good for you, as well as a myriad of other EMBA programs, if you are also looking into EMBAs.

Best,
Jon

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Post Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:37 pm
Hi Jon,

Thanks so much for the reply.

Broadly I want to do INSEAD MBA is to extend my network further and to have global MBA(previous one is local MBA).

My current career direction makes it a bit difficult to make this transition specifically to work in Europe as I need some interface to adjoin my goals for next 3-5 years. I am interested in doing FT MBA only and am planning to do this MBA from last 2 years. Now is a right time for me as am on verge of reaching my milestone to become Director in Deloitte.

Can you please suggest what are my chances given am interested in INSEAD only( I personally believe no other program can match intensity and exposure am looking for).

Appreciate your reply very much!


Cheers,Ash

Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:18 am
Well,
Again I honestly think there are other programs out there that can fit - there's a huuuuge media market in London, so LBS Oxbridge would be just as good. And IMD, also relatively industry-heavy and with older candidates could fit.

Ultimately the choice is yours.

As for INSEAD... if your strategy is "INSEAD or Bust" do your chances even matter? Smile What I mean is that just take your shot cause you have nothing to lose. If you want us to really evaluate your chances, then my suggestion is to drop us a line for a Free Consultation, because I don't yet have enough info about your experience to gauge things well: http://admissionado.com/free-consultation/mba-consultation/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog


Looking forward to hearing from you!
Best,
JF
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:05 am
Thanks Jon, Yeah I agree with you about INSEAD part ,its just that I was applying for R3,so was trying to get some insight into my profile.

LBS is off my list as its not 1 year MBA but will think about IMD .

Will surely drop in if I seek detailed info


Cheers!

Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:33 am
You got it man.
Good luck

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