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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:15 am
Dear Sir,

I am an ERP Consultant working with TCS for the past three years. During these three years I also got the opportunityto work for a Project in Saudi Arabia for a prestigious client.My GMAT score is 720 (49 Q,40 V) AWA 4.0.I also have a GPA of 7.3/10 in my undergraduation

Sir, I want to go for an MBA degree as i want to switch my career to the field of Management consulting .

Please suggest, how should i go about researchig the schools and which schools you would recommend for a profile of my kind ?

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-Beyond rankings, consider reading independent research reports that can provide objective analysis of the schools and how they compare. I'll make a blatant plug for the Clear Admit School Guides (www.clearadmit.com/guides) in this regard.

-Graham
I recommend the guides. I use Clear Admit guides for my school and I always keep them near me.

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:38 am
Hi Graham,

These are the answers to your questions :

1) Your target companies post-MBA

McKinsey Consulting
2) Your preferred region of employment in the long-term

India
3) Your preferred format (1 year vs. 2, part-time vs. full-time, etc)

Full-Time (1 Year)

Please suggest ,which all colleges will best match my requrirements.

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:52 am
Graham wrote:
Dear Gagan2001,


-Beyond rankings, consider reading independent research reports that can provide objective analysis of the schools and how they compare. I'll make a blatant plug for the Clear Admit School Guides (www.clearadmit.com/guides) in this regard.

-Graham
I recommend the guides. I use Clear Admit guides for my school and I always keep them near me.

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:38 am
Hi Graham,

These are the answers to your questions :

1) Your target companies post-MBA

McKinsey Consulting
2) Your preferred region of employment in the long-term

India
3) Your preferred format (1 year vs. 2, part-time vs. full-time, etc)

Full-Time (1 Year)

Please suggest ,which all colleges will best match my requrirements.

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Post Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:19 am
Dear Gagan2001,

Thanks for your follow up post with further details.

On the surface, if you need a one-year offering and are looking to work for McKinsey, ultimately settling in India, there are a few options you might explore:

1) Indian School of Business
2) INSEAD
3) Columbia J-Term

Of course, if you are looking to work for McKinsey in the US or Europe in the near term (post-MBA), you may lean towards INSEAD and CBS.

Finally, given your career background and the switch to strategy consulting you have in mind, you might really benefit from the two-year format, which would open up a host of additional programs. In any event, this is something for you to consider as you explore your options.

For further advice, I'd advise that you just reach out to Clear Admit directly (by emailing us your resume), as the questions you're posing cover exactly the kind of work we do with our clients.

Best of luck,

Graham

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:54 am
Dear Gagan2001,

Thanks for your reply. I agree that "randomly visiting school websites" is not the way to go about your search. That's why I suggested that you first determine the following:

1) Your target companies post-MBA

2) Your preferred region of employment in the long-term

3) Your preferred format (1 year vs. 2, part-time vs. full-time, etc)

Once you've done that, you can look at some of the rankings by focus area (for example, BW ranks schools in various disciplines) and develop a short list based on your findings. You can then use resources like the school web sites and Clear Admit School Guides to learn more.

For example, if you were to tell me that you want to work for a top-tier strategy consultancy (like McKinsey, Bain or BCG), that you want to work in the USA in the long-term and that you prefer a full-time, two-year course (so as to use the summer internship to make your transition into consulting), I'd encourage you to start with programs like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, Columbia, Tuck and MIT. From there you could determine which of these programs suits your needs in terms of class size, coursework offered, etc. You could also look at the class profile for these programs and gain a better understanding of your chances/fit with the students they typically seek to admit.

Best of luck,

Graham

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:01 am
Gagan2001 wrote:
Wow !!!Graham Thats pretty comprehensive

I definitely would love to have a session with a counsellor from Clear Admit.
Firstly i want to prepare a list of schools that will suit my criteria.Can you suggest some resource that can help me in this ?

Randomly visiting schools' website seems a very unorganized approach.

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