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Need help urgently - query??

by mbaaspirant01 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:20 am

Please advise me on whether I stand a chance of pursuing a one year full time MBA program in Sep 09?

My profile is as follows -

10th standard - 80%
12th standard - 85%

BBA Honors (specialisation in Finance) - 69% from St.Xavier's College (Its amongst the top 5 colleges in India for under-graduate degree in commerce) -

Work Ex - 2 yrs (by the time the course starts) in KPMG in the Risk Advisory Services.Also,actively participating in the CSR initiatives of the firm.

Extra- Curriculars - Have won accolades in a number of Quiz and Debate competitions and while in college,initiated and conceptualised an undergraduate level management convention.Also,was the university topper in one of the subjects.

Professional achiievement - Have gone on 2 international assignments and have led a team once.

Now for the sad part - Took GMAT for the second time and scored a dismal 530 (Unfortunately became ill during both attempts)
What are my chances if the other aspects of my application are stellar?

Thanks and regards,

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by Cindy Tokumitsu » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:03 pm

Thank you for your question. I do think that the GMAT will be a deal breaker for mid to higher ranked MBA programs, whether one-year or two-year. If you are interested in less competitive programs, then you might select some where your Indian demographic is less common, as it could be a diversity factor at such programs, whereas it is the opposite in the top-15 types of programs.

On the plus side, you are relatively young, so it might make more sense to wait a bit, prepare for and redo the GMAT, and then apply.

Wishing you all the best!

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by mbaaspirant01 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:22 pm
Hi Cindy,

Thanks a lot for your prompt response.I wanted to apply to the one year full time MBA program of the following schools -

1. Emory University - Goizueta Business School
2. Hong Kong University Business School
3. Nanyang Business School
4. Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University

Also,isn't taking the GMAT for the third time considered negatively by the universities?

Would appreciate your feedback.

Kind Regards,