Part-time MBA Applicant

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Part-time MBA Applicant

by xxjatlandxx » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:36 am
Nationality: US
Academics: Graduated in '99 with a GPA of 7.3/10 in Bachelor of Engineering-Mechanical engineering from a not so well known university in India.
Graduated from USC-Los Angeles in '02 with a GPA of 3.4 in M.S.-Mechanical Engineering
Graduated from Penn State-State College in '06 with a GPA of 3.6 in M.S.-Industrical Engineering

Work Experience: 1999-2000 one year- I used to teach engineering in an engineering college in India. So I guess you can say that I managed all those college kids.
2007-Mechanical Engineer for a few months at Fortune 200 company. In short, I had to manage mechanics.
2007-2010-3.5 years Project Team Leader at a Fortune100 chemical company. I managed capital projects at manufacturing plant sites. It involved managing our contractors that involved engineering and construction companies. For a given project, I was leading the team that had anywhere from 10 to 20 people. Managed projects at several different chemical plants in the Gulf Coast. Must have spent atleast $10 million in capital projects in 3.5 years.
2010-2011 about 6 months now-Project Manager at the same company but a different business unit. Managing consulting projects. However, the clients are external oil refineries worldwide. I have managed projects in Saudi, Singapore, and India. Been to Saudi and managed a project there at one of the world's largest oil refinery. In my current role, in addition to project management I am also fulfilling Business Development Manager role by writing proposals and interacting with customers and meeting their needs.

I want to pursue part-time MBA. There are two reasons I want to pursue a MBA. Obviously I want to move up quick. If that doesn't happen, then career change into sales or finance. I am thinking about applying at UT-Austin, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, Northwestern, and Chicago.

Any comments? I know I am within the 80% range in GMAT, but 660 is on the lower side. I am hoping that my past academics, and my management work experience will compensate for the low GMAT.
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by Scottie@VeritasPrep » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:50 am
Actually, your profile is pretty solid for your target schools. A higher GMAT score will definitely make you more competitive. Also, do you have any extracurriculars? Finally, be sure that you can clearly articulate your short and long-term career goals (even if they are subject to change).
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