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Hello Experts,

Here is my profile-
30/F/Indian
GMAT: 680 (Q:42 V:41) I know!!
Target Schools: Anderson, Booth and Kellogg
Bachelors in Computer Science Engg -65%
Masters in Computer Science- 3.2 at a private university,Full Scholarship + Awesome Stipend
5.5 years at 2 investment banks (Citi and Morgan Stanley)
Career Path: Analyst-> Business Manager (silo)-> Central Business Manager(COO's office)
Oversaw a multi-million dollar budget, resource management, SOP98 related stuff, audits etc

Current Role
Solutions Architect at a small localization firm- Manage 14 heavy weight clients( Merck, Hilton Hotels etc)
Lead implementation of technology for each of these clients

Extracurricular:

Helped a friend launch his board game. Play testing, marketing, doing trade shows etc

High School:
Won inter-district chess championships

What are my chances?

Thanks much,
Lavanya

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la1214,

Thanks for your post.

I suggest broadening your school list to include schools where your GMAT score matches the average GMAT for the program. Especially coming from India where there are many more qualified applicants than there are available slots in MBA programs, the below average GMAT will be a significant challenge for some schools.

A suggested school selection strategy would be 2 schools from the list you mention (or also consider Fuqua, Ross, Darden, Johnson, and McCombs) - which I would identify as "reach" schools (<20% chance of acceptance). And 3 schools from a grouping of Emory, UNC, USC, Washington University, Indiana University, Georgetown, Rice, Notre Dame - which I would identify as "target" schools (~1 in 3 chance of acceptance).

Your work experience should be a strength to your application - writing compelling essays and securing strong, detailed letters of recommendation will be important. Depending on your career goals, many of these schools in this broader grouping should be able to provide excellent opportunities for you.

Best of luck!

Heidi

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I am only targeting part time programs.

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In that case, I think applying to those three part-time programs with your background you should have an extremely strong chance of getting into at least one program, provided you develop strong application materials.

Part-time programs have much higher acceptance rates since the "competitive pool" is local whereas for full-time programs the "competitive pool" is global.

Good luck!

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