Profile Evalution for top 5 b-schools

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Profile Evalution for top 5 b-schools

by hirobasu3 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:02 pm

I just gave my GMAT yesterday and I want to have a realistic assessment of my chances into a top 5 school ( i am not looking beyond that).

My profile

GMAT 730 - 96% ( verbal 40 ,89 % Quant 49 , 89% )

Undergraduate Education: B.Tech ,Computer Sc , IIT Kharagpur , India ( the best set of engg school in india) GPA : 8.5/10 I dont know how to convert.
Masters on Dean's fellowship : M.S. Computer University of California, Irvine GPA 3.9/4.0 Did my MS in 10 mnths ( 2005-2006)

Work Experience : 5 and half yrs , currently. Currently a senior computer engg in a reputed bay area tech firm, working for past 3 yrs in the same company.

Academically, had other good career achievements like Maths Olympiads, patents , papers etc if they matter.

Extra -curricular activities : Had been very active in undergard and grad days. Department society president in undergrad responsible for conducting various events and other organizational roles.
NSS ( 2 yrs ).

Currently manage a small team under me though mostly technical and do customer visits for office works.

I want to remain in technical field and technical companies after MBA but most likely be on business and product management sides. I know my pool is common but with my academic record and clear vision to remain in the same broad field I am in, I hope it can help.

What are the realistic chances of mine in getting into top 5. What are the things i need to do more , I have the option of applying 2010 or 2011.

If you can give a in-depth analysis, It will really help me in choosing universities ( can you suggest me the best univs suited for my profile other than standard top 5) . Also any suggestion on things I can do to bolster my chances will really help.


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by VP_MBA_Guru » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:47 am
Hi Hiro,
Thanks for your post!

You have good credentials and are likely competitive for a top MBA program. As you know, its hard to gauge your candidacy based on profile/stats, as much of the decision is based on your essays, LORs, interview. That said - here is my feedback.

Unfortunately you are in one of the most competitive applicant pools - Indian IT applicants. The challenge for you is to think how you can differentiate yourself from the 1000s of applicants with similar profiles and stats

Good luck!

Nikhil P. | Admissions Consultant | Veritas Prep