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Ravi - Thanks so much for your posting. I think you are being very realistic about your choice of possible schools. While you come from the most competitive group in terms of demographics, I think that you should stand a good chance at those schools. Also, please understand that the money for schola...

by jkhousto

Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Kindly assess and provide suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Dear 3rd ACR: Thank you so much for your posting and for your distinguished service to our country. Of course, there are business schools who would seriously consider you as a candidate. A couple of things to think about: 1) When you say you want to be in the Class or 2013, that means you need to ap...

by jkhousto

Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: In Need of a Reality Check?
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Hi Taviboo - Thanks for your question - I still can't believe it is 2011! Basically, we did a major overhaul of the start-to-finish guide in mid-2010; it is now twice as long as the previous version. I do not expect we will be revising it in 2011 as the material in this publication is good for more ...

by jkhousto

Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: The Complete Start to Finish MBA Admissions Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 4622

Monk - Thank you very much for posting your profile, and congratulations on a solid GMAT score. You are absolutely correct that your demographic profile (Indian, male, IT background, and 8 years of work experience) will hinder you. It is a good sign that you were able to transition from the technica...

by jkhousto

Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

gvharsha - Thanks for your posting. I think you may have a good shot for Ross. Kellogg and Booth are both very competitive, and while your GMAT is within their ranges, and the flute is a unique attribute of your candidacy, I am not sure about your chances. There are literally hundreds of IT consulta...

by jkhousto

Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Please evaluate my profile
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Dear 750goal - Thanks for posting your profile and questions. I think you have a shot at the safety schools you mention, but ideal schools seem like a reach to me. Unfortunately, as you can probably guess, you are "demographically challenged" as a male, Indian engineer, and your scores are not stell...

by jkhousto

Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: RE: Profile Evaluation - Good Leadership skills/ Good GGPA
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Pramod - Thanks very much for your question. I am sorry that your GMAT score did not improve your second time around. I also commend you for being realistic in your list of schools. They look attainable for you. A few things to keep in mind: 1) Explain why you were recently promoted ot project lead?...

by jkhousto

Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Please evaluate my profile, targeting sept 2011 admissions
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

himcap1688 - Sorry for my delayed response - I have had a terrible cold! 1) As for any schools you may be missing...have you considered Wharton? It is a fantastic program. It is urban (like Booth and Columbia) and has wonderful general management, finance and marketing programs. 2) As for your fit w...

by jkhousto

Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: chances of getting into a good B- school based on my profile
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Sandeep - Sorry if I was not clear. Six years of work experience means you will be older and out of the age range for many of the top tier schools. They are usually admitting students with four years of work experience - many of whom have already managed teams of the size you manage. The idea is tha...

by jkhousto

Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Evaluation and college shortlisting - urgent!
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Great! I am happy to be helpful any way I can!
Your goal of talent management is unique - use it to your advantage.
Best,
Jennifer

by jkhousto

Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile eval and school selection
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Bk610 - Thanks for your questions. The GMAT score is just one facet of your application. So, while 80% of Pepperdine's students score between 580-710, you can gain admittance with a score below 580. You must show the other angles of your application (professional trajectory, leadership skills, recom...

by jkhousto

Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Has anyone ever gotten into Pepperdine with a low GMAT Score
Replies: 4
Views: 16853

ketnet1 - Thanks for your question. The way I interpret the question is that you must discuss a professional failure. The significant accomplishment, on the other hand, can be professional or community related. If you have particular strong community service related accomplishments that demonstrate ...

by jkhousto

Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Essay Help/ Question.
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

himcap1688 - Thank you very much for posting your profile and questions. Congratulations for thinking about this far in advance of your 2012 estimated matriculation. Your profile seems quite strong. I say this because it is stellar academically (the top ranking in several situations), your have perf...

by jkhousto

Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: chances of getting into a good B- school based on my profile
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Sandeep - Thanks for your posting. I would suggest you apply to several of the business schools that are just below the "Top 10" rankings. I would include ISB in that Top 10. You have a basically strong resume, but with six years of works experience, you will be a bit out of the range of many of the...

by jkhousto

Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Evaluation and college shortlisting - urgent!
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Dear tryinghard - You are correct - your professional and personal life VISION matters. Your goals for yourself and reasons for wanting an MBA must be inspiring and exciting - at least to you! Also, the schools know that an MBA is a major investment in time, money, and energy. Students who they perc...

by jkhousto

Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Confused - Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1263