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Hi there, good luck on your upcoming GMAT! To answer your questions... 1. You should check directly with schools to find out their student budgets. I believe the average for very top programs is the US is around $60k tuition and fees (per year), but this doesn't include living expenses. Tuition will...

by mbaMissionKate

Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Need help & guidance
Replies: 3
Views: 4496

Hi there! The amount of work experience you've had is right on target, and the 2 promotions are great to show progression in your responsibilities. The exposure to the different specialties you mention should bring an interesting perspective to the classroom too. Sponsorship can be a nice bonus but ...

by mbaMissionKate

Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile eval - 700 GMAT
Replies: 1
Views: 3675

You're welcome. Good for you for thinking ahead! I think you'll be in a good position to apply in about 5 years and when it comes time you can highlight some of those unique aspects of the market you mention. Other things to be thinking about -- beyond leadership experience, try to get exposure to e...

by mbaMissionKate

Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Defining my industry: Portfolio Management Services in India
Replies: 3
Views: 4062

Hi there, I think b-schools will categorize it with other asset management jobs, or non-banking finance jobs even more broadly. They are unlikely to understand all the nuances you list and that's OK, but they definitely will be familiar with other Indian applicants applying from that industry so it'...

by mbaMissionKate

Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Defining my industry: Portfolio Management Services in India
Replies: 3
Views: 4062

Hello! Thanks for sharing your profile info. That is great you saw improvement in your second GMAT attempt. You have a solid score now. Your work experience sounds very strong -- I like the exposure to different countries and clients, plus management experience. Your family business experience shoul...

by mbaMissionKate

Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Eval. Request
Replies: 1
Views: 2044

That's great. While b-schools typically only "count" post-college months of experience, I think they will still consider your experience during college. Great to have extracurricular involvement too! Good luck with the GMAT! I still think getting a high score will be important. Kate Apart ...

by mbaMissionKate

Sun May 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: profiles evaluation.
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Hi, Your GPA is really strong so that's great. B-schools will look at post-college work experience and 2 years is just a bit on the low end -- are you planning to apply this year? If so that could be an issue. If next year, then that should be fine. That would also give you more time to prep for the...

by mbaMissionKate

Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: profiles evaluation.
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Hi there, I think you have many strengths in your profile...I especially like the fact that you completed the trainee program (which are typically quite selective) for a well known company. Sounds like you've had some strong extracurriculars too (by the way, yes, I would include the tutoring somewhe...

by mbaMissionKate

Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Evaluation (GMAT Score Aspiration)
Replies: 1
Views: 1798

Congratulations! Tough decision, but it's a great position to be in to decide between two great programs. They are pretty similar on a lot of stats -- class size, average age, etc. I think the factors to consider are.... 1) Location: do you prefer the remote college town of Ithaca for instance? Do y...

by mbaMissionKate

Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Cornell Johnson or UNC KF? Both with full scholarships
Replies: 1
Views: 2999

Hi there! Your very high GPA and foundation in business coursework is definitely a strength. Impressive! I consider your GMAT to be a strength too -- it's not going to be above average at a school like Harvard but it's definitely high enough to demonstrate you can handle a top b-school curriculum. P...

by mbaMissionKate

Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Profile Eval Request
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Hi Siddarth, Thanks for the additional info! So let's see...I think the big strengths in your profile are GMAT (great overall score plus good balance in your quant & verbal) and your work experience, in your particular your fast-track promotion. Hopefully coming from a consulting firm you have s...

by mbaMissionKate

Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Please Evaluate my profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Hi Siddarth, Happy to evaluate your profile :) Would help if I could get a bit more info from you.... -What was your quant / verbal breakdown on the GMAT? -Is 2.9 your GPA converted to a US scale? If so, please let me know the raw GPA as reported by your school. -What are your post-MBA career goals?...

by mbaMissionKate

Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Please Evaluate my profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Looks like a good list. Depending on how the GMAT goes, I might put INSEAD near a stretch too. They just really care a lot about GMAT in my experience. IMD is still quite competitive from what I understand, though I think their average GMAT is lower than INSEAD's. Yes, definitely check out Fuqua. In...

by mbaMissionKate

Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: GMAT Score - 660 (Q48 V34) + 10 Years IT experience
Replies: 9
Views: 3933

Hi again! Scott has given you a good school list to start with, and I agree about Sloan Fellows -- it is an awesome program but it is also very competitive. Only addition I would make is to consider Cornell's one-year program too, they even have a tech-focused one-year option. I think and hope you c...

by mbaMissionKate

Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: GMAT Score - 660 (Q48 V34) + 10 Years IT experience
Replies: 9
Views: 3933

Hi Arun, With 10+ years experience you are definitely a much better fit for Executive MBA programs. I strongly recommend that you pursue that route. Unless you are considering a significant career change post-MBA, in which case that can be hard to do through an EMBA. If that is the case, then perhap...

by mbaMissionKate

Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: GMAT Score - 660 (Q48 V34) + 10 Years IT experience
Replies: 9
Views: 3933