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Hi A, Thanks for your post. Overall, you have a strong background and likely a good candidate for the program. However, are you applying for the accelerated program? If so, you need think about how you want to position yourself, as they (accelerated program) look for candidates that are planning to ...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Columbia January 2010 program
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Hi UpFish,
Unfortunately - yes, most top MBA programs highly encourage applicants to have several years of work expereince before applying.

Regards,

N


Gmat of 755?
I dont believe they give 5 point increments ;)

N

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: early career, low gpa n high gmat
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

hi w, first of all, congrats on getting into UMich Law School. To your question, I dont think scoring higher on the GMAT will have a significant impact on your candidacy. I think that you have already demonstrated your academic capabilities by getting into a top law program and a few more point on y...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Is it necessary to re-take?
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

hi j, thanks for your post. overall you have an interesting background. i think your extra curricular activities and entreprenurial activities will help set you apart from many other applications. that said, one thing that stands out is your stats are slightly lower than other finance candidates app...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat May 30, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: profile eval
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Hi Brian,
I think its a good idea. Per my previous post, I dont think it will have a significant impact on your candidacy but will help pad your academic capabilities.

Good luck with the class!

n

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat May 30, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Fit for my choices?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

hi d, thanks for your post. as you probably know from reading my posts, its very difficult for Indian IT candidates to break into top MBA programs. unfortuantely there are many applications with similar backgrounds to yours, so the key is the really differentate yourself from others. if you want to ...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat May 30, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: profile evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 950

hey p - sorry, this is veritas prep.. but would be happy to take your question ;) overall you have a great background. to be honest, i am not to familiar with European MBA programs. But would be happy to forward your information to one of our Veritas Prep International MBA specialists who can better...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat May 30, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

hey j, thanks for your post. overall, i think you have a solid background and are likely competitive for many of the schools listed below. Columbia and UC might be a stretch, but you have all the basis covered to be a strong candidate for those schools. glad to hear you are thinking early about the ...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat May 30, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: MBA Chances
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Hi Z, Thanks for the clarification. First of all, yes you should definitely explain your ranking system to AdCom (probably through the optional essay). And I would also following up the school and explain your situation - as they might have you recalculate your GPA (international GPAs are always tri...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Mon May 25, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation, Thank you!
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Hi I, Thanks for your question. If you are shooting for a top 15 school, the best think you can do is score high on the GMAT. A strong GMAT score can help offset a lower GPA. This will be especially important, since you are a engineering-grad and your applicant pool tends to have higher GMAT scores....

by VP_MBA_Guru

Mon May 25, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: alternative transcrits
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Dan - to be honest, there is no one score that will get you in to HBS. As you probably know, the GMAT score is only one part of your candidacy. School will weight that along with your GPA, work expereince, essays, LORs, etc. I would say the GMAT only has 20-25% of your decision, if that... That said...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat May 23, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: What kind of score would I need?
Replies: 2
Views: 1195