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Hi D, Thanks for your post. Its hard to access your profile, based solely on your GPA and GMAT as much of the decision is also based on your essays, LORs, ECs, etc. That said, I think you should consider applying to a few top 15-25 schools. Unfortunately, this looks to be another ultra-competitive y...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Low GPA / 700 GMAT
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

Hi J,
It doesnt hurt to mention. I would phrase that its something you want to add to your admission file. Probably will not have an impact (as they might have already made the decision on your candidacy), but again cant hurt.

Regards,

N


T - Congrats on the promotion! During your AdCom interview, make sure you are VERY focused about your decision to enter the program. If you imply that you are wavering between the MBA and the promotion, that may indicate that you are not serious about the the program / enrolling. I would mention tha...


Hi E,
Thanks for your question. First of all, the school selector tool is more of directional guidance of schools you might be competitive for admissions.

AdCom will definitely look at grad school GPA, however they place more preference toward your undergrad GPA.

Regards,

N

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: About the business school selector?
Replies: 2
Views: 2576

Pro Athletes Getting MBAs

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/jun2009/bs20090626_130035_page_2.htm interesting article... but this quote BLEW my mind!!! Sixty percent of the NBA's often extremely well-paid players are virtually penniless within five years of retiring, according to a recent Sports Illustrated report.

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pro Athletes Getting MBAs
Replies: 0
Views: 1759

Hi HB, Based on your profile, you are a perfect candidate for a top-tier part time MBA program. I would look into Haas, Stern (NYU), Kellogg (Northwestern), UMich to name a few. In the interest of time, I would encourage you to pick up a MBA Admissions book. Its a quick way to get snapshot of school...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Please help me evaluate...
Replies: 1
Views: 2238

Hi HB, Thanks for your question. In short - YES! Any top MBA Consultant can recommend schools that match your interests including post-MBA career goals, school 'culture', class size, etc. If you are interested, feel free to reach out to anyone of us via PM and we can answer some of your questions. B...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Do mba consultant companies help?
Replies: 2
Views: 2371

no problem. let us know if you need any other help.

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Is it necessary to re-take?
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

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...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evalution for top 5 b-schools
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Let us know if you have any questions as you go thru the admissions process. Best of luck!!!

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Fewer Indians applying for studies in U.S.: survey
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

If you list a school, then they will receive your scores. If you are concerned with your score, you may consider waiting until after the test. however, remember that schools will see ALL of your test scores once you submit to them.

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Gmat Report
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

Inside the Mind of a B-School Admissions Officer:

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Veritas-Prep-1002772.html Inside the Mind of a B-School Admissions Officer: What Wows Them, What Irritates Them and What They Want to See in the 2009-10 Application Season Veritas Prep Releases White Paper Offering Exclusive Insights From Admissions Officers a...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Inside the Mind of a B-School Admissions Officer:
Replies: 1
Views: 2260

Hi I, To piggy-back off my collegues input, I am a HUGE fan of MBA Admissions Books. They are a GREAT (and cost-effective) way to get a nice snapshot of the Admission process, but also get a sense of top MBA programs. I agree, Northeast MBA programs are great feeder schools into Wall Street, but the...

by VP_MBA_Guru

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Help needed with School Selection
Replies: 2
Views: 2561

Hi, I would recommend retaking the GMAT only if you believe you can score 30-40 points higher than your original score. Otherwise, will not make a significant different. Breaking the 700 mark is a good start for top programs. Most MC/IBs do not ask for GMAT scores. And once you are in the MBA progra...