where should i apply ??:S

School selection
  • Posted by zubinleo on 12/26/12 3:06pm

    Dear sir ,

    i am from india and i wish to do my masters from ireland or france and for that i need your help as i dont have the best or you can say not even close to above average grades in my life but i do have experiance and a zeal to learn and while working i have performed exceptionally good in my services

    my grades are as follows
    10th - 68%
    12th - 53% with subjects as science and maths
    B.Tech - 58% in computer science field but sadly i had backs and it took me one and a half yrs more to complete my engineering in which i had 14n backs

    after that i have worked for two years in the field of marketing with some really good employers like oxfam and santander bank

    so now please tell me what should i do because i really want to make my career in this field and want to do my masters in it from europe (this was basically a dream from the very begainning of my life)

    plz help !!

    Thanks and Regards,
    zubin :)

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 12/26/12 5:43pm

      Hi there,

      one means to dress up your CV is the GMAT. I would concentrate on that and aim at achieving a minimum of 650 points. Then I would apply for an MBA program where your work experience will count much more than in an Master in Management program. A high GMAT score together with your work experience should help you get into a decent MBA program in Ireland or France.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      • Posted by zubinleo on 12/26/12 5:48pm

        thanks a million thomas but do you think i can apply to dcu in msc finance without gmat

        • Posted by Thomas Graf on 12/26/12 10:44pm

          Hi there,

          if you do not make the GMAT you have a smaller number of potential MSc in Finance programs. I don't know how many require the GMAT and how many do not. But without the GMAT you clearly can not apply to those programs that require it - so your choices are fewer. Nevertheless, if you find three or five programs that do not require the GMAT and that satisfy you, forget about this argument and just go ahead.

          Secondly, you mentioned doubts on your grades. If you get accepted then everything is fine. If you get not accepted, however, then a good GMAT score could help you out.

          So, here is one way to move one:

          1. Find some schools that offer a MFin without requiring the GMAT.
          2. If you want to study there, move on and apply.
          3. If you get the message that your grades are not good try to get a good GMAT score.
          4. Apply again - at schools that do require and schools that do not require the GMAT (you may impress the latter as well).

          Best wishes
          Thomas

          • Posted by zubinleo on 12/27/12 7:07am

            thankyou thomas for the help . :)