Your response has said it all! Thank you and now I know the direction is clear.MBACrystalBall wrote:SK_49 wrote:Reference ID: SK_49
Thanks for the clarifications.
It's helpful that you are being flexible with the university choice. However, the dependence on a strong GMAT score doesn't go away if you'd like business schools to offer scholarships.
I need to concentrate on my GMAT prep and much depends on that. And during that time, I would reflect on the best possible way to present my essay to the Adcomm. I will start my preparations in full swing and am going to be coming back soon for more help! MBA Crystal Ball is a treasure trove of resources and I'm sure to be logging on to Careerizma as well.
I have one last question- do universities look for a strong analytical background? I don't have much to prove it (except perhaps a few Coursera/edX courses and A+ grades in Engineering Math). That is why I asked should I consider taking up work in the analytics domain in my current job. (Simon Business School, Rochester seems to put a lot of emphasis on an analytical background.)
Thank you once again for the kind advice and support!
PS: I did have my doubts about Management Consulting. I was only considering it because of the job profile (something I would love to do), but it is certainly not the kind of lifestyle I want (work-life imbalance). Now that I know I have strong case for Product Management, it's time I forego Consulting.