I will be applying this year for 2012 admissions. Please advice which B schools I should target.
I want to focus on entrepreneurship/general management, and will be applying to US B schools.
Age at Matriculation: 26
-> CGPA: 9/10, Dual Degree (Bachelors + Masters) in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed Indian Institute (IIT Bombay)
-> GMAT Attempt One on October 2010: 720 (Q51; V35; AWA 5.5)
GMAT Attempt Two on 24th August, 2011: 760 (Q50; V44; AWA awaiting)
3 years as on matriculation in pharmaceutical manufacturing firm (India's Top Pharma Company)
-> Trainee Engineer (4 months): Did a team project on reducing changeover time between two packaging processes.
-> Role 1 (2 months): Lead a team of 3 technicians, trained them on a new machine, managed them and the machine during FDA audit of the plant in 2009. The audit was successful
-> Role 2: (18 months - present) Manufacturing Planner, varied and increasing roles and responsibilities.
-> Co-founded an NGO that provides technical support to other NGOs (webpages, logos etc.), spreads online social awareness, links volunteers and NGOs, encourages CSR activities.
-> Basic understanding of two foreign languages (A1 level spanish and german)
-> Average other involvements in college (sports, social/cultural events etc.)
-> Hobbies: reading fiction, bodybuilding for last 2 years (should I mention these or just skip?)
I have few entrepreneurial ideas that I want to explore. I want to start a bodbybuilding/health supplement firm, should I mention my entrepreneurial goals in detail or only refer to them in my applications?
As I have just finished my GMAT and am currently focusing on my applications, I realize that very little time is left for R1 deadlines. So I have thought of applying to 2-3 B schools in R1 and to 2-3 in R2. Any advice will be helpful!