I have been following your blog at MCB for quite sometime now,so i thought i
could get a little advice from you.I am 27 yr old MBA aspirant with nearly 6 yrs exp in IT - ADM practice, currently i am project leader. I am an engineer(non IIT/NIT) with decent 12th and undergrad scores.I have an year of US work experience also.I managed a decent GMAT score as well in late 2011(740,Q50,V41).I am not looking at US/Europe B-schools due to some personal constraints(not totally financial), so i was targeting 1 yr exec programs at B-schools in India and Singapore. A late GMAT meant that i missed the deadlines for applying to the IIM's and could finally manage to apply to only ISB in R2, NUS MBA FT and XLRI -GMP.I got a reject from ISB post interview, i am on the W/L for XLRI GMP and still awaiting a final decision
from NUS(done with interview).There's a pretty good chance that i may
clear the W/L for XLRI GMP, but i'm unable to decide whether to join the
program or not.I badly want to be at ISB or NUS in that order.Should i take
the plunge and join XLRI or try again next year?I know its a tough
question to answer ,but let me know if you think XLRI GMP is a fair enough
choice,will it be too much of a gamble to wait for one more year? i would like to continue in IT consulting post MBA but my dream career is that of a strategy consultant with the likes of Mc Kinsey, BCG et al. Let me know what you think...