Archive for the ‘NUS’ Category

Just to mention upfront that I lagged in updating this blog and hence I’m narrating the events which have already happened. I hope by the end of today, I’ll be living in the present 🙂

So the application season was over and I was looking forward to a few interview calls. And then started the series of dings …..

Ding 1. Tepper, CMU

Ding 2. USC Marshall

Ding 3. Said, Oxford – Frankly speaking, after my application (submitted in R2) got pushed to R3 (since TOEFL scores didn’t reach them on time), I was expecting a ding there and then.

Ding 4. NUS Singapore


Somehow, all the schools where I wanted to go didn’t want to let me near them 😦  I was already short of time and had no time of mulling over these dings. They are good schools but somehow our equation didn’t go well and the result was obvious. In fact, all these are great schools.

Not feeling so good, I engrossed myself in work. I wasn’t sure what will be my next move. I waited.


And with these two applications, my app season for a prospective MBA application for Fall 2011 ended.

I’ll briefly mention the reasons why I filled these schools.

NUS Singapore: If you want access to APAC region (Asia-Pacific), NUS is one of the great schools which’ll aid you in that. Located in Singapore, it’ll offer you the best of both worlds (specifically for me, an Indian). No Visa issues unlike the US & Europe. Also, it’s a one year course which can be ideal for people who don’t want to stay away from the job for long.

NUS is a pretty famous brand in Asia; Singapore is a great city to live & work in; I can be home in approx 5 hrs; Singapore is the financial hub of Asia; Many good companies have their offices in the city; NUS MBA is a one year program …..

I think these were good enough reasons for me to apply to NUS.

Krannert School of Management, Purdue University: This school wasn’t in my initial list of schools-to-apply but later, it sneaked in 🙂 Most engineers recognize Purdue University. It’s one of the highly ranked schools for MS in the US. Little do these engineers know that Purdue has a business school – Krannert School of Management which is so highly ranked in Operations Management (even I got to know this late).  According to US News 2012 B school rankings, Purdue MBA is ranked 6th in Operations/Production. Moreover, other factors such as GMAT, exp, post MBA goals matched and I applied.

Whether I could make to any of these schools? Next up….

Wow! There are so so many Ws in that title. So let me decipher those for you.

Waiting for the elusive ISB interview call. Seriously, the wait has been so damn… Just checking your inbox every now and then to read ‘that’ email. Checking my phone anxiously everytime I receive a message, thinking that it’s from ISB, when in reality, it’s from some LM-ISBM ….some b school! God knows which one!

Checked for updates on ISB i/v calls – it’s a desert out there too. So where are all the calls. Frankly, I think that so few calls have been rolled out to Bangalore folks in R2. Sincerely hope that some more are dished out soon and I’m one of the recipients.

Writing, Being awake – So, I am writing this post before getting ready for office. Hey! I think I didn’t sleep tonight except for a ~45 mins stint at ~ 03:00 am. Before that happened, I was busy reading the general trends related to oil industries and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). But why?

Ohk! I didn’t mention. That is one of the essays to be written for NUS Singapore. Applying in R2 deadline. Finished the first two essays. Third is yet to be thought upon.

A hectic weekend awaits me -writing TOEFL on 1/30/11, NUS R1 deadline is 1/31/11, another deadline on 2/1/11, meet a recently ‘I’m taken’ friend 😉

…………. and .. Oh I forgot! I need to get ready for office now!