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If you're an Indian consultant who's been out of India for 8+ yrs and work in non-tech after studying CS in college, are you still in the infamous IIM (Indian IT Male) category for b-school?

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Yes of course. source: Indian in the same situation 5 years ahead of you


If you are Indian and in any sort of traditional business career path, you are in that category. Congrats, you're playing life on Hardcore mode, but you already knew that.


Well then... THAT sucks


@Deloitte 2: There's a lot more American CEOs than Indian CEOs despite India having 4x the number of people. Plus what does that have to do with b-school admissions?


How true/exaggerated are the claims re: the difficulty of getting in as an "IIM" vs. the regular applicant pool? Have heard semi-bizarre sounding things like 3-4x harder...


Also anyone know profiles/stories of folks from this group who have, in fact, managed to get into HBS, Stanford etc.


@D2 most tech company have Indian CEOs too. That's part of the problem. There are too many successful Indian males in almost all industries. This creates too much competition for this particular pool.


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It's just stats. More applicants of a particular type =harder to get in


Well. This is depressing.

Last I checked the Global CEO at Deloitte was Indian

@OP you can't just say there's 4x Indians. You can only consider Indians in the US for a US company. According to which you have 1% Indian in the US.

@PwC 2: Wouldn't you say that most, if not all, Fortune 100 companies are now global? With many of them earning more from Asian markets than the US?

@OP, my point was that Indians are well established in consulting and in industry, and not just in IT, so the stereotypes are going away. I'm in S&O and have been on plenty of teams dominated by our brown brothers, top to bottom. Many are active in recruiting so you should be fine coming out of B School--especially if you break free from the IIM stereotype.

To your comments: what US companies are earning more from Asian markets than the US? Growth maybe but likely not more earnings. Maybe entertainment companies but US is still the largest economy in the world.


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