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Dear all,

I am applying for a PhD fall 2013 and I would like to know your opinions wheter I should do something to improve chances of getting admitted:

Age: 24

Undergrad: Business Administration and Finance (2008), Mozambique

GPA: 3.3 (estimated we use a different scoring chart) - Ranked top 5%

Postgraduate: Master of Business Adminitration (2012), Brandeis University (US) Major in International Finance

GPA: 3.2 (I faced some personal hardship during second semmester resulting in low grades)

Fulbright Scholar and Global leadership fellow

Work Experience: 18 months prior my MBA as a financial analyst and credit controller

Currently working as a trainee (corporate) on a Multinational in Mozambique

Research/Teaching Experience: Research Assistant for a Finance Professor during my MBA

Research assistant for economic projects for regional integration

Published several works during my undergrad (connected with economic field)

Working as a volunteer as a teacher assistant in a local university

Worked as a Teacher Assistant during my undergrad (Financial Management)

Currenctly assisting my father (consultant) in a research project about SME's in Africa (however I would like not to mention this since I am working with family so I don't know if it would be adequate)

Letters of Recommendation: Pretty sure I am going to get from my Post Grad professors 3 letters of recommendations

GRE :unsure::ph34r: : 143V 148Q 3.0 AWA


Pursue a PhD in Strategic Management focusing on competitive advantage, innovation and technology on developing markets, and what challenges MNC's face while investing on emerging markets (labor related)

Universities Selected:

University of Pittsburgh (Katz Graduate School of Business)

Drexel university (LeBow College of Business)

UCLA (Anderson School of Management) - I know I stand very low chances here but I have to try :-P

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Isenberg)

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Utah (David Eccles School of Business)

Thank you,

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