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What are my chances?

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What are my chances?

Post Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:45 am
Hello, I am a 25 year old male that is not part of a underrepresented minority group.

I recently took the GMAT and scored a 720 on my first attempt. My undergrad GPA at a non-prestigious public university is 2.7 where I double majored in political science and economics. I am a current law school student also hovering around 2.7 gpa in my last year of law school (it's ranked but again, not prestigious). Without going into too much detail, the reason I want to get an MBA is because there is a emerging industry that I want to get into where there are almost no specific laws and regulations and my ultimate goal is to open a consulting firm.

I have about a year and a half of part time experience but no full time work experience. And nothing in a managerial position. However, I truly believe this industry is growing so fast that if I wait an extra year or two, that the opportunities may be gone by the time I graduate with an MBA.

What are my chances with tier 1 business schools?

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Post Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:15 pm
Hey there,
Well PT programs are much easier to get into, but the question is: are they giving you what you want?

It's quite hard to get placed from a PT program in a good job as they don't have the resources for that and it's not what PT programs are for.

As for your other question, it's not just 2 years versus three years. It's dynamic as it depends on WHAT you do. The AVERAGE is however around 5 years experience. For example the vast majority of people who go to B-school with only 2/3 years are coming from consulting or IB - so they have been on an MBA track from day one. For IT people, I suggest getting more experience. Unless your promotion schedule is very quick.

So basically, it depends.
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Post Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:29 am
I appreciate your candor. So given the current state of my application, is it impossible or highly improbable? I ask because I would like to apply to a full time program this year as a shot in the dark. Additionally, would my circumstances change if I applied to part-time programs?

Lastly, if I hypothetically apply after gaining 2-3 years of full time work experience, how do my chances differ from 2 years of experience as opposed to 3 years?

Thank you for your time.

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Post Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:15 pm
Hey there,
Well PT programs are much easier to get into, but the question is: are they giving you what you want?

It's quite hard to get placed from a PT program in a good job as they don't have the resources for that and it's not what PT programs are for.

As for your other question, it's not just 2 years versus three years. It's dynamic as it depends on WHAT you do. The AVERAGE is however around 5 years experience. For example the vast majority of people who go to B-school with only 2/3 years are coming from consulting or IB - so they have been on an MBA track from day one. For IT people, I suggest getting more experience. Unless your promotion schedule is very quick.

So basically, it depends.
Best,
Jon

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Harvard MBA, 2005
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