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Evaluation - Texas A&M Mays in Houston

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Evaluation - Texas A&M Mays in Houston

Post Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:32 am
I am going to apply to the Professional MBA program at Mays A&M in Houston. Wanted to see if anyone here had experience with this specific school/program and what you thought my chances were to get admitted.

Majored in Business Administration with a minor in Applied Economics at Austin College - small private school.

College GPA: 2.514
Major GPA: 2.84
GRE Score: 156 Verbal and 155 Quant. (311 Total)
(Have not taken the GMAT)

Work experience background:
I have 4 years of work experience, 2 in the oilfield as an Analyst/Revenue Controller and 2 as the Revenue Controller for a Waste/Trucking company. Have been fairly successful so far - been making over six figures for a couple of years and manage a team of around 10 people. Knowing that my goal is to be the CFO at my current company, the owner and CFO told me they wanted me to either get my CPA or MBA...so here I am. My company employs many Aggies(all the owners are as well) so I am thinking it would be a great fit.

I know that my College GPA may be what kills me - but I will have a couple of great recommendation letters from A&M Alumni who have a "strong relationship" with the University as a whole.


I would greatly appreciate any feedback - really trying to find a way to get into a good MBA program with my lackluster college GPA.

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Well look,
If Mays is your *only* target school, you don't have to worry about chances so much. You just apply and see what happens. Meaning of course with the best possible application. I think you do have a shot if you can tell a great story. And in a worst-case scenario, you retake the GRE and/or take the GMAT and reapply with a higher score.

I hope this helps:)
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