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To have 2nd MBA

by ashishaim » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:57 pm
Hi Stacy,
Below is my profile:
MBA 2003 from a reputed MBA School in Asia (among top 5 schools as per 2001 rankings)
Post-MBA 5 years of experience in Marketing and now looking to move to management consulting.
Targeting top B-schools in US and looking for a score of 720+.
Would like to know if already having an MBA be discouraged by top schools? What is their take on this kind of profile?
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Ashish

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by [email protected] » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:27 pm
Your challenge will be to clearly demonstrate what a second MBA can offer that your first does not. This will be a tough sell so you need to have a well thought out reason as to why you are pursuing a degree that you already have and also communicate how it will contribute to your future plans.

Finally, not all schools accept applications for a second MBA. For example, Duke, Dartmouth, Cornell, Berkeley, and UCLA do not accept second MBA applications.
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2nd MBA

by ashishaim » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:45 am
VP_MBA Expert wrote:Your challenge will be to clearly demonstrate what a second MBA can offer that your first does not. This will be a tough sell so you need to have a well thought out reason as to why you are pursuing a degree that you already have and also communicate how it will contribute to your future plans.

Finally, not all schools accept applications for a second MBA. For example, Duke, Dartmouth, Cornell, Berkeley, and UCLA do not accept second MBA applications.
Many thanks for your reply.
I am targeting the following schools, appreciate if you can advise if they accept the applications for 2nd MBA or not?
Columbia
Chicago
Stanford
Kellogg's (1 yr MBA)
Wharton
Harvard
LBS
INSEAD

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by [email protected] » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:00 am
Here is a link to a table which lists schools and whether or not they accept second MBA applications https://www.essaycom.com/india/2ndmbalist.htm . If one of the schools you are interested in is not on the list then you should check the school's website on contact the admissions office directly.
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