Which California MBA programs might best match my profile?

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hi, Im a recent graduate with a degree in economics from UMD College Park. I am about a year out and prior have 5 years of general work experience. I am about to move to London to work for either UBS or Deutsche Bank for the next year in either IB or Operations. While there I will be perusing a minor degree in international business from Cambridge. Before I leave though I'm gonna take the GMAT and from my scores so far plan on getting between 650-700. I'll have a solid reference list and excellent essays since they are my strong suite. So my question is, what MBA programs would you recommend in CA? I've done a little research on LMU, USC, UCLA and Pepperdine... any suggestions or constructive criticisms? Thank you.


I apologize if I was unclear, I would simply like to know if the above credentials would be sufficient to gain entry into a reputable SoCal school. I'll most likely stay in SoCal upon graduation. As a result, national recognition is not my top priority. Thank you again.

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by VP_MBA_Guru » Thu May 15, 2008 9:11 am
Hi Kush,

I am a little confused with your situation - as you state you recently graduated from college, but have 5 years of previous work experience (sorry in advance for the confusion).

Since you are looking to stay in SoCal, your best options are UCLA and USC. I dont know too much about other programs, although I hear Irvine has good connections in the area.


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by mwilliams » Thu May 15, 2008 9:55 pm
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