I'm currently applying to business schools and was wondering if you could suggest some matches for me!
I graduated from a small liberal arts college in 2005--3.6 GPA, involved in a very wide variety of clubs/volunteer work/political campaigns and held student government positions. I double majored in Economics and Creative Writing/minor in math. I'm currently pursuing a MFA degree in Creative Writing (4.0 GPA). My GMAT score is 720. My work experience has come mainly from teaching freshmen composition classes. I've also got extensive programing experience and own a succesful website. With my MBA, I hope to start my own company in an education related field / use my creativity for marketing. Do you think, with no job experience, I have a shot at one of the top schools (harvard, stanford, MIT)?
You have some very competitive numbers and you may be the first applicant I've encountered whose working on an MFA in Creative Writing, so you will definitely stand out and with your 720 GMAT the top schools will take you seriously. Unless there's more than you told me (international experience, devastating community involvements, staggering leadership throughout college) I would say HBS and Stanford are not doable.
Fortunately there are several excellent schools with top-ranked entrepreurship programs where you have a decent chance: UNC, USC, Babson, UCLA, maybe Michigan. Unfortunately, only 3% or less of these schools' student bodies have 1 year or less of work experience. The following schools are also well regarded for entrepreneurship and are youth-friendly: Indian, CMU.
Hope this helps,
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