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Admissions Possibility at U of Houston [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2012, 05:01
Hi all,

Perhaps someone on this forum who is in a similar situation can help me out. I would like to get an MBA from the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business.

Background:
University: top-15 nationally ranked private university, B.A. w/ 4.0 GPA.
Graduate School: top-25 nationally ranked law school, J.D. expected in 2013. Grades are poor.
Work experience: 1.5 years in Mergers & Acquisitions (law)

I grew up in Houston and would like to work and practice law here, specifically in M&A.

My understanding is that MBA programs place a higher emphasis on grades earned from the last 2 years of University and in Grad School. That is problematic from me. In addition, the fact that I did not opt to do a joint JD/MBA program will count against me as well. Is there credence to this?

In any event, I took a practice GMAT, cold, and got a 560. I performed abysmally on the quantitative sections.

I will have some time to study between now and August so I imagine my score will go up. Provided I score above a 600 and with the above mentioned education/experience, do y'all think I have a fairly strong shot at getting into UH?

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Re: Admissions Possibility at U of Houston [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 06:24
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Your chance at UH is pretty solid even with a 560 GMAT score with your high UG GPA and good work experience. If you want to stay in Houston, you should also consider Rice (Jones) and UT-Austin (McCombs), with McCombs being the better choice. Those two schools will afford you better opportunities. If you are applying for those two schools, you should aim to get at least 650 on your GMAT.
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Re: Admissions Possibility at U of Houston [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 06:29
I actually went to Rice for undergrad, but I doubt that would carry any weight even with my grades.
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