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advice requeste for no work exp [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2010, 23:17
Hi Mr. Paul,

I graduated in the Philippines this year with a degree in BS Industrial Engineering. My GPA is just 3.0. I worked as a Business Analyst for two months but had to quit my job to migrate to USA. I want to get an MBA here. I'm planning to take GMAT next month. Is it advisable for me to apply for MBA now? Or should I get work experience in the USA first? I know my chances to get to Bschool are pretty slim considering the fact that my GPA is not stellar and I didn't really took up any leadership roles in extracurricular activities during college although I'm the leader of our group when it comes to course projects and thesis. What can I do to improve my chances of getting to Bschool?

Thank you for your reply in advance :)
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Re: advice requeste for no work exp [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2010, 23:24
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Yes indeed - you need work experience and lots of it. I don't mean to be cold, but I don't believe there is any b-school worth attending that would consider you at this stage. It is important to understand that MBA programs (at least those that are not 5-year BA/MBA combo programs) are not at all reset button programs or "first step" programs. Law school can be the first step towards a career in law. You go to law school, get a JD, pass the bar, become a lawyer. Med school is the same thing. Go to med school, get an MD, pass your boards, become a resident. The MBA is not like this. There is no licensing exam, no equivalent of a first year associate or resident. When you graduate with an MBA, the expectation is that you are ready to lead and work at a senior level. It is a midstream degree for that reason and to earn one before you are ready to make it pay off would be a disservice to you. Schools know that, so they won't even allow it to happen (not just out of the goodness of their hearts; they also don't want to take the hit in their employment #s).

If you want to get into an academic program, consider law school or a masters (finance, accounting, public policy, etc.). But an MBA is several years off.

Hope this helps you out!

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Re: advice requeste for no work exp [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2010, 23:54
wow that's fast. thank you :)

I understand. I've also been doubtful if it's time to get an MBA now. Well I guess I have to get some work experience first.
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