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advices needed, thx [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 22:18
hello everyone!

i'm an undergrad in english with a business concentration (30 undergrad business credits with no accounting credits). my university is a top-10 in china but i'm afraid my univ doesn't have much reputation in the US.

My gmat:760 toefl:111 gpa:88/100 (ranking 2/196 in my sophermore year) ,
Quite a few extra curriculum activity record ( president of the table tennis association; captain of school table tennis team; leader of two volunteer teams; project assistant of one elimentary course project on cross-culture; spokesperson or commentator for events and local tv show),
One month portuguese summer program at Umass Dartmouth,
Two poor interns in small manufacturing companies doing international business,
No work experience

my intended schools are bentley, wustl, wisconsin-madison, texas austin, birmingham young and so on.

i really need some guidance.

Thank you very much and good luck to everybody here!
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Re: advices needed, thx [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 11:49
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B-schools generally frown upon applicants without full time, professional work experience, but if you can make a good case for why you need the MBA now (without WE), with such a strong GMAT and a seemingly driven record of success, you could end up being one of the few who get through the admissions process without WE. If you can demonstrate leadership and maturity in the things you have achieved, and can cast a compelling vision for what you will do with the MBA, you could possibly make it hapen. If I were you, though, I'd set my sights for better schools. Harvard, for example, is known to take a few folks every year without WE, and your class rank, leadership in EC activites, and GMAT might be just the ticket to impress them.
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Re: advices needed, thx [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 12:45
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Re: advices needed, thx [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 14:44
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B-schools generally frown upon applicants without full time, professional work experience, but if you can make a good case for why you need the MBA now (without WE), with such a strong GMAT and a seemingly driven record of success, you could end up being one of the few who get through the admissions process without WE. If you can demonstrate leadership and maturity in the things you have achieved, and can cast a compelling vision for what you will do with the MBA, you could possibly make it hapen. If I were you, though, I'd set my sights for better schools. Harvard, for example, is known to take a few folks every year without WE, and your class rank, leadership in EC activites, and GMAT might be just the ticket to impress them.


What if you are applying for not an MBA but a MS-Accounting? Will they still frown upon you without full time professional work experience?
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Re: advices needed, thx [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2010, 04:49
You don't need any work exp for MS Accounting programs.
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Re: advices needed, thx [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2010, 05:52
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MS in accounting is a different story altogether. Generally, getting an MS is something you can do in almost any subject area directly out of undergrad, and in many cases, is actually designed for such a track. Make sure you ask yourself what you plan to do with a graduate degree, though. If you want to be an Accountant, MS is a great choice. If you want to be a CFO, you might get more opportunities with an MBA, with a concentration in Finance and Accounting. Most top schools would even let you take advanced, graduate level accounting courses outside the MBA curriculum (obviously if offered at their institution), so you could custom-craft a graduate school experience with a very robust focus on Accounting and still come with the very marketable MBA degree. Hope this helps.
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