Hello chemE42, thanks for your question.
Your GPA is slightly low, but you can mitigate that. Do you have any other analogue that is a better representation of your academic ability and potential? Programs will want to know that you can handle the material.
Your GMAT should open the door at most any school, but your quant score – at 46% - is ever slightly lower than the 80% we typically recommend for top programs.
In terms of your post-MBA goals, paint a picture that cohesively ties together your past, present, and future. Demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps. So many applicants cite management consulting as their post-MBA goal – make your rationale/story specific!
Best of luck,
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