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Are my dreams realistic?

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17 Aug 2008, 11:17
Okay - I need help. Here is the quick story. I am 37 and I want to do my MBA. My first collegiate experience was in Engineering. My GPA was terrible (think 2.2 overall). I am capable, I just was not motivated at the time. I then worked for about 7 years in the food industry. When I started to get the grad school itch I took the GMAT, scored a 620 and applied to a couple of schools. I also went to RUtgers and did an undergradute business degree. My GPA there was a 3.6. I was turned down by my fist choice (NYU) but accepted to another school. I decided to put off grad school and try the career switch on my own. I am currently working as a Financial Advisor in NJ - but now the MBA itch is back again.

I have started studying again for the GMAT. I believe that I can raise my score to the high 600s.

My question is... Do I have a chance at getting into one of the top 10 schools if I can get my GMAT close to or above 700. Or should I lower my dreams due to my past transgressions?

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17 Aug 2008, 12:48
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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Intern Joined: 17 Aug 2008 Posts: 12 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: Are my dreams realistic? [#permalink] Show Tags 17 Aug 2008, 19:12 Here is the thing about part time. My company only pays 7500 per year which is only a drop in the bucket for Stern. That covers less than 2 classes per year. I am torn between drawing it out over three years and still having a significant amout of debt or just taking the full time plunge. The exec MBA is not even a consideration since my job would not be flexible on the days needed for class. Also - I did not mention in the first post that I am married and I have to consider my wife's career. She may or may not be willing to pack up and move to another area. I have breached the topic but the final decision will be determined by her ability to get a job where I get admitted. And at this point long distance is not an option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. As for now - I will be studying for the GMAT trying to get that 700. Any recommendations on study tools would be greatly appreciated. Up to this point I have just been using the books from Kaplan, Princeton, etc. Thanks... SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1888 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 39 Kudos [?]: 538 [0], given: 32 Re: Are my dreams realistic? [#permalink] Show Tags 17 Aug 2008, 20:02 As for study materials. Everythying Official Guide goes without saying. The Orange book (comprehensive), the purple book (verbal) and the green book (quant) Verbal: 1) Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction Guide (MGMAT SC Guide) 2) Powerscore CR Bible (GMAT Version, LSAT version if you need even more) Quant: 1) Manhattan GMAT math books. Manhattan publishes books such as Number Properties, and others. I can't remember more offthe top of my head. Also, when you buy one of their books for 26, you get 6 free CATs and they're great CATs. 2) Paul Dawkins Downloads. These are essentially eBooks written by Paul Dawkins, math professor at Lamar University in Teaxs. They are amazing (in my opinion). I like diffential equations and Algebra I. 3) Any post by username: walker. He's a math genius. There are others on here, but he stands out in my mind. He's also very, very friendly and helpful. If you have a question, send him a PM and he'll write you back. 4) Last, but certainly not least, the GMATClub Challenges. You can get them for free. Check out the pricing page to see what the criteria is that you need to hit in order to get them for free. It's about contribution to the club that you may or may not have time to do. _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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