My wife is interested in attending B school in a few years; however, she is currently taking a child-rearing interlude. She still works full time but has taken less responsibility so she can also be a full-time mom. I am curious if AdComs will see value in this experience or it she would have difficulty explaining such a common life choice. Some background about her:
She has a B.A. in International Finance (3.65 GPA) from a top tier university in China and has a M.A. in Economics (3.9 GPA) from a third tier US University (75% scholarship). Her career advanced rapidly at first and she went from Accountant --> Senior Accountant --> Accounting Manager in two years and then after a few years we married and she moved for my career and transferred within the same company to be a licensing manager (basically an Executive Assistant) where she could work remotely while easing into the responsibilities of being a mom.
Though she hasn't taken the GMAT yet, I am expecting her to get 700+ since when she took the GRE her quant was 800 (99th percentile), verbal was 640 (91st percentile) and analytical was 800 (99th percentile)--this was before the AWA was introduced.
She doesn't really have any community involvement since she is working full-time and is a full-time mom.
What do you think? Does she have a shot at getting into a top 20 MBA program?
I look forward to hearing your input.
kudos are appreciated