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cert / extn program to boost gpa / Admission chance? [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2010, 09:07
Hi,

I've been working as a commercial analyst for the last 2.5 years and am considering going back to business school. However, I had a low gpa during undergrad at UC Berkeley. I want to take some classes to prove that I can do well in school.

The program I'm considering is the UC Berkeley Extension / Certificate Program for Finance. (sorry I can't link the page because I'm not a member of this forum long enough yet..)

Question: Would this play into the admission decision even if it's an "extention program"?

Question 2: Has anyone gone through this program or some classes? What are your thoughts?
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I did an XB statistics course through Berkeley's extension program. I also did a Mathematics course through UCLA's extension program. Assuming you get A's in both, I think they can only help your case. Doing well on the GMAT also helps. I'd say take the extension courses, but I'm biased toward that conclusion because I invested roughly $1,200 in my two extension courses :)
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Re: cert / extn program to boost gpa / Admission chance? [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2011, 12:20
Hi Bayareastudent. Thank you for sharing a great question.

In addition to improving your academic resume in advance of your MBA, another strategy you should consider is improving your leadership resume - by participating in our professional group called USA Leadership Corps (www usaLeadershipCorps org).

USALC partners with pre-MBAs who are looking to build their consulting, entrepreneurship, and/or community-involvement resumes by leading part-time volunteer nonprofit strategy consulting projects. Please visit our website to learn more.

Thank you & good luck with your extension courses.

Maxwell Roper
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USA Leadership Corps
Re: cert / extn program to boost gpa / Admission chance?   [#permalink] 07 Feb 2011, 12:20
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