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Could I be a good candidate? [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2006, 19:26
Hello all, I am a kinda newbie here and fould this forum is a lot useful and helpful. I'd like ask your opinoins about my chances of going in top 50 universities. I am thinking of pursuing Phd in Accounting.

I recently graduated from the one of fourth tier univeristy in the US with an MBA (graduate, 3.7 and undergrad 2.8). And, I have no working experience, except for worked as a graduate assistant, but passed CPA exam. I gave the test few days ago and got 650. I hope to increase my GMAT score up to 700+ after studying few more months. I believe my poor undergrad GPA and the lack of working experience would be biggest obstables to getting an admission from the top 50 schools. If I did well on GMAT and got good recs and SOP, could I be a good candidate for the top 50 schools, what GMAT scores at least do you think I must provide to possibly hurdle such low undergrad GPA and the lack of working experience? Is working experience critical factor to be considered in measuring candidate potentiality? Having considered that, what schools might be good targets for me?

Your advise is very appreciated. Thanks, :)
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2006, 08:07
My thoughts:

1. If you can get very good GMAT score, together with your grad GPA, it should offset your low undergrad GPA. However, I think some schools do have certain requirement on the minimum GPA. Please check with the respective schools.

2. Most of the schools that I am looking at state that working experience is not a requirement. But I think having good and relevant work experience will help to differentiate.

3. If you can have strong LORs and SOP, I think it should offset your lack of work experience. Ultimately, the ad comm is more interested in your research abilities, which you can emphasize in your SOP and get your recommenders to do the same in the LORs.

No recommendations for schools, as my focus is in another discipline.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2006, 07:56
tkkoh: thanks for your helpful input. I appreciate it :!:
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