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Joined: 23 Nov 2012
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Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 740 Q45 V47
GPA: 4
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
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Critical assessments welcome [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2012, 00:41
I am applying to MBA programs for 2013 admission. Here are the facts:

30 year old, white male

Undegraduate: BS in Accounting from small, unranked state school; 4.0 GPA

Graduate: University of Texas Master in Professional Accounting (#1 in the country); 3.76 GPA

GMAT: 740; 45Q (68%); 47V (99%) - taken in December 2009, before integrated reasoning section was added

Work experience: 17 months at local CPA firm as staff accountant before earning BS degree; 7 months post masters at Grant Thorton as tax associate (mid-market, international CPA firm); 15 months (upon matriculation) as a tax associate at small financial planning firm with clients in all 50 states

ECs: None (no leadership roles)

Uniqueness: BSA Eagle Scout; played violin at Carnegie Hall (high school)

Goals: Short-term - Financial Analyst; Long-term - VP Finance

Schools: Duke, UNC, UT, Notre Dame, IU

I am not aiming for Top 10 because my money is better spent at the casino than on application fees. Also, I don't want to waste any precious time. I am going for the MBA degree because I want to get into Corporate Finance (not consulting or IB). I also want a degree that will help me move up within a company without having to go back to school later. I realize that the work experience and my age will hurt me, but I am looking to change careers because public accounting is not for me. Therefore, I don't know how much sense it makes to stick it out for 2 more years. I mean, if I am 2 years older and 2 years further into a career that I am not passionate about, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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Critical assessments welcome   [#permalink] 24 Nov 2012, 00:41
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