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Joined: 11 Jul 2010
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Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
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700...How are my chances? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 10:50
OK, I finally took the GMAT! Ended up with a 700 (42Q/42V) and expecting a 5.5. or 6.0 AWA. SO relieved to be done with that ordeal!

I told myself that, if I scored 700+, I would apply to more competitive programs. As such, I've narrowed my selection down to the following 9 schools:

Uber Elite
Harvard
U. Penn

Elite
Northwestern
Yale
UCLA

Almost Elite
Emory
Georgetown
UT-Austin
USC

Is 9 too much? I don't want to tire my recommenders, and need to make sure I have enough time to make each application great.

Would appreciate any thoughts and help!




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Male, 26 years old at matriculation
American, Caucasian
UG: Top 50 University with 3.27 GPA
EC: Campus leader in several clubs

Studied Abroad in Japan, Fluent in Japanese


WE1: Hotel Manager at Fortune 100 Corporation with 20 direct reports
WE2: Hotel Manager, later Night Manager, at re-opening of world famous luxury hotel with 20 direct reports
WE3: Property Manager, then promoted to Asset Manager, at Japanese Real Estate Firm. Proposed new division, which was executed and I was given responsibility for it. Speak Japanese on daily basis at work.

Goal
Get MBA to pursue career in hotel development. I have strong hospitality leadership background, international experience, and have delved into real estate, so I feel I possess a strong profile.

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Re: Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2010, 07:39
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Yes, you should be competitive, assuming your actual GMAT score ends up in the range of your practice scores.

Here's the thing though - if you are able to score 700+, you may be able to step it up in terms of schools (i.e. knock off 2 of Georgetown, Emory, UNC, and add Tuck/Kellogg/Booth to that list).

Anyhow, a lot of it comes down to your GMAT score, assuming your written applications are rock solid.
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Manager
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Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Posts: 53
Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 4

Re: Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2010, 18:08
Thanks for the response!

My CAT today ended up at 700 (47V, 41Q) so I feel good with two more weeks to study. If I get closer to 700, will definitely consider swapping some Top 30 programs for Top 15.
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Re: Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 09:28
Sounds like a plan. Good luck!
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Joined: 11 Jul 2010
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Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 4

Re: UPDATE: Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 16:49
Updated, thanks all for your help!
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Joined: 11 Jul 2010
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Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 4

Re: 700...How are my chances? [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2010, 05:18
Updated with GMAT
Re: 700...How are my chances?   [#permalink] 07 Nov 2010, 05:18
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