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Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
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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 17 Oct 2010, 10:54
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Have you also looked at Cornell Johnson? Cornell has a strong reputation in the hospitality industry and has a huge network out of school as well.

Beside that, if you can get 680+ on GMAT, i really don't see much of a problem on your list, except for UCLA and Yale, which tend to attract people with high numbers.
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Re: Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 10:58
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As right now, assuming yo get the right GMAT score, 680+ I'd say hell yeah you have a chance!

Edit: He added Harvard later, I mean you have a chance at a good school with this post
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Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
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Re: Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 11:01
Thanks guys!!

As for Cornell...great program, but unfortunately not a fit for me personally. My wife is applying for her PhD at the same time I am for an MBA, so we've narrowed our prospective lists so that we have a strong chance in the same locations.
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Re: UPDATE Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 16:48
Updated, thanks all for your help!
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Re: UPDATE Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 18:30
Man those schools are tough, Kellogg would be the "easiest" lets wait till you get the score before we start jumping overboard. Bear in mind that even if get a 720 you will be about average at those schools, the GPA will bring you down a tad. Its not a lost cause but even w/ 720 those schools are tough for people with 3.9's !
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Re: UPDATE Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2010, 11:57
Agree!

Harvard - no
Stanford - no
Kellogg - maybe
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Re: UPDATE Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2010, 12:03
agreed..wish those were my stats....
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