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700...How are my chances? [#permalink]
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!
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]
17 Oct 2010, 11:01
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.
Re: UPDATE Do I have what it takes? [#permalink]
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 !