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GPA 3.2/4 Any chance with Wharton???? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2004, 01:11
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I've got an undergrad GPA of 3.2/4 from an engineering college in India. I have 4+ yrs experience in an IT company. Assuming i get a 720+ in GMAT, Do I have any chance with the likes of Wharton,HBS,Stanford, GSB Chicago...
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Unfortunately, that's far too little information about you for me to be able to give you a meaningful answer. What kind of projects have you worked on? What leadership roles have you taken on at work? What is your working style? What things have you done outside of work that an admissions committee would find interesting? Why do you want an MBA?

Having said that, 3.2 GPA wouldn't keep you out of the top schools. I expect that your bigger challenge will be differentiating yourself from the thousands of other applicants with very similar backgrounds (India, engineering, IT, etc.).

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Unfortunately, that's far too little information about you for me to be able to give you a meaningful answer. What kind of projects have you worked on? What leadership roles have you taken on at work? What is your working style? What things have you done outside of work that an admissions committee would find interesting? Why do you want an MBA?

Having said that, 3.2 GPA wouldn't keep you out of the top schools. I expect that your bigger challenge will be differentiating yourself from the thousands of other applicants with very similar backgrounds (India, engineering, IT, etc.).

Good luck,
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Hey Scott,
Thanks a ton for ur reply.
<Why MBA?>
I've got entrepreneurial ambitions. So I feel an MBA will help me in finetuning myself as a leader, besides providing me with the oppurtunity to interact with ppl who have similar aspirations.

<Apart from acads>
I've got very few sports/culturals certies. I've got varied interests though. I can form an opinion on most topics. Have won a couple of awards at my workplace.

<Diferentiating myself from the majority>
This, I know is a huge challenge. Will it help if a try to acquire a part-time diploma in finance or something like that?

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Hmm, I'm not sure if a part-time finance degree will help. What would help you more would be great examples of leadership and initiative in the workplace. Do you have some good experiences to draw upon?

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Hmm, I'm not sure if a part-time finance degree will help. What would help you more would be great examples of leadership and initiative in the workplace. Do you have some good experiences to draw upon?

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Hey,
Now I've started worrying whether my profile is too common to try for h/s/w. I've got an alternative plan too (don't know how good it is). Could u suggest me some good universities to do an M.S in Finance ? How bright are the chances of a good job after an MS in finance? Which are the univs which will accept my GPA of 3.2? I have a GRE of 1480/1500. With good Quant scores.
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Schools like Berkeley and LBS offers a Masters in Finance, but I don't know if I'd recommend that path for you. If you're truly interested in entrepreneurship and want to meet like-minded people, you're probably not going to get a lot out of a Masters in Finance.

You can get a great job with that kind of degree, but it will almost certainly be a very finance-specific job. If you're interested more in entrepreneurship, then you probably want the more general-management-type perspective that an MBA can provide.

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Schools like Berkeley and LBS offers a Masters in Finance, but I don't know if I'd recommend that path for you. If you're truly interested in entrepreneurship and want to meet like-minded people, you're probably not going to get a lot out of a Masters in Finance.

You can get a great job with that kind of degree, but it will almost certainly be a very finance-specific job. If you're interested more in entrepreneurship, then you probably want the more general-management-type perspective that an MBA can provide.

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Hey Scott,
Thanx a million for your reply. I know an MS in finance will not completely help my entrepreneurial ambition, but still could u suggest me a few good schools which offer an MS in finance. Importantly, what are the schools that would suit my GPA-GRE.
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Take a look at London, Berkeley, Vandebilt, and Maryland. Those are few that immediately come to mind. About your GPA, I wouldn't start narrowing down your list based on your GPA. Even for MS programs, I think your challenge will be differentiating yourself more than explaining a 3.2 GPA (which isn't that bad). So, worry less about your GPA and more about building a unique application story, no matter what program you're targeting.

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