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I will have worked for 3 years as an Investment Banking analyst with a major wall street Bank when I apply for my MBA. I am targeting top schools, however my GMAT was 660 and undergraduate GPA was 3.4. I will have strong recommendations and will hold a CFA designation.
Do you think that the I-Banking experience is enough to offset my lower GMAT and GPA?
A GPA of 3.4 is near the center of the distribution for many of the elite and transelite schools and thus there might not be a great need to offset it. However, this depends on the degree, the degree-granting institution, and the classes that led to low grades (if any).
Carnegie: "For students entering the MBA program in 2003, the average was 3.35."
Emory (2 yr) "Average GPA: 3.4"
Penn: "Average GPA: 3.5"
Duke: "Average undergraduate GPA 3.39"
On the other hand, the GMAT is nearly in the far left tail at several schools including Duke, Penn, and MIT.
Work experience and designations/certifications help offset lower scores and grades to some extent since they demonstrate "working knowledge" of business.
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...