I have been planning to apply to University Rochester since then end of last December. I took GMAT on 2/15 and got 780. Now that I have mailed out my application package for Rochester, my husband and I have started thinking whether I should pursue something higher? I would very much appreciate an opinion from you regarding my chance of getter accepted in a top 10 school.
I have posted my personal statement for Rochester in this thread:http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 7083#87083
It kind of gives an overall review of my background. In summary, I have a good academic record, and a good mathematical and analytical ability, which can be partially shown by my GMAT score. However, I'm 38 years old, ABD, and all my working experience is with the government.
I'm thinking about Wharton. I feel that their openess toward older students and different carrer background might be a good fit for me, and I like their focus on the quantitive aspects.
Going to Wharton would mean that I need to be away from my family for the study (husband will be at Rochester). However, if it was for Whaton I would be willing to do that and my husband is supportive of that. It would mean great sacrifice of my family. But I feel if I do a MBA instead of a PhD it may be more or less easier for the kids.
Anyways, I would greately appreciate your assessment on my situation as well as any and all advises regarding what I should do to enhance the possibility that I could get in Whaton.
You would be given serious consideration at Wharton. You may also want to look into Tuck or MIT's MBA programs or MIT Sloan's Sloan Fellowship. The latter is a one-year master's in Management program and is quite prestigious. Our clients who have been accepted to it are impressive people but a little older and more experienced than most MBA applicants.