Ethnicity / Gender: White Male
Graduated from / GPA: UC-Santa Barbara, 3.56 GPA (History of Public Policy)
Work Experience: 3 years in Federal IT Consulting (IBM / Deloitte)
I took the GMAT four times and the highest I achieved was a 600. Sadly standardized tests are not my strong suit. I want an MBA to round out the business, functional, design, and technical aspects of IT, so I've been primarily looking at tech-heavy schools. My initial list was:
I've come to terms with the fact that I don't have a shot at Stanford and MIT and I'm probably kidding myself with Berkeley but I'm at least willing to try. I've thought about adding Foster (University of Washington) to the list. I've also read good things about Carlson (University of Minnesota), Carey (Arizona State), and others.
Ideally I would want to work for a Google or Apple doing product management and then eventually go on to start my own businesses. Being from California and the tech focus, I'm partial to living on the West coast (currently living in DC and ready to leave).
I think I have some very solid work experience and I can get some great letters of rec, but I know the GMAT will hold me back. I also know I'm against time as R2 will be due in early to mid-January. Any input is appreciated