Your question of whether the MBA will be "worth it" is a personal one. There are many good reason to get an MBA, and you'll have to determine whether you will get a lot of value out of the MBA program. Some of the reasons may be to switch careers, advance to the next level, or for the desire to learn. What are your long-term career goals? If you are not looking to do a major career switch post MBA, then perhaps a part-time MBA program may be something you want consider if you decide that you do want to pursue an MBA.
Your GPA could hurt your chances. Do you think your college grades are good reflection of your academic ability? Can you prove that you are a better student than your college grades indicate? Have you taken other classes since college and received better grades? I am assuming there weren't extraneous circumstances that hindered your college studies, such as personal or family health issues, other responsibilities, etc?
A high GMAT score may help compensate for the low GPA. Other elements that would help would be examples of strong leadership potential, extracurricular activities.
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For my undergrad, I spent two years at a community college and had a 3.5+ GPA. I spent my last two years at NYU Stern and had a 2.6 GPA. I graduated with a BS in Finance and Economics from Stern. I wanted to know how much the NYU GPA would hurt and whether schools will take into account grading practices at NYU? I have seven years of professional experience promoted to middle management at this point with direct reports. I'm in the insurance industry and handle financial operations. Again just throwing this out to see what some thought as to the possibility of acceptance into various tiers and whether the MBA is worth it as I am not considering a major career change post MBA.
Any response is appreciated!
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