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Need Advice [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 19:47
Hi All,

I can use some advice. I have completed bachelors in computer science back in 2001 from Pakistan, I am currently working in the US and was looking into enrolling for an MBA, unfortunately, my GPA is only 2.2 and while I have received offer letters from a few of the for-profit universities, I am looking to see what the best option would be for admission in more reputable colleges, the reviews I read online for universities like Walden and Phoenix are not very encouraging.

I applied to Cal state and they recommended I do my GRE / GMAT, while national university suggested I re-do my bachelors.

I am unsure whether I should go with the for-profit universities or would it be better to do GRE / GMAT first?

I really appreciate your time

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Hi there,

I would have to respectfully disagree with Neha here. Your GPA is incredibly important and with a 2.2, you're in the woods. You're not even playing from the rough, much less the fairway (golf analogy anyone?). So two things - I'll keep this short and sweet:

1) Take your GMAT. You have to take this.

2) Find a place to take classes to improve your GPA. Pick a known and reputable program and choose classes that show dedication and tie in with your story. E.g. if you want to do financial risk management, take some quant or finance courses, etc.

Look - the unfortunately honest answer here is you HAVE to fix your GPA. Even with a great GMAT, that won't carry you in terms of your academic profile. But, with a 2.2, you have even less wiggle room on your GMAT. So not only do you have to fix your GPA, you have to crush your GMAT.

BUT - don't lose heart man. Put together an action plan with defined goals and work diligently towards them. At this point, you're in execution mode. Set targets, and knock 'em down. You know what you have to do now go get it done.

Good luck!

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Re: Need Advice [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2013, 14:53
Thanks Bravik,

I would appreciate if you could give me a little more detail on the courses you mentioned - my area of interest is Ecommerce and general management or MIS, in addition to GMAT, are you referring to Post Graduate certifications or short courses?

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Re: Need Advice [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2013, 15:35
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Hey Bert,

I'm happy to help and I am sorry that I didn't have better news. I'm referring to courses at a local university, not certifications. Effectively, you need to get grades. Certifications won't give you that.

That way you can say I got a 2.2 in undergrad but I took steps to fix that and I got As in these courses that help me prepare (or whatever your story to explain it is) for the MBA program at your school.

Does that make sense?

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