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Joined: 12 Jun 2009
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Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
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Need help finding some target schools... [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 06:13
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undergrad : 2.93 EE & Comp. Eng at top 30 eng. school
grad(recently finished) 3.3 Comp Sci at top 30 eng. school
gmat 720

age 28.
5+ years in IT field.

I have a few preliminary schools in mind for MBA (e-commerce,finance,management):
Yale
Cornell
NYU
UCLA
haas

I understand my gpa is not very good - i made some silly mistakes like trying to switch to premed during my undergrad year :(.
In any case, top 10 schools i think will all be reaches and i probably will target maybe 2 of them and then target the rest on competitive/realistic schools. My ultimate goal is probably Yale just because my parents work there and i can save money living at home and i think there's also children reimbursement (need to double check) - but regardless no housing/food cost is pretty huge. With that said I like the east coast (hence NYU, cornell) but am also a fan of the sunny west coast. I looked through the geographic locations of the top 30 and many of them fit into that criteria.

Can someone help me with a few schools that would be good targets or reaches and perhaps a couple of "safe" schools? thanks!
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Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 113
Schools: Booth, Kellogg, Olin All PT
WE 1: Tech/Manufacturing
WE 2: Tech/Finance
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 6

Re: Need help finding some target schools... [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 08:52
Have you considered PT programs?
With a good story you just might be able to get into those.


shaselai wrote:
Profile:
undergrad : 2.93 EE & Comp. Eng at top 30 eng. school
grad(recently finished) 3.3 Comp Sci at top 30 eng. school
gmat 720

age 28.
5+ years in IT field.

I have a few preliminary schools in mind for MBA (e-commerce,finance,management):
Yale
Cornell
NYU
UCLA
haas

I understand my gpa is not very good - i made some silly mistakes like trying to switch to premed during my undergrad year :(.
In any case, top 10 schools i think will all be reaches and i probably will target maybe 2 of them and then target the rest on competitive/realistic schools. My ultimate goal is probably Yale just because my parents work there and i can save money living at home and i think there's also children reimbursement (need to double check) - but regardless no housing/food cost is pretty huge. With that said I like the east coast (hence NYU, cornell) but am also a fan of the sunny west coast. I looked through the geographic locations of the top 30 and many of them fit into that criteria.

Can someone help me with a few schools that would be good targets or reaches and perhaps a couple of "safe" schools? thanks!

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Current Student
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Status: What's your raashee?
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1847
Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 200 [0], given: 52

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Re: Need help finding some target schools... [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 10:03
i am leaving PT open but arent those not that great? Do you think i should do PT instead of FT?
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Status: What's your raashee?
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Posts: 1847
Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 200 [0], given: 52

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Re: Need help finding some target schools... [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 10:20
a few more added to list :

Yale
Johnson
stern
Haas
Berkely
Sloan
Columbia
Anderson
Kenan-flagler
Tepper

any suggestions on which to take out to get down to ~7?
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Schools: Booth, Kellogg, Olin All PT
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Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 6

Re: Need help finding some target schools... [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 10:50
shaselai wrote:
i am leaving PT open but arent those not that great? Do you think i should do PT instead of FT?


I think it depends on the school and the brand that carries over. I had no choice but to go for a PT MBA and I heard great things about Booth and Kellogg's Weekend MBA program. Look at your target schools and see if they offer a PT program. Check out the PT section here and you will gain a lot of insight. Best of luck!
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Re: Need help finding some target schools...   [#permalink] 12 Apr 2010, 10:50
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