Work exp 3.5 yrs in corporate luxury retail (merchandiser for very high profile company) with promotions.
Target school: NYU Stern Part-time program, specialization in Luxury Marketing, start Fall 2013.
Female/European citizen, but US resident/27 yrs
GMAT 680 (37Q, 45V)
GPA, from state schools:
M.S Merchandising 3.88
B.S. Economics 3.21
A.A. Economics 2.97 (cumulative undergrad GPA is 2.99 with 2 D's). Took a Finance course recently (got an A) to boost this a little.
Great EC's in college, multiple clubs, exchange programs, etc.
Few EC's after college: attended Retail Conferences held by business schools.
Post-MBA: continue up the ladder in luxury retail, move from specialized area (merchandising), into brand strategy.
I have a strong resume, but will my underwhelming GMAT and GPA hurt my chances?
They could hurt your chances, but I don't think they will doom your chances. Your GMAT
is competitive for Langone. Your MS GPA is excellent. If there were extenuating circumstances that contributed to the low undergrad GPA
, tell the schools. Give them context.
I'm actually optimistic.
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