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Political Science UG [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 12:44
I'm a junior undergrad who will be earning a degree in political science. The original plan was law school, but with time I've become more and more interested in earning an MBA.

Unfortunately, I know nothing about the process or the GMAT -- just about the law school process. I have a strong GPA (3.8) with many leadership EC's (student government, honors society, campus tour guide, etc.) but I'm coming from a 4th tier state school. I have no relevant work experience, although I had a summer internship at a law firm.

Is it possible for a poli sci major to get accepted to a good business school if his GMAT and GPA scores are high enough?

Thank you.
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Re: Political Science UG [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 12:54
Your issue will likely not be the UG school, GPA or GMAT. It will be the lack of work experience. B-schools like work experience and the few people that I know who've gone straight from UG have been extremely strong academically and come from Ivy league schools. Why don't you work for a few years first? Get experience doing something you like and then apply.
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Re: Political Science UG [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 13:39
I had a 3.4 from a state college (I wouldnt even consider it any tier). Although I had an advantage in that I went to an extremely unique school and an unusual major. I was accepted to a top 5 school, so its definitely possible.

The quality of your UG is not going to be as important as your post school work experience. Generally you want a minimum of two years, I would say 3 or 4 with good progression would make your chances a lot better. Besides applications are way up these days, in 3-4 years they could drop back to where they were a few years ago which would make things much easier.

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Re: Political Science UG [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 15:03
I'm a sociology major and I got into a pretty good program! I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by my "weak" major, but nobody mentioned it as a point of concern in any of my interviews.

The only time my major has been an issue is when I interviewed with a CEO at McKesson. He was a prick in many other ways too, though.
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