Academics play a very important part in your business school application. Business schools have a very challenging academic curriculum. Candidates with a strong academic background show that they can withstand the academic rigours of business school curriculum. Having backlogs in your transcript is a drawback, but if your overall GPA is good and you have a high GMAT score, then you can certainly explain the reasons for completing your degree in 6 years. You need to have a very strong application otherwise, in terms of leadership experience, extra-curriculars and post-mba goals to have a good chance at top business schools.
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