I'm 32, have two Masters Degrees in Computer Science (one was because I quit a Ph.D. program early), and about a 3.4-3.5 undergraduate GPA with a major in Mathematics from a top 15 university (depending on how you calculate it). I have about 6 years experience as a software developer and a year as an adjunct professor. I also have a 770 GMAT (I don't remember the exact breakdown but I scored more highly on the verbal). I currently make six figures as a software engineer, but *hate* it, and don't look forward to working my way up the technical management food chain (in my estimation, if I did that, I would have a job that I liked ... on the day that the Queen of England and the Pope make a simultaneous guest appearance on Jersey Shore).
I applied to programs last year, but didn't get in anywhere that I wanted to go (semi-regretting that decision). On the other hand, I have been *promoted* to Product Manager (actually, it's more just added responsibility rather than a strict promotion) that gives me some more things that I can talk about in applying this year.
I realize that I am a fairly unique candidate--some would say too old, but I want to go get an MBA from a good school anyway.
Currently, my plan post MBA is to work for a consultancy doing projects at the intersection of business with technology (often referred to as strategic alignment). I have a contact in a small consultancy that does such work and am fairly sure that I could be that with an MBA they would hire me, although I may prefer to shoot for a larger firm first.
I currently work on the West coast but would really rather move to the East coast if possible.
Any help in evaluating my application would be welcome.
Thanks much in advance:)