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Joined: 13 Feb 2012
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Concentration: Finance, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
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Profile Evaluation - Thanks [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2012, 08:10
Hello,

Long time reader, first time poster. This is a great forum and I'm looking forward to getting some advice from all of the helpful people here. If you could evaluate my profile, that would be great. Thanks.

Education - 3.45 GPA from top 10 undergrad business school on east coast. Major in Accounting. CPA.

Work Experience - 4 years at matriculation of big 4 audit experience on the east coast with a focus in Healthcare, specifically working on the provider/hospital side.

GMAT: 700 (Q45 V40)

EC's: Working on the committee of an organization focused on special needs individuals. Additionally, part of a local committee healthcare organization that conducts seminars on accounting/revenue reimbursement specific to the healthcare industry. United way and Junior Achievement Volunteer.

Post MBA: I would like to get my MBA to make the transition to Management Consulting focusing in the healthcare industry, specifically on the payer/provider side. I would like to use this consulting experience to eventually work at an high level position at a hospital.

I am looking at Yale, Wharton, Northwestern, Harvard, Booth, Ross, and Fuqua. I would like to get into a school where I can focus on management/strategy as well as healthcare management.

Do I have a chance at any of these schools? For schools that offer a Healthcare program, are these generally more selective, or does it bring a form of uniqueness to my resume. Many thanks for your evaluations.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Thanks [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 09:13
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Hello Bigblue1010, thanks for your question. Was that a Mike & the Mad Dog reference I detected?

Your GMAT quant score is a tad low (typically recommend 80%), but that should not be a dealbreaker. I think you have a shot at those schools – I assume you’d apply next year, right? Not, round 3?

Of course, I believe your competitiveness will come down to the quality of your leadership experience in and out of work. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative? Can you take your audit experience and communicate those leadership aspects in a dynamic way?

My other point is that because you went to an undergraduate business program, you would have to clearly demonstrate why your desired path in consulting necessitates another business degree. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps. That will be an important box that you’d need to check.

I think your experience in health care could potentially help you with specialized health care programs, but it would depend on your level of expertise in and exposure to the industry and your client companies. You’d need to demonstrate how your audit work provides this familiarity.

Best of luck,
Brian
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