I've been reading this forum for a short time. Recently, I've been contemplating going back to school for an MBA. I'm a little later than the average b-school applicant, and certainly don't have the "traditional" background. I'm not thinking of applying for a year or so (perhaps for Fall 2008) but I want to know what I should concentrate on moving forward.
1. Undergrad at Notre Dame (history/American Studies majors, managing editor of paper) (3.4 GPA)
2. Post-Graduate of Northwestern Medill School of Journalism (MSJ) (3.7 GPA)
3. 6-yr work history in editorial and public relations (high-tech)
4. Stellar recs
I am a female, age 28 (would be 29 when applying to b-school)
I never gravitated toward math, and my undergraduate grades in math are less than stellar. (Bs in Calc). However, I can do well in math if I try. I have not yet taken the GMAT. I took almost no math/science courses except requirements.
I want to get my MBA to round out my education and help me propel forward in high-tech corporate field. I have a lot of creative training, but no formal business or management classes - this is why I'd like to attend MBA school.
However, with 2 degrees already, I would only go to b-school if I get into a Tier 1 (would perhaps take EMBA courses otherwise.)
What should I be aiming for (lowest) on my GMATs? What should I be focused on to round out my application? Should I take a collegiate-level math class? Will b-schools question my ability/propensity for success in math/stats courses?