A bit of a random question but I am considering going to the London School of Economics' summer school to study accountancy or finance before applying to business school in round 1. Please can you let me know if you agree with my logic, as it's going to cost me quite a lot in fees and lost earnings, so I want some reassurance!
The problem with my application is my academics are the weakest link. I studied economics at the University of Sheffield (top 15 school in the UK) but I doubt anyone outside of Europe has heard of it. I got a 2.1 - which is broadly comparable to a 3.5 GPA. My current GMAT score is 660 (high verbal, moderate math - can't remember the exact scores!) - but I will retake it.
-Strengthen my academics by putting a university that an American audience will have heard of
-Counteract my current low GMAT quant score by taking a numerical course
-Show willing and proactively by taking a course to fill in my gaps/prepare me for b-school / private equity afterwards
Please let me know if the rationale makes sense and if you think a summer school is a good idea!
Thanks in advance!
If it's going to quite a bit in fees and lost earnings, I wouldn't do it personally.
B-school applicants typically take courses after undergraduate studies to bolster their sub-par grades from the undergraduate studies --- you seem to have a decent GPA so I don't much see a value.
I would advise you to Keep your current job while preparing for GMAT and break 700(seems to be the benchmark for many programs).