I took the gmat in 2004. Needed a mere 500 to gain acceptance in a dual undergrad/masters program for my university. I was given two weeks notice of this... and my preparation consisted of the two practice exams offered by the test makers ... needless to say I did a stellar 490! None the less, I still got into the program with my gpa 3.9.
Here I am in 2011, a new job as a VP at a bank and was offered the opportunity to get my MBA. As I am located in NYC my school choices will be relatively narrow and in order for the MBA to actually impact my career it will need to be a Top 15 school. So the schools I will be applying to will be: Columbia, Wharton, Harvard (just because), and NYU (safety school).
I have 6 years of experience and have an undergraduate degree in Accounting from a second tier private school. In addition, I have a masters degree in accounting from the same school.
So here I am, re-taking the GMAT, hoping for a 700... and most importantly doing it right this time around. I am excited to say the least!
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