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Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2013, 12:32
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I have both a BS and a MS and was wondering if Undergraduate GPA is looked at more or Graduate GPA? Is one weighed more heavily than the other or are they equal?

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Re: Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2013, 12:54
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I have both a BS and a MS and was wondering if Undergraduate GPA is looked at more or Graduate GPA? Is one weighed more heavily than the other or are they equal?

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Adcoms don't ignore the MS GPA entirely, but they will look more closely at your BS GPA since it's easier to benchmark you against other candidates (not everyone has an MS and the ones who do an MS aren't necessarily smarter than those who don't do an MS at all).
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Re: Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2013, 16:26
Michael,
Yes, the undergrad GPA is weighed more heavily because it involved a longer stretch of time and because schools assume that applicants will tend to do well in their chosen subjects (grad school). That said, the more demanding the grad program academically the more a high GPA helps you. That is, someone who earned a mediocre GPA as a liberal arts major at a so-so school can impress the adcoms if s/he earns a high GPA in a technical/quantitative grad program at a rigorous school.

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-Michael

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Re: Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2013, 10:54
Michael,

In addition to what Alex and Paul said you can qualify for certain programs by having an MS. For example Cornell’s Accelerated MBA Program (http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Accelerated-MBA.aspx) requires a master’s or doctoral degree.

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Re: Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 11:08
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Re: Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 11:13
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In addition to what Alex and Paul said you can qualify for certain programs by having an MS. For example Cornell’s Accelerated MBA Program requires a master’s or doctoral degree.

Best of luck,


That's news to me...are there any other schools that offer an accelerated MBA program?

Just looking at top 20 schools.

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Re: Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2013, 10:43
Kellogg offers a one year MBA for applicants with undergraduate business degrees or who have taken certain courses (http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Pro ... ogram.aspx).

Emory Goizueta which some consider in the offers a similar one year type program in which the completed coursework includes statistics, accounting, and microeconomics (http://goizueta.emory.edu/degree/fullti ... index.html).

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Re: Undergrad GPA vs Grad School GPA [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 02:50
Hi,

B-school adcoms give 30%-35% weight-age to acads, undergrads, GMAT, ECs and work experience. The most important elements in b-school admission are application essays and interviews. They covers 60%-65% in the b-school admission. You may try your chances in b-school(s) by clicking the http://www.apphelp.co.in/Bschool-selection.htm

To get some more clarity on b-school application process and inputs from top b-school grads, kindly attend the webinar conducted by b-school alumnus. For more information and to register your name, click http://www.apphelp.co.in/apphelp-alumni-sessions.php

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I have both a BS and a MS and was wondering if Undergraduate GPA is looked at more or Graduate GPA? Is one weighed more heavily than the other or are they equal?

Thanks,

-Michael

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