Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:
Value of a Masters Degree [#permalink]
23 Apr 2007, 00:36
I noticed that a lot of GMATclubers have obtained master degrees prior to thier MBA applications.
What do you think is the value of a masterтАЩs degree with an excellent gpa from a prestigious university in an MBA application to top 10 schools if the applicant has a low undergrad gpa (engineering degree form a good school)?
Is it more effective than taking extra classes at a community college (or university)? Will it compensate for a low gpa in undergrad? And in what degree?
I think it can really depend. In general I think it probably slightly helps, but it should sort of "make sense" in the context of your overall plan. For instance if you were a History undergrad, got your masters in archictecture, and now you're applying to MBA programs, you may seem a bit all-over-the-place and unfocused unless your career plan ties things together a bit (maybe you want to open your own architecture consulting firm or something).
You don't want to come across as someone who is a "degree collector," so as long as you have good work experience, I don't think a masters will hurt you. But like I said, it is probably mostly a slight positive, and maybe a big positive if it really makes sense in the context of what you're trying to do.