Hi Scott and Omar-
I am considering applying to a MBA school. I cannot afford any MBA program, so I would need a loan if admitted. Since I live in Poland, the only option for me is a loan program applicable for international students. As you know such programs (i.e. CitiAssist) are only available for top MBA schools students.
My GPA is really bad â€“2.90. What can I sayâ€¦ I was a different person back then.
In Poland the school system is little bit different than in USA. After hi-school there is no collage. You go straight to a five year school and gain a MS degree. When you finish it you are 23-24 (by the way I am 28 now). In my country nobody cares about your GPA .If you attend a b-school the most important for you is to get a professional experience during your studies. If you did not managed to find a job when you ware a third or fourth year student in would be hard for you to find one as an absolvent.
The school Iâ€™ve finished is considered by far the best b-school in Poland. I took two majors simultaneously and got two MS degrees (in Finance & Banking as well as in Management & Marketing). It looks like I was a very ambitious student, but my GPA argues with that. I knew that I could impress my future employee with two diplomas from the best b-school in the country and nobody was going to ask about my grades. Before I recently considered applying to a MBA school in USA I had never cared about my GPA.
My professional experience:
1.AT-Kearney: V-2001 â€“ V-2002 â€“I was a kind of Junior Business Analyst. â€œKind ofâ€