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What schools should I target? [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 14:13
I am trying to figure out what schools I should be targeting. My information is below:

My background information is as follows:

I am just out of undergrad (will be applying in 3-4 years), Male, Caucasian and a U.S. Citizen

Undergrad: Summa cum laude with degrees in business and liberal arts from a top 75 university (large state school).
Work Experience: 3.5 years of work experience at matriculation…3 years in brand management and .5 in sales at a Fortune 100 CPG company.
GMAT: 700 (Q43 – 68% V42 – 95% AWA – 6.0).
Career Goals: To become the VP of Marketing for a major consumer goods company (i.e. P&G, Nestle, Coca-Cola etc
Reason for MBA: I know I will eventually switch out of my current company and see how other CPG's operate. Earning an MBA will open doors to industries that I can’t currently access. I also want to experience what it is like to study at a world-class business school.

The schools I currently have in mind are:

1. Harvard
2. Wharton
3. Kellogg
4. Chicago
5. Duke

Are these schools realistic? Are there any ways to strengthen my application while I still have time?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Re: What schools should I target? [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 11:35
NC2CHI,

Apologies for the delayed response. I'm afraid you didn't give me enough information to gauge your chances at these schools. Your GMAT score is basically good enough, though if you could raise it toward 750 that would help you a bit. Most of all you need to focus on demonstrating high-impact, fast-track leadership in your career and high-impact leadership outside of work as well, such as leading an organization, teams, or sitting on a board. To get into the top schools, this across-the-board leadership is essential. Since you are a white U.S. male with not-unusual post-MBA goals, you should also think about how to help yourself stand out from the pack. An unusual hobby or intensive overseas experience could help you there. You may want to read the following item on young applicants on Accepted.com's blog.

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