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What sort of schools should I be looking at?

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Joined: 25 Jun 2011
Posts: 39
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
GMAT 1: 630 Q40 V36
GPA: 3.13
WE: Real Estate (Real Estate)
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What sort of schools should I be looking at? [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2011, 13:24
I recently decided to obtain my MBA and having a difficult time determine where I might fit in... Here is my profile.

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Caucasian
GMAT: Taking in October

Undergrad: Bachelor of Science from University of Utah in Political Science
GPA: 3.1
Will finish my degree December 2011

School would broken up by my 2 year faith based mission and also my entrepreneurial experience.

Work experience:
- 5 years in Real Estate Development projects where I was either the principle or a partner. Still consult for one rather large one. (2005-2010)
- 1 year at Wells Fargo as a Banker, promoted 3 times (typical minimum promotion time is 1 year in each position), obtained my securities licensing (2010-2011)

One of the reasons for seeking out my MBA is the positions that interested me all have the MBA requirement next to them. I had hit a wall at Wells Fargo in just a year, so I left my job to finish my unfinished undergrad degree and now I'm prepping for the GMAT so I can get into a good MBA program. I tried my hand at the entrepreneur and while that did not work out I have had more experiences than I could have possibly learned in even a top 5 MBA program. But seeing as I don't anticipate the Real Estate market recovering I'm making a career move.

Extra-curricular - Served a 2 year faith based mission from 19-21

Schools I'm looking at: BYU (Marriott), Texas A&M (May), Texas (McCombs), and I will take a shot at the top programs as well as I believe my work experience will play well and I have a lot in terms of insight I can offer
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Status: A-Z of MBA Admissions
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Re: What sort of schools should I be looking at? [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2011, 18:57
There is no reason why you can not target the schools you mentioned. Your GPA is a little weak so finish strong and crack the GMAT. Other ways of addressing low GPA can be found HERE. Also, you should address your extracurricular. The one you mentioned was almost 10 years back. That will not cut it with the adcom. They want to see the students who are focused on their goals yet contribute to the school.
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Joined: 25 Jun 2011
Posts: 39
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
GMAT 1: 630 Q40 V36
GPA: 3.13
WE: Real Estate (Real Estate)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 1

Re: What sort of schools should I be looking at? [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2011, 19:31
Thanks for the input... I suppose I should be looking at the extracurricular activities a bit more thoroughly... If I brush up a bit more on my extracurricular activities and nail the GMAT 750+ ( I am a good test taker fortunately ) would I have a shot at a top 10 school?
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Re: What sort of schools should I be looking at? [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2011, 19:37
Everyone can have a shot at the every school. Your chances of success will depend on how well you execute your applications. Read this http://bizschoolprep.blogspot.com/2011/ ... xy-or.html to know the answer of probably the most often asked question of the business school admissions word - What are my chances at x, y, z school?
Re: What sort of schools should I be looking at?   [#permalink] 25 Jun 2011, 19:37
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