[quote="DMJ"]What I mean is where should I apply to in order in maximize my chance to be accepted.
I am 28, my GPA is 2.85
, have 2 MS diplomas from the best University in my country (Poland), 50 months of work experience (AT Kearney, HBO, currently the European market leader in pharmaceutics wholesaling) as a financial analyst and financial controller. During my career I participated in Budget Plus software implementation in polish airlines and was a project leader of two different financial systems (SAP and SUN) implementations. I hope to achieve GMAT sore 720+. I have just finished a one year post-graduate part-time program ?Finances for Accounting and Management (GPA 3.62).
You should apply to schools within the top ten and outside the top ten. I can't tell you now which schools are going to overlook your undergraduate record in light of your graduate record, part-time program, and impressive work experience. You need to apply to a range of schools that support your professional goals and fit your budget or financial aid needs.
Since I am going to need a loan to cover all my expenses and will not have a co-signer, I NEED to apply to one of the best b-schools.
Check out Darden. It has a financial aid program that does not require a US co-signor.
Obviously I am looking for a top 10 schools that would be willing to accept me in spite of my low GPA achieved in University.
Do you happened to know where could I find a kind of descriptions of the best school? I am looking for information about which school is especially good at which field (i.e. Kellogg ?Marketing).
To start, look at the specialty rankings. US News, BW, WSJ, and (I believe) Financial Times rank the programs overall and within certain specialities. The specialty rankings are what you are looking for. Then check out recruiting statistics. If you want to go into strat consulting, for example, make sure that the strat consulting firms are well-represented in the schools top-ten recruiters. Finally, ask for the names of students in your field and contact them for more in-depth feedback. If you can, talk to recruiters in the field that you are most interested in and ask them how schools are viewed by their company.
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