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Will doing an MSc affect my application for an MBA?

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Will doing an MSc affect my application for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 09:04
Hi All,

I'd like your opinions on my situtation if you wouldnt mind....

To help put this post in context, I graduated 3 years ago from college with quite a low GPA but have since put together some good work experience within the energy and investment management industry's. The GPA has always hung over my head and, I suppose to mitigte this somewhat, I recently applied for an MSc in Finance from a well reputed business school here in London. I was delighted to be accepted to the program and, as it is part time, it would allow me to continue to work whilst hopefully making my college GPA obsolete.

However my long term goal has always been to go on and to do an MBA, although I don't think I would go on to do this until I was 28 or 29 (I am 26 now). So, my thinking has been that I would do my MSc in Finance and apply upon completion for an MBA with a good Masters degree behind me, solid work experience and a record of academic achievement to mitigate my GPA. Doing the MSc isnt just with the MBA goal in mind, I always have believed in investing in oneself and thought a masters in finance would be a good addition to my CV.

However I have heard from several people that doing an MSc would making admission into an MBA even MORE difficult, as admissions would ask why I wanted to now do an MBA.

What do you guys think? Would doing an MSc really make MBA admission more difficult? Do you think I should pull out of the MSc and focus on the MBA?

I'd really like to hear some opinions.....
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Re: Will doing an MSc affect my application for an MBA? [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 21:27
Hi Usquare13,

The utility of the Masters will depend on the kind of gap you put between the Msc and the MBA (work experience BETWEEN the MSc and MBA). From my experience seeing many students with similar profiles apply, the decision to apply for an MBA right after the MSc will be taken negatively by most admissions committees ('why go for the MSc at all if you want to get an MBA right after?').

However, if you can put in a couple of years of work in between the MSc and the MBA, it will show the adcoms that you did the MSc for a purpose - gaining more knowledge/experience in a field of your choice before going for the business management aspect of the MBA.
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Re: Will doing an MSc affect my application for an MBA?   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2011, 21:27
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