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I am currently a sophomore at a Top 10 undergrad school and I have been increasingly thinking about business school out of undergrad. I started a web based venture last spring with a partner which grew pretty substantially (multiple full time employees and revenues in high 5 figures). I have since separated from the previous partner and started my own group which at present has 8+ employees and will be hitting 6 figures in annual revenues). The benefits of business school are popping up especially the need to expand my network as well as leadership/accounting/management training.

So I am wondering whether its worth it for me to apply to HBS or Stanford to go into biz school right out of undergrad? My GPA is not phenomenal(its going to sit in the 3.2-3.3 range by fall of senior year) but I expect my business to be generating mid-high six figures in revenues in 09-10. Where should I focus on my profile in order to optimize my chances (other than my business which is my #1 priority at present as I expect to continue it post grad)? Have you guys seen people with similar profiles get into HBS/Stanford? Thanks a lot.

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If you do decide to shoot for b-school, look into the 2+2 program at Harvard and Yale's Silver Scholars program. if you have a good reason to go straight out of undergrad, go for it

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Well, you got me intrigued.

I would say no, but that's my take on it. I think it will be hard for you to fit in without much post-grad experience and with highly entrepreneurial spirit (though technically you would have had experience, just not post grad). Most of your classmates will be late 20's and early 30's - hard to make friends too.

The big question is - why would you want to go to bschool anyway? You have a good business with good income - business school will not teach you how to run your business. You are probably better off focusing on growing your business and getting it to a certain level in the next few years. Then, after you have made all the mistakes and hit a few bumps, ups and downs you will get much more from the bschool experience.
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