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I have MS in biomedical science and work experience as a research technician in cancer research lab for 5 years. I want to pursue MBA but keeping in mind about my past job and very limited management experience I am afraid to apply any MBA schools. On recent MOCK TEST, I secured 670 and I guess I can push it a little bit more towards 700 and +. My question is how much my job experience can influence it and what level schools are good for me. Can I apply for top schools? If so, How can I compete with regular finance students or management experienced candidates.

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Hi there,

It's tough to say what your target schools would be without knowing your complete profile, but to your question as to whether you can compete with finance and management experienced candidates, the answer is yes! Remember that schools want to create a diverse class of students, so you need to focus on your accomplishments and what makes YOU unique. If you'd like to discuss further through a free consultation, feel free to reach out at info@ivygroupe.com or https://www.ivygroupe.com/contact.

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Daar wrote:
I have MS in biomedical science and work experience as a research technician in cancer research lab for 5 years. I want to pursue MBA but keeping in mind about my past job and very limited management experience I am afraid to apply any MBA schools. On recent MOCK TEST, I secured 670 and I guess I can push it a little bit more towards 700 and +. My question is how much my job experience can influence it and what level schools are good for me. Can I apply for top schools? If so, How can I compete with regular finance students or management experienced candidates.

Thank you for the suggestions.



Hey there,
So you are right that coming from a non-business and non-quant background that the GMAT will be KEY! And yes, the higher your GMAT, the better schools you will be able to hit up.


Can you apply for top schools? It depends on soooo many factors - your work experience, your goals, your school your grades. I’d love to give you a precise evaluation but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate from?

Can you compete with finance people? Well the answer is: you aren't! Finance people are competing with finance people. And I'll let you in on a little secret: B-schools are more generous to biomed folks than to finance people. why? Numbers. Meaning EVERY finance person (well.... almost) wants to do an MBA, but you biomed folks are a lot more rare.... and there are also lots of jobs for you.


Buuuuuuut you do need to do two things:
1. Have a plan: why Business school? why now? What are your goals? Short, mid, and long-term? How will you use your prior experience to launch your post-MBA career? what do you dream of doing?
2. As much as possible show relevant skills/experience/achievements to business school - this can be: creation, initiative, leadership, teamwork, negotiation skills, presentation skills. All stuff you can pick up in a biomed job. What I mean, is that don't simply assume that because you know how hemoglobin works, this makes you a great B-school candidate. You need to construct a STORY - a passionate and logical one, that explains your trajectory clearly, as well as the thought-process behind it.

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