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Investment Management - CPA & CFA - GMAT 650

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I am interested in getting my MBA with the goal of working in the Investment Management (e.g. Vanguard, Fidelity). I was hoping to get advice on schools that value the CFA & CPA designations and are open to candidates with a lower GMAT score (650). I received rejections from Columbia and NYU in the first round. Thanks in advance for your advice!

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undergrad GPA: 3.3
MS accounting GPA: 3.6
GMAT: 650 (Q45)
Work Experience: 7 years; 5 years in Corporate Accounting, 2 years in Treasury at major energy firm
Designation: CFA Charterholder & CPA
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adamboj8 wrote:
I am interested in getting my MBA with the goal of working in the Investment Management (e.g. Vanguard, Fidelity). I was hoping to get advice on schools that value the CFA & CPA designations and are open to candidates with a lower GMAT score (650). I received rejections from Columbia and NYU in the first round. Thanks in advance for your advice!

Profile:
undergrad GPA: 3.3
MS accounting GPA: 3.6
GMAT: 650 (Q45)
Work Experience: 7 years; 5 years in Corporate Accounting, 2 years in Treasury at major energy firm
Designation: CFA Charterholder & CPA


Hey there,
Well to answer your first question - there are no schools that really value CFA or CPA certificates tot he extant that they would be forgiving on GMAT. And for the schools you have applied to, your GMAt was far too low. But okay! Looking forward, you may want to consider either a retake, or other programs.

As far as the specifics of your profile goes, I’d love to help you out 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? what country are you from? what gender? what age?

All of these will play important roles in your evaluation.
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Jon

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what country are you from? what gender? what age?

What do these characteristics have to do with admission?
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adamboj8 wrote:
what country are you from? what gender? what age?

What do these characteristics have to do with admission?


They have a lot to do with admissions. If you come from a country which has a lot of applicants (i.e. China or India) things will be a lot harder. If you come from a country with few applicants (say Peru or Kazakhstan) it will be easier.

Since MBA programs are quite skewed to male candidates, and are interested in diversifyng their classes, they do give preference to women candidates.

And as for age - if you are too old or too young it might make things tougher in terms of you fitting with the class.
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