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Hello Admission Consultants. I, for family related reasons, was not able to obtain a bachelors degree. I am 29 and have worked my way through many large corporations.
Some of my most recent successes include working for Global Executives at Ernst & Young, acceptance and attending a Wharton Executive Education program and currently turning around a small business for an investor.

I would like to continue my education at the grad and post grad level. I could continue to attend Wharton Exec programs however I would love to get an MBA from a reputable institution.


I found this in my research. For example, MIT has exceptions for non bachelor holding applicants.
Google "mba admission without a degree" and see one of the first non ad links for MIT. (Can't post URLS here yet)

Please search for me on LinkedIn with my name, Eric Schraud Management Consultant from NYC (Does not included latest endeavor)

Can an Admissions Consultant give me their thoughts on my profile and what I am trying to achieve? Should I study for my GMAT and if so what score do I need to accomplish this feat.
Please feel free to ask me for more information, or I can send you my resume privately. I need some direction.

Thank you for your consideration,
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New post 16 Mar 2017, 07:04
Eric,
Though difficult, gaining admission without an undergrad degree is possible for exceptional candidates who have a clear and compelling reason for never earning a bachelor's and an outstanding career. You sound as if you may be one of those candidates. You will also need an outstanding (above median) GMAT score, so aim for 730 or higher if you are targeting top 10 schools. Please send me your resume/CV at paul@admitify.com and I will provide further feedback.
--Paul Bodine, Great Applications for Business School, www.admitify.com

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Hello Admission Consultants. I, for family related reasons, was not able to obtain a bachelors degree. I am 29 and have worked my way through many large corporations.
Some of my most recent successes include working for Global Executives at Ernst & Young, acceptance and attending a Wharton Executive Education program and currently turning around a small business for an investor.

I would like to continue my education at the grad and post grad level. I could continue to attend Wharton Exec programs however I would love to get an MBA from a reputable institution.


I found this in my research. For example, MIT has exceptions for non bachelor holding applicants.
Google "mba admission without a degree" and see one of the first non ad links for MIT. (Can't post URLS here yet)

Please search for me on LinkedIn with my name, Eric Schraud Management Consultant from NYC (Does not included latest endeavor)

Can an Admissions Consultant give me their thoughts on my profile and what I am trying to achieve? Should I study for my GMAT and if so what score do I need to accomplish this feat.
Please feel free to ask me for more information, or I can send you my resume privately. I need some direction.

Thank you for your consideration,
Eric Schraud
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Eschraud wrote:
Hello Admission Consultants. I, for family related reasons, was not able to obtain a bachelors degree. I am 29 and have worked my way through many large corporations.
Some of my most recent successes include working for Global Executives at Ernst & Young, acceptance and attending a Wharton Executive Education program and currently turning around a small business for an investor.

I would like to continue my education at the grad and post grad level. I could continue to attend Wharton Exec programs however I would love to get an MBA from a reputable institution.


I found this in my research. For example, MIT has exceptions for non bachelor holding applicants.
Google "mba admission without a degree" and see one of the first non ad links for MIT. (Can't post URLS here yet)

Please search for me on LinkedIn with my name, Eric Schraud Management Consultant from NYC (Does not included latest endeavor)

Can an Admissions Consultant give me their thoughts on my profile and what I am trying to achieve? Should I study for my GMAT and if so what score do I need to accomplish this feat.
Please feel free to ask me for more information, or I can send you my resume privately. I need some direction.

Thank you for your consideration,
Eric Schraud


So the good news are that there are some schools that will accept applicants without a degree. However, the bad news is that there aren’t really a lot of those schools so this will narrow down your options a lot. Many of the schools willing to accept such applicants will also require you to explain (in an essay for example) why you did not get an undergraduate degree so your chances of admission also depend on the exact reason you did not get one, along with how well you can present this to the adcom. Therefore we would need to know a bit more about that in order to be able to advise you better. I totally understand if you don’t want to get into those reasons on a public forum though, so feel free to drop us a line here: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/ for a free consultation about it.

As for your GMAT score that will depend on what school you go for in the end. Because as I mentioned, you will have few options but you will still have a few and the ideal score depends on the school as well. But I would say that the higher the better in your case as you have a rather big disadvantage starting out that you want to make up for in as many ways as possible (not only GMAT-wise but that will be a part of it).
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Not every school will accept applicants who have not completed their bachelors so you will have to do some research on the schools you are considering. For the schools you will allow you to apply understand this will be a red flag so you will have to bring your best. So whatever the GMAT score it should be above the school avg to prove your intellectual aptitude
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New post 06 May 2017, 20:47
VeritasPrepDozie wrote:
Not every school will accept applicants who have not completed their bachelors so you will have to do some research on the schools you are considering. For the schools you will allow you to apply understand this will be a red flag so you will have to bring your best. So whatever the GMAT score it should be above the school avg to prove your intellectual aptitude



Agree. We had several entrepreneur applicants who have achieved quite a bit in professional life and had 99th percentile on the GMAT be turned away immediately by all Top 20 schools. They did not care to attend anything ranked less than that. So.... unless you are getting an EMBA which has fewer requirements, be prepared to a very bumpy road.

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