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01 Oct 2010, 07:30
Hi.. I have little complicated... I'm planning to apply MBA but my educational background is IT, It is possible take MBA?
I have been working in IT sector as System Analyst for last 5 years.

Thank U
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06 Oct 2010, 23:00
Yes - anyone can get into an MBA program, even a Golf Instructor or a Biology Lab worker... it is all about how you are planning to use the degree and sometimes, the more exotic the background, the more you stand out and the more attractive to schools.

IT, however is not exotic - tons of people applying.
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07 Oct 2010, 00:45
Thanks bb for your timely response, I really appreciated it!
I am interested get into an MBA program, I am just afraid don't understand the class materials without a background in economics.

My last question - Is it true a required GPA for an MBA Program is approximately 3.45?
How about 3.1? If I rock the GMAT, do I have a chance? Would a 750-800 get them interested?

Thanks,
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07 Oct 2010, 01:53
There are no hard rules. Some have had low GPA compensated by outstanding GMAT score and impressive work experience. Some have high gpa but "poor" gmat. Some have average gpa from ivy universities.

Just get the biggest gmat score you can, and ace your application.
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07 Oct 2010, 19:31
There are no hard rules. Some have had low GPA compensated by outstanding GMAT score and impressive work experience. Some have high gpa but "poor" gmat. Some have average gpa from ivy universities.

Just get the biggest gmat score you can, and ace your application.

Yeah, I hope i can transform my GPA into something good.. I will overcome it!
Good luck for your 700+ my best wishes are with you!

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28 Oct 2010, 09:52
There are no hard rules. Some have had low GPA compensated by outstanding GMAT score and impressive work experience. Some have high gpa but "poor" gmat. Some have average gpa from ivy universities.

Just get the biggest gmat score you can, and ace your application.

Yes, exactly!
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30 Dec 2010, 10:22
Juvend wrote:
Thanks bb for your timely response, I really appreciated it!
I am interested get into an MBA program, I am just afraid don't understand the class materials without a background in economics.

My last question - Is it true a required GPA for an MBA Program is approximately 3.45?
How about 3.1? If I rock the GMAT, do I have a chance? Would a 750-800 get them interested?

Thanks,

Point 1:
The 3.1 is just a surface number. If your gpa is low in the first 2.0 in the first 2 years and 4 in the last two, this is much more impressive than the converse. There are also things like school reputation, major, and rigor of classes taken. You don't need any specific courses other than maybe some basic quantitative courses.

Point 2:
The further away you are from your undergrad (years), the less GPA matters. If you feel that your GPA isn't a good indicator of your ability to succeed in a business setting, then you should do one of two things. First, you can build an alternative transcript by taking quantitative courses, such as statistics, calculus, or accounting,at a local community college. If this is not the case, you can compensate by scoring well on the GMAT with balanced scores across both sections.

Point 3:
You application should be very well rounded. GPA/GMAT just indicate your ability to do the work. You also need a solid understanding of your goals, strengths, and how an MBA will help you reach that. These are the basics for getting into the top 20. For cracking the top 5, that's a new discussion altogether.
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02 Jan 2011, 22:27
Juvend wrote:
Thanks bb for your timely response, I really appreciated it!
I am interested get into an MBA program, I am just afraid don't understand the class materials without a background in economics.

My last question - Is it true a required GPA for an MBA Program is approximately 3.45?
How about 3.1? If I rock the GMAT, do I have a chance? Would a 750-800 get them interested?

Thanks,

Hi,

Are you from the US? is your University using a US GPA system?
I'm asking because if you are not, you should not do a direct translation.
By instance, I did that and got a 2.8 GPA. However, I was in the 5-10% of my class.

On the other hand, I'm in IT (software engineer) and got in some top5 schools. I don't have any business background and my gmat is not stellar (690).

Is your essays what matters the most.

Good luck

Everyone can make it
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05 Jan 2011, 02:16
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