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New post 08 Jul 2018, 05:21
Profile: Looking for a career transition into technology and would like to go to a top 20 US school
29yo, white European from London.
GMAT: yet to be taken but targeting a 700
GPA: 4.0 in undergraduate degree. Also have a masters in management degree from UCL.
Work experience 5 years. 3 of those at a global financial services management consultancy firm (5000+ employees). Have worked on projects throughout for Tier 1 investment bank. 2 promotions and strong performer with many additional extra-curricular work to support wider firm.
Extra curricular: mentor young students from low income families to develop skills and confidence to succeed

Any thoughts/guidance would be much appreciated! Thanks
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New post 09 Jul 2018, 10:11
Hi there!

That's great you've got a strong academic background from your GPA, and hopefully you can add the GMAT to that too! I think a 700 target score is fine, though if you want to apply to schools in the upper half of the top 20, then you really should have something closer to a 720 or 730.

Sounds like your work experience is strong too. A career change is possible, especially given how many MBAs the tech industry is hiring, but make sure you are doing your research on what roles within tech make sense for your background, what skills are required for those roles, and which tech companies hire at your target schools. Admissions expects you to have done a lot of that research before you step foot on campus!

As for which schools to target, I'd focus on ones like Fuqua, Ross, Anderson, Tepper, McCombs and possibly Haas, MIT if you can get the GMAT up higher. You could also look into the Tech-focused MBA programs that NYU Stern and Cornell offer. They are newer programs, but may give you the industry focus you're seeking.

Best of luck!
Kate

louisforte wrote:
Profile: Looking for a career transition into technology and would like to go to a top 20 US school
29yo, white European from London.
GMAT: yet to be taken but targeting a 700
GPA: 4.0 in undergraduate degree. Also have a masters in management degree from UCL.
Work experience 5 years. 3 of those at a global financial services management consultancy firm (5000+ employees). Have worked on projects throughout for Tier 1 investment bank. 2 promotions and strong performer with many additional extra-curricular work to support wider firm.
Extra curricular: mentor young students from low income families to develop skills and confidence to succeed

Any thoughts/guidance would be much appreciated! Thanks

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