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Schools: Booth PT '20
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GPA: 3.2
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Hello,

I'm considering a part time MBA. Here's my background:

Work experience: 2.5 years as a Business Analyst. I spent some time at a fintech startup and now I work at a top 20 health insurance company.
GMAT: 660.
GPA: 3.18/ 4. I did have an academic probation. I got accepted into a direct Physical Therapy grad program (top 35) out of high school. Over time, it was something that I was not motivated in and I was also dealing with personal issues (death in family). This led to my poor grades. I believe I only got 3 C's and D's for my grad classes. The rest 10 grad classes I took were A's and B's.
Volunteer: I am the Director of Community Development at an organization (youngest member). I tutor kids at a tutoring center (I do get paid). At the tutoring center, I have also helped the center director with marketing efforts resulting in 30% increase in enrollments. Lastly, I help out with events at American Lung Association.
Possible Recommendations: Director at my current company, Supervisor at my current company, Director of the volunteer organization, and Booth alum.
Why I want MBA? Since I am a Business Analyst, I would like to use my MBA to transition more into a consulting role either at my current company or elsewhere.
Target Schools: Booth Chicago Business Fellows (this is my top and honestly, I really want to get my MBA from here). I also have part time Kellogg, part time Loyola, part time Carnegie Mellon Tepper, and part time NYU Stern.

I think my biggest concern is the academic probation. How do I go about in addressing that? Since I am doing part time and I fit within the range for Booth's GMAT and GPA, is my profile ok?

I would appreciate any help/advice. Thank you!

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wolves5 wrote:
Hello,

I'm considering a part time MBA. Here's my background:

Work experience: 2.5 years as a Business Analyst. I spent some time at a fintech startup and now I work at a top 20 health insurance company.
GMAT: 660.
GPA: 3.18/ 4. I did have an academic probation. I got accepted into a direct Physical Therapy grad program (top 35) out of high school. Over time, it was something that I was not motivated in and I was also dealing with personal issues (death in family). This led to my poor grades. I believe I only got 3 C's and D's for my grad classes. The rest 10 grad classes I took were A's and B's.
Volunteer: I am the Director of Community Development at an organization (youngest member). I tutor kids at a tutoring center (I do get paid). At the tutoring center, I have also helped the center director with marketing efforts resulting in 30% increase in enrollments. Lastly, I help out with events at American Lung Association.
Possible Recommendations: Director at my current company, Supervisor at my current company, Director of the volunteer organization, and Booth alum.
Why I want MBA? Since I am a Business Analyst, I would like to use my MBA to transition more into a consulting role either at my current company or elsewhere.
Target Schools: Booth Chicago Business Fellows (this is my top and honestly, I really want to get my MBA from here). I also have part time Kellogg, part time Loyola, part time Carnegie Mellon Tepper, and part time NYU Stern.

I think my biggest concern is the academic probation. How do I go about in addressing that? Since I am doing part time and I fit within the range for Booth's GMAT and GPA, is my profile ok?

I would appreciate any help/advice. Thank you!


Hey there,
Well first of all to give you a real evaluation I'd need to know a biiit more about your work experience. Probably first of all, if there is a chance for Booth, it could be helped out by a higher GMAT. and as you are at less a disadvantage for applying later, you might want to see if you can get a higher GMAT.

Other than that, your academic probation is a bit of an issue, but you can overcome it. I think first and foremost, the concern might be "are you smart enough". A great GMAT and then anything else you have that shows that will help. Secondly, is the story you tell - Why were you demotivated? what re-motivated you? And how can we know you will do better in B-school?

Whatever the case, you can apply to PT programs at those schools. PT programs are nowhere near as competitive as FT programs. But again, if you want to try and improve your chances in the meanwhile, it will only help.

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GPA: 3.2
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New post 04 Oct 2017, 06:19
Hi Jon,

Thanks for getting back to me! I am applying to Part Time Booth, specifically their CBF program. It is an MBA for people with 0-3 years of work experience. It is part time and you receive the same MBA degree. Would my application be alright for that? Besides the GMAT, are there other things I need to take into consideration?

As for work experience, I was a Business Analyst at the startup and am a Business Analyst at my current company. I do have experience managing and training other analysts.

Thanks!

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New post 05 Oct 2017, 01:25
wolves5 wrote:
Hi Jon,

Thanks for getting back to me! I am applying to Part Time Booth, specifically their CBF program. It is an MBA for people with 0-3 years of work experience. It is part time and you receive the same MBA degree. Would my application be alright for that? Besides the GMAT, are there other things I need to take into consideration?

As for work experience, I was a Business Analyst at the startup and am a Business Analyst at my current company. I do have experience managing and training other analysts.

Thanks!


Well, applying to part-time programs, especially when they are local is a bit of a different game. It's much less competitive than full-time programs, so they can be flexible, but at the same time it will also depend on what the applicant pool looks like. It's hard for me to say how your academic probation will play, but since you are so targeted, don't worry about it. Deal with the story the best you can, and give it your best shot.

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