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Profile Evaluation - Arts Management Reset?

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Stats: 30yo/White/M

Work experience: 7 years working in the finance departments for Broadway theater companies - 5 years as "Finance Associate" for the general managers of several Broadway Shows and 2+ as "Junior Accountant" for a company which owns a plurality of Broadway theaters.

Extra curriculars: Most of my hobbies revolve around personal fitness & rec sports leagues. Last year, I performed in a friend's show for a play writing festival and received an acting award, though I'm not sure that's relevant. I am currently taking improv classes to improve my "soft skills" and will soon start independently studying data science. For personal reasons, I am researching volunteer opportunities, but I don't want to make it look like I'm doing it just for lines on my application.

Undergrad school/major: Top 30 US US News & World Report - Economics and Dramatic Art

Undergrad GPA: 3.803

GMAT Score : 700 (Q44/V41). I know it's a relatively weak Q, but I do have A's on my transcript in quantitative courses including stats, accounting, micro/macro, advanced macro & corp finance.

Goal of MBA: I initially began looking into MBA programs to get the formal accounting training necessary to move into management positions at my current job. I had targeted the CUNY Baruch Zicklin School of Business as an affordable option as I live and work in NYC. My interest in accounting and fervor for theater has waned in recent years. I feel like I am staying on this path because it's what I know even though I don't find the work particularly engaging and the arts pay very little.

In doing more research, I'm now flirting with the idea of a full time program to fully explore other options and areas of interest like economics (particularly behavioral economics if possible), business analytics, organizational behavior, and operations, though to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what my long term goals are. I'm not a super competitive guy, so I can't see myself going into investment banking/consulting, but I'm not particularly passionate about the arts at this point in my life. Perhaps looking into more relaxed environments like entertainment, education, NPOs or the startup world would be a good fit. I realize I'd have to drill this down more in the application process

I am worried about my age as I would be 31 by the time I would start a program (years of anxiety/depression have held me back from ). Also, I do not have much savings, and would also need to borrow for living expenses. On the plus side, the opportunity costs my of lost salary are very low ;)

Targets: Duke, UNC, UVA maybe try to improve my Q score and go for Yale/NYU too? Would want to stay East Coast. I dunno - all these programs are very expensive.

tl:dr - 30 y/o male with unclear future seeks MBA for better direction. Any input greatly appreciated.
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ajowen21 wrote:
Stats: 30yo/White/M

Work experience: 7 years working in the finance departments for Broadway theater companies - 5 years as "Finance Associate" for the general managers of several Broadway Shows and 2+ as "Junior Accountant" for a company which owns a plurality of Broadway theaters.
That's a very interesting background! And yet finance related so I think this profile could be really interesting to adcom!
Extra curriculars: Most of my hobbies revolve around personal fitness & rec sports leagues. Last year, I performed in a friend's show for a play writing festival and received an acting award, though I'm not sure that's relevant. I am currently taking improv classes to improve my "soft skills" and will soon start independently studying data science. For personal reasons, I am researching volunteer opportunities, but I don't want to make it look like I'm doing it just for lines on my application.

Undergrad school/major: Top 30 US US News & World Report - Economics and Dramatic Art

Undergrad GPA: 3.803

GMAT Score : 700 (Q44/V41). I know it's a relatively weak Q, but I do have A's on my transcript in quantitative courses including stats, accounting, micro/macro, advanced macro & corp finance.

Goal of MBA: I initially began looking into MBA programs to get the formal accounting training necessary to move into management positions at my current job. I had targeted the CUNY Baruch Zicklin School of Business as an affordable option as I live and work in NYC. My interest in accounting and fervor for theater has waned in recent years. I feel like I am staying on this path because it's what I know even though I don't find the work particularly engaging and the arts pay very little.

In doing more research, I'm now flirting with the idea of a full time program to fully explore other options and areas of interest like economics (particularly behavioral economics if possible), business analytics, organizational behavior, and operations, though to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what my long term goals are. I'm not a super competitive guy, so I can't see myself going into investment banking/consulting, but I'm not particularly passionate about the arts at this point in my life. Perhaps looking into more relaxed environments like entertainment, education, NPOs or the startup world would be a good fit. I realize I'd have to drill this down more in the application process

I am worried about my age as I would be 31 by the time I would start a program (years of anxiety/depression have held me back from ). Also, I do not have much savings, and would also need to borrow for living expenses. On the plus side, the opportunity costs my of lost salary are very low ;)
I understand the stress of taking on debt and I think that for what you want to do-- which is basically reset with the MBA and look at new options-- I really think you can do that a number of programs. I had former clients with stats not as high as yours get scholarships for their MBA-- I would encourage you to look at some of these programs. If you are open to beyond the East coast-- I'd look at SMU Cox, WashU Olin, Indiana Kelley just to name a few places where I think you might present well in the pool. I also think on the east coast that Emory, Georgetown could be options. Johns Hopkins is also an option and you meet the criteria for consideration for fellowships there: https://carey.jhu.edu/academics/master- ... ss-fellows so I'd really encourage you to look beyond just the front page of the rankings. We have worked with many clients at Stratus to help them secure scholarships-- and I think you have a shot at some of these. I can also help you with Fuqua and UNC as I know those programs.
Targets: Duke, UNC, UVA maybe try to improve my Q score and go for Yale/NYU too? Would want to stay East Coast. I dunno - all these programs are very expensive.

tl:dr - 30 y/o male with unclear future seeks MBA for better direction. Any input greatly appreciated.

I encourage you to reach out to us for a free consult-- one of my favorite things to do is help people find scholarships for MBA programs and if that can work out then our fees really pay off in the end. If you'd like to know more about how Stratus works and can help work with people like you-- reach out to us for a free consult at this link-- I hope you do-- as I think we can help you! https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
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New post 05 Apr 2018, 07:35
ajowen21 wrote:
Stats: 30yo/White/M

Work experience: 7 years working in the finance departments for Broadway theater companies - 5 years as "Finance Associate" for the general managers of several Broadway Shows and 2+ as "Junior Accountant" for a company which owns a plurality of Broadway theaters.

Extra curriculars: Most of my hobbies revolve around personal fitness & rec sports leagues. Last year, I performed in a friend's show for a play writing festival and received an acting award, though I'm not sure that's relevant. I am currently taking improv classes to improve my "soft skills" and will soon start independently studying data science. For personal reasons, I am researching volunteer opportunities, but I don't want to make it look like I'm doing it just for lines on my application.

Undergrad school/major: Top 30 US US News & World Report - Economics and Dramatic Art

Undergrad GPA: 3.803

GMAT Score : 700 (Q44/V41). I know it's a relatively weak Q, but I do have A's on my transcript in quantitative courses including stats, accounting, micro/macro, advanced macro & corp finance.

Goal of MBA: I initially began looking into MBA programs to get the formal accounting training necessary to move into management positions at my current job. I had targeted the CUNY Baruch Zicklin School of Business as an affordable option as I live and work in NYC. My interest in accounting and fervor for theater has waned in recent years. I feel like I am staying on this path because it's what I know even though I don't find the work particularly engaging and the arts pay very little.

In doing more research, I'm now flirting with the idea of a full time program to fully explore other options and areas of interest like economics (particularly behavioral economics if possible), business analytics, organizational behavior, and operations, though to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what my long term goals are. I'm not a super competitive guy, so I can't see myself going into investment banking/consulting, but I'm not particularly passionate about the arts at this point in my life. Perhaps looking into more relaxed environments like entertainment, education, NPOs or the startup world would be a good fit. I realize I'd have to drill this down more in the application process

I am worried about my age as I would be 31 by the time I would start a program (years of anxiety/depression have held me back from ). Also, I do not have much savings, and would also need to borrow for living expenses. On the plus side, the opportunity costs my of lost salary are very low ;)

Targets: Duke, UNC, UVA maybe try to improve my Q score and go for Yale/NYU too? Would want to stay East Coast. I dunno - all these programs are very expensive.

tl:dr - 30 y/o male with unclear future seeks MBA for better direction. Any input greatly appreciated.

Not sure if you saw my comments yesterday-- but just wanted to reply that I did post some thoughts and you should be able to see on prior link
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New post 05 Apr 2018, 07:46
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ajowen21 wrote:
Stats: 30yo/White/M

Work experience: 7 years working in the finance departments for Broadway theater companies - 5 years as "Finance Associate" for the general managers of several Broadway Shows and 2+ as "Junior Accountant" for a company which owns a plurality of Broadway theaters.

Extra curriculars: Most of my hobbies revolve around personal fitness & rec sports leagues. Last year, I performed in a friend's show for a play writing festival and received an acting award, though I'm not sure that's relevant. I am currently taking improv classes to improve my "soft skills" and will soon start independently studying data science. For personal reasons, I am researching volunteer opportunities, but I don't want to make it look like I'm doing it just for lines on my application.

Undergrad school/major: Top 30 US US News & World Report - Economics and Dramatic Art

Undergrad GPA: 3.803

GMAT Score : 700 (Q44/V41). I know it's a relatively weak Q, but I do have A's on my transcript in quantitative courses including stats, accounting, micro/macro, advanced macro & corp finance.

Goal of MBA: I initially began looking into MBA programs to get the formal accounting training necessary to move into management positions at my current job. I had targeted the CUNY Baruch Zicklin School of Business as an affordable option as I live and work in NYC. My interest in accounting and fervor for theater has waned in recent years. I feel like I am staying on this path because it's what I know even though I don't find the work particularly engaging and the arts pay very little.

In doing more research, I'm now flirting with the idea of a full time program to fully explore other options and areas of interest like economics (particularly behavioral economics if possible), business analytics, organizational behavior, and operations, though to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what my long term goals are. I'm not a super competitive guy, so I can't see myself going into investment banking/consulting, but I'm not particularly passionate about the arts at this point in my life. Perhaps looking into more relaxed environments like entertainment, education, NPOs or the startup world would be a good fit. I realize I'd have to drill this down more in the application process

I am worried about my age as I would be 31 by the time I would start a program (years of anxiety/depression have held me back from ). Also, I do not have much savings, and would also need to borrow for living expenses. On the plus side, the opportunity costs my of lost salary are very low ;)

Targets: Duke, UNC, UVA maybe try to improve my Q score and go for Yale/NYU too? Would want to stay East Coast. I dunno - all these programs are very expensive.

tl:dr - 30 y/o male with unclear future seeks MBA for better direction. Any input greatly appreciated.

Not sure if you saw my comments yesterday-- but just wanted to reply that I did post some thoughts and you should be able to see on prior link



Unfortunately, I cannot afford a consultation at this point, but I really appreciate your input! I have added Kelley, Olin, Emory, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins to my list of programs to research.
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New post 05 Apr 2018, 07:54
Glad to hear you have added to your list. I encourage you to research scholarship options! A good rule of thumb-- if you have GMAT 20-30 points over stated avg and GPA .2 or more points over avg gpa-- that's a good place to start for being in scholarship contention pool. Best wishes!
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