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Thanks for reading. I'm a 32 year old white male that works in the healthcare sector. Specifically, long term care and post-acute care. I have 10 years of total work experience with 4 years being direct clinical care (I'm licensed as a Registered Nurse) and 6 years in a leadership position. I'm also licensed as a nursing home administrator. I'm now on the executive leadership team of a non-profit for the 2nd time. I was with an organization for 8 years before taking another leadership opportunity elsewhere 3 months ago because of the potential to transition to COO in the next 1-2 years. I feel that I have some very unique experiences and will almost certainly seek the help of a consultant to help me build a strong profile.

I've been testing well on official GMAT practice tests (650+) and am confident that I can touch a score of 700 after more studying/prep time. My weakness is my undergrad school and GPA. I went to a little known and small college and had a GPA of 3.03. I was at a large university for 2 years and did not do well so I transferred and improved while being in a tough major. Writing an optional essay will probably be well worth my time.

I'm only interested in EMBA programs so the top schools possible for me geographically are Sloan and Yale SOM. I'm particularly interested in Yale because of the healthcare focus. Harvard also has a part time Masters in Health Administration that I find attractive.

Are all of these a complete hail Mary for me or do I have a shot of overcoming weak undergrad with strong GMATs and a profile that I get help to tailor?
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New post 19 Jul 2017, 14:15
Hi, and thanks for writing! You indeed have a unique and interesting profile, and I think your post-MBA goal of working in healthcare leadership makes sense. Regarding your undergrad GPA - achieving a high score on the GMAT and utilizing the optional essay will definitely help mitigate it. And for the Executive MBA, while GPA is important, it isn't weighted quite as heavily as it is for full-time programs. What's going to be most important is conveying your professional impact and making a very strong case for why/how the EMBA will help you achieve your short-term and long-term goals.

As for Sloan and SOM, I don't think they are out of reach, though they would be stretches. I would advise you to apply to a diverse range of programs - for example, if you were to apply to six, pick 2 reaches, 2 schools that are more comfortably within your strike zone, and 2 that you feel even more confident about getting into.

I hope that helps a bit! I'd love to discuss your profile in more depth and share with you some more thoughts on how to put your best foot forward in front of the admissions committee. You may sign up for a 30-min free consultation with me here: https://www.mbamission.com/consult/?dis ... admissions
Thank you, and hope to connect soon! :)


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Thanks for reading. I'm a 32 year old white male that works in the healthcare sector. Specifically, long term care and post-acute care. I have 10 years of total work experience with 4 years being direct clinical care (I'm licensed as a Registered Nurse) and 6 years in a leadership position. I'm also licensed as a nursing home administrator. I'm now on the executive leadership team of a non-profit for the 2nd time. I was with an organization for 8 years before taking another leadership opportunity elsewhere 3 months ago because of the potential to transition to COO in the next 1-2 years. I feel that I have some very unique experiences and will almost certainly seek the help of a consultant to help me build a strong profile.

I've been testing well on official GMAT practice tests (650+) and am confident that I can touch a score of 700 after more studying/prep time. My weakness is my undergrad school and GPA. I went to a little known and small college and had a GPA of 3.03. I was at a large university for 2 years and did not do well so I transferred and improved while being in a tough major. Writing an optional essay will probably be well worth my time.

I'm only interested in EMBA programs so the top schools possible for me geographically are Sloan and Yale SOM. I'm particularly interested in Yale because of the healthcare focus. Harvard also has a part time Masters in Health Administration that I find attractive.

Are all of these a complete hail Mary for me or do I have a shot of overcoming weak undergrad with strong GMATs and a profile that I get help to tailor?

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