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Profile evaluation request - PT MBA

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Hello mbaMission consultants!

I was hoping someone could review my profile, and gauge my chances of getting into USC's part-time MBA program.

BACKGROUND-
Work experience: 6 years in the mortgage banking industry (3 years - Quality Control Auditor, 1 year - Capital Markets Analyst. 2 years - misc. (vendor management, internal audit, implementation oversight, etc.). I work at a private mortgage non-bank lender (<200 employees), not well known by any means.

Undergrad school/major: UC Irvine - Dual BA - Economics/International Studies

Other education/coursework: UCLA Extension pre-MBA courses: Accounting 1a & 1b, Business Statistics, Macroeconomics, (3.9 GPA)

Race/nationality: Korean

Sex: Male

STATS-
GMAT Score: xxx (aiming for 700+) Undergrad GPA: 2.87 (unfortunate negative trend towards graduation)

MBA INFO-
Goal of MBA: Become CEO at my current company (Family business). Education, Networking.
Target school: USC Part-time MBA program

Other than the GMAT, and application essays, is there any thing else I can improve or do (ex: taking more courses @ ucla extension) to strengthen my candidacy for USC's part-time MBA program?

Any input and advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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New post 12 Jul 2017, 17:36
Hi, and thanks for writing! I think that the USC part-time program seems to be within your range, and would recommend doing the following to maximize your chances of admission:

- It's great that you did well in the extension courses you took - getting a strong score on the GMAT (particularly in the Quant section) will further help offset your lower GPA
- Write the optional essay to explain honestly your GPA trend and point out that the extension courses (and hopefully, GMAT score) are a more accurate indicator of your academic abilities
- When describing your career goals to the AdCom, discuss not just WHAT your goals are, but WHY - what drives your passion for the family business? Also, how will USC's specific resources help you reach your professional goals?

Hope that helps! Let me know of any other questions :)


carpediem437 wrote:
Hello mbaMission consultants!

I was hoping someone could review my profile, and gauge my chances of getting into USC's part-time MBA program.

BACKGROUND-
Work experience: 6 years in the mortgage banking industry (3 years - Quality Control Auditor, 1 year - Capital Markets Analyst. 2 years - misc. (vendor management, internal audit, implementation oversight, etc.). I work at a private mortgage non-bank lender (<200 employees), not well known by any means.

Undergrad school/major: UC Irvine - Dual BA - Economics/International Studies

Other education/coursework: UCLA Extension pre-MBA courses: Accounting 1a & 1b, Business Statistics, Macroeconomics, (3.9 GPA)

Race/nationality: Korean

Sex: Male

STATS-
GMAT Score: xxx (aiming for 700+) Undergrad GPA: 2.87 (unfortunate negative trend towards graduation)

MBA INFO-
Goal of MBA: Become CEO at my current company (Family business). Education, Networking.
Target school: USC Part-time MBA program

Other than the GMAT, and application essays, is there any thing else I can improve or do (ex: taking more courses @ ucla extension) to strengthen my candidacy for USC's part-time MBA program?

Any input and advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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