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Hello,

Having just started recently in the process of pushing for a MBA I wanted to get some realistic advice on where I could look at for admissions given my profile.

To start off I went to a large Midwestern state school (top 80) and didn't immediately see the need to do well. As a result I ended up with roughly a 2.6 overall but a 3+ in my major GPA (I had focused on partying my first two years unfortunately), the pro in this situation is my last two years GPA was roughly a 3.5. I would also like to mention that my major was non finance oriented.

My work experience includes two years at a large residential mortgage company working on both the origination and servicing side of thing and one year of Commercial Real Estate experience in Investment Sales as a broker. The company I am currently working for is a spinoff from a good sized southern REIT and the mentor I currently work with was the head of dispositions for one of their funds for a period of time.

My goal is to hit that 700+ on the GMAT but would also like advice to see if maybe a 680 or so would work for me assuming I am looking at options such as Indiana's business school, Ross, USC's business school, also considering higher tier schools for an MSRE as well. I am looking at the MBA as a way to gain more analytical skills for CRE and make myself more marketable for Acquisitions/Dispositions.

Please advise further.

Thanks.
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Hi barnaeva,

You can ask admission consultants here.

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Moved post to the right forum. Please make sure your provide more details on your profile such as demographic area, extra curriculum activities, leadership experience, etc.
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Moved post to the right forum. Please make sure your provide more details on your profile such as demographic area, extra curriculum activities, leadership experience, etc.


Profile:
White Male 27 Yr old
3 1/2 years total work experience in real estate related fields see above for more specific
Michigan State graduate
GPA 2.6 overall-see above for story about it
Haven't taken GMAT but target score would be 680-720
Extra Curricular: Recently started volunteering at food bank locally, Rec sports league, Real Estate related meetings but no official clubs
Reside: In Florida currently, most of my targets would be out of state
Leadership: Previous work experience elevated me to a position where I was mentoring people on how to improve themselves in their job.

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Thanks for sharing your profile. With your GPA you will need to hit the highest score possible on the GMAT to drag up the perception of your academic potential. Seems like your work experience and ECs are in order (could use a bit more here) but that GMAT should be really where you focus on if you want a real chance at the schools listed
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barnaeva wrote:
Hello,

Having just started recently in the process of pushing for a MBA I wanted to get some realistic advice on where I could look at for admissions given my profile.

To start off I went to a large Midwestern state school (top 80) and didn't immediately see the need to do well. As a result I ended up with roughly a 2.6 overall but a 3+ in my major GPA (I had focused on partying my first two years unfortunately), the pro in this situation is my last two years GPA was roughly a 3.5. I would also like to mention that my major was non finance oriented.

My work experience includes two years at a large residential mortgage company working on both the origination and servicing side of thing and one year of Commercial Real Estate experience in Investment Sales as a broker. The company I am currently working for is a spinoff from a good sized southern REIT and the mentor I currently work with was the head of dispositions for one of their funds for a period of time.

My goal is to hit that 700+ on the GMAT but would also like advice to see if maybe a 680 or so would work for me assuming I am looking at options such as Indiana's business school, Ross, USC's business school, also considering higher tier schools for an MSRE as well. I am looking at the MBA as a way to gain more analytical skills for CRE and make myself more marketable for Acquisitions/Dispositions.

Please advise further.

Thanks.


Hi barnaeva,

Apologies for the delay in responding to you but we hope this finds you in time.

Clearly with the low GPA and the schools you are targetting, you must attempt to achieve a score upwards of 700. While everything else seems fine, a GMAT score upwards of 700 would help offset the low GPA and will be indicative of your academic potential as a whole. You could always address your low GPA in the optional essay then and focus on your learnings from the entire episode and how things have really changed since then.

Hope this helps.

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