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I was wondering, how much does my work experience matter for my admission into one of those B-schools. I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from IHM, Chennai and I want yo go for an MBA program HBS or any other similar school. Should I really work for 2-3 years in the hotel industry before going for it. If I don't how will it affect my admission???

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Hi pathakaditya256,

it is difficult to speak for all schools, but typically having at least 2 years of experience is a requirement for most schools.

In the case of HBS, and other Top MBA Programs, 2+2 or deferred programs are also offered to college students in their senior year.

For more information, visit HBS' admissions site for the 2+2 Program:

https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/application-process/Pages/student-applicants.aspx

I hope this helps.

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Hi Alex,
I read about the 2+2 program, and I have some doubts. I'll pass out from my college in 2020. So should that be the year I apply for the program and get through GMAT and TOEFL. Then 2 years of work experience after that?
i.e. I'll have my college seat booked for me while I work?

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Or will I have to work for 2 years and then apply?

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Hi pathakaditya256,

you apply on your last year in college. If accepted in the program, you will work for two years, and then you will start your MBA program. In other words, HBS will wait for you and keep your seat during those two years of work experience.

I hope this clarifies.

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Thank you very much. That clarifies out a lot of things. Now I guess I have few years to work hard, really hard.

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Yes whether you’re doing an early applicant program or applying directly top MBA programs in the US will expect you to have some work experience. Generally 2 Years is considered the minimum amount of years. Your work experience does not need to be limited to the hotel industry but you will need to have some.


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