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Should I take courses at UC Berkeley to improve my chances (low GPA)?

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I have a computer science degree from a US news top 15 (top 10 CS program, although I don't think my school's name is recognized as a top 15 school). I had really bad depression in college and graduated with a 2.7 GPA. I've been working in san francisco as a software engineer for 2.5 years now (so about another year before I start applying) and I was wondering how I can make my application more attractive. The biggest blemish is the GPA, so I've been wondering how I should go about improving this. Since UC Berkeley is pretty close to where I work, do you guys think taking graduate courses here would improve my chances? If so, what kind of courses should I be focusing on? Would there be a cheaper way to go about this (each course would cost 2k+...an obvious move I have to make as I'm serious about getting an MBA for a career change, but just wondering if there are ways which I can mitigate costs).

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Hi there,

I would definitely recommend taking classes to demonstrate your ability to handle the rigorous curriculum of MBA programs. You can take online classes at UC Berkeley, which may be cheaper then doing it in-person. I would suggest focusing on quantitative courses (statistics, calculus, accounting, etc.). Hope that helps!

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Classes are probably agood idea but the best way to mitigate a low GPA is a high GMAT have you taken the test yet? That is a better way to demonstrate you can handle the analytical rigorous core curriculum at most MBA programs
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