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I'm currently an undergrad student at Purdue Northwest. I chose to stay home to save money, and I have a very good paying job ($20 an hour) for a 19 year old. Neither of my parents went to business school, so this is new to me. I'm just wondering what are some steps I can take now to improve my chances of getting into a good MBA program? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm currently an undergrad student at Purdue Northwest. I chose to stay home to save money, and I have a very good paying job ($20 an hour) for a 19 year old. Neither of my parents went to business school, so this is new to me. I'm just wondering what are some steps I can take now to improve my chances of getting into a good MBA program? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



Congratulations! Sounds like you are doing great already.
The best steps to getting into an MBA is a good GPA (above 3.3 and 3.5 is ideal - 3.0 is considered low).
The second best step is to have a good track record of using resources and initiative - demonstrating leadership, demonstrating resourcefulness, and demonstrating perseverance.

keep in mind that you will have to have 2-5 years of work experience to get into most MBA programs, so your career will matter quite a bit as well. The adcom will see how you progressed in your career, and how you chose to use your opportunities. You will also be expected to go beyond the "norm" and be more than just school/work and have a life, a goal, and extra curricular accomplishments.

Good Luck!
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hoosiers97 wrote:
I'm currently an undergrad student at Purdue Northwest. I chose to stay home to save money, and I have a very good paying job ($20 an hour) for a 19 year old. Neither of my parents went to business school, so this is new to me. I'm just wondering what are some steps I can take now to improve my chances of getting into a good MBA program? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



Congratulations! Sounds like you are doing great already.
The best steps to getting into an MBA is a good GPA (above 3.3 and 3.5 is ideal - 3.0 is considered low).
The second best step is to have a good track record of using resources and initiative - demonstrating leadership, demonstrating resourcefulness, and demonstrating perseverance.

keep in mind that you will have to have 2-5 years of work experience to get into most MBA programs, so your career will matter quite a bit as well. The adcom will see how you progressed in your career, and how you chose to use your opportunities. You will also be expected to go beyond the "norm" and be more than just school/work and have a life, a goal, and extra curricular accomplishments.

Good Luck!
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You can do MBA in correspondence while working, so that you could earn too and CAN Pay the fees by yourself.

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