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New post 20 Mar 2016, 07:52
Hi everyone,

My name is Jan and I am a senior year undergraduate student from the Netherlands. My major is economics. I expect to graduate this summer and in September I will enroll in a master of finance program here in Holland. After obtaining my master’s degree I would like to pursue an MBA in the United States.

My biggest concern is work experience. Because I went to college right after high-school and summer internships are very rare in Holland I have no relevant work experience and I understand that applicants to business schools in the US have about 5 years of work experience.

What I would like to know is: what kind of functions will give me the greatest chance of being admitted to an MBA program and what is the best way of finding them?

Kind regards,

Jan

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Work after your Master and apply to MBA programs a few years later!

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Also, take a look at Harvard's 2+2 program.
Generally, consulting and investment banking are considered to be the main feeder industries to top mba schools.

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I would work before or after your masters to set yourself up for your MBA. Without work experience you will be an unlikely candidate for top programs. If you are not dead set on going to grad school right after college you may want to consider working to give yourself time to determine what you really want to do. This way you can potentially avoid getting to grad degrees that have some overlap
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