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How strict are schools with the work experience requirement?

I'm planning on applying to FSU (Florida State University), and they have a minimum of 5 years required. I tried emailing the admissions officer, but received a generic e-mail in response.

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New post 17 Apr 2012, 02:17
To be honest, I haven't looked much into FSU's program until just this moment so my answer will be much more generic than desired. In general, I've never seen a "requirement" that high. Are you sure it's not just the average in the class' profile? Next, admissions want to see a well-rounded profile so very rarely would one area make or break your profile. It's normally a combination of things (or conversely, a lack of cohesiveness in your application). With that being said, work experience is very important since it's a measure of your meaningful ability to perform. One who has had 5-7 years would more than likely have much more to contribute to the class than someone who's barely out of undergrad. If you have a good story and a good application regardless of your work experience, I would encourage you to take a more pro-active stance on trying to figure that answer. If you can, a campus visit would be great!
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Hi All,

I have 3 years of work ex in IT industry and by next admission session it would have become almost 3.5. Is this work ex coupled with a 700+ score on the GMAT good enough for the top B schools?

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Kunal37 wrote:
Hi All,

I have 3 years of work ex in IT industry and by next admission session it would have become almost 3.5. Is this work ex coupled with a 700+ score on the GMAT good enough for the top B schools?

Thanks,
Kunal.


Hi Kunal,

Sometimes work experience and a good GMAT score always need not work. An overall good profile with the best possible application essays will help you make it to the interview round. You academics also play an important role in the admission process. Do you have any kind of location preference or target schools? Which specialization ? If you already have a GMAT score you can try out your chances at B-Schools here: http://goo.gl/RZg44t

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Hi Neha,

Actually I am going to appear for the GMAT this month. I am targetting a score of 700+. Fingers crossed :)
My intention behind asking this question was that whether 3.5 yrs work ex will be decent enough?
There are actually a few threads on this forum where the average work ex, gmat score and other data about the top b schools are available. From that information it appears that my work ex will be on the lower side if I apply for next year. I have a decent academic record. My preferred stream is Finance but till now I haven't worked in it(As stated in my previous mail, I am working in an IT multinational). If I keep on working here for a couple of more years, it won't help me in any way to strengthen my resume for an MBA in finance. Please advise :|

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Kunal

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Kunal37 wrote:
Hi Neha,

Actually I am going to appear for the GMAT this month. I am targetting a score of 700+. Fingers crossed :)
My intention behind asking this question was that whether 3.5 yrs work ex will be decent enough?
There are actually a few threads on this forum where the average work ex, gmat score and other data about the top b schools are available. From that information it appears that my work ex will be on the lower side if I apply for next year. I have a decent academic record. My preferred stream is Finance but till now I haven't worked in it(As stated in my previous mail, I am working in an IT multinational). If I keep on working here for a couple of more years, it won't help me in any way to strengthen my resume for an MBA in finance. Please advise :|

Thanks,
Kunal


Hi Kunal,

It is the right time for you to apply. Try getting the best possible GMAT score. Higher the score better the chances. As mentioned earlier applying to the right B-Schools and submitting the best possible application essays will definitely help you get an admission. You will have to choose the B-Schools wisely. If you would try this tool you will get a better idea of the schools: http://goo.gl/RZg44t

If you are based out of Bangalore, Mumbai or Delhi, you can meet the alumni from top B-Schools: http://goo.gl/nfR3w5

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New post 23 Jun 2014, 21:37
Hi Neha,
I just got done with my GMAT. I scored a 720 (Q48, V41, IR 5). Awaiting my AWA scores.
I got 87% in 10th
84% in 12 th
Completed my BE in Electronics and communications with a 65% aggregate.
I will complete 3 years of work ex in an IT multinational in August 2014. Is this score and profile good enough for ISB, Hyderabad? Also, can I target any US B schools where i can secure a scholarship?

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Kunal37 wrote:
Hi Neha,

Actually I am going to appear for the GMAT this month. I am targetting a score of 700+. Fingers crossed :)
My intention behind asking this question was that whether 3.5 yrs work ex will be decent enough?
There are actually a few threads on this forum where the average work ex, gmat score and other data about the top b schools are available. From that information it appears that my work ex will be on the lower side if I apply for next year. I have a decent academic record. My preferred stream is Finance but till now I haven't worked in it(As stated in my previous mail, I am working in an IT multinational). If I keep on working here for a couple of more years, it won't help me in any way to strengthen my resume for an MBA in finance. Please advise :|

Thanks,
Kunal



Hi Kunal,

Having a GMAT score of 700+ and acquiring 4.5 years of work experience at matriculation (when you join b-school), you will be in good shape to apply to many other US b-schools that are better ranked as compared to Florida State University. Keep your options open and widen that list to include some other b-schools as well.

Its difficult to predict your chances at ISB because of lack of information about you and your professional experience. Reach out to discuss further. Do send us your resume at contact@mbadecoder.com
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