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ApFromBR
Hello there,

I would be more than happy if someone could help me choose the right MBA. In fact, I have been doing some research but would like to hear your thoughts.
My profile:
Brazilian with 32 years old, working in Multinacional Companies (such as Cargill and Monsanto) within commodities departments (Commercial, Research and Trading - Extremelly quantitative focused jobs) for the past 10 years. More than 5 years managing teams.
Strong sports background. I have played soccer for some U-17 big teams in Brazil, being team captain for one season. At the age of 17 I´ve made some games at pro´s team but decided to quit his career to get into a University.
GMAT 600
Post-Graduate degree GPA 8 out of 10 - Corporate Finance
Undergraduate GPA 6,5 out of 10 - Agronomy
Some volunteer programs focused on charity and some awards received within the Multinational Companies.

I would like to focus my profile on MBA geared towards finance and supplay chain. Could you guys share your knowledge suggesting some schools worth applying?
I was really interested on EMORY GOIZUETA, however my GMAT is not that competitive. Do you think with my background worth at least the shot? Or should I only focus on lower ranking MBA´s? I´m also really worried about the MBA employment capacity (despite I do know this is all on me, depending on my capacities, but I dont want an MBA just for the title if it wont open me doors.)
Another point is I DON´T WANT TO FOCUS AN EMBA yet.

I would really appreciate to hear your thoughts.
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Hello there,

I would be more than happy if someone could help me choose the right MBA. In fact, I have been doing some research but would like to hear your thoughts.
My profile:
Brazilian with 32 years old, working in Multinacional Companies (such as Cargill and Monsanto) within commodities departments (Commercial, Research and Trading - Extremelly quantitative focused jobs) for the past 10 years. More than 5 years managing teams.
Strong sports background. I have played soccer for some U-17 big teams in Brazil, being team captain for one season. At the age of 17 I´ve made some games at pro´s team but decided to quit his career to get into a University.
GMAT 600
Post-Graduate degree GPA 8 out of 10 - Corporate Finance
Undergraduate GPA 6,5 out of 10 - Agronomy
Some volunteer programs focused on charity and some awards received within the Multinational Companies.

I would like to focus my profile on MBA geared towards finance and supplay chain. Could you guys share your knowledge suggesting some schools worth applying?
I was really interested on EMORY GOIZUETA, however my GMAT is not that competitive. Do you think with my background worth at least the shot? Or should I only focus on lower ranking MBA´s? I´m also really worried about the MBA employment capacity (despite I do know this is all on me, depending on my capacities, but I dont want an MBA just for the title if it wont open me doors.)
Another point is I DON´T WANT TO FOCUS AN EMBA yet.

I would really appreciate to hear your thoughts.
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ApFromBR
Just one more thing, I´d like a two years full-time MBA in US
Just one more thing, I´d like a two years full-time MBA in US
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RobertoG83
Retake the GMAT and aim at a 650+ score. You have a good professional background, but academics and GMAT are weak for a school like Emory. You can't change your past grades, but you can improve your GMAT! That would be my advice

Look at the FT MBA Finance ranking if you want to look at other US Schools'programmes

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/top-mbas-for-finance-2017

[Edited by RobertoG83 on Jan 18, 2018]

Retake the GMAT and aim at a 650+ score. You have a good professional background, but academics and GMAT are weak for a school like Emory. You can't change your past grades, but you can improve your GMAT! That would be my advice

Look at the FT MBA Finance ranking if you want to look at other US Schools'programmes

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/top-mbas-for-finance-2017
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Ayon
Emory will be difficult with that GMAT score. No harm in applying though.

Explore Arizona State University - Cary, Penn State - Smeal, Michigan State - Broad, Ohio State - Fisher and more realistically the likes of University of Tennessee at Knoxville and University of Pittsburgh - Katz for SCM.
Also research about National Hispanic MBA Association now known as Prospicana (spell check that). They may help you get some scholarship.
Emory will be difficult with that GMAT score. No harm in applying though.

Explore Arizona State University - Cary, Penn State - Smeal, Michigan State - Broad, Ohio State - Fisher and more realistically the likes of University of Tennessee at Knoxville and University of Pittsburgh - Katz for SCM.
Also research about National Hispanic MBA Association now known as Prospicana (spell check that). They may help you get some scholarship.
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maury
Yes, retake your GMAT. ASU Carey would be a great choice, given your interest areas, but you'd want to increase your GMAT score substantially to be competitive there.

Also, these schools:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-supply-chain-management

For most of those, you will probably need a better GMAT score. Maybe a lesser known school like UT Knoxville, but even that will probably be a reach.
Yes, retake your GMAT. ASU Carey would be a great choice, given your interest areas, but you'd want to increase your GMAT score substantially to be competitive there.

Also, these schools:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-supply-chain-management

For most of those, you will probably need a better GMAT score. Maybe a lesser known school like UT Knoxville, but even that will probably be a reach.
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ApFromBR
Many thanks for you help.
I will re-take the test now in Feb. Let´s see what I can get.
Many thanks for you help.
I will re-take the test now in Feb. Let´s see what I can get.
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ApFromBR
Hey Guys, many thanks for your thoughts and help.
In fact, I´ll re-take the test in the end of Feb. At same time, as I had already done everything I took the chance and applied for EMORY and MARSHALL.
Surprisingly, I just got an interview invite from Emory. So, is there a light at the end of the tunnel? or do I still have very low chances?
I have read an article about interview acceptance rates co-related to GMAT score and they were very encouraging :).
In the end, I do know that´s all about how interesting my profile and the inverview would be connected and assimilated by the adcom, right?
Hey Guys, many thanks for your thoughts and help.
In fact, I´ll re-take the test in the end of Feb. At same time, as I had already done everything I took the chance and applied for EMORY and MARSHALL.
Surprisingly, I just got an interview invite from Emory. So, is there a light at the end of the tunnel? or do I still have very low chances?
I have read an article about interview acceptance rates co-related to GMAT score and they were very encouraging :).
In the end, I do know that´s all about how interesting my profile and the inverview would be connected and assimilated by the adcom, right?
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donho199
They would not invite you for interview if they don't think you have a very decent chance to be accepted. Show them who you are and what you can do. Don't let a single number put you down as a potential business person.

You think George Bush score over 700 to get to Harvard. You think the Kennedy get into Harvard College with 99% SAT? Bush even had one of his personal assistants whose job involved picking up files and suitcases went to Harvard with 400 500+ GMAT.
They would not invite you for interview if they don't think you have a very decent chance to be accepted. Show them who you are and what you can do. Don't let a single number put you down as a potential business person.

You think George Bush score over 700 to get to Harvard. You think the Kennedy get into Harvard College with 99% SAT? Bush even had one of his personal assistants whose job involved picking up files and suitcases went to Harvard with 400 500+ GMAT.


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donho199
They would not invite you for interview if they don't think you have a very decent chance to be accepted. Show them who you are and what you can do. Don't let a single number put you down as a potential business person.

You think George Bush score over 700 to get to Harvard. You think the Kennedy get into Harvard College with 99% SAT? Bush even had one of his personal assistants whose job involved picking up files and suitcases went to Harvard with 400 500+ GMAT.
They would not invite you for interview if they don't think you have a very decent chance to be accepted. Show them who you are and what you can do. Don't let a single number put you down as a potential business person.

You think George Bush score over 700 to get to Harvard. You think the Kennedy get into Harvard College with 99% SAT? Bush even had one of his personal assistants whose job involved picking up files and suitcases went to Harvard with 400 500+ GMAT.


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ApFromBR
WOW, Many thanks donho199. After this encouraging message I´m feeling way more confident!
WOW, Many thanks donho199. After this encouraging message I´m feeling way more confident!
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mba hipste...
Just goes to show you that GMAT isn't everything. I think that Kennedy and Bush are extreme examples, but there are some cases of non-dynastic individuals getting into MBA programs with lower-than-average GMAT scores. Keep us posted, it will be interesting to hear what they say.
Just goes to show you that GMAT isn't everything. I think that Kennedy and Bush are extreme examples, but there are some cases of non-dynastic individuals getting into MBA programs with lower-than-average GMAT scores. Keep us posted, it will be interesting to hear what they say.
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