Do I stand a chance in Top 10 ْUS business schools?


moh007
I'm currently considering getting a full-time MBA from one of the Top 10 US business schools and I know it'd be a long shot because of the following:
I'm 34 yo and by the time I finish the MBA, I'll be 37!
I had a B.Sc in Pharmacy from Cairo, Egypt in 2008.
I'm a US permanent resident who moved to the USA only a couple years ago.I'd worked for 8 years as pharmaceutical sales representative in Egypt & Saudi Arabia.When I moved to the US, I managed to get licensed as a pharmacist within months because, providing my education credentials, I wasn't required to go to pharmacy school in the US.I only had to do some internship hours and set for the board licensing exam which I passed with a score above the average score of a US-based pharmacy school graduate.
I'm currently a pharmacy manager in one of the biggest US pharmacy chains and already make six figures salary but I'm not happy with the repetitive nature of the job and don't see myself doing that for the rest of my life. I'm looking for a challenging career in pharmaceutical marketing and my ambition is to have an international marketing position with one of the big pharma companies.I'm native speaker of Arabic and, of course, am fluent in English.
My TOEFL score is 113/120 and GMAT is 680.
I'm not sure if it's too late for me to start an MBA and a career in pharmaceutical marketing.Would my profile, experience and background fit the top 10 schools? Would I be a recruitable candidate for companies if I managed to get the MBA ?
Your input is highly appreciated.
Thanks.
I'm currently considering getting a full-time MBA from one of the Top 10 US business schools and I know it'd be a long shot because of the following:
I'm 34 yo and by the time I finish the MBA, I'll be 37!
I had a B.Sc in Pharmacy from Cairo, Egypt in 2008.
I'm a US permanent resident who moved to the USA only a couple years ago.I'd worked for 8 years as pharmaceutical sales representative in Egypt & Saudi Arabia.When I moved to the US, I managed to get licensed as a pharmacist within months because, providing my education credentials, I wasn't required to go to pharmacy school in the US.I only had to do some internship hours and set for the board licensing exam which I passed with a score above the average score of a US-based pharmacy school graduate.
I'm currently a pharmacy manager in one of the biggest US pharmacy chains and already make six figures salary but I'm not happy with the repetitive nature of the job and don't see myself doing that for the rest of my life. I'm looking for a challenging career in pharmaceutical marketing and my ambition is to have an international marketing position with one of the big pharma companies.I'm native speaker of Arabic and, of course, am fluent in English.
My TOEFL score is 113/120 and GMAT is 680.
I'm not sure if it's too late for me to start an MBA and a career in pharmaceutical marketing.Would my profile, experience and background fit the top 10 schools? Would I be a recruitable candidate for companies if I managed to get the MBA ?
Your input is highly appreciated.
Thanks.
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Duncan
It will be hard for you to get into a full time MBA at a top ten school. Other candidates have had broader, more desirable experience in less time. They have bigger goals, which require a top ten MBA (my guess is most people in pharma marketing don't have such a background). Their GMAT scores will generally be over 710.

My gut reactions are:
- Rutgers, Carlson or Questrom. That trio feels like a better fit for pharma and your GMAT. https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-healthcare-pharma-biotech
- apply for an EMBA at a higher ranked school, ideally one which allows EMBAs to access a lot of the full elective portfolio. The GMAT requirements will be lower, and you can (if you want) be full time on campus to take full advantage of careers services, events with employers and relevant electives.
- Tuck has a master's in healthcare taught jointly with Dartmouth's medical school.
It will be hard for you to get into a full time MBA at a top ten school. Other candidates have had broader, more desirable experience in less time. They have bigger goals, which require a top ten MBA (my guess is most people in pharma marketing don't have such a background). Their GMAT scores will generally be over 710.

My gut reactions are:
- Rutgers, Carlson or Questrom. That trio feels like a better fit for pharma and your GMAT. https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-healthcare-pharma-biotech
- apply for an EMBA at a higher ranked school, ideally one which allows EMBAs to access a lot of the full elective portfolio. The GMAT requirements will be lower, and you can (if you want) be full time on campus to take full advantage of careers services, events with employers and relevant electives.
- Tuck has a master's in healthcare taught jointly with Dartmouth's medical school.
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moh007
Thanks for the insight, Duncan.Will check out the options you mentioned, they seem to be a better fit.
Thanks for the insight, Duncan.Will check out the options you mentioned, they seem to be a better fit.
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mba hipste...
It's too bad that Johns Hopkins EMBA never really got off the ground, this would have been a good option.
It's too bad that Johns Hopkins EMBA never really got off the ground, this would have been a good option.
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