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torrie00
Hello everybody,

I wonder if you could help me with a couple of things, namely if my profile is good enough for an MBA and which schools I should apply for.

Nationality: American
Undergrad: BA Economics at a top 50 school, with two internships. Graduated with honors.
Work experience: 2 years business analysis associate at an accounting firm + 2.5 years project manager in an asset management firm
GMAT score: 720
Goals: fast-track to a top 10 management consulting firm.
Target schools: Harvard, Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, NYU

Questions:
What are my chances at the above schools?
Given that the application cycle for 2016 is well underway, should I hold off applying until next year?
Is there anything I can do to make my applications "sing?"

Appreciate any advice!
Hello everybody,

I wonder if you could help me with a couple of things, namely if my profile is good enough for an MBA and which schools I should apply for.

Nationality: American
Undergrad: BA Economics at a top 50 school, with two internships. Graduated with honors.
Work experience: 2 years business analysis associate at an accounting firm + 2.5 years project manager in an asset management firm
GMAT score: 720
Goals: fast-track to a top 10 management consulting firm.
Target schools: Harvard, Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, NYU

Questions:
What are my chances at the above schools?
Given that the application cycle for 2016 is well underway, should I hold off applying until next year?
Is there anything I can do to make my applications "sing?"

Appreciate any advice!
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Razors Edg...
All of these schools are good choices for consulting.

Based on what you've laid out here, you are fairly competitive at these schools. What's going to set you apart from the other (very similar) applicants is any kind of leadership experience you have, both in your work history and outside of it. Any kind of volunteer or community work you can highlight in your applications would help.

Yes, we're underway in terms of applications for 2015, but it's still early. I'd say if you can apply now and do have adequate extracurriculars, you should do it - but if not give yourself another year to work on your apps and flesh out your outside leadership experiences.
All of these schools are good choices for consulting.

Based on what you've laid out here, you are fairly competitive at these schools. What's going to set you apart from the other (very similar) applicants is any kind of leadership experience you have, both in your work history and outside of it. Any kind of volunteer or community work you can highlight in your applications would help.

Yes, we're underway in terms of applications for 2015, but it's still early. I'd say if you can apply now and do have adequate extracurriculars, you should do it - but if not give yourself another year to work on your apps and flesh out your outside leadership experiences.
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torrie00
Thank you, I am working on my applications now. One more quick question: Is there another school you'd suggest as a "safety" bet?
Thank you, I am working on my applications now. One more quick question: Is there another school you'd suggest as a "safety" bet?
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Duncan
Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
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mba hipste...
Thank you, I am working on my applications now. One more quick question: Is there another school you'd suggest as a "safety" bet?

Boston University, maybe?
[quote]Thank you, I am working on my applications now. One more quick question: Is there another school you'd suggest as a "safety" bet?[/quote]
Boston University, maybe?
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