MBA in California, lower GMAT score


Hi everybody, because of timing and family issues I must do my MBA in California starting in 2015. I took the GMAT and I scored 600, so from what I gather my chances at the really good schools like Stanford, UCLA, and USC are pretty much slim to none.

Does anybody know of some other, relatively ok schools that I can apply to successfully? I have in-state residency status in California, if that makes a difference. My background is sales and I have 4 years of experience. I want to move into the marketing function, preferably.
Hi everybody, because of timing and family issues I must do my MBA in California starting in 2015. I took the GMAT and I scored 600, so from what I gather my chances at the really good schools like Stanford, UCLA, and USC are pretty much slim to none.

Does anybody know of some other, relatively ok schools that I can apply to successfully? I have in-state residency status in California, if that makes a difference. My background is sales and I have 4 years of experience. I want to move into the marketing function, preferably.
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Benson001
I don't know about the low score universities that will provide MBA but here are some of best universities in California are:
University of Southern California (USC) - Marshall School of Business
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
University of San Diego (USD) School of Business Administration
California State University, Long Beach
I don't know about the low score universities that will provide MBA but here are some of best universities in California are:
University of Southern California (USC) - Marshall School of Business
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
University of San Diego (USD) School of Business Administration
California State University, Long Beach
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ralph
Of the schools you listed, maybe this applicant is competitive at CSULB; it's a very long shot for the others. In fact, any ranked MBA program is California is probably out of the question with a 600 GMAT score.

Like CSULB, there are a few other accredited by non-ranked MBA programs that you may be competitive at: CSU San Bernardino, for instance, or SDSU. Claremont would be a reach school.

Getting your GMAT score up to say 680 or so would make you reasonably competitive at schools like UCSD - Rady, or USD, and maybe even Irvine - Merage.
Of the schools you listed, maybe this applicant is competitive at CSULB; it's a very long shot for the others. In fact, any ranked MBA program is California is probably out of the question with a 600 GMAT score.

Like CSULB, there are a few other accredited by non-ranked MBA programs that you may be competitive at: CSU San Bernardino, for instance, or SDSU. Claremont would be a reach school.

Getting your GMAT score up to say 680 or so would make you reasonably competitive at schools like UCSD - Rady, or USD, and maybe even Irvine - Merage.
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Thanks for that... Maybe I should retake the GMAT. I would rather be able to get into a better school.
Thanks for that... Maybe I should retake the GMAT. I would rather be able to get into a better school.
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ralph
Good idea.
Good idea.
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My GMAT score is 640 and I am looking at doing an MBA in California. What would you suggest for me?
My GMAT score is 640 and I am looking at doing an MBA in California. What would you suggest for me?
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mba hipste...
SDSU, maybe? What are your career goals? Also, your work experience and GPA would be good to know as well.
SDSU, maybe? What are your career goals? Also, your work experience and GPA would be good to know as well.
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Career goals: transition into high end real estate or a sales manager role, in a good firm (doesn't have to be a huge firm but something that would offer long-term support and growth).

Work experience: Independent Realtor (since 2013). Before that I was doing sales (several roles across three industries) - that was between 2007 and 2013.

Undergrad GPA: 3.3

Thanks.
Career goals: transition into high end real estate or a sales manager role, in a good firm (doesn't have to be a huge firm but something that would offer long-term support and growth).

Work experience: Independent Realtor (since 2013). Before that I was doing sales (several roles across three industries) - that was between 2007 and 2013.

Undergrad GPA: 3.3

Thanks.
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mba hipste...
Your length of work experience should give you a bit of an edge over younger applicants. But I don't think it will make enough difference to tip the scales at one of the better b-schools in California.

Try SDSU, UC Irvine, and UCSD, off the top of my head.
Your length of work experience should give you a bit of an edge over younger applicants. But I don't think it will make enough difference to tip the scales at one of the better b-schools in California.

Try SDSU, UC Irvine, and UCSD, off the top of my head.
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