MBA in Investment Management or Financial Management Low undergrad GPA


Gary10

I'm looking for MBA school that offers a concentration in investment management or financial management, open to other suggestions. I work in the financial securities industry, working directly with clients but also managing portfolios of individual holdings.
I have a BS in Economics with a rather low GPA, since i worked 45+ hours a week while in college, 5.5 years worth of experience and will graduate with a masters degree(full time) in law prior to pursing my MBA, that GPA is 3.85, might get to 3.9. Would prefer not to take the GRE/GMAT as im pursuing professional designation in what free time i have left and it would just delay my goals.

Welcome to any tips, tricks or suggestions!

Thanks!

I'm looking for MBA school that offers a concentration in investment management or financial management, open to other suggestions. I work in the financial securities industry, working directly with clients but also managing portfolios of individual holdings.
I have a BS in Economics with a rather low GPA, since i worked 45+ hours a week while in college, 5.5 years worth of experience and will graduate with a masters degree(full time) in law prior to pursing my MBA, that GPA is 3.85, might get to 3.9. Would prefer not to take the GRE/GMAT as im pursuing professional designation in what free time i have left and it would just delay my goals.

Welcome to any tips, tricks or suggestions!

Thanks!
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Duncan

What are your goals? 

What are your goals? 
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Gary10

Ultimately run/manage a larger RIA, 3B+ in assets. Short-term to establish myself as a standout candidate to be a junior partner and progress from there

Ultimately run/manage a larger RIA, 3B+ in assets. Short-term to establish myself as a standout candidate to be a junior partner and progress from there<br>
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Duncan

RIA as in registered investment advisor? Using this approach (How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571) it seems that have an MBA with a formal specialization or concentration is less important than attending a great school. 

RIA as in&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(77, 81, 86); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">registered investment advisor? Using this approach (</span>How to use LinkedIn to find the best school&nbsp;<a href="https://www.find-mba.com/board/33571" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">www.find-mba.com/board/33571</a><span style="color: rgb(77, 81, 86); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">) it seems that have an MBA with a formal specialization or concentration is less important than attending a great school.&nbsp;</span>
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One thing to note is that MBA programs will only look at work experience gained after finishing your undergraduate studies. So even if you worked during your studies, only the experience accrued after receiving your degree will be applicable. You'll want at least 5-6 years of post-degree experience to be considered for the best schools you want to get into: Wharton, Harvard, Columbia, etc. 

Likewise, your previous master's studies will help set you apart somewhat, but not as much as an upward career arc and a great GMAT score. 

One thing to note is that MBA programs will only look at work experience gained after finishing your undergraduate studies. So even if you worked during your studies, only the experience accrued after receiving your degree will be applicable. You'll want at least 5-6 years of post-degree experience to be considered for the best schools you want to get into: Wharton, Harvard, Columbia, etc.&nbsp;<br><br>Likewise, your previous master's studies will help set you apart somewhat, but not as much as an upward career arc and a great GMAT score.&nbsp;
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