MBA in USA


I am a 23 year old engineering graduate and have 2 years of work experience in consulting. I would like to enrol for MBA and have narrowed a few colleges. I added few with a comparatively low acceptance for safety.
I was hoping I could get an opinion on these in terms of i) Ranking and recognition , ii) Placement

1. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
2. UCLA
3. University of Illinois at Chicago
4. SUNY Buffalo
5. California State University

I am to yet to give GMAT but I'm most definitely confident about getting around 700-720.
If anyone has any other universities to suggest that'll be great too!

I am a 23 year old engineering graduate and have 2 years of work experience in consulting. I would like to enrol for MBA and have narrowed a few colleges. I added few with a comparatively low acceptance for safety.
I was hoping I could get an opinion on these in terms of i) Ranking and recognition , ii) Placement

1. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
2. UCLA
3. University of Illinois at Chicago
4. SUNY Buffalo
5. California State University

I am to yet to give GMAT but I'm most definitely confident about getting around 700-720.
If anyone has any other universities to suggest that'll be great too!
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Duncan

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Try:- Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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Thank you. I shall give it a try

Thank you. I shall give it a try
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mba hipste...

A couple of things:

- I think that UCLA is probably the most highly regarded of all of these business schools, judging simply from the FT and Businessweek rankings. For most applicants, this is most likely the best choice.

- However, placements will depend on what your goals are, in terms of preferred industry and function, as well as geography. Buffalo would probably be better than Urbana for New York placements, for instance.

- "California State University" isn't a business school but a state university system. Some of the business schools at universities in the CSU system, however (Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Fullerton, etc.) do have MBA programs though.

A couple of things:

- I think that UCLA is probably the most highly regarded of all of these business schools, judging simply from the FT and Businessweek rankings. For most applicants, this is most likely the best choice.

- However, placements will depend on what your goals are, in terms of preferred industry and function, as well as geography. Buffalo would probably be better than Urbana for New York placements, for instance.

- "California State University" isn't a business school but a state university system. Some of the business schools at universities in the CSU system, however (Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Fullerton, etc.) do have MBA programs though.
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maury

Two years' of work experience is a bit low for UCLA, no? I think that the average student in their MBA program usually has 5 years of work experience.

And the average GMAT score is 714, meaning that you don't have much of an edge there based on your practice results.

Great school but a reach for you.

Two years' of work experience is a bit low for UCLA, no? I think that the average student in their MBA program usually has 5 years of work experience.

And the average GMAT score is 714, meaning that you don't have much of an edge there based on your practice results.

Great school but a reach for you.
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I was a little worried about the lack of work experience, but I don't really have much of an option..

Would a good GMAT score help?

Also, are there any universities that would accept 2 years of experience?

I was a little worried about the lack of work experience, but I don't really have much of an option..

Would a good GMAT score help?

Also, are there any universities that would accept 2 years of experience?
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Duncan

I think there is an alternative to applying to schools where you are not superior to the average candidate: apply only to the schools where you are competitive. Read: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

I think there is an alternative to applying to schools where you are not superior to the average candidate: apply only to the schools where you are competitive. Read: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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maury

Would a good GMAT score help?

Well, the average GMAT score at Anderson is in the range of your practice tests, so if you can significantly outscore that (760+), it could help.

Your projected edge can, to some degree, help you balance your lower-than-average work experience. It would certainly help at schools like Liautaud, where the average work experience is in the 4 years range, and the average GMAT score tends to be 660-670...

But then you're stuck in a class with people who scored lower on the GMAT than you, which is not exactly rewarding!

Also, are there any universities that would accept 2 years of experience?

I think you're missing the point: it's not that these schools don't *accept* 2 years of work experience -- many of them have 2 years as a minimum for applying -- but, since these are competitive schools, they don't accept everybody who applies, and use work experience as a filter. That's why a cohort's average work experience is a good indicator of the type of candidates they recruit.

[quote]Would a good GMAT score help?[/quote]
Well, the average GMAT score at Anderson is in the range of your practice tests, so if you can significantly outscore that (760+), it could help.

Your projected edge can, to some degree, help you balance your lower-than-average work experience. It would certainly help at schools like Liautaud, where the average work experience is in the 4 years range, and the average GMAT score tends to be 660-670...

But then you're stuck in a class with people who scored lower on the GMAT than you, which is not exactly rewarding!

[quote]Also, are there any universities that would accept 2 years of experience?[/quote]
I think you're missing the point: it's not that these schools don't *accept* 2 years of work experience -- many of them have 2 years as a minimum for applying -- but, since these are competitive schools, they don't accept everybody who applies, and use work experience as a filter. That's why a cohort's average work experience is a good indicator of the type of candidates they recruit.
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I understand. Thanks a lot!

I understand. Thanks a lot!
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