Short listing MBAs for Technology


Hello community!

I'm in the process of short listing my MBA application targets. I'm looking for feedback on my choices.

But first a little about me. I'm a 28 / m in software / web development. Liberal arts undergrad, about 5 years of overall experience. GMAT score is 710. I'm looking to leverage my background in development plus and MBA to get into management at Amazon, Google, Facebook et al.

Here are the schools / MBA Programs I may or may not apply to:

Michigan (Ross)
Washington (Foster)
Berkeley (Haas)
MIT (Sloan)
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

I understand that MIT may be a long shot, but hey, life is short and the application fee is not too expensive.

If I'm being honest with myself Haas is at the top of the list because I don't really want to leave the Bay Area. But if there's something else that's better suited to my goals I would take it.

Any comments / feedback?
Hello community!

I'm in the process of short listing my MBA application targets. I'm looking for feedback on my choices.

But first a little about me. I'm a 28 / m in software / web development. Liberal arts undergrad, about 5 years of overall experience. GMAT score is 710. I'm looking to leverage my background in development plus and MBA to get into management at Amazon, Google, Facebook et al.

Here are the schools / MBA Programs I may or may not apply to:

Michigan (Ross)
Washington (Foster)
Berkeley (Haas)
MIT (Sloan)
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

I understand that MIT may be a long shot, but hey, life is short and the application fee is not too expensive.

If I'm being honest with myself Haas is at the top of the list because I don't really want to leave the Bay Area. But if there's something else that's better suited to my goals I would take it.

Any comments / feedback?
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laurie
Those are more or less good schools to apply to for your goals. I'd say, for the most part, the stronger schools (yes, MIT, but also Haas and Ross) are probably reach schools for you. We'd probably need to know more about your background (your work experience primarily) to know more.

You might also think about applying to one or two schools that are more safe for you. This way you could hedge your bets. You could also leverage admits at other schools to potentially get more financial support. Texas A&M - Mays comes to mind as a school that a bit less competitive but also has recruiting relationships with big tech firms.
Those are more or less good schools to apply to for your goals. I'd say, for the most part, the stronger schools (yes, MIT, but also Haas and Ross) are probably reach schools for you. We'd probably need to know more about your background (your work experience primarily) to know more.

You might also think about applying to one or two schools that are more safe for you. This way you could hedge your bets. You could also leverage admits at other schools to potentially get more financial support. Texas A&M - Mays comes to mind as a school that a bit less competitive but also has recruiting relationships with big tech firms.
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Duncan
TAMU is still pretty hard to enter, isn't it?
TAMU is still pretty hard to enter, isn't it?
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Thanks, that is about what I expected. Any more ideas about schools that are 'more safe?'
Thanks, that is about what I expected. Any more ideas about schools that are 'more safe?'
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laurie
TAMU is still pretty hard to enter, isn't it?

Still competitive but not as hard to get into as say MIT.
[quote]TAMU is still pretty hard to enter, isn't it?[/quote]
Still competitive but not as hard to get into as say MIT.
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