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I'm starting the process of researching MBA programs for fall 2022 intake. I am an American citizen but I live abroad in the Middle East and I want to return to the US to do my MBA there. I work in logistics (7 years of global experience) and my overall goal is to work in logistics or strategy consulting. I have shortlisted the following schools:

Michigan (Ross)
Purdue
Penn State (Smeal)
Carnegie Mellon
MIT (Sloan) - reach

A know that a lot of this is dependent on my GMAT score (I aim to at least break 700), but I was hoping to get feedback on the above schools and their suitability for my career goals. Also, if there are any other suggestions, I would love to hear them! Thanks in advance!

I'm starting the process of researching MBA programs for fall 2022 intake. I am an American citizen but I live abroad in the Middle East and I want to return to the US to do my MBA there. I work in logistics (7 years of global experience) and my overall goal is to work in logistics or strategy consulting. I have shortlisted the following schools:

Michigan (Ross)
Purdue
Penn State (Smeal)
Carnegie Mellon
MIT (Sloan) - reach

A know that a lot of this is dependent on my GMAT score (I aim to at least break 700), but I was hoping to get feedback on the above schools and their suitability for my career goals. Also, if there are any other suggestions, I would love to hear them! Thanks in advance!
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I suggest refining your career goal: 'strategy consulting' is a rather broad field, depending on what kind of consulting you want to do and what kind of firm you want to work in. Bain, Boston Consulting, and McKinsey typically have the highest profile among MBA students - and these firms tend to recruit from a narrow range of very well ranked business schools. But beyond those three firms that there's a large range of other firms / strategy specialities. A firm like EY or even firms in the Hackett Group tier might be reasonable for you to look at, given your background.

I suggest scouring LinkedIn and poking around in some of the firms you would be interested in working for (and which suit your goals), and then working backwards and seeing where these employees did their MBAs. My feeling is that you have a pretty good shortlist, but there might be some other options that come up using the LinkedIn approach. 

I suggest refining your career goal: 'strategy consulting' is a rather broad field, depending on what kind of consulting you want to do and what kind of firm you want to work in. Bain, Boston Consulting, and McKinsey typically have the highest profile among MBA students - and these firms tend to recruit from a narrow range of very well ranked business schools. But beyond those three firms that there's a large range of other firms / strategy specialities. A firm like EY or even firms in the Hackett Group tier might be reasonable for you to look at, given your background.<br><br>I suggest scouring LinkedIn and poking around in some of the firms you would be interested in working for (and which suit your goals), and then working backwards and seeing where these employees did their MBAs. My feeling is that you have a pretty good shortlist, but there might be some other options that come up using the LinkedIn approach.&nbsp;
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