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Originally Posted by zephyr_gnome
You shouldn't go to B school anyway. Its for sissies. Man up and stay in the real world. Start a business and create some jobs.
Go to business school...with your employer paying for it. That is what I did with Charles Schwab as they had the continuing education (carreer development) as part of of performance eval, and I was a senior rep who taught the internal stuff. Got the MBA, then they promptly laid me off - go figure. Lousy return on their investment, but set me up nicely.
Took the GMAT after a 30 year absence from formal education. Just licensing exams during the interum. Verbal components 99th percentile (first Masters and carreer as Social Worker, second carreer finance/stockbroker) which kept and developed those skill. Math, 52nd percentile - but in 30 years pythagorean theorem or calculating the cubic area of a cone were NEVER skills that I used - nor part of the math components of the MBA. Worse, they didn't have math that I did everyday, accrued interest in bonds or calculating margin requirements for a naked option position. After 30 years without formal math education and scoring that high, I felt sorry for those in the lower percentile!
My combined score was very good - but GPA is another issue to being selected. While 3.9 on my first Masters, they wouldn't consider it, and lets just say I had a good time as an undergraduate. 2.8 wasn't bad, but below the 3.0 min requirement and a couple turned me down on that basis. My son, current getting his MBA is a good test taker and the GMAT wasn't an issue, but was the classic slacker with a GPA to show for it. It took a letter from his employer strongly encouraging his admission, and now, he leads the class. The school is even recommending that he consider teaching.
Last edited by tizeye; 10-02-10 at 05:57 AM.