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I flunked one semester in college, am I hopeless now for MBA?

aiharaaihara Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Business School - MBA
In my undergrad studies, I got mostly As and a few Bs in all semesters except one, which I flunked each class. I feel stupid tell you this, but the reason I flunked is because I was intending on withdrawing the semester because I was very busy with a side business of my at the time. So I essentially stopped attending classes after the first couple of weeks. However, I missed the deadline to withdraw (due to my forgetful, unorganized nature at the time).

The good thing is, that semester was years ago. I took a break in between my education when I started up a pretty successful business of my own. Every since, I have about 80 hours of solid grades. The course I "flunked", I also retook them and got As.

I can have professors confirming that I was intending to drop at the time, since it's pretty obvious from my lack of work turned in after the first 2 weeks.

Anyway, how do I minimize the bad mistake of years ago and still have a decent shot at a good MBA program? My overall GPA is around 3.0, it would be around 3.7 if I didn't make that mistake.

Thanks
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Replies to: I flunked one semester in college, am I hopeless now for MBA?

  • stevieesteviee Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    It will depend on which school to which you will apply.
    If the competition is stiff for a particular MBA program, then grades, GMAT scores will be a huge factor.
    However, the fact that you started up a successful business while in school and improved your GPA is impressive. It is a story worth sharing in your B-school application. That story will make you stand out.
    Personally, I didn't have a stellar GPA or GMAT. I went to a decent B-school. I've gotten good jobs at Fortune 500 companies and I'm pretty happy with my career. When I do interview, just having my MBA seems to impress a lot of people.
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