I am currently in the process of taking my GMAT exam, for I am interested in pursuing an MBA. I would like to pursue an MBA to build my knowledge in finance and expand my network. I believe after my MBA, I would like to either continue in finance/consulting for a few more years and eventually go down an entrepreneurial path
My background -
Undergrad: Top 25 university with a B.A. in Economics
GMAT: 740 (In the process of retaking, aiming for 760 or higher)
Undergrad GPA: 3.55/4.00
Experience: One year at a middle-market investment bank (beginning my second year)
Three strong recommendations from university professors
Programs of high interest -
Harvard Business School
Columbia Business School
Yale School of Management
Other programs of interest -
UC Berkeley Haas
I would appreciate what you believe my chances are for each school.
1. Not enough time working? Ideally I'd like to try and enter a PE firm for another two years before applying, or perhaps switch to consulting
2. Should I pursue a full-time MBA or just part-time MBA and continue working? While I understand the full-time MBA students have better resources to recruit, it just seems that the 2 years forfeited working is not worth the one (or maybe two) chances to break into a different, or possibly even the same industry.
3. How do I go about writing the essays? Are there any services that would provide MBA admission guidance or counseling?