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Part-Time MBA Chances / Prospects?

d3mentiad3mentia Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited August 6 in Business School - MBA
Age: 28 Male
Undergrad: Purdue University
Major: Industrial Management with Concentration on Electrical Computer Engineering. Was in engineering for 3 years before switching majors. Finished in 5 years
GPA: ~2.82 (combined with 2 CC classes). Two grades unrelated to my major(thermodynamics and a grad level engineering course) really brought this GPA down.
GRE: 163 Math 155 Verbal 5.0/6.0 Writing (~680 GMAT equivalent, going to take the GMAT)

Work Experience:
1.5 years in Technical Consulting (small consulting firm)
1 year with as a Technical Product Manager at a well known financial company
>3 years in Government Contracting/Consulting as a Software Engineer. Recently promoted to a lead/managerial position

Founded a start-up that had some traction but had to pull the plug on.
Sponsored / Nationally ranked athlete in a not very popular sport.
Some volunteer experience at the local library

Replies to: Part-Time MBA Chances / Prospects?

  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,730 Senior Member
    Hey. I'm actually the same age and in a similar situation. Which programs are you looking at? Which part of the country are you in?
  • d3mentiad3mentia Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    East Coast. Looking primarily east coast, but would be great to move out west. IF i get into a top program anywhere in the country, I'd move though to be honest.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,258 Senior Member
    Most topmost MBA programs are full time only. Northwestern and UChicago offer part time MBA's but they are the exception.

    Are you looking at NYU/USC level schools?
  • d3mentiad3mentia Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    edited August 6
    yes, NYU/USC/UCLA/UVA level schools work as well. Another thing I would like to add is that i took a grad level Case Analysis class during my undergrad and got the best grade in the class (A)
  • d3mentiad3mentia Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,730 Senior Member
    I think you have a great chance for any school you apply to.

    Many many schools offer a part time MBA. I would look at which one would get you the most value.

    Look in your city first for on-campus part MBA.

    Talk to current and past part time MBA students as well.
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,755 Senior Member
    Yep. Good chance at many PT MBA programs.
  • RoaringMiceRoaringMice Registered User Posts: 509 Member
    Your work experience and your GMAT/GRE put you in line for a school like NYU part-time. I'm sure you know that your GPA is going to be the issue. That said, you do stand a shot. I've seen these schools admit students with your GPA, if their GMAT is strong enough.

    Do some formal prep for the GMAT, to see if you can crack 700. Maximize your GMAT score, because it can help balance out your GPA. And apply to some backup schools - good part time programs like BU and BC and Babson. And since you mentioned wanting finance, also to Fordham. They feed into the NYC financial market.
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