B School for the Engineering Undergrad

<p>I have one year left as an undergrad, and my gpa is ok (3.4). Engineering (chem e in my case) is one of the hardest majors at my school (as it must be for most schools), and I feel that my gpa could be higher if I had studied econ or math or something</p>

<p>Do b-schools adjust the gpa based on difficulty of major? Do admin officers say, "oh look, he has a 3.4, but as a chem engineer...next" or do they just say, "this guy has a 3.4...next" your thoughts, fellow cc'ers. </p>

<p>Oh, and if anyone who reads this is currently or was a b-school student who was also an engineer and would be willing to answer any questions i have about the app process, I would appreciate the help. (just pm me to let me know, and I promise I will have questions for you...)</p>

<p>the business schools will acknowledge that the 3.4 GPA came from a ChE major and is tougher to achieve than other majors.</p>

<p>A 3.4 in engineering will be looked highly upon. No worries, adcoms know that engineering is tough.</p>

<p>I'm curious, about this too! </p>

<p>*Do B-Schools take GRE OR GMAT ? Or is it either one?
*Is it popular for engineers in undergrad to go into B-school ?
*What are the main criteria for B-school? (ie LSAT and GPA for Law school and GPA and MCAT for med school)</p>

<p>My GPA is 0.1 higher than yours, but I have 2 more years to go....is this even competitive enough, or should I just make alternative career plans ?</p>

<p>[ul][<em>]GPA
[</em>]GMAT or GRE (check the schools you're applying to)
[<em>]Work Exp (usually 3-5 years)
[</em>]EC (clubs in college/etc)[/ul]</p>

<p>Brando, there are many engineers in the top MBA Business Schools, usually greater than 20% of the students</p>

<p>here is Stanford GSB's :</p>

<p>Facts</a> & Figures: About the GSB: Stanford GSB</p>

<p>^^ With regard to these business school stats, it's important to recognize the difference between the admitted students who majored in engineering and students who worked in technology-related jobs. </p>

<p>The percentage of admitted students who majored in engineering/science is quite high, whereas the percentage of admitted students who worked in technology jobs is quite low. The explanation is that many engineering majors at top undergrad institutions (Stanford, MIT, etc.) do not pursue careers in engineering, but instead pursue more lucrative careers in finance or consulting.</p>

<p>A 3.4 in ChemE is well above the limit for consideration at all the schools you could possibly want to apply to. Nail the GMAT and show you've got the leadership and work experience and you are set.</p>

<p>^ I agree. Business School applications aren't as grade conscious as Law, and, more so, med school applications.</p>

<p>So, I am a non-traditional applicant. I have an undergrad in BME with a strong GPA (3.87). I have worked as a Research Scientist for over 2 years. I have a 790Q, 590V on my GREs. I know that my chances at a top-10 school are very low but what about the lower end of the first tier schools like Yale (which would be very convenient because I live down the block from The Yale School of management)</p>

<p>Engineers typically do pretty well on the GMATs. If you score well and have a decent GPA, you will be accepted somewhere. </p>

<p>My son had excellent academic credentials as an senior engineering student applying for MBA. As you might guess, the biggest stumbling block was lack of significant work experience. Since he had made notable contributions during his internships, they counted that as work experience for him. They made him feel like they were doing him a favor, though.</p>