Fifth tier MBA programs?

<p>Will any public universities accept you for the MBA program with a GPA around 2.5-2.7?</p>

<p>What did you major in? Why was your GPA low? What's your GMAT score? Did you work at all? Whom did you work for? What did you do? Were you promoted? Will your employer give you a good recommendation? Do you have a legitimate reason for wanting to pursue an MBA? Although your GPA is low, there are many questions that need answering. Your chances will depend on your answers.</p>

<p>Sure, take a look at Cal State Hayward. A combination of upper division GPA + GMAT will result in automatic admissions.</p>

<p>Alexandre asks some very important questions, even if you had a good GPA. </p>

<p>Also, is the opportunity cost to get the MBA worth it? Can you get your employer to foot most of the bill?</p>

<p>I recognize this is a 10 year old post, but answers may help others in similar position today…</p>

<p>GPA is important, but work experience and a good GMAT can significantly offset a subpar GPA. Not entirely, but I think GPA is less important that a strong personal statement, relevant work accomplishments, and good GMAT in the eyes of admissions. After top 25 schools, I think school 26 - 100 or so all offer “basically” a similar combo of quality, reputation, and prestige. Outside a top 25 program, I believe the MBA is a “check the box” credential that employers look for (admission ticket for an interview). AACSB ACCREDITATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING! Schools outside the top 150, might have a significant quality dip. I would consider for-profit schools last resort. I think they have value, but are not given equal weight. IMO, I would still prefer a Univ of PHX MBA to a job candidate that had no MBA. I believe it shows if nothing else you care about your development and were willing to sacrifice time and money to better yourself. Some people think they are worthless and others feel it shows you aren’t making sound decisions. I don’t feel that way however. </p>

<p>I wouldn’t let GPA stop you. Lot of very good MBA programs that aren’t offered by the Harvard Business School.</p>