Hbs 2+2?

<p>Is this program looking for someone nearing the completion of their undergrad, who has significant work experience already under their belt?</p>

<p>I'm a transfer student, completing my undergraduate in 2012 from NYU (unless the world ends). I will be 24-25 upon completion most likely, and this is due to significant work experience (specifically, running a small business). I was actually admitted into NYU partially because of my "non-traditional background." Would the 2+2 program be more for me, or would any of you recommend the traditional MBA application, right after graduation? I have 7 years of work experience already, 3 of which were full time. </p>

<p>Also, does anyone have any input on their quantitative factors? Specifically, what sort of GPA are they looking for, and GMAT? I know most will say, "There are many factors that will contribute to your application, and those two areas are just a few." But all other aspects aside, what range would most of you say is adequate?</p>

<p>Wouldn't you want to use your degree that you just earned for longer anyways? Seems silly to apply for a program that would only allow you to focus for two years in something you worked so hard for. Im sure you gave it some time to decide on your current major since you didn't apply right out of high school. </p>

<p>I would apply regular in any event</p>

<p>I'm sorry, I may have misinterpreted what you meant. Are you then saying you would recommend applying immediately after I graduate traditionally (as opposed to 2+2)?</p>

<p>In terms of working, I'm unsure whether or not I wish to continue running the business I was in charge of (a major factor in why I'm attending college). The subsidiary I ran was founded by my father, who runs a larger business. </p>

<p>I'm feeling the need to quench my own business pursuits, ones that are solely my doing - and not partially based on an ovarian lottery. I was then considering applying for the 2+2, using my prior business experience to contribute to my application, but simultaneously indicating I wish to spend 2 additional years working in a field/business outside of my comfort zone. I believe doing so will allow me to be better understand the areas I need to work on. This, I believe, would amplify my desire to do well in business school. Would love to hear the thoughts of those of you experienced in the matter of post undergraduate education/admissions.</p>

<p>Well, Harvard 2+2 generally leans more towards those in college who are unsure about their major and would like to have a career shift or those who have a defined plan to combine degrees. I just feel that it seems that you have matured enough to the point that you know in general what it is you want and what direction to take.</p>

<p>I would make more sense for you to explore the field that you are currently studying (which might be helpful if you provide it ;)). It would probably be better to say I went to school for purposes a and b, left school and went to work, then came back to school to help further develop my career in this field via an MBA. It gives people the necessary understanding that you know what you want to do, will make a plan, and then act on it. </p>

<p>I guess maybe it wouldn't hurt to try. I am not totally saying that you won't get in. I am sure you have a decent chance. I just don't know what the adcom will say when they look at you and see a whole series of job experience and an added degree later. Two years tbh is not a whole lot of time to get your foot in the door in your intended field of study. Its really hard to predict anything with you though since you are a nontraditional applicant.</p>

<p>Well if it helps at all, I'm majoring in economics - and the business I was in was construction (residential, not commercial). </p>

<p>After reading your post, I think it does maybe make more sense to apply as a regular student, as opposed to the 2+2. HBS isn't the only school I've looked at, but it is definitely my top choice (my uncle is a graduate from there, and I love the idea of learning by case method).</p>