Help!! MBA with sociology undergrad??


<p>I was a sociology major, psych minor at CCSU. I got a 3.98 GPA. I realized I want to get into the business field and go back and earn an MBA. What classes do I need to go back and take to get into top MBA programs? Is going back to college a good route to take and will I need to take alot of classes? Anyone been in my position or have any advice?</p>

<p>Also, Im facing a problem b/c mba says I need business experience. But without an undergrad business degree getting hired for a business job is extremely difficult. Any advice?</p>


<p>You need business experience, period. So, you’re going to have to find an entry-level position and work your way up. MBAs are terminal professional degrees designed to give business managers advanced training in leadership, strategy and management.</p>

<p>^ so are majors not a significant factor in b-school admissions as long as the candidate is able to gain adaquate work experience?</p>

<p>Basically yes. Good work experience matters far more than your major. My daughter majored in art (product design) and earned a BFA. She had an interesting early career in product and graphic design (mainly as a freelancer) but also in promoting green design industry in an NGO. She had a variety of employers. She spent some time prepping for the GMAT, including taking a couple of refresher math/stats courses. She had no math in college, no economics. But she had an interesting profile, 5 years of work experience, and a clear focus on getting an MBA in order to work in sustainable product development. She did well on her GMAT (720). And voila! She recently graduated from a top 10 MBA program. She’s now employed as a project manager in one of the premier consumer product companies.</p>

<p>I’m not saying this is an exact path to follow. In many ways it’s unique. But it may have some general lessons in it. (1) Your major is largely irrelevant (but probably it’s good to develop your applied math skills); (2) consciously pursue jobs (and networks) that build both your actual skills and your credentials; (3) get a high score on the GMAT; (4) write a set of essays that make a persuasive case for your career path and why you’re a good fit to the MBA schools you apply to.</p>



<p>Yes indeed. A humanities major who develops strong experience at an elite investment bank or strategy consulting firm is a far stronger MBA candidate than somebody with a business or engineering degree who has unremarkable work experience at a mediocre firm.</p>