How to be admitted into Kellogg

<p>I have been reviewing the top MBA programs across the country and I think Kellogg is the school for me. I have visited in the past and the curriculum and exit opportunities match my career desires. I also like the idea of living in Chicago/Evanston for multiple reasons (some personal, some professional).</p>

<p>More specifically, I would like to do the MMM program which combines a Kellogg MBA and a McCormick MEM degree over the course of two years. </p>

<p>Here is what I have done up to this point:</p>

<p>School: Top 40 LAC; Business major, Major: 3.98, Overall: 3.94
Out of class activities: leadership throughout school in student government, fraternity, judicial boards, and class councils
Job: Big 4 Consulting, Performance</p>

<p>I focused my studies in accounting and will have my CPA by the time I am applying for graduate programs. I am also considering applying for the CMA (Certified Management Accountant), but the CPA exam is the first thing on my mind. Ideally, I would have both certifications when I apply to MBA programs.</p>

<p>GMAT: I have not taken it. I will do this post-other examinations. This is probably my biggest worry of my application--I do not know what to expect. I should test very well in the quant section more so than the verbal section. I am hoping to score a 700+ but anywhere from 650-720 seems reasonable. </p>

<p>Long Term Goal: I hope that the combination of an undergraduate Business degree, CPA, CMA, MBA (focus in strategy, operations, or analytical consulting), and a MEM (Design and Operations) in alliance with my previous work experience will allow me to rise through the ranks into a CEO, COO, or CFO position. </p>

<p>Any suggestions on ways to improve my application for the future would be greatly appreciated. TIA</p>


<p>Score a 700+ on your GMAT and you should be golden, although you should open up your options a bit. It would be in your best interest to apply to at least 4 or 5 b-schools.</p>

<p>I'll definitely apply to some more. Top MBA programs are always a crapshoot, even if you have the right stats.</p>