MBA School Chances

<p>I go to UT Dallas and have a 4.0 as a Junior. I took dual credit classes in hs and got a 3.2 from that community college. I'm double-majoring in finance and accounting.
1. Assuming I maintain a 3.8-4.0 at UTD and have good letters of recommendation plus a summer internship(this coming summer) at Merill Lynch and study abroad(next summer) and some involvement in business organizations but also founded a social frat, what are my chances at a good MBA school? How will my community college gpa affect my chances?
2. What schools would you recommend? I want to stay in Texas if possible unless i have an amazing opportunity elsewhere. Maybe Rice/UofH/Baylor? Or should I aim as high as McCombs?
3. I plan on fast tracking and getting my MS in Finance because this is my first year here(I'm 18) and I'm a junior. Is this a good idea?
4. Should I try to get my MBA upon graduating or aim for a job and could I even get in with the lack of work experience if I wanted to?</p>

<p>Sorry for all of the questions. Any help is greatly appreciated.</p>

<p>The best MBA programs require a bare minimum of two years of increasingly responsible work experience, preferably five. You are probably best off looking for work when you graduate, and then pursuing your MSF and/or MBA later on. For more ideas, post your question in the MBA forum. To find it, go to the main page where all of the forums are listed, and then scroll down.</p>

<p>I will do that. Thank you.</p>

<p>Yes, a few years work experience is key.</p>

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<li><p>It's hard to evaluate what your chances are without a GMAT score. How do you do on standardized tests? Is your internship at ML in ibanking? </p></li>
<li><p>Why not aim for McCombs? It's just another application fee? Aim as high as possible.</p></li>
<li><p>If you got an MS in Finance, why would you still need an MBA. When you apply for MBA programs, you will need to have a very compelling answer for Why MBA?, Why this school?, Why an MBA now?</p></li>
<li><p>That depends on your career goals... what do you want to do with an MBA? Does your intended career field require for advancement? Do you need an MBA to break into another career? You can't think of the MBA as a typical academic degree... it's a professional degree to turbocharge your current career trajectory or to help you break into another industry.</p></li>
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