No Post College work experience but legit during college experience

<p>3.7 undergrad GPA in Economics at McGill University</p>

<p>Marketing Manager of Consumer Goods company (family business) for 3 years - featured in major magazines, brought in big time clients, etc. worked full time during college</p>

<p>expect 1300-1400 on GRE since I got a 1480/1600 on SAT in hs...not sure if that even correlates.</p>

<p>Should have great rec's and personal statement.</p>

<p>Thoughts on applying straight to Wharton, Columbia Business School, Rutgers Business School (backup) - looking to apply to schools near/in New Jersey</p>

<p>bump anyone??</p>

<p>Were you not able to get a job straight out of undergrad?
What exactly is your plan/why are you doing an mba now rather than working first?
What do you hope to accomplish?</p>

<p>You need a pretty compelling case as to why an mba is appropriate for you.
For an mba, the numbers are more of a check the box thing.
Your gpa is fine, undergrad institution is solid. I'm sure you have the potential to get a 720+ or whatever the desired threshold is on the gmats for whatever school you're applying to.
The issue is that you just don't seem to have a reason as to why you're applying for an mba. Without this, your chances are pretty close to 0.
You left out the most critical part of your application (see above).</p>

<p>Is this a valid reason:</p>

<p>I feel like I am ready for the next level. I'm making approx. $40k this year in my marketing job while I go to school full time and play for my university basketball team which has been tough to juggle. </p>

<p>That being said, it shows maturity and great responsibility that I have excelled in all 3 areas. </p>

<p>I feel like I have the business acumen to go right to MBA as I want to take over my family business sooner than later as my parents are looking to retire. Sooner I get the MBA and get in the workplace, the sooner they can retire</p>