Transferring MBA programs

<p>Just joined the board and have a question or two about transferring to a top Business school. A bit about myself:</p>

<p>Went to a small but well regarded university in the northeast, graduated with a 2.6 GPA, where I suffered from a few bad medical conditions which affected my grades significantly.</p>

<p>Am currently enrolled at the University of Connecticut, working towards my MBA, have taken several classes so far and have a 3.67 GPA.</p>

<p>I also do risk management at a hedge fund.</p>

<p>Now, I am throwing around the idea of transferring to a top-20 or top-10 business school. My concerns about transferring are largely about my below average GPA with my undergraduate work. I would also like to stay in the hedge fund community and go to school in the NYC, SF or Chicago areas. Kellogg would be a dream school, but, again, I am unsure of the affect my undergrad work would have on my application.</p>

<p>Just looking for a little imput. Most of my friends think I should be happy where I am, but I want to get the best education possible and learn from the best.</p>


<p>As long as you haven't earned your MBA or similar degree, most schools won't deny you outright. The real challenge is not your undergrad GPA but to convince the adcom that you really need to start over at a new school to get where you are going. As long as you have a legit story, you will do well.</p>

<p>If you're already in the industry, doing well and in a "respectable" MBA, why bother transferring? Are you on a scholarship at U-Conn?</p>

<p>Thanks for the help.</p>

<p>Work pays for school right now, so that is a big plus. </p>

<p>As for why I want to do this, I think it has more to do with ambition than anything else.</p>

<p>Thanks again.</p>