Is it possible to go to HBS after 2 years?

How much harder is it to go to business school after 2 years as opposed to three for top schools H/S? What about for Wharton, Kellog, MIT, Columbia?

Would it be possible for me? (I would rather not take a third year in some senior analyst role at another company, which is the typical MBB route to B-school, due to personal reasons)

BACKGROUND

After School:
-Planned 2 years at MBB (so a little over 1 when i apply and 2 when i enter)

Stuff during school:
-Heavily involved in non-profit consulting as undergrad
-6 month long internship (extended at tier 2 consulting firm)
-6 month long internship in tech company in business dev
-Computer Science and Business at target school (not HYP though)
-750+ GMAT, high GPA for undergrad
-small amounts of research, random start-ups, and smaller internships that don't really amount to too much

Comments (10)

Jul 17, 2011

Yes, it's possible, but depends on the circumstances. Are you planning on 2 years at MBB because you have an offer?

Jul 17, 2011

yes I am at MBB (a lot of the time they extend and offer a 3rd year) but I would rather go 2 because of some personal stuff... timing with family, etc

Jul 17, 2011

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Jul 17, 2011

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Feb 12, 2015

Curious as well.

I'm almost in the exact same situation: currently at MBB, a lot of internships during the undergrad (6 months MBB, 9 months F20), 760 GMAT, highest honors in undergrad CS+business/econ. The only difference is that I'm international (Eastern Europe/CIS) and have 1 year of pre-undergrad military service in a paratrooper unit.

In this country getting a 3rd year offer is straightforward and very common, but I'm wondering if that is necessary. If I can go to business school and get the same job afterwards, I'd rather do it after 2 years than 3.

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Feb 12, 2015

It's worth applying in your case. Worst case, you just re-apply next year.

Feb 12, 2015

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Feb 12, 2015

I was going to say ScarJo, but yeah, same thing.

Feb 12, 2015

Too late for 2+2 program?

Feb 12, 2015
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