What tier B-School could I expect to be accepted to?

steezdogg's picture
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I'm just looking for a little guidance based upon my current situation and I appreciate the feedback.

I will be graduating in April from a non-ivy, yet sold/reputable university with a 3.7/4.0 GPA. I accepted a job with Goldman Sachs doing Ops out of Salt Lake City. I know its not the most respected job in the banking world, but there really wasn't a whole lot of jobs going around during this past recruiting cycle and I am excited to work for such a great firm. Anyway, I would love some feedback on what tier of business school I may be able to get into in a few years - assuming I do well on the GMAT?

Thanks for the advice.

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Comments (5)

Jan 10, 2010

too early to say...need solid work experience not just a brand (eg promotion, or move to the front office, unless you get a serious promotion in the back office)

Jan 10, 2010

Relax, you are going to need around 3-5 years of work experience to be considered for one of the better MBA programs. Work hard and get promoted and then focus on your MBA.

Jan 13, 2010

Too early to tell - a lot can happen in the next few years.and you might yet change jobs before bschool. And you still need to score well on the GMAt. Assuming a 700+ score, I'd ballpark that your current trajectory is the low teens of USNews rankings - NYU/Michigan/UCLA/Yale/Duke

Jan 16, 2010

Thanks guys. I realize though that applying and getting into a good B-School really is a long-term goal. So what sort of things should I be doing now (in my last semester at a semi-target) and once I start at my job this summer to prepare to actually get into a top 10 school?

Again, thanks for the help.

Jan 21, 2010