Next up in our blog series, Narrowing Down Your B-School Options, we’ll introduce you to Jane. Take a look at Jane’s profile and follow the steps to determine the best MBA programs for Jane to apply to.
1) Wants to go into marketing with focus on digital marketing and then maybe start her own company. Prefers to live in South Eastern US.
a. 680 GMAT with 65% on Quant. Highest score after 3 attempts. Taking MBAMath and several quant classes at local college to boost math skills, counteract low quant score, and prepare for quant demands of b-school.
b. 3.4 GPA from public ivy. Majored in econ and history. Graduated in 2007.
c. Works as law firm manager in 20-lawyer office. Has been in charge of publicity and social media for firm which has seen tremendous growth from that channel. Started as a clerk after college and worked her way up.
d. Married has one child. Husband can work from anywhere.
e. Active in church and alumni association. Runs 5K and 10K races. In college was officer in sorority.
f. Wants to apply R1 for 2014.
4) Where should she apply? Duke, UNC, Darden and Kellogg for R1. Kellogg is a stretch, but she really likes its strength in marketing and collegial culture. Will include as a stretch. Will apply to UT and Emory round 2 if not accepted anywhere R1.