Struggling Profile or Alright?
I recently spoke with an MBA consultant for short analysis of profile. She told me that if I wanted to get into healthcare after my MBA, I would need some experience before that MBA so that I would be hirable (I'm strongly summarizing).
I'm wondering if I would need to establish myself with a healthcare related company to make myself submittable to an MBA program.
I'm an account/new business manager at a high end floral event design company based in NYC, and have been for 3 years now. I graduated from University of Mass. with 3.75. I previously attended Colgate Univ. and took a leave for a while. My GMAT is mid 600s and my target school is Wharton (I'm also going for Fuqua and Hass). So perhaps I have 3 questions:
1) do I really need to establish myself with a healthcare company to make a case for why I want an MBA in healthcare management
2) I could easily make my case for staying in the industry I'm currently in, so, would it be worth it to just state that, to show a linear progression in my career?
3) As for my profile as it is, am I struggling or maybe alright to apply this fall?
Thanks Team Admit.me,
@nolis.espinal so glad you came to Admit.me! The answer to your first question is no way! The coach you had was giving you bad information and I'm not sure where she even got that information. I am a case in point - I worked in consulting (government) and entrepreneurship before business school and had offers coming out of Wharton from Pfizer, Merck, J&J and GE Healthcare Finance. There are roles that strongly prefer a clinical background (certain VC roles even), but many roles (business development, finance, sales, etc) generally do not require it. Career reset is one of the primary reasons people go to business school.
2. No, you certainly don't have to say that (per the comment above). In fact, I would question why you want to go to b-school if you just want to continue in your current industry unless there are specific career roadblocks.
3. On the surface, things look OK except for the GMAT, which is a significant challenge.
I strongly suggest you reach out to our team at Admit Advantage if you want to work with an admissions coach. You can sign-up for an engagement discussion at www.flexbooker.com/admitadvantage. Also, I will review your Admit.me profile and let you know if I have any additional comments. All-in-all, you are "alright"!
- Linda El Awar expert @Nolis Espinal, you will be amazed at the backgrounds people have before entering an MBA program and where they go afterward! I came from old-school automotive and went into high tech! The possibilities are endless, and the backgrounds are equally diverse! I even had a classmate who studied musical performance before his MBA and went on to work at Pfizer afterward. #MBA #goforit
- Shannon Lopez @nolis espinal - one of the top reasons people get an MBA is to change industries, and MBA recruiters, at least the best of them, recognize that talent goes a long way and that most industries can be learned. They also see the value in bringing in folks who think different, so frequently industry experience is not the key factor in hiring. If you can demonstrate applicable skills and a thirst for the industry, it goes a long way!