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Does company intervention help you get into a university for MBA?

Asked by iordanou (24points) September 25th, 2010

I’m a student, I have worked for two summers in the same company, and now that I will graduate from my Msc they are willing to pay my fees for an MBA if I sign a contract to work for them. Do you think that if I mention a company is willing to pay for my fees will it get me a place into a University even if I don’t get a really good score at the GMAT exam?

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BoBo1946's avatar

No, the fact your company is paying has nothing to do with it. If so, an MBA from that school would not be worth much. Good schools like Northwestern Univ. in Chicago is based on merit, not who pays the bill.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Nope. You get in solely on your own merit.

Given that an MBA can cost $40,000 – $100,000 to obtain, that’s a pretty sweet deal, and worth working your ass off, both in school and for the company. Most companies have have max on tuition reimbursement of $2,500 to $4,000 per year. Having an MBA with work experience can translate to 20% – 40% higher salaries than not having an MBA, and increases your mobility.

lillycoyote's avatar

I would disagree with @BoBo1946. If you will settle for nothing less than a a school like Northwestern then maybe you are out of luck. But if your company is willing to foot the bill for your MBA then you owe it to them, and most of all, you owe it to yourself to find a school that best matches your abilities, your test scores and your circumstances. You would be an idiot to turn down a free MBA, IMHO.

BoBo1946's avatar

@lillycoyote Kellogg at Northwestern Univ. is one of the most respected schools in the USA.

Northwestern University’s business school, known as Kellogg School of… Ranked fourth overall among national schools in US News & World

BoBo1946's avatar

Also, you missed my point, it’s based on merit for ANY school.

BarnacleBill's avatar

I guess the answer to your question is that it behooves you to really study for the GMAT, and invest in a prep class like PowerScore to help you raise your test scores. Anything you feel you can do to give yourself a leg up. If your undergrad record is good, that’s a factor, too. It’s not just your test scores.

lillycoyote's avatar

@BoBo1946 I don’t believe that my comment was questioning or disparaging the quality of any particular school or institution, I just disagreed with your apparent assertion that the school his company might pay for would provide him with a decidedly inferior education. At least that is what I thought you were saying. I apologize if I misunderstood.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

No, because they expect payment regardless of who’s paying. They don’t care if it’s you, or student loans, or your parents, or your company, or the wealthy old neighbor from when you lived in San Diego.

BoBo1946's avatar

Oh, not a problem @lillycoyote…actually did not mean to infer that. If so, i was mistaken. Just tried to say if a school would accept a person based on their companies influence, i would not want a degree from there. A school should have standards and uphold those standards to everyone. That is what I really love about UVA, they have a great reputation in this area.

Also, my son graduated from Kellogg at Northwestern Univ. and got his undergraduate degree from UVA. I’ve first hand info. on these two great schools. I might be a little partial also…

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