Where Retail Buyers & Brand Specialists Get MBAs

Julia has racked up two promotions at Nordstrom where she has worked on buying and inventory deployment. Her newest role will start next month in e-commerce planning and merchandising. But the former Amazon and Microsoft veteran also is aiming her sights on an MBA program.

She is targeting Boston University, Boston College, Imperial, Georgetown, and potentially Oxford and Dartmouth if she can improve on her GRE score. This young professional has a 317 GRE with a verbal score of 157 and a quant score of 160, the equivalent of a 620 GMAT with a 3.5 GPA.

What are her chances? In this Fridays with Sandy episode, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses her odds of success at each of her target schools.

If you would like to be featured in an episode of Fridays with Sandy, submit your profile for a handicapping session here. 

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About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.