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Mr. Corporate Engineer

About Me:

Hi all, I am coming right off the heels of an graduate program in engineering and want to start applying for an MBA while I still have the bandwidth (wife and I are planning on kids in the near future) I want to get into a reputable program but I’m not sure how far I can go with my low undergrad GPA. How will admissions factor in my graduate GPA?


Undergrad School: Illinois Institute of Technology

Undergrad Major: Aerospace Engineering & Materials Engineering

GPA: 2.68

GRE: 321

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MSc Engineering

School Name: Univeristy of Arkansas


Work History:

Title: Sr. Engineer

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Sr. Engineer

Industry: Aerospace

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Wrote engineering standards and introduced collaborative robotics into manufacturing at a Fortune 50 Aerospace company. Received an award for it. Currently an engineering program lead for a 50mil manufacturing program for COVID 19 tests at one of the worlds largest healthcare companies. Program was built from the ground up in a matter of weeks.

Post MBA Goal:

There is a huge wave of retirements approaching in the next five years in my company and division. I want to position myself as a good internal candidate to take over an engineering directorship.


Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Corporate Engineer, Julie-Anne Heafey here from mbaMission. I love that you’re approaching the MBA process thoughtfully and asking the right questions about determining your list of schools given some hurdles. The truth is, it *IS* a hurdle to have a GPA that far below the school’s average (3.6)…happily, when you look at the full range of scores, it starts at a 2.5, so it’s not IMPOSSIBLE, but it’s also not at all the norm. Super low GPA candidates who get in are often bringing incredible business leadership (something it sounds like you are looking to build) or high test scores (where your combined GRE looks slightly below average), so an admit to Kellogg is likely to be a reach. …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Corporate Engineer, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Based on your goal of positioning yourself to move up within your organization, I am going to suggest that you strongly consider part-time programs. To answer your question, your lower GPA will make an application to the full time program at Kellogg a reach. We generally see a wider range of scores in part time programs. Your GRE is also below Kellogg’s full time average, but would most likely be more in line with the part time program. Also, part time programs give the fantastic opportunity to practice your learnings in real time. Your years of experience (close to 6 years at matriculation) is close to the average for Kellogg’s Evening & Weekend MBA. With either …

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