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August 20, 2019 12:28pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Columbia, Duke / Fuqua, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2020
Pre-MBA Career: Scientific Research
Post-MBA Target Industry: Pharmaceutical Companies: Johnson & Johnson , Novartis , Pfizer
GMAT: 760
GPA: 3.9
Years of Work Experience: 7
Location: NE USA

I am a female 29 yr old applicant (hopefully age isnt an issue).

Trained as an engineer and have early drug development research experience in both large pharma and small biotech. Dont have a lot of direct managerial experience but have indirectly led small teams and have influenced project decisions. Also have been volunteering with the business dev group at work since a year - focused on competitive intelligence and co-led closing of a business deal. Decent volunteer non-profit experience and have taken up exec team positions at said non-profit. Hoping to get an MBA to transition full time to a career in corporate strategy.

Top choices will be Wharton HCM, Harvard MS/MBA, Kellogg and MIT. Would also be happy if I get into Haas and Columbia. Not that excited about Fuqua given its location but they have a great HSM track.

Should I be looking at other schools?