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January 23, 2023 9:34am ET
Applying: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Analytics
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Technology
GPA: 3.7
Years of Work Experience: 4.5
Post MBA Location: East Coast

Wondering if I have a case that is strong enough to apply to an MBA program before investing months into GMAT prep (which is my biggest hurdle because I've been historically a bad test taker).

--26F, black and hispanic, immigrant, first gen, low income background

Graduated from a top liberal arts college with a 3.7 GPA, double majored in Psychology/Neuroscience and Spanish. I switched my major 4 times and had a rocky first 2 years during college. I'm concerned that my GPA looks inflated because the last 2 years of college I was taking "easy" classes compared to my first 2 years since I switched to being a Psych Neuro major (from Computer Science/Pre-med track).

Have a Masters degree from a city school in Analytics, 4.0 GPA.

Work exp:
4.5 work exp, 2ish years doing education analytics at a think tank, 1 year doing analytics at an edtech company, and now working at a big media/streaming company as a senior data analyst. Current role is high visibility and high impact

have been involved in data literacy/access groups at all my jobs. first job I founded and led an analytics group for women of color to learn how to leverage data effectively; second job I founded a data literacy course for non-data folks; third job I'm part of a culture committee where we provide resources to folks from the data team to advance their skills and engage in professional development opportunities

Few things I'm unsure about:
--what GMAT score would make me competitive in the listed schools?
--are my ECs enough?
--is having a previous grad degree (MS) a disadvantage?