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Should i get an MBA degree from a top college?

I am a junior in college and am contemplating whether or not i should try to get into a top mba program like berkeley, stanford, or ucla right after i graduate. Thus far, i have a 4.0 GPA, worked as a shift manager in a food restaurant, worked as an accountant, and have done clubs and community service. I will be taking my GMAT in my junior year. I am getting a degree in accounting so i know i can get a job after i graduate, but my goal is to own my business or run a successful company, and i know i could do that with an MBA degree. Someone told me that it will be extremely difficult to get into a top school, even though i do have a good gpa, but i dont have work experience. Is this true? If i work as an accountant for a couple of years will this increase my chances of getting in? I am so confused on what to do: Should i pursue my dream in getting an MBA right after i graduate or should i work and hope i could still get my MBA? Thanks for any advice or opinions! If i do get a job as an accountant work for a 1-3 years, will top mba programs like accounting as experience or do they want another occupation?

Asked By: datzme240 - 9/4/2007
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The top MBA programs won't even look at you without at least two years of full time, post-undergrad work experience. And a couple years of working for someone won't just help you get into an MBA program, it will also help you when it comes time to start your own business. The work experience will also help you figure... More
Answered By: RoaringMice - 9/4/2007
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EDIT: My opinion is that accounting is the best experience you could possibly have within the business realm. Auditing is especially helpful, because it integrates virtually every essential aspect of running a reliable business into one specific service... More
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Answered By: ldb83 - 9/4/2007
 
What does getting an MBA have to do with owning a business, but since you "KNOW" this will help, I guess there is no telling you otherwise.
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Answered By: NYC_Since_the_90s - 9/5/2007
 
Yes, you should aim for the best possible MBA degree you can effort... More
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Answered By: Hugo Broadwell - 9/7/2007
 
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