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How much does minimal job advancment and a few class drops affect my chances of getting into a top MBA program?

I've worked for the same company for nine years with little advancement and have dropped a few classes in my first year of college, having gone back to school after high school twelve years ago. I plan on applying to five Business Schools, two regional schools, and three top programs at Emory, Vanderbilt and Dartmouth. I'm just trying to figure out if my work experience or lack thereof, and my dropped classes will affect my chances of being admitted to one of my top picks. Thanks.

Asked By: - 5/11/2012
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Dropping some classes in the first year of college means nothing. Failing classes may hurt you, but not dropping them. Dropping a class can be a good strategy. You have nine years work experience. That means you can handle responsibility make decisions, satisfy your bosses, satisfy customers, and you understand the... More
Answered By: Prof - 5/12/2012
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Since Dartmouth is Ivy, I think your previous results will have a very negative result... More
Answered By: Viktor - 5/11/2012
 
Dropped classes your first year of college aren't that big a deal, provided you managed to finish strong in your last two years. Lack of advancement? Unless you got to a senior level quickly (in which case you might want to consider an executive MBA program instead), that's a major problem. Top schools expect you to... More
Answered By: MM - 5/11/2012
 
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