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Applying to a business school for an MBA requires a lot of dedication and work. You will be building the foundation for your future career. Graduate business school acceptance is based on your GMAT score, work experience, grade transcripts of your bachelor's degree, resume, references and recommendations and an admissions essay. The GMAT score and work experience play a big role. Prepare ahead of time and really take a professional approach when submitting all paperwork. Please scroll down for more information and access to all the universities in Hurricane, WV listed below.

West Virginia State University
(304) 766-3000
Campus Box 197
Institute, WV
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4346
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $10346
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Putnam Career & Technical Center
(304) 586-3494
101 Roosevelt Boulevard
Eleanor, WV
Tuition
$3,035.00
# of Undergrads
70
School Information
Public
Setting
Rural

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West Virginia State Community & Technical College
(304) 766-3118
103 Cole Complex
Institute, WV
Tuition
$8,498.00
# of Undergrads
1087
School Information
Public
Setting
Suburban

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Everest Institute-Cross Lanes
5514 Big Tyler Rd
Cross Lanes, WV
 
West Virginia State Community and Technical College
103 Cole Complex
Institute, WV
 
Everest Institute - Cross Lanes, WV
(304) 776-6290
5514 Big Tyler Road
Cross Lanes, WV

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Mountaineer Beauty College
(304) 727-9999
700 6th Ave
Saint Albans, WV
# of Undergrads
45
School Information
Private
Setting
Suburban

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West Virginia State University
(304) 766-3000
Rte 25
Institute, WV
Tuition
$9,980.00
# of Undergrads
2400
School Information
Public
Setting
Suburban

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West Virginia State University
Rte 25
Institute, WV
 
Everest Institute - Cross Lanes
(304) 776-6290
5514 Big Tyler Rd
Cross Lanes, WV
# of Undergrads
144
School Information
Private
Setting
Suburban

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Going to Business School

By Karen Keller

In 2006, the average starting salary for business school grads was $96,000, according to The National Association of Colleges and Employers . Two-thirds of jobs offered to MBAs in the same year came with

signing bonuses that averaged $17,603. But before you start hitting up your parents for tuition money, remember that most applicants have at least two years worth of work experience. At Harvard, that number is closer to four. And then there’s the thorny issue of the GMAT. Either way, you’ll need to do a lot of work both inside the office and out before you even think about applying.

Scoring a Fat Chance Acceptance Package

Business school acceptance is based on the following five categories, with the GMAT score and work experience weighing heavier than the rest.

GMAT Score

A score of 650 is competitive for the Top 20 schools. A 700 is really competitive. Anywhere below a 600 and your uncle better be on the board of that top school. Check out this list of average GMAT scores for top Business schools, and be sure to take a prep course from a company such as Manhattan GMAT . (Full disclosure: Manhattan GMAT is the publisher of our book, but we were only willing to enter into a relationship with them because we think they provide best-in-class test prep services.) For more information on test prep, see our guide on studying for the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT .

On the GMAT, the math section is typically weighed more than the verbal section. Check out what the mid-80% range GMAT score is at your potential schools by checking their website or calling the admissions office. For example, the UPenn Wharton School of Business class of 2006 average GMAT score was 713, while UCLA’s Anderson School of Management average was a 661.

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Secret tip: Find out whether you have a medical condition that qualifies you to take the GMAT under non-standard accommodations . This gives you more time to take the test, which is known to raise test scores. Plus you get a trackball mouse.

Work Experience

Finance and consulting backgrounds are golden for potential candidates. Think “big 4” consulting firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, KPMG, Ernst & Young) or investment banks. However, since admissions people strive to assemble a diverse student body, those with less traditional work experiences can have a major competitive edge. Non-profits, in particular, seem to be a favorite of MBA admissions people. In turn, intriguing work experience can make up for a mediocre GMAT score. In rare circumstances, you may be able to get in with only a year or two of work experience, but all of the other aspects of the application must be immaculate.

Recommendation Letters (2-3)

Best to get them from current employers and clients. Ask a college professor only if you’re certain the letter will be stellar. If the person writing the rec isn’t a good writer, then write t...

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