SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello, I had completed all prerequisite courses for most OD programs in undergrad as a Bio major. Senior year, my life situation changed, as an opportunity presented itself, and I took a year off of school to start my own business. After that year I transferred to another institution to finish my undergrad degree, graduating with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts. Final GPA = 3.25, SCI GPA = 3.0. Since my interests changed to the realm of business, I am now enrolled in an MBA program. Recently, I discovered that many OD's have MBA's and many OD programs offer various types of MBA dual-degrees. (I attribute this to the fact that many OD's start their own practices.) This got me thinking about Optometry again... My question is: When I graduate with my MBA (GPA= 3.5 at least), take the OAT, and apply, will my MBA improve my chances of admission? My assumption is that by successfully completing an MBA with a good GPA, I have proven my commitment and abilities as a student, despite my brief absence from school during undergrad. Also, I have started a successful business, which I can document if needed. To me, this displays an ability of applying academic concepts and knowledge in the real world. All of which, in my mind, make me a better candidate for admission. In addition to this, I have a total of 5 years experience working for optometrists before and during college. I have hands on field-experience with auto-refraction, tonometry, retinal cameras, FoV screenings, and everything else involved in pre-screening patients. What do ya think? Do I have a shot?