Hello Everyone. I'm not new to this forum. I lurk alot. But I've run into a situation that needs to be sorted, otherwise I will be kind of stuck. I want to have a career in investment banking. I currently do not have a degree. I am looking to get a degree at COSC or any of the big 3's in business. My goal from there is to get a high score on the GMAT and apply to the top tier MBA schools. I've read on this forum that some have gone on to get into law school and other top tier schools with their CLEP degrees. But I'm wondering, in my situation, will I be able to get into Columbia, Harvard, NYU and of those top tier MBA programs with a CLEP degree? I plan to take the important courses, macroeconomics, economics, accounting...etc in a formal classroom setting. I am going to shoot for a 4.0 GPA to improve my chances of getting into such a high caliber of an MBA program. It would save me so many years if I could use a CLEP degree to get into a top tier MBA program. I guess I am looking at the accreditations of COSC and the big 3. I'm wondering in such a high competition field, if I will be able to get a valuable MBA. If not, I will have to go the traditional route and do 4 years of college in order to get into these top tier schools. Please help. I'm a bit confused. Right now I'm 26 and I know the further I get away from these top tier MBA program's "Target ages" the harder it is for me to get in. So that's why time is such a huge concern to me. Also with getting internships and getting in to bulge bracket banks, age is a factor also. ANY ANY help will help me and my life and I am grateful that I have such a great place like this to ask for help!