An MBA Dream Deferred

For business school applicants, sometimes even the best-laid plans go bust. Consider Andrew Brim, a 27-year-old husband and father of two who was planning to start the full-time MBA program at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management this fall. The software developer for Bank of America's (BAC) investment banking operation had even researched apartments and put down a deposit at BYU when fate intervened.

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