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Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 11:17
Hi everyone, please let me know what my chances are of getting into a Top 35 B-School. I'll keep it brief and fill in details as needed.


-25 years old, white, male, from United States
-Attended top 25 university in undergrad, majored in Film, with two Business minors
-Graduated in '09 with a 3.1 GPA
-Started an innovative firm right out of college with international clientele, received national press in NPR, LA Times, Fast Company, and other publications, prefer to keep revenues private
-Yet to take GMAT, scored 700 on practice
-Strong essay writing and interviewing skills
-Interested in getting MBA to expand current business and build new one doing social good

Thank you all very much!
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 11:59
socalentrepreneur wrote:
Hi everyone, please let me know what my chances are of getting into a Top 35 B-School. I'll keep it brief and fill in details as needed.


-25 years old, white, male, from United States
-Attended top 25 university in undergrad, majored in Film, with two Business minors
-Graduated in '09 with a 3.1 GPA
-Started an innovative firm right out of college with international clientele, received national press in NPR, LA Times, Fast Company, and other publications, prefer to keep revenues private
-Yet to take GMAT, scored 700 on practice
-Strong essay writing and interviewing skills
-Interested in getting MBA to expand current business and build new one doing social good

Thank you all very much!


Top 35? BSchools like entrepreneurs!

If you break 700 on the GMAT you could probably do better than that if you execute well on your essays.
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 12:07
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Hi everyone, please let me know what my chances are of getting into a Top 35 B-School. I'll keep it brief and fill in details as needed.


-25 years old, white, male, from United States
-Attended top 25 university in undergrad, majored in Film, with two Business minors
-Graduated in '09 with a 3.1 GPA
-Started an innovative firm right out of college with international clientele, received national press in NPR, LA Times, Fast Company, and other publications, prefer to keep revenues private
-Yet to take GMAT, scored 700 on practice
-Strong essay writing and interviewing skills
-Interested in getting MBA to expand current business and build new one doing social good

Thank you all very much!


Top 35? If you break 700 on the GMAT you could probably do better than that if you execute well on your essays?

BSchools like entrepreneurs!


Thanks MDF. Do you have a suggestion for the range of schools I should target?
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 12:24
I don't have a list of schools, but I do have some advice...

I would look at some of the business school rankings and compare the average gpa/gmat/work experience listed for those schools.

That will give you a starting point to see where you might be competitive. Then start browsing through those schools more in depth to figure out the types of entrepreneurship programs they offer and how strong each of those programs are.
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2011, 16:05
socalentrepreneur wrote:
Hi everyone, please let me know what my chances are of getting into a Top 35 B-School. I'll keep it brief and fill in details as needed.


-25 years old, white, male, from United States
-Attended top 25 university in undergrad, majored in Film, with two Business minors
-Graduated in '09 with a 3.1 GPA
-Started an innovative firm right out of college with international clientele, received national press in NPR, LA Times, Fast Company, and other publications, prefer to keep revenues private
-Yet to take GMAT, scored 700 on practice
-Strong essay writing and interviewing skills
-Interested in getting MBA to expand current business and build new one doing social good

Thank you all very much!


I would recommend targeting schools in the top 10 (assuming you score ~700 on the GMAT). Can you give us anymore details on your start-up? Sounds like you got some great press. How did things turn out?
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 16:14
Interesting story. I think you can make it into top 10. What sort of firm did you starT?
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 00:44
I think you have a strong shot. I would recommend starting to think of how you'll tell your story in your essays.
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 18:31
thisguy310 wrote:
I think you have a strong shot. I would recommend starting to think of how you'll tell your story in your essays.


Thank you all for your feedback and encouragement.

After many months of studying and three test attempts I scored a 660 on the GMAT (V42, Q39) with a 6 in Writing.

Please let me know what you think my chances of getting into a top 25 school given my GMAT score of 660.

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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2012, 11:22
bump :)
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2012, 20:57
How will getting an MBA expand your current business? Not trying to be flippant- just trying to understand the value prop of an MBA for an entrepreneur (i.e. instead of using that time & money to directly grow business).

socalentrepreneur wrote:
Hi everyone, please let me know what my chances are of getting into a Top 35 B-School. I'll keep it brief and fill in details as needed.


-25 years old, white, male, from United States
-Attended top 25 university in undergrad, majored in Film, with two Business minors
-Graduated in '09 with a 3.1 GPA
-Started an innovative firm right out of college with international clientele, received national press in NPR, LA Times, Fast Company, and other publications, prefer to keep revenues private
-Yet to take GMAT, scored 700 on practice
-Strong essay writing and interviewing skills
-Interested in getting MBA to expand current business and build new one doing social good

Thank you all very much!
Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise   [#permalink] 17 Jun 2012, 20:57
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