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Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 11:39
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, 21:58
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Well stuff looks good. You have an interesting profile which they don't see too often. If your company is doing relatively well, and you can make a case for its expansion, you will likely do very well. If you get your target 700 (or higher) even top 10 schools would be reachable for you.
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 07:02
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Hi socalentrepreneur,

I agree that you have a profile that will stand out. Challenges for being a contender in the top-10 will be your GPA, which isn't bad but is at the lower end of the top-10 range. They will be paying particular attention to your quant GMAT and how well you did in the more analytical courses in your Business Minor.

Regarding your entrepreneurial experience, being able to share management and leadership skills will be key. Highlighting abilities to lead a team and develop creative strategic solutions are of interest. Some entrepreneurs have plenty of examples others struggle. If anything given the buzz you've generated for your venture you must have excellent PR skills. 8-)

Another hurdle entrepreneurs like you sometimes face is who will write the recs when you're the boss?

Best of luck!
Tyler

p.s. I am fellow business guy (Mgmt consulting, HBS MBA) who also has a degree in creative writing and screenwriting; so we share similar interests.
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Re: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 17:06
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Hi socalentrepreneur,

We wrote a case study of an entrepreneur who was accepted into UCLA and Tepper. It should provide some insight into your application:

http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/05/04 ... repreneur/


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