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Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 690 Q44 V41
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MBA profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 13:03
I'm hoping to get a professional opinion regarding my profile. Please feel free to provide recommendations for altering my list of potential schools to what you feel would be a better fit.

White male
GMAT: 690 (72Q/92V) - will not be retaking
Undergrad GPA: 3.8 at non-reputable University (Finance); variety of academic honors
Division 1 college basketball player with a variety of honors/awards
Work experience: 4 years as financial analyst at Exx onMobil (highly quantitative); good career progression, international experiences
Post-mba goal -- Corporate Treasury Department in Exx onMobil or other major
Variety of community service activities that include leadership roles

Current Application list for 2012 matriculation -
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Kellogg
Mccombs
Wharton
Fuqua
Stern
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Re: MBA profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 13:18
mbain2012a,

You have a solid profile, with some potential differentiators (Div. 1 player, international experiences) that may help you stand out enough to compensate for your GMAT score, though you will also have to directly address it by emphasizing your strong quant background in school and work. The key for you will be those differentiators: how many you have, how deep they are, how extensive the leadership is, how strong the international experiences are, etc. Duke and Texas are the most doable schools. Your Quant score gives the remaining schools an excellent reason to ding you, but if you execute well on the differentiators and perhaps have an interesting personal/family story as well you could get one or two of these programs to go for you as well. Wharton doesn't seem feasible to me. Feel free to send me your resume for a closer look: paulbodine@yahoo.com.
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Re: MBA profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2011, 15:11
You may want to address the lack of extracurricular. Show more involvement and contribution. Other than that, there is nothing that says why you can not target the schools you mentioned. Your GMAT may not be stellar but it is definitely not a weak one. Leverage your strengths properly and execute your applications well.

Good luck.
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Re: MBA profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2011, 02:38
hi ,
i'm shreyas babu from Bangalore ,India.
i have done my 3 year full time diploma program in planning and entrepreneurship at which specializing in marketing and finance in indian intitute of planning and management, Bangalore of which affiliated in IMI, Belgium.i'm just a fresher, i would to do higher studies,
so please suggest ideas what i can do like Msc in finance or direct MBA in some decent university.
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Re: MBA profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2011, 11:55
Thanks very much each of you for your advice.

I'm wondering if I should subsitute Wharton with Sloan as my ultra-stretch school. Is this more feasible as far as admissions? I am interested in both programs but would prefer to apply to the one I have a better shot at gaining admission.
I'm not in the business of throwing $250 and a lot of time away at a no chance shot.
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Re: MBA profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2011, 19:35
mbain2012a wrote:
Thanks very much each of you for your advice.

I'm wondering if I should subsitute Wharton with Sloan as my ultra-stretch school. Is this more feasible as far as admissions? I am interested in both programs but would prefer to apply to the one I have a better shot at gaining admission.
I'm not in the business of throwing $250 and a lot of time away at a no chance shot.


In terms of competitiveness, you will not find MIT much easier than Wharton. In fact, all the top 10 are stretch schools for everyone. Apply to the one that aligns with your career goals and fit.
Re: MBA profile evaluation request   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2011, 19:35
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