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2 yrs at a e-commerce luxury retail - sales 60Million usd, 100% growth rate, fewer than 300 employees: started as a trainee (first 6 months), promoted to business analyst/ Business Intelligence, recently promoted to Operations Manager. I was the first person to be employed by the company directly after college (till then everybody else already had significant work experience). Company employs 2 INSEAD Alumni.
While in college 1 Summer in a big company, automotive industry, in eastern Europe 1 semester, part time, management consulting, small Italian firm, related to lean manufacturing
GMAT - 720 Q49, V39, AWA4.5, IR6
College - Industrial Engineering - 5 yrs BS+MS, top 10% of class, one of the best universities in Italy; 1 semester abroad in Spain
Extra-curricular activities - Board member of an italian ngo that aims to improve people's lives in a sustainable way. Been responsible for many fund raising activities, spend a summer in Tanzania working in a small village; Tutor in an underprivileged high school (while in college)
I plan to apply in the first round 2013
Could you please tell me what kind of US mba's I could have a shot at? If you require more information, please let me know.
Looking forward for your response, Thank you very much for your time
I found your profile compelling. I like that you work in an under-represented industry and that your company is going through such a high growth phase. I also like that you had some reach in your internships, working in eastern Europe. Academically you are very strong (both grades and GMAT) and this shows that you can excel academically at any top international program. Lastly, your community service work is contemporary and unique and shows a certain degree of vision and creativity.
Based on this initial assessment, I would consider you a highly competitive candidate and a person who should shoot very high. My initial reaction is that you should apply to Wharton - as they have a very strong retail institute and seek people out with such backgrounds. I also believe that your candidacy would be considered strong at HBS and Stanford, but with acceptance rates below 10% and your fellow applicants being the top candidates in the world, it is hard to predict acceptances. I also think that you should look at such other top programs as Tuck, Booth, Kellogg and Columbia. As a back-up, I would advise you to look at Ross and Anderson.
Final decisions are in: Berkeley: Denied with interview Tepper: Waitlisted with interview Rotman: Admitted with scholarship (withdrawn) Random French School: Admitted to MSc in Management with scholarship (...