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Please Evaluate MBA/MPA [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 09:08
Hi Accepted

I am planning to apply for business school for start in 2013

1) I graduated in 2010 and went straight into a graduate position at a top 3 British Bank (focussed on Emerging Markets), which has done incredibly well in the crisis - it is the largest foreign bank in India, China and the Middle East. After a few months they moved me to Dubai, Where I did rotations in the Investment banking and PE departments, for two years (as well as brief rotations in risk and operations). I was recently transferred to the Investment banking desk in London. By matriculation in 2013 I will have 3 years of work exp, between here and Dubai (including a brief 3 month professional training Malaysia and China)

2) GMAT : 700, considering retaking.

3) College info: I read BSc (honours) Economics (international) from a top 20 Russell Group university in the UK, and graduated with a high 2.1.

This included a Erasmus exchange scholarship(which was offered to top 15 students in the business school) to study economics at a top university in Sweden for a year.


4) In 2009 I set up a small charity with a couple of friends, to build and renovate schools and libraries in target countries. We have built and renovated Libraries include Pakistan, Zambia and Kenya.

I am British of Libyan origin and have been very active during Libya's year long revolution. I am a member of the 'AngloLibyan Business Initiative', which has conducts seminars and workshops offering consulting advice and information to start-ups in Libya. I am also a member of a prominent youth NGO based in the UK, with the aim of giving the youth a voice in Libya - and have attracted multi-million dollar funding and support for international governmental and non governmental organisations.

I have had small entrepreneurial ventures such as purchasing a small pizza restaurant during my second year of university with some investors, and spinning it off 2 years later for a healthy profit. As well as starting a very small branded clothing venture whilst in Sweden for the international students

5) I am currently a CFA II candidate and hope to have the charter by matriculation


6) I am very interested in the MBA/MPA-ID 3 year course at HBS and HKS. I was wondering if you had an experience with that? Also Wharton and Stanford have a 2+1 MBA+1 year MPA with HKS which are highly appealing.

Otherwise Pure MBA wise i am interested only in HBS, Wharton, Stanford and Booth. I am willing to wait and reapply two or three times until i get in, before setting my sights a little lower. (I am currently 24)


7) My ambitions after graduating, is to work in VC/PE in the US for a few years, before transitioning into a quasi finance-governmental role in Libya, either as part of the SWF (LIA) or in the Libyan Foreign bank, with the long term goal (hence the MPA) of working in the finance ministry or the central bank.


Thanks again,

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Re: Please Evaluate MBA/MPA [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2012, 11:59
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M,

Sorry it has taken so long to reply. We've both been on vacation.

While I am not sure your GMAT would keep you out, if you feel you can raise it, a higher GMAT certainly can't hurt at the schools you are applying to.

We have worked with successful applicants to both HBS and HKS and I think even the joint program, but I'm not positive about the latter. We have also worked with successful applicants to the other programs you mention.

In general I'm not keen on applying only to Harvard or only to Stanford or only to any of these elite programs because they are simply so hard to get into. However, given your age, your strong experience, and the fact these programs don't get too many applicants from Libya with your international experience, I think it can make sense for you to apply first and only to Harvard if you are so inclined. You can then apply to the other programs second round or even next year.

If we can be of additional help, please let me know.

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