Long story short – your chances are extremely strong for any top 10 business school. This of course includes the schools listed –Stanford, Sloan, Haas, HBS, Tuck.
What I would recommend concentrating on is your fit with each particular school and I am curious as to why you shortlisted the programs you did. While concentrating on fit may be obvious, let me explain. I want you to focus your search more narrowly on MBA programs that offer ready access to the school of public health, as well as access to the medical school on campus. It is going to be relatively easy to make your case for business school, and developing the skills you will to apply as an executive in the healthcare industry or founder of a healthcare related startup (for example.) What will remain an open question in the mind of the admissions committee is why you are not electing to pursue an MPH. Again, you don't have to make a case against an MPH, but rather you use it as an asset by rolling into your essays the relationships between the MBA and MPH programs.
While your GMAT score remains to be seen, the rest of your profile is exceptional. I like how you bring a number of facets through the table, and more important to your potential colleagues at any top business school program.
This is the timing I recommend - start scheduling consultations with potential consultants asap. Make sure you talk to the consultant that you will be working with, so that you maximize your due diligence (benefit) and minimize the numerous hours spent on the phone. You want to make sure that you are able to add your consultant locked down by the time you finish your GMAT. That way you can immediately roll into your consultative sessions. Also keep in mind that the sooner you start the search for a consultant, the better your chances are for obtaining the consultants you really want to work with. As the season drags on, consultant availability starts to dry up.
The above being said, if you would like to schedule an initial consultation, please mail me at MBA@Amerasiaconsulting.com
Hi, please evaluate my profile:
I'm a 25 year old, Indonesian male
GMAT 710 (predicted, plan to take on late May)
GPA 3.72 (Bachelor of Medicine/MD) from top 5 university in the country
Several online courses on computer science, finance, and social sciences
2 years internship as a resident doctor in top public hospital
1+ year (and running) as a cofounder and CTO at an award winning, VC funded mobile health technology startup
Programming since 10
Classical guitarist and play in a band
Head of journalism club while in school
Active member in the startup community in Jakarta
Won several business plan competitions
Several months of teaching at underpriveleged areas
Family doctor at primary health care centers in poor villages
Organized several public health events (vaccination awareness, cervical cancer seminar, etc)
Reason for MBA
I was sort of disillusioned after med school. Figure out how little a single doctor can do in term of helping patients, when the healthcare system in Indonesia is pretty much broken. I started a mobile health company to try to solve that and it went pretty well but feel that I've reached the point where I need help. Hope that MBA will provide me the skills and knowledge to start a startup in health technology or biotech.
Target schools: Stanford, Sloan, Haas, HBS, Tuck
How are my chances?
Also, since I'm not a typical applicant and also not a native speaker I highly consider getting an admission consultant. However I don't have any idea on how to choose one and when to get help (after GMAT? after my first set of essays?). I plan to admit on round one next October.
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