Hello pascalchristian, thanks for your question.
It’s hard to give a good prognosis without an actual GMAT score. In my experience, actual GMAT scores can often deviate significantly from practice exams – in both directions! I will assess the rest of your profile:
I think you have a unique and compelling story that could move the needle with those schools. Last year I worked with a client with a similar background in medicine and then business.
• Your competitiveness will come down to the quality of your leadership experience in and out of work. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative?
• Demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps. You already have startup experience. Can you really demonstrate why you need a graduate degree to start another one?
In terms of a consultant, if you are going to pay all that money, why not get the most value and use one for the entire process? I think you have to go with the company/consultant that seems to be the best fit with your personality. I suppose the same could be said for business school programs!
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