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Profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 19:00
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my name is Gunther, I am a German chemical engineer.
I got my PhD in chemical engineering in ETH Zurich (one of the top three engineering schools in Europe). Then I was in Princeton for three years as a postDoc on a very different topic (from my PhD). These research experiences were not stellar, in the sense of making same ground-breaking discoveries, but I would still consider them successful. I started working at Pfizer (a large pharmaceutical company) two years ago, in their R&D chemistry department. While there, I already coauthored four patents.
I am now considering a part-time MBA. My goal is to advance in my industrial career. I think an MBA would be interesting for me, combining both scientific and business formation. It would not be too challenging considering my strong quantitative background, but would give me more elements to be able to aspire to a director position in the future. I know it is not a guarantee, but still would be an advantage.

I believe my strengths are:
strong mathematical background, high prestige in the sense of the universities attended, some degree of success in the research performed. Good international experiences. Proven flexibility in the sense of the broad scientific background. I haven't taken the GMAT yet but I'm certain I will score at the top.

Weaknesses:
Lack of leadership positions (but successful in independent projets). Short 'real' work experience. Age (I am 34).

My idea would be to apply at NYU Stern for a part-time MBA. Is it feasible? Could I aim at even more prestigious schools?
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Re: Profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2014, 01:41
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Hello,
my name is Gunther, I am a German chemical engineer.
I got my PhD in chemical engineering in ETH Zurich (one of the top three engineering schools in Europe). Then I was in Princeton for three years as a postDoc on a very different topic (from my PhD). These research experiences were not stellar, in the sense of making same ground-breaking discoveries, but I would still consider them successful. I started working at Pfizer (a large pharmaceutical company) two years ago, in their R&D chemistry department. While there, I already coauthored four patents.
I am now considering a part-time MBA. My goal is to advance in my industrial career. I think an MBA would be interesting for me, combining both scientific and business formation. It would not be too challenging considering my strong quantitative background, but would give me more elements to be able to aspire to a director position in the future. I know it is not a guarantee, but still would be an advantage.

I believe my strengths are:
strong mathematical background, high prestige in the sense of the universities attended, some degree of success in the research performed. Good international experiences. Proven flexibility in the sense of the broad scientific background. I haven't taken the GMAT yet but I'm certain I will score at the top.

Weaknesses:
Lack of leadership positions (but successful in independent projets). Short 'real' work experience. Age (I am 34).

My idea would be to apply at NYU Stern for a part-time MBA. Is it feasible? Could I aim at even more prestigious schools?


Hello there good sir,
I think a part-time MBA is totally feasible for you, NYU and even higher-ranked ones if you prefer. I too, am sure that you will be able to score well on the GMAT. I think in many ways you have an ideal profile for a part-time MBA. Your age, which might have been problematic for a full-time MBA should be fine for a part-time MBA.

I think that your PHD work + your patents + work experience should be strong enough for a great PT MBA program, esp. if it is coupled with that fantastic GMAT that we hope you will get :). The other thing that would help you out if you can get it, is some sort of sponsorship from your (or an…) employer.

You will need to eventually be a biiiiiiiit more specific about your goals, but you can work on that once you have gotten your GMAT out of the way,

Good luck!

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