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Demography: Male, Bangladeshi, 24 years old at matriculation.
GMAT: 740 (Q49, V41, IR 7)
Bachelor of Business Administration from the top business school of the country (people from my school have gone to Stanford, Kellogg, Wharton etc.) CGPA: 3.7 (top 7% of the class)
Work Experience: Currently working as a credit analyst in the Credit Risk Management division of a local commercial bank.
Job responsibilities - Underwriting SME loans, - Monitoring the health of the portfolio etc.
Two years of experience at matriculation.
Extra curricular - Currently sponsoring an underprivileged child's education through a foundation. - Volunteered at a program during college which prepared interactive educational resources for secondary level students. [This program was organized by MIT Public Service Center]
Why MBA now?
I want to change industry and transition into Management Consulting. I believe continuing in my current position will not help me achieve my goals.
Short-term goal: Transition from commercial banking to Management Consulting (M/B/B if possible). (I have worked with SMEs in my country and through my job I want to help companies grow)
Long-term goal: Stay in the Management Consulting industry and specialize on helping enterprises to achieve sustainability.
Target schools: - Sloan - Tuck - Darden - Johnson - UCLA Anderson - Tepper
- I want to change both the industry and the job function at the same time. Does that make my goals unrealistic? As far as I know, most people who enter MC post MBA come from different industries and job functions. - Is my work experience too little? [Given my goals, I think continuing in my position will not help to achieve my goals] - The company I work for is one of the top banks in our country, but surely the admission officials will not recognize it. Is that going to hurt my chances?
I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks in advance.
Two years is rather light, but your ethnic diversity and under-represented nationality combined with your GMAT score might just negate it. The key will be in convincing them your achievements and insights in your two years has been significant. Also feel free to reference college leadership experience. One great thing is that your school has sent graduates to some of your target schools in the past...this is a good sign.
Your goals are not unrealistic, since b-school is a very common place to do a wholesale switch of job function and industry. The key will be in tying in your past experience and how it will be an effective springboard to make the transition.