Nationality: Indian citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident
Age: 26 (by next year fall)
GMAT: 710 (M48 V39), 6.0 AWA, 7.0 IR
Work experience: 4 years
2 years at a leading international bank in credit risk management focusing on specialized industries like private equity, leverage finance and diamond trading
2 years at one of the world’s largest commodities traders in credit risk management spanning 20 commodities across 65 countries
Education: Undergrad in Economics and Finance from Singapore Management University (SMU) – a new-age school launched in 2000 with significant prestige in Asia
GPA: 3.0 / 4 (Graduated with Merit)
Teaching Assistant for 3 Political Science courses and Research Assistant for Professor in recently published book about Poverty in China
Financial Risk Manager – Certified FRM (It’s like the CFA for Risk)
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst – CAIA Level 1
Background: I am ambitious, hard-working and focused on building my way to become a Chief Risk Officer as my long term plan. Currently, I approve trading strategies for futures and non-futures traded commodities in countries like Ghana, Mozambique, Costa Rica and Vietnam. I left my more traditional role in banking to accept my current role which carries significant responsibility and is a great learning experience. A recent highlight included receiving an out-of-turn promotion at my current firm.
I would appreciate an evaluation of my chances.
Target schools (order of preference):
London Business School
Thanks for your post.
You have a chance at all your target programs. CBS, INSEAD, and LBS are probably more in the stretch category. However, you are competitive at the other programs on your list.
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