25 y/o European male, planning to apply 2014 or 2015.
GMAT: aiming at 720+ (assume 720)
GPA: 2,92 (7.27/100)
GPA is low but mostly because of full-time work during studies (sometimes 60-70hrs/week) in multiple
Undergraduate degree in Business Administration & Strategy from leading b-school in the country (TOP 15% of class).
Last year was tailored -in cooperation with professors- as an incubation program for the business that i've founded.
-Family Business (Aquaculture, Plastics Manufacturing & more). Employs 140 people and grosses around 20,000,000. Has experience in several departments (from accounting to logistics, sales, marketing), currently working in Biz Dev.
-Co-founded Impact Hub in home city, an international network that supports social enterprises by providing Space, Content and Community. Secured funding for the venture and currently working on educational & capacity building programs with large international organisations.
Already catalysed seed investment to 4 start-ups.
-3 years full time in AIESEC (the world's largest student organisation). Roles held include national VP CR & Member of AIESEC International Sales Force, based in Rotterdam, NL.
-Speaks 5 languages fluently (English, Spanish, German, Arabic & mother tongue)
-Internship with Ashoka (leader in social innovation) in Argentina
-Volunteer language teacher for immigrants (english & local tongue)
-Community work in Uganda, Bolivia & Spain
-Former U-18 National Ski Team Member
Why an MBA (roughly)?
To provide me with the necessary resources to restructure the family business, while creating structures (networks, funds etc.), that support Social Innovation in my region.
I'm currently contemplating whether to apply in 2014 or wait another year, when I anticipate having more to show from my work with founding the Impact Hub, as well the family business.
I'd like to know what chances of getting into top schools i stand and shortlist schools where my profile is a good fit and I have good chances of admission.
Thank you very much in advance.
Hello there good sir,
Well despite the low GPA, your base profile is very good. The fact that you come from a very successful mid-sized family business will help a LOT, and it will help even more if you are expected to take over. Folks such as yourself who come from relatively large family businesses are usual for starters great candidates cause basically you are guaranteed to go to a good position.
As for when to apply, 2014 is basically over, especially if you haven't yet taken your GMAT, so it looks like it's gonna be 2015 (unless you are aiming for european programs and January programs).
For the moment, just concentrate on that GMAT! And good luck!!!
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