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New post 07 Jan 2014, 05:01
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.

Work experience:
-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.
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Assuming your target GMAT, I’d consider some good reasonable reaches(in the US) to be MIT, Kellogg, Wharton, and Columbia – since you will work in the family business, I suggest looking at the Columbia January start program, which gives you the same academics as 2-year students but leaves out the (unneeded) internship. The Jan-start program is tailored for people returning to a company or a family business, and it’s slightly less competitive by acceptance %, but the same program otherwise. On-par level programs in US might be UCLA/Anderson and Darden. A safety (or near safety) could be Georgetown.

I believe it would make sense to apply in the 2014 cycle, again assuming a 720 GMAT– you have an interesting and distinctive profile that would appeal I believe. Worst case scenario, you’d reapply the next year, but that would not be a negative factor – many people reapply successfully to top programs.

Globally, INSEAD could be a reasonable reach, and on-pars might be IE and ESADE, and CEIBS an interesting option if you have interest in Asia.

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