Based on your profile, which frankly appears to be very strong, I don't see why delaying another year would be much of an advantage. By the time you matriculate you will have four years of work experience and if positioned correctly with the admissions officers, this should be more than enough given your extraordinary achievements outside of work as well. Of course packaging yourself well will be paramount, so make sure you speak to the leadership opportunities you have sought and the impact you have made on your family business hopefully in a way which proves it was not just favoritism which gave you opportunities--adcoms will automatically discount family business work unless you can show your achievements were merit based. I don't see anything stopping you from pursuing a top 10 school in the US, although you should probably target going to school in the region where you plan to work afterwards. Certainly if you were to get in a top 5 US school, this would not matter as much given the global recognition of these programs. The elite schools, however are a bit of a crap shoot since the turn away well qualified applicants every year. If I were you, however, I'd still give them a try. Applications are released in July, and I would plan on submitting at least 4-5 round one applications if you can pull it off. Europe is under-represented in US b-schools because you have so many good options over there, so you can likely leverage this as an advantage as well--just have your post MBA vision drilled down tight, since US schools like to admit applicants who have a high probability of quickly landing a job after graduation. Let us know if we can help.
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