I took the GMAT this morning and was hoping for an honest profile eval. Be as harsh as you need to be as I know I need to write the strongest application possible to reach my goals.
I'm a 25 year old white male (I see everyone including race/gender so I figured I would too)
GPA: 2.8 (biochem undergrad, with some significant family setbacks entering undergrad) but retook 2 classes post undergrad to get into grad school and got the highest grades in both courses. 3.6 grad gpa at a top 10 graduate program in my area
GMAT: 640 (already signed up to re-take in a month since my practice scores were ~700)
Work Experience: 1 year at a small start up in the bay area, CA (1st employee hired to help establish the company and begin preliminary work). I was the only person without an MD or PhD in the company but was still involved in pitches to venture capital firms and every major business decision/lab protocol design as I was the only person in the company with my area of expertise. Went back to grad school in biochem and my graduate education includes research in a large lab (about 25 people) where I have come to be known as a large contributor to multiple large projects and have had the opportunity to mentor several others. I have several pieces of published work going into my second year, established collaborations outside of our lab, and have developed a new technique that is now a large focus of our lab. I was one of only 3 people to publish in their first year in our lab's 20+ years of production. I am thinking of "mastering out" of my PhD program to pursue an MBA because I eventually wish to start my own company and dont see a PhD in my field getting me to where I want to go.
My dream school (for many reasons) is UC Berkeley's Haas full time MBA. Do I have any shot? What GMAT do I need to obtain in order to be a, hopefully, serious candidate? If I don't seem to have a legitimate shot at Haas, what programs could I strive for?
Any/all help, advice, personal stories would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you to anyone that offers insight!