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3 years
India
2025
Male
Score: Plan to take the GMAT
GPA: 8.15
Pre-MBA industry: Law
Post-MBA industry: Consulting
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Academic Profile:
• X- 9.2 CGPA (CBSE)
• XII- 92.4% (Commerce with Maths-CBSE)
• Graduation: B.Com LLB – 8.15/10 CPI (equivalent 76.5%) (Nirma University, Ahmedabad – through CLAT) (top 5 private law school in India)
Professional Experience (3.9 years as on March 31, 2025):
• July 2023 to present: Working as a tax and impact finance consultant at a tier 1 law firm in India (Trilegal)

Tax: Have been advising and representing clients on direct, indirect and international tax (a rarely skill set, as most lawyers / CA specialize in either direct or indirect tax) from an advisory, policy and litigation perspective. Clients are primarily based in technology / digital (crypto, fintech, gaming, marketplace, social media, software), PE / VC, BFSI and private client space (HNIs etc.), and range from some of the leading fortune 500 companies to early stage and growth startups.

Impact Finance: Working in a niche area where finance and social sector are at intersect. My role involves assisting in finding structuring solutions for clients for implementing blended finance structures which are kosher from tax, FCRA, CSR and an Indian legal perspective. The variety of clients advised includes global philanthropies, impact focused funds, CSR implementing agencies, etc. Further, the list of sectors in which I have advised includes, climate finance, carbon credits, skill finance, WASH, etc. Key work highlight from a policy perspective includes advising the apex public policy think tank in India and an industry body promoting the alternate capital industry on setting up a climate bank for mobilising green capital to assist in meeting the net-zero target by 2070.

I have been acting as a point of contact for some key client relationships, and simultaneously played associate level role in the team on various other assignments.

I am due for promotion this next year (typically in Indian law firm structure, promotions are made after 4 years PQE).

• April 2021-June 2023: Worked as a tax consultant at one of the best international tax law firm in India (Nishith Desai Associates) Nature of work and role (similar to tax function described above).
Post MBA Goal: Pivot from a niche sector of legal consulting to broad based management and strategic consulting role + move towards business side from legal domain.
Extra Curricular: Have written over 30+ publications (individually and co-authored) on various topics which have been published in newspaper editorials, professional journals (ISSN numbered), magzines (taxmann, taxsutra, etc.) and blogs (International Bar Association), and policy papers with reputable think tanks (Dialogue, Bharat Web3 Association). Further, have taken training sessions for a few corporates, and law schools. Active member of the Corporate law cell during the law school.
LOR: Have a good relationship with the Partner in whose team I am working – should be able to get a decent LOR.
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vibhore-batwara/
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21 Jul 2024, 14:47
Hi @Vbat98
I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. Speaking about your profile, you've got a strong academic background. Your 3+ years of experience at a top-tier law firm is impressive, especially with your unique skill set in advising on both direct and indirect tax - that's not something you see every day.

What makes your profile even more compelling is the niche you've carved out in impact finance. Highlighting things like advising policy think tanks and industry bodies really showcases your ability to think strategically and contribute to bigger initiatives.

While you haven't appeared for your GMAT yet, focus on getting a strong score. Also, since you're looking to transition from legal consulting to a broader management consulting role, highlighting any leadership experiences you've had. ISB loves well-rounded individuals, and your publications and training sessions definitely showcase impressive initiative and communication skills.

Your profile has a lot of potential for ISB. Feel free to connect for a more in-depth discussion.
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21 Jul 2024, 21:00
Hi Priyanka, thank you for your response. Can you please help me with below:

Target GMAT FE score (including a range to get shortlisted for scholarship)?
I have started preparing for GMAT since July 2024 only, and applying in R1 (my previous target to increase scholarship chances) seems over-ambitious (not able to devote more than 12-15 hrs in a week). From a strategic perspective, should I target R1 with a modest GMAT score or R2 with a better GMAT score?
My goal is to work for MBB, and remain in India over a long term horizon. So, should I keep international business schools as well in consideration, or focus on ISB only?
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Will try to reach out to you separately.
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21 Jul 2024, 21:29
Hey, @Vbat98

Your application for the ISB Full-Time MBA program is promising. You demonstrate a consistently impressive academic record and diverse work experience at top Indian law firms. Your experience in tax and impact finance, coupled with leadership potential and strong communication skills, positions you well for a career transition to consulting. To elevate your application further, focus on securing a strong GMAT score and highlighting how your legal background translates into valuable consulting skills. Additionally, writing compelling essays and securing a strong Letter of Recommendation will solidify your candidacy. With these steps, you have a strong chance of success in ISB's round 2 admissions.

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5 years
Nigeria
2025
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Score: 302 GRE
GPA: 3.6
Pre-MBA industry: Finance
Post-MBA industry: Consulting
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Having spent 5 years in banking, I am looking to pivot into consulting to help companies and governments to strategize better
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21 Jul 2024, 21:24
Hey, @Doyinsola3

With a strong academic background and five years of experience in finance, you're a competitive candidate for top MBA programs, particularly those in the United States. As a Nigerian applicant, scholarships can be an important factor not just financially but also in strengthening your visa application.

To strengthen your application for a consulting pivot, clearly highlight your goal and relevant experiences. Emphasize how your finance skills and achievements can benefit consulting. Use specific examples and quantify your successes. Show your leadership potential through work, extracurriculars, and volunteer activities.


Customize each essay to fit the school's program and culture, mentioning their consulting tracks. Talk to alumni in consulting for insights and recommendation letters. Use the optional essay to explain any issues in your application. Highlight these points and apply for scholarships to boost your chances of getting into top MBA programs.


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2.8 years
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2025
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Score: 730 GMAT Classic
GPA: 3.44
Pre-MBA industry: Pharmaceuticals and Biotech
Post-MBA industry: Investment Banking
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21 Jul 2024 08:07
Demographics - 24M - Male - Straight - US Citizen – Indian


Education: 3.443, BS in Genetics, minor in CS from top 40 US public school (US news).

Work Experience: 3 years of WE – 1 year at F100 Med Tech. 1.5 Year at Biotech F500 (higher role than before). Current – 10 months at F50 Biotech (higher role than before), potentially getting promoted by E1

EC: Founder & President for a club in college, VP for another club in college
Post college/Current – Catalyst for an ERG, Part of another ERG and was on the board for the site (also represented the site globally), currently volunteering for a non profit in Africa to advance healthcare. Ad hoc events/volunteer through company in local community

GMAT: 730 (practice test) GRE: 329 (164V, 165Q)

Goals: Pivot from Biotech to Healthcare M&A/IB, long term goal is to have my own business (trying to learn different stuff from M&A/IB to help launch this)

Reach: Haas, Ross, Kellogg, Booth

Target: Wharton, Stern, HBS, Stanford, Yale, Columbia.
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14 Dec 2023, 20:59
There’s no magic rule for how much experience you need but usually there’s some level of maturity schools are looking for. Depending on your level, you may get away with just two or three years of work experience and for Sam may require six.

Ideally you also want the position that’s just kind of a step below the next level so you’re not overreaching and making too far of a jump.

In terms of chances I think everything checks out as long as you can get an average test score.

Consider Fuqua and Tuck for healthcare. Those are fairly strong feeder schools to healthcare consulting.

PS. It is a big plus that you’re not switching industries by the way or simply shifting I should say
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15 Dec 2023, 13:28
Thanks bb! Aiming for atleast a 700 but do you think my GPA is on the low end of the spectrum? Feel like I’m inferior to other applicants lol
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15 Dec 2023, 14:06
Traditionally, anything below 3.5 is considered to be on the lower side but the caliber reputation of you undergraduate institution also matters quite a bit you need a very high GPA in an unknown school and the lower in a better ranked one but ideally if you are slightly on the lower side you don’t want to be also slightly on the lower side on the test scores because it creates a question in the admissions mind and questions are not good things.

I think about it this way, most of the parameters evaluated by admissions have multiple data points and you have multiple points points of failure that your profile sustain and still perform well. For example you may have a lower GPA but high gym score so that’s fine. You may have Barely any extracurriculars but you have a super busy job so that’s fine too but when multiple points of failure happen in the same area that becomes a weakness. A lower GPA and the lower test score or no extracurriculars and average work performance….
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21 Jul 2024, 19:26
@bb Can you please review my profile? Thanks
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21 Jul 2024, 19:28
Sure! I take it you have updated it since my previous comments? 😇
Should I look at my previous comments or treated as a blank slate?
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21 Jul 2024, 19:31
Hi @bb, I reflected on your comments earlier and tried to work on your recommandation
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21 Jul 2024, 19:31
Also sent you a pm, thank you so much!
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21 Jul 2024, 19:41
Got it.

I’m guessing Harvard is reach and Haas is target? I have never seen anyone have a the other way around 😇 but you’re welcome to.

I think your profile is great.
You will need to explain your non-stellar GPA. That’s the major and most glaring weakness I can see. it does not take to be a genius per se to see it. Your extracurriculars in college can help explain some of that but having a really high GMAT or Jerry score would be even better. 329 GRE is good but it’s not overpowered by any means. Can you do better on the GMAT or GRE?

in other areas, being involved in various things outside of your work, it’s great if you have a way to quantify it or somehow set yourself aside. You don’t have to take credit and claim summon really stick achievements, everyone will see through that but you can claim being a part of a very successful organization and say that we are the only organization who did this or deployed that or is making a meaningful change. And by the way we have helped 2000 people in these specific locations and we’re going to help even more people as we’re growing in these locations. That becomes a lot more powerful in your stories and also résumé and short answers. by the way, if you are struggling to document and organize your achievements, I highly recommend applicant lab if you’re not working with admissions consultant. It’s a very inexpensive but very powerful system to organize your thoughts and applications. It’s specifically kind of pulls things out of you and helps you leverage them in the best way so you don’t miss any opportunities by potentially duplicating information in multiple places because instead you could provide additional new information Rather than duplication. so you’ll have to do a lot of self reflection and a bit of posturing to market some of your involvement and achievements better but without making it sound like you’re making stuff up and blowing things out of proportion. You want to hear that fine line where you’re very factual and the matter fact about things so it doesn’t sound like bragging.

PS. There’ll be a number of consultants next week at the application walk-throughs and then in two weeks will have essay workshops that you don’t want to miss, unless you are working with a consultant of course 😇
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21 Jul 2024, 19:50
Thanks bb! I agree with the GPA. The main reasons why I struggled during the first 2 years were: 1. my father was undergoing cancer treatment, and 2. as an immigrant, I had to take on many of my dad's responsibilities while he was unwell, balancing work, school, and supporting my parents. However, I do agree that these are not excuses for a low GPA. I should have performed better, but that time has passed.
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21 Jul 2024, 20:05
I think these are additional circumstances that you can reference in a very brief and actual explanation of your GPA. These absolutely do impact one’s ability to perform at their best. Not excuses but rather additional details that paint the more complete picture. Usually you want to have a Solid score that you put on top of this very factual comment as sort of a Cherry on top of a cake, demonstrating that you have no issues academically.
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6 years
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2025
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655 GMAT Focus
650 GMAT Classic
GPA: 7.43
Pre-MBA industry: Manufacturing
Post-MBA industry: Consumer Electronics
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21 Jul 2024 04:07
Long term goal: Expand business to emerging markets such as middle east, india, etc.

Short term goal: work in Supply chain management role in tech or other industries that hire international students to get global supply chain management exposure which will help me achieve my long term goal.
Background: 6 years worked in Security Systems family business in Kuwait (Product manager) playing key role in launching a new product line (Luxury Safes), set up supply chain and brought in 100% more revenue to the division, currently moved the operations from vendor based to inhouse production by acquiring a failing factory and I was involved in the acquisition (last 3 years as operations consultant - part time).
3 years worked as broadcast operations engineer in an automated broadcast plant, it's 24/7 production environment following manufacturing policies and practices.
I am trying to figure out what universities are best for my goals to pursue Supply Chain Management. Please advise.
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21 Jul 2024, 16:44
Also considering Haslam and ASU Carey. Please advice.
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2 years
India
2025
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Score: 755 GMAT Focus
GPA: 9.1/10
Pre-MBA industry: Tech
Post-MBA industry: Tech
Harvard
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21 Jul 2024 02:07
I graduated in 2022 from IIT Kharagpur, one of the premier engineering colleges in India.

After working 2 years in a Fortune 100 company as a software engineer, I aspire to be a product manager at a Tech MNC and gain enough skills to lead a Tech Company, someday.

I wish to apply to one of the top 10 business schools or one of the M7 schools.
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21 Jul 2024, 02:42
Hey, @Sandipan Haldar

You've built a strong foundation for applying to a top MBA program. Your GPA and 755 GMAT score are highly impressive, demonstrating both academic excellence and quantitative ability. Your clear goals of transitioning into tech product management and eventually leading a tech company showcase ambition and focus.

While your two years of software engineering experience fall within the typical range for M7 schools, highlighting significant achievements or leadership potential during that time will further strengthen your application.

Since you're aiming high with M7 schools like Harvard and MIT Sloan, consider researching their specific programs and tailoring your application to showcase how your goals align with their strengths. You might even explore taking the GRE if you think you can score even higher, as some M7 schools accept it alongside the GMAT.

Top programs want well-rounded people! Show your teamwork, leadership, and communication skills in your essays and get strong recommendation letters. With focused prep and applications that highlight your strengths, you've got a shot at a top program!

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21 Jul 2024, 12:18
Wow. Crap! That’s a mind blowing score. 😳

You are still young - you would get more value out of the mba if you do it with a bit more experience.
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21 Jul 2024, 14:33
Hey @Sandipan Haldar

I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. Speaking about your profile, it looks like you're aiming high with applications to Harvard and MIT. With a 755 FE, you've demonstrated exceptional academic ability. However, 2 years of experience as a software engineer is on the lower end for these schools. You should atleast have around 3-4 years of experience before applying.

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2026
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GPA: 3/4
Pre-MBA industry: Other
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Hi all, new to the GMAT forum here. I’m trying to understand my chances at IIM A/B/C and ISB. I don’t plan on getting into any of the above next year. Nevertheless, I’m seeking a profile evaluation, so thanks in advance.


10th - 91%
12th - 83%
B.Tech (Civil Engineering, Tier 2 college) - 8.33/10
M.Tech (Structural Engineering, Tier 2 college) - 3.43/4.3

Work experience - 6 years experience as structural engineer at a globally leading engineering consultancy; mainly worked as a structural designer for the education, energy and transportation domains, spearheaded multi-disciplinary projects which were majorly governed by coordination and collaborations with other disciplines, namely architecture, MEP and landscape designers. I am one of the Sustainability Ambassadors in the UK business, and have successfully lead initiatives in terms of embodied carbon and building retrofitting prospects supported by my background in structural assessment of over 100 year old warehouses and ancillary buildings.

I’m yet to start working for GMAT. Gauging the prospect beforehand would aid at understanding if my profile suits the criteria for an executive MBA at the aforementioned colleges.

Reasons for pursuing an MBA - I have felt that there are gaps in information transfer, thus indicating a break in flow of data at the right time. Additionally, having worked against stringent deadlines, although thrilling, I’m convinced that the workflow can be optimised. This is an industry-wide concern and that is where I think getting an MBA could contribute. I’m looking to pivot domain to gather more experience that could be used to streamline the current process. In the long term, I may want to go back to the construction industry. However, in the next 10 years, I may want to work in Operations sector since it inclines with my interest in workflow and from the sustainability aspects, this could be one of the driving disciplines.
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5 years
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2025
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Score: Plan to take the GMAT
GPA: 3.7
Pre-MBA industry: Retail
Post-MBA industry: Retail
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21 Jul 2024 09:07
I am currently managing solely our family business for the last 5 years post my father's death.

Prior to this I did my undergrad in a best commerce college in the country. Have attended summer schools at LSE & Harvard .

The managerial position I held has given me a tremendous real life experience and I would like to further do my MBA come back and improve our business further .
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21 Jul 2024, 09:53
Hello, @Suja9091

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Taking on the family business during such a challenging time demonstrates incredible strength and resilience. He would undoubtedly be incredibly proud of you.

Your profile boasts a strong academic foundation, with a 3.7 GPA. Managing the family business for the past five years showcases impressive leadership, business acumen, and real-world experience. Your global exposure through summer schools at LSE and Harvard further highlights your intellectual curiosity and desire for a broader perspective.

Finally, your clear goal of leveraging an MBA to improve your family business demonstrates a focused and ambitious vision. To further strengthen your application, focus on achieving a high GMAT score. While your pre-MBA industry might not directly connect to your current business, highlight any transferable skills you gained that are relevant. In your essays, emphasize the challenges and triumphs you faced leading the family business, the specific skills you honed that benefit your goals, and how an MBA education will equip you to achieve your vision for its future.

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5.5 years
Nigeria
2025
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Score: Plan to take the GRE
GPA: 3.3
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Post-MBA industry: Consulting
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21 Jul 2024 12:07
After 5 year in in-house management consulting for one of the largest insurance companies, i want to obtain an MBA to equip myself with the necessary skills required to take on a leadership role. The MBA will also allow me pivot into sustainability consulting
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20 Jul 2024, 09:22
Keeping the same industry is a strong option.
If you are looking at consulting, consider Darden as well as other mid-tier programs that tend to be more generous with scholarships. I have been told by someone from Nigeria that scholarships are an important part even for a visa application. Which is really annoying. Not sure how accurate that is still but I have heard it multiple times.

You want the best score you can get for a scholarship.
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20 Jul 2024, 09:39
I am Nigerian but i have been living and working in Germany for the past 6-7 years. Would this help my application?
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20 Jul 2024, 09:49
Absolutely. This would indicate your international experience, Christ cultural adaptability and creative depth for your profile.

Hopefully there is a strong selection reason why you ended up in Europe.

PS. Bottom line is there are both passive and active benefits to living and working in a different country. INSEAD for example requires that you have international experience or otherwise they don’t really like applicants without any.
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20 Jul 2024, 09:45
Your 5.5 years in consulting, clear goal to lead in sustainability, and target schools with strong consulting networks are strengths. Aim for a high GRE score to improve your application competitiveness and potentially qualify for scholarships. Leverage your 3.3 GPA and highlight sustainability-related projects in your essays—network with alumni for impactful stories. Consider specialized programs and use your consulting experience to address a potential experience gap. With a strong GRE, focused application, and strategic program selection, you can significantly increase your chances of admission to a top program, scholarship opportunities, and a successful career switch in sustainability consulting.

All the best :D

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20 Jul 2024, 23:48
Hi @BMK2024
I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. Speaking about your profile, having 5+ years under your belt in consulting for a top insurance company is a strong foundation. It's clear you have a vision for your future, aiming for a leadership role and potentially exploring sustainability consulting, a niche with growing importance across industries. While a 3.3 GPA is okayish, a high GRE score will be needed to strengthen your application. Fuqua and Goizueta are also fantastic choices known for their strong consulting programs.

Here's something interesting - did you know that Duke's Fuqua School of Business has a Center for Applied Global Finance? This center focuses on aligning financial decision-making with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, which perfectly aligns with your interest in sustainability consulting. This could be a great talking point in your application, especially if you have any experience in this area within your current role.

You will need to highlight your leadership potential to pivot towards sustainability consulting in your essays and recommendations. Also HBS has changed its essays format, do have a look at that. - https://gmatclub.com/forum/changes-in-h ... 32120.html

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21 Jul 2024, 00:36
For some additional context

Nigerian citizen, living and working in Germany for 5 years as an in/house management consultant (Digital transformation, post merger integration in Africa, and now on an externship / secondment as Executive Assistant to Global head of my consultancy)

BSC Computer science grad (grad 2015) GPA 3.28 out of 4.0
MSc in Innovation Management (grad 2020) , GPA 3.85 out of 4.0
GRE Target score: 320

Extracurriculars: I“m a cofounder of a startup that trains and mentors young African women who aspire to be data analysts. (SDG 4 and 5). I am also a member of climate Action Africa, focusing on sensitization and promoting climate adaptation for the worst affected communities in Nigeria (SDG 13). I was co-lead for social impact pro-bono consulting with NGOs at my consultancy

After 5 years of gaining general management skills, i want to go in for my MBA to prepare myself for a leadership role at my company while deepening my expertise in sustainability (energy &environment) and its impact on business.

My passion for sustainability comes from my father who owned a large paper conversion plant and had a tissue making company that eventually went bust for financial reasons. Nevertheless, he thought me the importance of reducing waste (electricity, food, paper, etc) from as early as 5 years old and would take some of my trash paper into his paper conversion company and his voice always stays with me. I saw how much he helped communities and as i forge my own path, i want to help businesses implement more sustainable practices and help reduce waste and inefficiencies within organizations. I also want to help organizations run programs where they give back and support disadvantaged communities.

Some questions.
Does the fact that i aready have a masters in management count against my application?
Do i stand a chance with HBS, GSB?
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2025
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Score: Plan to take the GMAT
Pre-MBA industry: Other
Post-MBA industry: Other
LBS
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20 Jul 2024, 05:27
when are you applying to these schools?
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6 years
India
2024
Score: 750 GMAT Classic
Pre-MBA industry: Transportation
Post-MBA industry: Manufacturing
ISB
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2025
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Score: 680 GMAT Classic
Pre-MBA industry: Manufacturing
Post-MBA industry: Energy and Utilities
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2.7 years
Canada
2025
Female
Score: 720 GMAT Classic
GPA: 78/100
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Post-MBA industry: Consulting
Harvard
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19 Jul 2024 03:07
I am a dual Canadian citizen (my second citizenship is from a country with virtually 0 admits at either of HSW); I have above-average leadership experiences in my extra-curricular roles outside of work and have 8+ YOE working on refugee resettlement and youth empowerment (via education and social enterprise) incl. co-founding a short-lived non profit in the developing country I come from; I have a patent for inventing a software feature at a FAANG company, where I interned during university before joining my MBB firm; I speak 5 languages fluently, have a self-improvement platform online with 150k+ followers and 30k+ podcast downloads, and lead a book club; I'm a first-gen university student that grew up low income and I recently won a grant from my city to run a summer program that supports newcomer and low income youth who want to apply to college/university


Post-MBA goal: Return to my current firm, move to Africa/ME system to work with our leaders in K-12 Educational reform; establish a new sub topic at our firm for education innovation enabled by technology; become a thought leader and expert in the EdTech space

Red flags about my profile: I wasn't promoted at 24 months (Explanation: I had to take an LOA from work to care for my critically ill father); my GPA is on the lower side (Offset: I studied Engineering at the top engineering school in Canada); my GMAT score although 94th percentile overall is 53rd percentile in Quant (Offset: I am an MBB consultant and an engineer), I am a reapplicant (details below...)

I understand my profile appears strong but I previously applied for 2+2, made it to the interview stage and was ultimately dinged. That was before I had an offer in hand from MBB though, so I'm hoping that will be enough to get me in this time around since my post-MBA goal is much more reasonable. Would love my profile to be handicapped by an admissions consultant!
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17 Jul 2024, 17:00
Wow. Your profile has immense depths and should definitely catch an eye of the AdCom.

in terms of Reep applicant, I don’t really think you are since you applied for a different program at HBS. Stanford it is kind of the same program but it’s been so many years that you are not really an re- applicant.

(I may actually ask this question to Maria during the application walk-through series on July 31 whether you would be or someone in your situation considered a Re-applicant)….

I think one question admissions will ask is why now and not in two or three years. Have you reached the ceiling?. They will be looking to evaluate your maturity and your trajectory so to speak. You have great and fantastic goals but there may be a questions on how you intend to execute them and if your goal is to come back to your current firm and you’re not planning to do much recruiting, Is the reason you choosing Harvard instead of Columbia or Fuqua for example is simply that it’s the most competitive?

You don’t need to justify to Harvard why you are going there by the way, I hear that as a common advice for applicants. Harvard knows why you are applying this is more of my curiosity and to force the question onto you a bit. I’m assuming you will be getting sponsored through your employer so a scholarship may not be something you’re looking for if that’s the case but I would not consider it a failure if you go to an M7 or a top 15 program for example. It seems like it would be Equally effective path for your immediate and ultimate goals.
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17 Jul 2024, 17:34
Thank you very much! I had never thought of that - super helpful and something I will take away for reflection. Candidly, I am feeling a little bored with the practice areas I'm currently exposed to and have always planned to apply to bschool after 2 full years of experience. I will work on coming up with a more robust explanation!
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17 Jul 2024, 17:41
And don't think that 2 or 3 years is a negative. We had a person from GMAT Club with a low GMAT and just 1 year of work experience get to GSB. They deferred them by a year so they ended up entering with 2. if they like you, they can spot a great potential at any stage and age... sometimes I feel they make up their mind almost ahead of time to enroll someone and I think you exhibit many of these qualities that a school would look for. You don't need to overemphasize or overplay any community aspects. It is awesome you have those goals but it is Ok to have business goals too - as long as your story is simple, clean, and not fishy, you should have a good shot.
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17 Jul 2024, 17:11
I am not an admission consultant, but here is my take on your profile mate :

I think you have a strong profile overall. The little flaw is your GPA, but I think you can definitely provide explanations for that (and you were already interviewed at HBS with the same GPA, so if they forgave it before, it can happen again).
Academic overview : Good pedigree (top engineering school in Canada), showing great quantitative skills (the GPA could be forgiven if you explain the circumstances : very challenging major, personal difficulties etc.)
Professional overview : Top notch => +8 years of experience (you are professionally mature, however questions could be raised about your age if you are above the traditional cut off - 28-29 years old), MBB experience (top feeding company, assuming a lot of international and high level projects)
Extracurricular : great projects conducted, with a earnest interest towards social impact and education (with extensive results)
Personal profile : On target (first-gen, low income background etc; you just need to craft a poignant story about this in your essays)

Overall, you have good chances. Try to cover up for the GPA and find solutions to highlight the social impact contribution you want to have.

Finger crossed !!!
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17 Jul 2024, 17:14
Just a quick note that the OP indicated 2.7 years of FT work experience. I think eight years refers to volunteering and something they did during college. Not sure. 🤷‍♂️
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17 Jul 2024, 17:36
Yes exactly - I've been a community organizer and volunteer for 8+ years mainly focused on youth empowerment (Multiple roles/orgs supporting educational attainment, mentoring equity-impacted youth, and supporting newcomers + refugees) - not professional work experience! I graduated uni in Summer of 2021.
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17 Jul 2024, 17:37
Alright my bad ! Just change the "8" by the "2" then ;)
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17 Jul 2024, 17:37
Thank you kindly for taking time to review my profile and provide thoughtful advice. I appreciate you!
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17 Jul 2024, 20:58
This is an outstanding profile and I think as someone underrepresented they would be very motivated to accept you. Question- was 2+2 the only deferred you applied to? I am wondering- how did the interview go? I know 2+2 is on zoom so not everyone thrives with that. Just a guess, but I am wondering, do you feel you might have been too long-winded in your responses? They are really looking for short and sweet answers to see if you can do the same in the classroom; if you’re not succinct you will be taking away participation points from others at HBS. International GPA is not published so having a GMAT in the 94th more than covers it - quant low yes but for your profile- only a problem if your UG quant course grades are ALSO low. Would strongly suggest you get an international WES transcript evaluation as you are from a country so unfamiliar to admissions. Good luck! You sound extremely interesting.
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17 Jul 2024, 21:05
Thank you! Yes - I only applied to HBS 2+2 as I found out about the process very late and wrote my GMAT + prepared my application in under 2 months. I think my personality came across well during the interview but I can admit that my post-MBA vision was a little too "soft" and impractical (I believe I came across as having a naive "I want to change the world" spirit - which is still very authentic to me, but I have a better understanding of the pathways to get there). The interview went mostly well with me getting nervous at the end when they asked me about my particular interest in refugees and what unique perspective I could offer HBS - I was stuck in one mode of thinking so I made the mistake of leaning too heavily on my identity as a 1st gen refugee and talking about the lack of opportunities people like me have to sit at the tables where change is made. In reality I wanted to say that my family background is what makes my passion very real and that it will not be going anywhere in the next 5-10 years...which is holding true so far :)
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19 Jul 2024, 15:48
Literally wow! Your profile is incredibly impressive. You've got a compelling mix of academic and professional achievements, with a strong focus on social impact that truly sets you stand out of the pool. Though your GMAT score is decent, your leadership experience across various roles demonstrates a remarkable commitment to making a difference. The fact that you're a first-generation college student and speak five languages fluently (truly amazing) further adds to your well-roundedness.

Though your GPA is on the lower side, your explanation about studying engineering at a top school and your impressive work at an MBB consulting firm should definitely balance that out. I am not really sure if you will be considered as a reapplicant. But what I am sure of is that with a stronger post-MBA goal and the added weight of your MBB experience, you have a much stronger application this time. It is also fascinating to see that you have already identified the red flags in your profile (half work done), now what you need to do is to just work up on them.

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0.3 years
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2027
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Score: Plan to take the GMAT
GPA: 3.172
Pre-MBA industry: Tech
Post-MBA industry: Consulting
LBS
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Kenan-Flagler
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19 Jul 2024 03:07
Hello Guys!!!! I am Ganesh Preetam Matsa. I am 21 years old recently graduated from Tier 3 Engineering College in Hyd, India. I am all ears to the people who advice/suggest/guide me towards admitting me into a T10 MBA program in Europe & T25 MBA in USA . Bellow are my details required for analysis. Thanks in advance! Thank you!


About Me:

Currently working in a small cap IT consulting company in Hyd, India as a Software Engineer Intern. I may get employed In coming future as I am one of few Python developers who have intermediate knowledge in Machine Learning.

I love Strategy, Problem Solving & more importantly Management.

Undergrad: Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology (top 100-150 rank as per NIRF).

Undergrad degree & CGPA: BTech in CSE & 7.4 which translates to 3.172/4 according to Scholoro.

I have completed 2 projects on Machine Learning and are ready to get published.

I will be starting my GMAT Focus prep and willing to work in the same company for next 3 years as AI Enginner. I am also looking to join a Non-Profit NGO for community service.

Priority questions I would love to hear answers for:

What score in GMAT Focus I have to achieve in order to get into T25 MBA program?

Will I get Scholarship with my GMAT score & work experience?

Should I consult advisors so called "Study Abroad Consultancies" for my admissions and VISA?

Am I required to volunteer in a NGO for community service?

What all are required in addition for supporting my profile?

Sorry for my english guys. I would love to hear all advices or suggestions.
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18 Jul 2024, 07:38
Hey, @Ganesh Preetam Matsa

Ganesh, while your interest in T25 MBA programs is commendable, with only 0.3 years of experience, it might be beneficial to gain more experience before applying. This will strengthen your application and allow you to showcase a richer pool of achievements.

In the meantime, focus on acing the GMAT and consider leadership roles within your current company, volunteering experiences, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate your well-roundedness. While a strong GMAT score and a compelling application can still make you competitive for schools like LBS and Kenan-Flagler, building work experience will give you a stronger foundation for your future application.

Focus on volunteering for causes you care about. This will benefit the community and demonstrate your well-roundedness for your application.

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18 Jul 2024, 07:48
Thank you for your great suggestion! I guess I won’t get into leadership roles as my colleagues who have 2 YOE are still in junior software engineer position. If I want to be a team lead, I have to gain 5-6 YOE. Also if I gain 2 YOE and apply for B-Schools, will I be able to get into one with 645+ GMAT Focus and NGO 1 YOE?
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18 Jul 2024, 07:57
While showcasing formal leadership roles within your current company might be difficult at this stage, you can still demonstrate leadership potential. Focus on highlighting instances where you led projects, even informally, and delivered exceptional results. Initiative and problem-solving skills also showcase leadership.

Having 2 YOE with a strong GMAT score makes you competitive for many B-schools. The impact of your 1 year of NGO experience depends on the program and the quality of that experience.

A highly impactful year (securing funding and growing the organization) is a major strength, especially if it aligns with your post-MBA goals (e.g., education reform). A more general volunteering experience might hold less weight.

Overall, with a strong GMAT score, relevant NGO experience, and a compelling application, you have a good chance of getting into a top B-school.

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18 Jul 2024, 08:00
Thank you for your advice! I will sure work on myself to align with my MBA.
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19 Jul 2024, 15:16
Hi Ganesh Preetam Matsa

You need to have around 4-5 years of WE for the schools you are targeting. However, it is good to see that you are clear with the vision to pursue an MBA at this early stage. I would recommend that you use the next 3-4 years of your career as a building block for your profile, work with NGOs, indulge in social activities, try quantifying your impact at work, lead projects, build connections (later can be utilized for obtaining LORs, securing jobs), follow your passion. When the time comes you will be able to show the schools that you are an overall package.

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8 years
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2025
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Score: Plan to take the GMAT
GPA: 3.55
Pre-MBA industry: Non-Profit and Government
Post-MBA industry: Finance
Harvard
Full Time MBA
Round 2
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19 Jul 2024 03:07
I graduated from National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (T-2 College) in 2016. I got campus placement in a core private company where I worked for three years as Executive Engineer in electricity distribution sector. I switched to government sector in 2019 and from then I am working Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.


I am currently 30 years of age. I am planning to take GMAT. Apart from GMAT, is my profile strong enough for Ivy league colleges??
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18 Jul 2024, 10:38
As an Indian male engineer with an at-par GPA and a relatively weak-branded UG institute, you need to offer something really significant to a school like HBS. This can come from a stupendous GMAT score (say, 705+) and some solid credentials—work achievements, recommendations, and evidence of being a really interesting person. Equally important would be evidence of why finance?, the portability of your skills from your past into your post-MBA future, and even deep research to understand what HBS looks for (check the class profile) and whether you have it in your candidature or not. I would hope that your HBS dream is more than just because of the brand name or rankings.
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18 Jul 2024, 12:56
Hello, @ParijatKumar

Your background offers a unique blend of engineering expertise and public sector experience, evident from your graduation from NIT Hamirpur and current role at the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. While your eight years of experience showcase versatility, a 3.55 GPA and a planned GMAT might require a strategic approach for highly competitive programs like Harvard's Full-Time MBA.

To strengthen your application, focus on achieving a high GMAT score (ideally 720-740). Quantify your work achievements in both sectors and craft a compelling essay explaining your shift to finance and how your skills align with this new goal. If possible, consider gaining additional finance experience.

While Harvard holds potential, explore other top MBA programs that value your unique background and career aspirations. By targeting strategically, achieving a strong GMAT score, and crafting a compelling application, you can increase your chances of landing a top MBA program.

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19 Jul 2024, 15:08
Hi @ParijatKumar
I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. I hope you are doing well. Speaking about your profile, it looks good on the surface. Your 8 years of work experience being a significant advantage.

Your experience across private and government sectors showcases versatility and adaptability, valuable assets in business school. To truly understand your candidacy, understanding the impact you've made in your roles is crucial. Can you elaborate on quantifiable achievements or projects you led that demonstrate your problem-solving and leadership skills? Similarly, having a clear vision for your post-MBA goals, particularly within finance (investment banking, venture capital, etc.), will strengthen your application.

HBS usually looks for leadership potential, academics, international experience and strong communication skills while evaluating an application. I would recommend adding some safety schools. Since R2 application deadlines are in January 2025, you have sufficient time to build on your application.
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2025
Score: Plan to take the GMAT
GPA: 3.2
Pre-MBA industry: Consumer Products
Post-MBA industry: Consumer Products
Harvard
Full Time MBA
Round 1
3 days ago
Ross Michigan
Full Time MBA
Round 1
3 days ago
Anderson
Full Time MBA
Round 1
3 days ago
19 Jul 2024 02:07
Hello gmat community,


I have over 4 years of work experience, in which one year as business consultant (Founders Office) in a start-up and three year as Head of business at my family business in F&B Industry. Moreover, I am working on an early stage D2C startup focused on healthy ice-cream that is no sugar and low calorie.

With regards to co-curricular activities I was president and co-founder of an academics and management club during my college. Moreover, I was part of the worlds largest youth-run organisation AIESEC and have taken various leadership position and I have been on international cultural exchange program to Egypt for over 45 days to work with an early stage startup focused in spreading awareness about legal aid and government initiatives to underprivilege people.

Looking forward to recommendations on my profile. Thank you!
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18 Jul 2024, 22:52
Hi ! need a bit more info; gender, age, goals/why MBA. College would be helpful as well (or maybe state 3 of similar stature if youre concerned about anonymity). Professional impact and leadership achievements outside office, which schools you are targeting as well. - Farrell
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19 Jul 2024, 14:53
Hi @A_101
I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. Speaking about your profile, founding an early-stage business and leading a family business demonstrate strong entrepreneurial spirit. Your experience with AIESEC showcases your leadership potential and global perspective.

For top programs like Harvard and Ross, a strong GMAT score will be very crucial as your GPA is on the lower end, highlighting the impact you've made in your various roles will also be needed to compensate. You will need to quantify achievements in your startup and family business (increased sales, improved efficiency, or anything that can create a positive impact)

Your target schools have high selectivity. Consider adding a safety school with a strong Consumer Products program.

Since you have mentioned that you are targeting R1, I have mentioned the deadlines for HBS- 4 Sep 2024, Ross- 9 Sep, 2024, Anderson- 1 October, 2024. I hope you have started working on your applications as the deadlines are approaching fast, else target R2.

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China
2026
Male
Score: 720 GMAT Classic
GPA: 3.2
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Post-MBA industry: Consulting
Columbia
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2 days ago
Haas
Full Time MBA
2 days ago
Stern
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Anderson
Full Time MBA
2 days ago
Sloan MIT
MIT Supply Chain Management
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Hello, I'm seeking some advices here. I've been working within top-tier consulting firm for 6 years, focused on operation/procurement area, not the consulting line. I'm seeking higher education to propel my career development. I'm 29 years old, male, graduated from university in 2018 with GPA 3.2, Finance major. My considerations are 1.school reputation. 2.accessibility to job market(location). I listed several programs here and would like to hear any suggestions. Thank you very much!
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19 Jul 2024, 03:13
Hello @owen1ee

You have a compelling background for MBA applications, particularly with your impressive GMAT score and 6 years at a top consulting firm. While your experience in operations/procurement is valuable, focus on highlighting projects where you used analytical skills, problem-solving, and client interaction – all hallmarks of strong consulting experience.

To strengthen your application further, refine your post-MBA goals. Specificity about the consulting you see yourself in post-MBA will enhance your essays and guide your school selection. While your 3.2 GPA might cause a minor blip, the GMAT score can effectively balance it.

The schools you listed are all top choices with strong reputations and access to consulting hubs. However, competition is fierce. Consider adding Chicago Booth, Kellogg, and McCombs to your list. These programs boast excellent reputations, strong alumni networks, and a focus on marketing, strategy, or a growing consulting presence – all valuable assets for your consulting aspirations.

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19 Jul 2024, 14:37
Hi @owen1ee
I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. Speaking about your profile, a 720 classic is decent. Your experience at a top consulting firm for 6 years is highly impressive, particularly in the operations/procurement area but your GPA is on the lower side for the schools you are targeting.

Your extensive consulting experience can significantly balance the application. You will need to highlight the impact you've generated during your 6 years in consulting. Please quantify your achievements whenever possible. Did you lead projects that resulted in significant cost savings or operational improvements? Did you develop innovative solutions that streamlined processes or boosted efficiency? Showcasing your ability to deliver measurable results will be key to an admit.

Additionally, consider optional essays to address your GPA directly. Briefly explain your low score while focusing on the growth and development you've demonstrated in your professional career.

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2025
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Score: 615 GMAT Focus
GPA: 7.51
Pre-MBA industry: Finance
Post-MBA industry: Finance
Tuck
Full Time MBA
Round 2
2 days ago
Columbia
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Round 1
2 days ago
Stern
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2 days ago
Johnson (Cornell)
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Darden
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19 Jul 2024 02:07
Greetings,


I am an experienced corporate banker from India with a first MBA from one of India's top 20 programs, completed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting peer learning and comprehensive MBA exposure. Currently, I hold a pivotal role in a leading global bank, managing one of the largest portfolios in North India.

During my academic tenure, I demonstrated leadership by spearheading clubs and organizing events. I also actively contributed to an NGO, focusing on enriching underprivileged children’s education. My academic achievements include receiving a 50% scholarship for my undergraduate studies and winning the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Presently, my GMAT focus score is 615. However, I am confident that this score does not fully reflect my proficiency in mathematics and analytical skills. I aim to apply to top-tier MBA programs, particularly targeting Tuck and Columbia within the T-15 category, emphasizing my professional background and leadership experience to contribute effectively to their vibrant communities.

I would greatly appreciate candid feedback on my prospects and guidance on whether to target Round 1 or Round 2 admissions.
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19 Jul 2024, 05:08
Hi Sachin, points for your consideration:
1. Unless you already have, check which schools do not prefer a second MBA candidate. I couldn't figure out your UG. If it is a 3-year degree, then be aware that some schools will reject you for not having a 4-year UG degree. There is no point wasting efforts on such schools.
2. Is your GPA on a scale of 8 or 10? If 10, then read #3.
3. A (seemingly) weak GPA will need to be offset by a stupendous GMAT (think 705+). 615 is a far cry, and your first MBA is not going to compensate for that.
4. You are already late for R1, given that barely 50–60 days are left for deadlines.
5. Your 3+ years of experience are also on the lower side. You need to offer something significant in your profile for schools to consider you (an Indian male).
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19 Jul 2024, 11:32
Hey, @theSachin

You present a compelling profile for MBA programs. Your GPA, academic scholarship, and International Mathematics Olympiad win showcase impressive scholarly achievement. Your 3.2 years in corporate banking, managing a significant portfolio at a leading global bank, demonstrate strong financial skills. Leading clubs, organizing events, and your NGO involvement highlight leadership potential and social responsibility.

There are a few areas to consider. While your work experience is relevant, it might be helpful to clarify your motivation for staying in finance after the MBA. Additionally, with a first MBA from a top Indian program, you can frame any limitations in peer learning or comprehensiveness as an opportunity to seek a more well-rounded experience in your second MBA.

The 615 Focus GMAT score might be a slight disadvantage for T-15 programs, particularly in Round 1. For Columbia's Round 1 application (already submitted), highlight your strengths in essays and showcase your potential in interviews. For Tuck, Round 2 could be a good option if you consider potentially retaking the GMAT to improve your score.

To broaden your options, consider schools like McCombs, Tepper, or Ross for Round 2. These programs boast strong finance programs and alumni networks, and later deadlines could be advantageous.

Your profile is strong, but the GMAT score might be a hurdle for Round 1 at T-15 schools. Strengthen your Columbia application and consider Round 2 for other top programs. By potentially retaking the GMAT, crafting compelling essays and recommendation letters, and networking with alumni, you'll be well-positioned to secure a spot in a top MBA program.

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19 Jul 2024, 14:00
Hi @theSachin

I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. I hope you are doing well. Your profile looks good on the surface. A 615 FE score is okayish while your experience as a corporate banker managing a large portfolio is impressive.
Your leadership in clubs and community involvement with the NGO showcase well-roundedness. Your achievements like the scholarship and Math Olympiad win are noteworthy too.

For top-tier programs like Tuck and Columbia, you will need a slightly higher GMAT score (As your WE is also on the lower side). For Columbia R1, the deadline is 10th September 2024 and for Tuck R1 it is 26th September this year. I would recommend applying in R2 as Columbia has a deadline in January next year and Tuck has in December this year.

Applying in R2 would give you immense time to work on your application. Believe me, you will need very strong essays to establish your reason for a double MBA to the Adcoms.

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19 Jul 2024, 14:09
Sachin bhai I think MBA and Beyond chat gpt your evaluation XD
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3 years
India
2025
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Score: 645 GMAT Focus
GPA: 7.72
Pre-MBA industry: Transportation
Post-MBA industry: Transportation
ISB
Full Time MBA
Round 1
2 days ago
19 Jul 2024 02:07
Hello Everyone.


I have 3 years of experience as a Navigation Officer in the Merchant Navy. Looking to now switch to a shore based job and using MBA as a medium to do that and upskill myself. I have scored a 645 (89%ile) in the GFE.

Given my background I feel an MBA in Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operations makes the most sense but I havent set anything in stone. I know that during the program itself people realise what specialisation they would like to do and am open to that.

My main aim is to get into ISB and would like to know what all I should do to better my chances.
Am also open to an MBA abroad but my main aim is ISB.

Education :
10th (CBSE) : 9.4 CGPA
12th (CBSE) : 79%
B.Tech in Nautical Technology BITS Pilani : 7.72 CGPA

Will appreciate any and all inputs.

Thank You.
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19 Jul 2024, 13:27
Hi @ISHAAN AGARWAL

I am Priyanka, Client Manager at ARINGO. I hope you are doing well. Speaking about your profile, a 645 is a strong score, and your experience in the Merchant Navy is unique. An MBA in Logistics/Supply Chain Management would definitely leverage your background and prepare you for a successful transition to a shore-based role. ISB is a fantastic target school, but considering your international experience, exploring options abroad could also be beneficial.

To strengthen your ISB application, consider highlighting transferable skills from your navigation experience - leadership, problem-solving, and analytical thinking are all highly valued in business. Additionally, focus on showcasing your career goals and how an MBA aligns with them.

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19 Jul 2024, 14:02
Hey, @ISHAAN AGARWAL

You have a strong foundation for your ISB MBA application with a strong GMAT score and a solid academic background. Your experience as a Navigation Officer, while not directly related to your target industry, demonstrates valuable leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills honed in a complex environment. To further strengthen your application, highlight how these skills translate to the Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operations field.

Quantify your achievements as a Navigation Officer, showcasing how you optimized routes, improved efficiency, or used data analysis to solve problems. Network with industry professionals and demonstrate your understanding of current trends and challenges through essays. You can also explore other ISB specializations like Business Analytics or Strategy that could complement your skills and career goals. While ISB remains your primary target, consider researching top MBA programs abroad with strong logistics/supply chain programs as a backup plan.

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4.3 years
Greece
2025
Female
Score: 320 GRE
GPA: 4.0
Pre-MBA industry: Tech
Post-MBA industry: Tech
Columbia
J-Term MBA
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J-Term Final Round
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0.3 years
Italy
2024
Male
Score: 625 GMAT Focus
GPA: 4.0
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Post-MBA industry: Consulting
INSEAD
INSEAD Master in Management
AppliedFeb 20, 24
MatriculatingMar 28, 24
Scholarship25%
Round 3
2 months ago
HEC Paris
HEC MiM
AppliedFeb 22, 24
InterviewedApr 2, 24
AcceptedApr 19, 24
Scholarship25%
2 months ago
ESSEC
ESSEC Master in Management
AppliedFeb 25, 24
3 months ago
19 Jul 2024 10:07
Home university: LUISS Guido Carli

Also admitted to Bocconi IM CEMS
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09 May 2024, 21:47
Hey congrats for converting HEC ! Can you tell something more about yourself.. and sertain tips for an spirant of how to prepare and apply/
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10 May 2024, 04:25
Hey could you let me know about how you built your overall application package? Any Resources used, etc. as i have score of 615 and want to maximize my chances
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10 May 2024, 04:28
615 is a fine score, it will not cause issues in any mim. I just pasted the admission questions on word and wrote. No consueling, no review, no chatgpt.
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10 May 2024, 04:32
Ahh Ty!
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19 Jul 2024, 09:58
Hi, my sincere congratulations for being admitted to HEC!

I have a question for you: if you are Italian and you want to get into MBB, why did you choose HEC over Bocconi IM CEMS?
I am Italian, therefore I'm interested to get your point of view on this.
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19 Jul 2024, 10:11
I chose INSEAD actually, if you want the reason we can discuss privately. IM CEMS is a great program, but they release results too late (I am not loosing 8000€ to change idea), which means they lose some people to other business schools. I am currently interning in MBB so I have some advantage for the future
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19 Jul 2024, 10:23
Honestly I'd love to discuss this privately. I'll reach out on LinkedIn, if you don't mind.
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