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HBS 2+2; Is it possible with my profile?

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Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
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New post 27 Jan 2016, 02:56
I just found out about HBS 2+2 so I'm a little late to the party, but should still be able to get the application in before R3.

I understand that HBS 2+2 is super competitive, so is there any idea in me applying?

B.Sc and M.Sc in Computer Science from top 1 technical university in Sweden. 4.7/5.0 GPA
B.Sc in Business (taken in parallell) from top 5 university in Sweden. 4.1/5.0 GPA
A couple of extra-curriculars with leadership experience, including one major project with 27 people reporting to me and a budget of $80000.
Internships in a global Swedish tech company and largest Swedish independent financial advisor.
710 GMAT
Job offers from several consulting firms (hopefully MBB as well, final round next week) for upcoming fall.
My passion is within tech, so the purpose of my MBA would be to get the foundation and credibility to start my dream tech company.

I feel like all the needed parts are there, but that everything is a bit too weak.
GPA good, but not stellar. Extra-curriculars good but too few. Internships not super impressive. GMAT a bit low. Etc...

What do you think?

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New post 30 Jan 2016, 02:27
I'd tend to agree with you that it's okay, but prob not HBS worthy. Consulting is great and all, but it's an over saturated pool of people with impeccable resumes, Ivy league undergrads, and sky high gmats. If you're dead set on HBS, boost up the GMAT and do something that they don't see every day. I think you're doing super well, but prob just come up a bit short for HBS. What's the harm in applying though? Spend the money and see what happens.

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I just found out about HBS 2+2 so I'm a little late to the party, but should still be able to get the application in before R3.

I understand that HBS 2+2 is super competitive, so is there any idea in me applying?

B.Sc and M.Sc in Computer Science from top 1 technical university in Sweden. 4.7/5.0 GPA
B.Sc in Business (taken in parallell) from top 5 university in Sweden. 4.1/5.0 GPA
A couple of extra-curriculars with leadership experience, including one major project with 27 people reporting to me and a budget of $80000.
Internships in a global Swedish tech company and largest Swedish independent financial advisor.
710 GMAT
Job offers from several consulting firms (hopefully MBB as well, final round next week) for upcoming fall.
My passion is within tech, so the purpose of my MBA would be to get the foundation and credibility to start my dream tech company.

I feel like all the needed parts are there, but that everything is a bit too weak.
GPA good, but not stellar. Extra-curriculars good but too few. Internships not super impressive. GMAT a bit low. Etc...

What do you think?


Your profile is pretty good but you are missing one thing to pop that will help you stand out from the crowd. I would recommend that you start in consulting, retake the GMAT and focus on a strong leadership activity. Then you can apply in a couple years with the regular cycle. You would have a better chance of getting in if you build a stronger profile between now and then.

Good luck and reach out if you want more early planning advice.

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New post 26 Feb 2016, 15:08
Very nice profile but at HBS very nice is not always enough, I think starting your career with a firm gameplan for setting yourself up for a successful app at HBS. The clear gap here currently is the one stand out thing in your profile that separates you from other candidates. Use your early career to secure this and you can position yourself for future greatness
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