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I have one question for HBS alumni and applicants?

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Should I even bother applying?

Undergrad: Second Tier Ivy (Cornell, Brown, Upenn). Graduation date: 2013
BA: Political Science (International Politics focus); GPA: 3.67, Cumulative GPA: 3.60
GMAT: 720
Econ/Math/Finance: Just Principles of Econ in undergrad, and three "political economy" like classes (3As, 1 B. I was actually a quant guy before undergrad, so I am currently refreshing my math with the hope of taking Micro,Macro, and Multivariable Calc before I apply in November. Is the Calc necessary?
Work Experience: excluding undergrad internships: 1.75 at public sector consulting (doing a great deal of international disarmament/pandemic relief work; (think Deloitte, Accenture, Booz Allen). Prior internship at Bulge Bracket IB.
Leadership: Mentor to national youth development program, pro-bono nonprofit consultant.
Recommendations: 1 professor, 2 supervisors/bosses
Language: Proficient in Spanish, Beginner in French

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Your stats are in line with the class averages at HBS and other top programs, so you don't have to worry about that. The lack of quantitative courses may be an issue, but is not a deal-breaker. The real concern is work experience. HBS and Stanford seem to be more forgiving for little experience. So it's worth applying IF you can answer "Why an MBA and why now?" Your odds would increase with a year or two more experience.

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Thanks for sharing your profile. You should certainly apply since you have the requisite academic background and pedigree and fall in line on paper to competitive at HBS. just make sure it is clear why you're applying and the impact an MBA can have on your personal and professional development goals.

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Thank you for all of the responses!

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Re: I have one question for HBS alumni and applicants?   [#permalink] 01 Sep 2015, 10:38
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