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New post 11 Aug 2018, 05:31
Hi, I am aiming for an MBA at either Wharton, Harvard, Booth, Kellogg, Cambridge or Oxford (2019 or 2020 intake).

1. I would like to understand if I do have a realistic chance of getting an interview based on the profile below.
2. Furthermore, if you have any advise regarding which parts of my profile to emphasize or play down that would be great.

I would very much appreciate your professional input. Please see below. (Also, have a great day!)


General info
Gender: Male
Nationality: Swedish
Age: 27
GMAT: 730 (Q:47 V:44, IR:7)
TOEFL: 119

Undergrad 1: Business/finance (Bocconi University)
Undergrad 2: Law (Swedish Business Law School)
- Undergrad degrees read in parallel during a total of four years
Graduate (Master): Master in Management (London Business School)

Undergrad GPA: 3.97 (out of 4)
Master GPA: 3.95 (out of 4)

Work experience
Internships: Mostly in high-tech/business during my studies
Full time 1: Morgan Stanley (IB)
Full time 2: Accenture M&A (M&A strategy consulting)

Total internship work-time: ~1 year
Total full time work-time: ~2,5 years (3,5 years at program start)

Extensive volunteering experience
Significant sport-related achievements (Ice Hockey)
Speak four languages fluently

Post MBA objective
Alternative 1: Pivot into larger tech-company internal M&A division
Alternative 2: Boutique Private Equity specialized on tech
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Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 6301
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
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New post 14 Aug 2018, 19:09
I think you have a shot at these schools for sure. That said, we'd need to know more about you to say how strong a shot & to what extent these schools fall into the reach vs. competitive category. A lot will depend on the specific impact you've had at work & the achievements you can speak to there as well as the reasons for your post-MBA goals (why is this your passion) and the impact you aspired to have there. At the end of the day you've got the stats that it takes to get into these top schools, but a strong b-school application is about more than just stats. You need to show your unique value proposition & prove to the schools why they should take you over an equally strong candidate. That comes through via your work examples but also in how you talk about WHY your work/goals are your passion as well as what you convey about who you are as a person. B-school apps are becoming increasingly personal.

If you'd like to speak in more detail & with more specifics definitely reach out to us & we can get you set up with a free consultation with one of our MBA consultants, who can talk through it all with you & give you a better sense based on more detail rom you. Feel free to reach out to Claudia at and she can get you set up!

Hope that helps!
Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado


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