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Pending promotion - pending promotion and overload of apps in R2

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New post 22 Jul 2018, 13:07
Hello forum!

I need some advice on the following situation...

I am currently on track to get a promotion from my manager. I spoke to him regarding my development and what I need to complete before the promotion happens - he is aware of my MBA goals. Relevant details are below.

2.6 GPA from top UC major in management science
2 years as FA for boutique investment firm (exp in finding seed capital for in-house built concepts and rolling it out. also built concepts re: finance and biz plan. some failed, some succeeded. lots of consulting)
1 year split with investment analyst for real estate firm and auditing at top 30 public acct firm
Pre-acquisition company - 7 months as FA 1 , 1 month as FA 2
Post- acquisition company (top in HR space) - currently an FA for 19 months, Sr. FA promotion on the cusp

My issues here that i need advice on is

1) Should i push all my apps to round 2 so that i could put my SR FA title on my app? that would make 6 schools that i would apply to in January.
2) I do know that you can update schools on promotions and what not. Given that my GPA profile is not that strong (2.6gpa) i am afraid that not putting the SR. FA role to start with would hurt my chances at other parts of my app not being considered for review. Thoughts?
3) i heard top schools automatically ding R2 if GMAT is below a 700. - i got a 690. so i am wary of applying in R2. Can you confirm or give color on this?


Any other relevant advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks team!
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New post 23 Jul 2018, 13:43
Hi grenneth90042,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. I have answered your questions below:

1) Should i push all my apps to round 2 so that i could put my SR FA title on my app? that would make 6 schools that i would apply to in January. I would recommend that you not wait for the promotion. If your application is strong, the SR FA is not a deal breaker in your admissions, and you can update your application once you receive the official promotion. This way you take advantage of the early rounds where possible.
2) I do know that you can update schools on promotions and what not. Given that my GPA profile is not that strong (2.6gpa) i am afraid that not putting the SR. FA role to start with would hurt my chances at other parts of my app not being considered for review. Thoughts? Your application is viewed holistically. Your promotion is not the only strong point in your profile, so I would focus on those details.
3) i heard top schools automatically ding R2 if GMAT is below a 700. - i got a 690. so i am wary of applying in R2. Can you confirm or give color on this? To be frank, top schools ding candidates with good GMAT scores as well (I am talking about a 750 GMAT score). Take the time to look at your profile, apply to schools in both R1 and R2. With a 690 GMAT and 2.6 GPA, top schools will be a challenge unless you bring something extraordinary to the school and the cohort, with or without a promotion.

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grenneth90042 wrote:
Hello forum!

I need some advice on the following situation...

I am currently on track to get a promotion from my manager. I spoke to him regarding my development and what I need to complete before the promotion happens - he is aware of my MBA goals. Relevant details are below.

2.6 GPA from top UC major in management science
2 years as FA for boutique investment firm (exp in finding seed capital for in-house built concepts and rolling it out. also built concepts re: finance and biz plan. some failed, some succeeded. lots of consulting)
1 year split with investment analyst for real estate firm and auditing at top 30 public acct firm
Pre-acquisition company - 7 months as FA 1 , 1 month as FA 2
Post- acquisition company (top in HR space) - currently an FA for 19 months, Sr. FA promotion on the cusp

My issues here that i need advice on is

1) Should i push all my apps to round 2 so that i could put my SR FA title on my app? that would make 6 schools that i would apply to in January.
2) I do know that you can update schools on promotions and what not. Given that my GPA profile is not that strong (2.6gpa) i am afraid that not putting the SR. FA role to start with would hurt my chances at other parts of my app not being considered for review. Thoughts?
3) i heard top schools automatically ding R2 if GMAT is below a 700. - i got a 690. so i am wary of applying in R2. Can you confirm or give color on this?


Any other relevant advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks team!

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