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Profile Evaluation - EMBA

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Hi All,

Thanks in advance for taking a look at my EMBA profile. I am just starting my EMBA search and wanted to gauge my chances of acceptance to an elite program.

Age: 31

Education: BS in Mathematics and Economics from a low ranked state school, top 65 public USNWR, (think: Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Temple)
GPA: 2.9 Overall, 3.4 last 60 hours, 3.6 Major (could be a weak point, very unfocused by first two years)
GMAT: Have not taken yet, relatively strong test taker, 95th (1350) Percentile SAT in HS. Very strong quant and analytical skills.

Work Experience: 7 years, progressive management experience of my families medical device company, ~$20M AR and 2 Years SVP of a biotech startup.
Sales --> Product Management --> Director - Product Dev --> VP - Strategy and member of executive leadership team. Clear path to CEO within 10 years.

Projects: Launched 4 products with annual revenue over $1M combined and built a network of 10+ independent sales reps. Lead digital transformation from paper traceability system to proprietary ERP, created architecture and was project manager over remote development team. Introduced lean and created supply chain division. Currently working on two initiatives that will 2x EBITDA after completion with a sub 200 day break even.

Sourced two next generation OBL products from international CMOs that will yield $6-8M ARR post CE Marking, 5-7 year timeline.

Current Direct reports include Dir - Supply Chain, Dir - HR, Dir - IT. Currently the head of strategy and acquisitions, product development, supply chain, and product manager for two surgical divisions.

I am planning to apply to Duke CCMBA, Wharton EMBA, Sloan EMBA, and possibly Booth and Kellogg EMBA.

Please let me know if I am way off base in the caliber of programs I am targeting given my background. I would like to continue to build skills to lead my family business and grow the business to $50M during my tenure through increases in marketshare, product portfolio, and grow the biotech side of our business substantially through scientific partnerships and acquisitions.

I do no volunteer work and focus all of my time on the business and our startup JV.

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New post 18 Apr 2017, 12:32
emba2017 wrote:
Hi All,

ThHi EMBA2017, thanks for reaching out. Will answer below.anks in advance for taking a look at my EMBA profile. I am just starting my EMBA search and wanted to gauge my chances of acceptance to an elite program.

Age: 31

Education: BS in Mathematics and Economics from a low ranked state school, top 65 public USNWR, (think: Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Temple)
GPA: 2.9 Overall, 3.4 last 60 hours, 3.6 Major (could be a weak point, very unfocused by first two years)matters less in EMBA admissions
GMAT: Have not taken yet, relatively strong test taker, 95th (1350) Percentile SAT in HS. Very strong quant and analytical skills.also matters less in EMBA sometimes

Work Experience: 7 years, progressive management experience of my families medical device company, ~$20M AR and 2 Years SVP of a biotech startup.Excellent work
Sales --> Product Management --> Director - Product Dev --> VP - Strategy and member of executive leadership team. Clear path to CEO within 10 years.excellent progression and path

Projects: Launched 4 products with annual revenue over $1M combined and built a network of 10+ independent sales reps. Lead digital transformation from paper traceability system to proprietary ERP, created architecture and was project manager over remote development team. Introduced lean and created supply chain division. Currently working on two initiatives that will 2x EBITDA after completion with a sub 200 day break even.

Sourced two next generation OBL products from international CMOs that will yield $6-8M ARR post CE Marking, 5-7 year timeline.

Current Direct reports include Dir - Supply Chain, Dir - HR, Dir - IT. Currently the head of strategy and acquisitions, product development, supply chain, and product manager for two surgical divisions.

I am planning to apply to Duke CCMBA, Wharton EMBA, Sloan EMBA, and possibly Booth and Kellogg EMBA.I think this is a good mix of programs to target. Suggest you also look at UNC Kenan-Flagler's programs. They have Exec programs and an online program you should look at also. As you notice, many of these programs are not posting the GMAT and GPA averages and I suspect that is because they value them less in the decision making process. I suspect Sloan and Wharton may be more challenging with your academic background- but on the strength of your work experience you may still have some options. You are on the shorter end of the WE for executive MBA but I think your career progression to date makes this an option. We do have some counselors who are real experts in this area and I would encourage you to reach out for a free consult to go into your specific situation in more detail. They could really help you narrow down the specific programs that are a best fit for your interests and also help you focus on the schools with the best odds for you once they know more about your specific situation.The link for the free consult is here: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/

Please let me know if I am way off base in the caliber of programs I am targeting given my background. I would like to continue to build skills to lead my family business and grow the business to $50M during my tenure through increases in marketshare, product portfolio, and grow the biotech side of our business substantially through scientific partnerships and acquisitions.

I do no volunteer work and focus all of my time on the business and our startup JV.I also think in the bigger picture it will be the strength of your work leadership that drives this process so I would not worry about manufacturing volunteer work for the application. However, you will present as a more well rounded leader if you do find a way- even a small way- to give back to your community and I do see this as an area that could be improved.

The other general comment on EMBA I will offer is that here you may want to align yourself with a brand that you see yourself being able to continue to engage with. You don't say where you live- but if you are in Chicago- then I would look extra hard at Kellogg and Booth and explore both part-time and EMBA options. If you aim to build your business more in Southeast- then I wjould look more at Duke or UNC. While certainly the travel and international networking opportunities are very important, I think even with EMBA there is value in having close access to the "brand" so that you can continue to easily engage as you progress in your career.
Not necessarily the most important thing - as there is a lot to consider- but certainly add that to your decision making process. Good luck and congrats on running out of the gates of your career with gusto!


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EMBA2017

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