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New post 25 Jun 2019, 10:08
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Hey folks,

Could you please help me out with a profile evaluation?

Nationality | Gender | Age : Indian | Male | 25
GMAT Score: 710 (Considering taking it again, this was my first attempt)

Work Experience:
- 4 years with a leading data analytics consulting firm in India. Progressed from Business Analyst to Senior Business Analyst to an Engagement lead over a 4 year window, received 2 delivery excellence awards over these years
- Directly lead a group of 15 people. Responsible for developing analytical solutions for our client, and all business/customer development within the account
- Mentored close to 50 people across various teams for various roles
- Almost all of my experience has been with a Fortune 100 client to formulate their analytical journey in the Marketing Analytics space
- We work closely with Sr. Managers and Sr. Directors, and we've received multiple awards for our impact
- I was chosen as an early candidate for my company's leadership programme, and I've brought in consistent growth year over year. Grew team size by ~100% every year to a ~$1.5M Portfolio (as of today)

Undergraduate:
- Tier 1 School in India (NIT Trichy), but only a CGPA of 6.8

Other Details:
- Grew up in Saudi,so I've traveled a fair bit around the Middle East, and have interned with a firm in the Middle East (I've been hearing European schools take working outside your home turf quite seriously)
- I support our family business on the side. We run a group a restaurants and cafe, and I help in raising the brand's awareness and marketing
- No other entrepreneurial experience, haven't had the chance to invest much in community service except for some online volunteering to create some English Learning Material for kids

Really appreciate your help!


Hi,

I like your profile. What I read here shows consistently above average performance at work, career progression, and the impact you have made on your organization. International experience is always valued by business schools for the qualities it instills in a person - and since the environment at business schools is highly international, prior international exposure helps candidates to thrive there. The entrepreneurial experience could be another plus. I don't know the extent of your involvement or your contribution, so this area will need some more explanation.

Taking GMAT again is a good idea as you plan to apply to several b-schools, and the American ones generally have a higher GMAT expectations from applicants from your pool. Moreover, you have a low GPA and that's not going to help at all. Aim for a 740+score. You may also need to address the low GPA in the optional essay. Again, we will need more information here about the reasons for the low score, before giving very definitive advice.

So as I see, you have your task cut out for now- retake the GMAT. I hope that you have set a deadline to this as the first rounds at most MBA programs start in September. Do note that along with stellar test scores, strong execution of applications will be crucial for hearing positive news from b-schools.
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New post 03 Jul 2019, 00:29
HI.
I will be applying for MBA fall 2019.
I have a low GPA, (45% from Rajasthan University. graduated in 2012) But my GMAT is 710 (2019). I have 8 years of my own business experience. since 2011 to present.
And i have organised free blood donation camps for the local govt. hospital and free medicines camp for the slum areas of the city (extra volunteer work)
I now want to change my career path and move to Finance sector ( Investment banking and risk analysis)
I have registered for CFA Level 1 exam for June Dec 2019
I want to know if my low GPA is going to put a negative impact on my profile if i apply to LBS.

Thanks.
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New post 03 Jul 2019, 05:06
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HI.
I will be applying for MBA fall 2019.
I have a low GPA, (45% from Rajasthan University. graduated in 2012) But my GMAT is 710 (2019). I have 8 years of my own business experience. since 2011 to present.
And i have organised free blood donation camps for the local govt. hospital and free medicines camp for the slum areas of the city (extra volunteer work)
I now want to change my career path and move to Finance sector ( Investment banking and risk analysis)
I have registered for CFA Level 1 exam for June Dec 2019
I want to know if my low GPA is going to put a negative impact on my profile if i apply to LBS.

Thanks.
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Hi Simrandeep,

What is your current experience in? Do give some details about your work experience, how you have grown your business and how and investment banking role makes logical sense
yes, a 45% GPA is low for a top MBA program, so I consider it as a big challenge in your application to LBS.
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Hi all,

I am interested in applying for the LBS MFA program but am unsure whether I even stand a chance. Also, I am looking for advice on steps I could take to improve my chances.

Ethnicity: Asian
Age: 25

Some background: I graduated from the University of London International Programme (Accounting & Finance) in May 2018 with First Class Honors. Almost all my modules had First Class Grades but i unfortunately have 1 fail (Financial Management). If i have to give a reason, I would say it was because I was doing a full time audit internship with one of the Big 4 while having classes at the same time, so failing one module was my choice (given the time I had) as I wanted to focus on getting First Class for the other modules (I did). I did not participate in other extra co-curricular activities throughout my university life.

Currently I am working in audit at one of the big 4, but I am looking to get into a top tier masters programme (LBS,LSE etc) as i feel that it would help open up more career opportunities. I have great interest in the LBS MFA as I really like the program curriculum.

Anyway, I have a couple of questions i hope you guys can help with:

1. I know that for LBS MFA, CFA level 1 can be substituted for the Gmat. I have done neither, but will do one of them. Do you think I should go for the Gmat or CFA Level 1? I am inclined towards the CFA as I'd rather learn something in the process, than revisit math that I will never use again, also the CFA might also open some opportunities for me. Of course if i do go down the cfa route, my aim would be to complete the whole thing eventually and not just level 1. My worry about doing the Gmat is that my time would be wasted if I score well but still fail to get into the masters programme. However, if i sit for the CFA level 1 in Dec 2019, the results will only be out mid January 2020, which would be somewhere in the middle of the application timeline for the MFA. If i do the Gmat then my plan will be to take it in Nov/Dec as i need some time to study. I know that admission gets more competitive as the deadline approaches, hence my dilemma. I can only focus on either the Gmat or CFA level 1 as my working hours are sometimes quite long.

1.1 So do you think I should take the Gmat or CFA level 1?
1.2 Will the Gmat provide more weight to my application than the CFA?

2. Am i aiming too high? I have seen the backgrounds of people who did the LBS MFA programme and was wondering if i even stand a chance given my background. Is there anything I can do to improve my chances?

3. Do you guys know how strict LBS is on the 1-2 year work experience "limit" criteria for the MFA? I am nearing 1 year of work experience, I initially hoped to wait one more year (so 2 years of working exp) before applying but am unsure on how much that would hurt my chances.

Thanks so much in advance.
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Hi all,

Posting for a quick evaluation for the LBS full time MBA. Also looking to get in touch with current LBS full-time MBA alumni with a similar level of experience in industry to discuss about the benefits of the program and the potential roles that are available post MBA from LBS.

I plan to apply in Round 1 for the 2020 intake. I have 13 years experience in the Indian IT industry and with international exposure in London for the past 5 years. Been working with a leading Insurance client for the past 8 years in various roles and have good exposure in the insurance market in London and Europe. I was brought in to London to replace a person with more than 20 years of IT experience and perform the role of Subject Matter Expert for the Underwriting Product that the client uses for underwriting insurance. I also am a Certified member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom and hold an Executive Certificate in Management from the University of Virginia. Post MBA I plan to transition into a Consulting role in the Insurance sector if possible or take-up a Product Head/Strategy oriented role in a core Insurance company. Other information on my profile as follows

Undergrad Information- Mechanical Engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India, graduated in 2005 with 73.33%.

GMAT:750

No major extra curriculars to talk about but have been involved in long distance running since 2012 and participated in half marathons in India and UK. Also co-founded a running group in India and was a full-time member until leaving for UK in 2015.

Looking for a feedback on profile and also get in touch with current alumni to discuss about the program, its benefits and the opportunities that may open up with someone with my kind of profile.
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New post 27 Aug 2019, 09:09
Hi, please evaluate my profile.

Female, 25 years old, India

Secondary education : 9.4 gpa
Senior Secondary : 81.9%

Graduation :
Bachelors of Architecture
(5 years course including 6 months internship)

College : NIT

CGPA : 7.67

GMAT : 710 (Q49, V 36)

Work Experience : 25 months at Larsen and Toubro
(as on august 2019)
Role : Senior architect

Have taken up more responsibility than is usually awarded at my cadre. Have handled one project in last year and am handling another project on my own as of now.(project values upwards of 100 crores)

Co Curriculars :
1. Regularly volunteer for ngo camps ( elderdly health camps etc)
2. Was part of organizing committees of college fests, department functions, functions in school
3. Was involved in dramatics and debating in school


Why mba ?

I know the technical aspects of a building, from the floor plans to the ventilation system, from the effect it can have on a person to the how livable and sustenable it can be .
I want to able to look at the same built environment from a business/financial/economic point of view also, to be able to have a more cohesive bigger picture.

Thanks !

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Background and nationality: 27 male from China

Undergrad Information:
Top Chinese diplomacy university, Major in English Language and Literature, Minor in International Relations
GPA: appox. 90/100 (my alma mater does not offer 4.0 scale GPA but the equivalent varies from 3.7-3.9 according to different metrics). Awarded national scholarships by Ministry of Education of China.

GMAT: 740 (Q51 V38 IR8 AW 5.5)
TOEFL: 115/120, I know most people on this forum don't need TOEFL scores but just put it as a reference

Work experience:
- (undergraduate) internship abroad at a United Nations regional hub, and Ministry of Finance of China, both working on policy analysis
- Joined one of China's policy financial institutions as client coverage officer since graduation, negotiating sovereign loans to local governments along the Belt and Road Initiative countries. Sectors are mainly focused on infrastructure, power, energy and resources.
1.1.5 years working in Beijing covering ASEAN countries
2.then fast-track promoted to regional manager on Asia and CIS (Russian-speaking countries) and worked for 2 years from Beijing, led a team and closed several deals, one of them was a Deal of the Year Award by a prestigious forum
3. relocated to Africa Office covering Eastern and Southern Africa. expected to have 1.5 years of WE upon matriculation. Lead negotiator for several mega sovereign debt restructuring (over 7bln USD) and interpreted for Company executives' meetings with African heads of states and government ministers.

Others: CFA, China CPA candidate, top employee performance award.
Traveled to over 30 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, mostly in a professional capacity.
Official passport holder (government representative stationed abroad other than diplomats at the Embassy).

Extracurricular:
In college
- President of Debate and Public Speaking Club, won a few national and international awards
After college
- liaison officer of Chinese government poverty alleviation program to an impoverished county (each policy financier like us has been assigned a pair-up county to help reduce poverty with our resources and expertise). Helped source experts and funding for local farmers to grow certain fruits and identified early stage buyers.
- Licensed English teacher within the company, offering regular English language and interpreting/translation training to interested employees as a part of the company's staff training module
-Also speak intermediate French (B1 proficiency under EU standards)

Post MBA goals
Work as an investment officer in infrastructure at one of the nascent China-sponsored multilateral development banks
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Hi!
I am a 25 y/o Male from India

Educational Background -
B.tech (Mechanical Engineering) - 7.84/10 or 70.9%
12th standard - 70.33%
10th standard - 9.4/10 or 89.30%

Work Experience -
36 months in Infosys Ltd.
Current designation - Senior Systems Engineer(Might get a promotion in the next quarter)
I am an SAP PI consultant/SAP UI developer with prior experience working as a SAP ABAP Developer.
I have worked on development/implementation projects only(No back-end support work till date)
I have worked on projects related to energy and manufacturing sectors till now(I feel it does not even matter as my work hardly changes from project to project)
I don`t have a leadership role but in the absence of my lead, I am the one coordinating the daily activities and dividing tasks among my teammates.
I have also received an award at work recently.

Extra-Curriculars -
Was chosen to be a part of the Self-governance team during the training period at Infosys after undergoing a selection process(A total of 10 people were chosen out of a batch of 450)
Was a part of an NGO for a couple of years. The NGO was dedicated to uplifting the unfortunate strata of the society, especially orphan children, by providing them with free education and a place to stay
Was part of the organizing teams for some fests(even a national level fest) during the college years

I am planning to apply in round 2. Is my profile competitive enough to give it a shot or should I wait it out for a couple of years and then try?
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New post 12 Oct 2019, 10:11
Hi all,

I'd appreciate any feedback or advice you might have on my chances:

Background: Indian male, 28, Canadian PR
Undergrad Information: Mechanical Engineering @ (top 10 engineering college in India) - 8.9 CGPA
Masters Grad: Moved to Canada for Masters @(Top 3 univ in Canada) - 87%
GMAT: 670, 690, Aiming for 730+

Work experience and leadership:
  • 4 years at matriculation at the largest engineering, procurement, and construction services company in Canada. No Management experience.
  • Committee Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Committee Member, Health and Safety Committee
  • Team Cultural Ambassador

Community Leadership: 3 years @ Toastmasters International
  • Division Director, Toastmasters International – Leading a team of 5 volunteer area directors; initiated and persuaded the district-wide roll out of a new simplified quantitative tracking of area directors’ goals and progress;
  • Area Director, Toastmasters International – Motivated and led 75% of clubs within my Area to a distinguished status;
  • Vice President Education, Company Toastmasters Club – Motivated and mentored members to achieve their personal communication goals, leading the club to achieve Toastmasters’ highest club status.
  • Chartered one new club going from ideation, organization to marketing for 20 new members.

Post MBA goals:
Short Term Goals: Corporate Strategy for a engineering consulting firm.
Long Term Goals: Entrepreneurship, CEO

Thanks in advance! Appreciate your time and feedback.
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New post 13 Oct 2019, 07:15
Hello all

I am currently preparing to give my GMAT this November but am unable to zero in on the B-School that is the right fit for me. My main intention to attain an MBA degree is to gain work experience abroad, ideally in the football sector and return home to develop Indian football. I strongly believe an MBA would help me understand the management side of how an industry works. With my technical, on-field football knowledge and the understanding of the workings on the corporate side, ideally, I would like to bridge the gap that exists between these two sides in Indian football.
I am looking for a general MBA over a sports MBA for two reasons:
1) Meeting people from completely different working backgrounds.
2) Keeping my options open when looking for new job opportunities.

Although I am pretty sure that networking would be a major issue for me with the job opportunities I am looking at post my graduation, I am open to make my own contacts.

A brief about me:

9.6 GPA in 10th (CBSE)

95% in 12th (State board, India)

Majored in Mechanical Engineering from Shiv Nadar University- 7.02 GPA.

Work experience:
3 years

I have attached a picture of my Resume too. Please do go through it to better understand my work experience and help me with my move forward.

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May I ask a more general question? Does LBS tend to take people with longer work experience?

I'm asking because I did some research and have found that even though LBS has a similar average WE (5.5 years) comparing to most other schools, it does have a much smaller standard deviation. Decision tracker shows almost half of the LBS admits have 60 months' experience, while US schools usually have a much wider range. Does is it mean if I have only 42 months' experience at matriculation, I'm almost certain dinged at LBS?
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Hey all! Posted this as a separate post, but then got routed to the profile evaluation threads. (Not sure of how to go about these, but posting the same in the three main schools I'm targetting, forgive and delete if that's not the right way to go about it.(

Needed some help from y'all to evaluate my profile and also to evaluate the options right in front of me so that my application gets a good boost by the time I apply (in two-three years).

Nationality: Indian
Sex: Male
Bachelor's: Engineering in Computer Science, CGPA: 9.4
Secondary School: 9.2, High School: 83%

Full time Work Exp: 2 years + 0.5 years internship
About the firm: Blue-chip American technology firm ($50B+ a year), one of the best rated supply chains as per Gartner ranking. Worked in the Bangalore office, role on paper was that of a supply chain business analyst, and then later supply chain program manager. One promotion on paper. But in reality, work is not dissimilar to an internal consultant, and have delivered or provided solutions for meaty projects. On a grade scale of A,B,C,D... progressively higher, started at A, took over the job-size of an employee at E who quit on a short notice during a hiring freeze, was moved to a B recently as soon as promotion freeze was relieved. Will definitely be moving to a grade C by the mid of next year, and perhaps a D by the time I apply, which would be considered crazy-fast by the company's standards. Have solid advocates at a Director+ level who would surely give me a glowing recommendation.

Was also honored with an award from the CEO last year for leading community service initiatives in the field of education of the underprivileged in Bangalore with a team of 50+ volunteers whom I program-managed.

GMAT: Will be taking by the end of this year, expecting 740-760 based on my current prep plus mocks

Post-MBA career plans: Either in the finance sector, operations industry or consulting, not zeroed in yet
Target schools: LBS is my first preference due to personal reasons. Outside of those intangibles, Kellogg, Booth, Stern, Sloan, Haas also certainly in my first tier. Harvard, Stanford, Wharton would be dream admits, but not too confident, would appreciate your feedback if my profile stands a chance there at all. Do I need to re-evaluate my whole plan with regards to the schools that could be realistic?

During my bachelor's I co-founded and ran a football (soccer) analytics start-up with a friend based out of the UK. Hired and managed a team of eight writers/editors who would write statistical analysis pieces for the website. Also worked on getting in sponsor moolah from paid shout-outs, etc. At the same time, worked part-time as a sports journalist for one of the world's biggest football news platforms.
Currently, work part-time with a convenience start-up that targets providing low-cost, short-distance logistics to tier-2 and tier-3 towns and cities. Pretty much manage the BizDev, Marketing (on-the-ground and digital marketing) and HR for the start-up. Core team of six, five of them co-founders, so I'm the only core 'hire' (albeit as a consultant). Also manage 200+ delivery executives, retaining whom is often my biggest challenge given that our competition is with a SoftBank-funded multi-billion dollar rival. :)

That was about the present. Now comes the part that has me slightly confused.

I might have opportunities in the coming months to try and push for an internal transfer to another region. Relocating to the US or Europe is incredibly difficult within supply chain, so I'm not even trying for those. Realistic options include moving to Penang (Malaysia), Shenzhen (China) or Guadalajara (Mexico). I'm inclined towards the roles in Mexico, which are around demand planning, as against the ones in Malaysia and China, which are more of material management, something similar to what I currently work around. I would work in these roles for 2/3 years, and then go for the MBA.

But from an adcom standpoint, would a relocation help my resume? If so, would the region matter? And how much would the role matter - should I go for some diversification of my skillset or go further into the sphere of my current work?

Any other pointers for a successful application, given that I have a couple of years to boost my weak-links? Thanks for your time reading this and providing feedback!
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I wouldn't say that you're dead in the water but you're definitely behind the 8-ball.

They do pride themselves on having seasoned students and if you're not seasoned then
they generally direct you to the MIM program.

42 months is definitely better than 24 however and if you can show you're working on a high level and have demonstrated organization level impact then I think there's a chance. Depending upon other aspects of your profile of course.

I recommend that you check out the post I made early in this thread about LBS.

If you meet somebody at the admissions event then they are generally willing to do a resume review.

You might just give it a shot by emailing David Simpson.

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May I ask a more general question? Does LBS tend to take people with longer work experience?

I'm asking because I did some research and have found that even though LBS has a similar average WE (5.5 years) comparing to most other schools, it does have a much smaller standard deviation. Decision tracker shows almost half of the LBS admits have 60 months' experience, while US schools usually have a much wider range. Does is it mean if I have only 42 months' experience at matriculation, I'm almost certain dinged at LBS?


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I wouldn't say that you're dead in the water but you're definitely behind the 8-ball.

They do pride themselves on having seasoned students and if you're not seasoned then
they generally direct you to the MIM program.

42 months is definitely better than 24 however and if you can show you're working on a high level and have demonstrated organization level impact then I think there's a chance. Depending upon other aspects of your profile of course.

I recommend that you check out the post I made early in this thread about LBS.

If you meet somebody at the admissions event then they are generally willing to do a resume review.

You might just give it a shot by emailing David Simpson.

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May I ask a more general question? Does LBS tend to take people with longer work experience?

I'm asking because I did some research and have found that even though LBS has a similar average WE (5.5 years) comparing to most other schools, it does have a much smaller standard deviation. Decision tracker shows almost half of the LBS admits have 60 months' experience, while US schools usually have a much wider range. Does is it mean if I have only 42 months' experience at matriculation, I'm almost certain dinged at LBS?


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Thank you so much! It does look a little shaky if LBS really favors more seasoned students. I work in finance, and it’s a little unusual to apply after five years. Financial analysts’ best window for business school is usually between three to four years.
I got the interview in the first round. I will interview with an alumni next week. Is there anything I can do at the interview to ease the concern about short WE?
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There's something about the way you use the word shaky that made me laugh for 5 minutes.

Are you Americanor Canadian? I'm wondering if the three to four years applies quite the same in Europe.

Rather than explaining that this is what's regular for finance students I would probably go about addressing their principal concern - do you have a lot to contribute to the class at this stage in your development.

they want to know that you have done some big things at work and that you can talk about them to shape and add value to the experiences of your colleagues.

As I mentioned in the earlier post I was referencing definitely speak to what is special to you abt LBS, you do have some great stats and so they will want to know that they can get you if they do offer a spot to you.

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I wouldn't say that you're dead in the water but you're definitely behind the 8-ball.

They do pride themselves on having seasoned students and if you're not seasoned then
they generally direct you to the MIM program.

42 months is definitely better than 24 however and if you can show you're working on a high level and have demonstrated organization level impact then I think there's a chance. Depending upon other aspects of your profile of course.

I recommend that you check out the post I made early in this thread about LBS.

If you meet somebody at the admissions event then they are generally willing to do a resume review.

You might just give it a shot by emailing David Simpson.

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May I ask a more general question? Does LBS tend to take people with longer work experience?

I'm asking because I did some research and have found that even though LBS has a similar average WE (5.5 years) comparing to most other schools, it does have a much smaller standard deviation. Decision tracker shows almost half of the LBS admits have 60 months' experience, while US schools usually have a much wider range. Does is it mean if I have only 42 months' experience at matriculation, I'm almost certain dinged at LBS?


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Thank you so much! It does look a little shaky if LBS really favors more seasoned students. I work in finance, and it’s a little unusual to apply after five years. Financial analysts’ best window for business school is usually between three to four years.
I got the interview in the first round. I will interview with an alumni next week. Is there anything I can do at the interview to ease the concern about short WE?

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Thank you, that’s very helpful.
Actually I’m from Asia. I have some solid experience, but half of my work is analytical rather than organizational. I guess I could also dig into extracurricular activities.

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Well then just focus on how you made a positive impact and added value. And if you have some leadership from your extracurriculars absolutely speak to that.

the good thing is that you don't necessarily have to force your work experience to do all the heavy lifting you do have stats that are well above the average (exen for Asian s) there so you need to just demonstrate that you were going to bring something unique to the class and that could take many different forms.

Think about how you are different from your peers in terms of your industry ethnicity or role... Again also show fit with LBS and how that matches perfectly with your goals. Do you need a United Nation style program? Do you need to customized lengths program? This Is The Stuff David Simpson cares about because he believes that it has an impact on yield.

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Thank you, that’s very helpful.
Actually I’m from Asia. I have some solid experience, but half of my work is analytical rather than organizational. I guess I could also dig into extracurricular activities.

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Thanks!
I’m pursuing MBA at this point to transfer from our isolated capital market to the international market. I honestly will withdraw my application to US schools if I got into LBS. London is more international and diversified. While climbing the corporate ladder on Wall Street as an Asian is impossible, it’s doable in London. And of course, the visa issues. London is a far better city for international students to develop a career in finance. I’m not gonna bluntly say that during the interview, but I’ll figure something out.

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I think I could be a reasonably good for Masters in Finance. However, I am wondering whether I would be competitive for MBA programme. If you have further university suggestions I would really appreciate it.

Background and nationality: Czech Republic, white male, 26 years
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- Lived for 2years in UK, where I finished my high school diploma - not sure if relevant but adds more international experience.
- Undergrad: Empire State College with double major in Business administration and International Economic Relations; GPA 3.94 (top 3%)
- CFA level 3 candidate 2020
- ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (first three exams)
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- 4 years full time experience (by fall 2020, not considering internships mentioned below,)
- Currently: Senior Mergers&Acquisitions and Strategy Consultant at Big 4 (I work in two teams), responsible for 2-3 consultants/interns
- Previously: 0.5y full-time finance internship at IGO in Belgium, 0.5y internship at local investment bank, 0.5y internship at US embassy commercial section, 1y Data Administrator at Moody's Analytics
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Post goals: I plan to transition to investment associate role leveraging my current B4 experience and CFA.
Target schools: London Business School (Masters in Finance), Cambridge (Masters in Finance)
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Hi!

I am 24, Indian, UG in Computer Science Engineering.

Work ex: Consulting at Tier-II consulting firm ( Fortune 500 professional services company) - Got a policy exception to join consulting from technology without an MBA - the youngest member of consulting practice at my company in India - due for promotion which will make 3 promotions in 3 years of my career at the company.

Extra-curricular:

1. Trustee of a sports foundation - We train underprivileged kids in sports for free with an aim to make them professional athletes. This foundation is under leadership of an accomplished Paralympian
2. Advisor to an NGO which has fixed over 500 garbage dumps in India
3. Advisor to Member of Parliament ( Congressman ) - Help him with policies and initiatives around startups and tech

Reason for MBA - Get a deeper understanding of business and global markets and build a global network. I want to come back to India post-MBA and work for a VC along with helping the government in building a strong startup ecosystem for my country.

I am planning to write an MBA in the next 4 months and apply to class of 2021. You advice will be very helpful formulizing my strategy going forward.

Thanks in advance!
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