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Location: Viet Nam
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
GMAT 2: 730 Q49 V39
GPA: 3.73
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
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Hello experts!

I'm applying this year and my goal is that I MUST get admission for intake 2018 because of some personal reason. I hope your opinions can give me reasonable expectation on my chance this year:

Gender: Female
Nationality: Vietnam
Education:
- Bachelor of accounting (local school, low ranking) - GPA 3.73, dean's list in 2 years

Extra curricular:
- Lecturer at Education Start-up (6 months)
- Tedx local Event: organizing volunteer
- Operation Smile: non-medical volunteer and research volunteer (1,3 year)
- International Film Festival as organizing volunteer (2 times)

Work experience: 2,5 year
- EY: Auditing associate (2 year)
- PwC: Management Consultant (Operation competencies - Cost analysis mainly) (6 months)

GMAT:
- 1st attempt: 690 (Q49, V35)
- 2nd attempt: 730 (Q49, V39)

Completed Course:
- Business analytics (Operation/Accounting/People/Customer analytics) from Wharton on Coursera (very short course, not sure these course have value for application)
- The Analytics Edge from MITx on EdX (focus on Analytics using R)
- Introduction to Computer Science using Python by MITx on Edx
- The Edge of Sustainable development from Columbia on Coursera

Other language proficiency:
- Basic level of German >> Pursuing Intermediate and Advanced level

Post-MBA goals: building Business Analytics consulting in my home country, with focus on retail and supply chain

My goal: MBA with Business Analytics concentration/specialization

I would love some feedbacks on my chance of admission from top 20 B-schools, especially school with Business Analytics program like MIT Sloan, NY Stern, Kellogg, Tepper, etc.

Thank you in advanced

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Hi there,

You have an interesting background - as you think about your applications, I would encourage you to focus on a few things:

- think about your story and how you will "connect the dots." In other words, make it clear how what you have done in the past links to what you would like to do in the future. Also, what is motivating you to pursue your goals?
- I like your involvement in your extracurricular activities, but how have you demonstrated leadership and impact?

Your GPA is on the lower side, but your GMAT score is quite good - in my view, you should have a good chance in the top 12-20 schools. I hope this helps! If it would be helpful to discuss further, feel free to reach out to me at https://www.ivygroupe.com/contact.

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blinh1212 wrote:
Hello experts!

I'm applying this year and my goal is that I MUST get admission for intake 2018 because of some personal reason. I hope your opinions can give me reasonable expectation on my chance this year:

Gender: Female
Nationality: Vietnam
Education:
- Bachelor of accounting (local school, low ranking) - GPA 3.73, dean's list in 2 years

Extra curricular:
- Lecturer at Education Start-up (6 months)
- Tedx local Event: organizing volunteer
- Operation Smile: non-medical volunteer and research volunteer (1,3 year)
- International Film Festival as organizing volunteer (2 times)

Work experience: 2,5 year
- EY: Auditing associate (2 year)
- PwC: Management Consultant (Operation competencies - Cost analysis mainly) (6 months)

GMAT:
- 1st attempt: 690 (Q49, V35)
- 2nd attempt: 730 (Q49, V39)

Completed Course:
- Business analytics (Operation/Accounting/People/Customer analytics) from Wharton on Coursera (very short course, not sure these course have value for application)
- The Analytics Edge from MITx on EdX (focus on Analytics using R)
- Introduction to Computer Science using Python by MITx on Edx
- The Edge of Sustainable development from Columbia on Coursera

Other language proficiency:
- Basic level of German >> Pursuing Intermediate and Advanced level

Post-MBA goals: building Business Analytics consulting in my home country, with focus on retail and supply chain

My goal: MBA with Business Analytics concentration/specialization

I would love some feedbacks on my chance of admission from top 20 B-schools, especially school with Business Analytics program like MIT Sloan, NY Stern, Kellogg, Tepper, etc.

Thank you in advanced


Hi,

I agree with Shaifali about connecting the dots. Your auditing experience seems to be vastly different from a business analytics role. You will have to explain why it all makes sense given your past work experience, exactly what role are you targeting and what would your transferable skills be into the next career move.

In terms of b-schools I see a mix of aspirational and reach, which is a good thing. Considering that you are certain about enrolling into MBA by next year, add another safety school to the mix. Select one that you would surely attend if that's the only one that works out for you.
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Thanks for sharing your profile. Overall I think it is quite good, with solid work experience and a strong GMAT score. Also, MBA programs still skew male so as a female applicant you have an opportunity to stand out if your application is framed appropriately.

I would say Sloan and Kellogg will be a bit tough for you but the other schools listed should be in play for you. Overall your sweet spot will be towards the tail end of the top 10 to around 20 so identify a few more schools that make sense for your career goals
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