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Hi there!

I believe my profile is good enough for Stanford MSx and MIT SF, but I am not sure about 2-year programs, mainly because of 12+ years of work experience and age. Could you please evaluate my profile for HBS, GSB and Haas?

I am a 30-year old (turning 31 in May) Asian male (with Russian passport), currently working as a Vice Rector (in the US you call it Vice Chancellor or Vice President) in the major Russian university. Previously worked as a CIO at the large regional power utility company. A board member in the leading local techno park and venture fund. A lot of ECA and other accomplishments. Also, created a top selling survival video game (available on Steam).

Education: Specialist's degree (5-year full time) in Computer Science from the average Russian university. GPA: 3.74 out of 4.0. Officially enrolled at the age of 13, being the youngest student in the university records, and probably, one of the youngest students in Russian history. Was appointed as a professor there at the age of 18.

GMAT: expected to be somewhere between 700 and 720.

IELTS: 8.0.

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Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out! You have quite a unique profile and professional background! My immediate question after reading your inquiry is why you’re considering a traditional 2-year MBA given your experience :) You’re correct that you are on the higher end of the age range for GSB, Haas, and HBS but that in and of itself is not a deal-breaker. However, you will need to have an air-tight story for why the full-time 2-year MBA makes sense for you at this stage in your career and why you need it in order to achieve your post-MBA goals. So it really boils down to story.

The other thing I would caution you on is GMAT! Given your impressive career trajectory and early-on academic success, I would expect to see a higher GMAT score than 700-720. For better or for worse, Asian males are part of a highly competitive pool of MBA applicants so you want to do everything you can to stand out. Since you’re starting the process early (which is great!), you should have time to focus and really do what it takes to get that score up.

Assuming you have a super compelling story, including logical and ambitious career goals that will clearly be enabled by an MBA, and a killer GMAT score (let’s say 730+ if you need a goal), then you just might have a shot at one of those top schools. But I still recommend hedging your bets and considering a few programs outside the top 10 as well, if you’re set on a 2-year MBA.

In closing, circling back to my initial comment, I think you might find yourself among your peers in an EMBA or similar program more so than in a 2-year MBA where the majority of your classmates will be younger, less-experienced, and probably less mature.

Best of luck to you! I’m happy to chat further if you’d like. You can sign up for a free consultation with me here.

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New post 06 Mar 2017, 17:52
Hi Melody! Thank you very much for your review! It's really helpful! I've sent you a direct message.

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Wonderful! Looking forward to chatting further.
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