Handicapping Your MBA Odds — Mr. Consultant

He’s a 23-year-old consultant for Accenture, working on change management and product management assignments with clients in the IT as well as oil and gas industries. With a 700 GMAT, which he intends to retake, and a 3.23 grade point average in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, this young white male professional wants an MBA to move into the strategy practice of one of the big three global consulting shops: McKinsey, Bain or Boston Consulting Group.

His target schools: Columbia, Wharton, Chicago Booth, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Does he have what it takes to make it?

In this must-see video, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg handicaps his odds of getting into those target schools and offers pithy advice and counsel on how to shape his MBA applications.

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About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.