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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