INSEAD | Ms. Social Business
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Healthcare AI
GRE 366, GPA 3.91
Harvard | Ms. Risk-Taker
GRE 310 (to retake), GPA 3 (recalculated)
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
Harvard | Mr. Hedge Funder
GMAT 790, GPA 3.82
Chicago Booth | Mr. Non-Profit Latino
GMAT 710, GPA 3.06
Harvard | Mr. Fresh Perspective
GRE 318, GPA 3.0
USC Marshall | Mr. Supply Chain Guru
GMAT GMAT Waiver, GPA 2.6
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Green Energy Revolution
GMAT 740, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. MPP/MBA
GRE 325, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Technopreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.2
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
London Business School | Mr. College Dropout
Harvard | Mr. MBB Latino Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Ms. Top Firm Consulting
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
INSEAD | Mr. Truth
GMAT 670, GPA 3.2
INSEAD | Mr. Powerlifting President
GMAT 750, GPA 8.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Mojo
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Law To MBA
GRE 321, GPA 3.77
Stanford GSB | Mr. Failed Startup Founder
GMAT 740, GPA 4
Wharton | Mr. African Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Sommelier
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 2.1
Kellogg | Mr. AVP Healthcare
GRE 332, GPA 3.3

Admissions At A Top B-School Revealed

studyDo American MBAs Study Enough?


Every year, we’re bombarded with statistics showing how American students lag behind their peers globally. Take a recent study from the Program For International Student Assessment, which covered  65 nations. There, American 15-year-olds – those pimply know-it-alls full of snark and fury – rank below average in math and science (and only slightly above average in reading). Yes, we’ve been passed by the Japanese, Poles, Canadians, Swiss, and Finns. And we wonder if its time to replace Nintendo with Newton.

Alas, America is blessed with the best postsecondary system in the world (for now). So our wayward youth is quickly brought up to speed as they discover who they are (and how much they can consume). But do international students really taper off as they grow in adulthood? Check out these sobering statistics from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which administers the GMAT:

“The median number of hours that students in India spend preparing for the GMAT is 100, and the median for test takers in China is even a bit greater. Compare that to European students, whose median is 60 hours, and U.S. students, whose median is just 40 hours!“

In fact, GMAC reports that only 10 percent of American students taking the GMAT study as long as Chinese students. And the result: The mean GMAT score for Chinese test-takers was 591 in the 2013 testing year. And in the United States? Well, it was 528. Ouch!

On a more positive note, GMAC reports that “89% of healthcare/pharmaceutical companies and 86% of energy/utilities businesses plan on hiring MBAs in the coming year. Demand for MBAs among consulting firms (79% plan to hire MBAs) and finance-related businesses (75%) is still strong.” Question is, will these employers be hiring Americans with these test scores?

Source: Veritas Prep, Washington Post