McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Inclusive Consultant
GMAT 650, GPA 6.7
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Emporio Armani
GMAT 780, GPA 3.03
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
Harvard | Mr. Investment Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Consulting Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Hopeful CXO
GMAT 750, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Three
GRE 310, GPA 2.7
Tuck | Mr. South African FinTech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.08
London Business School | Mr. Green Energy
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
IU Kelley | Ms. Marketing Manager
GRE 294, GPA 2.5
Kenan-Flagler | Ms. Nonprofit Admin
GMAT 620, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Class President
GRE 319.5, GPA 3.76
Tepper | Mr. Tech Strategist
GRE 313, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Metamorphosis
GRE 324, GPA 3.15
IMD | Mr. Future Large Corp
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Government Consultant
GMAT 600, GPA 3

Introducing P&Q Live, Our Weekly Podcast


What are the pros and cons of a one-year MBA program?

How hard do MBAs really work and how many hours do they put in at major employers of MBA talent?

Can a 27-year-old analyst at a boutique consulting firm that does litigation support work get into a highly selective business school?

In Poets&Quants’ debut podcast, Founder and Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne tackles these three stories in the first of what will be a weekly podcast starting today (June 24). Every Friday morning, Poets&Quants will release a new 30-minute-long show.

P&Q Live with Poets&Quants' founder and editor John A. Byrne

P&Q Live with Poets&Quants’ founder and editor John A. Byrne

In this week’s first segment on one-year programs, he interviews P&Q staff writer Nathan Allen, who recently reported our story on the best one-year MBA options (see The Best One-Year MBA Programs At U.S. Schools). He discusses his reporting of the story and what he discovered, naming the best schools offering accelerated programs and why they are becoming more popular.

Then, Kevin Marvinac, a Chicago Booth MBA and one of four co-founders of TransparentMBA, steps into our Bay Area studio to talk about the fascinating data the startup — known as the Glassdoor for MBAs — is gathering from current students and recently graduated alumni (see MBA Envy? Not When You Know The Crazy Hours MBAs Work).

Finally, Sandy Kreisberg, founder of, dials in from Cambridge, Mass., to bring his highly popular handicapping series to audio. He assesses the odds of a white male who graduated from a top-three accounting program with a 3.9 grade-point average and has a 710 GMAT. The candidate has racked up three years of experience performing economic analysis for damage calculations, having been promoted after one year. He expects to apply to Dartmouth Tuck, Northwestern Kellogg, Duke Fuqua, and UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

About The Author

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.