Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Ms. CPA To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. Michelin Man
GMAT 780, GPA 8.46/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Airline Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. Latino Banker
GRE 332, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Lean Manufacturing
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Native Norwegian
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Tuck | Mr. First Gen Student
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
GMAT -, GPA 2.9
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Darden | Ms. Environmental Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Go-Getter
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Global Healthcare
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
HEC Paris | Ms Journalist
GRE -, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Ms. Social Impact To Tech
GMAT -, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD Explorer
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Automotive Project Manager
GMAT 680, GPA 3.5
NYU Stern | Mr. Honor Roll Student
GRE 320, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthtech Venture
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
MIT Sloan | Mr. AI & Robotics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Social Entrepreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.0

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 HBSGuru.com, 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.