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Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds: Ms. Agri-Chemical Compliance

This 29-year-old white male professional has two super hot things going for him: He works for a FANG company (that would be Facebook, Amazon, Netflix or Google), and he works in analytics, one of the hottest business disciplines right now. He’s also an ex-pro basketball players who was the team capatain and leading scorer at a top three University of California campus. He now wants an MBA and a consulting job in analytics at McKinsey, Bain or BCG.

She’s a 25-year-old young Indian professional who works in corporate governance and compliance at one of the world’s largest agri-chemical companies. With a 720 GMAT and a 3.8 GPA from the University of Mumbai, she also boasts an impressive portfolio of extracurriculars. She is hoping that an MBA will allow her to transition to a consulting role in the nonprofit or public sector.

This first-generation, Hispanic college student has an unusual career path. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 19-year-old straight out of high school, served in the military for six years, including three and one-half in Afghanistan, and then entered college. With a 720 GMAT but a 3.1 GPA at a public university in Texas, he’s now a senior and wants to go to business school to transition into consulting.

After graduating from Babson College with a degree in finance and accounting, he landed a job as an auditor for a Big Four accounting firm. Two years in, this 24-year-old professional with a Malaysian passport has set his sights on an MBA that will allow him to get a consulting job at McKinsey or Bain. What he has in his favor is an adversity story. He immigrated to the U.S. at an early age with a family that bounced around from one motel to another.

CAN THEY GET INTO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST ELITE MBA PROGRAMS

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Sandy Kreisberg, founder of HBSGuru.com

What these four MBA candidates and more share in common is the desire to get through the door of a highly selective MBA program at one of the world’s very best business schools. Do they have a chance?

Sanford “Sandy” Kreisberg, founder of MBA admissions consulting firm HBSGuru.com, is back to analyze these and a few other profiles of actual MBA applicants who have shared their vital statistics, work backgrounds, and career goals with Poets&Quants. Each written assessment by Sandy in this episode also includes bonus video so you can either read or watch the tell-it-like-it-is analysis.

As usual, Kreisberg handicaps each potential applicant’s odds of getting into a top-ranked business school. If you include your own stats and characteristics in the comments, we’ll pick a few more and have Kreisberg assess your chances in a follow-up feature to be published shortly. (Please add your age and be clear on the sequence of your jobs in relaying work experience. Make sure you let us know your current job.)

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Handicapping Your MBA Odds – The Entire Series


Part I: Handicapping Your Shot At a Top Business School

Part II: Your Chances of Getting In

Part III: Your Chances of Getting In

Part IV: Handicapping Your Odds of Getting In

Part V: Can You Get Into HBS, Stanford or Wharton?

Part VI: Handicapping Your Dream School Odds

Part VII: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part VIII: Getting Through The Elite B-School Screen

Part IX: Handicapping Your B-School Chances

Part X: What Are Your Odds of Getting In?

Part XI: Breaking Through the Elite B-School Screen

Part XII: Handicapping Your B-School Odds

Part XIII: Predicting Your Odds of Getting In

Part XIV: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XV: Assessing Your Odds of Getting In

Part XVI: Handicapping Your Odds of Getting In

Part XVII: What Are Your Odds of Getting In

Part XVIII: Assessing Your Odds of Getting In

Part XIX: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XX: What Are Your Odds Of Getting In

Part XXI: Handicapping Your Odds of Acceptance

Part XXII: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top MBA

Part XXIII: Predicting Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXIV: Do You Have The Right Stuff To Get In

Part XXV: Your Odds of Getting Into A Top MBA Program

Part XXVI: Calculating Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXVII: Breaking Through The Elite MBA Screen

Part XXVIII: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top School

Part XXIX: Can You Get Into A Great B-School

Part XXX: Handicapping Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXXI: Calculating Your Odds of Admission

Part XXXII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Chances

Part XXXIII: Getting Into Your Dream School

Part XXXIV: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top School

Part XXXV: Calculating Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXXVI: What Are Your Chances Of Getting In

Part XXXVII: Handicapping Your Business School Odds

Part XXXVIII: Assessing Your B-School Odds Of Making It

Part XXXIX: Handicapping MBA Applicant Odds

Part XL: What Are Your Odds of Getting In

Part XLI: Handicapping Your Odds of MBA Success

Part XLII: What Are Your Chances Of Getting In

Part XLIII: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XLIV: Can You Get Into A Top MBA Program

Part XLV: Assessing Your Odds of Getting In

Part XLVI: Handicapping Your Dream School Odds

Part XLVII: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XLVIII: Assessing Your Odds of B-School Success

Part XLIV: Handicapping Your B-School Odds

Part XLV: Your Odds of Getting Into A Great School

Part XLVI: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top MBA

Part XLVII: Your Chances Of Getting Into An Elite School

Part XLVIII: Handicapping Your Personal MBA Odds

Part XLIV: Handicapping Your Elite School Chances

Part XLV: Handicapping Those Tough MBA Odds

Part XLVI: Your Chances Of Getting In

PartXVII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

PartXVIII: Handicapping Your Shot At An Elite School

Part LXIX: What Are Your Odds Of Getting In?

Part L: Handicapping Your Odds Of Getting In

Part LI: Assessing Your Odds Of Getting In

Part LII: Handicapping Your Business School Chances

Part LIII: Your Chances Of Getting A Top MBA

Part LIV: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top MBA

Part LV: Calculating Your Odds of MBA Admission

Part LVI: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top School

Part LVII: Can You Get Into An Elite MBA Program?

Part LVIII: Handicapping Your Elite B-School Odds

Part LIX: Predicting Your Chances Of Admission

Part LX: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXI: What Are Your Chances Of Getting In 

Part LXII: Calculating Your Odds Of Getting A Top MBA 

Part LXIII: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part LXIV: Handicapping Your Shot At An Elite MBA

Part LXV: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXVI: Handicapping Your Odds of Getting Into A Top MBA Program

Part LXVII: Assessing Your Odds of Getting In

Part LXVIII: Handicapping Your Odds Of Getting Into A Great Business School

Part LXIX: Handicapping Your Shot At An Elite MBA

Part LXX: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part LXXI: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXIII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXIV: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXV: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXVI: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXVII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXIII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXIIII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXV: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXVI: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXVII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXVIII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXIX: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXX: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXI: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXIII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXIV: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXV: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXVI: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXVII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXVIII: Assessing Your Odds Of Getting Into A Top Business School

Part LXXXVIV: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXX: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

Part LXXXXI: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds