Handicapping A Lawyer’s Chances At A Top MBA

He’s an Aussie lawyer who works for a major global law firm, mainly working on business deals for a private equity client. Instead of being on the outside of PE, he would ideally like to work on the inside. So he had set his sights on getting an MBA from a top business school to transition into a private equity firm. His target schools include London Business School, INSEAD, Cambridge Judge, and IESE Business School in Spain. He also intends to toss an app in the direction of Harvard Business School.

This lawyer has the basic chops for a stellar application, including a 750 GMAT on his second try (having scored a 720 the first time) and a 3.5 undergraduate GPA from the University of Melbourne. What are his chances?

In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru Sandy Kreisberg provides thoughtful advice on how he should present himself and assesses his odds of getting an invite from his target schools.

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About the Author...

John A. Byrne

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.