Can This 750 GMAT Military Man Get In?

He’s a West Point grad who will have spent eight years on active duty by the time he matriculates to a business school. Currently a company commander, he manages 85 officers and contractors who serve as instructors for pilots at the Apache helicopter flight school. He also has been a battalion operations officer, a role that saw him plan and coordinate training for more than 600 soldiers.

His basic stats are stellar: A 4.11 undergraduate GPA at the U.S. Military Academy where he graduated third in his class of 1,083 cadets and majored in economics and minored in applied statistics and a 750 GMAT score. He’s aiming high: Harvard, Chicago Booth, Northwestern Kellogg, and UT-Austin McCombs School of Business.

What are his chances and what can he do to improve them to stand out of the pile of applicants at those schools? In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg gives a candid assessment.

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.