Handicapping Your MBA Odds

On the raw stats, this Deloitte consultant is a superstar. He boasts a 3.95 undergraduate grade point average from UCLA and a 770 GMAT score that puts him in the 99th percentile of all test takers. Translation: He is in the top 1% of everyone who has taken the GMAT exam.

His target MBA programs include Harvard, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia, and UC-Berkeley Haas. He plans to return to Deloitte once he graduates with his MBA, with an eventual goal of working in his family’s business in Taiwan. The business specializes in tech equipment distribution and implementation and employs 400 people.

In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg handicaps his chances of admission at this target schools and provides advice on how he should present himself to admission officers.

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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.