Handicapping Your MBA Odds

How A Big Four Consultant Gets Into A Big Three Business School From A Non-Feeder Undergraduate School

His numbers are superb: A 3.95 undergraduate grade point average and a solid 730 GMAT score that puts him into the 96th percentile of test takers from all over the world. With a year of work experience under his belt as a consultant at Deloitte, he is aiming for an MBA degree from Harvard, Stanford or Wharton.

The catch? He graduated from a superb university, Notre Dame, which is not traditionally a feeder school to that trio of MBA programs. What will it take for him to place the odds in his favor for an admit?

In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru Sandy Kreisberg provides his tell-it-like-it-is perspective.

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How A Big Consultant Gets Into One Of The Big Three Schools From A Non-Feeder Undergraduate School

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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.