Handicapping Your MBA Odds

The New Reality For Female MBA Applicants…

We Spill The Beans and Good News

By the time she applies to business school, this young female professional will have four solid years of working in the global markets section of a prominent Boston bank with experience in making data useful. She has a 3.5 grade point average in anthropology and resource economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship for all four of her undergraduate years. She also scored 640 on the GMAT (though she plans to take the GRE shortly to see if she can do better).

Her goal: To leverage her data analytics experience and an MBA degree to land a job in marketing at either a consumer packaged goods company or a tech firm. Her target business schools include the University of Texas at Austin, Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, Boston College and Boston University. But she also intends to toss a pass at a reach school, MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

What are her chances? In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru Sandy Kreisberg assesses her chances. P&Q Founder reveals some good news that will help the candidate, despite having a GMAT score below the averages for her target schools.

FRIDAYS WITH SANDY HANDICAPPING EPISODES

 

Home Schooled, Rust Belt Guy at No-Name Firm. Wants to Go to HBS. Is He Dreaming? Maybe Not.

A Deloitte Consultant Aims for HBS, Wharton, MIT, Columbia & Haas. A Chance?

Can This 750 GMAT West Point Military Man Get Into Harvard, Stanford or Kellogg?

Handicapping An Aussie Lawyer’s Chances At INSEAD, London Business School & Cambridge

Consulting But Not At M/B/B? How To Get Into Harvard Despite It

A Non-Profit Poet Wants Into A Top MBA? How To Put Her Best Foot Forward?

With a 2.2 GPA, He Wants Into UVA Darden, Duke or Carnegie Mellon? Is It Possible?

How A Big Four 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.