Is Stanford GSB Possible For This Super Smart Engineer?

Simon went to Hunter College on a full scholarship for a degree in computer science and racked up a super impressive 3.94 grade point average. His GRE scores put hi in the 98th percentile on verbal and 96th on quant. He works as a software engineer for media giant Bloomberg in New York.

He’s applying to the MBA programs at Stanford, Harvard, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Carnegie Mellon, and Cornell Tech. This 25-year-old professional, who came to the U.S. from the Ukraine with his parents at the age of 1, wants an MBA to gain what he would consider his dream job at Google’s Moonshot Factory. Does he have what it takes to get in?

In this Friday With Sandy webinar, Sandy Kreisberg, founder of and a leading MBA admissions consultant, assesses his chances.


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.