How Petro Engineers Can Get Into A Top MBA Program

He’s a hydraulic engineer who works for the refinery arm of a major industrial company. With a 740 GMAT and a 3.26 GPA in mechanical engineering, he has chosen a wide variety of target business schools for his MBA: Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, Tuck, Darden, and UT-Austin McCombs.

His short-term goal is to get to work for a McKinsey or Bain in Texas where he would be able to take a project load that has a lot of exposure to oil & gas, chemicals, and the energy industry.

What are his chances?

In this Friday with Sandy’s episode, HBSGuru Founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses his odds and provides valuable advice on how this candidate and anyone with a petro background should present themselves to MBA admission officials at the top business schools.

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About the Author...

John A. Byrne

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.