McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Stanford GSB | Mr. Impactful Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Engineer
GMAT 720, GPA 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. Army To MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 2.97
Columbia | Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB Advanced Analytics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Banker To CPG Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 7.36/10
Ross | Mr. Leading-Edge Family Business
GMAT 740, GPA 2.89
Darden | Mr. Logistics Guy
GRE Not taken Yet, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Desi Boy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Mr. Stylist & Actor
GMAT 760 , GPA 9.5
Columbia | Mr. Ambitious Chemical Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Mr. Irish Biotech Entrepreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Cricketer Turned Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 7.15/10
Wharton | Mr. Planes And Laws
GRE 328, GPA 3.8
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Refrad
GMAT 700, GPA 3.94
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Ms. Product Strategist
GMAT 700, GPA 7.3/10
Columbia | Mr. MBB Consultant
GRE 339, GPA 8.28
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Avocado Farmer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.08
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Development Consultant
Columbia | Mr. Wannabe Grad
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56

Meet The CEIBS MBA Class Of 2021

Jan-Peter Boeckstiegel 

CEIBS (China Europe International Business School)

Tall, energetic. I went from small-town Germany to living internationally with a curiosity for languages and learning.

Hometown: Loehne, Germany 

Fun Fact about Yourself: I lived in a Colombian hair salon for a year.

Undergraduate School and Major: Harvard University – Social Studies

Most Recent Employer and Job Title:  McKinsey & Co. – Fellow Senior Associate

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: It was overcoming my inner hesitations and external expectations to accept the challenge of my first job. I worked in a relatively undefined, highly entrepreneurial role as the US head of a German start-up – the best lessons for later successes in my consulting career.

What is the biggest appeal of earning an MBA in China? Raw, first-hand exposure to and experience with Chinese perspectives and approaches. It is living alongside Chinese students on campus, meeting Chinese business leaders and companies, and experiencing what it means to be a customer, co-worker, and manager in China, in the classroom and in the “real world” beyond.

What quality best describes your MBA classmates and why? A diversity of backgrounds. There are classmates who have only worked in China or only abroad and everything in between. Besides the more “standard profiles”, the class has medical professionals, ex-army personnel, people who worked in Chinese media and the government, people who started their own companies – all of which makes for fruitful conversations.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of the MBA curriculum or activities that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? As for the curriculum, I chose CEIBS especially for its elective courses with a China focus, like the domestic travel module to Nanjing as well as the Integrated China Strategy Project (ICSP) that gives students an opportunity to work with a Chinese company or a multinational in a Chinese context. Additionally, I relished the opportunity to learn Chinese alongside other MBAs and to participate in CEIBS’ executive forums.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? INSEAD, MIT, HBS, Stanford GSB

What do you see yourself doing ten years from now? I plan to have my own business then or work in a technology company that I helped grow from start-up on – this is not location-bound, so maybe even still in China.

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