MBA Handicapping: Fulbright, Family Poultry Biz, Pakistan = HBS?

Ahmed is living in Dallas at the moment, sheltered in place due to the pandemic outbreak from his home in Pakistan where he leads as managing director his family’s poultry business with roughly 75 employees. The 28-year-old has already gotten a taste of American higher education, having received a full ride to Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his master’s in mechanical engineering with a perfect 4.0-grade point average.

That experience followed his undergraduate degree in the same subject at one of Pakistan’s leading universities, UET Lahone Pakistan,  where he notched a 3.9 GPA. What’s more, the Fulbright Scholar brings a 730 GMAT score to the table as well. He also worked with Engro Fertilizers, the country’s largest conglomerate in both 2015-2015 and 2017 to 2020.

His target schools: Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Columbia, and Wharton, though he may toss an app to a certain school in Boston and another in Silicon Valley. He wants to use his MBA to transition into a global consulting firm, with a long-term goal of starting his own consulting firm in Pakistan.

In this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses his chances at his target schools as well as HBS and Stanford GSB.

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