McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Columbia | Mr. Government Shipyard
GMAT 660, GPA 3.85
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Midwest Or Bust
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Ms. Traveling Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Yale | Mr. Whizzy
GMAT 720, GPA 4.22
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Global Technological Solutions
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Columbia | Mr. Indian Software Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Tepper | Mr. Technology & Community
GMAT 650 Practice Test, GPA 3.05
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Corporate Finance Leadership
GMAT 660, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. Stray Cat Savior
GRE 338, GPA 3.92
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Berkeley Boy
GRE 329, GPA 3.67
Harvard | Mr. Future Hedge Fund Manager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.75
Yale | Mr. Addiction Recovery Activist
GRE 323, GPA 3.87
Stanford GSB | Ms. Government To EdTech
GRE 323, GPA 14/20 (B equivalent)
Tepper | Mr. Miner
GMAT 680, GPA 8.01 India / 3.3 US
Harvard | Mr. Half-letic
GMAT 720, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. Strategist
GMAT 750, GPA 73%, top of the class (gold medalist)
Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Ms. Biotech Leadership
GMAT 710, GPA 3.78
Wharton | Ms. Experiential Beauty
GRE 315, GPA 3.32
Wharton | Mr. Law & Entrepreneur
GRE 325, GPA 3.86
Tepper | Mr. Experiential Marketer
GMAT 660, GPA 2.8/4.0
Wharton | Ms. Investment Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 8.65/10
Kellogg | Mr. Platoon Commander
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Techie Turning Tides
GRE TBD, GPA 3.35

MBA Handicapping: How Does Harvard Business School & Stanford GSB View HR?

When it comes to MBA programs, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and Yale are all world-class players at or near the top of pecking order in offering the best MBA experiences. They are the schools on Joan’s target list.

With a 328 GRE score and a 3.64 GPA from a leading liberal arts college in New England, the psych major boasts two of the most admired employers on her resume. First, she worked for a FANG company in Silicon Valley for two years in an HR recruiting function. Joan (a pseudonym) since moved to a leading design consultancy as a recruiter. All told, she’ll have more than four years of full-time work experience before matriculating in the fall of 2021.

With an MBA, she’s hoping to transition into a consulting or managerial role in organizational design and change. How do elite business schools feel about HR types? Prospective students who come out of human resource roles and still want to play a role in human capital are few and far between in top MBA programs. So what does that mean for Joan?

In this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg and P&Q Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne assess her chances of an admit at those four highly ranked business schools and offer some important advice on how she can swing the odds in her favor.

If you would like to participate in a future Fridays With Sandy webinar, you can contact Sandy and P&Q Founder John A Byrne here.

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