Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
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GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
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GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
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GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
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GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
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GMAT 680, GPA 4
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GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
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GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
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GRE 326, GPA 3.4
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GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
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GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
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GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9

Live At CentreCourt: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

An auditor in India for Deloitte & Touche, Vikram boasts an impressive 760 GMAT score and a 4.0 undergraduate grade point average.

The head of product planning for a manufacturing company in Peru, Alex has a 680 GMAT and a 2.9 GPA.

Yuri is a supply chain manager in Brazil with a 700 GMAT and a 3.2 GPA.

From Nairobi, Elijah works as an impact investing analyst for a private equity firm in Nigeria and brings a 650 GMAT and a 2.2 GPA to the game.

What all four MBA candidates share is a desire to gain admission to a top business school in either the U.S. or Europe. What are their chances?

In this live CentreCourt MBA Festival edition of handicapping your MBA odds, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg and Poets&Quants founder and editor John A. Byrne assess their odds.

Profile One
Name: Vikram
Target Schools: Wharton, Columbia, Tuck, Duke, Kellogg, Darden
GMAT: 760
GPA: 4.0
Work experience: Auditor at Deloitte & Touche with over 2.5 years of experience in statutory audit in financial sector Industry auditing banking institutions, investment management firms, private equity firms.
6 months of experience in statutory audit from Ernst and Young.
Current Job Title: Assistant manager

Profile Two
Name: Alex
Target Schools: IMD, LBS, HEC Paris, IESE
GMAT: 680
GPA: 2.9 (did part-time jobs the last 2 years)
Work Industry: Manufacturing, Education (former lecturer in Top 3 Engineering University in Peru)
Current Job Title: Head of product R&D – Drilling tools at Geotec Boyles Bros – a Layne Co.

Profile Three
Name: Yuri
Target Schools: Duke, Darden, Kellogg, Ross, Johnson, MIT sloan
GMAT: 700
GPA: 3.2
Work Industry: Technology and Retail
Current Job Title: Supply Chain Manager at Leroy Merlin

Profile Four
Name: Elijah
Target Schools: LBS, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, Berkeley Haas
GMAT: 650
GPA: 2.2
Work Industry: Private Equity, Accounting firm, Development NGOs
Current Job Title: Impact investing Analyst at Okavango Capital Partners

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