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.
Target Schools: Wharton, Columbia, Tuck, Duke, Kellogg, Darden
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
Target Schools: IMD, LBS, HEC Paris, IESE
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.
Target Schools: Duke, Darden, Kellogg, Ross, Johnson, MIT sloan
Work Industry: Technology and Retail
Current Job Title: Supply Chain Manager at Leroy Merlin
Target Schools: LBS, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, Berkeley Haas
Work Industry: Private Equity, Accounting firm, Development NGOs
Current Job Title: Impact investing Analyst at Okavango Capital Partners