Is Stanford Graduate School of Business a realistic first choice school when you scored a 650 on the GMAT? After all, that is a whopping 83 points below last year’s 733 class average at Stanford.
Sure, a 650 is pretty much a guarantee that you can handle the quant work in an MBA program. But it won’t help you compete with other highly qualified candidates in Stanford’s self-selecting applicant pool. That is the dilemma facing Anh Thi who in every other way is a super star candidate.
She has a 3.84 in economics from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics in Russia. She is the operations director for a Fintech startup in Vietnam that is the number one company in consumer finance in that country. The company has a valuation of $3 billion.
In this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg dishes out some tough love for the candidate. You can guess what it is.