Apurv has an enviable track record in manufacturing, having worked for seven years in the car business. He’s currently doing project management work at General Motors in Toronto, after cutting his engineering teeth at Maruti Suzuki in India and at Nexteer Automotive in Michigan. As a specialist in advanced technical work, he has smartly leveraged his undergraduate and master’s degrees in technical engineering to serve as something of a problem solver. Now, he wants to get this young Indian professional wants to get his MBA to make a career pivot into consulting.
With a GRE score of 332, he’s applying to Harvard Business School, Stanford, Wharton, and MIT Sloan. But there’s one obvious hitch to his story for admission. It’s his undergraduate GPA of 6.5 out of a ten. That translates into a GPA of under 3.0, well below the class averages at all his target business schools.
Does he stand a chance? In this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses his odds of an admit. You might well be surprised at Sandy’s take on Apurv.
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