Tuck | Mr. Assistant Manager
GRE 328, GPA 2.9
NYU Stern | Mr. Development
GMAT 690, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. The Builder
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Wharton | Mr. Steelmaker To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.04/4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Two Job
GRE 330 GRE, GPA 3.63
Chicago Booth | Mr. High GRE Low GPA
GRE 332, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Gay Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Analyst To Family Business Owner
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Chicago Booth | Mr. Overrepresented Indian Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 8.78/10
Tuck | Mr. Infantry Officer To MBA
GRE 314, GPA 3.4
Darden | Mr. Program Manager
GRE 324, GPA 3.74
Tuck | Mr. Smart Cities
GRE 325, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Biz Human Rights
GRE 710, GPA 8/10
Harvard | Mr. Food Tech Start Ups
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. International Oil
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Emerging Markets Banking
GRE 130, GPA 3.6 equivalent
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Greek Taverna
GMAT 730, GPA 7.03/10
Harvard | Ms. Biotech Ops
GMAT 770, GPA 3.53
Chicago Booth | Mr. Energy Operations
GRE 330, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Indian Quant
GMAT 745, GPA 9.6 out of 10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Food & Education Entrepreneur
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Rice Business | Mr. Future Energy Consultant
GRE Received a GRE Waiver, GPA 3.3

Meet The CEIBS MBA Class of 2017

Ekaterina Mishustina

Ekaterina Mishustina


Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Edinburgh, Master of Arts with Honors in French and English Literature + German

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Logistics manager at international logistics company M&TM Freight

Recalling your own experience, what advice do you have for applicants who are preparing for either the GMAT or the GRE? I did the GMAT and at the end of the day I believe it was worth the pain. It is a challenge that gets you to the next level. Everyone can do it and everyone has their own approach to getting it done. For me it was a long journey that involved group and private classes, as well as time, effort, and dedication. What helps a lot is signing up to a TEST and working at your pace toward that deadline.

Based on your own selection process, what advice do you have for applicants who are trying to draw up a list of target schools to which to apply? I believe it should be: Rating/ reputation, program length, specialization and course structure, location, and gut feeling.

What advice do you have for applicants in actually applying to a school, writing essays, doing admission interviews, and getting recommenders to write letters on your behalf? I would recommend that students speak to as many people as possible. Talk this through, hear what they think, and find out what advice they have. Then, do a self-reflection, brainstorm, plan and put it all down. Once written, I recommend also sending it to people you trust to get external feedback.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I chose CEIBS because it has a good reputation (#1 in Asia and #11 in the world as per Financial Times), an interesting program with flexibility of length (1 or 1.5 years) and the possibility of exchange at other top universities across the globe. Moreover, I wanted a change and a challenge in a dynamic location full of possibilities (cosmopolitan city of 30 million people). At the end of the day, I had a right feeling about it from communication with the admissions office.

What would you ultimately like to achieve before you graduate? I want to learn Chinese, expand my network, learn useful information, explore successful leadership ways and grow as leader, get out of my comfort zone every day to be successful, and find happiness at the end of this journey.