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Mr. 2nd MBA

About Me:

A finance and accounting professional with six years of experience in the shipping and financial services after my MBA. With no prior experience before the first MBA, I struggled to get into the right position and right industry where I wanted to work. Few years down the line I learned that I could have done better in another industry. A second MBA would provide that launchpad.


Undergrad School: University of Technology, West Bengal, India

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MBA, HBS Online Business Analytics course

School Name: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, HBS Online

Extracurriculars: Organized a fundraising activity at work to provide relief fund for flood affected community during 2019 monsoon. Dedicate six to eight hours of volunteering and community service every week in community hospital, teaching kids in orphanage, cleaning drive, free food distribution. Studied Tabla (a classical musical Instrument) for five years.

Work History:

Title: Assistant Manager

Industry: Transportation

Company: India's largest Shipping Company and Public Sector Unit - The Shipping corporation of India Ltd.

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Branch Operation Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: India's leading Industrial Bank, later started Retail Banking - IDBI Bank Ltd. (owned by Government of India)

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

I have the opportunity to work closely over various projects with one of the biggest oil exploration companies in the world. I had the opportunity to represent my school and attend summer university in Europe. Completed my first Marathon in 2019.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to use the skills that I have developed, supplemented by a formal business education, to move to an operations/strategy role at a company. I wish to join a tech/consulting company.


Target School: Ross

Status: Open

Considering: Darden, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Foster School of Business, HEC Paris


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 18%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, this is JP, Senior Consultant at The MBA Exchange. Congratulations on finishing your first marathon last year! As an endurance athlete myself, I can totally see that you’re someone who doesn’t quit and keeps going and going and going. The fact that you’re seeking a 2nd MBA is another proof! I disagree with the other experts, as I’ve worked with a number of applicants at your career/life stage and with positive outcomes. I can say with great confidence that the main key to success in your MBA application campaign will be to focus on the right programs that match your background and career goals. Also, you’re going to need a strong understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, Mr. 2nd MBA, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. Hmmmmm. I agree that many top MBA programs either outright bar or frown upon applicants who already have MBAs, but some light Googling suggested to me that Michigan Ross might be an exception to this rule. Definitely go to the source – call or write Michigan Ross (and your other schools) and ask! Apart from that, I’m a little unclear on your goals and how your past experience will set you up for success in your future. These forms are not totally clear on which work experience was first, and your “life wins” doesn’t really clear that up for me. So, I’ll just advise that explaining this should be …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have some wonderful extracurriculars and solid work experience, but unfortunately very few programs admit applicants who already have an MBA. To them it looks like you’re just “trading up” and they don’t think you need the education as much as someone who hasn’t had it yet. I would advise checking with each program to see if they’d even be open to someone getting a second MBA, even if the first was from another country. Perhaps you can try to make the case that the first one did not prepare you to reach your goals or become a leader who can make a significant impact.

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