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Mr. Aussie Analyst

About Me:

I’m a 29-year-old from Australia but residing in Dublin. I transferred here with work 2 years ago, I’ve been with the same company since graduation in 2014. Currently work in analytics and manage a team of 2 analysts. I am applying to LBS – worth noting i have a family reference as well which i’ve submitted


Undergrad School: University of Sydney

Undergrad Major: Finance/Law

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 680

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Annual Charity Cycle through work, St Vincent De Paul Society - soup kitchens and kids weekends, Athletics - Team captain at university

Work History:

Title: Product Analytics Manager

Industry: Gaming and Wagering

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I run my own podcast at work, now has 20 episodes. I did a 200km in a day charity cycle last year, having not ridden a bike for over a decade. Raised 1000 quid and helped organize the event, which raised 20 grand. Was named culture champion by the business last year for my contributions. Was promoted to acting manager of my team for 6 months.

Post MBA Goal:

Move into senior management and C level roles.


Target School: London Business School

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Aussie Analyst,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like your well-rounded profile. Not only do you have a robust work record (managing teams which shows increasing responsibilities), you also engage with the community through fundraising and volunteering. That said, I worry your GPA and GMAT scores are on the low side for LBS, where the average GMAT is around 710. Since your GPA is low, having a strong GMAT score that’s closer to the average helps alleviate any potential concerns AdCom might have about your academic capabilities. If you’re not planning to retake the GMAT, consider explaining your GPA in the optional essay. For example, were there any circumstances that affected your performance in class? All that said, AdCom does evaluate …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 20%

    HI Aussie in Dublin. This is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Leaving your academics aside, you have a great profile for LBS. You have a very international background (having grown up in Oz and now working in Dublin), great extra curricular activities and some very good life wins. So you are a typical LBS applicant. Additionally if you can show Leadership and impact at work, they will really like you. But the academic credentials may be a hindrance. Therefore my suggestion would be to be prepared for a wait list if you are applying with this GMAT score. LBS routinely puts great profiles (who have an academic weakness) on the wait-list and they would ask you to retake the GMAT and if you …

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