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Mr. Average Commercial Banker

About Me:

I am a Singaporean and was a nontraditional student in a US college after serving 2.5 years of military conscription. I graduated at 26, and have 9+ years of experience in financial services and real estate development. Currently, I am at Japan Desk serving the financial needs of corporate clients in Singapore. I am considering an EMBA and similar programs in the US.


Undergrad School: University at Buffalo, SUNY

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 3.77

GMAT: 700

Age: 36,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian


Work History:

Title: Relationship Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Commercial Analyst

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Above-average performer in my current company, usually meeting performance targets every year.
– One of the few non-Japanese employees who can speak fluent Japanese (self-taught).
– Completed secondment assignment at my current company’s HQ in Tokyo. I was one of 6 secondees selected globally during the year.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term
– Switch locations to Japan/Hong Kong and maintain a strong career trajectory in Corporate & Investment Banking in East Asia.

– To become a practice leader, providing financial advisory services and products to support businesses expanding in East Asia.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi, Mr. Average Commercial Banker, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. Hmmm. Stats wise, you’re on target with a slightly above average GMAT for the Booth EMBA and a fairly on target level of experience. There are some key details I’m a little unsure about – namely, your current location and which Booth EMBA campus you’re targeting, how you’ll manage the logistics and the degree of support/sponsorship you have, and what the nature of your role is in terms of people or resources managed. So, without completely understanding that, I’ll be conservative and put your odds at about 40%. I think you’re probably targeting the HK campus, which would make sense with your trajectory and interests…with an EMBA, it’s very important …

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