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Mr. Budding Actuary

About Me:

I have 5 years of experience in the insurance sector. Currently working with a Big 4 consulting firm. Pursuing Actuarial Science from Institute and Faculty of Actuaries UK. Cleared 11 out of 15 papers.


Undergrad School: Hindu College, University of Delhi

Undergrad Major: Statistics

GPA: 3

GMAT: 750

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: 11 papers of Acturial Science

School Name: Institute And Faculty of Actuaries


Work History:

Title: Senior Consultant

Industry: Insurance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Deputy Manager

Industry: Insurance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 8 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Consulting with top companies.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Kellogg, London Business School, Ross


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Budding Actuary! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. Congratulations on clearing most of your papers and achieving such a high GMAT score. You are at a good point in your career to apply but I think you will have a challenge in standing out from a lot of other Big 4 applicants — especially those who may be applying from the advisory side of those firms (as that is more common pre-MBA and also a more common feeder to consulting). If your GPA is 3 on 4.0 scale (and you are not converting that), I think you will have a challenge on the academic side. Your GMAT score helps but at an elite school like Stanford, the average GPA is 3.72! I …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Mr. Budding Actuary – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    I spent ~10 years with admissions committee at Duke Fuqua and more than half of that evaluating and selecting applicants from India. While your GMAT is strong, your GPA is soft (unless you are converting from a 100 point scale or first division/second division which I would advise against). It isn’t clear WHY you want to switch careers. Have you decided that you don’t want to be an actuary? As you position yourself for business school, don’t just toss aside the experience and skills that you have developed to date. Be sure to build on them through your MBA to get to your post-MBA goal. (NOTE: I think this was the BIGGEST …

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