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Mr. College Dropout

About Me:

Dropped out from college due to family’s financial difficulty. 10 years of work experience, 6 of which based outside of my home country (Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, China). Co-founded a distribution business in Vietnam (failed after 1.5yrs). Possess working knowledge of CPG industry in all 10 ASEAN countries. Speak 4 languages. LGBTQ.


Undergrad School: NA

Undergrad Major: NA


GMAT: 690

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian


Work History:

Title: Country Sales Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Business Development Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Family-run distribution company with revenue >US$300M

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Promoted to youngest Country Sales Manager in APAC (global coffee company with revenue > US$6B and 17,000 employees). Supervise 12 reports. Turnaround net loss in 2 years. On track to grow market by ten-fold in 5 years. Overcame the uphill challenge of not having a bachelor’s degree.

Post MBA Goal:

Pivot into consulting, with focus in CPG industry and cover geographies in Southeast Asia. Eventually, leverage on my experience in CPG and Southeast Asia to establish my own consulting firm, target to help SMEs in related industries penetrate and grow in the region.


Target School: London Business School

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, Mr. College Dropout, this is Julie-Anne Heafey of mbaMission. You should be proud of all you have achieved despite not finishing your college degree! Your work experience sounds impressive and LBS is indeed a school that will overlook a lack of an undergrad degree with strong work experience. I think where I hesitate is with the goals – I am not sure what consulting firm you are aiming to join, but strong academic performance can be a prerequisite for hiring and so I don’t know if they’d hesitate to hire you with your lack of degree. I’d try to find out whether this would be a stumbling block – if so, you might need to find a new immediate post-MBA plan …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admission.s With 10 years of work experience, I will assume you are aiming for the executive MBA. Some of those programs are willing to overlook a lack of an undergraduate degree and evaluate your file based on your work experience. However, they will need to see some evidence of academic ability to do the program and succeed on the core. Did you have any quant classes when you were an undergrad? If not, you might want to consider doing an online course. Be sure to highlight your leadership in he workplace and your ability to turn the business around. Good luck!.

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