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Mr. College Entrepreneur

About Me:

I am a college junior at JHU right now and am looking to apply to DEFERRED MBA programs in 2020 fall / 2021 spring.


Undergrad School: Johns Hopkins University

Undergrad Major: Public Health

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: 750

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Organized a fundraising for Coronavirus; Entrepreneurship; volunteering on the editorial panel at a nonprofit clinical trial research organization

Work History:

Title: Founder

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Co-founder of an A.I. health startup that finished well in several int’l university-level entrepreneurship competitions: We have also been selected by our school’s flagship accelerator, where they provide us with funding, office, and mentorship. The tech behind our startup has won a small research grant. On track to win an additional grant by May.

Post MBA Goal:

I will continue pursuing entrepreneurship after graduating from an MBA. In the longer term, I plan on working in VCs.


Target School: Yale

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Based on the numbers, your undergraduate institution and your role in founding an A.I. health startup, I’d say your chances are very good. You have the basics and now it’s a question of executing on those basics to get an admit at an elite school. Yale is a superb choice. A lot more business schools have jumped on the deferred admit bandwagon as a result of the decline in full-time MBA applications in the last few years. So you should pick five of them and work it. By work it, I mean devote enough time and thought to do very solid applications and speak to current students who may have gotten in via a deferred program. Good luck.

    2 years ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi, it’s Nisha at mbaMission! You have the building blocks to be a viable deferred MBA program candidate: an excellent GPA in a non-business subject, a high GMAT score, and strong leadership experience as a co-founder of a startup. So, I think your success will depend on your application execution. A couple of things I would think about:

    1.) Your career goals: how do you see yourself benefitting from an MBA after a couple of years of entrepreneurial experience? The programs will want to see that you’ve thought deeply about your career goals and why MBA, so make sure you understand each school’s resources and charter a logical path for yourself. One note about VCs – typically, they are seeking a combination of finance and …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 47%

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  • 50% | 2 years ago

    Very impressive stuff. Will be a shoe in
  • 50% | 2 years ago

    Looking good!

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