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Candidate:

Mr. Corporate Development

About Me:

Started career in the corporate development (M&A) team of a highly acquisitive biotech company. Closed 2 transactions and was promoted from analyst to sr. analyst. Later joined a FinTech startup as the 2nd member of the finance team reporting to the CFO. Promoted from sr. analyst to associate and helped start up the corporate development team.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 10 University (Duke/Northwestern/Hopkins/Dartmouth)

Undergrad Major: Mathematics and Economics

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 740

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Graduate Student at Large: Business

School Name: Chicago Booth

Extracurriculars: 3.8 GPA in 3 Booth MBA classes; credit will transfer if admitted to Booth MBA program , Writing investment research and publishing on SeekingAlpha, Long-term mentor for a low-income minority student throughout their high school career

Work History:

Title: Corporate Development (M&A)

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Strategic Finance

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Personally sourced and closed a transaction in my first corporate development job; acquisition has potential to add $500M in revenues to the company.

Post MBA Goal:

Career pivot into a buy-side research role in the investment management industry.

Schools:

Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, UCLA Anderson, Tuck

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Like your profile. You are doing very interesting work and your goals are also well aligned with your background. So much to like in your non professional work too – writing and mentoring. And you seem very self aware re your strengths and weakness. Am guessing the 3.8 GPA in Booth classes would be to mitigate the low undergrad GPA. And future recruiters (and by extension Booth) will love your big win as it shows initiative and fact you can get a “deal” done. If you can show fit with the school’s culture, you are in play at Booth and Columbia both. Good luck !

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! It looks like you’ve made a lot of progress and impact in your career in just a few years, with a promotion at each company. While your GPA is a bit on the lower side, it’s in a very challenging major at a top institution, and your solid GMAT score and the classes you’ve taken in Booth will help offset that (even so, if you ran into any particular personal challenges in college, you should address those in the schools’ optional essays).

    It’s also great that you write for Seeking Alpha (it’s such an insightful site) and serve as a long-term mentor – schools will value that involvement. Make sure to communicate the impact you made in …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. Corporate Development – thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus. I really like your professional experience and you seeem to have made a significant impact in your short tenure at each company. Well done! Your 740 GMAT is above average for all of the programs on your list and will help to offset your softer undergrad GPA. As appropriate, use the optional essay to explain (but not excuse) your lower GPA – perhaps you got off to a rocky start? Or you got mono and blew one year.

    A few things to think about as you move forward in the application process:
    1) Clarify your goals – once you know where you are heading, you can identify your areas for development during …

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    I think that you are going to be admitted to more than one of your targeted schools. Why ? Because of your exceptional work performance in the highly profitable field of mergers and acquisitions as well as experience in FinTech finance. Furthermore, you have the educational pedigree (Duke, Northwestern, JHU, or Dartmouth) to overcome a less than stellar GPA accompanied by an outstanding GMAT score. As a math and economics major, law school would also be an interesting option as M&A activity is the most profitable practice area for the largest & most prestigious law firms in the US. While law schools will accept the GRE in lieu of the LSAT, I am not sure about the GMAT. (Normally I do not recommend that MBA applicants ...
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