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Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate

About Me:

I am a rising senior at Berkeley looking to apply for an MBA deferred either at GSB or 2+2. Prior to returning back to college for my undergrad, I founded a successful company in manufacturing and exited at $15M annual revenue. I am pursuing consulting to train how to tackle problems more structurally and to learn about other industries.


Undergrad School: UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 760

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: President of a local chapter of an API organization, Board member of local LGBTQ+ organization and, President of an NGO Consulting Club.

Work History:

Title: Founder

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 10 yrs

Title: Strategy Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Established the first, fully funded local public service internship program to help place local API college students in public service offices.
– Led students to build a business concept that helped raise funding to support the campus student food pantry.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to leverage MBA to create a social impact focused startup that helps solve a real societal issue through sustainable innovation.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate, this is Michael from mbaMission.
    You have a great story – impressive that you founded such a successful company!

    The MBA application is process, and they will look at your stats, work experience, and extracurricular involvement. In terms of your stats, it is clear you have the quantitative ability to succeed in the classroom, considering your above average GMAT of 760, as well as because of your 4.0 GPA in a quantitative degree.
    Even more so, though, it is your work experience that can really help you stand out. Not many applicants have founded such a successful company, so definitely emphasize that in your essays. I think your career goals are realistic too, based on your background and interests, although because becoming …

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