Mr. Deferred MBA

About Me:

Hopeful deferred MBA with a desire to get into strategy consulting.


Undergrad School: Top 5 business administration undergrad in India

Undergrad Major: Business administration

GPA: 3.82

GMAT: 760

Age: 20,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Grades 1-6 with distinction - communication skills

School Name: Trinity College - London

Extracurriculars: National level basketball player - state basketball captain, Elected University student council head and junior college head boy, National level debate champion - awarded best speaker on several occasions

Work History:

Title: Incoming financial research analyst- Top hedge fund with 50 billion USD + in AUM

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment:

Big Life Wins:

Became ambassador of The Energy and Resources Institute – Delhi (TERI) for extensive work in executing projects related to sustainable development. Secured top recruitment offer for commerce and management undergrads in the country : over 1200+ applicants for 5 positions at the firm

Post MBA Goal:

Immediate post MBA goal is to get into strategy consulting at MBB.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Stanford is just a tough nut to crack. And while you clearly have a lot of promise, including a job with a top hedge fund and a 760 GMAT, I just don’t think Stanford is going to buy it. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that the GSB will think that if you really want to go there, you will boomerang back when you have more work experience. But again your are in the most over represented part of the pool at an Indian. Your extras are fantastic and do take you a bit out of male Indian pool but that may not be enough at Stanford.

    11 months ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello Mr. Deferred MBA! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. Thanks for posting your amazing stats and extracurriculars. VERY exciting.
    OK, here’s my quick reaction…you are a business major going to work for a hedge fund. You’re already on the b-school path. Deferred programs will know this and wonder if they need to lock you down now. The basketball thing makes you more interesting though. Hmmm. The future is a bit uncertain. I sorta think Booth will want to lock you down based on the stats and holistic review of your profile. Your profile might be more common at HBS and GSB so they may pass for now. BUT….if anyone has a shot, you do. So I want you to go for it. Perhaps consider MIT Sloan, …

    11 months ago Read the full review

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  • 20% | 11 months ago

    Great stats and a really cool profile.

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