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Candidate:

Mr. Government Consultant

About Me:

A Consultant for Government, involved in Tech and Developmental Programs, work closely with top Political & Bureaucratic functionaries.
Prior to this, founded a Start-up in outsourcing; worked for Fortune 500 Tech Company, handling various roles, with progressive Career. Have experience of working with Global Teams, Clients from wide range of Industries, dealing with Client officials across levels. Academic background comprises of Undergraduate Degree in Business and a Graduate Degrees Business.
I am a fitness enthusiast and enjoy playing various Sports.

Details:

Undergrad School: Mumbai University

Undergrad Major: Accounting

GPA: 3

GMAT: 600

Age: 40,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Business with 3.3 GPA

Extracurriculars: Stock Market and Investment Studies / Analysis (Technical and Fundamental)

Work History:

Title: Consultant

Industry: Government

Company: Government

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Consultant

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 10 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Found an Outsourcing start-up
Nominated twice for a prestigious HQ based Corporate program
Was part of team that worked on key/ critical deals

Post MBA Goal:

Switch career into PE/VC industry

Schools:

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 15%

    At 40 years of age with a 600 GMAT and largely government work experience, I am afraid you really don’t have much of a shot at Cornell and no shot whatsoever at Stanford for either its MBA program or its MSx class. While your age wouldn’t disqualify you for MSx because students in the Class of 2020 have on average 12.9 years of work experience, the median GMAT for that program is 100 points higher at 700. Your best bet is probably an Executive MBA program or an Online MBA.

    2 years ago
  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. In your best interest, it may be a good idea to be candid. Am really not sure if you have the profile for a full time MBA as it stands. My primary reason for saying so is fact that I cant draw a straight line from what you have done to where you want to go. IT role leading to role with state government is itself a non traditional move but what gave me real pause for thought was your post MBA goal to move to PE/VC. I really don’t see how you can pivot to join that industry at 42/43 years of age with no prior finance let alone investing experience. Almost every school you …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hello Mr. Government Consultant! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here.
    Given your age and GMAT score, my main recommendation to you would be to consider EMBA programs. If you can get your GMAT up > 700, I’ve love for you to consider MIT Sloan Fellows.
    What’s missing here is the breakdown on your GMAT score…if you have a really high quant score (say 46+) but a low verbal score, you are my favorite type of candidate. (I see this frequently with Indian candidates which is why I ask.) My recommendation would be to work on your weak areas on the GMAT, try again, and then consider EMBA programs where your many years of work experience will be more valued.
    I hope that helps a little bit.
    Krista

    2 years ago

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 5%

  • 5% | 2 years ago

    Mr. Government Consultant - Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions, here. Having spent ~10 years reading both executive and full-time MBA applications at Duke Fuqua, I've seen a lot of more seasoned candidates and reviewed hundreds of applicantions from Indian candidates. Straight up - with a 600 GMAT, you will likely get a fast pass to the ding pile. Furthermore, your goals are very disconnected from your experience to date. If you can get a stronger standardized test score, your years of work experience could make you a viable candidate for some part-time or executive programs. You might consider Tepper's hybrid program. All the best.
  • 5% | 2 years ago

    The reality here is that you are not going to get in to a top full time MBA program. Your age and experience is way too much (the GMAT score hurts). I recommend an EMBA if you are dead set on an MBA. This is not what you want to hear but I think you are just wasting time and money in pursuing a full time MBA at a top program. It won't happen and probably part of that is that it is not in your best interests due to your age. Good luck.
  • 5% | 2 years ago

    I recommend boosting your GMAT score by 100 points.

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