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Mr. Hopeful Aerospace Entrepreneur

About Me:

Mechanical engineer, 28 years old, trying hard to take my aerospace company, that I co-founded 6 years ago, forward.
I am currently trying to steer my career towards management. Also worked as PM at a leading Indian aerospace manufacturer.
Why MBA- To learn strategy, management & how to lead a company


Undergrad School: National Institute of Technology

Undergrad Major: Combustion Engines

GPA: 67.5%

GMAT: 720

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS-Mechanical Engineering

School Name: Michigan Technological Engineering

Extracurriculars: Organic Farming

Work History:

Title: Senior Compliance Engineer

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Title: Product Engineer

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

-Realization of our first prototype and its successful test run
-National Award for a gas turbine designed by me
-Securing First order for my company
-Being in my current role where I am continuous working with many teams and government agencies

Post MBA Goal:

Although the passion and technical skill for starting my own company was always there, I have always felt the business acumen missing in me. I feel a MBA from a reputed university followed by professional experience in new product strategy and marketing at a top firm will best align with my long term goal of taking my aerospace company to greater heights.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Berkeley Haas, Wharton, Kellogg


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Hopeful Aerospace Entrepreneur,
    Congratulations on the success of your prototype and winning the National Award for your gas turbine design! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I like that you have a differentiated work background and know how the MBA will help you scale your company. That said, your GPA and GMAT are a shade below the averages at Booth. I don’t think these are deal-breakers, but could potentially affect the competitiveness of your profile. If possible, I suggest retaking the GMAT. Even a 10 or 20 point bump could make a difference in this competitive application process. If you find yourself hitting a ceiling, consider the GRE. Some candidates find the format of the GRE more suited to their test-taking style. In addition, …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Mr. Hopeful Aerospace Engineer – thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    I really like that you can articulate why you need an MBA! Being able to tie together your past experiences, through an MBA to achieve your career aspirations will be key to securing a seat at Booth or another top program. Booth has very strong entrepreneurial resources and the fact that the ONLY required course is a leadership course highlights Booth’s commitment to developing business leaders. Make sure to dig into Booth’s flexible curriculum so you can showcase what courses you will take and what you hope to learn. Equally important will be for you to explore the outside activities (Polsky Center) that you might participate in and contribute to during …

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