Mr. Humble Iranian Self Employed Businessman

About Me:

I love stargazing, reading about natural selection, and browsing through Option Chains.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Considering: NYU Stern, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg SOM

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: ASRAR

Undergrad Major: Industrial Engineering

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 700(Q49,V37)

Age: 28, 

Extracurriculars: Teaching child-workers how to read and write, Football Player and Captain of the School team

Work History:

Title: Founder/Director

Industry: Other

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Stocks and Options Trader

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Revived a halted family business after many years and now revenue is up by 5x compared to the first year.
– I initiated and led a significant dry farming project, successfully partnered up with 12 business people and for 2 consecutive years created part-time jobs for more than 200 seasonal workers.

Post MBA Goal:

I am a self-employed businessman and I want to become a better one, day by day, as simple as it might sound.
First, after business school, I will reorganize my exporting business and then I will use my skills and network to find very early-stage startups and try to join them as a multi-functional entrepreneur or activist investor.


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

    You present a truly interesting case: Can an international student with stats that are below-average and no brand name work experience get into the most highly selective prestige MBA program in the world? Your GMAT score of 700 is 38 points below Stanford’s current average. Your 3.3 GPA is well below the 3.78 average at Stanford as well. But these are averages and it means that the GSB enrolls plenty of people below those numbers. The problem is that you are really climbing a mountain when you apply to a school that admits only 6.2% of its self-selecting pool of MBA hopefuls. That is especially true when your work experience is not with a highly selective, well known organization. Yet, you clearly have distinguished yourself …

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