Candidate:

Mr. India

About Me:

Deals and M&A professional focusing on business valuations; former auditor – have been working in a Big 4 for a few years now. Have been seconded to Canada once. Conversational yet sombre, may come across as geeky from afar. Passionate about education and giving back to society – have supported initiatives without volunteering time.

Details:

Undergrad School: Mumbai University

Undergrad Major: Finance, Accounting, Commerce

GPA: 6.60/7.00 (converted 3.77, as per some websites)

GMAT: 740

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Chartered Accountant (India) and CFA Program (USA)

School Name: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and CFA Institute, USA

Extracurriculars: Cricket tournament of the big 4 firm - played in one year, captained the team in the next year, Contributed to thought leadership on Aerospace and Defense, and conducted a training session for 250+ people, Part of cultural society in class 12 of College - event execution (core), marketing and sponsorship (ancillary role)

Work History:

Title: Assistant Manager, Big 4 - Deals (Valuation and Strategy)

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 5 mos

Title: Assistant Manager (same big 4) - Audit and Assurance

Industry: Accounting

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Accelerated promotions (and skipped the base level when accepted into formal employment after end of training period). – Merit in CA exam – All India Rank 38 (top 0.2% from 40000+ candidates). – Have a consistent record of improving engagement profitability (by 10-20%) over the years.

Post MBA Goal:

Start with consulting at MBB/other firms (strategy or management), build a base of business knowledge, understanding and refined/structured thought process and move into investment management long-term (to blend finance background/education with business education and post MBA work exp).

Schools:

Target School: Said Business School

Status: Invited to Interview

Considering: INSEAD, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Wharton

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Mr. India- congrats on the interview invite! It’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. With your solid GMAT score and Said’s 90+% international student body, you should have a very solid shot at acceptance there and decent odds at the other programs your list. Your Charter Accounting qualification and CFA designation will be attractive to all your schools, as will your accelerated promotions. What led to that fast rise? How have you been able to improve engagement profitability? I see the makings of a few good stories here! Best of luck in the interview! I put your odds at 50% at Said and more like 10% or about the average for your other schools given that you are coming from …

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