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Mr. Indian Mad Man

About Me:

I’m a brand and technology enthusiast which led me to join the advertising and communications industry. Having worked with leading global agencies and top-notch clients, my role involves a lot of analyzing and input organized data to derive insights that are used for formulating multiple strategic plans for clients.


Undergrad School: Symbiosis International University

Undergrad Major: Marketing

GPA: 2.8

GMAT: Have not taken yet

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian


Work History:

Title: Brand Associate

Industry: Marketing

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Senior Executive

Industry: Marketing

Company: Global

Length of Employment: , 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

Initiated a strategic plan to procure projects of a major gaming business for the agency, subsequently winning the pitch worth around 100K USD.

Post MBA Goal:

Being a brand + tech enthusiast, I would like to lead the business for a top ad agency and then shift into consultancy.


Target School: London Business School

Status: Open

Considering: NYU Stern


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. I used to both work in brand and be a hardcore Mad Men fan, so I like your username. I will say that without your GMAT/GRE score, it’s really tough for me to assess your odds for LBS, Stern, or any other MBA program. You’ll definitely need a high score (730+ minimum GMAT, 160s on quant and verbal for GRE) to offset your low GPA – additionally, you’ll want to address your GPA in the optional essay in a way that shows ownership and responsibility while highlighting any extenuating circumstances. Also, I see that the Extracurriculars section is blank – the candidates I’ve worked with who’ve been most successful have had passions outside of work, in any area, …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Indian Mad Man – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    At Duke Fuqua, I spent ~6 years reviewing applications from Indian nationals and don’t recall there being many with a brand background. This, combined with your global exposure, will allow you to stand out.

    My biggest concern is your stats. Your 2.8 GPA, while not necessarily a show-stopper, will give admissions committee pause. You absolutely must use the GMAT/GRE to demonstrate that you can handle the quantitative rigor of a top program. You may also want to take another course (ideally math) and get a transcript with an A to demonstrate that you are a different student now than you were during your undergrad.

    As someone who is in advertising and wants to …

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    I'm loving you just for your name: Mr. Indian Mad Man. You just need a decent GMAT, man. Get it and you are in!

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