Mr. International Business
Left the United States when I was 18 and have lived in 4 other countries since. Lover of all things business.
1) I am both a Japanese and American citizen but how does this affect my application?
2) Do competitive certifications (e.g., CFA) cover for my low GPA?
3) How does my experience living abroad affect my application?
Undergrad School: Top 5 in Japan
Undergrad Major: Business
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Management
School Name: HEC Paris
Extracurriculars: 3 exchanges in top 5 UK universities | Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level 1 | Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) | Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) | Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Title: Management Consultant
Company: Big 4
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Big Life Wins:
First in my family to get a college degree.
Post MBA Goal:
Short-term: join a MBB consulting firm to further develop my business knowledge. Long term: become a world-class renowned expert in business who travels around the world.
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Patty Keegan, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 25%
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5% | 1 week ago
Hi, Mr. International Business. Your 750 GMAT score and various certifications can certainly enhance your profile and demonstrate your quantitative and analytical abilities. This will help your 3.3 GPA which is on the lower side of the 3.7 that Harvard typically admits. That being said, a low GPA can be offset by other strengths in an applicant’s profile, such as exceptional work experience, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities. You have the beginnings of those experiences and efforts outlined in your profile, but you should focus on emphasizing those even more. Harvard admits students who truly want to change the world, so start with sharpening your post-MBA goals to include more specifics. What type of business knowledge do you want to develop? What type of expertise …
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