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Candidate:

Mr. Life Sciences

About Me:

London-based management consultant with 5 years experience of working across Europe and Middle East. Went from an Associate at a Big 4 to a Senior Associate in the firm’s strategy consulting team (Monitor/Parthenon/Strategy&/KPGM Strat) and then to Engagement Manager. I’d be the first one in my family to get a master’s or MBA.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Birmingham (UK)

Undergrad Major: Business Management with Year in Industry

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 750

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Have been providing advice to my family who run their business in Eastern Europe

Work History:

Title: Strategy Consulting - Engagement Manager

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: Economics Consultant - Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Pre-uni, I placed top 10 nationally at a few competitive programming contests Highest dissertation mark out of a cohort of 200+ students. Broke into my firm’s strategy consulting team (which happens on the basis of exceptional performance). Successfully led several strategy engagements over the last 1-2 years, focusing on Health & Life Sciences.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term: Big Tech role (PM, Corp Dev, Strategy) or Middle Market PE in Europe Long term: Return to Eastern Europe to develop my family’s business and/or get involved in local PE activity (rapidly growing) An MBA would help me achieve both these goals and fill some of the gaps in my skill set

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: INSEAD

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi, Mr. Life Sciences, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. I like your odds for Wharton overall–you bring strong academics (above average GMAT, solid GPA), a positive professional story with an upward trajectory into a more competitive group and work history across several geographies, and finally, a bit of geographic diversity with both Western and Eastern Europe perspectives. In terms of possible weaknesses, you don’t seem to have organized community leadership…which is understandable if you have long hours or a lot of travel, but perhaps you have taken on some internal roles in recruiting or training? I’d make sure that shows up somewhere if you have it. You can also talk about your family role but bring details so it feels …

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