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Mr. MBB Dream

About Me:

I’m a Canadian male working in strategy wishing to pursue an MBA to experience living in a different country with more diverse industries and opportunities.


Undergrad School: Top Canadian university

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.19

GMAT: 730

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Executive for an NGO supporting refugees, Finance Director for a nonprofit

Work History:

Title: Straregy Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Senior Strategy Associate

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

One year early promotion vs. Avg peers, vertical promotion to a different company.

Post MBA Goal:

Wish to pivot as a management consultant in a country with more diverse industries for richer project experiences. Long-term goal is to become a general manager at a large global company responsible for managing APAC region.


Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: INSEAD


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    You look like a really solid guy and your work experience in strategy at a Fortune 500 company, along with that early promotion, should make a big difference in your candidacy. While your GPA is below the class average at Tuck, it’s still within range, particularly given your solid GMAT score. Your post-MBA goal to work for MBB also makes great sense. It’s linear and builds on your corporate experience in strategy. I also think your extras–serving as an executive for an NGO supporting refugees and being finance director for a nonprofit–will work to your advantage. One thing to consider: I don’t see anything here in your profile that convinces me you are a natural fit for Tuck. Sure, Tuck is a great place …

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    Hi from mbaMission; this is Michael. I first wanted to comment on your NGO extra-curricular experience, which is impressive and shows really strong leadership. That’s a nice differentiator. Your stats are decent too, especially your GMAT. And even though your GPA is a bit below the average, you should still be able to convince the schools that you have the quantitative ability to succeed in the classroom. Your work experience looks good, especially having been promoted one year early. It will be important to illustrate the leadership roles you have taken on, which should be significant given your Strategy Manager position. Finally, I think your goal of MBB is realistic, given your background. As for your odds at Tuck, I see them as a bit above the ...
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