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Mr. Middle Eastern Investor

About Me:

I’m middle-eastern (GCC area), who worked 5 years at a global bank in Global Markets as a corporate sales, then co-managed a USD 10 Billion of the bank’s assets. Then 3 years ago moved to the capital market regulator, and started a company with a friend in the food sector, running 2 branches, and 2 under construction.


Undergrad School: Top School in my region

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 2.6

GRE: 321

Age: 31,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MBA Math transcript (Excel, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics), CFA Level II

Extracurriculars: I teach math for elementary school for my community (family kids and relatives), I started doing so 2 years ago.

Work History:

Title: Head of Unit

Industry: Government / Military

Company: SRO

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 8 mos

Title: Co-Founder, Operation Director

Industry: CPG

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

Supported my brother financially in the US to complete successfully his degree to be an architect. I was one of the top 3 salespeople on a team of 12. Achieved top-performer score in the yearly evaluation in 4 of 8 years of my career work experience.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to accelerate my career at my current employer (Sponsored), then my long term aspiration is to start a fund that empower retail investing in my country, and to contribute positively through providing capital to thrive industries, adding more jobs and benefiting the economy while achieving high risk-adjusted returns.



The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hello Mr. Middle Eastern Investor! Krista Nannery from mbaMIssion here. I spent the earlier part of the decade working all over the Middle East (UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar) and loved it. I’m excited about your candidacy because b-schools don’t see enough GCC candidates. While your passport won’t be the thing that gets you in, it will ensure that your application is closely reviewed by the schools on your list. And I have to tell you — I love your schools. You’ve put together a very fair and balanced portfolio which will help you in this process because…
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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have some really interesting experience that I think ad-coms will be intrigued by! A couple potential weaknesses — I think you’ll need to explain your lower GPA in an optional essay. It is mitigated by a higher GRE for sure, and you have lots of great work experience across sales, finance and the startup world. Also you’re on the older side so will really need to be explicit about why NOW is the time for the MBA. You allude to this when saying you want to accelerate your career and will be a sponsored candidate, but be very clear about what you have not been able to do without skills in XYZ that an MBA could help …

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