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Candidate:

Mr. Midwest Banker

About Me:

I am a senior studying Finance and Economics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. I am on an almost full tuition scholarship and have a 3.8 GPA (top 10%). I’m applying to deferred MBA programs. I am the President of one of the business clubs in my school and have been an active member in one of the finance clubs.

Details:

Undergrad School: Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 740

Age: 21,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: President of Business Club, Active Member of Finance Club, Former Head of a non-profit chapter that helped kids with autism

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: , 3 mos

Title: Summer Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: , 3 mos

Post MBA Goal:

I am hoping to go back to school to build on my personal development skills and make the transition to a leader in the workplace. A deferred MBA acceptance will give me more more flexibility rather than doing the traditional IB to PE stint. Post-MBA, I see myself moving into a strategy role but am open to other paths as it is still 3-4 years away.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Chicago Booth, Kellogg

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Well, you’re 3.8 and 740 GMAT immediately catapults you into real contention for a quality program. The undergraduate degree in finance and economics from Kelley is top notch. Your summer stints in banking and finance complete the story. So what could be missing from a Wharton acceptance? It’s not the lack of an Ivy League or near Ivy because in Harvard Business School’s Class of 2020 there are a half dozen IU grads, the same number from the University of Chicago. Not knowing where you did your summer internships makes this a bit foggy. If it were at well-known, prestige banks, that will help you a lot. One concern I have about Wharton’s Advance Access Program is the way the school describes what it is …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. Great stats, and congratulations on the hefty scholarship to Kelley – impressive! I hear you – a deferred MBA acceptance *does* give you more flexibility than the traditional IB to PE stint…but I don’t have a super clear sense of what you’d use that flexibility to do. From what I’ve seen, the deferred admissions programs tend to look for a few things: academic horsepower, intrinsic leadership (you just can’t help stepping up), and intense passion for something. So, my concern with your odds lies with the last factor – I’m not sure what your passion is. (If you’re not sure yet, that’s 100% OK – but then you might be better off applying later when you have …

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