Mr. Minority Champ

About Me:

I am an ethnic minority in Pakistan and my family has one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the fields on real estate, construction and infrastructure in the country. My goal is to transform my family business into one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the country and use that as a medium to empower minority groups.


Undergrad School: Oxford University

Undergrad Major: History and Economics

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master's degree in Real Estate and Construction Management

School Name: Columbia University

Extracurriculars: Founder of large non profit that focuses on minority empowerment; various leadership roles as President/ VP in finance and consulting societies at Oxford

Work History:

Title: Executive Director

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Joined family firm directly after graduating, electing not to pursue IBD job in London. A few academic prizes from Oxford.

Post MBA Goal:

Work in Bay area in real estate for 2-3 years and then join family biz.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Not sure what reader of ours would give you 100% odds of getting into Stanford. When you are dealing with some of the most highly selective graduate programs in the world, no one can ever have a 100% chance of admission. And that is especially true at Stanford which rejects 93% of its candidates every year from a self-selecting pool of highly qualified applicants. That said, you have already earned degrees from two of the most prestigious universities in the world. There were three Oxford grads in Stanford’s Class of 2020, and13 from Columbia. Your stats are strong enough for the GSB as well and your post-MBA goal to transform an existing family business that seems very significant is a great objective. You need to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Mr. Minority Champ – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    Great stats and brand names for your education. These will serve you well but don’t really show the ‘spike’ that Stanford is looking for. You will need to use your essays and short answers to SHOW the admissions committee what you have done so far towards your dream of using the family business to empower minority groups. It is also important that you highlight how doing so will change the world.

    Stanford doesn’t have a TON of real estate-specific resources. I encourage you to look at Wharton which has strong curriculum and clubs related to both real estate and family business. I don’t need to tell you that CBS has strength in these …

    2 months ago Read the full review

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    A top tier profile for sure, but I'm confused - if you want to rejoin your family RE/Construction business, what will an MBA give you that an MS in RE/construction management from Columbia didn't already?
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