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Mr. Multilingual Law & Finance

About Me:

I have a strong academic background in law and economics with a law degree followed by a Masters in International Economic Law. I also have a strong background in finance and qualified as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analysis. My studies were in South Africa, followed by France. I am currently working in-house as a derivatives lawyer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Update: I was accepted into Oxford!


Undergrad School: Toulouse, France

Undergrad Major: Law

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 710

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in International Economic Law

School Name: Universite Toulouse I Capitole

Extracurriculars: Languages

Work History:

Title: Legal Counsel

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 7 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– Strong academic performance, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
– Good career progression so far.
– Speak 5 languages, learning 3 of them in my 20s.

Post MBA Goal:

Stay within finance/asset management but move out of the legal department into a front-office role.


Target School: Yale

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

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

    You are a truly accomplished individual person and would clearly be an asset in the classroom, given your international bent, your experience in law and finance, and your facility with languages. But let me reinforce what you already know: For someone who would be 33 at matriculation, you are definitely outside the sweet spot of elite MBA admissions. The question then becomes does your background and experience overcome the age hurdle? In your case, I think it does. Your job is to convince Yale that it certainly does, even though your GMAT is below the class average for Yale’s School of Management.

    5 months ago

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 15%

  • 15% | 5 months ago

    On the old side for a full-time MBA. Otherwise, you are an appealing candidate.

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