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Mr. Musician To Consultant

About Me:

I’m an ex-musician and a business consultant.


Undergrad School: University of Calcutta

Undergrad Major: Commerce

GPA: 1.6

GMAT: 710

Age: 33,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Project Management Professional

Extracurriculars: Music, Playing the guitar, Travel

Work History:

Title: Advisory Manager

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Senior Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Traveled to more than 10 countries to lead and deliver over 30 award winning consulting engagements for a Big 4 consulting firm. Won a city level rock band contest in high school.

Post MBA Goal:

I am aspiring to become a global business leader in the field of consulting and advisory.


Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 23%

  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Mr. Musician to Consultant! This is JP, Senior Consultant at The MBA Exchange. Firstly, there is likely a misunderstanding by others on this site reading your GPA numbers, as they are assuming it’s on the US scale of 4.0. So don’t worry about that! More importantly, your profile is similar to many applicants with whom I’ve worked over the years, and I can tell you with confidence that there is a very specific strategy to achieve admissions success in your case. Much of it is about defining clearly where you ultimately want your career to lead you (impact, role, location, etc.) while identifying the right resources and programs that will get you there (with Fuqua, but also others). …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi there! Thanks for posting. This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. I like that you have some creative talents, and hopefully you’ve kept up your musical interests outside of work still today. It’s a nice complement to your consulting work (which is a strong yet fairly common pre-MBA background). I do see a few challenges in your profile. First is your GPA – are you converting that from a different scale? 1.6 is very low, and I think the best way to mitigate that would be to have a GMAT that is well above (like 50 points over) a school’s average. I also noticed you’re a bit older than the typical applicant — that alone is not a dealbreaker but it does add an …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Musician to Consultant – Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus here! Having spent 10 years reading applications at Fuqua and 5-6 specifically evaluating candidates from India, I am intimately familiar with what Fuqua is looking for. You have some interesting tidbits that should make sharing 25 random things fun. I encourage you to showcase what you have learned from your time as a musician and how you have increased your perspective through global travel and work. Given the competitive demographic you come from, you will need to improve your GMAT in order to get serious consideration for the FTMBA program. Since you are further along in your career and looking to continue in consulting, you might take a look at …

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