Mr. Non-Traditional Indian

About Me:

I have 2 undergraduate degrees (Business and Law) and a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent) certification. I have been part of the founding team of 2 gaming startups in India. I also provide legal and financial consulting to SMBs in the real estate and wine industry from which I have earned sweat equity in a vineyard in India’s wine capital.


Target School: Wharton

Considering: Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Columbia

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Top 20 law college in India

Undergrad Major: Law

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 770

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Chartered Accountant

School Name: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Extracurriculars: Led the college and university quiz teams and won prizes at numerous inter-college and inter-university competitions. | Treasurer of the Students Wing of the Alumni Association of the college.

Work History:

Title: Director (Legal & Finance)

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Head of Business

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

– I was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 18 which severely impacted my quality of life and pushed me into depression. I overcame that through meditation and willpower, post which I completed my law degree and CA certification with top grades.

– I have helped start 2 companies one of which I am currently heading, having raised $200k in seed funding.

Post MBA Goal:

Interactive media is a 100 billion dollar opportunity for creating localized content, especially in a culturally rich country like India. From my MBA and from working at the world’s best media and technology companies, I want to learn the requisite technical and managerial skills to build a successful interactive media company in India in the future.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 45%

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  • Patty Keegan, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 50%

    You certainly have a non-traditional background given your degrees in law and business plus the CA designation. Your GMAT and GPA are stellar and it is apparent that you are a valuable asset to start-ups after raising $200K in seed funding. It is admirable that this has been accomplished after dealing with a debilitating set of diseases at a very young age. Your application can be strengthened with additional information about the 2 technology start-ups with which you have been involved. What are your plans with the company which you are currently heading while you tackle an intense MBA program in another country? What other extracurriculars have you been involved in since you earned your bachelors’ degrees (although it looks like you spent time …

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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 40%

    You do indeed have a very compelling and unique profile for the Indian male demo: law (rather than STEM) educational background combined with relevant and imminently applicable CPA charter & experience, stellar GMAT score, good GPA.

    You hint that you already know this in your write-up, so I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but it helps to understand your odds as an Indian male. Only 30-35% of MBAs at Wharton (or M7 schools in general) are non-US. M7 AdComs aim to fill 30-35% of full-time 2-year MBA classes with international students, and the AdCom is looking to maximize geographic diversity. They could easily fill all of those seats with highly qualified men from India, but they also want women from Kazakhstan, Nicaragua, and …

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