Mr. Non-Traditional Undergrad

About Me:

I am currently a licensed CPA working with a Big 4 firm in the assurance practice. However, what I love to do is analyze and invest in public markets, and hope that I can break into the world of investment banking or asset management.


Target School: Kenan-Flagler

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Wright State

Undergrad Major: Finance & Accounting

GPA: 2.9

GMAT: 660

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: CPA License

Work History:

Title: Senior Associate

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Se the goal to break into the Big 4 accounting firms after starting from a non- Big 4 firm. Broke in, and within a year became a top performing individual in my start class all while simultaneously passing all 4 CPA exams, earning my license.

Post MBA Goal:

I have a real passion for investment, and with my MBA I want to break into the world of investment banking or asset management. I am hoping that through my MBA process I will be able to learn more about the financial markets, as well as enhance my knowledge of investment strategy.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    The big red flags here are obvious. You have a below average GPA from a second-tier university and a GMAT score that is 46 points below the class average at Kenan-Flagler. So your number one priority in applying to the school is to say the your undergrad GPA is not a predictor of your future academic performance and explain why you didn’t perform all that well at Wayne State. Your work experience is very solid so you need to emphasize your work at a Big Four firm and your impact there. I would certainly expand the number of target schools on your list and include other schools that are ranked in the 25 to 50 range due to your low GPA and your low GMAT. …

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