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Candidate:

Mr. Nuclear Manager

About Me:

I started my career right after graduation and immediately found a passion in corporate in-house strategy. At first, I started as an expert in the top 5 of a European company, then I moved to the top 3 of a Russian oil and gas company, where I managed quickly advance to the level of manager with 5 people in submission.

Details:

Undergrad School: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

Undergrad Major: Nuclear Physics

GPA: 2.4

GMAT: 700

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: CFA 1 lvl

Extracurriculars: To increase the chances of success I’m going to pass the second level of CFA

Work History:

Title: Team-lead

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Expert

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Launched a couple of projects with an annual effect of several hundred million dollars.

Post MBA Goal:

Develop in the direction of consulting / fintech.

Schools:

Status: Open

Considering: SDA Bocconi

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 23%

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

    Agree with the other assessments here that you are going to have a problem at Cambridge with that low a GPA from a school that is not on many radars. I also agree that rather than take a secod level CFA exam, you should be retaking the GMAT and getting a 720 to 730 score to offset that awful GPA. You also need to explain your low grades in college. Was there a difficult event that distracted you and led to those grades or were you just partying like crazy? One other piece of advice: Make sure you have a few people read your essays and application for you. The way you express yourself gives me pause. To wit: “At first, I started as an …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi there! It’s Stephanie Horn, Master Consultant with the MBA Exchange and recent Poets and Quants “Top 10 Admissions Consultants”. Mr. Nuclear Manager, there are several promising aspects to your profile. You went to a top-tier institution and you have a solid GMAT score. You will need to explain your GPA as it will be below the average for the schools you are applying to. It seems counter-intuitive that a business school would be concerned about the activities you do outside of work, but in reality schools pay a lot of attention to these activities — they provide a chance to showcase your leadership and team-building abilities. I recommend that you find an organization that matters to you — it can be a sport, or …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Nuclear Manager. It’s good to hear you’ve found a passion in in-house strategy, and your trajectory of advancement at top firms looks promising. Your GMAT is also just over the average for Judge, a positive sign. Your low GPA is concerning. The impact on your candidacy will be mitigated by the difficulty of the institution and the major, but to improve your chances, I’d rather see you do a GMAT retake instead of a CFA Level II. Business schools respect the CFA for people who are targeting finance careers, but it makes less sense for your story. It’s good to see Bocconi on here, are there other schools you’d consider? Because your low GPA increases the unpredictability of …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 15%

  • 15% | 4 months ago

    Not so sure about this one. I would pick a few more schools: Rotterdam, ESADE, and Warwick come to mind.

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