Mr. Oil Baron

About Me:

Grad GPA: 3.72. Worked 8 years at a multinational oil exploration company. 3 promotions in 8 years (all promotions stopped after the oil crash in 2016).


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Chicago Booth, Stanford GSB, Yale

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Texas A&M College Station

Undergrad Major: Petroleum Engineering

GPA: 3.55

GRE: 320

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Science in Petroleum Engineering

School Name: Texas A&M College Station

Extracurriculars: Publish technical papers (research) in industry journals (80+ citations till date), Invest in oil & gas royalties (Already sold 1 company while working at my job), Manage a yoga/meditation group that meets every Sunday, Guide and mentor practitioners

Work History:

Title: Senior Reservoir Engineer

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 8 yrs

Title: Partner

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Been the lead engineer on $2+ billion of oil & gas assets. Multiple company awards. Part of a very selective leadership training program at my previous company (worked there 8+ years). Currently a partner at an oil & gas firm. Have funding ($300 MM) to acquire oil & gas assets.

Post MBA Goal:

Play a more active role in my current firm. Want to expand the fund’s investments into cleantech but initially focus will be on acquiring oil & gas.


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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Oil Baron,
    Congratulations on your promotions and doing well in your career despite what has been a very challenging few years in the industry! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – coming from a differentiated industry, leading teams, being part of your company’s leadership training program. I think an MBA will certainly help you deepen your business skillset as you branch more into the investment side. Be sure to explain this clearly in your applications as AdCom will want to know – as Susan pointed out – why MBA, why now? What specific knowledge / skillset do you want to learn at HBS that you cannot learn on the job? …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Oil Baron – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    You clearly are an expert in your field. Congratulations! My biggest question based on what you have shared in the profile is WHY do you want an MBA? If you intend to play a more active role in your own firm, what areas do you need to develop?

    HBS wants students who can bring a unique perspective to the case-based classroom. I think you have that but you need more. Based on your publications I suspect that you can demonstrate an analytical aptitude and appetite. I’m seeing glimpses of leadership but HBS (and Stanford) will want to understand how your leadership has developed over time and HOW you lead. Also, is there more …

    3 years ago Read the full review

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