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Mr. On The Road

About Me:

Let’s not beat around the bush here, I have below-average GPA and GMAT, no need to try and massage it, they are what they are. My play is being a Co-founder (50% ownership) in a successful fitness equipment e-commerce business. Did tons of business with Amazon and other large online retailers.


Undergrad School: UVM or UNH

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 600

Age: 36,  Ethnicity: White


Work History:

Title: Co-founder

Industry: Other

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 10 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Successfully grew the business to over 6 million in revenue and profits surpassed 1 million. Ended up selling my shares in the business to a business partner. My average earnings well exceeded post MBA average salaries at these schools. I’m not trying to brag I’m just trying to give some perspective of how successful the business was.

Post MBA Goal:

Start the next e-commerce venture. Maybe meet my next business partner at school. This time I want to do it bigger and more successful than the first time. Essentially put the MBA touch on it. The goal would be to ultimately sell it.


Target School: Tuck

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Mr. On the Road! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at the MBA Exchange. You seem like a straightforward guy, so I’ll give you my brutally honest opinion. Your chances at a Tuck or any full-time top MBA program is slim to none. I think we could overcome your 3.4 GPA will the right story and yes, I’d tell you that you simply have to get your GMAT or GRE score up, but, quite honestly, I think your age is unfortunately the thing you have most against you. That said, I’d encourage you to consider executive MBA programs, where you’d be among company closer to your level of maturity, let’s call it. 😉 Now, in applying …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, Mr. On the Road, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. I fully respect the incredible hustle of entrepreneurs, and it seems like you’ve done very well for yourself. I also like your tell-it-like-it-is approach, and I’m pretty up front myself, so I’ll give you my unvarnished opinion… It sounds like you’re aware of some of your hurdles. I actually think your GPA, while not ideal, is still workable – we see more problems at under-3.3. Depending on the situation, you might even be able to mitigate that with extra coursework pre-MBA or an optional essay if warranted. The GMAT, however, is a bigger problem – exactly zero people in Tuck’s latest class had below a 620. In fact, if …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. On The Road – Thanks for posting your profile! Susan Cera here from Stratus. Having reviewed applications at Duke Fuqua for ~10 years, I’m going to get straight to it. While your entrepreneurial drive is evident, your stats will be a drag at any top tier full-time program. With your years of work experience and where you are in your career, you need to be very clear about why NOW is the right time for you to get an MBA. What, exactly, do you need from an MBA? I encourage you to take a look at EMBA and part-time programs that will put less emphasis on your stats. In fact, most would be glad to have a conversation with you to discuss your fit …

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