Mr. Product Design Manager

About Me:

I have a low undergrad GPA, but ~3.7-4.0 in an MA program (converting to American GPA from my Ontario Canada average of ~87%).

Work experience is a tech/digital role (Product Design) but at a traditional bank.

Based in Canada but trying to decide if I should apply to schools in the states (and if so, where) to land tech or consulting role.


Target School: IESE

Considering: Cornell Johnson, Berkeley Haas

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Queen's University

Undergrad Major: Political Science

GPA: 2.88

GRE: 324

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MA

School Name: University of Waterloo

Extracurriculars: Charity work raising money for various causes | Mentorship for non-profit

Work History:

Title: Senior Design Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Product Owner

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Spent a year in the Canadian Forces before going to university.
– Some industry awards.
– Won a bunch of scholarships in my MA program.
– Easy to quantify success in my roles (e.g. project resulted in $1mm incremental sales)

Post MBA Goal:

Two outcomes I’d be targeting:
Option 1: transition from Product Design at a traditional bank to a fintech startup
Option 2: Strategy consulting in digital transformation


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