Mr. Soccer Dad
Experienced professional (15 years) in market/behavioral research currently at an F500 asset manager leading global client, brand, and market insights. Undergrad from a regionally accredited private university (3.93 GPA). Youth soccer coach, community volunteer, and a father of a 2 y/o with another on the way. Looking to diversify my perspectives.
Target School: Ross
Considering: Foster School of Business, McCombs School of Business
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Application Status: Open
Undergrad School: Johnson & Wales University
Undergrad Major: Marketing
Age: 37, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Graduate Certificate in Market Research
School Name: University of Georgia
Extracurriculars: Toastmasters | Youth Soccer Coach | Sons of the American Revolution | Company Parents Support Group
Title: Lead Manager/AVP, Global Insights
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Fortune 500
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos
Title: Senior Specialist, Research & Strategy
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 10 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Started a small biz consulting firm at age of 18.
– At my first job, I helped sell, build, and oversaw a program that supported market insights for one of the world’s largest retailers.
– Lead various teams over the course of my career; have been able to get at least 1 direct report promoted wherever I’ve been a manager.
– Becoming a father
Post MBA Goal:
– Leverage learnings and experience to share with colleagues, and apply to my current work.
– Allow for upward and lateral movement within current firm, and to open up opportunities at other firms if applicable.
– In my later years, teach at a high school or college, or perhaps (re)start my own firm.
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John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%
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80% | 2 months ago
So you are interested in a full-time, residential MBA program? At the age of 37, you are definitely outside the mid-to-late 20s sweet spot for highly selective MBAs. I would think you would be better off applying to either an Executive MBA program or an online MBA, two options also available from Michigan Ross. In either case, I am certain you would get into Ross’ EMBA or online option. I am far less certain about an admission to the full-time MBA program where the average age of an entering MBA student is 27. Schools generally prefer younger applicants who have three to five years of work experience because they are more likely to be shaped by the MBA experience. That’s not to say that you …