Mr. Teacher To IB

About Me:

Currently a teacher at a top public school in the UK (one of Eton / Harrow / Winchester) and looking to make the transition into M&A investment banking. Will have 5 years of teaching experience by the time I hypothetically start the MBA. Applying to Wharton, Stanford GSB, Harvard, Columbia, and INSEAD. Near fluency in French and Spanish.


Undergrad School: University of York

Undergrad Major: English

GPA: 4.0 (first class honours)

GMAT: 780

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Philosophy (graduated first in my class)

School Name: University of Cambridge

Extracurriculars: Teach part time at a school in an economically / socially disadvantaged area

Work History:

Title: Teacher

Industry: Education

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Attended Cambridge on an academic scholarship and graduated top of my class. Will have completed CFA level 3 by the time I start my MBA (self-funded).

Post MBA Goal:

Looking to transition into M&A IB after the MBA– a lifelong ambition of mine, but wanted to contribute to society in a slightly different way after uni. Would perhaps be open to MBB consulting if GS/MS/JPM IBD roles were unattainable.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Columbia, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Mr. Teacher to IB – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Stratus.

    I really like your odds at Wharton! Your stats are outstanding (though graduating first class honors from a UK school won’t weigh into the GPA average). The fact that you are pursuing the CFA demonstrates your commitment to finance and will position you well for your proposed transition.

    The one area that I’m seeing as a bit on the softer side is leadership or community involvement. Use that time that you have before you submit applications to build this out – ideally with activities that align with your goals. Perhaps you can drive a consulting project for the school/organization through which you teach socially disadvantaged?

    Wishing you all the best on your MBA …

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