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Candidate:

Mr. Young Family Business Leader

About Me:

I am a Business undergrad who joined the family business right out of college. Growing up, I’ve had numerous opportunities to understand the business supply chain operations in general. This helped me a lot during college and I still feel that gives me an upper hand over my peers. I am currently also working on two tech startups that I cofounded.

My work experience relative to other candidates certainly makes me anxious about considering an MBA in the first place. It makes me wonder if I should try and gain more relevant work experience out of the family business before applying for an MBA. A low GPA (although continually improved between semesters) is another factor that I feel could decrease my chances.

Details:

Undergrad School: ASMSOC - NMIMS

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.24

GMAT: 750

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: B.B.A.

School Name: ASMSOC - NMIMS

Extracurriculars: Member of a local NGO; dedicating no more than 6-8 hours monthly to voluntary activity. Extensively into sports, however nothing certified to show for it. Music (mainly percussion); multiple globally-recognized certifications earned.

Work History:

Title: Business Analyst/Head of E-commerce

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Pharmaceuticals Distribution and Exports

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– Successfully started a business division and lead a team at 21.
– Co-founded two potentially market-disrupting tech startups for the healthcare space.

Post MBA Goal:

– Leverage my early yet deep experience of the pharmaceuticals space to get into strategy consulting in the US, utilizing the OPT
– Continue to work on my startups

Schools:

Target School: Darden

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua, McCombs School of Business

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Young Family Business Leader,
    I think you have pretty impressive achievements so early in your career! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think there are a lot of strengths in your profile – strong GMAT score (which should offset your softer GPA), strong career trajectory, entrepreneurial drive, and NGO engagement. As you are early in your career, do continue what you are doing in the next year or two. Most b-schools appreciate candidates bringing a few years of work experience to contribute to classroom discussions. When you’re ready to put your apps together, be sure to describe what specific skills and knowledge you are seeking at Darden that you are not learning on the job. Also, do share your career goals – whether …

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