Ms. Marketing Family Business
I’m from a fast-developing Asian country (not China/India). For the past 2.5 years, I have been working as a strategist at the top marketing agency in my country (this company has offices all around the world). I mainly focus on digital marketing strategies and the clients I work with are generally large established local and international brands.
Other M7 schools I should look into?
How much would an extra year of experience help my application? I’d rather wait another year if it helps me get into HBS.
I’m currently contemplating whether I should move to marketing at my family business pre-MBA. Would this help or hurt my chances?
Undergrad School: London School of Economics
Undergrad Major: Philosophy and Economics (Joint Degree)
GPA: Lower Second Class Honors (around 3.0)
GMAT: 750- first try so might retake for a higher score (aiming for 780)
Age: 24, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: Heavily involved with local NGO that helps underprivileged children receive healthcare, Part of a young philanthropist network.
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
I started a campaign to help underprivileged children with a certain medical disorder, which also affects my mother. I was able to raise over $50,000 (USD) by myself. I also work a lot with a local NGO that helps to provide underprivileged children with adequate healthcare and provide families of these children with the support they need.
Post MBA Goal:
My ST goal is to work in consulting. After 2 years I will return to my family business and work in corporate strategy. My family business is in financial service and does mid 10 figures in revenue per year (USD). I would like to do an MBA because it would provide me with the skills i.e. A&F to be able to do strategies for other non-marketing areas.