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Profile evaluation request - low gpa high gmat

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Profile evaluation request - low gpa high gmat

Post Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:52 am
Hi,

I would be really happy to have suggestions as to which schools to target.

35, male, Eastern Europe
- UG GPA 2.5, engineering, top school in country.. I was interested more in extracurriculars
- Have a quant heavy masters from a global top 5 program; finished first in class (3 years ago)
- GMAT: 770, q:50, v:45 ,(recent)
- resume highlights: 3 years entrepreneurship, still profitable sme.
3 years with a global bank, joined through a hard to get into leadership development program. Worked in 4 countries.
3 years strategy consulting with a top 5 firm. Strong leadership experience

I want to do an mba to transition into private equity ecosystem in san francisco. I had some relevant projects with my job.

Thanks and happy new year!

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:32 am
when are you planning to apply ? cheers, alex

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:33 am
R3 (preferable) or next year

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Post Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:23 am
well there is no doubt you are an interesting candidate. You have real positives (experience, intellect, eastern europe) but some challenges (age, i.e. you are later in applying, R3 is always tough, and UG GPA). You might consider 1 year MBA Programs, but they are generally in Europe. If you want to go to Silicon Valley, you want to look at Haas etc. All will be very challenging this year, and next year you will be another year older. So a conundrum. I would definitely apply this year, with the knowledge that even with a very well executed application, it will be very challenging. Sorry for waffling. cheers, alex

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Post Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:19 am
Thanks Alex. Do you have any view on Sloan's MSMS program?

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Post Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:42 pm
sorry, I am not familiar with it, I have very high regard for Sloan. cheers, alex

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