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What are the kind of profiles currently being admitted into hbs for 2016 program.

I am an Undergrad in engineering in india
major:electronics and communication
GMAT:720
GPA:
freshman:3.1
rest:3.4
ECs:Interns at the indian defence org and another prestigious college

What are my chances of getting into the harvard 2+2 program? Will my low gpa of freshman yr affect my chances?
Also are my internships inadequate or any other experience would have been useful?
Or any other suggestions...

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  • Matrick's picture

    I think it is even noted on the website of the program or in some letter by the dean that they primarily want to attract people from a non-business background.

    I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

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  • In reply to IBDatBB
    Ihavenoclue's picture

    IBDatBB wrote:
    Ihavenoclue wrote:

    I heard that HBS 2+2 program really like students that don't have a undergrad degree in business.

    That's worrisome.

    Yeah, a lot of good MBA schools like the non-traditional business students, like the teachforamerica/peacec. They love consultants. I think your chances are much higher if you just apply through the regular process.
    Also do some kind of mentoring/volunteer type of thing while working( This will be hard, specially working long hours, but they eat that shit up makes you much more competitive)

  • In reply to seedy underbelly
    eudoxia's picture

    seedy underbelly wrote:
    Very low chances. On top of the horrendous (for HBS) GPA, 2+2 really isn't for internationals so much. Very few internationals get in in comparison to regular admissions.

    Also assuming you're in one of the IITs, what's your GPA on the IIT GPA scale? Maybe that's better?

    In terms of gpa, I dont know how hbs converts the scales but my score is
    freshman:6.8/10
    rest:8/10
    can you please tell me whats their conversion criteria...

    also if I give the gmat again and get around 745...

    Will both these things help my case or still I need to work on some grey areas like leadership issues.
    Suggstions invited...

  • In reply to eudoxia
    NikitaN's picture

    eudoxia wrote:
    seedy underbelly wrote:
    Very low chances. On top of the horrendous (for HBS) GPA, 2+2 really isn't for internationals so much. Very few internationals get in in comparison to regular admissions.

    Also assuming you're in one of the IITs, what's your GPA on the IIT GPA scale? Maybe that's better?

    In terms of gpa, I dont know how hbs converts the scales but my score is
    freshman:6.8/10
    rest:8/10
    can you please tell me whats their conversion criteria...

    also if I give the gmat again and get around 745...

    Will both these things help my case or still I need to work on some grey areas like leadership issues.
    Suggstions invited...

    As far as I know, they convert simply that way: 8*4/10=3.2 GPA. That is unfortunate, because in other countries the it is way harder to get top grade. Where I am originally from, getting 9/10 is just amazing and virtually noone gets above that, but if you convert it to the u.s. system, it is just 3.6/4.