MBA HBS 2+2 / Stanford - Profile Evaluation

First of all, thank you for taking the care to read this little paragraph and for your advice on this.
Could you please evaluate my profile for these programs? I would like to apply before regular MBA application to have 2 chances to get into H/S

Relevant Academics:
* Grad: Master in Finance (LSE/Oxbridge/LBS/HEC): expect GPA 3.7/4.0
* 1 Year Exchange program US (Ivy League/MIT/UChicago/Stanford): GPA 3.7/4.0
* Undergrad: BSc in Economics at Target uni in Spain (GPA 8.5/10 - Top 5% of Class)

Relevant Work Experience:
* McKinsey & Company (full-time Business Analyst) starting Jan 2021
* Top Tech (Google/Facebook/Amazon/Apple) - 6 month Business Analyst Internship
* Top Strategy Consulting Boutique in Spain (Summer Business Analyst)
* Past internships in Strategy Consulting and in Corporate during Bachelor

* Start-Up Founder: EU200k valuation at seed-round
* GMAT: 710
* Participated in various university Clubs
* Semi-Finalist in a Mobile World Congress Start Up Competition
* Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish, Catalan and Intermediate in French

Recommendations and Essays
* I will work as hard as I can to make them strong and I think I can have strong recommendations.

* Access a top Managerial role in Tech Corporate with the MBA on which I can make use of the knowledge I acquired in McKinsey + Corporate Finance knowledge acquired in my MIF

What do you think about my chances? Is my GMAT too low? These programs are extremely competitive so I am not sure..

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Comments (13)

Feb 17, 2020 - 8:20pm

It seems like you have a great number of credentials + unique background, enough to where it's all up to essay+. What I mean is, ENSURE that you have a great essay and it won't hurt to apply. Beyond that, the question you are asking is pointless and the answers given won't really help you without specific advice. Focus on what you can control, and you may or may not get in. The absolute number of accepted applicants is that low to where no one knows if you will actually get in. Anecdotally, I know of a similar profile (but better) with the startup and was named top student in the class, etc. who went to McKinsey also who got in. There's your anecdote.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 10:23am

Still unlikely I think. I know a 780 GMAT, top MSc Finance, McKinsey, PE experience not even get an interview.

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:47am

You went to Esade right? I think I might know who you are. Would like to connect, please PM me.

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