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.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 17, 2020 - 9:09pm

It is. It's also a notch below the first three schools mentioned and the only one to use a GPA system.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 18, 2020 - 12:07pm

That seems unreasonably harsh to HEC. Placement in London IB is excellent (definitely on par with LSE and LBS), so saying it's a tier below seems unwarranted (you can argue whether LSE and LBS are slightly better, but a tier below is just off). And I am saying this as someone who chose a UK uni instead of HEC for Master's.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 18, 2020 - 12:10pm

Sure, changed it to a notch. Still, wouldn't necessarily include HEC in the same group as LSE/Oxbridge. LBS, maybe.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 18, 2020 - 4:57am

GMAT not good enough, would say your chances are slim especially coming from a traditional consulting role.

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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