Meet the 19 year old MBA student

Apparently, there is a 19 old attending at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey school of business. According to this article he is quite the prodigy.

The Los Angeles native began attending community college at 8 years old. He transferred to UCLA at 12, graduated with a degree in math, and at 16 enrolled in an online master's program in cybersecurity at Brandeis University.

n fact, Cavalin is the youngest MBA candidate ever accepted to the Carey School, and likely among the youngest in the U.S. at any school. MBA candidates of his age are extremely rare at B-schools, even more so at the top schools. In testing year 2016, the Graduate Management Admissions Council reports administering over 250,000 GMAT exams, only 1,464 of which were delivered to candidates under 20 years old. Many of those may have taken the exam multiple times, GMAC reports.

Stephen Taylor, assistant dean of graduate programs at the Carey School, says the admissions committee was beyond impressed by Cavalin, who "epitomizes" what they look for: students who will thrive at a university steeped in innovation. But his prodigy-like accomplishments weren't his only asset. Taylor says Cavalin showed maturity beyond his years.

"We valued his relevant work experience at NASA, his diverse interests, and his ability to communicate his transferrable skills," Taylor says. "He has many unique talents and abilities that we felt he would bring to the class -- his mathematics degree and cybersecurity experience, and he's a pilot, a pianist, and is accomplished in the martial arts.

"We saw in Moshe someone who clearly sets goals and accomplishes them."

What do you think of this kid?

Comments (23)

Mar 13, 2017

Good for him. But why is he going to low-tier MBA school if he already has strong, marketable quantitative skills? The most valuable part of business school is networking, and Arizona St. is far from a powerhouse in that category.

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Mar 13, 2017

This might not be an academic decision. He might be going there to get as much ass as possible.

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Mar 14, 2017

ASU does have the most alumni who have stared in porn movies....

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Mar 14, 2017

beat me to it

Mar 14, 2017

True

Mar 14, 2017

To this day, I regret not doing my undergrad at ASU.

Mar 13, 2017

Probably because it's free. ASU offer full scholarship to every admit students.

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Mar 14, 2017

:'(

Mar 13, 2017

Poor kid did not have a childhood.

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Mar 13, 2017

Professional student

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Mar 13, 2017

I think that, sometimes, really smart people do really stupid things. I'm sure the kid will land OK in the long run.

Mar 13, 2017

Seems like his research didn't pay off... Why go to Carey? Strange.

Mar 13, 2017

Poor, immigrant family + lack of understanding of what an MBA is for + free tuition = whoopsies

Seriously, the kid is probably going to invent FB 2.0 though, I think he'll be OK.

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Mar 13, 2017

His father is a professor and his mother was pursuing a CPA. I don't think his family is poor.

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Mar 14, 2017

You never see these people in the real world starting a business or working for a firm. They tend to stay in academia.

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Mar 14, 2017

Wow. What a wonder kid. I thought I only seen it in a TV series. I guess he started young upon entering community college and honed his strong skills. He will become successful later on and probably do great things one day.

Mar 14, 2017

A slice of life is T.J. Henderson, super intelligent, a fine young gentleman, a ten year old whiz kid bussin high school, a penacious little shorty with a thousand IQ. He

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Mar 14, 2017

I know a way you could spend your money to get as much value out of it as an ASU MBA - flushing it down the toilet

Mar 14, 2017

Well, the dude isn't paying a dime for it, so that analogy is bunk in this context.

Mar 14, 2017

Why not work in the real world for a little bit at that young of an age then you know..apply to a real MBA program.

Mar 14, 2017
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