I am from Australia and studied a bachelor of Law (honours) and a Bachelor of Arts dual degree at Monash University. I have a 3.0gpa for the dual degree. During my undergraduate, I studied abroad at Oxford University, London School of Economics and at a University in Asia. I also have a masters in law from BPP University where I got a 3.5gpa (hardly a target university but work paid for it and sent me there). I also completed 2 levels of the CFA while working.
I have been working in BigLaw for two years in London since graduating. I am dual qualified in both the UK and Australia as a lawyer. I have completed rotations at work in private equity, M&A, reorgs and banking and finance, as well as completing a secondment. So my seats have all been corporate focused seats. Part of the reason for the low undergraduate GPA was due to limited time to study as I was busy building a startup that I founded and working other part time jobs. I later sold the business to an investor. Prior to working as a lawyer, I interned in various investment banking boutiques in Australia and the UK, where I accumulated just under a year of work experience during summer breaks.
I am hoping to break into M&A after business school on the investment banking side, with the longer term goal of breaking into private equity.
I have not officially completed the GMAT yet, though am aiming for a 740+ score based on my studies so far. I am 27 years old.
What are my T20 MBA chances based on the above? I am primarily interested in US business schools as I would like to break into M&A in NYC, though open to all locations that will help get me there.
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