Profile review (US MBA 2021)


Hello!

I'm looking for some insight on my profile and which schools I should apply for.

About me:

- 27 year old Male, from China but with US PR
- undergraduate: 3.8 GPA at a regional school (not top 20)
- work experience: 4 years finance back office. Currently leading a team of 5.
- GMAT score: 730

Do I have a shot at Wharton? I didn't study finance in undergrad I studied engineering lol. So I would really like to skill up in a strong school for finance and maybe transition into Goldman JP Morgan, etc.

Any feedback would be appreciated. I am also open to other schools or to retake the GMAT if necessary. Thanks!!

Hello!

I'm looking for some insight on my profile and which schools I should apply for.

About me:

- 27 year old Male, from China but with US PR
- undergraduate: 3.8 GPA at a regional school (not top 20)
- work experience: 4 years finance back office. Currently leading a team of 5.
- GMAT score: 730

Do I have a shot at Wharton? I didn't study finance in undergrad I studied engineering lol. So I would really like to skill up in a strong school for finance and maybe transition into Goldman JP Morgan, etc.

Any feedback would be appreciated. I am also open to other schools or to retake the GMAT if necessary. Thanks!!
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mba hipste...

I would say that under normal circumstances, you'd have a reasonable shot (although not a given) at Wharton. But, due to all the deferrals this year, next year's cohort might be more competitive. Another year of progressively responsible work experience would go a long way. 

For you as a candidate, a stronger GMAT score might have marginal benefit. 

Consider applying to a couple of safety schools as a precaution. 

I would say that under normal circumstances, you'd have a reasonable shot (although not a given) at Wharton. But, due to all the deferrals this year, next year's cohort might be more competitive. Another year of progressively responsible work experience would go a long way.&nbsp;<br><br>For you as a candidate, a stronger GMAT score might have marginal benefit.&nbsp;<br><br>Consider applying to a couple of safety schools as a precaution.&nbsp;
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Hi, sorry I didn't see this reply, but I appreciate the advice! I am now officially planning on retaking the GMAT. Hopefully it will help, even marginally. 

Of course I would also apply to some other schools. I was thinking about Ross and NYU. Any other suggestions?

Hi, sorry I didn't see this reply, but I appreciate the advice! I am now officially planning on retaking the GMAT. Hopefully it will help, even marginally.&nbsp;<br><br>Of course I would also apply to some other schools. I was thinking about Ross and NYU. Any other suggestions?
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mba hipste...

Georgetown, maybe UNC? 

Georgetown, maybe UNC?&nbsp;
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Thank you so much. 

Thank you so much.&nbsp;
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