I believe that academic scores are just one of the many facets of gauging the potential of a person.
IESE admits a wide range of students to its MBA cohort every year. However, the common thread between them is that they are all purpose driven and committed to make a positive impact on the world through business. I have made humble contributions throughout my life for causes I believe in. While in undergrad, I led a team of 100 plus volunteers as part of National Service Scheme to champion initiatives in the field of community cleanliness and supplementary education to the underprivileged, during my corporate life, I spearheaded food donation drives during weekends as an active member of Robinhood Army.
I acknowledge that my GMAT score of 660, which albeit is within the acceptance range of IESE MBA, may not be in top quartile of scores of applicants for the class of 2024. However, I would urge the committee to consider the other aspects of my profile while deciding. From an academic standpoint, I have always excelled. I cleared all the levels of the highly competitive Chartered Accountancy (CA) course in the 1st attempt (only 9% of 30K students achieved similar feat), and CFA Level 1 with 90th percentile score.
At JSW, my work requires me to analyze and interpret large volume of financial data of listed companies, perform variance analysis and generate forecasts. I have designed financial models to evaluate different scenarios and present information to management and creditors as part of fund-raising exercise for strategic projects in USA and Italy. I honed my verbal communication skills by negotiating favorable terms with national and international banks, credit rating agencies etc.
I have been promoted twice in last 1 year at JSW at the back of my superlative performance.