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November 25, 2022 3:43pm ET
Applying: Columbia, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Chartered Accountant/Data Analyst
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Family Business Companies: Accenture , Bain , BCG , McKinsey
GMAT: 740
GPA: 3.7
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: South Africa
Post MBA Location: US

Side note: gpa was converted using WES.
I am wondering what my chances are of getting into an M7.

I am a chartered accountant (South African equivalent of CPA), and started my career as a data analyst in the foreign withholding tax industry (1 promotion). Automised and improved processes in my workplace in order for the company to increase productivity and claim more value for clients. Later moved on to be part of the business development team, where I further automised business processes through analytical workflow programs.

I also started an agency company on the side, where we focused on getting clients from the UAE and Brazil to South Africa for leisure purposes.

Completed cfa levels 1-3.

We have a family business in financial software development (which I am not part of yet), but my long term post MBA goal is to join the family business, and make a difference by providing the poorer community in South Africa with software and tools to improve financial competence and security. I also want to expand the business to Europe and the US. Short/medium term is to join MBB in order to improve my business knowledge and ability, as well as to build relationships to make my dream possible.

Would I be able to get into an M7?