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MBA Success Stories: Karim

In this series I provide insight into the success stories of previous clients. Hopefully this will inspire other MBA applicants to emulate their success.


These reviews have been fully-verified by Poets & Quants who contacted applicants independently for their testimonials. Only names and identifying information has been adjusted for privacy.



Karim had a GMAT of 710 and 6 years of work experience at time of his MBA application. He had began his career in project management before transitioning to a second-tier consultancy. Having worked in the Middle East and in London he had international experience and big dreams.


Karim’s aim was to break into a big-name consulting firm. With connections to the UK, London was his key focus but he had an open mind as any serious applicant should.


So he applied to the UK schools: London Business School, Oxford University: Said Business School and Cambridge University: Judge Business School


Karim reached out to me orginally to leverage my experience at Oxford. But given my experience helping other clients get admissions from LBS and Cambridge we tailored applications for each of these too.


Karim secured offers to all 3 top UK programs.


One of my happiest experiences of my MBA admissions consulting career was helping Karim choose between these three world-reknowned universities. What an incredible decision to have to make!


In the end, Karim chose LBS for its alumni network in consulting and its proximity to interviewers in those fields.


Post-MBA Karim successfully transitioned to one of the largest strategy consulting firms (think McKinsey, Bain, BCG, EY-Parthenon, Kearney, Oliver Wyman) supporting private equity firms with their M&A.


See Karim's testimonial here.




I help determined applicants get admitted to top business schools. Get in touch if I can help you with your application. Book a chat here.

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