Sample MBA Resumes
These resumes are examples made up by Professor Joseph Cooper, Amos Tuck School of Management, Dartmouth College and Professor Michael Gibbs, USC Business School
These are fictional resumes that are composites of resumes from students at a major business school. Any resemblance to actual individuals is purely coincidental. All resume data are fictional. This material is for the purposes of classroom discussion only. You should look over each resume and take notes. Be prepared to discuss the persons in terms of the type of job that would best fit them. Suppose that you are representing a company that will pay $60,000 for an MBA, will you compete for this person? How about $80,000? $100,000? $130,000? Will this person be suited well for a position that supervises other employees? Will this person be suited well for a position that requires significant innovative ideas and creativity? Will this person work well in a team environment? Will this person work well in an environment that is primarily research orientated? If we are looking for a person who will be on the fast track to the CEO position, is this the person?
Graduate School of Business
1992-1994 STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Candidate for MBA, June 1994. President, New Ventures club. Business staff of
Business School Skit show.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
1984-1988 B.A., Economics and Computer Science. Deans list in 5 of 8 semesters.
Varsity ski team.
SOFTWEAR ARTS, INC.
1991-1992 Sales Director
- Producer of computer-generated promotional items, including clothing,
published materials, and bumper stickers.
- Managed sales for West Coast region. Identified and consulted with retailers,
distributors, regional convention and tourist bureaus. Oversaw staff of ten and
six regional sales managers and staffs.
- Developed two highly successful new lines of promotional products.
1989-1991 Sales Manager
- Directed sales efforts for San Diego region.
- Awarded prize for fastest growth of sales region in the company, 1991-1992.
- Trained sales staff.
1988-1990 BARTLES ENTERPRISES
- Direct sales, desktop publishing, and marketing promotions firm.
- Managed staff of 10 employees of firm with annual sales of $400,000.
- Developed large client list with high percentage repeat business.
1984-1989 CAMPUS COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE
- Paid way through college selling and servicing personal computers and
- Awarded contract for sales of computers to university departments.
personal Member, Rotary Club of America, San Francisco Toastmasters.
Amos Tuck School of Business
1992-1994 AMOS TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, DARTMOUTH
Master of Business Administration degree, June 1993. Actively involved in
Marketing and Manufacturing clubs.
1980-1984 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Bachelors of Arts, Industrial Engineering.
Alpha Pi Mu, Tau Beta Pi (engineering professional honor societies).
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
1990-1992 Assistant Plant Manager
- Aided plant manager in developing new production processes for computer
peripheral equipment. Oversaw budgeting and improvement committees.
- Member of Plant Managers central committee; coordinated production,
quality, production and forecasting departments.
- Member of company-wide quality team development committee.
1988-1990 Industrial Relations Manager
- Oversaw management of employee relations programs in 250 employee plant.
- Developed and implemented employee suggestion and grievance programs.
- Liaison between plant and company-wide Human Resources department.
1986-1988 Marketing Manager
- Designed, planned, and implemented marketing program for new medical
technical instruments product line.
- Oversaw marketing staff and budget.
1984-1986 Industrial Engineer
- Member of design team that developed a line of medical instruments used in
kidney transplant surgery.
summer 1983 ELECTRIC VOLTAGE DEVICES, INC.
Summer Project Consultant
- Prepared study with recommendations on choice of new electrical equipment
to install in plant. Advice saved up to $100,000 over first two years.
personal Interests include golf, tennis, running, racquet sports.
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
1992-1994 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Candidate, Masters of Business Administration, June 1994.
Columnist for business school newspaper.
1980-1984 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
B.A., Romance Languages
National Merit Scholarship
Member of university orchestra (violin) and numerous musical groups.
1990-1992 A.T. KEARNEY, INC.
Financial and Tax Analyst
- Analyzed tax consequences of transfer pricing systems for large
- Research tax considerations for $45 million stock portfolio of not-for-profit.
- Designed and implemented analyses of cash flow and business ventures for
various corporate clients.
1986-1988 COLORADO ART RANCH
Director of Musical Programs
- Conducted and managed various musical institutes.
- Managed marketing and budget for musical programs.
- Strong involvement with community arts programs.
1984-1986 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
Assistant Director of University Museums
- Aided in management of six disparate university collections.
- Assisted in collection acquisitions, restoration management.
- Directed fund raising campaign.
- Managed staff of 6.
Professional level violinist. Enjoy mountain climbing, bungee jumping.
School of Organization and Management
New Haven, CT
1992-1994 YALE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT
Candidate for Master of Management and Administration, June 1994.
Member of community affairs board, public management club.
1984-1988 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
B.A., Art History.
Tutor in Ancient Languages. Performed in several campus theater productions.
1988-1992 PROCTER & GAMBLE CO.
1991-1992 Associate Product Manager
- Managed business operations of new line of juvenile hair care products,
Wild Child. Product line grossed $20 million in first year.
- Directed campaign to earn product line recognition as an outstanding
childrens product of the year from a major parents magazine.
- Developed long-term marketing strategy. Evaluated competing products
and positioning. Devised long-term marketing budget, and won approval
from division management.
1990 Assistant Product Manager
- Created promotional campaign for "animal theme" baby soap line.
- Devised program for marketing of products through school book magazines.
1989 Assistant Production Manager
- Production of childrens health and beauty products. Aided in cross-function
management production teams.
- Involved in interface with plant union representatives.
1988 Assistant Sales Manager
- Sold childrens products to distributors, retailers and school districts.
- Increased sales in slow growth sector by 25% annually.
- Awarded prize for highest sales in division.
Two wild children. Fluent in Latin and Greek. Traveled extensively in Europe.
Graduate School of Business
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
1992-1994 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Candidate for MBA, June 1994. Concentrations in Finance and Accounting.
Deans List. Member, Investment Management, Marketing clubs.
1980-1984 WEST POINT ACADEMY
B.A., History and Economics. Prize for outstanding research paper on military
economics. Graduated in top 5% of class. Vice President of student government.
1990-1992 BANKERS TRUST COMPANY
- Analytical support for group responsible for corporate finance business.
- Aided in marketing of several companies to potential buyers.
- Formulated computer analysis of preferred stock market.
1988-1990 DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
- Managed development of Army Logistics management system, a
computerized inventory and logistics system for use Army-wide.
- Supervised staff of 15.
- Annual budget of $1.3 million.
1986-1988 CAMP DAVIS
- Oversaw inventory and distribution for medium-sized army base.
- Managed $5 million annual inventory budget, with over 1,000 separate items.
- Staff of 30.
1984-1986 Officer Training
- Specialized training unit for development of officers.
- Training in management of military units.
- Married with three children.
- Enjoy running, travel.
- Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers of Chicago.
Harvard Business School
Boston, MA 02163
1992-1994 HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
MBA, June 1994. President, Management Consulting Club, AASU. Participant
in business school skit show, community service programs.
1987-1989 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
M.A., Economics. Concentration in Industrial Organization.
1983-1987 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, with high distinction. Phi Beta Kappa.
Resident Assistant of dormitory house, Economics tutor.
Phi Gamma Theta fraternity.
1991-1992 BOOZ, ALLEN & HAMILTON
- Promoted earliest of entry cohort.
- Prepared strategic analysis of generic pharmaceuticals industry.
- Researched options for major restructuring of large information technology
firm. Presented recommendations to top management team.
- Aided in development of new product development process and systems for
- Member of college recruitment committee.
1989-1991 Associate Consultant
- Analyzed manufacturing operations in mini-mill steel industry.
- Developed financial analysis modeling software for in-house use.
- Trained new recruits. Developed and taught module on financial modeling.
1987-1989 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
- Aided Professor Ima Theorist (Department of Economics) in studies of causes
and effects of market concentration in growing industries.
Vice President, New York Management Consultant Society. Native New Yorker.
Avid jazz fan, but amateur pianist. Have run three triathlons and one marathon.