Jamal Wilburn

Senior Consultant
Chicago Booth graduate

MBA applicants who worked with Jamal were admitted to the MBA programs at HBS, Columbia, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Berkeley Haas, UNC, USC, MCCombs at UT Austin, Cornell’s Johnson School, Cornell Tech, CMU Tepper, UCLA Anderson, UVA Darden, Emory’s Goizueta, Tuck, Yale, Georgetown, Michigan Ross, Owen & IE with the following scholarships:

HBS – $55,000 ; Chicago – $40,000 ; Tuck – $60,000 ; Yale – $50,000 ; Georgetown – $130,000 ; Tepper – $16,000

Jamal holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where his concentrations were finance and entrepreneurship. He is a 2011 Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Fellow. At Chicago Booth, Jamal was a leading member of the Investment Management Club, the LGBT student group OUTreach, and Follies. He received a BBA from Howard University, where he majored in International Business, and minored in Finance and Japanese.

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Jamal has worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors, where he interned in portfolio management and worked full-time as a consultant to financial advisor clients. His roles included advising about asset allocation and strategic planning for business development.

Prior to business school, Jamal worked in Investment Management at William Blair & Company, where he managed trade orders for all domestic mutual funds and helped launch the firm’s separately managed accounts business. He has also worked at the Northern Trust Company where he performed a daily calculation of net asset value for defined contribution and defined benefit plans.

Jamal is a thirtysomething Chicago native currently loving the wierdery of Austin, TX. After completing an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, he moved to Austin as an investment professional. Jamal is now pursuing entrepreneurship fulltime—when not reading the Economist, interrogating
philosophies, or loving matcha lattes (almond milk, please).

“Jamal and I just finished reviewing my application and essays this afternoon and I feel really confident about my chances of getting accepted at Booth. I have a couple co-workers that are also discussing a potential MBA at Booth or Kellogg in the next year or two. I will definitely be pointing them your way for help and advice!”

“I had my interview for Chicago Booth today and felt that it went really well! Can’t say enough about how much the mock interview with Jamal helped me better prepare for the interview today.”