Cass interview


Elbrus

I'll be having a Skype admission interview with Cass staff tomorrow.
What to expect during the interview?
Would they dump applicants? Don't believe they are interested in this.
However, what are the possible pitfalls?

I'll be having a Skype admission interview with Cass staff tomorrow.
What to expect during the interview?
Would they dump applicants? Don't believe they are interested in this.
However, what are the possible pitfalls?
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Duncan

I saw this:- http://crackthemba.com/2012/05/interview-anjana-nathwani-cass/

What do you mean by dumping applicants?

I saw this:- http://crackthemba.com/2012/05/interview-anjana-nathwani-cass/

What do you mean by dumping applicants?
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Elbrus

Duncan,

Thanks for your comment, never mind, my English is kind of Borat's language at least, for the moment )))

But! Seems that I got accepted to Cass! And they confirmed it.

Next question: a have an email from Oxford Said. They invited me to apply. I was confused as my GMAT score was not jaw-dropping at all )) But they told my work experience could make up for the GMAT score.

Are they simply lurking candidates in the search of their application fees or this is all for real?
And... is Said really head and shoulders above Cass. Is it worthwhile to apply to Oxford, too? The 6th round of applications is still open...

I though studying in London would better fit my plans as I will be looking for a job there soon. However, if Cass is nothing in comparison with Said, maybe give it a try and apply to Said?

What would you do? I was told one should aim for the best MBA they can afford...

[Edited by Elbrus on May 12, 2015]

Duncan,

Thanks for your comment, never mind, my English is kind of Borat's language at least, for the moment )))

But! Seems that I got accepted to Cass! And they confirmed it.

Next question: a have an email from Oxford Said. They invited me to apply. I was confused as my GMAT score was not jaw-dropping at all )) But they told my work experience could make up for the GMAT score.

Are they simply lurking candidates in the search of their application fees or this is all for real?
And... is Said really head and shoulders above Cass. Is it worthwhile to apply to Oxford, too? The 6th round of applications is still open...

I though studying in London would better fit my plans as I will be looking for a job there soon. However, if Cass is nothing in comparison with Said, maybe give it a try and apply to Said?

What would you do? I was told one should aim for the best MBA they can afford...
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Duncan

Oxford does not need the application fees LOL! I suggest you send them a bit more information about yourself and explain that you already have a place at Cass: that will want them want you more. Then I would certainly suggest you apply unless they suggest you do not.

Oxford does not need the application fees LOL! I suggest you send them a bit more information about yourself and explain that you already have a place at Cass: that will want them want you more. Then I would certainly suggest you apply unless they suggest you do not.
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Elbrus

Oxford does not need the application fees LOL! I suggest you send them a bit more information about yourself and explain that you already have a place at Cass: that will want them want you more. Then I would certainly suggest you apply unless they suggest you do not.

Alright, thanks, I'll think about it.
However, if my application with Said does not go through, do you think Cass MBA is a good investment? It is comparable in terms of costs with Said as you said.
I am afraid the peers will be too young and inexperienced. Because I am a mature student (42). Will studying with them benefit me somehow?
I do not know what exactly I like to do post-MBA. I want to look around during the course in the search for ideas )) Definitely, I am absolutely not interested in a career at big 4 - and they will not want me, either. Anyways, will studying at Cass make my CV notable for London recruiters for the positions in general management, project management, business development, finance, foreign trade, investments?

[Edited by Elbrus on May 14, 2015]

[quote]Oxford does not need the application fees LOL! I suggest you send them a bit more information about yourself and explain that you already have a place at Cass: that will want them want you more. Then I would certainly suggest you apply unless they suggest you do not. [/quote]
Alright, thanks, I'll think about it.
However, if my application with Said does not go through, do you think Cass MBA is a good investment? It is comparable in terms of costs with Said as you said.
I am afraid the peers will be too young and inexperienced. Because I am a mature student (42). Will studying with them benefit me somehow?
I do not know what exactly I like to do post-MBA. I want to look around during the course in the search for ideas )) Definitely, I am absolutely not interested in a career at big 4 - and they will not want me, either. Anyways, will studying at Cass make my CV notable for London recruiters for the positions in general management, project management, business development, finance, foreign trade, investments?
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Duncan

Yes, Cass will do that. Perhaps you need more clarity on career goals? Try the CareerLeader tool.

Yes, Cass will do that. Perhaps you need more clarity on career goals? Try the CareerLeader tool.
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Elbrus

Hi Duncan,
Thank you for your advice. I need clarity on my goals yes, but I believe I will have it after I come ‘out of the box’ of my present job, which I am doing over the last 8 years, start the course and understand my preferences.
My story is following. I applied in April to Cass and Cambridge MBAs. While Cass said yes to me, Cambridge declined my application although before they had been saying my chances were high. Oxford was one of the things that I was thinking of, but I did not apply in April. One consideration was that I did not like the place when I was on a tourist trip there, so I decided I would prefer studying in London, of which I ended fascinated. Another consideration was their attitude. They did not seem that interested in me, they were constantly taking a couple of days to answer my mails; to one of my mails they responded in a week’s time. In addition, my GMAT was 640, which is somehow below their threshold of 650. On the contrary, when the 5th stage passed, Oxford started to woo me, saying that 640 is not bad at all and I still had a good chance with them. However, I had a limitation of the Cass offer deadline. I asked Oxford whether they could take their decision in a week’s time if I apply at the end of the 6th round, but they said the decision would take longer. As there was a risk of losing Cass offer with vague prospects with Oxford, I explained them that on these conditions there is not much reason to apply on a regular basis and I really need a prompt decision from them. They did not react, though 
From reading this forum (unfortunately, I could not get in touch with Cass MBA alumni), I understood that the comparison between Cass and Oxford is a comparison between very good and excellent. II think very good is good enough for me )).

Hi Duncan,
Thank you for your advice. I need clarity on my goals yes, but I believe I will have it after I come ‘out of the box’ of my present job, which I am doing over the last 8 years, start the course and understand my preferences.
My story is following. I applied in April to Cass and Cambridge MBAs. While Cass said yes to me, Cambridge declined my application although before they had been saying my chances were high. Oxford was one of the things that I was thinking of, but I did not apply in April. One consideration was that I did not like the place when I was on a tourist trip there, so I decided I would prefer studying in London, of which I ended fascinated. Another consideration was their attitude. They did not seem that interested in me, they were constantly taking a couple of days to answer my mails; to one of my mails they responded in a week’s time. In addition, my GMAT was 640, which is somehow below their threshold of 650. On the contrary, when the 5th stage passed, Oxford started to woo me, saying that 640 is not bad at all and I still had a good chance with them. However, I had a limitation of the Cass offer deadline. I asked Oxford whether they could take their decision in a week’s time if I apply at the end of the 6th round, but they said the decision would take longer. As there was a risk of losing Cass offer with vague prospects with Oxford, I explained them that on these conditions there is not much reason to apply on a regular basis and I really need a prompt decision from them. They did not react, though 
From reading this forum (unfortunately, I could not get in touch with Cass MBA alumni), I understood that the comparison between Cass and Oxford is a comparison between very good and excellent. II think very good is good enough for me )).
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Duncan

If Oxford is a better for your career goals, as it will be for most students, then the added value it represents is much greater than any deposit that Cass might ask you to pay. Either way, I recommend that you go through the admission process with Oxford as well, simply to resolve in your mind whether this really is an available choice, and to gather more information about whether it is a good fit professionally.

I have no idea why you did not like Oxford, but please compare MBAs rather than cities. Either way you will spend almost all the day in one of two modern, purpose-built schools. Look at the outcomes.

If Oxford is a better for your career goals, as it will be for most students, then the added value it represents is much greater than any deposit that Cass might ask you to pay. Either way, I recommend that you go through the admission process with Oxford as well, simply to resolve in your mind whether this really is an available choice, and to gather more information about whether it is a good fit professionally.

I have no idea why you did not like Oxford, but please compare MBAs rather than cities. Either way you will spend almost all the day in one of two modern, purpose-built schools. Look at the outcomes.
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badux

I have to admit I prefer London to Oxford as well. But even with that city preference, I would still choose Said over Cass in a heartbeat. London will be a (relatively) quick train ride away, in any event.

I have to admit I prefer London to Oxford as well. But even with that city preference, I would still choose Said over Cass in a heartbeat. London will be a (relatively) quick train ride away, in any event.
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