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Duncan

It's very hard to compare the schools you're looking at, so I think you have a hard choice. MBS is very different because of the US-style structure of the programme. Good luck!

It's very hard to compare the schools you're looking at, so I think you have a hard choice. MBS is very different because of the US-style structure of the programme. Good luck!
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Hi,

Please find my profile below:
Indian Female

Undergrad: Engineering
GPA: 3.2
GMAT: 680
Work ex: 2 years in Accenture.

Can you please tell me chances in Indiana Kelley, Boston School of Management and Foster?

Hi,

Please find my profile below:
Indian Female

Undergrad: Engineering
GPA: 3.2
GMAT: 680
Work ex: 2 years in Accenture.

Can you please tell me chances in Indiana Kelley, Boston School of Management and Foster?
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Duncan

I guess you mean Boston University School of Management?

Take a look at http://business-schools.findthebest.com/compare/208-412-433/Indiana-University-Bloomington-Kelley-IN-vs-Boston-University-MA-vs-University-of-Washington-Foster-WA

You are a long way under the average work experience, and some way under the average GPA. Your GMAT is not high enough to compensate. There's no shortage of Indian engineers on campus. You maybe need more work experience to get into top 40 schools of this level.

Of these three, you'll see that Bloomington is the closest: lowest work experience and GMAT, and the fewest women. But's it's still a long stretch for you. Re-read the post opening this thread, and then read Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

I guess you mean Boston University School of Management?

Take a look at http://business-schools.findthebest.com/compare/208-412-433/Indiana-University-Bloomington-Kelley-IN-vs-Boston-University-MA-vs-University-of-Washington-Foster-WA

You are a long way under the average work experience, and some way under the average GPA. Your GMAT is not high enough to compensate. There's no shortage of Indian engineers on campus. You maybe need more work experience to get into top 40 schools of this level.

Of these three, you'll see that Bloomington is the closest: lowest work experience and GMAT, and the fewest women. But's it's still a long stretch for you. Re-read the post opening this thread, and then read Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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Duncan

I understand that Die Linke is opposed to HHL, and to high salaries. It might be a scandal for then, but it's normal. Mannheim also benefits from subsidies which Die Linke would oppose. Do you think any non-profit school in the world makes a profit on its full-time MBA? The profits are in part-time courses, which are depressed during recession. You will have seen HHL expand its part-time offer over the last few years: it seems fair to assume that will improve its financial position.

However, I don't think the government is Saxony will change its subsidy towards HHL. Losing a million a year is nothing for an institution as big as the HHL. HHL is not a for-profit business, and I don't see why you think it's not stable.

I understand that Die Linke is opposed to HHL, and to high salaries. It might be a scandal for then, but it's normal. Mannheim also benefits from subsidies which Die Linke would oppose. Do you think any non-profit school in the world makes a profit on its full-time MBA? The profits are in part-time courses, which are depressed during recession. You will have seen HHL expand its part-time offer over the last few years: it seems fair to assume that will improve its financial position.

However, I don't think the government is Saxony will change its subsidy towards HHL. Losing a million a year is nothing for an institution as big as the HHL. HHL is not a for-profit business, and I don't see why you think it's not stable.
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Duncan

PS On HHL. I think it's important to understand that the social democrats struggled to find a team to bring HHL back to life. It has been a major part of the regeneration of Leipzig. If you think 1m euro a year is expensive, in the context of all the additional revenue it brings to the city, then imagine how much it cost to set up the (almost forgotten) INSEAD Zentrum Leipzig in the 1990s.

Of course honesty is important, but I don't think that the people who made this agreement are surprised by how it has unfolded. Of course no-one likes to think about people being highly paid, or money being spent on elite facilities. But, let's just put it in context. ESMT is in the former senate building in Berlin - do you think that is cheap real estate? The city of Berlin could make much more money selling that off as a hotel. ESMT and the Hertie School are clearly not paying a commercial rent. How about London Business School? It pays 1000 GBP a year for a campus owned by the Queen... again, big subsidies and maybe it should be turned into a hostel for the homeless in the opinion of Die Linke...

PS On HHL. I think it's important to understand that the social democrats struggled to find a team to bring HHL back to life. It has been a major part of the regeneration of Leipzig. If you think 1m euro a year is expensive, in the context of all the additional revenue it brings to the city, then imagine how much it cost to set up the (almost forgotten) INSEAD Zentrum Leipzig in the 1990s.

Of course honesty is important, but I don't think that the people who made this agreement are surprised by how it has unfolded. Of course no-one likes to think about people being highly paid, or money being spent on elite facilities. But, let's just put it in context. ESMT is in the former senate building in Berlin - do you think that is cheap real estate? The city of Berlin could make much more money selling that off as a hotel. ESMT and the Hertie School are clearly not paying a commercial rent. How about London Business School? It pays 1000 GBP a year for a campus owned by the Queen... again, big subsidies and maybe it should be turned into a hostel for the homeless in the opinion of Die Linke...
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"The GMAT provides an indicator of potential for academic success. The GMAT is one of many factors ? including recommendations, essays, undergraduate GPA, etc. ?that we will consider when reviewing an application." - Christina Mabley, the Director of MBA Admissions at McCombs School of Business.

"The GMAT provides an indicator of potential for academic success. The GMAT is one of many factors ? including recommendations, essays, undergraduate GPA, etc. ?that we will consider when reviewing an application." - Christina Mabley, the Director of MBA Admissions at McCombs School of Business.
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Duncan

Quite true; but the GMAT remains the single most important factor for MBA applicants and students.

Quite true; but the GMAT remains the single most important factor for MBA applicants and students.
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diyora_k

Dear Duncan,

Thanks a lot!!!

Dear Duncan,

Thanks a lot!!!
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Duncan

Stanford and Berkeley would prefer it if you have twice as much work experience. It's not a bad idea to contact them early, mentioning your US experiences.

I would look at Tepper, Minnesota and Vanderbilt as being safer schools for you.

Stanford and Berkeley would prefer it if you have twice as much work experience. It's not a bad idea to contact them early, mentioning your US experiences.

I would look at Tepper, Minnesota and Vanderbilt as being safer schools for you.
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You have asked the same question at http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055/1#post-38333 so I have answered there. It might be useful for you to work with an admissions consultant or career coach.

Hello Duncan
Sorry for posting the query twice.
I have removed my query from this Post.

Regards.
Prashant Thakur

<blockquote>You have asked the same question at http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055/1#post-38333 so I have answered there. It might be useful for you to work with an admissions consultant or career coach. </blockquote>
Hello Duncan
Sorry for posting the query twice.
I have removed my query from this Post.

Regards.
Prashant Thakur
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purudboss

Hi Duncan,

I have a low GMAT of 640/800 and a GRE of 313/340. Have about 8 years of management consulting experience with McKinsey & Company and The Parthenon Group.

Bachelors in engineering with reasonably good acads and excellent extra-curricular record. Lots of international exposure and entrepreneurship experience as well.

I am doubtful if I will make it to the elite top 20 but i have already interviewed by invite at Tuck/Kellogg. What other schools do you consider safe and doable? Are there any particular schools that have an appetite for diversity/personality etc over GMAT ?

I wanted to apply for the one year sloan fellowship and may be Duke and Ross amongst the top 25 schools.

How do you rate Rotman and Schulich in Canada? In terms of their ability to get someone of my background a 100k plus job after graduation?

Thank you for your time and advise !
Ronny

Hi Duncan,

I have a low GMAT of 640/800 and a GRE of 313/340. Have about 8 years of management consulting experience with McKinsey & Company and The Parthenon Group.

Bachelors in engineering with reasonably good acads and excellent extra-curricular record. Lots of international exposure and entrepreneurship experience as well.

I am doubtful if I will make it to the elite top 20 but i have already interviewed by invite at Tuck/Kellogg. What other schools do you consider safe and doable? Are there any particular schools that have an appetite for diversity/personality etc over GMAT ?

I wanted to apply for the one year sloan fellowship and may be Duke and Ross amongst the top 25 schools.

How do you rate Rotman and Schulich in Canada? In terms of their ability to get someone of my background a 100k plus job after graduation?

Thank you for your time and advise !
Ronny
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Duncan

Read the post on the first page of this thread. The GMAT is the most important criterion at all the top 25 schools. Salaries are lower in Canada.

Read the post on the first page of this thread. The GMAT is the most important criterion at all the top 25 schools. Salaries are lower in Canada.
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Razors Edg...


How do you rate Rotman and Schulich in Canada? In terms of their ability to get someone of my background a 100k plus job after graduation?

Well considering the average salaries of grads coming out of these programs are 80-85k in USD, the odds are somewhat against you. And then you'd probably have to work in finance in Toronto - if you're ok with that you have a chance at making 100k+.

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How do you rate Rotman and Schulich in Canada? In terms of their ability to get someone of my background a 100k plus job after graduation? </blockquote>
Well considering the average salaries of grads coming out of these programs are 80-85k in USD, the odds are somewhat against you. And then you'd probably have to work in finance in Toronto - if you're ok with that you have a chance at making 100k+.
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