Durham MBA: what are my chances?


Mba-body

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Duncan

Pretty good. Why is your GMAT so low? Why Durham?

Pretty good. Why is your GMAT so low? Why Durham?
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Mba-body

Pretty good. Why is your GMAT so low? Why Durham?


Thanks for your reply, Duncan.

I've been trying to figure out the mystery with my GMAT score also, I've never done too well on standardized testing.

I chose Durham because I heard its a very good university that puts an international twist in its MBAs. I'm primarily looking for an MBA that has a good reputation internationally.

Are you familiar with the type of questions they ask during the Durham phone interview by any chance?

<blockquote>Pretty good. Why is your GMAT so low? Why Durham? </blockquote>

Thanks for your reply, Duncan.

I've been trying to figure out the mystery with my GMAT score also, I've never done too well on standardized testing.

I chose Durham because I heard its a very good university that puts an international twist in its MBAs. I'm primarily looking for an MBA that has a good reputation internationally.

Are you familiar with the type of questions they ask during the Durham phone interview by any chance?
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Duncan

For the interview look at dulsban's comments:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/12927/2

Also read
http://www.find-mba.com/board/14137

For the interview look at dulsban's comments:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/12927/2

Also read
http://www.find-mba.com/board/14137
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Mamit

Durham is a good University, but you can also consider universities like strathclyde, Aston, Birmingham, Bradford, as you can get accepted in these universities as well without GMAT.

Durham is a good University, but you can also consider universities like strathclyde, Aston, Birmingham, Bradford, as you can get accepted in these universities as well without GMAT.
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ralph

I think you're probably in a pretty good place to apply to Durham. Are you also applying to other schools? Usually, it's a good idea to apply to a couple - including ones that would be a stretch for you to get into.

Are you planning on retaking the GMAT? If you can beef up your score with a bit of tutoring, you might be able to get into a higher-tier program with an international focus- think IE, IMD, Warwick even.

Hi Everyone,

I am a Canadian citizen looking in to the FT Durham MBA this fall. Can anyone tell me what my chances of admissions are based on my portfolio?

- Undergrad in Management-Marketing with 3.37 GPA
- 4.5 years of Managerial experience (Market Research)
- 6 years of professional marketing experience
- GMAT :520 (not reported to Durham yet), not sure if this score is strong enough and whether I should report it at all sincee Durham does not require GMAT

Thanks for your thoughts and help everyone!

I think you're probably in a pretty good place to apply to Durham. Are you also applying to other schools? Usually, it's a good idea to apply to a couple - including ones that would be a stretch for you to get into.

Are you planning on retaking the GMAT? If you can beef up your score with a bit of tutoring, you might be able to get into a higher-tier program with an international focus- think IE, IMD, Warwick even.

<blockquote>Hi Everyone,

I am a Canadian citizen looking in to the FT Durham MBA this fall. Can anyone tell me what my chances of admissions are based on my portfolio?

- Undergrad in Management-Marketing with 3.37 GPA
- 4.5 years of Managerial experience (Market Research)
- 6 years of professional marketing experience
- GMAT :520 (not reported to Durham yet), not sure if this score is strong enough and whether I should report it at all sincee Durham does not require GMAT

Thanks for your thoughts and help everyone!</blockquote>
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Mba-body

I don't think I'll be taking the GMAT again. I finalized Durham as my top choice for MBA schools, however I am looking into applying to a few more...especially the ones mentioned above.

I sent in my application to Durham about a week ago, they sent a confirmation email mentioning that they have received my application and that it is being considered (which was a week ago)...should I follow up with them?

I don't think I'll be taking the GMAT again. I finalized Durham as my top choice for MBA schools, however I am looking into applying to a few more...especially the ones mentioned above.

I sent in my application to Durham about a week ago, they sent a confirmation email mentioning that they have received my application and that it is being considered (which was a week ago)...should I follow up with them?
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Mamit

I don't think I'll be taking the GMAT again. I finalized Durham as my top choice for MBA schools, however I am looking into applying to a few more...especially the ones mentioned above.

I sent in my application to Durham about a week ago, they sent a confirmation email mentioning that they have received my application and that it is being considered (which was a week ago)...should I follow up with them?

All the best with Durham.

<blockquote>I don't think I'll be taking the GMAT again. I finalized Durham as my top choice for MBA schools, however I am looking into applying to a few more...especially the ones mentioned above.

I sent in my application to Durham about a week ago, they sent a confirmation email mentioning that they have received my application and that it is being considered (which was a week ago)...should I follow up with them?</blockquote>
All the best with Durham.
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Mba-body

I just got an invite for a telephone interview. Does the school make an offer after the interview or is there another stage of selection to go through?

Duncan, Ralph and MBA in UK. Just wondering if you think that they will request a GMAT score based on my profile?

I just got an invite for a telephone interview. Does the school make an offer after the interview or is there another stage of selection to go through?

Duncan, Ralph and MBA in UK. Just wondering if you think that they will request a GMAT score based on my profile?
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Duncan

It's normally just the interview. They won't ask for the GMAT unless your transcript looks weak.

It's normally just the interview. They won't ask for the GMAT unless your transcript looks weak.
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ab_pary

I am on the same boat for now ..Looking at Durham and RSM as my main universities to apply for ..

Thank you for your suggestions !

I am on the same boat for now ..Looking at Durham and RSM as my main universities to apply for ..

Thank you for your suggestions !
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There is a huge gap between Durham and RSM.

There is a huge gap between Durham and RSM.
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Duncan

RSM is better, but these are also very different programmes how come those are the two you are looking at?

RSM is better, but these are also very different programmes how come those are the two you are looking at?
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ab_pary

I am looking at DBS Fulltime MBA and RSM Intl Fulltime MBA.

In both, i am looking forward to their strategic management and consultancy courses.

I live in Dubai, and UK degrees are more recognized than EU per-se..basically trying to make a career change progressively towards bank consultancy from an IT point of view ..

I am looking at DBS Fulltime MBA and RSM Intl Fulltime MBA.

In both, i am looking forward to their strategic management and consultancy courses.

I live in Dubai, and UK degrees are more recognized than EU per-se..basically trying to make a career change progressively towards bank consultancy from an IT point of view ..
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Duncan

You really need to look at alternatives to Durham. It's a really academic MBA, and not at all one with strong roots into IT consulting. RSM will be much stronger, and for decades ran a MBA specialisation which led also to a masters in business informatics. There are at least 20 European MBAs with higher starting salaries than Durham's: they will be placing more students into IT and consulting.

It's the middle of a recessions: you cannot afford to get this wrong!

You really need to look at alternatives to Durham. It's a really academic MBA, and not at all one with strong roots into IT consulting. RSM will be much stronger, and for decades ran a MBA specialisation which led also to a masters in business informatics. There are at least 20 European MBAs with higher starting salaries than Durham's: they will be placing more students into IT and consulting.

It's the middle of a recessions: you cannot afford to get this wrong!
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ab_pary

@Duncan

I definitely cannot get this wrong ! Both of them are expensive schools (converting the currency into gbp or euro).

Although i am more concerned about migrating to another country.. with the dutch, i believe there has to be language fluency with their local language ..With a UK degree in hand, i can have a backup plan of joining back in Dubai.

What UK schools do you suggest can launch me into IT consultancy (bank related or financial institutions).

Sorry for hijacking someone else's thread here ..

Regards,
-AP

@Duncan

I definitely cannot get this wrong ! Both of them are expensive schools (converting the currency into gbp or euro).

Although i am more concerned about migrating to another country.. with the dutch, i believe there has to be language fluency with their local language ..With a UK degree in hand, i can have a backup plan of joining back in Dubai.

What UK schools do you suggest can launch me into IT consultancy (bank related or financial institutions).

Sorry for hijacking someone else's thread here ..

Regards,
-AP
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Duncan

Any higher ranked school will be better. Durham's weakness is that is doesn't stress the case method and group work as other MBAs do, and they are key skills for consulting. Mamit listed a few excellent non-GMAT schools last Sunday (see above) and those are good.

But do not discount Erasmus. It is a global programme not a Dutch one. It is a bigger and better established MBA than Durhams and it will have a stronger MBA alumni network everywhere, or at least outside the Carribean. The quality of the educational experience will be double that of Durham. of course Durham's parent university means it attract students with high undergraduate performance but the GMAT waiver is a quality warning about the quant content of the course.

Any higher ranked school will be better. Durham's weakness is that is doesn't stress the case method and group work as other MBAs do, and they are key skills for consulting. Mamit listed a few excellent non-GMAT schools last Sunday (see above) and those are good.

But do not discount Erasmus. It is a global programme not a Dutch one. It is a bigger and better established MBA than Durhams and it will have a stronger MBA alumni network everywhere, or at least outside the Carribean. The quality of the educational experience will be double that of Durham. of course Durham's parent university means it attract students with high undergraduate performance but the GMAT waiver is a quality warning about the quant content of the course.
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ab_pary

@Duncan @Mamit

95 Bradford University School of Management
91 Aston Business School
86 Birmingham Business School
94 Durham Business School

The fees for Bradford and Aston looks alright to me. Since i am self-funding it would be difficult otherwise..

So the above would fit in more with consultancy and career-change you think?

I am trying my best to apply at Warwick with scholarship if possible..cause i like that school a lot ..i feel like i 'belong' there for some reason.

Strathclyde was not part of the global ft rankings ..so it makes me think about my job opportunities post-mba.

@Duncan @Mamit

95 Bradford University School of Management
91 Aston Business School
86 Birmingham Business School
94 Durham Business School

The fees for Bradford and Aston looks alright to me. Since i am self-funding it would be difficult otherwise..

So the above would fit in more with consultancy and career-change you think?

I am trying my best to apply at Warwick with scholarship if possible..cause i like that school a lot ..i feel like i 'belong' there for some reason.

Strathclyde was not part of the global ft rankings ..so it makes me think about my job opportunities post-mba.

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Dear:
As I am still searching about a well branded MBA program i was thinking about the availability of taking the course online.
So, is the online course strong enough to be taken or you don't prefer this idea?

Dear:
As I am still searching about a well branded MBA program i was thinking about the availability of taking the course online.
So, is the online course strong enough to be taken or you don't prefer this idea?

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Duncan

I would put Strathclyde above Durham as a long term bet.

This isn't the right thread for a basic question about online and distance learning. There is a separate discussion board for that. Read it and ask more specific questions there.

I would put Strathclyde above Durham as a long term bet.

This isn't the right thread for a basic question about online and distance learning. There is a separate discussion board for that. Read it and ask more specific questions there.
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