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2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 19:11
Anyone else current applying for graduate accounting programs at USC?

ill start it off:
GPA: 3.8 (Econ)
GMAT: 500 (Ouch, I Know)

Not sure how my chances look, I think the GMAT might be my ultimate downfall but its worth a shot.
Will submit my app in a week or so.
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 21:53
why dont you wait and retake the gmat? why are you applying so quickly?

on the other hand, i know someone who supposedly got a 530 and got in

curious though, where did you get your econ degree?
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 08:58
laserglare wrote:
why dont you wait and retake the gmat? why are you applying so quickly?

on the other hand, i know someone who supposedly got a 530 and got in

curious though, where did you get your econ degree?


I am still in undergrad and I just cant possibly find the time to study more for the GMAT without hurting my grades. If I do retake, it wont be until after I graduate in the spring.

I don't want to give up too much information, but I go to a top 30 school according to usnews.

What was the background of the person who had a 530 and got accepted?
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 20:16
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laserglare wrote:
why dont you wait and retake the gmat? why are you applying so quickly?

on the other hand, i know someone who supposedly got a 530 and got in

curious though, where did you get your econ degree?


I am still in undergrad and I just cant possibly find the time to study more for the GMAT without hurting my grades. If I do retake, it wont be until after I graduate in the spring.

I don't want to give up too much information, but I go to a top 30 school according to usnews.

What was the background of the person who had a 530 and got accepted?


You're gonna want to retake the GMAT even if it's going to hurt your grades. I am sure your overall grades won't drop so drastically at this point unless you cannot manage your time at all. Are you working while going to school? I am sure you can find the time to study.

Practically all of us here in the program studied GMAT alongside undergraduate works. I don't know anyone that took a year off to study the GMAT to get that 700+. It is easy to improve score from 500 to something that looks better like 600 with just a month of studying 1-2 hour(s) a day. If you somehow did get into the program, you're gonna have to get used to not having enough time for time to do everything 100%. The first 2 months of the program, you're doing fulltime recruiting alongside graduate level work. Every day is booked with some sort of social event in September. So, if you cannot possibly find the time to study GMAT and improve the score to at least average while going to undergrad, it is going to be quite difficult when you get into this program.

The program is not desperate enough to accept everyone that submitted their application as early as yours. It is far better to submit your best application at a later date. Even early next year is totally acceptable. That of course, depends on whether you're applying for Summer or Fall. I'm sure you can choose to study full time during the winter break and get above 600.

TL:DR retake the GMAT and submit the app later
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 21:17
steveshin12 wrote:
uschopeful wrote:
laserglare wrote:
why dont you wait and retake the gmat? why are you applying so quickly?

on the other hand, i know someone who supposedly got a 530 and got in

curious though, where did you get your econ degree?


I am still in undergrad and I just cant possibly find the time to study more for the GMAT without hurting my grades. If I do retake, it wont be until after I graduate in the spring.

I don't want to give up too much information, but I go to a top 30 school according to usnews.

What was the background of the person who had a 530 and got accepted?


You're gonna want to retake the GMAT even if it's going to hurt your grades. I am sure your overall grades won't drop so drastically at this point unless you cannot manage your time at all. Are you working while going to school? I am sure you can find the time to study.

Practically all of us here in the program studied GMAT alongside undergraduate works. I don't know anyone that took a year off to study the GMAT to get that 700+. It is easy to improve score from 500 to something that looks better like 600 with just a month of studying 1-2 hour(s) a day. If you somehow did get into the program, you're gonna have to get used to not having enough time for time to do everything 100%. The first 2 months of the program, you're doing fulltime recruiting alongside graduate level work. Every day is booked with some sort of social event in September. So, if you cannot possibly find the time to study GMAT and improve the score to at least average while going to undergrad, it is going to be quite difficult when you get into this program.

The program is not desperate enough to accept everyone that submitted their application as early as yours. It is far better to submit your best application at a later date. Even early next year is totally acceptable. That of course, depends on whether you're applying for Summer or Fall. I'm sure you can choose to study full time during the winter break and get above 600.

TL:DR retake the GMAT and submit the app later


I said in my first post that I haven't submitted yet.
and Yes I do work part-time while going to school full-time.
I may put the application off and use my winter break to study and try to get my score up.
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 21:48
I said in my first post that I haven't submitted yet.
and Yes I do work part-time while going to school full-time.
I may put the application off and use my winter break to study and try to get my score up.[/quote]

That would be your best bet if you really want to go to USC. Unless you don't care about attending here and just doing it for shits and giggles and hoping to get lucky, you would have a much higher chance putting it off and studying during winter break.

FYI many others and I also worked part-time while attending school full-time and still managed to study for the GMAT. As I have said, you gotta prove to the adcom that you can take on multiple demanding tasks. If you get to the interview stage, your low GMAT score will come up.

My whole post advised you to to put off your application submission until later, so I don't know why you would assume that I thought you already submitted it based on your first line of your response.
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 22:00
"The program is not desperate enough to accept everyone that submitted their application as early as yours"

that is what I was referring to. I haven't submitted my application.

you got accepted with a 2.9 GPA. Correct?
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 22:10
Yes I did.
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2013, 01:06
in one of the forum acceptances thread, i think some guy said he also got in with a 560 and with $$, i dont think he applied early,

Oh and the other applicant, male, some good EC's, senior at university, pretty much same stats as you, high gpa low gmat, top 50 US News school.

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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 07:16
Hello everyone,

According to USC's MAcc/MBT program website, for summer applicants, there are three prerequisite courses that need to be met: intro to financial accounting, business statistics, and micro/macroeconomics.....


Since my cumulative GPA is low : 2.89.... I have a strong urge to retake these classes: I received a B- in financial accounting, B+/A- in micro/macroeconomics, and haven't taken business statistics. What do you guys think about this plan?
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 12:59
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in one of the forum acceptances thread, i think some guy said he also got in with a 560 and with $$, i dont think he applied early,

Oh and the other applicant, male, some good EC's, senior at university, pretty much same stats as you, high gpa low gmat, top 50 US News school.



Do you remember the name of the university ??
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2013, 01:16
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GPA: 3.42 (non-accounting major at Brown)
GMAT: 660 (80th percentile in Quant)

Applied for summer intensive.
Invited for an interview.

Does anyone have any tips for the interview?
What are my chances of getting in to the MAcc program?
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2013, 18:22
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GPA: 3.42 (non-accounting major at Brown)
GMAT: 660 (80th percentile in Quant)

Applied for summer intensive.
Invited for an interview.

Does anyone have any tips for the interview?
What are my chances of getting in to the MAcc program?


I recently interviewed for the program

The interview was very conversational (not behavioral at all). We mostly discussed my application, essays, and specifics about the program (recruiting, housing, classes etc.)
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 20:54
Could you please share the interview experience… I don't know that they process the applications that early :-s
I will start to run for the application since tomorrow. Also could anyone share the essay tips?
A bit about my profile: GMAT 680-GPA 3.8-Non-accouting major. Thank you guys
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2014, 15:40
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 12:49
Congrats g18c!!

I was also accepted to the USC MAcc Program about 3 weeks after my interview
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2014, 00:10
I was also accepted to the USC MAcc Program! My first choice too! Will be matriculating and hope to see you guys there!
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2014, 13:37
notecard25 and price: could you guys share the profile?
I am working on my essays now ~ could anyone have any tips?
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2014, 13:38
Congrats anyway !!!
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Re: 2014 USC Leventhal MAcc/ MBT [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2014, 07:04
I applied in the end of December and haven't heard anything yet --- when do you think that they will start to make decisions?
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