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Accounting PhD chances?? [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2013, 11:29
Hey, so I know this is just another "What are my chances" thread but I was hoping you could help me out, at least for therapeutic purposes.

Schools I am planning to apply to: Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Sloan, Booth, Columbia, Cornell, Yale SOM, Haas, TAMU Mays, Fuqua
3.5 GPA in Accounting from a large state school with a top-10 accounting program (problem)
170 Quantitative GRE, 163 Verbal GRE
Have a BSc in Accounting
Did an audit internship with a Big 4 accounting firm for a spring
Worked 40 hours per week for 4 years as an accounting/budgeting intern for the University to completely support myself through college
My research interests lay, in very broad terms IFRS harmonization and the impact of international affairs on standards convergence
Have a co-authored publication in an A-level political science journal
Primary author on another publication submitted to a B-level accounting journal
Helped write a mainstream International Relations textbook and was acknowledged and cited for my efforts (not an author but I did receive a citation)
Worked as a state-level operative for two presidential campaigns
Served as a TA for a business law prof. for a semester
Volunteered as a high school economics instructor for 8 months in Ghana

I guess the overarching question is, "Is this enough"? I know my GPA is low for the schools I am applying to (though I can probably chalk it up to my working hours...but no excuses!), but are my GRE scores and research/work experience enough to compensate to give me a fighting chance at at least one of these schools or am I reaching?

Thanks for reading yet another such post and your help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Accounting PhD chances?? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2013, 09:35
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kordist wrote:
Hey, so I know this is just another "What are my chances" thread but I was hoping you could help me out, at least for therapeutic purposes.

Schools I am planning to apply to: Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Sloan, Booth, Columbia, Cornell, Yale SOM, Haas, TAMU Mays, Fuqua
3.5 GPA in Accounting from a large state school with a top-10 accounting program (problem)
170 Quantitative GRE, 163 Verbal GRE
Have a BSc in Accounting
Did an audit internship with a Big 4 accounting firm for a spring
Worked 40 hours per week for 4 years as an accounting/budgeting intern for the University to completely support myself through college
My research interests lay, in very broad terms IFRS harmonization and the impact of international affairs on standards convergence
Have a co-authored publication in an A-level political science journal
Primary author on another publication submitted to a B-level accounting journal
Helped write a mainstream International Relations textbook and was acknowledged and cited for my efforts (not an author but I did receive a citation)
Worked as a state-level operative for two presidential campaigns
Served as a TA for a business law prof. for a semester
Volunteered as a high school economics instructor for 8 months in Ghana

I guess the overarching question is, "Is this enough"? I know my GPA is low for the schools I am applying to (though I can probably chalk it up to my working hours...but no excuses!), but are my GRE scores and research/work experience enough to compensate to give me a fighting chance at at least one of these schools or am I reaching?

Thanks for reading yet another such post and your help is greatly appreciated!


For me is a good profile with some weak points BUT the problem ia always this: we can say an opinion but we are not the adcom. at all.

the only thing I suggest is : try, try try, ..........I know that what Im just saying is not of helping but is so.

Good luck

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Re: Accounting PhD chances??   [#permalink] 11 Oct 2013, 09:35
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