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Better chances applying to part-time program than full-time?

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Better chances applying to part-time program than full-time? [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 21:00
Hi,

Thanks in advance for reading this. After doing a lot of research, I actually had a simple question. If I was looking at applying to a top 20 mba school, would I have a better chance of acceptance if I applied for a part-time program?

I've previously posted a profile here: http://gmatclub.com/forum/-post-prep-pre-gmat-evaluation-concerned-with-mediocrity-112348.html. I've since taken the GMAT as you can see in my profile.

I'm asking this because it seems that the average stats of accepted applicants to part-time programs at schools like Kellogg, Booth, and Haas fit my stats MUCH closer than those of applicants accepted to the full time programs. I had planned on applying for full-time at schools like Cornell, UT-Austin, and UC-Davis, but if I had an equal chance of getting into Haas part-time, should I apply for it?

Thanks again
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Hi biehniac,

In general, part-time MBA programs tend to focus more on work experience, as opposed to a candidate's undergraduate record and their GMAT score. This explains some of the discrepancies that you see.

One thing you should consider is that you will have a very different experience at a full-time MBA program as opposed to a part-time program. As an example, if you are looking to transition into a new career, a full-time MBA program may be a better fit. It's important that you identify what you are hoping to get out of the program.

Hope this was of help.

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