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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2010, 12:37
there gotta be more applicants to the best chinese school in the world rankings????
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 10:10
I will also be applying in HKUST this year.
Since the avg age of class is 26-32 and avg experience is of around 6 years. Does anyone have any idea about the impact of the higher age (in the range of 32-35) and experience (10-12 yrs) on the application. Will it lower the chances?
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 22:51
i have almost 5 years if by the time admitted. Personally i dont think age is an issue but probably your 10 years of WE is. I heard that HKUST is more America-style, which means most people come in are looking for career changes, compared with EU-style, which most people continually back to where they were (mostly industry). So adcon may questioning why u are in position for 10+ years but still want to change.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 06:06
i agree with jiang BUT the WE 20-80% range is 3-8 or something so that means there are some with less and more and got admitted so good luck!
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 22:56
Don`t worry about it.

I had over 10 years exp when I joined the programme.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 00:50
hi togafoot, glad to see you post in here! hows going of your post-mba life? (you finished right?)
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 17:28
All, finished, back in the working world now. Doing different things within a complementary industry to what I was in before.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 04:35
Surprised you backed to industry again, not interested in consulting or banking sectors? :)

BTW, would you mind to share something from your point of view that how hard for a, well HKUST MBA, to change function/industry afterward? I am also coming from industry background, but really want to enter VC/PE cause by doing this, i can take advantage of both my mba experience and industry knowledge.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2010, 09:34
togafoot,
is hkust ultra competitive? the class size is very small yet the gmat score range is not that high but the ranking is... it is kinda weird. Are there not as many applicants for whatever reason?
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2010, 18:44
Hi shaselai, topmba just released new rankings, check this out

http://www.topmba.com/mba-rankings/top- ... ustralasia
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2010, 05:13
interesting...surprised ceibs is above hkust now among others... but do many get name recognition though? are you going to apply to others ? I am just gonna set on hkust and see what happens...
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2010, 23:22
Economic climate matters a lot. For the past couple of years it has been difficult for anyone to switch function and industry. Usually changing one is quite normal, but to do both, particularly during an economic downturn is nearly impossible.

Personally, was not interested in finance, consulting... maybe, but decided against it due to work / life / balance reasons. Consulting from Hong Kong requires a lot of travel around Asia, and with 2 small kids, it`s not good for them, plus my main passion is in Tech (entertainment), so I`m focusing on the start-up world in this region... Why not USA? Well, lifestyle is one of the current main reasons. I went on exchange to Berkeley, and the tech-entrepreneurship atmosphere is second to none, but I had to balance it to living in a 24/7 serviced city in Asia and balance that with family needs as well. I particularly enjoy Asian culture and the fact that Hong Kong is 4 hours from almost everywhere in Asia makes it a compelling sell when looking at multiple vacation plans (work life balance) if you are based here. So for now, Asia is the right environment for me.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 21:04
Thinking about putting together an application to this school. What do you think of my chances?

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3 years teaching English in Japan on the Japan Exchange Teaching Program. Last two years as regional adviser. Since coming to Japan I've gone from zero Japanese to passing the highest level of the Japanese language proficiency test. So I'm moderately fluent there. Before university I spent 2 years in US Army as a cavalry scout.

I'm interested in finance and general international business with an Asian focus. This program looks perfect for me but I'm worried about my lowish GPA and lack of business experience. The plus on my application is my international experience here in Japan so I'm hoping that can pull my application up. What do you guys think?

Also worried about the lack of detail asked for the recommendation forms...also doesn't say anything about how to get letters from people who cannot speak English. I need them professionally translated, not sent on their online system.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 08:37
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Thinking about putting together an application to this school. What do you think of my chances?

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3 years teaching English in Japan on the Japan Exchange Teaching Program. Last two years as regional adviser. Since coming to Japan I've gone from zero Japanese to passing the highest level of the Japanese language proficiency test. So I'm moderately fluent there. Before university I spent 2 years in US Army as a cavalry scout.

I'm interested in finance and general international business with an Asian focus. This program looks perfect for me but I'm worried about my lowish GPA and lack of business experience. The plus on my application is my international experience here in Japan so I'm hoping that can pull my application up. What do you guys think?

Also worried about the lack of detail asked for the recommendation forms...also doesn't say anything about how to get letters from people who cannot speak English. I need them professionally translated, not sent on their online system.



hajimemashite UPGRAYEDD san. Anata no gpa ga juubundesu. Anata no GMAT wa nanidesuka?
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 13:31
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 14:10
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 14:58
Alright then. Let's make it official. Count me in on the list of applicants.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 16:56
cool, welcome on board UPGRAYEDD. Dont forget 1st round deadline is 16th Nov. :)
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 17:50
Round 2 for me. I'm not sure if it would be possible for me to get my GMAT score report in time for round one.

Essay 6 looks rather difficult for me. I'm an elementary school teacher in rural Japan. Not too many ethical dilemmas out here. I can't really think of any good examples in the last 3 years.

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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 18:43
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Alright then. Let's make it official. Count me in on the list of applicants.



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