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Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 14:59
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Thought i`d post this up as there will be some people who have families and this will be a major factor for them when choosing which school to go to.

Some things to note. In a lot of schools, the partners club sponsors the school activities. However some schools are more child friendly and the students (not just partners) sponsor kids activities as well.
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/co ... _mz070.htm

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Berkely - Haas - Kids club
http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/partnersclub/kids.htm

Chicago - POLO (kids club) - subsidary of Partners club
http://student.chicagogsb.edu/group/chipart/


Columbia - Better Halves
https://www0.gsb.columbia.edu/students/ ... d/families
Regular events held

Cornell - Johnson - Joint Ventures
http://forum.johnson.cornell.edu/studen ... tventures/
Ithaca has many parks - ideal for kids

Dartmouth - Tuck - Tiny Tuckies
http://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/pages/clu ... clubs.html

Duke- Fuqua - Fuqua Partners
http://www.fuquapartners.org/
fuqua friday is a weekly social with kids

Harvard -
http://www.hbs.edu/mba/studentlife/clubs/partners.html
Nothing specific for kids (some weekly activities in partner club)

Kellogg - Kellogg kids club
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/stu ... /kids.html
(page currently down)

Michigan - Ross- Ross MBA kids
http://webuser.bus.umich.edu/organizati ... sskids.htm
Part of the partner club

MIT - Sloan - SOS
http://web.mit.edu/sos/
Doesn't appear to be much activity from the website. Nothing specific for kids

New York - Stern - No info

Pennsylvania - Wharton - Wharton kids club
http://clubs.wharton.upenn.edu/kidsclub/
Kids specific club available ($40-$75 fee)

Stanford - BizKids (Subsidary of partners club)
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/student ... tners.html

UNC covers tuition fees for some students children (limited number)

Virgina - Darden - DPA Family and Kids
http://student.darden.virginia.edu/dpa/cmt_family.html


International


IMD:- They have kindergarten facilities on campus (only school i know which has this as part of their facilities but you have to pay fees for it) - http://www.imd.ch/programs/mba/community/index.cfm (click partners and children and there is a pdf for the kndergarten)


HKUST - No accomodation facilities for families or children. Have to find private accomodation. No partners club

NUS - Will sponsor the visa of your spouse, but not for your children!!! No partners club

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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 15:06
If current students could contribute to this it would be most helpful, as you will have a better insight into how supportive the community is to fellow students who have children at your school.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 16:54
Haas has a Haas kids club and partner club, I think.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 16:58
OK, i will start doing a bit more research and list them down here.

Should be useful for the knowledge vault once it gets more complete and we get some input from current students.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 18:46
That will do for now.

Will update some more later.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 23:09
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2008, 09:07
partners at duke are very involved. fuqua friday is our weekly social hour featuring free food and drinks. there are always lots of kids there getting handed around.

i would also think about the offerings in a given city. for example, ithaca is a great place for kids with tons of parks and lots of young parents. cost of living is pretty affordable too.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2008, 10:04
Correction to the GSB. There are two things... One is the partners club and the other, as part of the Partners club is the POLO Club (Parents Of Little Ones). They don't have their own webpage though.

Also that link you have is strictly for part timer....

http://student.chicagogsb.edu/group/chipart/

This is the full time partner page I believe.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2008, 11:02
very good toga, +5! I'll put this link in the Knowledge Vault
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2008, 17:28
rhyme wrote:
Correction to the GSB. There are two things... One is the partners club and the other, as part of the Partners club is the POLO Club (Parents Of Little Ones). They don't have their own webpage though.

Also that link you have is strictly for part timer....

http://student.chicagogsb.edu/group/chipart/

This is the full time partner page I believe.



Excellent.. Invaluable input from current B'schoolers :). I'll update the top post
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2008, 20:46
HKUST - No accomodation facilities for families or children. Have to find private accomodation. No partners club



NUS - Will sponsor the visa of your spouse, but not for your children!!! No partners club
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2008, 17:16
What about childcare? How friendly are schools about providing some kind of reduced daycare for two partners that work?

To me, that is much more important! :-D
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2008, 17:30
I dont think any schools have reduced daycare cost, some will work with you to increase what you are allowed to borrow in loans. Your best bet is your gf/wife gets a job where the company has daycare on site or offers subsidies or something. I met a few international students wives who were nannies since they did have visas to work...it was under the table of course.

Unfortunately even schools like Tuck and Duke which are very friendly to families having a kid during school is a huge cost that you are going to have to deal with. Basically your significant other better make more than daycare or she might be better off staying at home, she could nanny someone elses kid for some money.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2008, 17:39
GeorgeTown offers child care for students with kids. They claim it is a reduced rate but I dont know what the going rate is.

http://www3.georgetown.edu/hr/hoya_kids/
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2008, 21:24
yes, for internationals with children, it's a massive issue, as a lot of partners are unable to work due to visa issues, therefore the costs can become astronomical. It was one of the key reasons for me to apply to asian schools where i can afford a full time maid ($250-350 USD per month) and get accomodation which can have swimming pools, playgrounds and hawker stalls for food convenience. on top of that the ex-pat community can help with settling in because there are lots of non-working partners whose husbands/wives are the breadwinners on ex-pat packages so they don't have to work.

the other benefit of the ex-pat community is that a lot of these people on ex-pat packages are in hiring positions. This provides another networking opportunity.
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2008, 14:17
I did find out on my visit to UNC that they do provide full tuition for some students childcare expenses. Unfortunately, due to demand, they can not accomadate more than about 20 per year. :(
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Re: Child Friendly MBA Schools / Non Child Friendly [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 20:24
added UNC to the top list
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