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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 11:39
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Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?


Hey, I'm applying for the HSM as well, I actually asked the student interviewer that when I visited campus - she told me that if my goals and background suite the HSM program, absolutely not, its favorably viewed that I have the relevant background and can display that the degree ties in suitably with my future aspirations.
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Just a heads up, Duke doesn't have an MPH program. You receive an HSM certificate along with the MBA, not a dual degree. HSM is more healthcare business not public health, although you certainly can find classes that cover this material or get an MPH at UNC.

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Definitely, I've just picked the top 3 according to their healthcare offerings be it dual degrees or additional MPH certificates etc.

PS - just got the rejection letter from Wharton <sigh>
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 13:44
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Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?


interesting question. I was contemplating the same thing when I started my application.

My views:
No it does not.

Why?

I'm not 100% sure if HSM class composition is viewed agnostic of Duke's class profile (it is most probably not).
Even if I assume it is: the class will definitely be tough to get in and there will be a lot of people with stellar (healthcare) profiles who will be vying to get an admit - just because Duke's HSM is one of the best in healthcare business. But, not applying to HSM would raise eyebrows for sure. Because if your post MBA goal is something to do with healthcare, why would you not take up HSM? It will just sound as if you have not researched enough on Duke.

And why would anyone not want to take advantage of an awesome course, which is probably the best in the world. I'm sure it will add a new dimension to your thinking if you are planning to go in the healthcare industry post MBA. And if you are not going to be in the healthcare industry, HSM anyways does not make much sense for you.

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Since my future goals relate to Pharma, the HSM program did seem ideal for my situation. My work experience since college does not relate to healthcare, though, but I did my best to weave a career story that emphasized healthcare throughout. I guess we shall see!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 14:21
HSM is an awesome program, and I doubt it would be viewed as a negative to your application, especially with healthcare interests. As long as you explicitly talk about it in your Why Fuqua? essay and why the redirect into the field, I cannot see it being a negative whatsoever.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 06:33
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Since my future goals relate to Pharma, the HSM program did seem ideal for my situation. My work experience since college does not relate to healthcare, though, but I did my best to weave a career story that emphasized healthcare throughout. I guess we shall see!

If your future career goal is to work for Pharma, definitely do HSM. It will not lower your admittance chance. In fact, if you put that your end goal is in Pharma, and you don't check the HSM box, I would question your authenticity.

Being in HSM will give you the credibility when you apply for internship/job as well. From my observation of healthcare recruiting, companies prefer candidates who either have healthcare background, or a strong interest and knowledge in the field. HSM will provide you with the latter, since you don't have the former.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 10:57
Hey Guys,

I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 14:05
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I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??


I did not get a confirmation of receipt of the documents beyond the automatic acknowledgement that my application was received and the fee was paid. I did, however, receive an email saying that my application was under review -- I assume/hope that means all my associated documents are in too!

For those counting, I applied the day before the deadline.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 17:40
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Hey Guys,

I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??


I'd check the online status, and see what it says. If it says your materials are under review, then you're okay.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 22:26
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Hey Guys,

I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??


I did not get a confirmation of receipt of the documents beyond the automatic acknowledgement that my application was received and the fee was paid. I did, however, receive an email saying that my application was under review -- I assume/hope that means all my associated documents are in too!

For those counting, I applied the day before the deadline.


Hi. I got the electronic mail the day I submitted my application. But I didn't get any mail saying my application is under review.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 18:08
Hey,

Have any of the R1 applicants received any email from Duke apart from the one which says:

"Thank you for submitting an application to The Duke MBA at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. This e-mail serves as a confirmation that your application is ready to proceed to the evaluation stage."

Also, what is your submission status on the online app portal. Mine still says Submitted.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 07:08
My application was submitted for round 1. I also interviewed at Fuqua prior to this during the open interview season. Given that, I suspect I won't hear anything until decision day. There aren't any other notifications prior to that are there?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 08:38
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My application was submitted for round 1. I also interviewed at Fuqua prior to this during the open interview season. Given that, I suspect I won't hear anything until decision day. There aren't any other notifications prior to that are there?


Same boat, I think it's just a loooong wait!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 10:33
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My application was submitted for round 1. I also interviewed at Fuqua prior to this during the open interview season. Given that, I suspect I won't hear anything until decision day. There aren't any other notifications prior to that are there?


Same boat, I think it's just a loooong wait!


I'm with you guys! I just wish they could tell us before my holiday vacation. I would rather be elated or be depressed but at least have the vacation to make it better than have the nervous anticipation!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 11:16
Fuqua ranked #6 Business School!

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 11:40
For an older applicant such as myself, 35 14+ years work experience, my profile is excellent except for an average undergraduate GPA of a 3.0. I have been told that given my age/experience the GPA will have less bearing with the adcom. My work experience and career goals are in line my intended MBA program. GMAT is within the 80% range. I like Duke because of their reputation in the Marketing field, their location (I am a current NC resident which is good for school but I have no problems relocating after graduation), and desire for a full-time program.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 13:15
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Fuqua ranked #6 Business School!

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/

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As a future student, it does look rather nice; however, I somewhat question Businessweek's rankings criteria considering SMU Cox was ranked so high last year yet ranked so much lower this year. That is a huge change. Regarding last year's rankings, I am not saying SMU Cox is a bad program in anyway, but by no means is a better program than Tuck, Stern, Anderson, McCombs, etc.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 13:59
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Fuqua ranked #6 Business School!

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/

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As a future student, it does look rather nice; however, I somewhat question Businessweek's rankings criteria considering SMU Cox was ranked so high last year yet ranked so much lower this year. That is a huge change. Regarding last year's rankings, I am not saying SMU Cox is a bad program in anyway, but by no means is a better program than Tuck, Stern, Anderson, McCombs, etc.


Businessweek MBA rankings are the oldest (started in 1988) and arguably the most respected ranking service. I agree with your point about Cox, but if you want to know why their ranking last year was so high, and why they dropped so much this year, see this article: http://poetsandquants.com/2012/10/30/th ... -rankings/

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 14:22
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Fuqua ranked #6 Business School!

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/

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As a future student, it does look rather nice; however, I somewhat question Businessweek's rankings criteria considering SMU Cox was ranked so high last year yet ranked so much lower this year. That is a huge change. Regarding last year's rankings, I am not saying SMU Cox is a bad program in anyway, but by no means is a better program than Tuck, Stern, Anderson, McCombs, etc.


Businessweek MBA rankings are the oldest (started in 1988) and arguably the most respected ranking service. I agree with your point about Cox, but if you want to know why their ranking last year was so high, and why they dropped so much this year, see this article: http://poetsandquants.com/2012/10/30/th ... -rankings/

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After reading this, I am definitely a bit more satisfied. I am happy they finally factored in another significant component in the rankings. At the same time, I hope the Fuqua career services improves a bit, and I know they are more than capable of doing so.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 18:57
Guys! applied to Duke in R1. Understand interview invites are sent by 28th this month.. has anyone heard from duke yet? I am beginning to get the nervous sweats. I already 16th!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 19:05
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Guys! applied to Duke in R1. Understand interview invites are sent by 28th this month.. has anyone heard from duke yet? I am beginning to get the nervous sweats. I already 16th!


All invites will go out on the 28th. You have 2 more weeks to wait before you'll hear anything.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 19:06
So all invites are blasted out in one shot? Oh ok..then I guess I'll have to hold on to my pants till then.
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