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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 05:56
Accepted at Purdue(Krannert), 3/8, notified by e-mail (formal letter will follow), Phd in Management (concentration in Finance).

Note that the program deadline has been moved to 31/3; thus, if someone is interested in applying, he/she would be still on time.

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 06:18
ale2007 nailed it. a PhD from Harvard or Stanford will 1) (definitely) impress friends, family and some people in academia who don't understand what it's about, and 2) (possibly) help you in getting job market talks to get your first job. These two effects are valid whether you're planning to look for a faculty position in the US, Canada, Italy or China.

However, something that is definitely NOT A DIRECT EFFECT is how such a brand will help you down the road, say when you're up for tenure or after that. Publications in "A" journals coupled with a degree from a good (but not top) university will beats no publications + Wharton PhD any day.

(a lengthy note for those who might not read other threads on this forum: I don't believe a single word about the need to have publications in your resume before entering into a PhD program. I've found that applicants (that was my case, anyway) tend to greatly underestimate the weight that admissions people place on graduate Economics and Math courses that were taken before applying to the PhD program. Work experience and letters of recommendation (unless they were written by someone well known in the field) don't have much of a weight. GPA, GMAT, and other indicators of educational background account for a lot. The SOP is somewhat important but the only good reason why you should spend any significant time on it is because it's the only thing about your profile that you can improve _right now_, as opposed to taking and then passing Stochastic Calculus courses.)
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 08:13
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Accepted at Purdue(Krannert), 3/8, notified by e-mail (formal letter will follow), Phd in Management (concentration in Finance).

Note that the program deadline has been moved to 31/3; thus, if someone is interested in applying, he/she would be still on time.

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Congratulations! So there's a solid U.S. program with some panache in Italy. From what limited knowledge I have, Purdue is a great school for quant; for example, it's known in the U.S. as one of the top schools for engineers, techies and the like.

Are you going to accept?

By the way, to any who may be curious--if any of you are--I may not pursue a PhD in 2008. My primary goal has been to get on the tenure track somewhere, even at a small college if necessary (I'm not TT at my current institution), and I've been hunting for such a job. I'm starting to get a little interest expressed from some of the many MANY apps I've sent out (approaching 60); first interview was scheduled this week, so I'm excited. If I can get on TT, I might be able to find a way to get this done without the PhD at this time, perhaps just waiting and pursuing it later if necessary. Wish me luck!
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 08:24
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Congratulations! So there's a solid U.S. program with some panache in Italy. From what limited knowledge I have, Purdue is a great school for quant, for example, it's known in the U.S. as being a great school for engineers and the like. Are you going to accept?


Thank you. I will thoroughly evaluate the offer (financial aid, etc.) when I will receive the letter. However, if other top schools don't accept me, I think I will accept UT's offer.

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I have to say that you could scarcely go wrong with UT; it's such a great program. I'm sure it would take very little convincing for Italian academics to understand that the program's on par with virtually any in the U.S.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 15:08
Well its been a rough week. Three more dings. So far I've been denied from

Penn
Yale
Cornell
Duke
Chicago
Carnegie Mellon

Still waiting to hear from

NYU
Michigan
Ohio State
Penn State
Maryland

I've been accepted so far to two schools, both of which I was pretty sure I would get into. I won't be unhappy going to either of those programs, but I'd be thrilled if I got into NYU or Michigan. So far with my track record I'm not holding my breath.

I know this has been talked about already, but admissions are brutal. Especially for finance. I figured with a background in statistics, a few years of highly quantitative work experience, a strong undergrad university, 770 on the GMAT and good academic references that I'd get into at least one top tier school.

The reality is that the only way to be secure in admissions is a 3.7+ GPA, hold a masters degree, Attended Ivy League or Ivy League like universities, and 750+ on the GMAT. It's crazy but it seems to me like getting into the top universities is brutal beyond imagination.

Sorry for the long rant, but hopefully other people will know what they are up against. Good luck to everyone, and hopefully I'll get some to over the rest of the admissions season.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 16:35
Ding from Cornell (marketing) via email today 3-9. It was a longshot anyway. Still waiting on four others; Oregon, Colorado, UNC, and Wisconsin-Madison.

I think I might update my resume, just in case.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 16:57
Ding from Cornell-Management (by email)

In at Syracuse!....What do you know about Syracuse' program?
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Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding -- [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 23:44
rejected from
(Management - Organizational Behavior)

UPenn_Wharton (E-mail)
Penn State (E-mail)

UC Irvine (snail mail)

Michigan Ann Arbor (snail mail) -> received on 6 march
Michigan State Univ (snail mail) -> received on 6 march
UT Austin (status check) -> check on 6 march

UC Berkely (in Spam-mail >_<received> received on 6 march
U wisconsin (e-mail) -> received on 8 march

6 march was a real 'Judgement Day for me ..Koo'

However, I will never surrender and go straight to see the glorious end!!!

Good luck for everybody ^<>^
p.s GMAT - Mid 700, Alien , 2 yrs work experience in my country
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2007, 07:50
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Ding from Cornell-Management (by email)

In at Syracuse!....What do you know about Syracuse' program?


Congrats! I recently interviewed for the doctoral program in management at Syracuse as well. They told me I would hear next week.

Are you interested in OB, OT, or Strategy? Thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2007, 08:36
HI aspiringphd....

My interest is in OB and strategy. What was your interest in? Can you share what you know about the Syracuse' phd program?

I wish you the best for next week -- I know the wait is tremendous..If I remember right from postings, you've applied to a few schools-- How's that going for you? This phd application world is a whole new world for me!
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2007, 10:12
Sassy,

I sent you a pm.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2007, 16:35
Herb wrote:
Well its been a rough week. Three more dings. So far I've been denied from

Penn
Yale
Cornell
Duke
Chicago
Carnegie Mellon

Still waiting to hear from

NYU
Michigan
Ohio State
Penn State
Maryland

I've been accepted so far to two schools, both of which I was pretty sure I would get into. I won't be unhappy going to either of those programs, but I'd be thrilled if I got into NYU or Michigan. So far with my track record I'm not holding my breath.


Herb - if you can let me know the program and dates, I can update the list. Congrats on your offers! We are interested to know where you are accepted.

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2007, 16:36
As the list gets longer, it gets tougher to update it. Please let me know if I have missed any entry. Anyway, many congrats to those who have been recently offered a place.... More good news!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 22:13
looking at gradjournal.com and tkkoh's personal blog i guess another big congratulations is required here for the person who makes this forum live and useful....
so...
CONGRATULATIONS on your admit...
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 22:24
Yes, I have received my first (unofficial) admit from CMU. I will update the list once I get the confirmed admit letter.

Sorry that I couldn't share with you folks in gmatclub as soon as I like. I was and still am quite sick over the last few days. It kind of took away the excitement - must be the effect of the medication. Nevertheless, it is an admit that I'm truely thankful for.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 06:42
This is great news tkkoh, and CMU is a great school. Congratulations.
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congrats!!! [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 06:52
Big congrats to Tkkoh!!! CMU is a good school. I am happy for you.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 16:04
First of all... congrats tkkoh!!!

Then... here's a bad news for me. Ding from NYU, Finance Phd, 03/14.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 20:57
Let me join the club robbie1981. Just got a ding from NYU, Finance, too ... sigh
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