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Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 21:42
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Lets track it in one place guys. I hope there are others this fall for the Ph D programs..

I am going for a lot of universities ignoring their rank and going also by reearch productivity but not just for that either

For my uant/Mathematical Finance/ financial economics aspirations I like

Boston College - Carroll
Boston University
USC - Moore
Indiana - Kelley
OSU - Fisher
Rutgers
Pittsburgh - Katz

West:
Iowa: Tippie
Toronto/Alberta
UCSD: Rady
UCI: Merage
USC: Marshall

other Intl:

SMU
NBS
Tsinghua
Edinburgh
Trinity - dublin
City - London

India (Post GMAT cycle - October / December Deadlines)

IIMA
IIMB
IIMK
IIM Ranchi, Trichy, Rohtak
IITD
SOM- SJ Mehta
and others

Let's share as much a s possible to make sure we are doing it right and look fine for it

to quote the old thread that "inspired" this required thread:
Thus far, I have found the Application process to be incredibly time consuming. I was surprised by how long it took to write my personal statement (a 2 page essay shouldn’t be that difficult). Although I am relieved to have my applications finished, the prospect of having to wait three months to find out where (if anywhere) I will be heading is extremely stressful.

I look forward to hearing how this process has progressed for the rest of you
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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2013, 21:39
good one.
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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2013, 15:04
I'm applying for the PhD in Accounting program at the following:

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Tippie
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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 23:47
Count me in!

I have applied at:

W/H
INSEAD
NYU Stern
Tepper

By the way (I also posted this as a separate topic so sorry for reposting) but anyone has an idea whether the 3-year degree equivalence is a deal-breaker for PhD admissions? I got following reply from Ross... obviously, I am now skeptical about applying there

"Thank you for your interest in the Ph.D. Program in Business Administration at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The university's rule about the bachelor's degree stands, regardless of a Master's degree. Let us know if you have any additional questions."

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal
Degree Required

Completion of a University four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, or Medicine
Completion of a Master’s degree in all other fields
Holders of a three-year Bachelor’s degree are not considered eligible for graduate study at the Rackham Graduate School


(Link: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/prospectiv ... south-asia)

So I guess getting explicit clarifications from the university graduate schools is the best way forward. AFAIK, if credentials are good enough for MBA admission, they are good enough for PhD admission (from the administrative point of view)

Any comments? Anyone else with a similar experience??
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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 03:33
GMAT Danger, sounds like there are some rules that can be bent and but that the 3 yr degree isn't one that can be bent for Ross. It seem unusual that only one school has that requirement. I think it's unusual that rule can't be bent especially if you have a 760 GMAT (from your profile).

Also, I was told that the admission requirements for a PhD are often significantly tougher than those for a MBA, depending upon the school of course, but I haven't spent any time researching MBA programs.

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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 03:34
GMAT Danger, sounds like there are some rules that can be bent and but that the 3 yr degree isn't one that can be bent for Ross. It seem unusual that only one school has that requirement. I think it's unusual that rule can't be bent especially if you have a 760 GMAT (from your profile).

Also, I was told that the admission requirements for a PhD are often significantly tougher than those for a MBA, depending upon the school of course, but I haven't spent any time researching MBA programs.

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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 03:57
jeffduytschaver wrote:
GMAT Danger, sounds like there are some rules that can be bent and but that the 3 yr degree isn't one that can be bent for Ross. It seem unusual that only one school has that requirement. I think it's unusual that rule can't be bent especially if you have a 760 GMAT (from your profile).

Also, I was told that the admission requirements for a PhD are often significantly tougher than those for a MBA, depending upon the school of course, but I haven't spent any time researching MBA programs.

Good luck!



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Indeed. I was under the impression that a 3 year bachelors and a 2 year masters (MBA in my case) should suffice. Moreover, WES has rated my 3 year bachelors degree to be equivalent to US bachelor. :? I guess Ross wants to be extra careful for whatever reasons! :? :?

Anyway, I checked the FAQs for international applicants for other business schools. Thankfully they are more considerate. Wharton and Harvard graduate schools consider a 3 year bachelor degree as equivalent to the US bachelors degree. :-D :-D

"There are a number of universities around the world that offer three-year undergraduate programs. If you received a bachelor's degree upon completion of one of these undergraduate programs, you are eligible to apply to Wharton's doctoral programs. "
(Link: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/doctoral/a ... udents.cfm)

This one is from Harvard Graduate School: "Applicants from institutions outside of the US; applicants must hold the equivalent of US bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from institutions of recognized standing (either a three or four year undergraduate degree)."
(Link: http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/prospective ... ements.php)

As an extra precaution, I have also shot off emails to the graduate admission offices of universities where I intend to apply. Hoping for a more positive response.
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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2013, 23:41
Hi,

Just wanted to wish you all a very happy new year :-D Next couple of months are going to be very exciting. Let's hope we end up in our dream doctoral programs. :-D
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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2014, 02:07
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Just wanted to wish you all a very happy new year :-D Next couple of months are going to be very exciting. Let's hope we end up in our dream doctoral programs. :-D

Best Of Luck

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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2014, 06:38
Very happy new year, guys!
All the best for admissions! keep us posted :)
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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2014, 06:41
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Lets track it in one place guys. I hope there are others this fall for the Ph D programs..

I am going for a lot of universities ignoring their rank and going also by reearch productivity but not just for that either

For my uant/Mathematical Finance/ financial economics aspirations I like

Boston College - Carroll
Boston University
USC - Moore
Indiana - Kelley
OSU - Fisher
Rutgers
Pittsburgh - Katz

West:
Iowa: Tippie
Toronto/Alberta
UCSD: Rady
UCI: Merage
USC: Marshall

other Intl:

SMU
NBS
Tsinghua
Edinburgh
Trinity - dublin
City - London

India (Post GMAT cycle - October / December Deadlines)

IIMA
IIMB
IIMK
IIM Ranchi, Trichy, Rohtak
IITD
SOM- SJ Mehta
and others

Let's share as much a s possible to make sure we are doing it right and look fine for it

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Thus far, I have found the Application process to be incredibly time consuming. I was surprised by how long it took to write my personal statement (a 2 page essay shouldn’t be that difficult). Although I am relieved to have my applications finished, the prospect of having to wait three months to find out where (if anywhere) I will be heading is extremely stressful.

I look forward to hearing how this process has progressed for the rest of you


In india list you missed XLRI (GM), ISB , IIM- C ( best in Finance ) .Please add them

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Re: Fall 2014 applicants: Building your Ph D Applications [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2014, 09:45
will be applying in 2014 for 2015 i believe
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