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from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 11 May 2008, 21:46
...it's funny I see people always referring to the program they attend as follows:

H / S: either they name the school, or say "the top MBA program"
W: "top 3 program" (or "top program", but less often)
Sloan, K, Chi, Col: "top 5 program" (or "M7" if in MBA circles)
Tuck, Haas, Ross, Stern, Fuqua, Yale, Anderson, Darden, Johnson: "top 10 program"
Tepper, McDonough, McCombs, Kenan-Flagler, Kelley, Marshall, Goizueta: "top-tier program"

This always makes me laugh, especially since I now refer to W as "top 3 program" myself! Do you guys also fall prey to this categorization? It's also funny to see that there are 2-3 "#1 programs", 7 "top 5 programs", and 16 "top 10 programs" :-D

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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 11 May 2008, 22:11
i dont think ive ever had to say top x program to describe chicago gsb. if im ever referring to the school ill just say "chicago gsb." although i do remember reading the post on the bweek forums describing this and having a chuckle. it may have caused me to subconsciously avoid saying top x program.
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 00:34
Was there really a similar post on BW? How interesting! I barely check those forums...People are too mean-spirited
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 00:50
he-he, I also am in this sample :lol:
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 05:13
The only thing I disagree with is Wharton as Top 3. I typically hear it as a 'Top 5' or 'Top', but who really describes anything as Top 3? :lol:
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 05:21
isnt all of this a bit ludicrous ... the struggle with codifying top 'whatever' seems so irrational to me. There are 'right' schools for everyone out there ... rankings and the amount of time and energy expended on them is a criminal waste.

'I hope I can get into a top 10' :lol:
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 05:26
Wharton is top 3, no doubt.

I always find it funny that there are way more than 10 schools that claim to be in the top ten. :-D
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 06:11
Wharton is definitely top 3. Who's better overall other than H and maybe S?
There are companies that recruit only at H/S/W, but none that recruit at H/S/Chi or H/S/K or H/S/Sloan. I've heard there are companies that only recruit H/W.
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 06:26
this is the post i was referring to: http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... w-bschools
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 12:04
I am not saying it is not one of the three top business schools. What I am saying is that the casual person doesn't refer to things in units of three. Typically, you hear things like "Top 10 songs of the week" or "Top 5 plays"...

I am not talking about its actual ranking, i am talking about how people classify it in words. At least that's what I interpreted this whole thread to be about.

[quote="sonibubu"]Wharton is definitely top 3. quote]
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 12:12
I think its more of an ego thing, there arent many people who even really get what Top X school means. I think if you are talking about it with someone who has no idea of b-schools you arent going to say top 3, 5, or 10. You just say I am going to XXXX, then may go on to say its one of the best in the world or something.

It is only really helpful talking to someone who knows the schools anyways without having to tell them. I tend to feel a lot of people who say I am going to a top x school online usually arent...if they were they would say the school but then someone who goes there or is heading there might call them on it. I think BW is full of people lying about a lot of the stuff they post.
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 12:15
BW is really quite pointless as a source of information .... great place to vent, pick fights and be generally unpleasant towards others :lol:

It has none of the thoughtful responses and well thought out opinions and views seen on this board.

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I think its more of an ego thing, there arent many people who even really get what Top X school means. I think if you are talking about it with someone who has no idea of b-schools you arent going to say top 3, 5, or 10. You just say I am going to XXXX, then may go on to say its one of the best in the world or something.

It is only really helpful talking to someone who knows the schools anyways without having to tell them. I tend to feel a lot of people who say I am going to a top x school online usually arent...if they were they would say the school but then someone who goes there or is heading there might call them on it. I think BW is full of people lying about a lot of the stuff they post.

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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 12:41
riverripper wrote:
I think its more of an ego thing, there arent many people who even really get what Top X school means. I think if you are talking about it with someone who has no idea of b-schools you arent going to say top 3, 5, or 10. You just say I am going to XXXX, then may go on to say its one of the best in the world or something.

It is only really helpful talking to someone who knows the schools anyways without having to tell them. I tend to feel a lot of people who say I am going to a top x school online usually arent...if they were they would say the school but then someone who goes there or is heading there might call them on it. I think BW is full of people lying about a lot of the stuff they post.


I agree 100% with what you are saying. As a CFA Charterholder, I also frequent analystforum (AF), which is "similar" to gmatclub. The main differences are 1) GC people really care and take the time to write considerate, well thought out posts 2) AF people are so sarcastic and if a repeat/similar post has been written in the last 6 months, you will get slammed with "search for it, moron" or cynical remarks 3) There are a lot of smart people here that have been through and/or are going through the process, as opposed to countless wannabees or pretenders on AF. Wait a sec, I suppose GC is nothing like AF. This is really a warm and friendly environment, and I am so thankful to have stumbled upon it. :)
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 12:46
bweek is nothing compared to xoxohth
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 12:46
I think the huge difference between here and BW is the oversight present on this forum. We are very self policing. When someone tries to start trouble here they are quickly dealt with.
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 12:52
Wow. I read about half a page from the very 1st thread on that forum. Unbelievable trash, but very entertaining, though.

http://www.xoxohth.com/thread.php?threa ... 5a#9741948

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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 13:22
sm332 wrote:
BW is really quite pointless as a source of information .... great place to vent, pick fights and be generally unpleasant towards others :lol:

It has none of the thoughtful responses and well thought out opinions and views seen on this board.


Why so? 'Ask Sandy' is a pretty funny thing out there :lol:

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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 13:24
ok there are some useful tidbits amidst a sea of garbage ... according to him I have no shot at H/S/W and would be a reach at the Top 20. So I will fill you in on where I end up :wink:

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BW is really quite pointless as a source of information .... great place to vent, pick fights and be generally unpleasant towards others :lol:

It has none of the thoughtful responses and well thought out opinions and views seen on this board.


Why so? 'Ask Alex' is a pretty funny thing out there :lol:

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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 15:21
Sandy aka gollum is pretty knowledgeable but according to him the only way you get in is to be a superstar or use his services.
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Re: from talking to other MBAs...random stuff... [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 18:55
riverripper wrote:
Sandy aka gollum


lol! This brings back memories of his picture you posted a few months back!
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