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Full-time MBA school life at Kellogg, IL [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 00:35
I am planning to apply for full-time MBA at Kellogg next year.

However, the daily commute is going to be a major concern for me. I live in Schaumburg/ Hoffman Estates. It is going to eat up all my hours. I wanted to check the class timings. How is the daily schedule like? Is it like very hectic? For how long do you have to be on campus everyday? Is there a lot of course work to be done at home?

I am staying with my husband. His office is in Hoffman Estates. So I would'nt want to relocate.

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Re: Full-time MBA school life at Kellogg, IL [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 09:17
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TwinkleToes wrote:
I am planning to apply for full-time MBA at Kellogg next year.

However, the daily commute is going to be a major concern for me. I live in Schaumburg/ Hoffman Estates. It is going to eat up all my hours. I wanted to check the class timings. How is the daily schedule like? Is it like very hectic? For how long do you have to be on campus everyday? Is there a lot of course work to be done at home?

I am staying with my husband. His office is in Hoffman Estates. So I would'nt want to relocate.

Thanks...


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Re: Full-time MBA school life at Kellogg, IL [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 12:37
I'm only familiar with non-core classes, so this only really applies to 2nd year and the end of your 1st year, but electives can be scheduled in a fairly flexible manner. There's a decent number of night options where you only have section 1 day per week for 3 hours. It's fairly easy to have at least 1 day off per week and even 2 is doable.

However, recruiting, clubs, group meetings and other events can fill in the gaps in your schedule, so I think personal flexibility is pretty important. The people who commute from downtown Chicago tend to arrive in the morning and leave in the evening, almost like a normal work schedule. I personally would not be too keen on that. I prefer the flexibility of being a 5 minute walk away from school.
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Re: Full-time MBA school life at Kellogg, IL [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 14:22
Thank you for the information!!

Are the recruiting, clubs, group meetings mandatory?

Are weekends off?

What exactly are night options? Sorry, but I am new in US so I am not aware of how it works here..

Even I would have preferred staying near the university. But moving is going to be expensive and also far for my hubby. He works late even most of the night...

I would'nt feel safe travelling by metra late in the night. So was just trying to weigh my options.
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Adding to what Rubashov1 said, for incoming first year students in the 2Y program, your first quarter schedule is set for you by the registrar so there's a bit less flexibility. You can make some changes once classes start, but at least one class you take with your section so you can't change when that is scheduled. Starting with the winter quarter, even for core courses there's more flexibility in scheduling classes - subject of course to the times when the course is offered.

In terms of clubs, group meetings and recruiting, clubs aren't technically mandatory but I think it's pretty well expected that everyone will get involved in clubs. They give you a chance to take on leadership roles within the school, provide knowledge on career paths or other areas of interest, and just generally give you an opportunity to build greater relationships with your classmates. Group work is expected - most classes assign a good portion of work to be done in groups so you're going to have to spend time meeting with your group to do those assignments. Recruiting is only mandatory if you need to find a job after you graduate. In short, a full-time MBA program will put huge demands on your time above and beyond the time you spend in the classroom. If you're looking for something a little less time intensive, you may want to consider a part-time program.
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Re: Full-time MBA school life at Kellogg, IL [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2009, 09:33
Hey Thank you for that information. That really helps a lot !
I think a full-time MBA would be better when it comes to placement.

I don't have a problem with an intensive course. I was just a bit concerned because the daily commute is going to steal most of my time. If I can just figure out a way to work around that , I guess I would be good.

Yes of course I would be keen on a job after graduation. So recruitment needs to be in my schedule as well...

Guess ..I will need to move to Des Plaines / Mt Prospect area.. So that it's 25-30 min drive for my hubby & me..

Thanks..
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