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28 Nov 2012, 00:00
Thanks, GZR4DR. That sounds pretty encouraging. Looks like it's just going to be a waiting game.
Hope you are enjoying the program!
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29 Nov 2012, 22:14
Hi guys,

I got an interview invite on Nov 23 with some options to choose from first week of Dec.
I am waiting if some later dates open up.

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30 Nov 2012, 01:56
Hi,
I have a question about the prerequisites section in the Haas-application.

They say : "Applicants meet the prerequisite with one course in statistics within the last five years (fall 2008 to summer 2013)"

It’s been a while since I graduated (2007). So I don't meet that criteria.

Do students usually enroll in the "Haas Online Data and Decisions Workshop"? or is it more common to prepare and take the waiver exam?

Thanks!
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01 Dec 2012, 20:21
I am scheduled for an interview for Dec second week and I am nervous

Has anyone already interviewed for EWMBA Fall 2013 R1?
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02 Dec 2012, 15:20
HaasEWMBA2015 wrote:
rohitbizschool wrote:
Hi,
I have a question about the prerequisites section in the Haas-application.

They say : "Applicants meet the prerequisite with one course in statistics within the last five years (fall 2008 to summer 2013)"

It’s been a while since I graduated (2007). So I don't meet that criteria.

Do students usually enroll in the "Haas Online Data and Decisions Workshop"? or is it more common to prepare and take the waiver exam?

Thanks!

I'd say it's a 50/50 split. Do note, you can take a statistics course at a community college to meet the admissions prerequisite. The community college route is considerably cheaper than the Data and Decisions Workshop, however, you will learn a lot more in the Data and Decisions course.

Thanks! The application has a question about that. I'm not sure at this point if I'm gonna do a workshop or enroll into a community college.
Do you think it'd be ok if I say that I'd enroll into either the workshop or take the waiver?

And, do you happen to know how much it costs (workshop/community college+waiver exam)?

Thanks!
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02 Dec 2012, 18:42
HaasEWMBA2015 wrote:

Go ahead and put down whatever works best for you with regard to the waiver/statistics class. The Berkeley workshop was all inclusive at $1,000 (online or at Haas), a CC course will probably run$200 or so with the book, and the waiver exam is free. You can always attempt the waiver exam and take the class later if you don't pass. There is also a second general math prerequisite, however, that can be waived if you scored a 47 or above on the quant section of the GMAT (this was the case for the class of 2015).

Thanks!

- The app also asks "Indicate the percentage of financial sponsorship you expect your company will be providing.?"

Does answering the application in anyway affect the application? What is the purpose of asking this question?
I'm expecting some sponsorship from my company. I don't have a formal agreement yet. Should I state that?

- And when they ask for responsibilities/accomplishments for each role you've had in the company, is there a general guideline on how long it has to be? Do people write a handful of sentences or paragraphs?
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03 Dec 2012, 15:19
rohitbizschool wrote:
HaasEWMBA2015 wrote:

Go ahead and put down whatever works best for you with regard to the waiver/statistics class. The Berkeley workshop was all inclusive at $1,000 (online or at Haas), a CC course will probably run$200 or so with the book, and the waiver exam is free. You can always attempt the waiver exam and take the class later if you don't pass. There is also a second general math prerequisite, however, that can be waived if you scored a 47 or above on the quant section of the GMAT (this was the case for the class of 2015).

Thanks!

- The app also asks "Indicate the percentage of financial sponsorship you expect your company will be providing.?"

Does answering the application in anyway affect the application? What is the purpose of asking this question?
I'm expecting some sponsorship from my company. I don't have a formal agreement yet. Should I state that?

- And when they ask for responsibilities/accomplishments for each role you've had in the company, is there a general guideline on how long it has to be? Do people write a handful of sentences or paragraphs?

I highly doubt that will be used to determine if you get in or not. More likely they'll use it to determine need based aid packages and for their own tracking.
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04 Dec 2012, 10:22
hey everybody. anyone visit a class? go to an info session? how were your experiences?

-Round 1 applicant , currently scheduling my interview date
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04 Dec 2012, 10:25
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hey everybody. anyone visit a class? go to an info session? how were your experiences?

-Round 1 applicant , currently scheduling my interview date

I did both. The students they had at the info session were clearly a bit nervous, but quite happy to tell you about their school. The adcom people were more than friendly and over all left me with the impression that they really cared about finding people that were a good fit for the school.
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04 Dec 2012, 10:46
packet82 wrote:
pinchharmonic wrote:
hey everybody. anyone visit a class? go to an info session? how were your experiences?

-Round 1 applicant , currently scheduling my interview date

I did both. The students they had at the info session were clearly a bit nervous, but quite happy to tell you about their school. The adcom people were more than friendly and over all left me with the impression that they really cared about finding people that were a good fit for the school.

thanks for the quick response. i'm going to visit the campus before my interview to build up some better familiarity with the program and the students.

does anyone know if the last known selectivity percentage for Haas EWMBA was 44% -- I think for students matriculating 2012? I got that number from one of the major sources. I find it hard to believe that the Haas program accepts nearly 1 in every 2 candidates?
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04 Dec 2012, 18:28
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pinchharmonic wrote:
thanks for the quick response. i'm going to visit the campus before my interview to build up some better familiarity with the program and the students.

does anyone know if the last known selectivity percentage for Haas EWMBA was 44% -- I think for students matriculating 2012? I got that number from one of the major sources. I find it hard to believe that the Haas program accepts nearly 1 in every 2 candidates?

Almost all of the part-time programs are like that. Chicago doesn't officially release their numbers, but from the numbers they did mention at an info session I went to, they're right around there too. It's because the bulk of the applicants to a part-time program come from the surrounding area. So, the applicant pool is much smaller and they apply to fewer programs. The caliber of student they let in is around the same though.

Haas says they interview roughly 2/3 of their applicant pool. So, assuming a 44% acceptance rate, you have a 66% chance of getting in if you got invited to an interview. Good luck. My interview is next week.

thanks packet. I'll be scheduling mine probably a week after yours. Goodluck to you. Maybe I'll see you on campus later on.

as for the 44% acceptance, I fear it may not be 44% this year. I read an article that Haas has already received 10% more applications this year than last and if that trend maintains for the entire application period, then the acceptance rate will fall slightly. Apparently most of the new applicants are out of state and potentially out of the country.

Are you applying elsewhere? I also considered the Booth and Kellogg part-time programs.

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04 Dec 2012, 20:10
pinchharmonic wrote:

I read an article that Haas has already received 10% more applications this year than last and if that trend maintains for the entire application period, then the acceptance rate will fall slightly.

Do you have a link handy? A cursory web search hasn't come up with anything.
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pinchharmonic wrote:

I read an article that Haas has already received 10% more applications this year than last and if that trend maintains for the entire application period, then the acceptance rate will fall slightly.

Do you have a link handy? A cursory web search hasn't come up with anything.

Hey Nate, took me more than once to find it again ironically... no clue why the URL says the opposite

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/09/19/haas ... lications/
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04 Dec 2012, 21:54
Thank you sir!

Interestingly enough, the article is dated September 19th and refers to "2012". I wonder idly if the 11% increase refers to:

1. Applicants in all rounds who matriculated in 2012.
2. Applicants in calendar 2012 (matriculating in 2012 and 2013) up until September 19th.
3. Extremely early R1 applicants matriculating in 2013 only.

I have to think only #1 makes any sense. If that's the case, there's no telling what this year looks like. In any case, nice catch!
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04 Dec 2012, 22:16
I think the link you provided talks about YOR increase between Fall 2011-Fall 2012 applications.
Ongoing application is for 2013. I doubt they will release any number in between the application process.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 (date of the article) is too early
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04 Dec 2012, 22:20
Meanwhile, anyone interviewed for R1 yet in this forum?
I heard it is a completely blind interview, as in the interviewer has no knowledge of your essays, GMAT score. Even the resume is provided to interviewer in real time.
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Thank you sir!

Interestingly enough, the article is dated September 19th and refers to "2012". I wonder idly if the 11% increase refers to:

1. Applicants in all rounds who matriculated in 2012.
2. Applicants in calendar 2012 (matriculating in 2012 and 2013) up until September 19th.
3. Extremely early R1 applicants matriculating in 2013 only.

I have to think only #1 makes any sense. If that's the case, there's no telling what this year looks like. In any case, nice catch!

I sure hope I am wrong. I also thought that #1 could be possible, but when they said applications this year I figured in the entire 2012 without respect to any particular matriculation date. For instance, this time last year we had x applicants, this time this year we have 110% of x
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05 Dec 2012, 00:26
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Meanwhile, anyone interviewed for R1 yet in this forum?
I heard it is a completely blind interview, as in the interviewer has no knowledge of your essays, GMAT score. Even the resume is provided to interviewer in real time.

I'm with you on every point except the last one. I never heard that the resume is provided in real time and instead heard that the resume was given to them beforehand for reviewing.

Ironically however, when I look at the questions for past EWMBA applicants, I never see any specific questions with regard to the resume -- only generic why mba, why now, why haas questions. It would stand to reason that if they reviewed your resume beforehand they'd ask you detailed resume questions?
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05 Dec 2012, 01:14
pinchharmonic wrote:
NateM wrote:
Thank you sir!

Interestingly enough, the article is dated September 19th and refers to "2012". I wonder idly if the 11% increase refers to:

1. Applicants in all rounds who matriculated in 2012.
2. Applicants in calendar 2012 (matriculating in 2012 and 2013) up until September 19th.
3. Extremely early R1 applicants matriculating in 2013 only.

I have to think only #1 makes any sense. If that's the case, there's no telling what this year looks like. In any case, nice catch!

I sure hope I am wrong. I also thought that #1 could be possible, but when they said applications this year I figured in the entire 2012 without respect to any particular matriculation date. For instance, this time last year we had x applicants, this time this year we have 110% of x

One additional factor: I imagine there will be nonzero cannibalization from the new executive mba program.
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