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20 Mar 2013, 13:55
maybe that is the reason why kayjay2012 is in the bucket that he does not want to be in...
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20 Mar 2013, 13:57
but kayjay2012, don't u think no matter how hard you try to not be called an indian engineer, u have some of our traits inbuilt!
just kidding...
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20 Mar 2013, 17:04
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Science and Engg. dual major here. I am not sure which bucket Haas put me into - Feel like the Schrodinger's cat right now.

It depends on what you're doing for a living and what you told them you want to do after school. If you're doing research, you're in the science bucket. If you're coding software, you're in the engineering bucket.

That said, I don't think I've seen a single engineer on the facebook page yet. A couple scientists, a couple consultants, and a good number of people in business operations. It is possible they're waiting until R2 to make a decision on the engineers.
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20 Mar 2013, 17:05
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kayjay2012 wrote:
Science and Engg. dual major here. I am not sure which bucket Haas put me into - Feel like the Schrodinger's cat right now.

It depends on what you're doing for a living and what you told them you want to do after school. If you're doing research, you're in the science bucket. If you're coding software, you're in the engineering bucket.

That said, I don't think I've seen a single engineer on the facebook page yet. A couple scientists, a couple consultants, and a good number of people in business operations. It is possible they're waiting until R2 to make a decision on the engineers.

There was one lady. If I remember correctly, east asian lady, software, 770 gmat, admitted Round1. Apparently she's not on the FB page.

that is quite a stellar score, so maybe the GMAT is one way to differentiate yourself.

and yes, the only person I know of that was admitted from the engineering side of things.
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20 Mar 2013, 17:08
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There was one lady. If I remember correctly, east asian lady, software, 770 gmat, admitted Round1. Apparently she's not on the FB page.

that is quite a stellar score, so maybe the GMAT is one way to differentiate yourself.

and yes, the only person I know of that was admitted from the engineering side of things.

It's possible some haven't done introductions on the facebook page, but fact of the matter is there is a serious lack of engineering types there so far. For those of you waitlisted, you probably have a pretty decent chance since chances are engineers will still make up 24% of the incoming class.
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20 Mar 2013, 19:37
i doubt that there are many who haven't introduced themselves on the facebook page.
i am guessing at most 5-7... i think even if Haas has admitted 40, it still leaves 220 slots to fill and hopefully 50+ of them will be engineers...
but then we already have 40+ engineers waitlisted in R1...
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20 Mar 2013, 20:51
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i doubt that there are many who haven't introduced themselves on the facebook page.
i am guessing at most 5-7... i think even if Haas has admitted 40, it still leaves 220 slots to fill and hopefully 50+ of them will be engineers...
but then we already have 40+ engineers waitlisted in R1...

the way I see it is Haas part-time program has a bit of a monopoly for us Bay Area folks. Haas has no REAL competition locally, so they know we don't have options and we will likely continue to wait.

for instance, if stanford started a part-time mba program, I highly doubt Haas would have the luxury of using the waitlist so heavily.

After all, if I were the adcom, I'd also want to use the waitlist heavily so I can see more of the pool before I commit to any single engineering person.
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20 Mar 2013, 20:58
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speedingdaemon wrote:
i doubt that there are many who haven't introduced themselves on the facebook page.
i am guessing at most 5-7... i think even if Haas has admitted 40, it still leaves 220 slots to fill and hopefully 50+ of them will be engineers...
but then we already have 40+ engineers waitlisted in R1...

the way I see it is Haas part-time program has a bit of a monopoly for us Bay Area folks. Haas has no REAL competition locally, so they know we don't have options and we will likely continue to wait.

for instance, if stanford started a part-time mba program, I highly doubt Haas would have the luxury of using the waitlist so heavily.

After all, if I were the adcom, I'd also want to use the waitlist heavily so I can see more of the pool before I commit to any single engineering person.

It also allows them to weed out the people from the Bay Area that also applied to a full time program.
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20 Mar 2013, 21:13
how confused would that person be? applying to both, full-time and part-time program in the same academic year...
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20 Mar 2013, 21:14
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the way I see it is Haas part-time program has a bit of a monopoly for us Bay Area folks. Haas has no REAL competition locally, so they know we don't have options and we will likely continue to wait.

for instance, if stanford started a part-time mba program, I highly doubt Haas would have the luxury of using the waitlist so heavily.

After all, if I were the adcom, I'd also want to use the waitlist heavily so I can see more of the pool before I commit to any single engineering person.

That makes me think, why in the world would Stanford not have a part-time MBA program?
Do they think part-time MBA is not a good investment of ones time?
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20 Mar 2013, 21:16
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how confused would that person be? applying to both, full-time and part-time program in the same academic year...

I thought so too but there's more than one person on here with Haas EWMBA and other FT programs in their profile. It's apparently a somewhat common thing for Bay Area residents.
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20 Mar 2013, 21:20
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pinchharmonic wrote:

the way I see it is Haas part-time program has a bit of a monopoly for us Bay Area folks. Haas has no REAL competition locally, so they know we don't have options and we will likely continue to wait.

for instance, if stanford started a part-time mba program, I highly doubt Haas would have the luxury of using the waitlist so heavily.

After all, if I were the adcom, I'd also want to use the waitlist heavily so I can see more of the pool before I commit to any single engineering person.

That makes me think, why in the world would Stanford not have a part-time MBA program?
Do they think part-time MBA is not a good investment of ones time?

Stanford doesn't even offer an undergraduate business degree. Some schools think it dilutes their brand. Whatever works for them.
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21 Mar 2013, 08:26
so if you were to make an educated guess, how many of the approx 750 applicants also apply for FT MBA?
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21 Mar 2013, 10:18
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kayjay2012 wrote:
Science and Engg. dual major here. I am not sure which bucket Haas put me into - Feel like the Schrodinger's cat right now.

It depends on what you're doing for a living and what you told them you want to do after school. If you're doing research, you're in the science bucket. If you're coding software, you're in the engineering bucket.

That said, I don't think I've seen a single engineer on the facebook page yet. A couple scientists, a couple consultants, and a good number of people in business operations. It is possible they're waiting until R2 to make a decision on the engineers.

This is very good scoop. Kinda puts the whole thing in perspective.
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21 Mar 2013, 16:26
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so if you were to make an educated guess, how many of the approx 750 applicants also apply for FT MBA?

I'd say 10-25% PT people would apply to FT programs too. First, I think a lot of the people applying to EWMBA will do well on the GMAT. I've heard the indian IT applicant to Haas has an average of 740 on the test.

Even with 730+, an applicant is already higher than Stanford's average GMAT at 726, and Stanford has the highest average in the world. Why not try?

Also, thinking of it backwards, how many FT applicants from the Bay Area use Haas EWMBA as their backup? For instance, "If I can't get into H/S/W, then maybe I'll stay at my job and do a part-time MBA at Haas". I presume at least some bay area folks would, despite how absurd it sounds to have Berkeley, one of the top institutions in the world, as a backup.
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Also, thinking of it backwards, how many FT applicants from the Bay Area use Haas EWMBA as their backup? For instance, "If I can't get into H/S/W, then maybe I'll stay at my job and do a part-time MBA at Haas". I presume at least some bay area folks would, despite how absurd it sounds to have Berkeley, one of the top institutions in the world, as a backup.

From what I understand, that's usually what happens. If they can't get in to H/S/W, EWMBA is the backup. Not quite sure why you'd want to do PT when you were trying for a FT program, but I've seen a few profiles on here like that.
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21 Mar 2013, 17:09
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pinchharmonic wrote:
Also, thinking of it backwards, how many FT applicants from the Bay Area use Haas EWMBA as their backup? For instance, "If I can't get into H/S/W, then maybe I'll stay at my job and do a part-time MBA at Haas". I presume at least some bay area folks would, despite how absurd it sounds to have Berkeley, one of the top institutions in the world, as a backup.

From what I understand, that's usually what happens. If they can't get in to H/S/W, EWMBA is the backup. Not quite sure why you'd want to do PT when you were trying for a FT program, but I've seen a few profiles on here like that.

Well, I do understand that they might have applied to H/S/W FT programs and have kept EWMBA PT as a backup. But when I was thinking of whether to go for FT/PT, I had a lot of things to consider and choose from. Eventually, I decided that due to the scheme of things around me, PT is the way to go. Then came the easy question on which University will best help me get what I want out of an MBA.
The choices to make between a FT and a PT are very complex. I was not sure on how one could choose both. However, there are all sorts of folks out there and more power to them!
In any case, we will have approx 24% (62+) Engineering background students in the class of 2016.
I just want 1 out of those 62 seats! Am I asking for too much?
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21 Mar 2013, 18:00
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Well, I do understand that they might have applied to H/S/W FT programs and have kept EWMBA PT as a backup. But when I was thinking of whether to go for FT/PT, I had a lot of things to consider and choose from. Eventually, I decided that due to the scheme of things around me, PT is the way to go. Then came the easy question on which University will best help me get what I want out of an MBA.
The choices to make between a FT and a PT are very complex. I was not sure on how one could choose both. However, there are all sorts of folks out there and more power to them!
In any case, we will have approx 24% (62+) Engineering background students in the class of 2016.
I just want 1 out of those 62 seats! Am I asking for too much?

Personally, I'd think they'd apply to the FT program, but that's as hard to get in to as HBS. EWMBA gets fewer applications so I guess they think it's easier to get in to. Who knows.

In any case, one more week until the next round of decisions come out.
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21 Mar 2013, 22:32
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packet82 wrote:
pinchharmonic wrote:
Also, thinking of it backwards, how many FT applicants from the Bay Area use Haas EWMBA as their backup? For instance, "If I can't get into H/S/W, then maybe I'll stay at my job and do a part-time MBA at Haas". I presume at least some bay area folks would, despite how absurd it sounds to have Berkeley, one of the top institutions in the world, as a backup.

From what I understand, that's usually what happens. If they can't get in to H/S/W, EWMBA is the backup. Not quite sure why you'd want to do PT when you were trying for a FT program, but I've seen a few profiles on here like that.

Well, I do understand that they might have applied to H/S/W FT programs and have kept EWMBA PT as a backup. But when I was thinking of whether to go for FT/PT, I had a lot of things to consider and choose from. Eventually, I decided that due to the scheme of things around me, PT is the way to go. Then came the easy question on which University will best help me get what I want out of an MBA.
The choices to make between a FT and a PT are very complex. I was not sure on how one could choose both. However, there are all sorts of folks out there and more power to them!
In any case, we will have approx 24% (62+) Engineering background students in the class of 2016.
I just want 1 out of those 62 seats! Am I asking for too much?

We all want one of those seats. 62 feels small considering how many engineers I know and how many I can imagine have applied this year.
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26 Mar 2013, 09:21
Good luck to all the waitlisted folks! The results may be out either today or tomorrow!
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