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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 14:39
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I took both. GRE math percentile was higher than GMAT math, but GMAT verbal was higher than GRE verbal. Very different tests actually.


Having taken both myself, I agree that they are very different but neither really tests business concepts, it's just another metric to standardize people.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 15:04
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I took both. GRE math percentile was higher than GMAT math, but GMAT verbal was higher than GRE verbal. Very different tests actually.


Having taken both myself, I agree that they are very different but neither really tests business concepts, it's just another metric to standardize people.



Did you take both because you want to do a joint degree?

Yes, tests are used to standardize people; that's what the whole admissions process does, i guess. There is however a strong correlation between GMAT scores and first-year MBA grades.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 15:32
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Congrats everyone and welcome to HBS! I remember what I did last year after having finding out about my acceptance. I left work and went to MacDonalds!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 15:48
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Congrats everyone and welcome to HBS! I remember what I did last year after having finding out about my acceptance. I left work and went to MacDonalds!


Hahaha! thats awesome!

I got a call from the interviewer at 3pm CT. Nothing from Her Majesty yet...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 16:06
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I took both. GRE math percentile was higher than GMAT math, but GMAT verbal was higher than GRE verbal. Very different tests actually.


Having taken both myself, I agree that they are very different but neither really tests business concepts, it's just another metric to standardize people.



Did you take both because you want to do a joint degree?

Yes, tests are used to standardize people; that's what the whole admissions process does, i guess. There is however a strong correlation between GMAT scores and first-year MBA grades.


I took it for applications to other grad schools some time back.

I'd argue that GPA is a much better metric for assessing that than a standardized test.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 17:15
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Are you guys attending the admit weekend on jan 17th?
Not sure if it's worth the $$$, since it's tough to say no to HBS..

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 20:01
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Just got off the road from a very long day, so I wasn't able to post this earlier: I'm IN!!!

btw, worst meeting ever - sitting with my boss and a potential strategic partner today and the meeting ran well past noon...had to hide my anxiety, knowing the email was sitting there in my inbox.....
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 20:19
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Anyone else required to take the Analytics Program? I am a little confused by this requirement...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 20:51
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Really surprised that there are so many sub-3.5 gpa folks who got into HBS, given that they are gpa heavy and have a median gpa of 3.7. Congrats to all!!

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Really surprised that there are so many sub-3.5 gpa folks who got into HBS, given that they are gpa heavy and have a median gpa of 3.7. Congrats to all!! You will easily have the best and most transformational 2 years of your lives. (For single guys, HBS will be like shooting fish in a barrel)


Really Brady? Give it up. I know multiple dudes at HBS and this is just false.
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Just got off the road from a very long day, so I wasn't able to post this earlier: I'm IN!!!

btw, worst meeting ever - sitting with my boss and a potential strategic partner today and the meeting ran well past noon...had to hide my anxiety, knowing the email was sitting there in my inbox.....


Congrats!! That must be painful!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 00:06
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Anyone else required to take the Analytics Program? I am a little confused by this requirement...


Where do you see this requirement? There is a lot of stuff on the prematric site, I haven't looked into all details yet.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 01:22
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Anyone else required to take the Analytics Program? I am a little confused by this requirement...


I am required to go through Analytics as well (accounting and finance). Probably because I am an engineer without any business education (even though I did spent 3 years in consulting at one of the M/B/B)...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 01:26
Just curious, anyone felt they had a mediocre/less than mediocre interview and got in?

I am just trying to gauge our the perception of our int performance vs. reality..
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 05:23
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Really surprised that there are so many sub-3.5 gpa folks who got into HBS, given that they are gpa heavy and have a median gpa of 3.7. Congrats to all!! You will easily have the best and most transformational 2 years of your lives. (For single guys, HBS will be like shooting fish in a barrel)


Really Brady? Give it up. I know multiple dudes at HBS and this is just false.

:lol: He had been trying so hard to hide it, too!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 05:30
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Anyone else required to take the Analytics Program? I am a little confused by this requirement...


Where do you see this requirement? There is a lot of stuff on the prematric site, I haven't looked into all details yet.

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It is one of the last items on the checklist - the list is chronological based on due date and the actual course is in mid-August. If you don't see it, you don't have to take it.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 05:32
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Anyone else required to take the Analytics Program? I am a little confused by this requirement...


I am required to go through Analytics as well (accounting and finance). Probably because I am an engineer without any business education (even though I did spent 3 years in consulting at one of the M/B/B)...


Yeah, same background here. Raised by accounts and taught myself finance during my BD role, but still an engineer with no formal accounting or finance education
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 05:49
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Just curious, anyone felt they had a mediocre/less than mediocre interview and got in?

I am just trying to gauge our the perception of our int performance vs. reality..


Mediocre is good- because surprise surprise HBS didnt ask scripted STAR format questions. I felt my interviewer made up the questions along the way as we talked. I polled several students/alums and not one didnt reminisce their mediocre fare.
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Anyone else required to take the Analytics Program? I am a little confused by this requirement...


It'll be listed as "recommended" or "required" depending on how much analytical stuff is in your academic and professional background. Analytics is basically a one-week intro to case method learning, finance, accounting, and Excel magic before all your banker and consultant classmates show up for the official "Welcome to HBS" stuff. That's where I met most of my military classmates and other non-traditional guys/girls like engineers, non-profit workers, teachers, etc.
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Admitted!! (I know this is late but was too busy/excited yesterday to post!)

Very excited and looking forward to meeting everyone @ Admit Weekend!!
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