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02 Feb 2012, 01:53
At least you have been contacted!

I wish all other universities followed what Duke does-- just declare all the results at the same time.

By the way, did anyone notice the 4 rank drop in the FT rankings for HKUST?
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02 Feb 2012, 02:00
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At least you have been contacted!

I wish all other universities followed what Duke does-- just declare all the results at the same time.

By the way, did anyone notice the 4 rank drop in the FT rankings for HKUST?

Some of the blogs mention that FT have corrected their mistake from last year. Last year, FT had considered many of faculty, students and programs international. But that is not the actual case. Hence, the correction in ranking this year.
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02 Feb 2012, 10:15
Hi OptimusPrimea1, if you're referring to poets and quants, they've actually corrected their story.

Corrected version:
"The Financial Times also made a point in noting that Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology Business School fell four places to tenth in the new ranking, and the newspaper said the decline is ”partly explained by a reclassification of students, faculty members and board members from China, previously counted as international by the FT for schools based in Hong Kong.” Those factors are among 20 different data points in the methodology used by the FT to rank MBA programs."

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“The Financial Times also conceded that an error in last year’s ranking allowed Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology Business School to place sixth in 2011. The school fell four places to tenth in the new ranking and the newspaper said that the decline is ”partly explained by a reclassification of students, faculty members and board members from China, previously counted as international by the FT for schools based in Hong Kong.” Those factors are among 20 different data points in the methodology used by the FT to rank MBA programs.” (Wrong facts-See page 35 of the FT Business Education insert)

Basically, in all of its prior rankings, the FT considered China students in Hong Kong schools as international. However for the 2012 ranking, they made a change to the classification and no longer count China students as international for schools based in Hong Kong.
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02 Feb 2012, 10:22
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Hi OptimusPrimea1, if you're referring to poets and quants, they've actually corrected their story.

Corrected version:
"The Financial Times also made a point in noting that Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology Business School fell four places to tenth in the new ranking, and the newspaper said the decline is ”partly explained by a reclassification of students, faculty members and board members from China, previously counted as international by the FT for schools based in Hong Kong.” Those factors are among 20 different data points in the methodology used by the FT to rank MBA programs."

Old version:
“The Financial Times also conceded that an error in last year’s ranking allowed Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology Business School to place sixth in 2011. The school fell four places to tenth in the new ranking and the newspaper said that the decline is ”partly explained by a reclassification of students, faculty members and board members from China, previously counted as international by the FT for schools based in Hong Kong.” Those factors are among 20 different data points in the methodology used by the FT to rank MBA programs.” (Wrong facts-See page 35 of the FT Business Education insert)

Basically, in all of its prior rankings, the FT considered China students in Hong Kong schools as international. However for the 2012 ranking, they made a change to the classification and no longer count China students as international for schools based in Hong Kong.

Hey, I probably meant the same thing:-) I believe HKUST is a great college..Only if FT can get its act together and give us correct view of MBA rankings instead of making such mistakes..Basing their ranking (40%) on WAS is a dangerously wrong thing to do for an MBA college..
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02 Feb 2012, 12:54
Finally submitted my deposit....that was a hard decision! 1/26 as the deadline for a R2 applicant like myself was too soon. I wish I had more time.....

Best of luck to everyone.

I'll see you in HK!
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02 Feb 2012, 19:29
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Finally submitted my deposit....that was a hard decision! 1/26 as the deadline for a R2 applicant like myself was too soon. I wish I had more time.....

Best of luck to everyone.

I'll see you in HK!

Great..Congrats..Can you share your experience please..From GMAT to interview..
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03 Feb 2012, 21:21
I decided to apply in the beginning of December, submitted on 12/15, got the interview on 1/5, and admitted on 1/9. It was a very fast process! The experience overall was very good and the adcom was very fast in getting back to me in terms of questions. The interview was very pleasant and the whole team was very nice. They mainly asked about why HK UST and some questions relating to my essays.
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04 Feb 2012, 22:23
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I decided to apply in the beginning of December, submitted on 12/15, got the interview on 1/5, and admitted on 1/9. It was a very fast process! The experience overall was very good and the adcom was very fast in getting back to me in terms of questions. The interview was very pleasant and the whole team was very nice. They mainly asked about why HK UST and some questions relating to my essays.

Your profile, if you do not mind sharing..
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06 Feb 2012, 01:45
Did any of the R1 applicants get an invite in the last week before the cut-off for the round?
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06 Feb 2012, 01:53
My application status has now changed to "Post-interview Review".

To those already admitted, did this happen to you as well? How long after did you receive the result?

Thanks!
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06 Feb 2012, 01:55
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My application status has now changed to "Post-interview Review".

To those already admitted, did this happen to you as well? How long after did you receive the result?

Thanks!

Great!!When were you interviewed?
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06 Feb 2012, 04:14
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Did any of the R1 applicants get an invite in the last week before the cut-off for the round?

I think 2 R1 candidates got an invite in the last week before cut-off. Both are here on this forum.
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06 Feb 2012, 04:15
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My application status has now changed to "Post-interview Review".

To those already admitted, did this happen to you as well? How long after did you receive the result?

Thanks!

Yes it did. I got my result 9 days after my interview.
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06 Feb 2012, 04:18
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karansingh22 wrote:
Did any of the R1 applicants get an invite in the last week before the cut-off for the round?

I think 2 R1 candidates got an invite in the last week before cut-off. Both are here on this forum.

Do you mean R1 candidates got an invite in the R2 round??Correct me if I am wrong..
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06 Feb 2012, 04:46
R1 candidates that I know of got interview invites before the cut-off date of 13th January. So yes, R1 candidates got invites in R2 round.

This is simply because R1 deadlines for interview invites was 13th Jan and R2 deadlines for submitting application was 15th December 2011. So its highly likely that some R2 candidates got interview calls and even admits while R1 candidate profiles were being evaluated.
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06 Feb 2012, 06:08
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hugebananaballs wrote:
My application status has now changed to "Post-interview Review".

To those already admitted, did this happen to you as well? How long after did you receive the result?

Thanks!

Yes it did. I got my result 9 days after my interview.

Thanks for the reply, aviroop. Did your status change immediately after the interview?
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06 Feb 2012, 09:04
yes it did a day after the interview
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06 Feb 2012, 21:27
I guess its just a matter of time now before I get dinged.
(my really low college GPA must have let me down!!!)
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07 Feb 2012, 18:49
Any news for R1 candidates who got interviewed? It seems awfully quiet here in the forum.
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08 Feb 2012, 03:04
OptimusPrimea1 wrote:
Hey, I probably meant the same thing:-) I believe HKUST is a great college..Only if FT can get its act together and give us correct view of MBA rankings instead of making such mistakes..Basing their ranking (40%) on WAS is a dangerously wrong thing to do for an MBA college..

True the emphasis that the FT rankings place on salary is certainly a hot topic for a lot of people, as is the PPP factor. But on the flip side, many people also place high emphasis on alumni WAS as part of their decision making process. Guess it depends what you’re looking to find out from the ranking.

With regards to the “mistake” I don’t believe that what the FT did previously, (i.e. classifying people from Hong Kong and mainland China as different for diversity purposes) was a “mistake”. While there is common cultural history, there are enough stark differences (e.g. political, cultural) between people from Hong Kong and people from China, that it seems quite inaccurate to consider them as the same when measuring diversity.

In fact many people who have lived in both Hong Kong and Shanghai believe that there are still clear differences between the city, culture, politics, and people. Given that Shanghai is arguably the most westernized city in the mainland, there would be even more differences if you compare Hong Kong to the mainland as a whole, despite the fact that technically the two are the same country.
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