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# Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants!

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Feb 2014, 14:24
shreister wrote:
Hi, can anyone please tell me how long it took them to invite you to interview after you submitted your app?

Thanks

2 to 3 weeks.
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  19 Feb 2014, 13:43
wow, board's been silent for a while now.
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  21 Feb 2014, 16:33
shreister wrote:
wow, board's been silent for a while now.

Peak interview time: 2016 batch for admission and 2015 batch for internship.

Good luck !!!
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  28 Feb 2014, 23:30
Heya asphalt,

I got waitlisted after my interview. Wasn't the result I was hoping for

Do you have any stats on the acceptance rate of waitlisted applicants at Merage?
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  02 Mar 2014, 14:18
shreister wrote:
Heya asphalt,

I got waitlisted after my interview. Wasn't the result I was hoping for

Do you have any stats on the acceptance rate of waitlisted applicants at Merage?

Hello shreister,

I have no information about the stats you asked for. The decision on waitlist could come after April/May. So if you have any offer from other schools shoot an email to the adcom asking for fast processing and they may take your case with priority. You can even ask them about points that you can improve on, to have a better chance of converting from waitlist.

-Asphalt

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  14 Mar 2014, 19:34
Any waitlisted candidates from Round 1/2 got any updates /feedback???

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  14 Mar 2014, 22:41
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Admitted.... with $$I can't believe it... As UC Irvine is my no. 1 choice, I will most probably enroll. Is there any group for admitted students here or in FB? Regards, Sridhar BSchool Forum Moderator Joined: 15 Aug 2012 Posts: 109 Location: India Concentration: Technology, Strategy Schools: Merage '15 (A) GPA: 3.6 WE: Consulting (Computer Software) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 44 [1] , given: 21 Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] 18 Mar 2014, 23:33 1 This post received KUDOS sridhar9504 wrote: Admitted.... with$$

I can't believe it... As UC Irvine is my no. 1 choice, I will most probably enroll.

Is there any group for admitted students here or in FB?

Regards,
Sridhar

Congrats Sridhar !!!
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  20 Mar 2014, 22:56
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President Barack Obama to speak at UC Irvine commencement celebration 2014 (celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Irvine)

http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/pres ... lebration/

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  07 Apr 2014, 17:57
I was wondering if people could share what their decisions were in terms of UCI vs Other School and what criteria made them choose either UCI or a different program. Thanks!
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  08 Apr 2014, 13:31
Unfortunately, I was denied into the FTMBA (full time MBA) but they admitted me into the FEMBA (fully employed MBA) program (aka part-time MBA). Can someone shed light on UCI's FEMBA program for me please? Biggest knocks I have heard against FEMBA programs, in general, are that they don't get the full support of the career center in terms of career management and also the professors may not be as good as the FTMBA.

As for the whole MBA experience, is it possible to get that through FEMBA, given that the current employer will be quite flexible with my hours? I know with UCI, most networking events occur Thursday nights which I will be able to attend even if I was working. What other experiences will be important?

Also, I am looking to switch careers and often most career switchers are suggested to attend a FTMBA. Is the bad rep for not being able to switch careers from a FEMBA due to the less than stellar career management services from school? And if so, if a school's FEMBA career center was just as dedicated as the FTMBA (which is what I have been suggested to be the case for UCI), would that minimize the risk of not being able to switch careers?

What else should I be considering? Cost is a neutral factor between the two programs.

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  09 Apr 2014, 22:46
ng2014 wrote:
I was wondering if people could share what their decisions were in terms of UCI vs Other School and what criteria made them choose either UCI or a different program. Thanks!

Hey I just cancelled my enrollment at UCI (admitted with 40K USD) and decided to enrolled at USC Marshall( offered half tuition remission)

The UCI adcom has been extremely nice, but unfortunately, I tried to reached out to about 10 alumni and only 1 finally got back to me. Another reason that I chose USC is that USC has a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship with very successful alumni, along with a strong curriculum in other field.
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Apr 2014, 00:09
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Unfortunately, I was denied into the FTMBA (full time MBA) but they admitted me into the FEMBA (fully employed MBA) program (aka part-time MBA). Can someone shed light on UCI's FEMBA program for me please? Biggest knocks I have heard against FEMBA programs, in general, are that they don't get the full support of the career center in terms of career management and also the professors may not be as good as the FTMBA.

As for the whole MBA experience, is it possible to get that through FEMBA, given that the current employer will be quite flexible with my hours? I know with UCI, most networking events occur Thursday nights which I will be able to attend even if I was working. What other experiences will be important?

Also, I am looking to switch careers and often most career switchers are suggested to attend a FTMBA. Is the bad rep for not being able to switch careers from a FEMBA due to the less than stellar career management services from school? And if so, if a school's FEMBA career center was just as dedicated as the FTMBA (which is what I have been suggested to be the case for UCI), would that minimize the risk of not being able to switch careers?

What else should I be considering? Cost is a neutral factor between the two programs.

After your query I checked with FEMBA students in Merage. They have the best faculty from the Merage. FTMBA and FEMBA have many common classes (electives). Have no idea where you got the data pertain to your comments. Moreover they do get the Career center help for new opportunities which resonate with their future goals. Career Center works closely with each student. As the class size is small and you have designated career advisors. You should connect with FEMBA students to get proper info.
I guess you are someone who is working in SoCal with , so it makes more sense to do FEMBA.
Networking events in Thursday evening, where did you get this info from. I just returned from a Career night meeting 45 companies (Its wednesday).

My Advice- Talk with the Adcom and get connected with FEMBA Alums to get clear picture.

Good Luck

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Apr 2014, 00:15
ng2014 wrote:
I was wondering if people could share what their decisions were in terms of UCI vs Other School and what criteria made them choose either UCI or a different program. Thanks!

Small class, dedicated career center support, close knit community, growing program and very competitive students are the points which attracted me here.

I have a couple of classmates who dinged USC, reason cited were poor placement record and costly program.
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Apr 2014, 02:14
Hi everyone. I submitted my application in the last round for the FTMBA. I have an interview coming up, but I am actually surprised I was offered the opportunity considering my very poor GMAT score and only decent GPA. I'm even more surprised after reading all the posts from all very strong applicants in this thread. I really need to make sure I do well in this interview and prove that I am a good candidate despite my poor numbers. Can anyone give me any insight to the interview process?

p.s. congrats to those who are moving forward with Merage. Hopefully, I'll be joining you!

Thanks
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Apr 2014, 14:20
I got dinged from waitlist.. I asked them too soon to revaluate my application I guess, since I had admits from other programs.

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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Apr 2014, 16:33
Raj200014 wrote:
I got dinged from waitlist.. I asked them too soon to revaluate my application I guess, since I had admits from other programs.

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Sorry to hear that. Did you just call them and ask for the reevaluation? How long did you get the result after inquiry?
Do you send any additional doc?
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  10 Apr 2014, 23:37
Hi

I was wait listed after round 2, got an admit yesterday...
I did not get any scholarship mails(not yet at least). I needed to get an idea about the annual cost of the program. Some breakup would be helpful. I am very keen on joining the program but I think the program will be too expensive for me without any financial aid.
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Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]  11 Apr 2014, 14:18
achatterjee1056 wrote:
Hi

I was wait listed after round 2, got an admit yesterday...
I did not get any scholarship mails(not yet at least). I needed to get an idea about the annual cost of the program. Some breakup would be helpful. I am very keen on joining the program but I think the program will be too expensive for me without any financial aid.

http://merage.uci.edu/FullTimeMBA/Conte ... age-MBA/43

Tuition fee comes up to 47,089 $per year for non residents. BSchool Forum Moderator Joined: 15 Aug 2012 Posts: 109 Location: India Concentration: Technology, Strategy Schools: Merage '15 (A) GPA: 3.6 WE: Consulting (Computer Software) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 21 Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] 11 Apr 2014, 15:18 sridhar9504 wrote: achatterjee1056 wrote: Hi I was wait listed after round 2, got an admit yesterday... I did not get any scholarship mails(not yet at least). I needed to get an idea about the annual cost of the program. Some breakup would be helpful. I am very keen on joining the program but I think the program will be too expensive for me without any financial aid. Check the below link. http://merage.uci.edu/FullTimeMBA/Conte ... age-MBA/43 Tuition fee comes up to 47,089$ per year for non residents.

It includes all types of fee (Student center, Bren Events Center, Recreation Center, Association) + Health Insurance + tuition.
Re: Merage (Irvine) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants!   [#permalink] 11 Apr 2014, 15:18

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