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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2012, 04:59
Havent been to this thread in a while, but someone needs to make the poster for this thread like this one:

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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2012, 06:28
How does foreign women rate? Exotic?
I did hear there are a lot gg on in b school. My friend thinks it's because the consulting and investment bankers had no social life previously that they r making up for lost time before gg back to grind again...
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2012, 06:43
Glad to see the MBA hopeful men are not intimidated by a smart woman... Cant say the same about the Wall St types :roll:
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 29 Feb 2012, 16:31
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I can vouch for the Fuqua Foxes. I saw a few hotties and I was there only for a few hours on a Saturday.


WINNER.

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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 29 Feb 2012, 16:53
Oh man...I'm gonna need a miracle, here. I'm so horrendous at talking to women. All of my friends (male and female) tell me that I'd make a great catch, but I have no real confidence in myself. An MBA at a top school is hopefully my gateway to a solution...People say that I remind them of Raj from Big Bang Theory o_O, for anyone who watches that show...
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 29 Feb 2012, 17:06
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Oh man...I'm gonna need a miracle, here. I'm so horrendous at talking to women. All of my friends (male and female) tell me that I'd make a great catch, but I have no real confidence in myself. An MBA at a top school is hopefully my gateway to a solution...People say that I remind them of Raj from Big Bang Theory o_O, for anyone who watches that show...


What school are you in? :lol:
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 29 Feb 2012, 17:09
@gablaze23: Not planning on going to B-School for the next 2 or 3 years. I went to University of Rochester for undergrad. Just a May 2010 graduate trying to gain some decent work experience and a solid GMAT score...

And for the record, employees at my old job in Los Angeles called me Butters from South Park, as well...
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2012, 19:19
To answer the original question on meeting a spouse in MBA school

For men:
If we're talking about meeting a spouse (presumably female) in MBA school where the spouse is also an MBA student, chances are very small. MBA programs are mostly male. And among the women, a number are either already married or are committed to someone else.

If we're talking about men meeting a possible spouse while in MBA school regardless of where the spouse is from, then the chances increase.

Also, a lot of men will be married or otherwise committed anyway.

for women:
There are more available single men out of the single women MBA students, so chances are better than the men for the former, but like I said, many men are taken.

As for meeting a possible husband who doesn't have to be in the MBA program as well, the sex ratio is a lot more even overall among a university's grad programs generally speaking.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2012, 14:07
Based on everything in this thread, proximity to the law school should be a major factor in determining which school I should attend...
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2012, 10:38
Question about those schools that are considered "partner friendly". I know every school claims this, but I feel there's a perception that some actually deliver on this claim (e.g. Tuck) better than to others.

I'm fairly young, and not really at a point in my life where I'm considering marriage. Truthfully, in terms of my lifestyle, I don't have very much in common with someone who is married, and am worried I might having a harder time relating to a married classmate. Is this something I need to be considering in choosing a school?

I realize it's typically the other way around (married folks worried about fitting in), so maybe it's ridiculous that I'm bringing this up. But seriously, will every girl be taken?
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 14:30
This thread is hella funny! Why did it stop?
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 19:34
I think we need to revive it for the '15 hopefuls! I'm a single female so I'm liking my odds :) Good call about mixing it up with other schools within the university. No need to worry about 2 years of awkward interactions if things don't work out.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 23:41
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flood wrote:
I can vouch for the Fuqua Foxes. I saw a few hotties and I was there only for a few hours on a Saturday.


Hmmmm. I'm getting the feeling there aren't many ladies on this forum...
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 07:05
This thread is hilarious! Thanks for reviving it! :-D
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 23:53
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9. Booth: Read #6, this school exemplified it. The women here were not nice at all, especially since the environment felt very cut throat competitive, it made the women even more unattractive. The vibe I was getting from the women can be summed up to being miserable, depressing, suicidal, and irritable. I had a conversation with one of the students at Haas and she pretty much summed it up "Booth's facility is amazing. But it's a real bubble from Chicago, because the students have to be protected from the misery."

I still have UCLA and Marshall left to go, but I can tell you already it's going to end up high on the list. Opinions? haha


I am just wondering what made you say so(refer to the bold part)..from all the sources I have heard is Booth has very much an collaborative environment rather than a competitive one :?
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 00:49
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9. Booth: Read #6, this school exemplified it. The women here were not nice at all, especially since the environment felt very cut throat competitive, it made the women even more unattractive. The vibe I was getting from the women can be summed up to being miserable, depressing, suicidal, and irritable. I had a conversation with one of the students at Haas and she pretty much summed it up "Booth's facility is amazing. But it's a real bubble from Chicago, because the students have to be protected from the misery."

I still have UCLA and Marshall left to go, but I can tell you already it's going to end up high on the list. Opinions? haha


I am just wondering what made you say so(refer to the bold part)..from all the sources I have heard is Booth has very much an collaborative environment rather than a competitive one :?


It might have been the day I was visiting (late May 2012), the class I was sitting in (Marketing Strategies), or the specific class itself, but it was very competitive. Everyone was vying for a chance to speak, and it was an one-up-manship thing going on. My mentor, who graduated from Chicago in '86 says it was the same when he went through there and isn't surprised it hasn't changed much. I've visited 3 schools officially and 6 unofficially, and I think that the official ones are more dog and pony and formal rather than the unofficial ones, those were more honest and true.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 03:12
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9. Booth: Read #6, this school exemplified it. The women here were not nice at all, especially since the environment felt very cut throat competitive, it made the women even more unattractive. The vibe I was getting from the women can be summed up to being miserable, depressing, suicidal, and irritable. I had a conversation with one of the students at Haas and she pretty much summed it up "Booth's facility is amazing. But it's a real bubble from Chicago, because the students have to be protected from the misery."

I still have UCLA and Marshall left to go, but I can tell you already it's going to end up high on the list. Opinions? haha


I am just wondering what made you say so(refer to the bold part)..from all the sources I have heard is Booth has very much an collaborative environment rather than a competitive one :?


It might have been the day I was visiting (late May 2012), the class I was sitting in (Marketing Strategies), or the specific class itself, but it was very competitive. Everyone was vying for a chance to speak, and it was an one-up-manship thing going on. My mentor, who graduated from Chicago in '86 says it was the same when he went through there and isn't surprised it hasn't changed much. I've visited 3 schools officially and 6 unofficially, and I think that the official ones are more dog and pony and formal rather than the unofficial ones, those were more honest and true.


Hmm agree on informal visits being more fruitful :) ..thanks for sharing those thoughts & experience.. I guess people feel more comfortable because of non disclosure of grades policy perhaps at Booth :?: ..class rooms may be such competitive at schools most of the times
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 19:07
lol I think Wharton just bumped up in my list. What was so wrong about Yale?...i get the feeling that it might be a funny encounter....U of C seems to have a low ranking in the Women's department according to most people in the forums...lonesui, did you get a chance to visit U Mich?
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 23:44
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lol I think Wharton just bumped up in my list. What was so wrong about Yale?...i get the feeling that it might be a funny encounter....U of C seems to have a low ranking in the Women's department according to most people in the forums...lonesui, did you get a chance to visit U Mich?


You have to remember, my rankings are based on the city, the undergraduate, and the program itself. Yes, Haas didn't have a lot of beautiful women, and Cal/SF probably all would receive a score of 6/10 overall in good looking women. But like I said, it's the warmer weather (somewhat year round) that helps them out. If Cal/Haas/SF were located in a cold climate area, they would get an overall score of -G/10.

The only programs I've visited are listed in my rankings. Although from rumors I've heard, Fuqua for some reason has the best looking women. Just hearsay of course.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 09:49
How would you rank Tuck? I heard that it is a friendly BSchool. But according to your methodology, the local talent pool of Hanover isn't great. The weather is cold, so can Tuck Totties compete with Fuqua Foxes? What is the take of engineering BSchools such as MIT Sloan and Tepper?

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You have to remember, my rankings are based on the city, the undergraduate, and the program itself. Yes, Haas didn't have a lot of beautiful women, and Cal/SF probably all would receive a score of 6/10 overall in good looking women. But like I said, it's the warmer weather (somewhat year round) that helps them out. If Cal/Haas/SF were located in a cold climate area, they would get an overall score of -G/10.

The only programs I've visited are listed in my rankings. Although from rumors I've heard, Fuqua for some reason has the best looking women. Just hearsay of course.
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