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# Profile evaluation/ Help with school choices

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01 Mar 2008, 20:20
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05 Mar 2008, 16:45
kidmann,

I don't see how the "IT within finance" helps you because it actually dilutes the career-switch reason that helps make your Why I Need an MBA argument compelling. Your "weakness" is your IT background (weak because so common, so few managerial opportunities). The "IT within finance" goal seems to underline that weakness to me.

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05 Mar 2008, 19:37
Paul,
Thanks for your reply. Just out of curiosity why do you think I will have a better chance in Chicago and Wharton than Columbia and Tuck. I can probably see why for Chicago (the more quantitative approach?), but I thought Columbia is often treat as a backup to Wharton (both are finance schools). Combined with its early decision round advantage, it should be easier to get in?

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09 Mar 2008, 10:34
kidmann,

I mentioned Chicago and Wharton over CBS and Tuck just on a gut level based on your profile, nothing scientific. CBS is hardly a "backup" for Wharton; if anything it's tougher to get into, but I don't recall the selectivity rate for its Early Decision round -- that could improve your odds. I consider all four schools to be roughly equivalent in terms of admissions difficulty, however.

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10 Mar 2008, 19:08
I see. Just one more question Paul, do you foresee next year admission will be significantly tougher because of the economy (i.e. all the sharks from IB will be applying because of the layoff)? Or is it going to be just another year?
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14 Mar 2008, 08:31
I think we can expect a tougher year in the sense of more applicants, more competition.
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