You guys continue to do a great job of posting very informative tidbits about the MBA preparation and research process.
My question now is: How did you research your schools, and eventually settle on the group you applied to?
Right now I've got a large list that I'll hopefully chop in half by the end of the summer: (Wharton, Harvard, Kellogg, Chicago, Tuck, Columbia, Duke, UVA, Cornell, Michigan, MIT). Most seem to offer considerable exposure to the field I want to pursue (entrepreneurship and/or strategic mgmt), and all of their websites tout how great they are and how each is the premiere choice for an MBA education. I dont think any is a stretch for me, do you? (6 yrs exp, 3.5 GPA @ Cornell, 690 GMAT, former employers include Accenture and Goldman Sachs).
In no-nonsense terms, how did you guys filter down your list, cut through all the BS, and choose your target schools?
I have visited a # of schools, and that does help. However, most adcomms tell me that the October/November timeframe is the best time to visit (new students are settled in)......but the early round deadlines are already long gone by that time.
Any feedback/advice you have would be most appreciated. Many thanks.