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School selection [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2005, 09:06
Hello Linda

A question on the selection of schools. My profile below....

1. Mechanical Engineer
2. G.P.A ( 3.1 perhaps... not sure)
3. GMAT - 640 (49Q, 29V)
4. Toefl - 633 (paper-based)
5.Exprnc - 10 years (5 coutries, 4 languages)

Now the question. I have applied to Cornell, IESE (Spain), and Purdue. I presume this list is too short. I may need to keep some safety schools as well some high schools. I am thinking of,

London Business School, Olin, Babson.

The question is, do I stand a good chance on the already selected schools. (Cornell, Purdue and IESE), and what wud be my chances on the second list (Olin, LBS, Babson).

How would you rate HEC-Paris, and Inst Empressa (spain)and RSM (netherlands) compared with the above schools and again my success in the above 2 as well. Apart from this, any suggestions on the schools that I should apply. My focus is on International business.

I have heard good words from HEC and IE (over a telephone conversation with the adcoms.....intial screening though). I am confident with the apps to Purdue, HEC and IE.

Your opinion and suggestions on schools apart from the list, though the list is not confirmed, are welcomed.

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Re: School selection [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2005, 13:02
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Hello Linda

A question on the selection of schools. My profile below....

1. Mechanical Engineer
2. G.P.A ( 3.1 perhaps... not sure)
3. GMAT - 640 (49Q, 29V)
4. Toefl - 633 (paper-based)
5.Exprnc - 10 years (5 coutries, 4 languages)

Now the question. I have applied to Cornell, IESE (Spain), and Purdue. I presume this list is too short. I may need to keep some safety schools as well some high schools. I am thinking of,

London Business School, Olin, Babson.

The question is, do I stand a good chance on the already selected schools. (Cornell, Purdue and IESE), and what wud be my chances on the second list (Olin, LBS, Babson).


How would you rate HEC-Paris, and Inst Empressa (spain)and RSM (netherlands) compared with the above schools and again my success in the above 2 as well. Apart from this, any suggestions on the schools that I should apply. My focus is on International business.

I have heard good words from HEC and IE (over a telephone conversation with the adcoms.....intial screening though). I am confident with the apps to Purdue, HEC and IE.

Your opinion and suggestions on schools apart from the list, though the list is not confirmed, are welcomed.

Regards


Cornell and LBS are stretch schools for you. You have a competitive profile for the other schools you applied to. You would also have a competitive profile for HEC-Paris, and Inst Empressa (spain)and RSM. BTW, we have recent transcripts for chats with HEC, RSM
We are currenlty trying to schedule a chat with Cornel, but you can access last year's Cornell Johnson transcript.

I terms of other schools, have you considered the University of South Carolina (Moore) or Georgetown?

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2005, 18:21
Thanks for your reply Linda. You are right that Cornell and LBS are long shots, but it is worth it. I have already applied to Cornell. As for LBS, I spoke to adcom and upon hearing my profile, she mentioned I have an interesting profile (well, no one says "you are stupid"), and suggested me to give a shot. If I do not apply, I will never know. (She is right too).

I would be applying to Georgetown (not sure about the financial aid stuff). RSM, HEC and IE are in the second set of apps. I have heard that US MBA is all time worth more than a Europe MBA. Is that really true?. The job oppornty after an European MBA is less than that of US MBA.

Total schools 7. And then done. Thanks again If there is any suggestion on the last US school on my selection list, let me know.

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2005, 18:29
Could you list the seven schools in your portfolio at this time?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2005, 19:14
7 schools.

School - reason

1. Cornell - technical/international business focus.
2. Purdue - technical / interdisciplinary
3. Georgetown - Safety schools (solely based ROI)

4. IESE - International business
5. HEC - International business

Dangling on the other 2 schools. Unable to decide or make up my mind. should it be

Europe - ???. (list to choose from - RSM, Empressa, SDA) - tough choices !!!
USA - ???? (Boston, Simon) - difficult !!!


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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2005, 15:03
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Thanks for your reply Linda. You are right that Cornell and LBS are long shots, but it is worth it. I have already applied to Cornell. As for LBS, I spoke to adcom and upon hearing my profile, she mentioned I have an interesting profile (well, no one says "you are stupid"), and suggested me to give a shot. If I do not apply, I will never know. (She is right too).

I would be applying to Georgetown (not sure about the financial aid stuff). RSM, HEC and IE are in the second set of apps. I have heard that US MBA is all time worth more than a Europe MBA. Is that really true?. The job oppornty after an European MBA is less than that of US MBA.

Total schools 7. And then done. Thanks again If there is any suggestion on the last US school on my selection list, let me know.

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You are probably better off with a US MBA if you want to work and live in the US, and you are probably better off with a European MBA if you want to work and live in Europe.

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2005, 15:33
I would also consider the issue of employment eligibility for the EU and the US an important consideration.

The selection of Georgetown makes me a little nervous- I am not a proponent of the safety school concept (although others are) and choosing a school based on Return on Investment puts considerable faith in calculations based on figures that might not have been audited in a meaningful sense.

There might be some tenable reasons to pursue an MBA in Europe but intend to work in the US or the Americas. For instance, the language training of IESE or Instituto de Empresa could be good preparation for working in the wider Spanish-speaking world.
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