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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 00:06
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I agree tml2004.

Specially with the last part, its not going to be easy wherever I go. I still believe though, the market the MBAs in US is massive. But yeah, the easier working laws are the reason I'm pulling towards Canada more.

I agree with the linkedIN recommendation as well. I connected with a senior adviser at Schulich's CDC and they had a very non-committal tone. I mean, take some pride in what you do. They mentioned the networking events (and said, that's really all they can do) and told me to start up on linkedin as soon as possible. and to make 'Canadian' contacts. Truth is Queens and Ivey have CDCs getting very good reviews from the student body, while Schulich and McGill are at the bottom of the barrel (even with McGill 98% emp rate). Even Rotman's CDC is considered marginally better.

I have seen so many Schulich graduates taking jobs in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Basically returning home after unsuccessfully trying to land a job in North America. The trend is not at all the same for Rotman, McGill, Ivey. Makes me wish I would have applied to Ivey. They only reason I didn't is a career change and breaking into a new market does not match their 1-year format.


Be careful, Schulichs graduates do get more jobs abroad its true, but that’s not because graduates cannot find work here. Rotman and Ivey attract most of their students from Canada. Therefore, most of them stay here after graduation. Schulich on the other hand is globally focused, most of its students are from abroad. It only makes sense for many of these people to return. This touches on another point, that Schulich's admission standards are lower.

I find that on online forums Schulich is really getting burned for its international focus. There are so many rumors that Schulich has lower admission standards and that its students are somehow not very good in English. Its funny, these negative remarks only show up online and never in person at networking sessions. This is because these accusations are based on purely racist merits. Some of the applicants in Canada are xenophobic and because culturally xenophobia is not acceptable, they vent online. These people tend to praise Rotman/Ivey which has high proportion of Canadian applicants and they are very negative toward Schulich which aggressively seeks international recruitment. The reality is, Schulich has many students with heavy accents, but they are all accomplished and smart with superb command of English language (they had to pass TOEFEL with the same grade as they would have for any other B-school in Canada). As for interviews... all international applicants were interviewed. In Canada generally no one interviews for admission to educational program, except for med school which is super competitive. Other competitive programs, such as Law, do not interview either and their selection process is twice as competitive compared to top Canadian MBA programs. Sorry, I just had to touch on that since we started on the whole international topic of the school.


I totally agree on this part as well. I found many flame wars going on about Schulich, but have been told admission interviews are mandatory for all accepted applicants. Plus, I don't know how people can say Schulich has low standards with its acceptance rating of 24%, compared to 33% for all other Canadian MBAs and 48% for Rotman. Plus as far as I know, Rotman, Ivey, Mcgills and Shulich all have the same breakdown of Intl/Canadian students in the full-time courses. Maybe Schulich has a bigger international focus for the IMBA?

I score an 8.0 in IELTS and talking to other Schulich applicants here, their IELTS/TOFEL score are in the same range. I'm glad you brought this up.



True guys.. I had score of IELTS 8 and international students are expected to the have the min. cut-offs in English test. So, I do not understand why people in various forums comment on quality of English Schulich grads speak.
But, I am really suprised by the extreme views schulich s attracting. I am starting to get real doubts on brand "Schulich".
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 09:44
Accepted to Schulich and Ivey. Based on my research I think I will be attending Ivey. Im sure both schools have their Pros/Cons, I think i would do better in the Case Base Method based on my personality :)

Good Luck everyone who is still waiting.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 07:59
hey guys, what is schulich's size of intake anyway? adcom told me it was 350 but businessweek reports it as 684
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... /york.html

p.s. side note, wayahead123 have you heard back from schulich yet? the table on top says u submitted ur app ine early october. still haven't heard back yet?
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 14:46
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hey guys, what is schulich's size of intake anyway? adcom told me it was 350 but businessweek reports it as 684
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... /york.html

p.s. side note, wayahead123 have you heard back from schulich yet? the table on top says u submitted ur app ine early october. still haven't heard back yet?


684 is the size of the school. i.e. number of students enrolled including full time, part time, second and first year. So if ad com said its 350 it sounds very reasonable and in line what businessweek reports.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 01:01
submitted my app last week. now the wait begins.
i hate this part
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 12:36
hey guys...I just wanted to chime in and say I will be joining Schulich in Fall 2013. So far I have only applied to Rotman and Schulich with admits from both. Cheers!
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 19:08
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hey guys...I just wanted to chime in and say I will be joining Schulich in Fall 2013. So far I have only applied to Rotman and Schulich with admits from both. Cheers!


Congrats MacJas!

My gmat is near your range, so that gives me hope. Any $$$ with your admits?
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 20:48
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hey guys...I just wanted to chime in and say I will be joining Schulich in Fall 2013. So far I have only applied to Rotman and Schulich with admits from both. Cheers!


Congrats MacJas!

My gmat is near your range, so that gives me hope. Any $$$ with your admits?


No scholarship from Rotman and none from Schulich either. However, Schulich only publishes scholarships in Feb-Mar.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 20:58
hmm sucks about Rotman. I'd choose Schulich as well in your position, Rotman's tuition really pushes down your ROI
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 21:07
macjas, did you think of applying to Mcgill?

If no, then why not?
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 22:10
Hey echelon99, with Rotman, you really need to set aside CAD150k and I wasn't too excited about that. I know that at Schulich I will get the same quality education and networking opportunities as I would at Rotman for a whole lot less. Also I'm looking at Media/Marketing & Analytics and this is one of Schulich's strengths. I didn't apply to Mcgill because of the location. In terms of networking, being in Toronto itself makes things much more easier unless you're planning on finding a job in Montreal itself.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2012, 06:43
Welcome to Schulich, macjas.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2012, 12:10
Hey guys, I had a question regarding the academic requirements. The York MBA website states:

"An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least a B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work."

So does that mean they look at the GPA of your last 2 full years of academic work, and not necessarily the last 2 full years of your undergrad degree?
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 06:43
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Hey guys, I had a question regarding the academic requirements. The York MBA website states:

"An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least a B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work."

So does that mean they look at the GPA of your last 2 full years of academic work, and not necessarily the last 2 full years of your undergrad degree?


I think you're interpretation makes sense but it won't hurt to shoot a quick email to adcoms if this is something to be concerned about.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 04:19
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Generally how long, after the submission of application, does the admission committee take to tell us if the applicant has been selected for an interview?


I've been told by former applicants that it can take anywhere from 4 - 8 weeks after they have received your complete package. keep in mind that a 'complete package' includes official transcripts.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 04:21
So the scanned copy of the transcripts won't do?
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 04:28
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So the scanned copy of the transcripts won't do?


I'm not sure, Arjun. The importance of the 'complete package' was highlighted to me multiple times by both Rotman and Schulich. In fact Rotman does not even let you upload scanned copies.

Not sure how the scanned copies will fit into Schulich's selection process. Even if they start reviewing the application with the scans, you can add 2-3 weeks to the 4-8 mentioned because of the Christmas break. I know, the waiting sucks.
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 07:11
Hi echelon99
Thanks for the update. I have sent the official transcripts to the college,just to be on the safe side. They should get in 2 days.
Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it :)
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 07:47
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Hi echelon99
Thanks for the update. I have sent the official transcripts to the college,just to be on the safe side. They should get in 2 days.
Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it :)


No problem.

You probably did the smart thing and sent them by courier. My uni would only send them by regular mail. Over a month since they have been posted and they have still not reached any of the unis :S

Anyway, good luck!
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Re: Schulich (York) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 16:55
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arjunpisharody wrote:
Generally how long, after the submission of application, does the admission committee take to tell us if the applicant has been selected for an interview?


I've been told by former applicants that it can take anywhere from 4 - 8 weeks after they have received your complete package. keep in mind that a 'complete package' includes official transcripts.



4 - 8 weeks is about right.
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