Well, it's not exactly the same thing as getting into the full-time program!
Although going to the Top of the programs, i.e. Stanford or Harvard does make sense. The takeaways from doing these programs though, I would say are more "soft". You are gonna have fun, have interesting courses, meet interesting people (many of who will likely also apply to HBS and Stanford) get to know the school really well, plus be in the US to perhaps visit other schools you will apply to. Is it worth the money? Aha! that's the 10 million dollar question, as they say (the 10 thousand dollar question?
). That, you need to decide for yourself.
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