What's your perspective on HEC and what are your concerns based on?
As to INSEAD - I had a similar story. I have 740 in gmat but I was waitlisted after applying in R3. I took myself off the waitlist and reapplied. I believe my whole profile wasn't worked on enough.
- too many people get admitted from this forum.. I'd put it as suspicious, especially given the school's declared admission rate of 14%..
- concern over "some professors are great, some aren't" - that's from an HEC alumni's (and I was also said that some of the professors are unavailable for January intake and are unavailble for the English-only students, so that kinda looks like I'd stay with those professors who aren't great
- one of HEC alumnis said this: if you have a job now - consider staying, not going. It's not one of the schools like LBS and INSEAD where you get a job interview just by putting the name of the school in the resume. It was a perspective from my own country though (Russia) and it's really different here from what you have there in EU, so take this with a grain of doubt
- concerns over some candidate profiles of the people I know who were admitted..
- concerns over the fact that employers come to school majorly for Grand Ecole students, not MBA students
- a lot of concerns from here: http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/internati ... its-3.html
(there's a whole essay below on pros and cons of HEC)
- a cost, as you put it above, is way too high!
All that said, I'm still considering HEC as one of the options for myself. In the end it's one of the most recognizable b-schools in my country and it's one of the best in EU based on that FT ranking...
Could you tell that story about the guy who dropped the course please?