MBA Admissions: Ross Chat Tomorrow; Yale Transcript Posted

By - Sep 9, 12:32 PM Comments [0] has had and will continue to host MBA events. Tomorrow Thursday Sept. 10 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/5:00 PM GMT, is hosting a chat for Michigan's Ross School of Business. Admissions Director Soojin will be available to answer your questions in the chat room. If you seek an MBA program that gives you the opportunity to learn by doing, you should explore Michigan's rich array of experiential learning programs. And if you know you want to apply to Ross, come to the chat to have your questions answered.

On deck: London Business School on September 16.

Turning to chats past, we already posted the transcript form last week's Yale School of Management chat with:

  • Bruce Delmonico, Director of Admissions
  • Michelle Vitali, Associate Director of Admissions

It was a very informative chat and will teach you a lot about Yale's MBA program, but you can judge for yourself. Here is an excerpt:

Tconigl1 (Sep 2, 2009 12:10:27 PM)
Do members of your career services sit on the admissions committee?

MichelleVitaliYALE (Sep 2, 2009 12:11:35 PM)
Tconigl1, we do have career services folks who sit on the admissions policy committee.

MichelleVitaliYALE (Sep 2, 2009 12:18:25 PM)
This year about 4% of our class is from Europe, although we would love to increase that number. About 5-7% of our students pursue international jobs post MBA, but that number will likely increase. We just hired a relationship manager in the career development office who is focused on international positions.

aspirant (Sep 2, 2009 12:18:35 PM)
Michelle: How will you convert the average grade 7.0 (out of 10) to the GPA? Is it equivalent to 3.0? Do you have minimum requirement for the GPA?

MichelleVitaliYALE (Sep 2, 2009 12:19:29 PM)
Aspirant, You don't need to convert your GPA. Just enter it into the application as 7/10.

Linda Abraham (Sep 2, 2009 12:19:54 PM)
Bruce, are you looking at the raw GRE score or the percentile? If the latter, what would you like to see, while acknowledging that the score is just one element in the application and is not viewed in a vacuum?

BruceDelMonicoYALE (Sep 2, 2009 12:22:06 PM)
Linda, the same raw score on each test may indicate something different. We look more at the percentile to get a sense of the applicant than the raw score. One advantage of the GRE (other than it's cheaper) is that it's more widely used across graduate programs so it has broader applicability. Conversely, it doesn't have universally acceptance among business schools, so that's a drawback. And certainly for applicants who have taken the GRE, we want to make sure they're serious about business school and aren't just throwing their hat in the ring lightly.

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