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hey guys ... wanted to know what do you think abt this.. here goes the link ..

http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=79130

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i'm inclined to agree with the first responder, in that it should at least get you an interview (assuming your profile isn't bad)...

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New post 29 Jan 2009, 08:25
I would agree with the first responder as well. I am fortunate to have a relationship with the dean of a top business school (not Kellogg or any school I applied to). When I was speaking to him about my MBA plans a year or so ago, he told me that the dean's influence on admissions is limited. If I applied to his school, his influence would probably only be able to get me an interview, and would certainly not be a guaranteed admission. As he explained it, with the dean's role including fundraising from alumni, it would create the appearance of selling admissions slots to friends/family/colleagues of donor alumni.

I don't know if this is exactly the case at all schools, but I would imagine it's similar.
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How abt at certain schools where the deans overlook the admissions process as well? I think in those cases its just more than interview. What do u think?

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New post 29 Jan 2009, 10:03
I had recommendations from high up at HBS. Didn't make a difference.

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At the end of the day it depends on a couple of things - Do you have a real relationship with the dean and is he taking an interest in your application or is it just a standard letter / email he sends to adcom being like hey i know his family/firm and i hope you closely consider him.

I have some friends who were close family-friends with deans/profs at M7 schools and ended up at those schools with decent (not great) stats. similarly with co-workers who have actually worked with deans and profs.

The flip side is I know individuals who were rejected despite a letter from a professor / dean in cases where the letter was sent as an additional letter rather than as a letter of rec. I guess it depends on the individual situation and how much of an interest the dean / prof takes in you. Based on what i have seen with my frnds - its really about how much of an interest the indiv takes in your app. Deans can certainly nudge adcoms one way or another and you can see why - if you have a borderline app will a dean/prof backing push you over comparable students - yes. does this mean you can relax - no because you want to make sure you are atleast borderline which is pretty hard at most of the top schools.

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rhyme wrote:
I had recommendations from high up at HBS. Didn't make a difference.

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I completely second what fugo says.. It all depends upon what and how much the person takes interest in you.

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