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Calling all DeGroote (McMaster University) MBA Applicants: 2018 Intake

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Hey Guys,

Just started to prepare my applications for the McMaster MBA. A brief of my profile:

5 years of work experience in business consulting, marketing and sales. Work experience primarily in telecommunications and cloud computing.

Bachelor in engineering, Visvesvaraya technology university Bangalore, 59%

GMAT: 560 q42 v25

Can’t retake gmat since I am working professional. Took me a year to prep. I am confident my overall profile can compensate for the gaps.

For my work exp the FT mba is the best fit, don’t mind taking it since I have worked with Canadian clients in my job.

Do I have any chances of acceptance?

Also, how much would be the cost of the entire program? The info on the websites are very confusing.

Looking for MBAs in the Toronto, Montreal region as my past employers have a strong presence here. Would be great if guys can suggest other programs based on my profile.


Thanks for this amazing thread! Very helpful :)
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I wanted to ask if anyone could provide some insight on the "Please provide any other information you feel would be helpful to us in making a decision on your application" question. I'm unsure if this is a question to explain any reasons why GMAT or GPA is lacking, or talk about previous work experiences, or if this is a introduction of yourself?

Hey! I think I mostly took it as an opportunity to talk about why an MBA makes sense for my career path and what unique perspectives I can bring through my experiences. I think the opportunity to discuss your grades is in a previous question, asking if your grades accurately reflect your ability.

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Hey Guys,

Just started to prepare my applications for the McMaster MBA. A brief of my profile:

5 years of work experience in business consulting, marketing and sales. Work experience primarily in telecommunications and cloud computing.

Bachelor in engineering, Visvesvaraya technology university Bangalore, 59%

GMAT: 560 q42 v25

Can’t retake gmat since I am working professional. Took me a year to prep. I am confident my overall profile can compensate for the gaps.

For my work exp the FT mba is the best fit, don’t mind taking it since I have worked with Canadian clients in my job.

Do I have any chances of acceptance?

Also, how much would be the cost of the entire program? The info on the websites are very confusing.

Looking for MBAs in the Toronto, Montreal region as my past employers have a strong presence here. Would be great if guys can suggest other programs based on my profile.


Thanks for this amazing thread! Very helpful :)

Hi!
I've seen people with similar profiles to yours get accepted into FT at DeGroote, so I wouldn't be overly worried. If you don't get an acceptance, however, I'd really recommend retaking your GMAT with a focus on verbal as a 600 is generally seen as competitive for DeGroote, with scores no lower than 27 in verbal and 37 in quant.

For cost, the full time program is about 40,000 overall for domestic students and 80,000 overall for international students from my understanding. Here is where I'm getting this information: https://mbastudent.degroote.mcmaster.ca ... ntal-fees/

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Apply for the Coop program in DeGroote only if you have 50 lakhs with you ..!!

I got a final admit in the program and I enquire about the fee so came to know about this fact .


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Thank you Sarah and Arpit!

Looks like I cannot afford the program... I have a budget of around 20-25lacs INR... Is there any other programs near Toronto or Montreal that will fit my budget apart from Ryerson.

I have heard about the Lazaridis MBA... But I am not sure about it’s reputation.. anyone here can throw some light on this program?
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karthiksmartguy wrote:
Thank you Sarah and Arpit!

Looks like I cannot afford the program... I have a budget of around 20-25lacs INR... Is there any other programs near Toronto or Montreal that will fit my budget apart from Ryerson.

I have heard about the Lazaridis MBA... But I am not sure about it’s reputation.. anyone here can throw some light on this program?

Lazaridis is a solid program, and you'd be eligible for their 1 year program which runs at 44,000 CAD for international students. Their minimum GMAT is 550 so you meet all requirements from what I can tell!

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karthiksmartguy wrote:
Thank you Sarah and Arpit!

Looks like I cannot afford the program... I have a budget of around 20-25lacs INR... Is there any other programs near Toronto or Montreal that will fit my budget apart from Ryerson.

I have heard about the Lazaridis MBA... But I am not sure about it’s reputation.. anyone here can throw some light on this program?


Same here karthik , i have a budget of 20-25 lakhs , please let me know if you have any college in list upto this budget , and mcmaster is likely to increase its feess this year.


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karthiksmartguy wrote:
Thank you Sarah and Arpit!

Looks like I cannot afford the program... I have a budget of around 20-25lacs INR... Is there any other programs near Toronto or Montreal that will fit my budget apart from Ryerson.

I have heard about the Lazaridis MBA... But I am not sure about it’s reputation.. anyone here can throw some light on this program?

Lazaridis is a solid program, and you'd be eligible for their 1 year program which runs at 44,000 CAD for international students. Their minimum GMAT is 550 so you meet all requirements from what I can tell!

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Thanks Sarah , do let me know if you have any other college , i have 570 in Gmat / 2.8 years of work ex in US based MNC and i have to take admit by this year only.
Thank you .


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sarah0826 wrote:
karthiksmartguy wrote:
Thank you Sarah and Arpit!

Looks like I cannot afford the program... I have a budget of around 20-25lacs INR... Is there any other programs near Toronto or Montreal that will fit my budget apart from Ryerson.

I have heard about the Lazaridis MBA... But I am not sure about it’s reputation.. anyone here can throw some light on this program?

Lazaridis is a solid program, and you'd be eligible for their 1 year program which runs at 44,000 CAD for international students. Their minimum GMAT is 550 so you meet all requirements from what I can tell!

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Thanks Sarah , do let me know if you have any other college , i have 570 in Gmat / 2.8 years of work ex in US based MNC and i have to take admit by this year only.
Thank you .


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Hey arpit,

I have dropped an email to the Lazaridis MBA contact. The website says they prefer international students apply before January. But not sure if they still open to applications cause they have a rolling admission process.

As for other choices, my dream choices would be near Toronto since my current and past employers as well as clients have big offices here. Ryerson and Brock are the only options i see. Brock is very poorly rated would stay away from it all day.

Besides them, i am looking at UVIC Peter B Gustavson MBA, a coop mba with a student exchange program. They've tie ups with top B schools in the world. They've tie ups with IIM Bangalore too so found it interesting. There is also Asper MBA where you can do professional certifications like CPA, CBAP along with the MBA program. But neither of these cities have a great job market, although Victoria is a 2hr ferry ride from Vancouver you could risk going there because of its proximity to Vancouver.

If you're looking for some certifications Asper is a good place.

I'm also looking at Sobey school at Halifax, liked their curriculum and structure.

This is my list for now... Ryerson and lazaridis will be my first choice programs... For backup will apply to one of the other places...

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Thanks for the info karthik , i applied in RYERSON 3 weeks back . Didnt get any communication from then yet . Waiting for them . I will apply in concordia as well .
Yes you are right Brock is not a good option . Will check UVIC .

Thanks again.


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So have u supplied them with each document as in LOR,SOP etc.I know people who have received Kira invite for Ryerson.

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Thanks for the info karthik , i applied in RYERSON 3 weeks back . Didnt get any communication from then yet . Waiting for them . I will apply in concordia as well .
Yes you are right Brock is not a good option . Will check UVIC .

Thanks again.


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Yeah i submitted the whole application and completed the Kira interview as well


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Hello everyone, I am newly admitted Full-time MBA~ Saludos desde Beijing.

My background : 3 years work experience in China, Cuba and Mexico. Working in Engineering Procurement Construction
Speaking English, Spanish and Chinese. Gmat 640(V48, Q30)

Hope to meet classmates :)
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Hello everyone, I am newly admitted Full-time MBA~ Saludos desde Beijing.

My background : 3 years work experience in China, Cuba and Mexico. Working in Engineering Procurement Construction
Speaking English, Spanish and Chinese. Gmat 640(V48, Q30)

Hope to meet classmates :)

Hi there! Congrats on your admission! What was your timeline like? Ie around when did you first apply, how long did it take to hear etc? :)

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any reviews for the FTMBA Program...have been selected for the same...would need valuable inputs
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Hi,
Received an offer for FT.. Any what's app group created for FT admits ? Would like to join.
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Hi,

I have submitted my application for FT MBA. I was wondering if it is possible that the admission committee consider my application for the Co-op MBA as my work ex is on the lower side.



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