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Calling all IESE Applicants (2015 Intake)

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New post 11 Feb 2015, 04:15
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Good morning everyone! My name is Mario (Italian) and I wish to get admitted for the IESE MBA 15 Class!!

I am new to the gmatclub forum. I have read the previous posts and I found them very useful in getting a clearer idea about the way the IESE admission process actually goes through!

BTW... I expect (hopefully) to complete my application form (including taking the GMAT test, scheduled on the 17th of April) only by R4.

My main concern, as you can easily understand, is the timing of the application (I have no chances other than R4) so I would like to ask you if applying for the R4 drops the probability to get admitted down if compared to applications submitted during R1 2 and 3.

Moreover, since I need to do it in a rush...do you think that three months might be enough for completing the application?

Many thanks in advance!!! :)


In general the final round will be the most competetive, in that respect, yes, an application submitted in the final round will considerably influence the probability of being admitted. Most of the spaces will have been filled. The schools will look at your profile and consider you based on the already existing profile of the class. Depending on your background and the general strength of your profile you will be evaluated. I do not have any numbers (i.e. how many seats will still be vacant for the last round), but in general I think the safest bet is to apply earlier. That said, of course you can apply in the final round, but considering that IESE also has a strong fit component, my advise is to dilligently research the program and put a lot of effort into the essays. Make sure to absolutely convey, why YOU fit with the school and what YOU will add to the class.

Best of luck with your GMAT and your application!



Thank you for the advice!

I am quite sure that applying earlier would have been much better, even though i do not have any idea about the number of applications the usually receive during R4 (I hope a great number of applications will be submitted during the previous rounds, thus smoothing the competition for R4)

This being said, I would take the chance to ask some other questions regarding the application (I will try to be very synthetic):

GMAT: my target score is 700 (starting from diagnostic test and some time spent on studying it a few months ago); however, given the complexity of the test, do you think that such a score might strenghten my application (probably I need to do so) or GMAT is not that relevant if compared to other topics (professional experience, age, etc..)
TOEFL: I have double nationality (Italian and Australian; I reckon that probably, being Australian, I could be given a "waver", thus avoiding useless waste of time in getting the certification
Recommendations: as you know, do they give more relevance to academic or professional profiles?



Maybe I am getting annoying I know, but I am just trying to get as much information as possible before diving in the application process! :)

Thank you very much again!!!




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New post 11 Feb 2015, 08:12
Anyone from Asia or US heard back after the interview? I am still waiting for my AD call :?: :?: :?: :roll: :roll: :cry: :cry:
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Anyone from Asia or US heard back after the interview? I am still waiting for my AD call :?: :?: :?: :roll: :roll: :cry: :cry:


You did not receive an AD invitation along with the interview invite?
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New post 11 Feb 2015, 09:15
No I dint :(

did you ?

I am seriously panicking.. is it a ding for me ? Atleast they should tell that. Please help !
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New post 11 Feb 2015, 10:22
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No I dint :(

did you ?

I am seriously panicking.. is it a ding for me ? Atleast they should tell that. Please help !


Here has been my admissions timeline so far: I submitted my application the 13th, got a request to interview over Skype on Jan 26th, interviewed (Skype) on Feb 3rd and received an email on Feb 5th inviting me to NYC for Assessment Day, taking place on Feb 21st..

I'm not sure what the protocol or etiquette is of emailing the admissions team inquiring about their decision.. but they may have you on a waiting list depending on the outcome of other interviews. I completely sympathize with your anxiousness.. and I don't think you writing them a polite email regarding your status would be unreasonable at this point. Plus, everyone I've spoken to at IESE has always been really helpful and considerate, so don't be afraid of reaching out to them.

Best of luck.
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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: Stretching beyond your limits
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New post 12 Feb 2015, 06:33
Completed the in-person interview last week and got the invitation to assessment day today...
I guess i would make the Singapore one (it'd be a bit hard to go to Barcelona from Asia in a weekend time)
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New post 13 Feb 2015, 03:06
Dido,

I was in the same situation as you are right now, except that my GMAT score was not so good (650).
I also applied in the R4 last year. Eventually I was accepted but not for the Class of 2016 but the admission offered me a place for the Class of 2017 due to the high amount of accepted applicants during the last round.

So I have to wait until this September before joining IESE instead of last year.

Good luck with your application.
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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: A Stroll Down Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is one of Barcelona’s top tourist destinations. Even though its a bit touristy, as an IESE student it should still be high on your list of the places to explore in the city. Chances are...

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Can anyone share insights from the Assessment Day? What is the format? What kinds of things can we expect beyond the group case? Thanks!
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Finished my personal interview yesterday. Attending the AD in NY on Feb 21. Anyone else attending the same event?
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Finished my personal interview yesterday. Attending the AD in NY on Feb 21. Anyone else attending the same event?


Hey, congrats on getting the AD invite! I'll be there and so will MBA17, I think. Not sure about anyone else. PM me and I'll send you my number.
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I'll be at the AD this Saturday. Looking forward to meeting everyone then.
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People who attended the Assessment Day in NY would mind to give us the idea of how this event works?

Thanks!!!
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People who attended the Assessment Day in NY would mind to give us the idea of how this event works?

Thanks!!!


It was a good fun day. The event is broadly comprised of following components:
1. Open-Day (Optional)
2. Lunch (Optional)
3. Introduction and details about the event - ~1 hour
3.a. Adcom members will give a presentation about the event
3.b. You will be informed about your team. There would be around 8 teams in total (~7-8 members in each team)
3.c. Icebreaker activity to get to know your team members and also rest of the teams
4. Allocation of case studies to each team
5. Group research on the allocated case study - 1 hour
5.a. 1 hour flies by pretty quickly
5.b. Don't fall into an abyss of "The best solution"; rather concentrate on addressing all the components and allocating all the team members a part of presentation.
5.c. Case studies varied from different scenarios of what job a particular person should take, ad campaign to bring a local event to global level, present a product to a team of investors for seed money etc.
6. Tea break - 20 min
7. Group presentations - 20 min for each group including 8-10 min of Q&A.
7.a. You can use charts, skit, role play or any other medium for a presentation
7.b. There is no correct answer. Some case studies may be difficult than others. Mainly what matters is your team coordination and confidence.
7.c. Each team member has to present something.
8. Wrap up

All the best everyone....
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FROM IESE MBA Director's Blog: Why Recruit IESE MBA Graduates from Emerging Markets?
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New post 25 Feb 2015, 06:38
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nishira1 wrote:
People who attended the Assessment Day in NY would mind to give us the idea of how this event works?

Thanks!!!


It was a good fun day. The event is broadly comprised of following components:
1. Open-Day (Optional)
2. Lunch (Optional)
3. Introduction and details about the event - ~1 hour
3.a. Adcom members will give a presentation about the event
3.b. You will be informed about your team. There would be around 8 teams in total (~7-8 members in each team)
3.c. Icebreaker activity to get to know your team members and also rest of the teams
4. Allocation of case studies to each team
5. Group research on the allocated case study - 1 hour
5.a. 1 hour flies by pretty quickly
5.b. Don't fall into an abyss of "The best solution"; rather concentrate on addressing all the components and allocating all the team members a part of presentation.
5.c. Case studies varied from different scenarios of what job a particular person should take, ad campaign to bring a local event to global level, present a product to a team of investors for seed money etc.
6. Tea break - 20 min
7. Group presentations - 20 min for each group including 8-10 min of Q&A.
7.a. You can use charts, skit, role play or any other medium for a presentation
7.b. There is no correct answer. Some case studies may be difficult than others. Mainly what matters is your team coordination and confidence.
7.c. Each team member has to present something.
8. Wrap up

All the best everyone....


Interesting, they used different cases in R1
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New post 28 Feb 2015, 06:31
Anyone from Asia got invite for Singapore AD? Does no invite fro AD means a ding?
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New post 01 Mar 2015, 01:53
hello i have received an email couple days earlier on confirming the assessment day in Singapore..
that supposed to be held on 14th March. Any other is also attending?
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