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sab7a and TheAlbatross,

what was the assessment day like? how many people attended?


Lasm1990, the NYC one was a lot of people, almost 40 candidates I think. It sounds like if you interview you were automatically invited for an assessment. Basically you get broken out into groups and then have to present a small case study they give you.

I think it's a tough way to evaluate candidates, especially with so many of us and so few evaluators (2), but that's how IESE does it. Wouldn't be surprised if I got dinged for not being overly enthusiastic like some were.


thanks buddy. good luck to all of us :)


To add to the above:
- the admissions team were going into the rooms, where we were preparing for the case studies, to see how everyone is working in a team
- Every group member should be part of the presentation
- We were challenged with questions and discussions during the presentations
- The admissions team will be asking every single one in the audience questions about the case. So take notes and keep yourself engaged.
- Don't be upset if you didn't do well in the case presentation. The main point of the assessment day is to see how you behave when you are put outside of your comfort zone.

I believe AD plays an important part in the admission decision.
There are 4 application rounds.
280 spots
Three ADs per round. (NYC, Barcelona, Singapore)
My assumptions:
There are 40 applicants per AD --> 120 applicants per round
100 applicants will be accepted in round 1--> 5/6 acceptance rate
80 applicants will be accepted in round 2--> 2/3 acceptance rate
60 applicants will be accepted in round 3--> 1/2 acceptance rate
40 applicants round 4 + deferred applicants + applicants didn't do AD (of course with a valid excuse)

Let me know what you guys think

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New post 24 Nov 2014, 23:54
To add to the above:
- the admissions team were going into the rooms, where we were preparing for the case studies, to see how everyone is working in a team
- Every group member should be part of the presentation
- We were challenged with questions and discussions during the presentations
- The admissions team will be asking every single one in the audience questions about the case. So take notes and keep yourself engaged.
- Don't be upset if you didn't do well in the case presentation. The main point of the assessment day is to see how you behave when you are put outside of your comfort zone.

I believe AD plays an important part in the admission decision.
There are 4 application rounds.
280 spots
Three ADs per round. (NYC, Barcelona, Singapore)
My assumptions:
There are 40 applicants per AD --> 120 applicants per round
100 applicants will be accepted in round 1--> 5/6 acceptance rate
80 applicants will be accepted in round 2--> 2/3 acceptance rate
60 applicants will be accepted in round 3--> 1/2 acceptance rate
40 applicants round 4 + deferred applicants + applicants didn't do AD (of course with a valid excuse)

Let me know what you guys think[/quote]


I like your thought process. One thing perhaps that you have not considered is:
* IESE would probably extend more offers than its class size, we could take a 1.2X on the previous class size so say 336 offers for 280 seats? Essentially, the above assumptions don't adjust for any buffering given that the MBA selection process is competitive and candidates apply to more than school.
* How could we buffer in the waitlisting? I assume that waitlists proportions would be greater in r1 than r2?
anyway, interesting topic.

Really looking forward to the AD!

Regards,

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lalluvia wrote:
To add to the above:
- the admissions team were going into the rooms, where we were preparing for the case studies, to see how everyone is working in a team
- Every group member should be part of the presentation
- We were challenged with questions and discussions during the presentations
- The admissions team will be asking every single one in the audience questions about the case. So take notes and keep yourself engaged.
- Don't be upset if you didn't do well in the case presentation. The main point of the assessment day is to see how you behave when you are put outside of your comfort zone.

I believe AD plays an important part in the admission decision.
There are 4 application rounds.
280 spots
Three ADs per round. (NYC, Barcelona, Singapore)
My assumptions:
There are 40 applicants per AD --> 120 applicants per round
100 applicants will be accepted in round 1--> 5/6 acceptance rate
80 applicants will be accepted in round 2--> 2/3 acceptance rate
60 applicants will be accepted in round 3--> 1/2 acceptance rate
40 applicants round 4 + deferred applicants + applicants didn't do AD (of course with a valid excuse)

Let me know what you guys think





To add to the points already made: The admissions team mentioned during the open day that 400 offers were made last year and the class size was 280. I think if you attend the assessment day the odds are in your favor. I would assume about 120-150 applicants will be accepted in the first round and similar in round 2. I have some hope considering I did horribly on the assessment day.

Last edited by NeverGivingUp on 25 Nov 2014, 03:18, edited 1 time in total.

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New post 25 Nov 2014, 03:17
NeverGivingUp wrote:
lalluvia wrote:
To add to the above:
- the admissions team were going into the rooms, where we were preparing for the case studies, to see how everyone is working in a team
- Every group member should be part of the presentation
- We were challenged with questions and discussions during the presentations
- The admissions team will be asking every single one in the audience questions about the case. So take notes and keep yourself engaged.
- Don't be upset if you didn't do well in the case presentation. The main point of the assessment day is to see how you behave when you are put outside of your comfort zone.

I believe AD plays an important part in the admission decision.
There are 4 application rounds.
280 spots
Three ADs per round. (NYC, Barcelona, Singapore)
My assumptions:
There are 40 applicants per AD --> 120 applicants per round
100 applicants will be accepted in round 1--> 5/6 acceptance rate
80 applicants will be accepted in round 2--> 2/3 acceptance rate
60 applicants will be accepted in round 3--> 1/2 acceptance rate
40 applicants round 4 + deferred applicants + applicants didn't do AD (of course with a valid excuse)

Let me know what you guys think



I like your thought process. One thing perhaps that you have not considered is:
* IESE would probably extend more offers than its class size, we could take a 1.2X on the previous class size so say 336 offers for 280 seats? Essentially, the above assumptions don't adjust for any buffering given that the MBA selection process is competitive and candidates apply to more than school.
* How could we buffer in the waitlisting? I assume that waitlists proportions would be greater in r1 than r2?
anyway, interesting topic.

Really looking forward to the AD!

Regards,




http://www.adammarkus.com/top-20-mba-pr ... ons-yield/

Although the link was from 2008, it supports IESE's yield of about 70%. In addition, many people that did not attend the assessment day will still be accepted.

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New post 25 Nov 2014, 07:11
This waiting is nerve-shattering. Refreshing my inbox by the minute.

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This waiting is nerve-shattering. Refreshing my inbox by the minute.


I think it might be a while, ctre. They said that it could be up to 10 days after the AD :(

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I think it might be a while, ctre. They said that it could be up to 10 days after the AD :(


I know, I attended AD on the 15th!

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TheAlbatross wrote:
I think it might be a while, ctre. They said that it could be up to 10 days after the AD :(


I know, I attended AD on the 15th!


Oh! Well, good luck to you! Try not to stress to much :)

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Yes, apparently some people were told it could take up to 14 days. I guess it's just about sitting back and waiting for the mail.

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New post 25 Nov 2014, 08:00
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Yes, apparently some people were told it could take up to 14 days. I guess it's just about sitting back and waiting for the mail.


On the plus side, we haven't heard about any offers sent out yet. Perhaps when they told us 10 days, they meant "business" days? It sounds likely now that people who attended the Barcelona AD will hear back by the end of the week!

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New post 25 Nov 2014, 08:07
good luck to all of you guys waiting for the feedback!! :)

also, thank you on the advice for the AD. Can't wait to get it over with....I hope we all get accepted!!! :)

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New post 25 Nov 2014, 08:17
I guess I am late to join this party but for what its worth.. below is my analysis:

Total Students - 280
Yield on business week - 62%
Total Admits - 452

Admit % # admits NY (30%) SD (30%) BC (38%) Non-AD prospects (2%)
R1 35% 158 47 47 60 3
R2 25% 113 34 34 43 2
R3 20% 90 27 27 34 2
R4 10% 45 14 14 17 1
WL 10% 45 14 14 17 1


Yes but these numbers can only mean so much and give us hope. reality is, I am checking my mail every 5 mins too.

Good luck people.

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there was an alumni talk here in the Philippines, and Professor Ribera mentioned that the actual class size of the 2014 intake was at 295 and not 280. It may be possible that they increase the class size each year as well. :)

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Lasm1990 wrote:
there was an alumni talk here in the Philippines, and Professor Ribera mentioned that the actual class size of the 2014 intake was at 295 and not 280. It may be possible that they increase the class size each year as well. :)


yes i think this is correct - i remember reading that previously the class size was at ~215..

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lalluvia wrote:
Lasm1990 wrote:
there was an alumni talk here in the Philippines, and Professor Ribera mentioned that the actual class size of the 2014 intake was at 295 and not 280. It may be possible that they increase the class size each year as well. :)


yes i think this is correct - i remember reading that previously the class size was at ~215..



I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lalluvia wrote:
Lasm1990 wrote:
there was an alumni talk here in the Philippines, and Professor Ribera mentioned that the actual class size of the 2014 intake was at 295 and not 280. It may be possible that they increase the class size each year as well. :)


yes i think this is correct - i remember reading that previously the class size was at ~215..



I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)



Just received the email ! Who else is in?

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Just received the email ! Who else is in?[/quote]

Also just received the email! Good luck to everyone :)

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I got the acceptance email too. Party time :D

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Bam! In!

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New post 26 Nov 2014, 11:39
Good luck to everyone else. Do you think they send all admit/dings in one go? Talking to a guy whom I met at AD who has not received a mail yet.

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