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Calling all Vanderbilt Owen MBA Applicants [2020 Intake] Class of 2022

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Welcome all Owen class of 2022 hopefuls. Let's use this platform to know each-other, exchange ideas, discuss app strategies, and some profile discussions may be? Give a shout out!

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Owen Admissions just Posted the Admissions Deadlines for the 2020 FT Application Year:

Owen Daytime MBA 2020 Deadlines
RoundApplication DeadlineFinal DecisionDeposit Due
R1Oct 14, 2019Dec 13, 2019Jan 17, 2020
R2Jan 6, 2020Mar 27, 2020Apr 20, 2020
R3Apr 6, 2020Apr 26, 2020May 22, 2020

For more info, please visit: https://business.vanderbilt.edu/mba/adm ... -deadlines

Looking for a merit-based scholarship? Priority consideration for Scholars Day and Diversity Scholarships is given to those who apply by Jan. 6, 2020, Round 2. Applications are accepted and reviewed after Round 3 deadline on a rolling basis if seats remain.

BIG UPDATE: Owen MBA Finance concentration is now STEM Certified, starting in Fall 2019.
https://business.vanderbilt.edu/news/20 ... certified/
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MBA CLASS OF 2020



Class Size: 179
Average Age: 28
Age Range: 24-44

ACADEMIC STATS
Median Undergraduate GPA: 3.3
GMAT Median Score: 680
GMAT Range (middle 80%): 630-730
Mean Years of Work Experience: 5.4
Average TOEFL: 101

DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND
Women: 30%
Minorities as Percent of U.S. Citizens: 15%
International Students: 16.4%*
Military: 8%
Married/Engaged: 24%
*Includes dual citizenship and permanent residents.
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Owen alum here. Happy to try to answer any questions you all may have about Owen. Highly recommend a visit to Owen and Nashville if you get the chance-- that's really the only way to witness the school's tight-knit culture (plus Nashville is just really cool). Cheers!
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Owen alum here. Happy to try to answer any questions you all may have about Owen. Highly recommend a visit to Owen and Nashville if you get the chance-- that's really the only way to witness the school's tight-knit culture (plus Nashville is just really cool). Cheers!


Welcome back! How has your post MBA journey been so far? How would you compare your current work experience with pre MBA one? Ofcourse there would be drastic changes in responsibilities, designation, pay etc but do you feel any change in the style of work or approaching challenges at workplace?
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TheFloridian wrote:
Owen alum here. Happy to try to answer any questions you all may have about Owen. Highly recommend a visit to Owen and Nashville if you get the chance-- that's really the only way to witness the school's tight-knit culture (plus Nashville is just really cool). Cheers!


Hi TheFloridian,
I am an international student so I am concerned about the low % of international students recently in Owen.
I guest you are not a international student because of the name. However, could you share a bit about your international friends' situation, to the extent of your observation ?

Additionally, do you have any advice on this year's essays which allow only 225 words in total (75 words for each short answer)?
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Hey there,

The essay questions for Owen Vanderbilt are :

1. What are your short-term career goals after obtaining your MBA and what functional area do you plan to study while in the MBA program? (75 words)

2. What are some specific skills that you want to develop during your time in business school? (75 words)

3. The role of the Vanderbilt MBA Career Management Center is to partner with students to discover and define their career goals; to educate and coach students in developing and refining skills and experiences to achieve their career goals; to facilitate partnerships among students, the business community and the Vanderbilt community. How do you plan to collaborate with the Career Management Center to work toward your career goals? (75 words)

To read my take on how to go about writing these essays please visit https://bit.ly/2oMWUW4.

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Barely any activity on this page, which is understandable since most people are probably yet ti submit the round 1 application (that's what im judging from the status updates). I submitted my application more than a week ago. Hope to hear soon from Owen.
Let's keep this forum a bit more active.
During an online event I asked the admissions team regarding the dearth of international students. They said it's due to multiple factors including the recent political reasons
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Barely any activity on this page, which is understandable since most people are probably yet ti submit the round 1 application (that's what im judging from the status updates). I submitted my application more than a week ago. Hope to hear soon from Owen.
Let's keep this forum a bit more active.
During an online event I asked the admissions team regarding the dearth of international students. They said it's due to multiple factors including the recent political reasons, Trump admin, etc.

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Can you share about the video essay? And also I find it difficult to handle 3 short-answer questions (75 word limit). Hardly tell a story with these 3 separate questions.

Thank you very much
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Hi thuytt, video essay questions are basic and straightforward and simple, and fun. For eg. I was asked a basic question regarding my undergraduate experience.
Plus, you get three attempts to submit the video essay, but a new attempt would mean cancelling the previous one and even the question will be different in the second attempt. So be relaxed and keep it chill, nothing technical or to fret about.

Regarding the essays, like you said, 75 words is not enough to "tell a story", which is true. So what i have done is be straightforward and tell about your plans without any background story etc. Whatever story there is to tell is to be told in the 300 words essay.
I hope the information is helpful, just my two bits (not a professional advice).
Thanks. Good luck with your application.

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During an online event I asked the admissions team regarding the dearth of international students. They said it's due to multiple factors including the recent political reasons, Trump admin, etc.

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Yesterday, I was talking to Cornell adcom on this very subject and he cited the same reason for the drop in applications witnessed in most US schools.
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Hi thuytt, video essay questions are basic and straightforward and simple, and fun. For eg. I was asked a basic question regarding my undergraduate experience.
Plus, you get three attempts to submit the video essay, but a new attempt would mean cancelling the previous one and even the question will be different in the second attempt. So be relaxed and keep it chill, nothing technical or to fret about.

Regarding the essays, like you said, 75 words is not enough to "tell a story", which is true. So what i have done is be straightforward and tell about your plans without any background story etc. Whatever story there is to tell is to be told in the 300 words essay.
I hope the information is helpful, just my two bits (not a professional advice).
Thanks. Good luck with your application.

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Thanks for your sharing. There are few days to go and hope that I could submit on time for R1. Finger-crossed for you and me, and other applicants as well.
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Do we have to link the answers of question 1 & 2? For example, if our short-term career goal is to work as a Consultant, the skills that we want to develop must link to that goal?
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Hi, I'd say that would totally depend on you, however, you could still ask an admissions consultant if you're completely unsure about the same.
Link or no link, just try to give the best possible and sincere and honest answers to the two questions. It would be better to give honest and raw and genuine separate "unlinked" answers, than give forced and artificial "linked" answers.
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I just submitted my application. Excitement, nerves, stress...
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I just submitted my application. Excitement, nerves, stress...

How was the video essay, was it challenging?
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How was the video essay, was it challenging?


I wouldn't say it was challenging. The question I received caught me off guard a little bit, but honestly, any question will because you don't know what it will be. I considered redoing my answer because you get three attempts. In the end, I decided to stick with my first one. From what I've heard from the AdCom and from what my question was, I think they really just want to learn more about you in a non-scripted way.
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Same here. Even I decided to go along with my first attempt. Even though I felt it was not my best shot, I nonetheless stuck with it.
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I applied in R1 and received interview invitation today.
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I applied in R1 and received interview invitation today.


Same. I received an interview invitation via email about an hour ago.
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