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Calling Stanford MSX candidates (2019 Intake) Graduating Class of 2020

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Any lucky emails guys? I am wondering if they have started sending out invitations yet. 2 days left ..

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Just got an e-mail with an interview invitation!! Applied R2.
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Hi all,
my first time and post on this forum!
Have just received an interview invite for MSx.
In an Associate Director position in Consulting and was keen for an MBA primarily for a solid business education (science background), exposure to the US region as all work experience has been in London/western Europe, networking, and of course the benefits of the Stanford alumni network and the brand. Not ruling out a reset to career (industry) but for now planning to enhance what I am doing currently.

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New post 08 Mar 2019, 10:45
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Hi all,

Did not apply to MIT's 1 year programme.

1. What are your thoughts on my decision to take a year out at this point in my career?
2. Thoughts on MSx?

Many thanks already for your insights!!


Hi Londoner, as a science major wanting to learn about Business, your profile and reasons definitely make sense for MSx and Sloan Fellows. And excellent GPA and academic records add to the strength of the application.

I am wondering why you didn't apply to MIT SFMBA program. Any reasons that program didn't fit your aspirations? I also got an interview invite with MSx.
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Hi all,

1. What are your thoughts on my decision to take a year out at this point in my career?
2. Thoughts on MSx



Congrats on the interview invite! I’m an admit in round 1, so I thought I could help you out a little.

1. You’ve got a good profile. I don’t quite understand why you applied to HBS and MIT for their MBA programs though, because candidates of those programs are a lot younger. MSx is meant for candidates with a lot more experience (~12 years). Quite a number of the admits in round 1 are CxO of companies and organizations at different scales, from startups to non-profits, to global banks. If your plan is to equip yourself with more business knowledge, build a great network, and possibly jump to a new industry, MSx is a great program for you. During the interview, you will be asked why MSx. My advice is that you should be very clear about your decision to apply for MSx and how it will help you with your future plans.

2. I’ve met a few alumni and current fellows, and they all talked highly about the program. In the city that I’m in, alumni are very senior in their organizations (both private and public sectors). I’m a sponsored fellow, so for me personally, MSx is a platform to prepare for my next role in my company.

3. If you aren’t sponsored, MSx is a big investment. It’s around $400,000 to $500,000 (including opportunity cost and excluding financial aid, if any) for most fellows who currently work in private sector in big cities (London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc). For that reason, you should know very well the answer to the question why MSx.

Good luck with the interview and I hope to see you at the Admit Weekend next month!

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Got an interview invite, but unfortunately have to turn it down.
Good luck MSx'20!
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Got an interview invite, but unfortunately have to turn it down.
Good luck MSx'20!


Thanks for the update worship Have you decided on matriculating at MIT Sloan Fellows?
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Got an interview invite, but unfortunately have to turn it down.
Good luck MSx'20!


Boss move ;)
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worship wrote:
Got an interview invite, but unfortunately have to turn it down.
Good luck MSx'20!


Boss move ;)


I mean seriously **bows down**

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Just submitted my R3 application. It said R3 candidates would know whether they would get invited to interview in a week of time.

Does it mean not many applicants in R3?

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Thanks for the update worship Have you decided on matriculating at MIT Sloan Fellows?


Yes, the decision process was very painful.


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Boss move ;)


You'll have to do the same with one of your 2 schools soon :-D


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I mean seriously **bows down**


Saving a spot for your R3 application :)
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workout wrote:
Thanks for the update worship Have you decided on matriculating at MIT Sloan Fellows?


Yes, the decision process was very painful.


Hadamard wrote:
Boss move ;)



You'll have to do the same with one of your 2 schools soon :-D


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I mean seriously **bows down**


Saving a spot for your R3 application :)


So which did you decide on?

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worship wrote:
workout wrote:
Thanks for the update worship Have you decided on matriculating at MIT Sloan Fellows?


Yes, the decision process was very painful.


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Boss move ;)



You'll have to do the same with one of your 2 schools soon :-D


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I mean seriously **bows down**


Saving a spot for your R3 application :)


So which did you decide on?

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From his previous reply, I see that worship chose MIT Sloan Fellows.
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 08:05
Thank you for your very helpful response and congratulations on the admission!!
The numbers you quoted for the expenses made me gasp a little. I am not sponsored unfortunately as my consulting firm typically only supports CFAs and other smaller certifications.

I am very much hoping they have some manner of financial aid though of course would probably not talk about this at the interview.

Would be interested in knowing a bit more about your profile. Are you from the US/California?

Thanks again,
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Hi all,

1. What are your thoughts on my decision to take a year out at this point in my career?
2. Thoughts on MSx



Congrats on the interview invite! I’m an admit in round 1, so I thought I could help you out a little.

1. You’ve got a good profile. I don’t quite understand why you applied to HBS and MIT for their MBA programs though, because candidates of those programs are a lot younger. MSx is meant for candidates with a lot more experience (~12 years). Quite a number of the admits in round 1 are CxO of companies and organizations at different scales, from startups to non-profits, to global banks. If your plan is to equip yourself with more business knowledge, build a great network, and possibly jump to a new industry, MSx is a great program for you. During the interview, you will be asked why MSx. My advice is that you should be very clear about your decision to apply for MSx and how it will help you with your future plans.

2. I’ve met a few alumni and current fellows, and they all talked highly about the program. In the city that I’m in, alumni are very senior in their organizations (both private and public sectors). I’m a sponsored fellow, so for me personally, MSx is a platform to prepare for my next role in my company.

3. If you aren’t sponsored, MSx is a big investment. It’s around $400,000 to $500,000 (including opportunity cost and excluding financial aid, if any) for most fellows who currently work in private sector in big cities (London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc). For that reason, you should know very well the answer to the question why MSx.

Good luck with the interview and I hope to see you at the Admit Weekend next month!

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Just finished my interview with MSx Adcom member. Interviewer had very in-depth, very specific questions for me, which was amazing. However I felt that my answers were rather rambling and not crisp enough :shocked: Beginning to worry that I might not make the cut.
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You probably did better than you think. Hang in there buddy. You’d make it to admit weekend April 13-15. Think positive.


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Just finished my interview with MSx Adcom member. Interviewer had very in-depth, very specific questions for me, which was amazing. However I felt that my answers were rather rambling and not crisp enough :shocked: Beginning to worry that I might not make the cut.


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If any other R3 applicants get notified of interview would be great to know. I guess we hear over the next week.

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If any other R3 applicants get notified of interview would be great to know. I guess we hear over the next week.

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From the decision tracker, I see an applicant who applied in R3.
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Hello all,
just had my interview. The interviewer was lovely, very conversational and informal. Also very transparent.

Now we wait until March 28 - seems like forever.

Also one thing we discussed was the brand of MSx vs an MBA and I am a bit concerned about this. Not sure what you guys feel.
I only spent 3 weeks (consulting doesn't allow for much) for my test prep and just applied to HBS, MIT and Stanford. I really should have done more research on the MIT programme.

As someone already pointed out, their Sloan Fellows programme actually confers an MBA degree - I think that's a huge plus. But I didn't apply to their Sloan Fellows programme and regretting this now.

Having said that - Stanford is more of a fit for me in terms of personality, career aspirations and the general ethos of the school. They said they are not thinking about branding the MSx as an MBA anytime soon....
So anyone coming in needs to be well aware of this.
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Thanks for sharing. Hope you get admitted too!

I listened to a podcast interview given by the director of admissions a few years ago. The interviewer asked the same question with regards to the degree conferred.

https://blog.accepted.com/the-stanford- ... aders/amp/


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Hello all,
just had my interview. The interviewer was lovely, very conversational and informal. Also very transparent.

Now we wait until March 28 - seems like forever.

Also one thing we discussed was the brand of MSx vs an MBA and I am a bit concerned about this. Not sure what you guys feel.
I only spent 3 weeks (consulting doesn't allow for much) for my test prep and just applied to HBS, MIT and Stanford. I really should have done more research on the MIT programme.

As someone already pointed out, their Sloan Fellows programme actually confers an MBA degree - I think that's a huge plus. But I didn't apply to their Sloan Fellows programme and regretting this now.

Having said that - Stanford is more of a fit for me in terms of personality, career aspirations and the general ethos of the school. They said they are not thinking about branding the MSx as an MBA anytime soon....
So anyone coming in needs to be well aware of this.


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