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

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So guys, as you may remember I’m an R2 admitted candidate. Just got the results of the super rushed Fin Aid request process. Ta da! Have received ZERO support from them.
I know I have a rather high Swiss salary but they do know I won’t be getting it whilst I’m studying right?

Originally posted by Londoner2019 on 12 Apr 2019, 15:39.
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So guys, as you may remember I’m an R2 admitted candidate. Just got the results of the super rushed Fin Aid request process. Ta da! Have received ZERO support from them.
I know I have a rather high Swiss salary but they do know I won’t be getting it whilst I’m studying right?

While I was super excited about the institution I’m on the verge of declining the offer. I’ve always been on full scholarships simply due to academic/extra curricular achievements and not having that makes it feel like a transaction almost - which, who am I kidding, probably what business schools are.

I dunno. I’m quite disappointed & shocked actually. UK Universities are no where as rich as Stanford but are always able to offer support in some form or another.

What are your thoughts on this please? My family says it would be stupid to leave a pretty senior position in strategy consulting and take on... what 200k + debt?

I can understand if people who can afford that kinda money want to pay that for their brand. But being Oxbridge already, I couldn’t care less about the “brand value”.

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Well! I will give you my opinion but it's from a guy who wasn't even Interviewed. So, take it with precaution. In my opinion, MSx is great for people who are sponsored by their companies. For them, they won't have to pay a dime and the degree will help them climb the internal corporate lader. For others like me who would spend +180,000$ in tuition & +200,000$ in so called "opportunity cost" totalling almost $400,000 it's NOT worth it at all. Not to mention that I may end up enrolling to at most 50% of the best convoited courses (MBA students who pay 1/4 of MSx tuition have enrollment priority through an algorithmic lottery system), I'm VERY HAPPY that I didn't get in. Why would I pay 400K to end up with half of the courses I planned to take? It would be a waste of time and money. I'm already looking elsewhere. It took me a whole night to understand that I was about to make a big mistake. This is just from a self funding MSx candidates perspective.
For those who are sponsored, it's a Great program and an excellent investment of your time and efforts leading to a great achievement among your peers.
This is just my own point of view and shouldn't influence your decision although waitlisted people would love that you turn down the offer.
If I was making +250,000$ a year, I wouldn't go back to school even for a PhD
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I got an interview. :)

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Today April 18th is the ADMISSION decision date for R3 who have been interviewed. So far, No update on eventual R3 admits results.
Applying in R3 is really a waste of time. They almost never admit no one in R3. This was obvious since the day they scheduled the Admits weekend well before R3 applicants got even their Interview Invites results. They wouldn't be invited, period.
New rule of thumb: Do not waste your time applying in R3, better wait next year R1.
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New post 18 Apr 2019, 22:55
Weren’t the results released af 5pm? That was what we heard from Allison.

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New post 30 Apr 2019, 14:10
I guess I started this 2020 MSx thread so I will bring it to a close.

For future applicants here are the statistics we heard from Allison Rouse so far:

- This year was the MOST COMPETITIVE year in MSx history. Previous years they received something like 400-450 applications, this year received 500 applications.

- This year's GMATClub thread was also the most talkative in forum history. We had 324 posts in total, including this one!

- R1 admitted 34 people, R2 admitted 56 people, and R3 admitted 13 people.

- Depending on the yield-rate, MSx class of 2020 might be 90 to 95 students strong. The previous record for class size was 103.

- Director Mike Hochleutner said that he doesn't see MIT SFMBA as a competitor program. Out of 6-10 dual-admit students each year, usually 1 chooses SFMBA while rest choose MSx.


For MSx 2021 students it is clear that applying in R1 is the best strategy. Hope to see some of you during class visits.

Good luck!
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Has anyone on the waitlist been admitted?

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Has anyone on the waitlist been admitted?

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Doesn’t seem like it. My guess based on messages is that MSX have admitted the full class and adcom is working on visas now.

Are you on the waitlist? Reach out to Allison and see if he can get you a decision.
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New post 07 May 2019, 17:50
Thanks for the insights. :)

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Has anyone been admitted off the waitlist?

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