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How do you actually select schools ?

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New post 26 Oct 2008, 07:48
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Theres multiple ways to going and selecting bschools. I'm an intl too and this is how i did it in steps (with schools in my list left):

Top Schools: HBS, Stan, Whar, Chicago, MIT, Kellogg, Tuck, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU, UCLA, UMich, Duke, Cornell, Yale, Darden

1. Look at ranking, good place to start. For US Schools USNews generally is perceived to be the best. Looking at your profile, gmat, work xp, gpa etc break it down to dream schools, possible schools and safety schools. Now a safety school is the "lowest" school I'm willing to go to.

Remaining Schools: Whar, Chicago, MIT, Kellogg, Tuck, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU, UCLA, UMich

2. Now look at what you want to do post mba. I'm interested in fin/consulting. Look for schools which are good are your goal fields. Look at what employers recruit there, what electives they offer, that will give you a good sense of what the strengths of the school are. The top schools are rpetty much good at everything.


Remaining Schools: Whar, Chicago, MIT, Kellogg, Tuck, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU, Darden, UMich

3. Look at fit now. I am an intl student. I dont want a totally commuter school, rather somewhat of a campus experience. Also I I dont like totally case based curriculum. Location is important too, dont want to be in the middle of some jungle. I prefer schools in or close to major cities.

Remaining Schools: Schools: Whar, Chicago, MIT, Kellogg, Berkeley, Columbia, UMich

So from these I have applied to Wharton and Chicago. Will do so for Kellogg and MIT probably next. Hope that helps.


Hi Guys
Very interesting thread indeed !!!
Does the profile of the candidate matter?Whats the scope for a candidate if he /she is from a techy background with 3+ exp .What are the appropriate Bschools she/he can go for?
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New post 27 Oct 2008, 00:21
Theres alot of factors, work xp, gmat, the essays

if you're an indian from atech background, you're in one of the most difficult pools. try to differentiate yourself by your essays, goals and extra curriculars

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