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how important is alma mater?

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in terms of admission chances, how much of an advantage would it be to apply to stern mba as a stern undergrad alum?
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in terms of admission chances, how much of an advantage would it be to apply to stern mba as a stern undergrad alum?


Hi - thanks for writing! I wouldn't necessarily say it's a significant advantage - however, since you did go to the school as an undergrad, you may be able to speak even more closely to why the NYU environment/location is a good fit for you. So, leverage the knowledge and insights that you have! Hope that helps :)
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mbaMissionNishaT in some essay topics, schools say they offer three things: education, networking, and recruiting. they ask how the applicant would split their time between the three.

a lot of the stern undergraduate courses are the exact same as the graduate ones, taught by the same teachers even. is it ok to point this out and say i would focus primarily on networking and recruiting?
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Hi again - no, I definitely wouldn't recommend that. You want to make a full case for how an MBA from Stern would benefit you personally and professionally, both inside and outside of the classroom (despite having studied business there as an undergrad). Stern is currently in the process of updating its questions for the upcoming application season, but last year's question was (multiple parts):

Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
What actions have you taken to determine that NYU Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

As you can see, in this topic (which has stayed the same for several years) they don't ask you to mention how you would divide your time, just how you'd spend it in general.

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mbaMissionNishaT in some essay topics, schools say they offer three things: education, networking, and recruiting. they ask how the applicant would split their time between the three.

a lot of the stern undergraduate courses are the exact same as the graduate ones, taught by the same teachers even. is it ok to point this out and say i would focus primarily on networking and recruiting?

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i recalled the wrong school. this is a question from the new columbia application: Essay #2: The full-time MBA experience includes academics, recruiting and networking. What are your personal priorities and how do you anticipate allocating your time at Columbia Business School? (250 Words)
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Ok, thanks for clarifying. While you might put more emphasis around recruiting and networking, I'd still recommend highlighting a CBS-specific academic resource that you haven't yet been exposed to, just so that they're aware that you're planning to take full advantage of the program (and I wouldn't go so far as to say that you've already taken a lot of business classses in undergrad so you'll be less focused on academics - the AdCom also wants to make sure you'll be engaged in the classroom). Hope that helps!

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i recalled the wrong school. this is a question from the new columbia application: Essay #2: The full-time MBA experience includes academics, recruiting and networking. What are your personal priorities and how do you anticipate allocating your time at Columbia Business School? (250 Words)

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