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How important is it to discuss research interest before applying?

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New post 05 Dec 2015, 19:55
Hello,

How important is it to send research proposal and resume to the professors before proceeding to application in business schools?

I am going to apply to few low ranked PhD in Finance programs at USA and Canada. I knew that the application process for business schools are centralized, the fund or admission does not depend on the professors. But in the application system, some universities ask about the name of the professors i want to work with. So, should I email to the professors with my resume and research proposal before applying?

And, what if i don't get any reply from any professor? Because of my low GMAT score 600 (high GPA and two research papers though) the number of schools i have selected has been shrunk to a very limited number. What would be the best thing to do in this regard?

I badly need your suggestion

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New post 21 Jan 2016, 03:44
mangosoup wrote:
Hello,

How important is it to send research proposal and resume to the professors before proceeding to application in business schools?

I am going to apply to few low ranked PhD in Finance programs at USA and Canada. I knew that the application process for business schools are centralized, the fund or admission does not depend on the professors. But in the application system, some universities ask about the name of the professors i want to work with. So, should I email to the professors with my resume and research proposal before applying?

And, what if i don't get any reply from any professor? Because of my low GMAT score 600 (high GPA and two research papers though) the number of schools i have selected has been shrunk to a very limited number. What would be the best thing to do in this regard?

I badly need your suggestion

Mangosoup


Not too sure if this is a tad too late, but I believe different schools have different preferences. Some schools I have approached with specifically states that there is no such need to approach professors, whilst others do not even consider you if you do not have a professor "supporting" your application.

As such, for schools that explicitly give you the option to state who you are intending / plan to work with, do sound those professors off on your research ideas before putting their names down in your application.

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