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New post 22 Jan 2012, 03:28
It just depends on the personal thoughts .Some people think it is a good way to be successful.Financial course can teach us how to invest etc.

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New post 29 Jan 2012, 08:22
Depends on your definition of fulfilling I suppose...

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Personally, I'm finding it unfulfilling in some ways and fulfilling in others.

Any fantasies of a group intellectually curious people, all interested in learning and self improvement, should go out the window! Sure there are some of those, but the reality is that many people go on to further education for many reasons. I've found the environment similar to undergraduate courses.

Once the momentum of getting accepted is gone, I've found my only intellectual outlet to be conversations with the lectures, rather than with my fellow students.

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Depends on what you make of it, and on the school/student body combinations. At Wharton there is a legend that classes graduating in an even year are more active and generally more "on fire" than those graduating in odd years. While this is certainly not entirely true, the idea is that every class is a different group of people and group dynamics play out one way or another.

Two years out of school, I can confidently say it was an extremely satisfying and fulfilling experience: a strong, defining life changer of an experience.
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Personally, I'm finding it unfulfilling in some ways and fulfilling in others.

Any fantasies of a group intellectually curious people, all interested in learning and self improvement, should go out the window! Sure there are some of those, but the reality is that many people go on to further education for many reasons. I've found the environment similar to undergraduate courses.

Once the momentum of getting accepted is gone, I've found my only intellectual outlet to be conversations with the lectures, rather than with my fellow students.

where do you go to school?

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Can i add a question here. What is the typical BS week like. Is it true to get up really early and study until after midnight? If i google and scann through BS WEbsites i do see a easy going timetable. Does the schedule fulfill you?

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Can i add a question here. What is the typical BS week like. Is it true to get up really early and study until after midnight? If i google and scann through BS WEbsites i do see a easy going timetable. Does the schedule fulfill you?


Well first year sort of sucks. Get up at 7 am, go to discussion group for an hour, then go to three classes (1 hour 20 minutes each with sneaking a lunch in), work on a field project, work on my startup, go to a speaker/event/class in the evening, and then somehow find time to get about 5-6 hours of studying in which takes me to about 2 am. Rinse and repeat 5 days a week. That's not even including the conferences on the weekend, time spent with friends and significant others, and social events. I estimate about 80 hours a week for academics and then another 20+ hours a week for all the other stuff. Sleep... I miss sleep.

Now is it fulfilling? That's a different question entirely and not related at all to your schedule. You can be an investment banker or a consultant and work crazy hours and not feel fulfilled. Am I glad I decided to go back to school for an MBA despite how tiring it is? You betcha. I have a much clearer view of my future now and it's pretty exciting.
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Thanks, that is what i have expected. +1

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New post 15 Mar 2012, 20:23
Wow, whenever I want to reply to a post, Eskimoroll somehow beats me to it. That said, his assessment is spot on. The MBA (at least at HBS), is exhausting, you're constantly busy, frequently tired, and you have to make gut wrenching decisions about whether to go see Wynton Marsalis talk or attend a recruiting event. You will have many high his and low lows...

That said, the experience is well worth it. You will have conversations you never dreamed about having, meet amazing people (peers, professors, speakers, VPs and CEOs), and possibly travel to all sorts of interesting places around the world (Iceland, India and more). In particular, if you're not happy with the path your career is on, B-school will open up new paths - but it's up to you to walk down those paths - noone is going to force your hand.

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New post 15 Mar 2012, 21:46
Depends on the person whose asking this question. If you have decided to be in a B school then you have already answered the why in your essays. If you still dont know the reason then you are in a seat that belongs to some other deserving candidate
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