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23 Oct 2004, 17:22
Hi,

I would like to pursue a PhD in Finance. I am currently living in the US, but my Undergrad is from an International Institution (Probably a known one).

My Gmat Score is 740, my UnderGrad is in Economics and Business (GPA 92/100). I have a lot of experience as a TA and research assistant in the field. I took about 7 math courses in my UnderGrad degree, but I have done a lot of selftutoring and my reccomenders are willing to testify to that.

What are my Chances of getting into a top 20 School such as HBS, Wharton, Columbia, NYU, Etc.

What can I do to improve my chances?
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24 Oct 2004, 08:34
Those are very relevant credentials for a PhD in Finance and you should have a very decent chance at evry place you apply to ! Write an attacking SOP

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30 Nov 2004, 11:37
Hi,

I just sent 10 applications for PhD in Finance at the following schools:
Harvard, Yale, Wharton, MIT, NYU, DUKE, KELLOGG, UCLA, Stanford, Columbia.

I have no idea how to estimate my chances. I have 740 on my GMAT (40V, 50Q) - which I thought was a fair result, but bow I see there are quite a few out there with 780's and 800's so I don't really know what to think about it.

I have a pretty good undergrad GPA from a known Non-US institution (92/100 - Top 5%) and lots of research and teaching assistant positions relevant to the subject and two papers which I'm cowriting and should be submitted for publishing in the near future.

I have three recommendation from well know professors in the area - one of them probably at the top 5 in the field.

Do I have a chance at Harvard, Wharton or MIT or are these reserved to those who have 800 only?
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30 Nov 2004, 16:44
Hi,

I was surprised that you did not appy to Rochester considering your interest in finance.

Hjort

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30 Nov 2004, 16:58
I was limited to certain geographic zones due to family considerations.

Anyway what do you think of my chances as I described them above?
Do I have a fair chance at getting into HBS, Wharton, MIT, Stanford, or Columbia?

Like I said, I began the process somewhat optimistic, but now, I don't really know.
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Lookin' for part-time PhD in Finance program at top B-school [#permalink]

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26 Jan 2005, 10:55
From: Prospective doctoral program in Finance student at Wharton
Subject:Alumni contact info and admission procedure

Would You please do me a favour and give me a little advice?
How and where can I get an information about your alumnies from former USSR?
I just want to have a talk with these lads&gents over the admission
procedure at Wharton.
May I get such info somewhere? Is this open to all info or only for internal
use?
Ukraine citizen, MiF (London Business School, first class master's dergee in
finance, GPA 3.5)
Working for huge international consalting company
http://www.micon-international.com
Soon or later I'm moving to their office in Houston,Texas.
I'll be working there full-time.
But in the near future I do intend to apply for the doctoral program in
Finance at Wharton.
So the question is the next:
Can I do it obviously part-time? To keep my career going on and do the PhD
in Finance part-time?
Is there any financial aid for the part-time PhD students?
If not - I'm gonna pay for my own or my company will pay for me my costs
covering my tuition fees and living costs.
Is there any part-time chances for dortoral program in Finance at all?

Sincerely Yours,
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26 Jan 2005, 17:08
I cannot think of any part-time PhD programs in finance available from the elite or ultra elite clusters in the US. However, there are certainly part-time PhD programs in the US and other regions.

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27 Jan 2005, 09:37
Hjort wrote:
I cannot think of any part-time PhD programs in finance available from the elite or ultra elite clusters in the US. However, there are certainly part-time PhD programs in the US and other regions.

All right. So what does the half-time Doctoral program in Finance at Wharton BS mean?
Is that part-time on anything else?
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27 Jan 2005, 10:11
Hjort wrote:
I cannot think of any part-time PhD programs in finance available from the elite or ultra elite clusters in the US. However, there are certainly part-time PhD programs in the US and other regions.

Of course I know that it's imposible to get a scholarship,grant or fellowship for the part-time PhD studies.
But if my company consider to pay for my tuition - is that possible to get onto part-time at Top BS?
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27 Jan 2005, 12:04
Hjort wrote:
I cannot think of any part-time PhD programs in finance available from the elite or ultra elite clusters in the US. However, there are certainly part-time PhD programs in the US and other regions.

Any advice where may I find part-time doctoral programs in Finance to keep my career goin' on and do the PhD In Finance? Esp. in US or UK.
"cose U know. Soon or later I'll get married and will have kids.
And being 3-5 years short of money is DISASTER for me.
Sincerely,
Alex
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27 Jan 2005, 20:34
This seems germane to your question.

Penn:

"Q8: How long does a PhD take, and can I do it part time? Is there distance learning?
A8: The required coursework for a PhD takes 2 1/2 years, and defense of a thesis proposal, performance of the thesis research, and defense of the final thesis usually takes 12 to 18 months at a minimum. Thus it is usually reasonable to expect to take four years on campus to complete the PhD. The Wharton PhD program is a full-time program during the period of course work. Most students also pursue their theses full time for 12 to 18 months. There are no PhD-level courses offered through distance learning."

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31 Jan 2005, 00:35
Hjort wrote:
This seems germane to your question.

Penn:

"Q8: How long does a PhD take, and can I do it part time? Is there distance learning?
A8: The required coursework for a PhD takes 2 1/2 years, and defense of a thesis proposal, performance of the thesis research, and defense of the final thesis usually takes 12 to 18 months at a minimum. Thus it is usually reasonable to expect to take four years on campus to complete the PhD. The Wharton PhD program is a full-time program during the period of course work. Most students also pursue their theses full time for 12 to 18 months. There are no PhD-level courses offered through distance learning."

Thanx.
U mean I can do DBA part-time at some top BS?
Back 2 da PhD In Finance. But wot is all about if I definitely wanna specialize in Finance? U pretty good know that MBA usualy may not simply be accepted for PhD In Finance. But will be MiF form LBS accepted for DBA?
Ok. If noone gonna let me do PhD in Finance part-time - u advice me to pursue DBA part-time? Is this for real? That PhD in Finance is possible to complete only at low-end BS and in non of the TOP's?
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19 Feb 2005, 23:07
Most of the UK universities allow you studying part-time for a PhD in finance - it would take you approx 6 years. Some of them require the course work to be taken full-time (1 year in the UK) and then study part-time. Also, DBA could be an alternative, which you could do on a distance or modular basis - most of them also in the UK. DBAs offered from well-known universities I have found include: Cranfield, Manchester, Durham, Bradford and probably some others I just forgot. However, you will not find any part-time PhD program with one of the great universities in the US ... otherwise let me know.

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27 Feb 2005, 00:17
Hjort wrote:
Hi,

I was surprised that you did not appy to Rochester considering your interest in finance.

Hjort

Hey Hjort do you have specific ranking info for Finance at Rochester?

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28 Feb 2005, 16:29
While I do not recommend that applicants take these rankings too seriously please see the following:

http://www.simon.rochester.edu/Gen/news ... ID_Num=125

It is also interesting to see the impressive journals edited at Rochester:

I suggest that applicants undertake their own due diligence and construct their own internally consistent subjective rankings of schools.

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01 Mar 2005, 07:54
Thanks Hjort. I have read through Simon's website myself. Was hoping to confirm the info but I couldn't get into FT's subject specific ranking table.

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02 Mar 2005, 12:25
Thanks very much Hjort!

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