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PT vs Full Time 'Admit' ODDS???? ROSS & UCLA

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PT vs Full Time 'Admit' ODDS???? ROSS & UCLA [#permalink]

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I'm looking at Ross (UofMich) and Anderson (UCLA) - Both of which have respectable Part-Time programs.

I've been looking at the class profiles and whatever else i can get my hands on and it seems as though acceptance rates are higher within the Part-Time programs. Clearly, there are many more variables to consider.....However... If you are NOT one of those 'Top-Notch' candidates, wouldn't it be wise to apply to a part-time program in hopes of raising your odds at an nice shiny 'Admit'????

At the end of the day - The degree says 'MBA' not 'Part-time MBA'
Are PTs not allowed to participate in same recruiting opportunities as the FTs??

Also, it is possible to switch into the Full-time program once admitted, although not something that happens regularly.

Let's assume that the time commitment will be equal for either FT or PT.... as in no job while in school.

Am I missing something???? (aside from the MAP for Ross)

What are all of your thoughts??

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Re: PT vs Full Time 'Admit' ODDS???? ROSS & UCLA [#permalink]

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FT and PT are not really in the same ball park. Some schools let you interview but its not the same thing. I dont know of any school that let you do the normal recruiting events that FT people get to do. You are pretty much seperated from the FT students so the network you develop wont be the same and as tight. Also you usually arent allowed to do an internship, I have heard of a few rare times students did but this is far from normal.

It is not really possible to switch from PT to FT at most schools. I think this is to try to discourage people from using the PT program as a backdoor to getting into the FT program. It may be possible to apply and get in but not sure how that would work. Maybe if you were at a school that had a 1 year or accelerated program it would make sense to switch into that.

Also some programs state that you are expected to continue fulltime employment during the program. If you want to switch careers then you definitely want a FT program.
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New post 28 Jul 2008, 03:46
Ross allows you to go through all recruiting events that full time admits are allowed to. However they strongly discourage PT students from applying to the FT program.

I haven't done any research on UCLA though.

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