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Hi All,

I am creating this thread for all the folks joining Queens MBA - class of 2018 (Jan 2017 Intake) or who are planning to apply to Queen's Smith school of business. We can use this thread to discuss about the approach for application or help one another during various stages of selection process.

I got an admit for queen's FT MBA program 2018, starting in Jan 2017. I will be happy to answer your queries .

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About Queen's Mba Program : https://smith.queensu.ca/mba_programs/mba/about_the_program/index.php

Application Process : https://smith.queensu.ca/mba_programs/mba/admission_fees/index.php

Admission Requirement : https://smith.queensu.ca/mba_programs/mba/admission_fees/admission_requirements.php

Program Fees : https://smith.queensu.ca/mba_programs/mba/admission_fees/fees.php


Lets get this thread started ! All the best :)


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Hi All,

I am creating this thread for all the folks joining Queens MBA - class of 2018 (Jan 2017 Intake) or who are planning to apply to Queen's Smith school of business. We can use this thread to discuss about the approach for application or help one another during various stages of selection process.

I got an admit for queen's FT MBA program 2018, starting in Jan 2017.

I will be happy to answer your queries .

Lets get this thread started !

All the best :)

Regards,
Vishwa


Hey Vishwa, was going to start this today and there you go, you have done it. Thank you. :) I am also considering Queen's 18 in case I do not get through the fall admits of any of my target schools in Canada. Would you kindly share your profile and your admission timelines?
I am in the early stages and have just got my admissions representative assigned.

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vishwaprakash wrote:
Hi All,

I am creating this thread for all the folks joining Queens MBA - class of 2018 (Jan 2017 Intake) or who are planning to apply to Queen's Smith school of business. We can use this thread to discuss about the approach for application or help one another during various stages of selection process.

I got an admit for queen's FT MBA program 2018, starting in Jan 2017.

I will be happy to answer your queries .

Lets get this thread started !

All the best :)

Regards,
Vishwa


Hey Vishwa, was going to start this today and there you go, you have done it. Thank you. :) I am also considering Queen's 18 in case I do not get through the fall admits of any of my target schools in Canada. Would you kindly share your profile and your admission timelines?
I am in the early stages and have just got my admissions representative assigned.

Regards,
Vijay G



Hi Vijay,

I have 5 years of work experience in IT service and Consulting company. I started my application in Nov 15, and Completed it by mid of December. What i understood is "Queen's does not have strict deadlines, it is more like Rolling admission process" .

Your application advisor will guide through the entire process, and Queen's admission process is very collaborative.

For any queries related to Cover letter or video interview stage ... please feel free to contact me

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Sure will do Vishwa. When did you have your interview and when was the result out? I will complete the initial assessment this week.

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Sure will do Vishwa. When did you have your interview and when was the result out? I will complete the initial assessment this week.


Hi Vijay,

My Interview was on 12th Jan and Results out on 19th Jan. Usually During interview, Panellist will tell you tentative date and usually they get back on or before tentative date.

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Sure will do Vishwa. When did you have your interview and when was the result out? I will complete the initial assessment this week.


Hi Vijay,

My Interview was on 12th Jan and Results out on 19th Jan. Usually During interview, Panellist will tell you tentative date and usually they get back on or before tentative date.

Thanks,
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If you don't mind me asking, what was your GMAT score please and did you take up IELTS/TOEFL as well?

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Sure will do Vishwa. When did you have your interview and when was the result out? I will complete the initial assessment this week.


Hi Vijay,

My Interview was on 12th Jan and Results out on 19th Jan. Usually During interview, Panellist will tell you tentative date and usually they get back on or before tentative date.

Thanks,
Vishwa


If you don't mind me asking, what was your GMAT score please and did you take up IELTS/TOEFL as well?


Hi Vijay,

Queen's look for Overall profile and quality of work experience and extra curricular activities. For the sake of your information, my GMAT score was 680 and Degree was 76 % (Never did GPA conversion, so not sure about that)

Irrespective of your score, if you are investing in queen's application focus on your cover letter, resume and Videos. + choose your Referral Wisely.

If you need any more information, please feel free to inbox me your number. I will be happy to call and clarify your doubt.

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Hi Vijay,

Queen's look for Overall profile and quality of work experience and extra curricular activities. For the sake of your information, my GMAT score was 680 and Degree was 76 % (Never did GPA conversion, so not sure about that)

Irrespective of your score, if you are investing in queen's application focus on your cover letter, resume and Videos. + choose your Referral Wisely.

If you need any more information, please feel free to inbox me your number. I will be happy to call and clarify your doubt.

Regards,
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Thank you Vishwa., Did you get a scholarship as well? Just asking these questions here so that the others who join later can go through the thread and understand the basics. :) Congratulations by the way :)

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Hi Vijay,

Queen's look for Overall profile and quality of work experience and extra curricular activities. For the sake of your information, my GMAT score was 680 and Degree was 76 % (Never did GPA conversion, so not sure about that)

Irrespective of your score, if you are investing in queen's application focus on your cover letter, resume and Videos. + choose your Referral Wisely.

If you need any more information, please feel free to inbox me your number. I will be happy to call and clarify your doubt.

Regards,
Vishwa


Thank you Vishwa., Did you get a scholarship as well? Just asking these questions here so that the others who join later can go through the thread and understand the basics. :) Congratulations by the way :)

Kind Regards,
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No Problem Vijay, :-D

in fact your questions are making this thread more interactive, I think it is too early for queen's 2018 hence it is bit inactive. 8-)

Yes ... I got scholarship :)

Usually scholarships in the range of 10K to 30K CAD is awarded to candidates. There is no separate process or application for scholarship. Admission team will review your profile and will award you scholarship along with formal offer letter. :)

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Hi Vishwaprakash,

I had submitted my application for the initial assessment and following was the feedback.

I was asked by my application advisor to proceed with the application with a catch. The app. advisor asked me to re-take the GMAT. I have the exact same score as you and do not have plans to take GMAT now.

Following is the snapshot from the mail:

GMAT Results: The Queen’s full time MBA requires the GMAT score to be eligible for admissions. I recommend that you rewrite the GMAT exam and aim for a score of 700 or higher to make your application more competitive. Please visit www.mba.com and enter code Q21-QZ-68 on your GMAT registration form to ensure your GMAT scores can be accessed by Smith after you have rewritten the exam.

Did you also receive a similar mail from your application advisor?

I got the reply from Andrea on Jan 11 and I was in a catch 22 situation if I should proceed directly with submitting my application or should I take it that without re-take they will not consider my application.

I have close to 8+ years of work-ex in IT (Male). Working with Oracle right now.

What do you suggest? How should I proceed?

Regards,
Vijay

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Hi Vijay,

Queen's look for Overall profile and quality of work experience and extra curricular activities. For the sake of your information, my GMAT score was 680 and Degree was 76 % (Never did GPA conversion, so not sure about that)

Irrespective of your score, if you are investing in queen's application focus on your cover letter, resume and Videos. + choose your Referral Wisely.

If you need any more information, please feel free to inbox me your number. I will be happy to call and clarify your doubt.

Regards,
Vishwa


Thank you Vishwa., Did you get a scholarship as well? Just asking these questions here so that the others who join later can go through the thread and understand the basics. :) Congratulations by the way :)

Kind Regards,
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No Problem Vijay, :-D

in fact your questions are making this thread more interactive, I think it is too early for queen's 2018 hence it is bit inactive. 8-)

Yes ... I got scholarship :)

Usually scholarships in the range of 10K to 30K CAD is awarded to candidates. There is no separate process or application for scholarship. Admission team will review your profile and will award you scholarship along with formal offer letter. :)

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Never mind, I talked to my applications adviser and apparently the admissions committee has informed the advisors to pick people only with a GMAT score greater than 700. There could be exceptions. Probably a recent addition to the list of criteria to accept applications.

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Guys ... Whosoever get admit, Requesting you to please post it here ... Let's be in touch :)

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How to go about the cover letter. Any tips (in terms of word-limit, content etc.) ? vishwaprakash


Hi Aksh19

There is no official word limit on cover letter. Consider it as document, to describe your goals, Aspiration, Why MBA, Why Queens and why should we select you kind of question.

Usually, you should be able to highlight your achievments or career decision which you were not able to do in your resume.

I think assume 450-500 as word limit (1 page - 1.5 page) and then starting points.

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Never mind, I talked to my applications adviser and apparently the admissions committee has informed the advisors to pick people only with a GMAT score greater than 700. There could be exceptions. Probably a recent addition to the list of criteria to accept applications.

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I think you should still go ahead and apply as I believe with 8+ experience 680 is a competitive score.

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Hi All,

there is one up-coming information session on 16th Feb.

Link to register

https://smith.queensu.ca/mba_programs/w ... ebinar.php

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Never mind, I talked to my applications adviser and apparently the admissions committee has informed the advisors to pick people only with a GMAT score greater than 700. There could be exceptions. Probably a recent addition to the list of criteria to accept applications.

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Hey Vijay.

I guess the reason application advisor asked you to reappear was that, as there are many applications from Indian males with IT background you have to have a good score to make you application competitive. I got admitted with a 680 as well but I am from a Marketing & Operations Background. What I would advise you is to work on make your profile clearly distinct when compared to an Indian IT male.

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Had my interview and visited the school last week. Was impressed with the students, faculty, and facilities. Waiting on a decision - I'm leaning towards Ivey right now as they gave me a much better scholarship than I expected, so my decision is probably going to come down to what size of scholarship I get from Queen's, if any. I was really impressed with both schools, and I feel like I can't go wrong with either. The interview experience was more informal than my other interviews. My interviewer had a unique ability to facilitate more meaningful yet casual feeling discussion than I'm used to - I suspect this was done intentionally to get a better peak at the person behind the usual interview-facade.

Good luck to other applicants.

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