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Hi All,

I am curious if I should still apply to Yale and Vanderbilt MBA program if the deadline for last round is a week after my GMAT test. So basically I have struggled alot with the GMAT and I finally feel a bit confident to take the test. I scheduled the test for Apr 11, and I really want to start my MBA in 2018. But I see that most US mba's deadline have passed by then, and theres only a few program that I can apply to. I am particularly interested in Yale SOM and Vanderbilt Owen out of the remaining available MBA program. Is it still worth while for me to apply if I can score 700+? In addition is there alternative MBA program that might be suitable for me consider I want to work for IB or consulting post MBA? I am think about LBS, Oxford Said. Not sure about the following HK university (I can speak mandarin), UQ (Australia), University of Singapore. Money is not a big issue for this MBA. As I only get one chance to do a MBA program I really want one that is gonna make a impact for me.

I need to go to a school with high reputation around the world and also have good job prospect. I want a career that is highly respectable, reputable, stable, and has a good income. I want to work in US or China

My undergrad is UofT for Management Finance 3.2 for GPA I also have CFA level I

My exp in order of most recent: 1 year of consulting exp in a private real estate development company in China. 10 month of retail banking exp for financial advising in Canada. 1 year in back office exp in corporate banking Canada. 7 month of back office exp in total return swap (loan syndication) Canada. All 3 exp at bank are in different banks. I moved around alot...

I don't really want to go to the school in Toronto because I want to travel to some where different as I have been here for far too long.

Sorry if I sound a little blunt.

Thanks for your help
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Hi All,

I am curious if I should still apply to Yale and Vanderbilt MBA program if the deadline for last round is a week after my GMAT test. So basically I have struggled alot with the GMAT and I finally feel a bit confident to take the test. I scheduled the test for Apr 11, and I really want to start my MBA in 2018. But I see that most US mba's deadline have passed by then, and theres only a few program that I can apply to. I am particularly interested in Yale SOM and Vanderbilt Owen out of the remaining available MBA program. Is it still worth while for me to apply if I can score 700+? In addition is there alternative MBA program that might be suitable for me consider I want to work for IB or consulting post MBA? I am think about LBS, Oxford Said. Not sure about the following HK university (I can speak mandarin), UQ (Australia), University of Singapore. Money is not a big issue for this MBA. As I only get one chance to do a MBA program I really want one that is gonna make a impact for me.

I need to go to a school with high reputation around the world and also have good job prospect. I want a career that is highly respectable, reputable, stable, and has a good income. I want to work in US or China

My undergrad is UofT for Management Finance 3.2 for GPA I also have CFA level I

My exp in order of most recent: 1 year of consulting exp in a private real estate development company in China. 10 month of retail banking exp for financial advising in Canada. 1 year in back office exp in corporate banking Canada. 7 month of back office exp in total return swap (loan syndication) Canada. All 3 exp at bank are in different banks. I moved around alot...

I don't really want to go to the school in Toronto because I want to travel to some where different as I have been here for far too long.

Sorry if I sound a little blunt.

Thanks for your help


Johnnywantover700 DUDE - APPLY TO INSEAD ! I would recommend you concentrate on INSEAD January batch Round 2 deadline more so than R3. I think January term is going to be more fruitful than R3 and will give you more time (however INSEAD app is looong so start now.)
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Thanks for the reply. Insead sounds pretty good but I don’t know French. Will Insead recognized in US and China for I banking and management consulting?

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You don't need to know French all business schools are instructed in English. Insead is probably 90% International and so you won't be excluded from student life or anything not knowing French. About 50% of graduates are hired into management consulting there. And very well recognized in China, in the US as well. If you choose Investment Banking as your goal, in terms of name-brand in investment-banking it's up there probably better than the top 20 but maybe not as good as to top 10 US. It's ranked the #1 school by the financial times which is the only Global ranking. Also the GMAT standards are significantly more reasonable I believe they stand it at average of 705 at this point.

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Johnnywantover700, what's your nationality?
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You don't need to know French all business schools are instructed in English. Insead is probably 90% International and so you won't be excluded from student life or anything not knowing French. About 50% of graduates are hired into management consulting there. And very well recognized in China, in the US as well. If you choose Investment Banking as your goal, in terms of name-brand in investment-banking it's up there probably better than the top 20 but maybe not as good as to top 10 US. It's ranked the #1 school by the financial times which is the only Global ranking. Also the GMAT standards are significantly more reasonable I believe they stand it at average of 705 at this point.

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Okay! Sounds like a plan now let just hope I get a 700+... But Insead being a 1 year program will it reduce my chance of switch career? Also is the mgmt consulting job is alot different from my previous consulting exp since its mostly realestate.
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Johnnywantover700, what's your nationality?


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I am Canadian citizen and I am Chinese ethnic wise.
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I'm applying to 3 US schools in the third round and LBS 4th round. However, as an unorthodox candidate (female, 31, 770gmat, cambridge UK undergrad + masters, serial entrepreneur, international (middle east) experience) , I am not as disadvantaged in the 3rd round as much as some others might be, because they're looking for a little diversity to fill out the classes. The way I see it, I have a marmite profile - they'll either be into it or totally uninterested, and that will be the case just as much in the 3rd round as in the 1st. If I had a "regular" profile and wasn't already "old" then I would wait until 1st round of next year.

However, international students are discouraged from 3rd round applications due to lack of time to get a visa. Having said that I've had a bunch of application invites from US schools including Cornell, and they know it'll be a third round application. Maybe they're more lenient on "easier" countries like EU and Canada?

I am also applying to INSEAD for January intake. Their prospectus is pretty clear that a second language is required, but it can be anything - doesn't have to be French
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I'm applying to 3 US schools in the third round and LBS 4th round. However, as an unorthodox candidate (female, 31, 770gmat, cambridge UK undergrad + masters, serial entrepreneur, international (middle east) experience) , I am not as disadvantaged in the 3rd round as much as some others might be, because they're looking for a little diversity to fill out the classes. The way I see it, I have a marmite profile - they'll either be into it or totally uninterested, and that will be the case just as much in the 3rd round as in the 1st. If I had a "regular" profile and wasn't already "old" then I would wait until 1st round of next year.

However, international students are discouraged from 3rd round applications due to lack of time to get a visa. Having said that I've had a bunch of application invites from US schools including Cornell, and they know it'll be a third round application. Maybe they're more lenient on "easier" countries like EU and Canada?

I am also applying to INSEAD for January intake. Their prospectus is pretty clear that a second language is required, but it can be anything - doesn't have to be French


Wow your gmat mark is amazing. I don’t see any weakness on your profile. You just need a good story. I think you even have a shot at HBS.

What’s your secret on the high gmat score? I feel entrepreneur experience is high vauled by mba because it makes you a vagabond (think I saw this somewhere on some investment banking forum). Make you stand out so long as you can explain a good business I guess.

Btw what your goal post mba?
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Hi.. I want to apply for tuck, Darden, Yale and Kelley in 3rd round. I am done with gmat ( 750 Q50, V41) and TOEFL(112/120). I have got 16 months of experience in in
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Hi.. I want to apply for tuck, Darden, Yale and Kelley in 3rd round. I am done with gmat ( 750 Q50, V41) and TOEFL(112/120). I have got 16 months of experience in operations in BPCL and then 17 months of experience in a friends startup as strategy planning and business development officer. Do I have a chance of getting into any of above colleges? And should I consider applying for some other college because I want to get into a MBA program this fall? My post MBA goal is to get into a consulting firm like deloitte or Bain.
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