March 21, 2017

Joined: Oct 30, 2015

Posts: 189

Kudos: 32

Self-reported Score:
690 Q45 V39

First Year Student - Program Review


This review is for Owen

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2018

Experience during the program

To date, I have really enjoyed my experience at Owen. I'm posting this review so that prospective students can get a big picture overview of what to expect.

The program is relatively small with a class size of 170-180 students. This is a double edged sword. You get to know everybody, BUT this also means that some companies will not necessarily have as strong of an on campus presence when compared to larger programs. This means that for certain roles, you may have to put in a little extra legwork.

Obvious areas of strength are Healthcare and HOP. Some strong choices in those fields with good OCR. Deloitte has a large presence and many banks come on campus for IB/PWM roles as well. Do keep in mind that much of the recruiting for IB or consulting will be self driven and require networking. Ultimately, I feel as though we've had some solid choices, but the OCR could be beefed up some with more variety/company relationships.

Nashville is an excellent place to spend two years. It is a rapidly developing city with no shortage of activities for b-school students. You'll find that your classmates have a great sense of humility and are all intelligent and capable. The culture of this school is pervasive and is definitely a big selling point.

I would not hesitate to recommend Owen to prospective students and I'd greatly encourage interested folks to come visit!

About professors, classes and curriculum

Top notch faculty. Very satisfied with the faculty, but the curriculum could use a bit of tweaking. As with many other programs, the core is front loaded and it's up to you to manage your time when studying/recruiting.

About job placement process

Many top tier companies come on campus, but we are not necessarily core for all roles. I would advise making sure that your target companies recruit for roles that are of specific interest.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Culture & Student Support

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Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

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February 19, 2016

Joined: Oct 30, 2015

Posts: 189

Kudos: 32

Self-reported Score:
690 Q45 V39

Great Set of Books. Highly recommend


Improvement 80 Points

Course Manhattan Prep GMAT MGMAT Self-Study Toolkit

Location Online

I purchased the MGMAT study guides after reading reviews on this forum. I have to say that I was not disappointed. My baseline score was a 610 and after going through the guides and attempting the OG problems, I was able to bump it up to a 690 on test day.

I believe the SC, CR, and number properties books are very helpful. For RC, i disagree with the strategy of taking notes. I found that reading the passage slowly and trying to read for meaning was more beneficial.

As far as the quant resources, they are very good to get you to a reasonable score level. However, I do wish I used their advanced quant guide because I did hit a plateau after making my initial score increase.

It is also important to note that the manhattan cats are not the best indicator of your score or ability level. The manhattan cat quant is much harder than the real thing and the verbal questions do not always represent the official ones.

With that said, the study guides are great resources and I was able to increase my score by 80 points with fairly relaxed, but structured studying.

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