MBA Applicants

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This bowl is for all fishes who are applying to MBA programs

Regarding UG GPA - is the university or the college used for measuring rigor? For example: A state school that as a whole isn’t recognized as good, but has a T50 engineering or business college.

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750 GMAT, 3.74/4 GPA. Work in ERP implementation at a mid-size consulting firm you might never have heard of. 1 YOE right now. T20 UG. Silver extracurriculars. Is it too early to apply if I’m aiming f… more

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Any tips on on how to progress through TTP quicker? Doing all the 15-20 chapter tests after each chapter is taking me days. FWIW, Quant is a weakness

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On paper, is a 2 year MBA the same as a 1 year (both full time)? Considering doing an MBA at an M7 but not looking for career change or geography change, more just want it for the stamp of approval on… more

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Did anyone do the masters of information at the university of Michigan? What was your background before your admission

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How many people have had a personal tutor for MBA preparation?

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Consulting folks at analyst/associate level - how do you show solid leadership/impact? Feel like most work they give us is individual contributor work that doesnt affect P&L. Any Examples apprecia… more

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Let’s say MBA programs aren’t in person until 2022. What would be the difference between an Online MBA program and an in-person program that’s currently online due to CoVid?

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If a B-School takes GRE and GMAT, what reason would someone have to voluntarily prepare for / take the GMAT? Seems like GRE is the easy choice.

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On MBA resumes, how should I describe my company? Work for a company that the ad comm probably won’t know. What details should I include?

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6 YOE in consulting from India, 8.08 GPA in Electronics Engineering. 169 in Quant - top B-schools that I should target? Money is major constraint. Had a dream of Harvard when I started working 328 in… more

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670 GMAT. Male. Hispanic. 3 years of consulting experience at Accenture at time of application (potentially two promos). B.S. in Chemical Engineering (3.1 GPA). Trilingual (not sure if that matters). … more

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Oxford SBS worth the money? How do I convince them I want to study in Europe (minus my love for Amsterdam)?

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Does Deloitte outlook block auto generated recommendation email requests from school application portals? My recommender isn’t getting the rec request.

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What do standardized tests like GRE and GMAT even test? I went from a 317 GRE to a 337, and I don’t think I got smarter - just better at playing the game 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Kaplan vs Princeton Review for GMAT Prep? Using Manhattan guides now, wondering if anyone has tried the former two.

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Any advice for someone who got a terrible cold diagnostic score (mid 400s)? Typically high-performer at work and all my peers got mid 700s, feeling discouraged

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Any tips for maintaining focus for 3-5 hours of continuous studying? Don’t want to use adderall and caffeine doesn’t cut it

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Due to start at a lower T15 school with full ride in the fall but not that excited since first year will pretty much be virtual. Gave notice to firm and now they’re offering me promotion in a month an… more

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Currently applying to MBA programs to enter after 3 YOE. Is this too young to get the most of the experience? Will it be hard to connect socially with older peers?

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Got a 780 on an OG practice test. What does this indicate for the real test? Are OG tests roughly the same difficulty as the actual test?

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Any feedback on the best GMAT prep / books I can buy online? I took some initial tests and didn’t do great so will have to treat it like a textbook and study up similar to what I did for the CFA. Than… more

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How do you decide whether to apply in R1 or R2? Will one month be enough time to pull together strong and thoughtful written responses?

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Is the Wharton Healthcare Management program more difficult to get into versus Wharton in general?

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How are people going about assessing the quality of theirs stories? I can’t stop thinking about if I should scrap my current drafts and re-write with new themes - have no sense of all of whether my cu… more

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Will a 700 gmat make or break an ORM with 3 YOE at B4 for T15 schools? (if I retry & hit a 720 for example - is it a game changer?)...scared because on the younger side + more competition this y… more

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I’ve switched jobs 2 times in my 3 years out of UG. I lateraled once, and then was promoted on a jump to another company for the second jump; however, I’ve never been internally promoted, and I’m not … more

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ORM 730 GMAT T30 UG 3.4 GPA (Finance/Marketing), 2 YOE B4 Consulting transferred from B4 Audit (2 YOE). Promoted to SC this year effective August. Strong ECs working with our citizenships group and le… more

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Putting finishing touches on essays and waiting on LoR’s, and I’m seriously second guessing my chances. Any input on my profile and schools? 25 white male, 720 GMAT, 3.72 GPA at my first school and … more

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Could someone help understand the culture of the M7s and how the differ? I’ve had people telling me they see me fit in XYZ based on the culture, but there’s a lot of conflicting information. Feel at … more

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I have a masters degree where I studied consumer behavior, advertising, and promotions. While this was part of a healthcare based curriculum, and have been predominantly in LS consulting, I want to pi… more

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25M URM (Black) 3.26 GPA (Finance), 690 GMAT 44Q 41V. Went to a Top 50 state school What are my chances for the following schools: GTown Mcdonough, UVA Darden, NYU Stern, Columbia and Wharton? 3 y… more

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Got in to Kellogg, Stern and UNC. I’m tempted to do the UNC online because I know what I’m paying for and it’s the others will be a watered down ‘online’ version of a regular program... does that make… more

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I have an offer for a position at a boutique/T2 consulting firm (level equivalent to post-MBA role). I also just got accepted to INSEAD/LBS and would like to shoot for a role at MBB after graduation. … more

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I think the average for most M7s is about 27 y/o...does anybody know what percentage of H/S/W students are 30+ yrs old? What is the propensity to recruit “older” MBAs?

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Feeling frustrated looks like I can only top out at 720 😢😢😢 anyone have tips on getting verbal to V40+? (Also before anyone says yes I know it’s a good score but I have a 3.4 eng from a no name big… more

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What are some extracurriculars one can do in quarantine? I never really was involved with anything and still have 1 more year before application date. I want to be able to grow beyond my work but not … more

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How did you come up with a long term goal/vision with “impact”?I want to go into biz dev or strategy (or something business related) at a tech company and I can’t just say I want to be a director or V… more

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I have a 160 in GRE Quant but I was a math major at Carnegie Mellon - lots of As in stats and calc classes. Will the 160 be frowned at by M7s (and Yale) that don’t translate it to GMAT and instead rep… more

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So the questions from the GMAT online question bank are different than the ones in the book? Cause this is news to me...

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