Why is everyone saying that next year admission will be difficult? In my view in R1 there may be a reduced pool of applicants (mainly international) and maybe people that would have sponsorships are worried that they are not gonna get any.

likefunny
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Maybe for R1, but even then, it's just an application cycle - people would apply thinking they would be able to travel in 1 year to so their MBA. Also, how many people from current batch are ok with doing an MBA 1 year later? The answer is - a lot. (source - my INSEAD batch)

Now couple those people who postponed their MBA with the usual number of people doing MBA each year and you have a bigger pool of people applying, making it overall more competitive. This doesn't even count in the additional # of people who would want to sit out the economic crisis doing an MBA which would further increase the pool of candidates.

If COVID-19 would have happened 3-6 months earlier, I am fairly certain this cycle would have been extremely competitive too as many people would have had time to prep their applications and do their GMAT (albeit many school have a waiver now), bit since it was R3/4 when shit hit the fans, it was too late for many people to apply.

like

90% I will, but will know for sure probably around June, when things become clearer with COVID-19

Well, there are two drivers: (1) many people are deferring this year which decreases the available spots for the applicants of R1 2021 and (2) More people typically apply during an economic downturn to weather the storm.

Head of admissions at Wharton estimated an increase of 20% in applicants for R1 2021.

like

The scholarships funds set aside are quite similar year from year; adjusted based on anticipated class size.

More seats, increased tuition.

Thank you! So you’re basically saying that I’m screwed, nice

funnylike

Thank you! Yeah I aimed for R1, maybe in uncertainty people have no time to prepare GMAT or be sure of sponsorships etc and will get more competitive after that... obv it’s just speculation, I have no clue

More Posts

Pros and Cons of working at Accenture.

Thanks in advance.

like

When are we going to receive revised salary letter for NBS Hyderabad ??

Hi All,

My primary skill is Boomi.I have got offer from IBM,hexaware and Boomi.All of them are offering me almost the same package.Can you please advise in which company wlb and job security would be good.

like

Hey all, did anyone apply during the recent Bain experienced hire window and do the online assessment?

like

Does anyone in this group have a side business? If so what is it?

like
like

Hi Folks, please help me with below options:

EY GDS (Business Consulting): 22L Fixed
Bristlecone (Process Consulting): 25L Fixed

YoE 7+, MBA

* Is it safe to negotiate with EY against Bristlecone offer?
* What's the salary range of S.Con in EY GDS Business Consulting?
* Which is better out of above two?

like

I have offer from Cognizant of 7 LPA. With experience of 3 years 10 months. Shall I join or wait for better opportunities..
Please suggest...

like

Thoughts on the new tool from Microsoft called Power Automate?
How do you guys think it currently stacks up to the top 3?

like

Winston & Strawn opening shop in miami. Who wants to make a referral 👀👀

like
like

Anyone successfully go from an audit/accounting background to data analytics without getting another degree? What skills did you pick up and how? What skills, etc did you emphasize in the interviews?

like

If you need a referral to KPMG US, please DM me!

like

HCL or Capgemini?

like

Best courses to learn how to build, deploy and manage IOT devices?

like

Have a chance to buy these second hand but all in great condition or new. Any worth grabbing for under $300? More pictures in comments

Post Photo
like

Those with kids - how did you handle family coming in via plane / train from other countries in terms of protecting your kids from germs in the first 2 months?

like

Hi All, I am looking for Project Manager roles. I have 3 yrs of experience in data and 3 yrs of experience as project manager. Preferably remote(or hybrid). I am on H1B visa and in the DMV area.
Industries: Healthcare, Finance(Banking and Insurance). I do have cloud knowledge and AWS CCP. Please comment if you or the company you are working for is hiring.

likehelpful

Additional Posts in MBA Applicants

What portion of Kellogg students live in E2 and the Optima towers? What’s the experience like if you live outside of those buildings?

like

Where are my fellow R3 blitzers at?? Feeling so incredibly drained after submitting the last few yest 😅

like

Any advice on someone who barely squeaked thru undergrad gpa was 2.5 Yea I know it’s terrible but I underachieved to say the least. I’m 35 now and accomplished quite a lot in finance but looking at creating a path to becoming a fund manager. Already have my CFA and FINRA licenses but a MBA would look great too for my company. Any insight into “brand” of the school I choose or if more prestigious schools will even give me a 2nd look considering my terrible gpa? Thanks ahead

like

I got a C+ my freshman fall in calc but got As and Bs the rest of my undergrad, straight As in my grad program (stem) and am in a quant field now. Do I need to add the extra essay to address that grade? My instinct is that my other grades, grad school, and job speak for how I’ve done better since then. Thoughts?

like

Received admit letters from Kellogg, NYU Stern, and Georgetown’s EMBA program with partial scholarships. Can either of these programs help you pivot into VC/PE (at associate/senior associate level) in the DC area if you have T2 management consulting experience (Deloitte, Accenture, EY, PWC, etc) and limited finance experience? Trying to determine if I should defer a year and apply to Wharton.... Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks!

like

Has anyone here gotten the Consortium Fellowship with the help of a consultant?

like

Why do people hate on CBS? It seems like a great program

like

660, 680, 710, 730, 740. Grueling five month process. Here to celebrate into the abyss because none of my friends care about the GMAT (rightfully so - lucky them). Thank you all for the help along the way

likeupliftingfunnyhelpful

Any updates on the Kellogg waitlist. Has anyone converted yet?

like

What is M7? My assumption is that it refers the following schools:
MIT (sloan)
Michigan (Ross)
Marshall (USC)
McCombs (Texas)
McDonough (Georgetown)
Marriott (BYU)
Mendoza (Norte Dame)

But why do you all want to go to these schools?

funnylike

F GSB and that email. The lack of self awareness is mind blowing. 😂

likefunny

8 Bullet points in my resume additionals, is this too much?

like

Anyone doing “unofficial” visits? Especially to express interest in schools like Kellogg, Tuck, Darden, Fuqua that are in more remote places?

like

Looking to chat with URMs that scored 700 or lower on the gmat and were accepted into M7! Hoping for some advice. Non URM are also welcome to reach out as well!

like

If my postMBA goal is IB, does it mean there is not much difference between going to an M7 (exclude H and S) and going to a T15 that has strong IB placement (i.e NYU,Cornell)?

like

Can we talk about how HBS released decisions super early, kept in touch, and are inviting you to meet everyone associated with the whole school vs. GSB doesn’t even tell you they rejected you? 😒

like

What would you pick?! Columbia MBA or PWC $135k salary offer in a practice that aligns with your long-term goals.

like

How are commercial bankers viewed in mba apps compared to investment bankers given similar stats?

like

Want to do entrepreneurship after MBA, and got into booth w $$. Worth to apply to Wharton in r2?

like

How many activities from undergrad should we include in our app? I was involved in several but don’t think they’re relevant anymore.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal