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Top B schools - Please explain!

 
#1 Top B schools - Please explain!
21/09/2006 13:10

Big 4 Consultant

Hi all,

Im wondering how hard it REALLY is to get into a top B school. I dont know that many people ( maybe 4) that have gone to them and so its hard for me to evaluate my chances of success.

I know you need a good uni, good grades, excellent g-mat and a good blue chip employer certainly helps. But then? Im sure there are plenty of candidates that fit the above critieria- where do you draw the line? How will I know if I am wasting my time with applying?

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#2 RE: Top B schools - Please explain!
21/09/2006 13:36

be school to Big 4 Consultant (#1)

Depends what you call top. Top UK? Top US? Which one(s) are thinking about?

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#3 RE: Top B schools - Please explain!
21/09/2006 16:13

Beng to Big 4 Consultant (#1)

Big 4,

Of course it is very hard to get into a top b-school...because you, everyone else, and everyone else's uncles all want to get in. Acceptance rates for the top 10 in the US hover at about 15%.

However, as you suspect...good uni, good grades, high GMAT, and blue chip employer won't really set you apart. You need something else.

If you ask Admissions Directors the most important characteristic they're looking for in an applicant (and I have, at least to the 4 schools I applied to back in the day), the answer is almost always "leadership potential", i.e., the probability that you will be successful in the world of business (or your chosen field of endeavor). Top B-schools are looking for the next movers and shakers, and that's the criteria when scanning your grades, letters of recommendation, essays, work experience, etc. -- intellect and ability, personal drive and ambition, and *demonstrated* potential.

The most obvious way to do this assuming you work in commerce (and are not a musician, soldier, athelete, etc.)? Get promoted, at least once every 2 years. Make sure your salary goes up commensurately, as well. There's a reason why B-schools ask you to submit your CV, along with what you made every year since you graduated from college. If you've been stuck at the same position making the same amount of money 4 years after you got out of college...then you need not apply.

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#4 RE: Top B schools - Please explain!
21/09/2006 17:10

pope to Beng (#3)

Oh come on now, sure it can't be so reassuringly meritocratic! Surely if you have the right mama and papa, you can grease a few palms?

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#5 RE: Top B schools - Please explain!
21/09/2006 18:34

dd to pope (#4)

In my experience it's pretty easy to get in to the Warwicks/Manchesters/etc ...had offers from several of that tier

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#6 RE: Top B schools - Please explain!
21/09/2006 18:51

dd to pope (#4)

In my experience it's pretty easy to get in to the Warwicks/Manchesters/etc ...had offers from several of that tier

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#7 RE: Top B schools - Please explain!
21/09/2006 21:00

Beng to dd (#6)

Pope,

I suspect you're also right. How else could our Prez have gotten accepted into HBS?

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