these schools are drastically different
it depends heavily on your score range and your goals
the focuses of these programs (but not limited to the followings) are totally different--
1． Boston University: general management
2． Babson College: entrepreneurship
3． Boston College: finance and leadership
4． Case Westen Reserve University: academic-oriented general management
5． Temple University (Fox): research-oriented mini program
6． University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson): generam management and strategy
7． University of Rochester (Simon) (NY): finance management and strategy
8． George Washington University (DC): international management and industry-specific study
9． Pennsylvania State University: supply chain and general management
10． University of Maryland: digital management
11． Syracuse University (Whitman): entrepreneurial market-oriented management
12． Wake Forest University: entrepreneurship, marketing, operation
13． University of California--Irvine (Merage): general management, entrepreneurship, real estate, investment & healthcare
14． University of California--Riverside (Anderson): mini management program
15． American University: accounting and international general management
a) Please provide an example of a time when you had to make a choice between two equally important obligations. How did you decide which obligation deserved your attention? b) Did you try and predict other people's reactions to your decision? If so, how accurate were you? Why do you think you were or were not accurate in your prediction? c) Reflecting on this experience, how do you think an MBA from Chicago GSB might have aided in your decision making process?
a) Have you ever made a decision that caused you to go against popular opinion? Please describe that situation and your rationale for your decision. b) Did you feel at any point that people misperceived your motives? Explain. c) In retrospect, how do you think an MBA from Chicago GSB would have affected your decision?
跟官網上強調的"Exam every idea."完全密合
OPTION 1,2 兩個是因為申請人經歷各有不同
就是如何reasoning all alternatives to convince others
option 1是對value的reflection以及independent thinking
option 2是在團隊中的vision, leadership, 以及conflict and relationship management
而是要看why thy timing
多少年经验对career changer能有多大用处呢？MBA不只是general management。
Everything is relevant
even if you switch career, you still need to leverage your experience to the maximum
or you did waste your life
mba is not just a pass
it's a life advancement process
or at least adcoms look it this way
目前人在北美明州,准备申请09fall full time MBA
12月R1, U of minnesota Carlson, Emory(听说去年钱多)
1月R2,U of michigan(梦校), Rice U(Huston气候好), Cornell(博一下)
只有粗略四大归类 营销 财务 管顧 创业
跟个人的三项生涯动力：Enthusiasm, Personal Characteristics, Professional Capabilities
还有其他综合财务强校如UCLA，Cornell， UT Austin，Darden，U of Rochester
1 。有的 重点是要强调您在政策上的见解是否有前瞻性
2 。 adcom所要看的是推荐人对您长时间而密集的观察
從intellectual capability, proven leadership potential, 及personal quality來審核申請人資格
How will you contribute to the legacy of the Robert H Smith School of Business?
legacy of the Robert H Smith School of Business是什么意思啊？跟whay this school是一个意思还是问你的diversity‘啊？
因此确实是school fit与value contribution的结合题
Long-Term and Short-Term Goals
and Persoanl Uniqueness
-You need to go much deeper on your whys
and be analytical, not just emotional expressions with adjectives
use fuctional and skill terms such as "advanced market forcast skills, sharpen negotiation skills, learn pricing strategy and fundamental finance analysis, also quality control on supply chain."
-More specific on your goals, and more details on what you needs
"to thrive my career to senior supply chain manager in 3 years after my mba, I need more strategic mindset on external partnership management, while supervise and motivate my team on efficiency control, also delegate subordinate on bahalf of senior executives, I need xxx MBA's 'Competing Through Supply Chain Logistics,' 'Procurement and Sourcing Strategies,' also 'Leading The Strategic Change Process.'"
-your long-term career aspiration needs to come our from your personality and soul
and supported by anecdotal stories and track evidence
"when I was in college club running xx charity event, my classmate Nancy accidentally notified that I was good at logistic details, and I was always good on interpersonal communications. Since then, I focused my career on supply chain management and have been constantly promoted 3 times in 4 years to a department supervisor."
-For your why now, you need to explain clearer about the urgency
"When my VP promoted me to this position and expected me to take bigger responsibility on executive level in 3 to 4 years, I felt empty on corporate strategy and cross-business negotiation, and I don't see the systemetic training in company to prepare me for senior position in short run, so studying an MBA now is a better opportunity cost for me."
-Need to show your uniqueness through your diverse background and personal experiences
and you need to walk adcom through the details with stories, at least 2 to 3 levels down
or you can see most people say the same thing as your statement
it should be like this: "coping with 6 countries across Europe, Asia, and South America shaped my unique personality. The enthusiasm from Brazil partner, the strictness from Japan supplier,and the emotional Euperean-style negotiation experience taught me how to manage unpredictable schedule. One time when I led the outsourcing project with Japanese partner, I....."
-For long-term aspiration, it needs to be realistic and feasible through specific short-term steps.
"When I discussed the outsourcing strategy with my CEO, I felt I could see through his vision with more systemetic on risk management, and also more strategic on competition...To be a supply chain executive focusing on East Europe strategic alignment, I know I'm lack of turing vision into corporate policies, and also I need more social skills on both networking with senior business partners and also time management. Also on capital raising and finance optimization, I need to improve those skills from my short-term goal "senior supply chain manager in Asia regional market first."
It needs to be much deeper from the "invisible motivation," "underlying reasoning," and your "seasoned personality"
How about 32+ years old applicants? Do I have a chance for top MBA?
32 is very normall age in b-schools
about 1/4 of MBA students in the States are at this age
in the States
the more experienced, the more contribution you can give
and also the deeper you'll learn
also bigger chance to find job (except some consulting jobs require young graduates)
since you're more prepared in career
just try to focus more on your seasoned experiences in application
寄件者: "Rose Mary Bombela-Tobias"
日期: Sat, 十一月 8, 2008 9:36 pm
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November 8, 2008
David Hsin-Hung Lee
MBA Career Consultant
David's MBA Career Management
It was an honor and privilege working with you at the National Society
of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) 2008 Career Conference and Expo. Your
commitment, passion and professionalism made the Resume and Interview Clinic an unqualified success. We assisted nearly 500 job seekers over
2 days with your help.
The evaluations returned to the Clinic reported that recommendations
and advice given by the professionals made a significant difference in
their presentations and job search. You were mentioned specifically in
one evaluation with the following comment, "David Lee was great. He
really helped me remove all the technical jargon from my resume.
NSHMBA leadership and staff have praised our program as exceeding
their expectations and a testament to the highest standards of the
career services industry.
We thank you for sharing your talent with us. We hope you enjoyed the
experience as much as we did.
Murray and Rose Mary
Murray A. Mann and Rose Mary Bombela-Tobias
NSHMBA Resume and Interview Clinic
Authors, Barron The Complete Job Search Guide for
Principals, Global Diversity Solutions Group- Building High
you need to explain that in your career progress, you have a major bottleneck now that cannot be broken through on your current position in short future
to explain this
the best way is through opportunity cost analysis
you need to show that in short future
the opportunity cost of staying in status quo is higher than studying an MBA
then you'll have a why now
while you'll need to dig deep into your career evolution and future projection
find out what will happen if you keep the current position in short future
and if you choose to study MBA now, what impact will it give you in immediate future
then the why now will emerge by itself
it's about what skill set do you possess now
and what skill set you want to learn from MBA
where are you going, and why
even top schools don't limit your background
and there's no rule saying bigger company names are better
since adcoms all know and will assume in your preliminary experience
you'll only execute task in limited scope
the application is all about your self-awareness
and the clarity of your career path
no need to worry what job function can get better chance in admission
since it simply doesn't work that way
as long as you can elaborate your clear needs for specific mba learnings
and show your leadership potential by career track record
adcom will hand pick the true leaders and train them well
applicants always need to explore much much deeper about their own enthusiasms
as well as personal characteristics and professional capabilities
dig out from your life stories
find out how those life changing experiences shaped your personality
and also made you who you are now,
and where you are going in the future
only when you dig out all these clues and details
weave them into compelling and integrated stories and tell adcoms your crystal-clear career directions and qualifications
will they admit you as a promising leader in progress
For experienced adcoms, it's frankly easy to tell if your motivation is genuine or not
normally in only 15 seconds they can see the inauthenticity
since it has to come out from your career evolution, deep personality, and soul
that's why most schools ask about your career progress to date in normally essay 1
you need to have concrete evidence to support your motivation and career goals
everyone can claim he or she wants to start another Google or Microsoft
the difference is how close did you reach this goal through your career progress
and that's why although people all talk about inflation in the applications
only a handful of true talents get into top schools
just think about this
if everyone can bluff on their applications
why you're not in HBS or Wharton yet?
再去上了一門最合時宜的“Risk Management for Financial Institutions”
“It’s a huge advantage that even makes me wonder why people want to study business far away. ”
不過似乎“bigger and bigger”
輪完一圈之後學生代表說“see the diversity？ ”
People will have a much clearer understanding about the realistic why about either MSF or MBA after working for at least a couple of years
you'll never know which one is better for you before you experience the real job market
and before that, you won't even know if you really need one
keep in mind that after this degree, you'll need to work in this field for the rest of your life
when you see those MSFs or MBAs got jobs after graduation
look further for just 2 more year and see what happens
you'll see most of people switch jobs again
and the same pattern just repeats like what happened before they entered their master studies
the exceptions are those who deeply understand their true passions
and chose their career directions carefully
for country selection
you need to think about long-term
no matter where you choose
think about the global competence, market accessibility, your overall capabilities from the degree and environment, networking
and the excellence of the program
while a half of the learning will be outside the classroom
you'll learn day-by-day about the market competition in the country
compete yourself with those truely competent and capable people in the country
and learn why the country is so strong
the more competent is the country, the more talented people will gather and compete for excellence
it's about can you push up yourself to the limit and compete globally, or just want to find a easy life
most of time the less competent you are, the harder the life will be
one year program is good and bad
good is you don't waste time
bad is you don't spend time on learning
internship can be a great jumpboard, especially for career switcher
after all, it's about your overall competence for long-term
15 years from now, you don't want to feel short when you compete with global professionals
Essay 1 - GOALS STATEMENT
Please provide an essay response to the following question. Observe the word limit and use a minimum font size of 10. Double-space your response and clearly label the essay with the topic and your full name.
Required for Full-time and Evening MBA Applicants (750 words maximum)
Applicants with a plan for the future and a good grasp of what is expected of them as MBA students are the most likely to succeed as MBA graduates. We know plans change and that people often pursue an MBA to create new career options. That said, we ask that you give us a clear statement of your current career plans. Your essay should answer all the following questions: What do you expect to do immediately after completing the MBA program? What steps have you taken to assess the viability of your post-MBA goals given your experience to date combined with your intended MBA study plans? What do you anticipate will be the primary challenges to achieving your career goals? What is your lifetime career goal? What unique aspects of the Foster MBA Program would contribute the most to achieving your short term and long term goals?
Essay 2 - OVERVIEW
Please provide an essay response to the following question. Observe the word limit and use a minimum font size of 10. Double-space your response and clearly label the essay with the topic and your full name. If you are applying to both the Full-time and Evening MBA program, you will need to submit the appropriate 2nd essay for both programs. Please upload both programs' essays in one document and use a Page Break to separate them.
Full-time MBA Applicants: PLANS FOR INVOLVEMENT (500 words maximum)
We consider a high level of involvement in student organizations, networking and career efforts to be a hallmark of the Foster MBA experience. Please describe your anticipated level of involvement as an MBA student beyond the MBA course requirements. In what specific organizations or activities will you participate? Where do you expect to make the greatest contribution to the overall MBA experience at the Foster School of Business? What aspects of your past or current life provide insights into your ability and willingness to consistently deliver more than the minimum effort required?
注意第一個問題的anticipated level of involvement需要有細部解釋
ESSAY 3 - CHOICE ESSAY
Please provide an essay response to one of the following questions. Observe the word limit and use a minimum font size of 10. Double-space your response and clearly label the essay with the topic and your full name.
Required for Full-time and Evening MBA Applicants (500 words maximum)
Answer one of the following:
a. Describe a situation in a work environment that either severely strained your relationship with co-workers or challenged your personal values. How did you resolve the situation?
注意severely strained your relationship with co-workers
soft people skills永遠是MBA的精要
b. At this point in your career what do you consider your most significant professional accomplishments? How have these particular accomplishments affected the career choices you have made?
BusinessWeek B-School Forum上的詢問,完全公開論壇,無須任何註冊即可瀏覽.
In the "failure" essay I plan on using my experience stuggling to develop my small tech company. I failed at launching the businesses for many mistakes i have made and which I learned from.
Is that a good subject to talk about? I have learned so much about myself and business in general from this experience. On the other hand, I failed in Business? How will the commitee judge that?
I was thinking about using the same subject of Business startup to use in the "Leadership" essay. Which fits bests in your opinion?
Should I use my failure in business in "leadership" or "failures"? I am proud to have invested time, effort and taken a project from paper to reality, and I have learned so much about me and business in general at the same time.
There's always a great deal of stuff to learn from an entrepreneurial experience. How to organize your operation, how to build your personal brand and reach your potential clients, how to develop your standard operating procedure, where should you rent the office, how to adjust the price constantly to satisfy the market dynamic, how to sustain your business by stable income cash flow cycle, and most importantly, how to get the capital to build up all these. You'll learn 10 times more if you really "fail" the business and have to kill your own baby--close down the whole operation, also need find alternative job "fast" to pay back your debt before the interests crash you. You may live in hell for the next 10 months.
So the key question is, did you really "fail" in this case and closed down your venture?
If you eventually survived, then it's actually a "success" story, but only lots of take aways that made your much more "seasoned" in business world. Since the lagacy matters. Adcom should be looking for a "true failure" that totally killed you and reborn from hell. If you flunked your last credit in college and was about to be kicked out by school, but you saved yourself in the last minute by showing all hardworks you've done in clubs so that convinced the dean to keep you in school, this is actually a success story. Since if you really "failed," you really got kicked out from school without a degree, no mercy, and you needed to face the reality that had to compete in job market with regular college graduates, and you didn't know how to write your degree in resume since you didn't have one. The experience would totally change you into a different person that needed to find a job with lower requirement, and you needed to study at night for another 3 years after exhausted work in day time. This "failure" experience could turn you into a super competent candidate since you were forced to become a superman to catch up with others, and it totally changed your life instead of just learned some mistakes from staying in school.
So if you have one, the true failure story will be far more compelling for adcom to know how much it changed you to be a more mature person, and also know how did you deal with the consequence.
Hope these help.
寄件者: "Gaurav Saneja"
日期: Fri, 十月 24, 2008 10:55 am
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David, It was pleasure talking with you at the NSHMBA career fair. I appreciate your feedback on my resume. As you mentioned at the career fair that you would be happy to assist me in getting a job, I am attaching my resume for your reference. I am open to positions in Consulting, Finance and Operations. If you feel that I may be a good fit for a job in a field other than these, then I will be happy to apply for it. If you need any further information, then please contact me at your convenience at (213) xx-7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enviado el: Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:56 AM
Asunto: RE: Thank you for coming to David Lee at NSHMBA's Resume Clinic
Thank you very much for your feedback on my resume. It was really helpfuland I'm sure that it will help me to advance in my career.
As soon as I have my new version I will send it to you, to see if you cangive me feedback again.
MBA Candidate 2009
Hult International Business School
One Education Street, Cambridge MA 02141
Mobile: +1 617 xxx 4509
寄件者: "Sanyo Mathew"
日期: Wed, 十月 15, 2008 10:38 pm
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Thank you very much for your help at NSHMBA. I feel very confident about my resume!
Here is information about FIU standings -" We are South Florida's leading business school, with unique expertise ininternational business, entrepreneurship, and a range of financial services-fromaccounting to banking to real estate.
Our location: Miami, Florida.
Our perspective: globalWe focus on business education for an international marketplace and are among thetop international business schools in Florida and the U.S.Accelerated programs for tomorrow's business leaders and entrepreneurs
Our Landon Undergraduate School of Business delivers leading-edge traditional,value-added weekend and early morning, online, and blended programs and aninnovative International Business Honors program.
Our Chapman Graduate School of Business offers flexible, market-driven graduateprograms, including a unique one-year International MBA, a dual MBA and Master ofInternational Business, several part-time MBAs, an Executive MBA, specializedmaster's, and PhD programs.
Top national rankings-unparalleled in FloridaU.S. News & World Report ranks us among the top international business schools inthe U.S. for international business.*
In top 15 for undergraduates (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)*
In top 25 for graduate programs and 4th best among one-year InternationalMBA programs (2008)
Business Week reports we're among the best accredited business schools in the U.S.*
In top 80 for undergraduates*
In top 70 for graduatesFortune Small Business (March, 2006, 2007) cites us among the best colleges forentrepreneurs, offering "some of the most innovative programs for fledgling businessowners."
Financial Times (2006 and 2007) ranks ours as the top Executive MBA program inFlorida."Unless the candidate has an exceptional GMAT score (>680), full scholarships areunheard of! Graduate assistanships are available which could cover anywhere from 30%- 100% of your fees depending on the type of work you end up doing.
As far as intl. students, we have about 2500 such students out of 35,000 which makesit 7% population.
Finally, thus far, I have not heard of any of our graduates from Chapman GraduateSchool of Business not landing jobs.
If you have any additional questions, let me know.
寄件者: "Bhavin Shah"
日期: Fri, 十月 10, 2008 5:04 am
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Thank you for reviewing my resume today. I have made changes to my new resume as per
your recommnedations. If you get a chance please review it (I hope u dont mind
I will be using my new resume tomorrow at the career fair. I feel much better about my new Resume. Thanx in advance
MBA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque – Operations Management, December 2008
MS, Electrical Engineering, May 2002, University of Southern California
寄件者: "Veronica Bashbush"
日期: Thu, 十月 16, 2008 12:05 pm
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I appreciate all the great advice you gave me. You've added tremendous value to my
resume. This was the first time I learned how to translate my engineering experience
into business terms. Thank you again for supporting NSHMBA and other MBA students.
Kellogg School of Management
日期: Tue, 十月 14, 2008 3:38 am
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Thank you so very much for your help during the resume clinic. I enjoyed speaking with you. I'm sure that you met so many people that it would be difficult to remember everyone. If it helps to tell you, I am the young hispanic lady who lived in Nanjing and Hualien to study Chinese and teach English and whose MBA emphasis is Org Behavior and Human Resources. I hope that you had a great time at NSHMBA, and
again, thank you for your help. It was a pleasure meeting with you.
BYU MBA 2010
Org Behavior/Human Resources
還沒見到Office director Michael
Office director Michael向眾人詢問要上策略課的由一年級生帶領進入教室
Deadlines for MBA Class of 2011, Top 10 (未依名次排列):
[b]Application Periods: Application submitted online by 5 p.m. EST/ Notification of the MBA Admissions Board's decision:[/b]
Round 1: October 15, 2008 January 21, 2009
Round 2: January 6, 2009 April 2, 2009
Round 3: March 11, 2009 May 13, 2009
Round 1: 29 October 2008
Round 2: 07 January 2009
Round 3: 08 April 2009
Applications are due by 5:00 PM, Pacific Time
[b]Fall 2009 application deadlines and decision release dates:[/b]
Round: Application Deadline/ Decision Release Date
Round 1: October 9, 2008/ December 22, 2008
Round 2: January 8, 2009/ March 26, 2009
Round 3: March 5, 2009/ May 14, 2009
Application Deadline/ Decision Release Date
Round 1 October 9, 2008/ December 22, 2008
Round 2 January 8, 2009/ March 26, 2009
Off-Campus Interview Request
- Select the off campus interview request box and submit Part I by…
[b]Round 1, Round 2, Round 3 [/b]
10/3/2008, 12/22/2008, 2/23/2009
(NOTE: Please allow up to 6 weeks after submitting Part I and your off-campus interview request to receive an interview assignment in your local area.
When requesting an off campus interview, please specify your domestic zip code or international city/country to receive a match in a timely manner.)
- Select the on campus interview request box and submit Part I by…
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3
[b]10/17/2008, 1/12/2009, 3/9/2009[/b]
- Contact the Kellogg Admissions Office to schedule and complete your interview by…
[b]Round 1, Round 2, Round 3[/b]
12/19/2008, 3/9/2009, 4/20/2009
(Please allow 2 business days after submitting Part I to schedule your appointment)
Part 2 Due by 11:59PM CDT: 10/17/2008, 1/12/2009, 3/9/2009
Decision Rendered by: 1/7/2009, 3/30/2009, 5/18/2009
Tuition deposit received by: 4/1/2009, 5/6/2009, 3 weeks from date of admission
[b]Round/ Submission Deadline/ Mid-Decision/ Decision Notification Date [/b]
Round One: October 15, 2008/ November 12, 2008/ December 18, 2008
Round Two: January 7, 2009/ February 18, 2009/ March 25, 2009
Round Three: March 11, 2009/ April 22, 2009/ May 13, 2009
U of Michigan Ross
Full-Time MBA [b]Application Deadlines[/b]
Round I: October 10, 2008
Round II: January 2, 2009
Round III: March 1, 2009
Fall enrollment only; all deadlines for the following fall. International students are encouraged to apply in decision Round I or II.
[b]Notification of Decision[/b]
Round I: January 15, 2009
Round II: March 15, 2009
Round III: May 15, 2009
Requests for admissions decisions before the decision notification dates will not be granted.
Oct 28, 08/ Jan 13, 09
[b]Round/ Online Application submitted by/ GMAT and TOEFL taken on or before deadline/ Decision posted, emailed by: [/b]One: November 4, 2008 November 4, 2008 January 28, 2009
Two: December 9, 2008 December 9, 2008 March 18, 2009
Three: January 30, 2009 January 30, 2009 April 28, 2009
Four: March 11, 2009 March 11, 2009 May 19, 2009
[b]Term: Application Review Period Begins/ Decision Period (once a complete application goes under review)/ Application Deadline [/b]
September 2009 Early Decision: Aug. 13, 2008/ Within 10 weeks/ Oct. 8, 2008
September 2009 (International Applicants): January 7, 2009/ Within 12 weeks/ March 4, 2009*
* Applicants who wish to be considered for a merit-based fellowship must submit a complete application by January 7, 2009. Fellowship recipients for the September class are announced between January and May.
[b]Application Round: Application Deadline/ Decision Notification [/b]
Early Action*: October 15, 2008 / November 14, 2008
Round 1: October 27, 2008 / December 19, 2008
Round 2: January 7, 2009 / March 10, 2009
Round 3: March 16, 2009 / April 23, 2009
如何寫出感人的3 accomplishments essay?
essay題目的後半是問"why you view them as such?"
Every top school evaluates applicants in different ways. Extra-curricular activities are not an absolute requirement. Everything in your resume and essays is just a mean to prove your leadership magnitude and potential. Some potential leaders may not do anything physical in spare time, but just keep developing business framework in mind and become more mature in intengible ways, and suddenly become super hotshot one day. You can even leverage your life lessons and "learnings" to demonstrate your sophistication and leadership mindset.Hobbies and leisure activities can help demonstrate you as a caring and enthusiastic person.
(Modified from original article for ethical issue.)
there're a big chunk of applicants have similar backgrounds from big 4
and there're some good reasons b-schools are actually encourging applicants from these backgrounds
application process is less about structuralism
but more about life introspection
leadership is also intrinsic, not extrinsic that given by others
the motivations and competence of devoting your career to big 4
the scope and sophistication of working life
the impact on external world
the extensive communication and human capital management processes
and the personal growing process are the key to "being ready" for advanced business training
it's even a formal shortcut to become a prepared applicant standing by the springboard
the point is to extract the life defining moments from those seeming routines
and clearly define yourself as a capable and visionary professional
that deeply understand the needs and the irreplaceables of particular MBA program
(Modified from original article for ethical issue.)
job searching process is a very individualized process
it all depends on personal qualification and fit of particular position under certain corporate culture
even the brand name of top school is only one of the many qualifications
there's no quarentee for your own career in the history
there won't be any in the future either
but no need to be panic or over pessimistic
saying "all foreign graduates" need to face the fate of going back home countries is just exaggerating the situation
personally I must be very grateful to be one of the fortunate graduates who obtain offers from the American recruitors
way before graduation
while not from top school
you'll be amazed when you see the spirit people try their best to survive from the economy
and you'll also understand why a big part of graduates have to go back
there's a reason
(modified from original article for ethical issue)
It's a great start to have a high GMAT
it'll in big part compensate the low gpa (while still need to leverage your extra-curriculars during school to balance your academic commitment, since you need to demonstrate the capability of enduring magnificent MBA training)
consulting experience and start-up exp can accelerate your "seasoning" process in the career perspective
If you have a couple of years exp is relatively short in top 15
even you have consulting backbround and entrepreneur exp
there'll be a whole bunch of applicants (probably up to 30%) have exactly the same background with 4 years experience (just have a glance in BW Forum)
either you can leverage other life-defining events to complement your well-roundness and professional readiness
or just literally work for 2 more years to complete the pre-MBA career
there's still a space for due diligence before you absolutely need the MBA
and that's the main reason most schools ask "why now"
Sichuan is a big trick since it's a one time big bang
it's very predicable that tens of thousands of applicants will by all means attempt to leverage it
writing emotional and touching stories when people suffering from such a huge natural tragedy
since the event was so signficant, it'll also be worn out very easily, just like Titanic
while the purpose of this whole applicantion contest is to make yourself stand out
you don't want to make adcom sigh by murmuring "where it comes again..." unless your contribution or life inspiration is so and so out of this world
but if this life engagement is really so important to you, you can even try to view this in some impersonal and wisdom ways
MBA tour is more as an information collection event than as an impression competition
applicants are evaluated by their life inspiration, career evolusion, and humanity weaved down in the whole package
together with the delicate personal fit with particular school
not by any way of creative contact experience
the reasonable process is to collect as much infomation from the target school and same tier peer schools as possible
identify the subtle difference and connect those to yourself personally
It's not only about age,
and of course relationship is a huge consideration, especially for ladies
29 female MBA is everywhere in the States
the majority ladies studying MBA at this age, so nothing to worry about
a big part of them also bring their husband and kids
singles can have big chance to meet their life partners
since life balance is the ultimate goal for every complete individual, at least for the majority people in the States
but all and all
it's about your career
so here comes the classic question, why now?
or why later? how late?
it's about where and how have you climbed your "career ladder"
what issues and experiences made you here now, in terms of your career
and what's your goals
then after all these situation analysis and goal setting,
what's the "gap" between your current state and ideal goal now?
what can you do about this gap? on efficiency per se
can you do anything about this gap by yourself?
or you need some formal or informal educations or trainings
is that MBA?
what part of MBA do you need?
if you don't take MBA next year,
what'll happen in this period?
will you postpone your career progress?
or will it be more efficient on your career building?
it'll be an yes/no question
since once you clearly analyze your current situation and define your goals
you may realize it's pretty much a strict time frame that shows if you need to take MBA in '09 or either '10
if you run into a situation that seems ambiguous either 09 or 10 can you go for an MBA
you might want to dig deeper on your career assessment
since career is not about 1 year or 2 years plan
it should be organized as a whole
it's connected back to your college or even high school
and thrown over your career and family visions
just calm down and do some retionale for your life
you'll see yourself clearly
原則上申請人的"leadership"在第一題的accomplishment跟第二題learn from mistake (請留意用字不是"failure"也有關鍵影響)
以及commu/org engagement或是career vision中展現
許多申請人為了想impress HBS 而絞盡腦汁寫出稀奇古怪的leadership事蹟
另外小弟個人感受到最主要的細微差別是原本每題都有的key word "defining"字眼拿掉了
還有最重要的teamwork style及outsider accommodating process
wow~ quite wide-range interests
also pretty splendid in storytelling
albeit not quite sure about the intrinsic significance to your career in the first half
but the general direction is quite correct
while this is only about 30% done
since these recommenders can only play limited role in whether your career or your application
approximately 10% or less
the bigger their titles
the less they'll know about you in person
since they have something more important to do
while the key is still missing
where are you going in your career specifically? how do you define your career objectives
how do you find the needed parts of mba? what exactly are these parts
please be very specific, or nearly laser-focused
whereas the 3 most important souls are in a fog
1st is your leadership
why you only have fragmental achievements or awards after these long years? assuming you're climbing your "life" ladder constantly with internal motivations
2nd is your GPA problem
it's significantly lower than a common 3.5
plus the 3rd
your wide but jumpy interests
writing, drawing, cooking, martial art...etc.
it can be translated into energetic extracurricular
but it can also be misinterpreted as major distractions from core business
all these spots need to be evaluated as a whole package
and extracted the underlying significance to refine into the "life impact"
the good news is your first job is highly revelant to your core profession from college
while the inexplicit part is why you have so many "not-so-relevant" job functions all plugged in at the same period? why a R&D manager would "fish around" in operation and purchasing???
this maybe very risky, since either your company had some major problem about job segmenting, or you were messing around
all due my respect and sorry to say all these
it also led to another question that why and how was the entrepreneurship relevant with your career logic here?
it's a relatively good start here
but anything can put your under the gun
especially the first and foremost GMAT is still hanging
top 25? or even top 10? probably
or fall out of top 100? still likely
我本科211， 专业海洋工程， 有在知名教育机构两年半的兼职教师经历
why from ocean engineering jumped into education?
why ocean engineering
and why teaching?
need the specific logic and motivation
申请英国lancaster， 未果， 决定明年走北美，因为英国院校有些不要全职工作经历， 转到北美发现好学校要求有牛B工作经历。
why you don't have full time experience?
and why MBA?
need to find out several things
what exactly do you want to do for your career?
what's the relevance and irreplaceability for this career direction?
what the relationship among your 3 career drivers: passion, personality, and professional?
and where is your leadership?
that's the soul of MBA
but only after you can prove your own one
then the school will grant you theirs
Thank you for reading my postings
career is yours, not others
and who exactly really got into IB through their school names?
even so, how long did they stay in the industry?
did they really make big money? how much?
how about their rest of life?
and how happy they are?
money can't buy happiness
only when your job itself can make you feel contented
then your soul is awakened
this argument is not complete yet
they don't absolutely require the same industrial background
but they require how you collected all needed pieces for consulting career
it's way more difficult if you don't have clear plan about the collecting process
so far no people can really get in the real management consulting business with irrelevant background
if someone did, please let me know
All due respect
so why MBA?
so far no clear motivation about business career switch
and no intrinsic drivers on your 3 career elements: passion, personality, or professional capabilities
no matter how impressive is your background, or what access can you get on your letters of recommendation
your career switch has no clear direction yet
and no "irreplaceablility" about why switch to business
simply put, your "MBA motivation" is not sustainable yet
then you won't have "why top 5" either
呵呵, LZ, 还没决定呢?
我看了楼主在BW forum上问问题了. 我觉得BW上的人都是特别执着于ranking的人, 偏执狂比较多.
You guys can ask me on BW forum @"Chinese Ask David"
BW Business Schools Forum > For International Students > Chinese Ask David
it can benefit others globally
normally it's the VISA issue
the government simply doesn't want foreigners to work
even you can find some part-time job,
the pay is normally $7 per hour
it doesn't help anyway
以下是引用moonlite1016在2008-4-30 2:52:00的发言：拿到四大 税务的offer, 本来想考完LSAT直接毕业读JD的, 可我没有任何工作经验,
如果我先工作2,3年, 同时再考一个GMAT, 是否能凭四大的工作经验和 两个考试的成绩
报名美国 Columbia, NYU, UCLA,or Berkley 的 JD/MBA呢？ 四大工作经验的报名者应该很多, Business School 看重这个吗？
2,3年后的事情很难说 , 如果读了JD/MBA四年毕业 出来可能都快30了, 女孩子年龄一大很尴尬的, 而且美国移民也有年龄限制吧？
you cannot prove you need it yet
and why JD?
you can't prove it now either
don't pretent you need one
and don't reverse the cause and consequence
既然楼主发现这么多人投Emory,还问any other thoughts?莫非楼主中意CMU?
these people are not responsible for LZ's life
cmu tiny scholarship Vs. emory full tuition scholarship. 大家有什么意见，请不吝赐教。谢谢！
cmu Vs. emory:
3、经济因素。两年下来，CMU的花费大概在USD 130K，EMORY大概在USD 60K，CMU比EMORY高出USD 70K （已经考虑奖学金因素）。本人目前经济状况不是那么良好（顺便对当前的股市表示一下BS）；而且CMU不提供no-cosigner loan。简言之，去CMU的话自己会背负不少的债务，去EMORY无债一身轻。
we need the evidence
cmu tiny scholarship Vs. emory full tuition scholarship. 大家有什么意见，请不吝赐教。谢谢！
cmu Vs. emory:
3、经济因素。两年下来，CMU的花费大概在USD 130K，EMORY大概在USD 60K，CMU比EMORY高出USD 70K （已经考虑奖学金因素）。本人目前经济状况不是那么良好（顺便对当前的股市表示一下BS）；而且CMU不提供no-cosigner loan。简言之，去CMU的话自己会背负不少的债务，去EMORY无债一身轻。
something money can't buy
it works here
CMU will worthe the $
you'll see why when you compare both fin programs
and eliminate the repeated courses
or you can also see Emory's Dean's Message
it's about leadership, not about finance
then the curriculum is designed accordingly
then you'll see CMU emphasizes strongly on quant from the 1st year
which is critical for fin career
but no such privilege in Emory
that's why CMU is more expensive
因目标明确想朝向运动行销类别的公司发展，如NIKE、REEBOK等，因此最近在Survey应具备的相关的能力：外语能力是基础条件，相关知识则是加分要件，我的直觉是如果直接到国外去念相关科系，可以一次解决这两个问题，因此有计画去国外念运动相关master。但日前有朋友传了一份以sport marketing为主的MBA report给我看，里面提到了几所学校的MBA，课程会实际去NBA、小联盟等地方实习，甚至有机会参与其中的运作。 我的问题是，若以工作为考量，目标是想进上述我所提到相关运动行销公司，那么选择＜运动相关系所中的sport marketing＞还是<结合sport marketing的MBA>会较容易达成目标？因为两者间的requirement不同，需考GRE或考GMAT也不同，这疑问困扰了我一阵，希望能有大大能帮我解惑！ 另外，因我已有一个国内MBA的学位，若加强英文口说能力，是否也有机会一试这些公司呢？ 谢谢～^^
我分别上了Lehigh 和 Fordham的MBA Program
Depends on which office you want to be. General speaking, top 10 Bschool in USA will give you the opportunity for recruting in US office. LBS, Insead and IMD will do the same to European office. Both of them will help for Chinese office.
One level down, it is always difficult to Chinese to get in top MC's overseas office. For example, Chinese are difficult to get in McK US office no matter you gradute from top 3 or top 10 Bschool. I have only seen 3 chinese last summer out of 300+ summer intern natiowide. So the number of placement in MC is sometime misleading as it does not apply to Chinese.
I sense that english communication and culture undertstanding play a key role here on top of your high intelligence.
* Here Chinese, I mean people who get their bachelor degree in China and have little overseas working or living expernece.
just like in this case
you need to find out why Chinese are so hard to get in
it's absolutely NOT due to possibility
it's about their capabilities
it's not about language and cultural background
and you need to know why
why no one can get into "the U.S. offices"?
why? why? why?
only after you find out why, and overcome all those obstacals and limitations
then MC will consider you
if you want to do MC
you need to make yourself become the impossible one
and create the impossibles
请问如果以MC为方向的话 top20里面那些比较出名？ 谢谢大家 贴出top20的学校 以便在上面标注
因为自己的工科工作背景不大可能在金融方向发展 ，其实自己也没有很大的兴趣 就定了方向往MC 读MBA对选定学校很重要
1 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton U.S.A. 2 London Business School U.K. 3 Columbia Business School U.S.A. 已知是金融牛校4 Stanford University GSB U.S.A. 5 Harvard Business School U.S.A. 6 Insead FR / SG 7 MIT: Sloan U.S.A. 8 IE Business School Spain 9 University of Chicago GSB U.S.A. 10 University of Cambridge: Judge U.K. 11 Ceibs China 11 Iese Business School Spain 13 New York University: Stern U.S.A. 14 IMD Switzerland 15 Dartmouth College: Tuck U.S.A. 16 Yale School of Management U.S.A. 17 Hong Kong UST Business School China 18 HEC Paris France 19 University of Oxford: Said U.K. 20 Indian School of Business India 21 Esade Business School Spain 22 Lancaster University Management School U.K. 22 Manchester Business School U.K.
楼上的，你的信息似乎有误。BW的排名并不是只基于employers' feedbacks，完全基于employers' feedbacks应该是Wall Street Journal.
45% - Student Satisfaction Surveys45% - Corporate Recruiter Surveys10% - Intellectual Capital
The intellectual capital portion of the rankings is taken by looking at the number of times a business schools' faculty has published in particular journals. There are also additional intellectual capital points awarded if certain major publications review a professor's book.
本人国内Top3的本科毕业，念经济，随后去美国读了master in finance,准备回国发展，今年25，现在面临职业的选择：
The only thing is all of us are not responsible for your own career
so make a very deep consideration
and then take it by yourself
本科是liberal arts，在读硕士econ mgmt，工作背景政府公务员2年，但不是国家部委，我知道很多商务部的牛人拿到top mba的：（555
A. 今年去读UT-Austin的MPA/MBA,不是prof acc的MPA,是public affairs，MPA给我全奖的，但是MPA在美国找不到工作，我想过去了读dual degree mba或者转会计的，然后在美国工作1-2年申请top 10 mba
B. 今年申请top 10 MBA,失败了就再工作一年申请？但是我不知道可能性有多大，我的工作经验和business相关的很少，顶多就是regulation管制企业，或者促进企业发展，比如和奇瑞公司合作促进出口，但都是从政府的角度来看的，我听说biz school喜欢diverse background，我的背景的确不同，但是和finance，banking，IT等的牛牛们比会显得不match吗？
Pls give me some suggestion
April 15th is approaching, i have to make a decision soon. I am a bit torn between the choices, hopefully you guys can give me some ideas.
1. Vandy , 32K/yr
2, Notre Dame, 35k/yr
3, Olin, full tuition
Which school will give me a better chance at landing a decent paid job in the marketing field? Thanks!
Just open their curriculum on marketing concentration
you'll see Notre Dame's marketing is fairly blur and limited
many key elements are missing
no consumer behavior, which is the most critical one
no pricing, no marcom tactics, no operation or supply chain integration, no sales and no channel management.
while Vandy and Olin are both well-rounded and competitive
deep consumer insight, solid market research, brand and marcom strategies and tactics, sales negotiation and product innovation, CRM with database marketing, channel management, also digital marketing
Then see their recruiting statistics
although Vandy is quite complete on marketing course design
both Vandy and Notre Dame have only 21~22% work in marketing function
whereas Olin has a 31% in marketing function, with the most decent salary out of three
Vandy has a $1373 weekly=$71,396 annually
Notre Dame has a $6,300 monthly in marketing=$75,600 annaully
So Olin will be the best choice, while both overall ranking and tuition compensation are the most attractive
以下是引用poetfarmer在2008-4-11 9:33:00的发言：多谢各位的指点！简述一下我的背景：１。Ｇ／Ｔ都还没考，但自己英语底子还是比较自信的，一直都是做海外销售。２。本科是原来的华中理工毕业，毕业后在一个国内顶级电信设备公司作技术，工程师。１年后调到国内ＮＯ１的手机设计公司做海外销售，２年till July, 现在的position是海外一区域市场的team leader.我得疑惑主要在：其实个人的最终目标还是创业，但是面临一个创业不确定性的问题，曾经有几个创业项目都因为各种资源的原因没成，所以打算进行止损，干脆加入TOP IB先解决财务自由，当然ＩＢ的经验积累对我将来的创业也有好处。创业的偶像是柳传志，但可惜无法遇到像他那样好的机会，所以想走沈南鹏那样的道路，觉得TOP MBA->TOP IB-> START UP比较具有可行性。ＰＳ鹤蛲砣ゲ渭恿饲寤桑停拢恋男律婊幔芴甯芯鮠iversity非常不够，而且担心Ｉ班的清华老师都是大陆人，可能讲全英文课程无法讲的细致，可能最终只是蜻蜓点水。Ｉ班的前辈也反映过这种情况。请前辈再帮忙深入分析一把，拜谢先。
Very typical example of MBA career management. It's a global business that not limited to Chinese.
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I'm 25 years old, and I have been an administrative assistant for the past 2.5 years. Last 1.5 years at a health care company. I need to look for a new job that will put me in a better position to get into MBA school in a few years. What positions should I look for?
1) "Analyst" ?
2) IT support (I hope it's not hard to pick up and learn...)
3) Fill in the blank.
I just have no clue!
BTW my target industry for post-MBA work... I am very open to anything, but my top choices are Marketing and Finance.
I'm not sure how much more specific I can get than saying I want to be the director of a department at a company, a department that makes decisions concerning Brand Management, advancing and protecting the brand image of the company. Do I have to cite a specific company and product? Okay, well, I want to be the director of the Entertainment Department at Sony and decide how to market the next Playstation console.For example, this console generation had a controversial move that Sony was heavily criticized for--inclusion of the Blu-Ray drive (and the requirement that all game developers use the Blu-Ray disc). This raised the price on the PS3 and caused many to say that the xBox 360 would beat out the PS3. Sony, being much more experienced with hardware than the software giant of Microsoft, would surely take a big hit in their brand image in the console industry if this happened. The Sony Playstation became legendary with its second incarnation, but the name Sony was still not as resilient in console gaming as Nintendo, and Sony couldn't afford to lose out in this battle after so much investment.The decision to include Blu-Ray was risky and overlapped into the high-def media war with HD DVD, but winning over Warner Brothers through exclusive deals secured the victory, and now the PS3 is seen as a bargain way to have a gaming console and a high-def media player all in one.The overlapping of media players and console gaming was done before when Sony decided that that the PS2 would feature the software to play DVD movies. The buggy state of the PS2 DVD player led the masses to speculate that Sony would leave console gaming and movie players as separate markets. But Sony surprised everyone with the PS3.I want to be the guy who makes the decisions on how to market Son'y shoe entertainment products. I want to be one who takes Sony's reputation from "Oh yeah they're generally good, but not the best deal caused they are overpriced" to "Oh yeah, Sony!! They make great hardware like gaming consoles and HDTVs!!! Sure it's a little pricey but well worth it. Better to spend $500 on something you love than spend $350 on something that feels cheap and will break on you."I'll add another example if that helps.Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola have very different approaches to marketing their products. Pepsi Cola embraced non-carbonated beverages (Gatorade, Sobe) earlier, and expanded globally much faster than Coca Cola. Coca Cola was a little stubborn with developing non-carboated beverages, and wanted to concentrate on the market in America . Pepsi Cola's advertisement reacnhed out to the younger crowd, known to drink more soft drinks than their older counterparts. Coca Cola, looking back, realized how conservative their advertisement campaign was, and how it did not appeal to the younger generation. Coca Cola also ran into trouble with some of their bottling businesses, some of which were family-run and could not afford the low margin of profit. Coca Cola was losing the battle so bad, that to eliminate debt, Coca Cola brought back a retired ex-president, who came up with the highly regarded "51% solution" of keeping 51% of Coca Cola's stocks, while taking the other 49% and forming the Coke Company (correct me if I am wrong on the exact names). This eliminated millions in debt by taking advantage of a loophole in the law.So to give you an idea of what I want to do, I DON'T want to be the guy who is charged with coming up with the next brilliant 51% solution, but I DO want to be the guy who helps change Coca Cola's strategy of what types of drinks to develop (do we pool our resources into making new kinds of Powerade, or do we make more carbonated drinks?), and where to market the drinks (concentrate on the United States, or spread it out to Europe? Or the whole world?). In general, I'd like to be the guy who made everyone stop saying "Oh yeah, Coke, my dad drinks that" and instead, start saying "Why would I drink that Pepsi when there's perfectly good Coke right here? Save the Pepsi for your little sister."Again, thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. If there is anyone else out there that can make suggestions despite my vaguery, please do so!
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I believe you might be facing several blind spots in your career logic now. First is the reverse logic that you're choosing your career paths based on "pursuing a decent MBA." All due respect but the logic is error by nature. Your MBA should be something supplemental that can significantly accelerate your solid career objectives, not a "goal" by itself. Nobody knows what will exactly happen in future, but at least you need a direction or narrowed options as focused as possible, then you can figure out why you need an MBA and what part of it you'll need. So far these career choices are still all random. You need to find out by your career logic.
It's quite obviously that you have some analytical potential, but that may be misleading since the points you analyzed were the "afterward outcomes" that already reflected by the market, and these were only the surface of the operations and business strategies that either PS3 v.s. 360 or Coke v.s. Pepsi you need to go much deep down at least 4 to 5 levels to see internally the short-term and long-term business strategies, market-orientation, consumer perception and demand, brand strategy, product positioning relates to product portfolio, financial structures, supply chain networks, outsourcing practices, competitive landscapes, operation value chain, channel structures and profit splits, and then "forecast" the market for either profitabilities and stock influencials, so as to execute brand promotion, product selling campaigns, and pricing tactics.
But all of these are not your career pathing considerations. Career drivers are 3 major elements: Passion, Characteristics, and Professional Capabilities. Now although you had such a brillent analysis on market, it still cannot confirm whether the consulting-related jobs will be your career yet, since you need some concrete evidence on your real-world career. You need to prove to yourself that consulting or something else can be your life-long career, even though you might need "a decent MBA" first to get into certain industries like consulting, you have to prove your potential first by solid evidence, whatever it can be, to "knock the door" on these professions.
Another key may be your age and experience that 2.5 years are still too unpredictable to try to "settle down" your career. It'll be a huge risk based on very limited evidence and career track. Some of those evidences may be temporary or even false. You need at least a coule of years to observe and examine your best fit from 3 career drivers. Then see if you need a MBA and how significant it can play a role in your life. We can talk in private to find out your career progress and find out those career drivers.
MBA Career Manager
"Chinese Ask David": http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=bw-bschools&tid=75186
USC較BU學費貴了USD 20K ,痛痛痛 考量重點如下: 1.實際課程及師資的品質,希望Focus 在Int'l Mgmt+Acc't. 2.學校及課程名聲、校友支持度 3.畢業後就業的考量((在美國或台灣皆可,工作身分OK) 4.若考慮不就業繼續攻商博(目標加州Top Tier B-School) 感恩 !!
MBA is a terminal degree
it's totally different path from Ph.D
regarding other issues
USC has better reputation, more competitive student body better recognition in Asia, wider and more sophisticated course selection
while BU has decent location for finance and consulting fields
BU also has some close connection with consulting industry
the courses are more fundamental and easier to absorb
university of florida：学校综合排名47； USnews34； 金融时报64；华尔街6；商业周刊41；福布斯51
William and Mary：学校综合排名31； USnews58；金融时报71； 华尔街17；商业周刊28；福布斯49
university of florida：usnews排名20
william and mary： 无排名
william and mary：学费在80％奖学金后还需花15000$，另担负健康保险，生活费，和书费等杂费；
University of Florida：学费在GA后全免，健康保险全免，两年学校还提供2000$生活费
college of william and mary地理位置较好，距离华盛顿2.5小时车程，且在DC声誉较好；GMAT平均分610左右；US news2007就业率63.8％；平均薪资84000$
W&M is a very market-oriented school
also very career-focused, deep training on leadership and managerial communication
both finance and B2C marketing are extraordinarily solid
they even fly to NYC to visit Blackrock Financial Management
which created private equity fashion and dominates it from the heaven
lots of company visits and guest speakers in almost every concentration
location also great that's driving distance to Washington D.C.
UF is one of the largest college in the U.S.
excellent campus and strong academic and research
while for MBA, it's more traditional approach on program design and lecturing
not as dynamic and aggressive as W&M Mason
but good environment for research
very peaceful geography
"While Vandy does have almost 2 levels more sophisticated courses than Kelley, Vandy goes to experiencial and higher academic finance. "
Can you expound on this? I am also choosing between Vandy and IU for finance and would like to get a better understanding of what you mean. Thanks
When you compare both programs and match the courses one by one, you'll see Vandy is slightly more complete while Kelley is a bit speed up and focus more on Investment banking (yellow ones match almost perfectly, red ones are absent). The program logic when you see the course number sequence, Vandy builds quite from the ground and Kelley also solids on the fundamentals while rushs a bit to IB.
Both have very long course lists while Kelley is slightly shorter. Vandy goes more on academic and Kelley goes more on hottest topics of IB. So you can see the general ranking Kelley is higher but Vandy is more a standard in Finance.
(please see the original link, the format here is unclear.)
Corporate Financial Policy
International Financial Markets and Instruments
International Corporate Finance
Real Estate Financial Analysis
Real Estate Investment & Development
Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets
Mergers and Acquisitions
Venture Capital/Private Equity
Financial Data Analysis
Derivative Securities Valuation
Active Portfolio Management
Special Topics, Corporate Governance
Special Topics in Accounting: Federal Income Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
Asset Pricing Theory
Corporate Finance Theory
Empirical Methods in Finance A
Empirical Methods in Finance B
Advanced Finance Theory
Independent Study in Finance
Research Seminar in Corporate Finance
BUS-F 506 Commercial and Investment Banking
BUS-F 520 Asset Valuation and Strategy
BUS-F 546 Corporate Financial Strategy
BUS-F 570 International Financial Markets
BUS-F 571 International Corporate Finance
BUS-F 529 Equity Markets
BUS-F 528 Fixed Income Investments
BUS-F 505 Financial Intermediation
BUS-R 590 Independent Study in Real Estate
BUS-R 510 Real Estate Investment
BUS-R 530 Real Estate Finance
BUS-F 517 Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Finance
BUS-F 525 Corporate Financial Risk Management
BUS-F 526 Derivative Securities
BUS-F 550 Applied Portfolio Selection
BUS-F 548 Corporate Governance and Restructuring
BUS-F 540 The Firm in the Capital Markets
BUS-F 508 Real Options in Capital Budgeting
BUS-F 507 Short-Term Financial Management
BUS-F 560 Special Topics in Finance
BUS-F 551 Special Projects in Investments
BUS-F 590 Independent Study in Finance
BUS-F 590 Independent Study in Finance
BUS-F 553 Special Projects in Investment Banking
BUS-F 554 Special Topics in Investment Banking
BUS-F 535 Security Trading and Market Making