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MBA Wire Taps 342—First gen, Naval Officer, One-year vs Two-year MBA. Sloan vs Haas vs Ross

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Weekly Roundup for Clear Admit’s MBA Podcast

In this week’s MBA Admissions podcast we began by discussing the MBA application deadlines and interview releases for this season. Interview invites continue for some top MBA programs, but we are getting towards the end of the interview window and closer to round 2 ‘decision weeks’. Speaking of decisions, CMU / Tepper is releasing its final Round 2 decisions this week.

On Wednesday of this week, Clear Admit will be hosting an AMA live chat with NYU / Stern, signups are here:  https://canyuama

Graham highlighted two recently published admissions tips focused on the interview process (unusual interview practices and post-interview protocol), as we are now deep into the interview season for Round 2 candidates.

Graham then highlighted two Real Numbers posts from Clear Admit, which focused on average GMAT scores and average GRE scores of top MBA programs based in the United States. Stanford and Harvard top the list for best GMAT scores, but Yale tops the list for GRE scores. Graham then mentioned two Real Humans Alumni pieces, the first two in this series for this season. Featured are alums from Chicago / Booth working at Citi, and IESE working at Allianz.

Graham highlighted a Friday’s from the Frontline story that focused on NYU / Stern’s efforts on impact investing. That led to a brief discussion on the efficacy of batteries used in electric vehicles and mobile phones. And finally, Graham noted a recently published podcast where he interviewed J.R. McGrath at CMU / Tepper; they discussed all the different types of MBA offerings that are now available.

For this week, for the candidate profile review portion of the show, Alex selected two ApplyWire entries and one DecisionWire entry.

Three MBA Admissions Candidates Reviewed

This week’s first MBA admissions candidate is a first generation college grad who went on to complete a BS in Chemical Engineering, and then to serve in the Navy as a Nuclear Power School instructor. We like their overall profile, but think they should try to take the GRE one more time.

This week’s second MBA candidate is being sponsored by their firm to do the MBA. They are seeking a one-year MBA program, so they can return to work soonest. We wonder whether they might be better served by also considering some of the leading two-year MBA programs.

The final MBA candidate for this week has several offers, and is debating between Michigan / Ross with a $150,000 scholarship, Berkeley / Haas with a $100,000 scholarship, or MIT / Sloan with a $75,000 scholarship. They are from Europe and seeking a career in tech, or consulting, preferably on the west coast.

First gen, Naval Officer

Naval Officer seeking an MBA. Strong academic record, 320 GRE.

One-year vs Two-year MBA

MBA applicant who is sponsored by their firm, and seeking a one-year MBA.

Sloan vs Haas vs Ross

European MBA candidate who is considering offers from MIT / Sloan, Berkeley / Haas and Michigan / Ross.

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MBA Wire Taps 342—First gen, Naval Officer. One-year vs Two-year MBA. Sloan vs Haas vs Ross

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Alex Brown
Alex is a co host for Clear Admit's Wire Taps podcast. He has spent 30 years in the MBA admissions industry, and authored the book: Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions