Post-admit questions welcomed.
I hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at MBA, MSF or MMS in your early careers.
I also have friends who were in MAcc, MSc Marketing, and hopefully I can share whatever I can find.
Background: enrolled in a top 10 MBA program; nontarget undergrad with 3.5 GPA, got my first tier MSF and returned to MBA after a bit over 2 years of work in an firm.
For MMS/MSF/MFin applicants: Think about how MSF or MMS can help you reach your next goals? why not MBA a few years later? any need for more degrees at all?/STEM problems? This is a sample & incomplete checklist.
if you want an MBA now, think about which tier schools you can get into, how to design your majors for short and Long term utility, and (early career only) how will you overcome lack of work experiences once you're in - GMATs and GPAs dont matter enough without work experiences here. Top 10-15 MBAs are where I consider worthy, and they pick up few students straight from undergrad, and often through deferred options, those lucky bastards usually have extraordinary resumes FYI.
too many Degree programs are admitting cashcow people, and promoters/loser have fundamental conflict of interest that is making you pay cash. Basically no school is literally nonprofit these days!
Unless you've been a total superstar, Opportunity cost of MSc is usually $65,000 or more. Without MSc, you save $65k and could earn more $$ and full-time experience, or save $400 per month on loans. If you also have guts for a MBA, the starting range for an experienced median T15 earns a substantially bigger amount.
just don't ask for admission profile evaluation - it's usually truly holistic, not GPA/GMAT only. Know your story and have it throughout all parts of your application.
Can't help with any essay topics, but whenever it's a Personal Statement? it's about the WHY questions below, plus short-term & long-term goals.
The hardest interview questions are generally behavioral; "describe when ____x____"
The typical questions will revolve around
Why this school fits?
Usually your 4 dimensions in the application are
**Pre-experience programs have a little more focus on academics to replace lack of experiences.
I have no incentives or affiliations that would encourage me to speak favorably to any program, unlike some other gurus that members have found to promote some programs for the wrong reasons - that's why you see ridiculous monkey shit on my thread when I'm donating my free time for just social good.
I hope to share my honest opinion for YOU to decide on programs and make YOUR money worth, and for that I will be direct, and know that I'm talking about the issues and not you.