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Shortlisting Schools

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Shortlisting Schools

Post Sun May 03, 2009 9:00 am
I'm planning to apply this fall for 2010 entry. I've begun researching schools and trying to find my "fit." So far I have 8 schools. I've heard that you should typically apply to 4-5 schools. But really, if I have the time, what's wrong with applying to 8 schools...or even 10? The only problem I see is how much more work it's going to be on my references for the LOR's.

Any thoughts??

Thanks in advance!

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Post Mon May 04, 2009 10:07 pm
I think you'll definitely need to do some more thinking about how you would fit into each school's respective culture. You are going to have to make a compelling case for each school as to why it is perfect for you, and likewise.

Please do keep us updated, good luck!

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Thanks guys for your reply! Great info!

I mainly want to get a really strong business education, because my background is engineering and I want to use the MBA to make this transition. As far as fit goes, I'm still having difficulty with establishing this. I have a lot more research to do, but my initial reaction to "fit" is that I am a pretty easy going person, and not too picky, haha. I guess that's why I want to apply to so many schools. I'm sure as my research continues I will be able to narrow schools down.

And yes, I will post to update on my progress!

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I think you'll definitely need to do some more thinking about how you would fit into each school's respective culture. You are going to have to make a compelling case for each school as to why it is perfect for you, and likewise.

Please do keep us updated, good luck!

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Post Mon May 04, 2009 4:45 pm
Thanks guys for your reply! Great info!

I mainly want to get a really strong business education, because my background is engineering and I want to use the MBA to make this transition. As far as fit goes, I'm still having difficulty with establishing this. I have a lot more research to do, but my initial reaction to "fit" is that I am a pretty easy going person, and not too picky, haha. I guess that's why I want to apply to so many schools. I'm sure as my research continues I will be able to narrow schools down.

And yes, I will post to update on my progress!

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