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I've been extremely happy with the program so far. It is a lot of work, but I've been fortunate that my team has been extremely strong. The classes have been a great balance of theory and practical application, and with the exception of one course I've been very happy with the professors and content...

by Kelly McDonald

Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Accepted into Cornell-Queens eMBA
Replies: 9
Views: 17994

I was accepted into the Cornell-Queen's eMBA program with a 650.

by Kelly McDonald

Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Queens/Ivey OR alberta
Replies: 8
Views: 6224

Why not look at an Executive MBA, they are generally more targetted to older students. I'm in my early 30's and doing the Cornell-Queen's program. We have several people in their early 40's in our class.

Kelly

by Kelly McDonald

Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Does Age matter
Replies: 5
Views: 3051

I'll share my experience as I had a similar undergraduate GPA and 650 GMAT. My only difference is that I had a lot more work experience when I applied earlier this year. I'm in my early 30's and since I decided I wanted an MBA I decided to take several University classes in commerce (economics, acco...

by Kelly McDonald

Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: What about high GMAT but low GPA?
Replies: 4
Views: 7331

Cornell also offers several of their EMBA programs in the NYC area

by Kelly McDonald

Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: MBA Programs in the NYC area
Replies: 5
Views: 5108

I'll share my experience as I had a similar issue to overcome. Two years prior to applying for my program I took several undergrad business courses (Accounting, Marketing etc) I did them primarily through correspondence, but worked hard and earned straight A's. When I applied I was able to provide c...

by Kelly McDonald

Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Should I apply now?
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Have you taken a look at Cornell? The offer a few EMBA programs, one out of their facility in the Palisades, another is a joint program offered with Queen's University in Canada. It's a weekend program done through teleconferencing to several locations across the US and Canada. I'm 3 months into the...

by Kelly McDonald

Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Help on selecting the right EMBA school
Replies: 3
Views: 2695

I discovered that the relative weighting of your GPA depends on a number of factors. If your 3 years out of school and applying then it's going to be looked at much harder than someone who has been out of school for 15 years and has tonnes of work experience. My undergraduate GPA was nothing to chee...

by Kelly McDonald

Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Standard of Undergraduate Achievement?
Replies: 5
Views: 3112

Thanks for all of the accolades. It's going to be a busy 17 months, but I am really looking forward to it. Two months till classes start.

by Kelly McDonald

Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Accepted into Cornell-Queens eMBA
Replies: 9
Views: 17994

Elle, Kev, Galit

Thanks for the kudos, it's going to be a busy 17 months.


I would say it depends on the school. Some schools take your highest score, others take an average. Others will look at your test taking history and use it to make judgments about the kind of person you are.

I would ask the schools you're looking to apply to and see what their policy is.


I don't think there is a simple black and white answer. If your 3.8 GPA was 20 years in the past and your 550 GMAT was last month, obviously your GMAT score will be weighted more. Remember your GMAT and GPA are only 2 elements out of your whole application. Higher scores are always better, but work ...

by Kelly McDonald

Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: GMAT Score vs. Undergrad GPA
Replies: 5
Views: 9657

I don't believe their is a limit, but taking he GMAT is not exactly a cheap endeavor. Individual schools vary on how they treat multiple scores, some take an average, other the highest. However you need to remember that when the admissions committee looks at your application it's not just a matter o...

by Kelly McDonald

Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT - Are you allowed 4 attempts?
Replies: 7
Views: 4650

Agreed, you're going to need buy in from several people within your organization. Companies polices will vary, some are very supportive of employees embarking on MBA's and will likely provide significant support, others will offer time, but no money. Some have very formalized processes, for others i...

by Kelly McDonald

Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Company Sponsorship for MBA
Replies: 8
Views: 16042

I'm going through this process right now at my employer. My suggestions are to talk to people within your organization who have been sponsored in the past and check with HR to see if there is a formal process you need to go through.

by Kelly McDonald

Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Company Sponsorship for MBA
Replies: 8
Views: 16042