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This is a very interesting discussion to have. The press has been decidedly bad lately on the online programs, pointing specifically to their recruiting habits, but that might have blemished the good with the bad. The question is does the online MBA program provide any distinction from a recruiting ...

by aveekguha

Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: what is Online mba degree effactive between regular mba ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

The proof is in the pudding of recruiting. You should look at the management consultant companies you are interested in and see their recruiting numbers by school. Alternatively, you can request the same information from the schools you are interested in. Good luck! Aveek Guha, President, www.mbaday...

by aveekguha

Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Top 15 schools for Management Consulting
Replies: 5
Views: 19127

Hi, One way to narrow your search is to see where your prospective employers recruit from. Deloitte, Mckinsey BTO, etc have certain target schools - you might just ask some of these schools for their recruiting successes from your target employers. Its one thing to have the program, its another to g...

by aveekguha

Mon May 23, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Schools and programs for IT consulting
Replies: 1
Views: 743

It depends the strength of your business background. If you were a business or accounting major to begin with, I do not think much is necessary. Additionally, if you work in an area that is more cross functional in nature with exposure to multiple disciplines, again, I think that is adequate in term...

by aveekguha

Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: What should I read to get ready for B-School?
Replies: 10
Views: 5734

I would go for it, provided it has some meaningful opinion on either professional matters or showcases a personality that pops. It would have to be distinct in that regard, not just a listing of things that you randomly blogged about. I think it adds a human element that can be quite a positive, if ...


The Chicago Booth School of Business has a summer scholars program -- great credentials, but a higher commitment needed than most can give. Of course there is our one day program as well :-). In general, the quantitative parts usually can use some brush up -- accounting/stats -- plus some intro to f...

by aveekguha

Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Pre-MBA Coursework for Low UGrad GPA
Replies: 9
Views: 8359

Probably the easiest way to do this is to see where the companies recruit for talent. All these firms have certain feeder schools that the prioritize, both top-tier and 2nd tier. Ask the recruiting arms of these companies or the career orgs of the schools themselves. Best of luck, Aveek Guha, Presid...

by aveekguha

Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: The best school for a future in IT strategy consulting
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Another option is the summer business scholars program at Chicago Booth School of Business -- not a replacement for standard graduate program but can be a good resume builder at an accredited place.

Aveek Guha
President, www.mbadaycamp.com

by aveekguha

Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Lacking Work Experience - Here's Another Option
Replies: 15
Views: 8592

The death (and rebirth) of Digital Advertising as we know it

Here is why the digital media advertising will inevitably be turned upside down (again). You have two incredible phenomenons occurring in the present time: 1. Mobile handsets > PCs by 2014 - the mobile device will be the primary method by which users experience the internet, a vastly different form ...

by aveekguha

Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The death (and rebirth) of Digital Advertising as we know it
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Agree with above -- importantly, I think it shows your recommenders how serious you are about the MBA commitment, in the form of these essays. They can pick up on relevant themes and tailor their commentary to have a better story. Good luck! Aveek Guha, President, http://mbadaycamp.com/school_prospe...

by aveekguha

Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Should Recommenders see my essays or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Agree with the above. Also, I would profile some of the companies you work for -- that will give you a sense for where they source their talent from.

Good luck!
Aveek Guha, President, http://mbadaycamp.com/school_prospects.php

by aveekguha

Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Finance Specialization
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

I had to do one recently for an past professional colleague and was able to upload a Word document. But it might vary by school.

Good luck!
Aveek Guha, President, http://www.mbadaycamp.com/school_prospects.php

by aveekguha

Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Letters of Rec - Technology Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

I think the advice above is excellent. The only thing I would also do is manage the process -- that is set some checkpoints up every few weeks to see if they have any questions, how you could help, etc. A hastily pulled together recommendation is easily spotted, it's really up to you to avoid that f...

by aveekguha

Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Letter of recommendation tips?
Replies: 13
Views: 6209

I'd wait frankly -- lot can steer your life once you get out of school and you may be pushing the limits of the GMAT eligibility. If you find yourself with the same consideration senior year, I would say its about a 50/50 tradeoff, but not at this point. Good luck! Aveek Guha, President, www.mbadayc...

by aveekguha

Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: GMAT as a Freshman?
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Second the reply above -- can't overemphasize the value you bring to the program. You need to show how the student body at large will be better off/progressed by the experience you bring. B-schools like to have diversity of experience in their students to allow people to learn off one another. As a ...

by aveekguha

Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Calling all NON-TRADITIONAL applicants!
Replies: 4
Views: 1309