On Monday October 29 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/5:00 PM GMT Accepted will host INSEAD’s Marketing Manager Cassandra Pittman in an online chat devoted to INSEAD. She will answer your questions about INSEAD’s admissions policies, program, and student life. Please join us in the Accepted chat room this Monday.
We have already post the MIT Sloan chat transcript from this past Monday’s chat. An excerpt.
khaccuong (Oct 22, 2007 1:08:52 PM)
Jeremy & Jacklyn, What class or professor is simply not to be missed at MIT in terms of finance?
JeremyGilbertMIT (Oct 22, 2007 1:10:55 PM)
Khaccuong, I’ve only taken a few finance courses so far, but Nittai Bergman’s Finance II class has been amazing. He is a very dynamic professor, uses the case method effectively and has really brought to life a lot of the nuances of valuation, pro-forma projections, etc. Stewart Myers is also a rock star here.
JacklynSingMIT (Oct 22, 2007 1:11:51 PM)
Khaccuong: I’m amazed at the quality of teachers here in Sloan — the author of my book in Finance (Myers) is teaching Finance classes! However, my finance teacher is Jiang Wang — superb for people who have little background in Finance. I also love Kate Kellogg in my Organizational Processes class.
DavideRossi (Oct 22, 2007 1:10:12 PM)
Hi Jen, can you shed some light on the acceptance rates for rounds 1 and 2?
JenniferBurkeBarbaMIT (Oct 22, 2007 1:12:27 PM)
Davide, we admit half of the class in each round. Our incoming MBA Class is about 325 students and we do give away half the slots in each round. That said, typically we get fewer applicants in round 1, than in round 2, making the round 1 acceptance rate higher than r2. BUT, it’s important to remember that a strong applicant will succeed in either round. Historically the acceptance rate for R1 is about 20% and the acceptance rate for R2 is about 14%.
Cornell’s transcript has not yet been posted, but will soon be available on Accepted’s Cornell page. In any case, there are some tidbits there that I want to post for you even before the transcript is online:
MBAhopeful2008 (Oct 24, 2007 1:02:47 PM)
Kim: hello there. So far, for R1, how’s the volume of applications? Up? Down?
KimVaughanCornell (Oct 24, 2007 1:03:26 PM)
Hi, MBAhopeful! We’re up 35% for R1 this year — it’s pretty exciting!
MBAhopeful2008 (Oct 24, 2007 1:06:47 PM)
Laurie: I have a twofold question: Cornell’s average GMAT score jumped from 660 to 680 in a 2 year span. Does that mean that, currently, the Adcom gives more importance to the GMAT than in the past? What is the targeted average GMAT score for this year?
LaurieShunneyCornell (Oct 24, 2007 1:07:48 PM)
Our target GMAT score for this year will probably be between 690-700. As the applicant pool increases, we look for students with excellent performance in all areas. The GMAT is one of the many criteria we review. GMAT scores indicate potential for strong performance in the core management courses.
Christopher (Oct 24, 2007 1:07:04 PM)
Kim: Ballpark, what % of R1 will receive an invitation to interview ?
KimVaughanCornell (Oct 24, 2007 1:07:49 PM)
Ballpark, I’d say about half of the applicants get invited to interview, and half of those get accepted. It varies from year to year, of course, depending on the applicant pool.
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