We are a little behind in posting the chats, but will soon be completely caught up. Sorry for the delay. The most recently posted chat transcripts:
- Forte Chat Transcript: The MBA Value Proposition for Women
- Haas MBA Admissions Chat Transcript
- USC Marshall Admissions Chat Transcript
Here is a sample of the dialogue with Haas Admissions director Pete Johnson:
Linda Abraham (Sep 29, 2005 10:26:17 AM)
A few schools, notably Wharton and UCLA have decided to reach out to early-career applicants, those with less than two years of experience. Is Haas doing so too?
PeteJohnsonHaas (Sep 29, 2005 10:27:29 AM)
Linda, we do not have a minimum work experience requirement. Having said that, our faculty feels strongly that for the case-study method and group projects to be effective, we really need individuals with some significant experience. For this reason, it is rare that we offer admission to an applicant with less than two years of professional experience. We also hear from employers that they are not interested in filling post-MBA jobs with applicants who have no post-undergrad experience. The companies that hire individuals with no experience often do so at lower salaries, too, so they do not realize the same benefits from the MBA.
For more informative dialogue about Haas or USC or the insights of women MBA alumni who are currently in the work force, please visit the transcripts linked to above.