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    Re: PhD in Business Admission Consultants

    I never tried to use one, but I doubt there would be someone who is more useful than an active professor. You are gonna get better advice here than from someone that does MBA admissions. MBA person...
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    Re: A PSA for Applicants and Academics

    It is a serious grind. I ended up doing counseling and some other things. You really need to focus a little on self care during the program.
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    Re: Background for Finance PhD

    You probably need to take Calc 1-3, linear algebra, mathematical statistics, and probability theory before entering any of the programs you mention. I would try to take those through any local...
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    Re: Accounting PhD stress level by school

    Not too many people have been a student at multiple schools to answer this. I think that expectations are higher at the higher end schools, but you are given the resources for it as well. Overall, it...
  5. Re: When should I start looking for accommodation

    When I started my PhD I just drove to the new city, stayed with a current PhD student for a couple days, and then drove around looking for apartment complexes. It worked out just fine, though I don't...
  6. Re: Profile evaluation - PhD accounting / finance

    It's tough to say much right now. You have a decent GPA and can probably get decent letters from well known people. Being a CPA and having a little work experience is helpful. GMAT is a big factor...
  7. Thread: I got a job

    by YaSvoboden

    Re: I got a job

    Congrats! It's a long journey.
  8. Re: When should I expect Finance PhD result to come out

    Tell any school that interviews you and they will probably accommodate your timeline. You may also ask your job for an extra week at that point if a school is close to deciding.
  9. Re: Profile Evaluation for PhD in Accounting

    Do you know which methodology interests you the most?

    I think the combination of your CFE, audit interest, and weaker math background make me think that you are going for behavioral research....
  10. Re: PhD in Accounting Profile Evaluation. Over 40

    You got a little unlucky on the GMAT. I had the exact same Q/V split and got a 750. That said, higher is always better, but I don't think that a small bump will help much. So, only do it if you are...
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    Re: Another Profile Evaluation

    I think that a GMAT boost won't make a difference for most schools, but 750+ is probably necessary for your dream schools.

    If you do 20 applications to the top 20 financial / archival schools,...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation Before Applying!

    Do you know Ole-Kristian Hope? I think he would be the best person you could get a letter from coming out of Rotman. Of course, their whole group is solid, so you a good letter from any of them will...
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    Re: PhD Profile Evaluation for Accounting

    Hi. There are plenty of people that come to accounting with an econ or math degree. The key for you is to explain why you want to do accounting. There is always a worry that someone is applying to...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation [PhD in Accounting]

    Are you currently in the US? Community college courses in math are sufficient to show that you are working on picking up the needed skills.

    Also, who will write letters for you? You will need...
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    Re: Accounting PhD - Advice Needed

    The obvious weakness is your quant score combined with somewhat weak math background. The coursera courses are good, and talking about them in your personal statement should help, but something...
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