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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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    Re: Profile Evaluation : Phd in Finance

    Where has your university placed in the past? I am pretty sure I had someone in my accounting cohort from your same Uni, so there is probably history.

    Overall, it looks like you have all of the...
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    Re: Accounting: archival vs experimental

    This year experimental people got jobs pretty quickly and were in high demand. The problem is that the market is a lot smaller so if a couple schools aren't hiring for some reason and there are a...
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    There is a research / teaching continuum that you can place schools into, but it really ends up being how much do they care about research. I think the easiest way to group schools is by teaching...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation: PhD Finance

    I think you should consider an MFE or something similar as prep for a PhD. It is a lot of work, but it would address your quant coursework issue and the lack of letters. Even a lower-tiered masters...
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    Re: PhD in Accounting vs PhD in Econ

    Accounting coursework usually includes the micro and econometrics series from the econ department. Some departments actually have a specialized micro class for the business school that is a little...
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    Re: Which ranking to follow

    http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-business/159326-rankings.html?highlight=

    Here you go.
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    Re: Which ranking to follow

    I wrote a detailed post on rankings awhile ago. For accounting, I would use the BYU rankings for whatever subfield interests you. Those still aren't perfect, but they are as good as it gets from a...
  10. Re: Profile Eval and School Selection Help!

    An econ masters with an actual accounting background will prepare you well. You should consider retaking the GMAT in the summer or when you have extra time. It isn't necessary, but it would make a...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation for PhD in Finance

    There is some debate about mentioning professors. If the application asks for it then I think you have to do it. Otherwise, listen to your professor
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    Re: Profile Evaluation for PhD in Finance

    Good. Your letters seem appropriate given your background and being from a top Asian school will help. I wouldn't ask the department head for a letter if you don't know them well. You should ask for...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation for PhD in Finance

    A finance degree is unnecessary. What type of undergrad?

    Who will write letters? It is helpful to have at least one finance academic that is well known.

    Overall, strong GPA and test score set...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation: PhD in Accounting

    I agree completely with the additional coursework that affogato suggests. Consider taking stats and probability from the math or stats department. Also, I think that intermediate microeconomics is a...
  15. Re: Evaluation or Suggestion for Schools to Apply to Accounting PhD (backgroun incl)

    A 750 GMAT, decent GPA, and CPA with 4 years experience will get you admitted somewhere decent. The GMAT quant will be a problem at some schools. I can't really say which ones, besides top 10 or so. ...
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