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sjb55 posted a topic in PhD in BusinessHey again guys and girls - Apologies if this is under the wrong thread - but it's a similar theme and is a part of my admissions process..ish. So, in my previous thread I asked for a profile eval, which some of you graciously did-- now I'm hoping for advice on a different topic. I have the great opportunity to work on a PhD here in London. My supervisor would be a brilliant professor that is highly regarded at the London School of Economics and the project has just been awarded a grant in conjunction with Amazon, Facebook, and four other unis. Two things -- 1.) I have a business background - I want to teach/research in business (though dealing with MIS subject matter). This PhD will technically be in "Computer Science" despite my portion of the research dealing with the organizational/managerial/social aspects. Seems silly now that I type it out, but will this branding impact my job search? 2.) I want to be in the US for my career. It's home. Coming from the UK, will I have issues finding a placement here (beyond the standard competition/placement issues)? 3.) If so -- would I be more competitive pushing to get into a "lesser" University in the states than a combined PhD from LSE/UCL? Thanks all!
Profile Eval! Would like some opinions
sjb55 posted a topic in PhD in BusinessHey guys and girls, I am applying to do a PhD at the University of South Carolina in International Business. Profile: 7 years of professional experience at two fortune 500 global consultancies. Undergrad GPA: 2.5 from the University of SC (Low.. but a long time ago) I have a Master's in Risk Management from Florida State -- William T Hold Scholar, Dean's List - Final GPA 3.53 (Did this while traveling as a consultant 4 nights a week) Currently, I am studying at The London School of Economics for a MSc in Management, Information Systems and Digital Innovation. I will have two Master's and 7 years professional experience at the time of entry. Problem areas: GMAT -- I took the GMAT in 2015, one time, without studying, to get a feel for the test and got a 540. I never studied for it again, applied to FSU and got in -- When applying to the London School of Economics, I did not need to submit my GMAT so I didn't retake it. 540 is obscenely low. I did not have time to retake this test prior to applying to USC. I was working/consulting full time and upon arriving in London my time is better spent working with world class researchers and studying than reviewing for the GMAT. Also, before anyone trolls -- I did buy GMAT study materials and attempted to prepare -- but here at LSE, if any of you have attended, you read nearly 12 hours a day. It's just simply not possible, there's not enough time in the day. What do you guys think? Is this a killer? I've tried my best to articulate this and point towards my profile strengths in my essays.
Hi, everyone! I am an international student who earned a bachelor's degree and have recently been accepted to LSE for MSc Economics (2 years) and M.A. of Economics (1 year and a half) at NYU. In the end, I would like to pursue Ph.D in economics in the United States to become a research economist. I would like to hear your opinions on which school I should choose for my Master's program since I don't have anyone around me who earned a Master's degree in Economics. In terms of pursuing a Ph.D after earning my Master's, what would be my optimal choice? (Let us leave the living cost and the tuition fees behind although they are one of my biggest concerns.) Thank you for your opinions in advance! Wish you all have a great day.
Phd or MSc in London
bobbyp posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsI am an American that has the opportunity to be financially supported in London (family). This is incredible and I'd really like to do it. I have Economics Bachelors and Masters degrees and was planning on applying for a Phd in the 30-70 range. Obviously, LSE and UCL (doubt I'd get into either) are good programs in London, are there others that would suit my situation? Since they are 3 year programs (besides LSE), would it be foolish to apply MSc to guarantee a spot (still graduating in 4 years as opposed to US/LSE 5 years)? Do I have any shot at UCL with this route?
Work in London as a pharmacist
Frenchgirl posted a topic in Pharmacy ForumHello, I'm a french pharmacist. I worked in France during 2 years and I would like to work in England, in London. Is it possible ? how can i do ? (i know i have to improve my english first !! ;) ) Thanks for your help!
US v. UK PhD Programs
kkp318 posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsI'm planning to apply to PhD programs next year, and was considering some schools in the UK (Warwick, LSE, Oxford, Cambridge) along with some of the top 10 or 20 in the US. Does anyone know if there's an advantage to obtaining a PhD from the UK over the US or vice versa? I'm interested in IO and trade, and want to go into academia after I finish. Thanks for the help everyone!