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  1. The Rady School of Management (UC San Diego) is seeking applicants to the fully funded PhD program in Management, Economics and Strategy concentration. Students will have the opportunity to work on exciting research in behavioral, health, and education economics field experiments, and work closely with faculty thanks to the small student : faculty ratio. This is a small but growing program that affords close mentoring from great faculty (including Uri Gneezy, Marta Serra, Sally Sadoff, and Anya Samek) and access to the resources of both the business school and the Economics department. UCSD has a vibrant research community and San Diego is a beautiful place to live. Students can learn more and apply here (deadline is Jan 5): https://apply.grad.ucsd.edu/departments/rady-school-of-management#management-rs79
  2. Hi - I am wondering if universities have a preference for GRE v/s GMAT for a PhD application in Management / Organizational Behavior. Most universities say they accept either, while some universities explicitly say they prefer the GRE. However, most of the folks on these forums seem to have answered the GMAT. Any thoughts on this?
  3. I used to be in a top Management PhD program but quit later because of research interest and relationship with one of my committee members. This year I am applying a Marketing (CB) PhD program. Should I mention my past experience in the Strategic Management one? Actually my performance (GPA) was very good. It's a plus or minus to include it in my application? Many thanks in advance for your kind advice!
  4. Test Scores (GRE) - 160+ (V/Q) [based on two unofficial tests and 1 month prep] Undegrad GPA: 3.67/4 Graduate GPA: N/A Research Experience: PG Diploma in Liberal Arts (The program has some research component) Teaching Experience: Peer Tutoring and Mentoring in UG Work Experience: 1.5 Years in Big 4 Advisory Concentration Applying to: Supply Chain/Operations Number of programs planned to apply to: 9 Dream Schools: MIT,USC, U of Toronto Other Questions: I am not sure if I should first pursue a MSc in Sustainability/Business with a research focus to improve my chances to get into a good program What made you want to pursue a PhD? I want to pursue a career in academic research specifically in circular supply chains. Questions or concerns you have about your profile? Assuming I have good/great letters and a solid research proposal What would be a good path for me to make a competitive profile for the following programs – Cornell University (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (incl. Dyson)) Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business) Harvard University (Harvard Business School) Indiana University at Bloomington (Kelley School of Business) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Sloan School of Management) Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management) University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Ross School of Business) University of Minnesota at Twin Cities (Carlson School of Management) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School) University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business (incl. Leventhal)) University of Toronto (Joseph L. Rotman School of Management) Thank You
  5. Dear All, I am about to start my Phd. I have two options and they are as below. IIC University Cambodia - 3 years - Phd in Management Lincolin University College Malaysia 3 years - Doctor of Business Administration Please let me know out of two above which one do you recommend. Thanks in advance Supun
  6. Test Scores (GMAT/GRE): (Note: It often helps a lot more if you list the percentiles each of your raw/composite scores are associated with): QA 168 (97 percentile) VA 165 (98 percentile) Undegrad GPA: 8.5/10, Top 20% of class, Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (Top 10 Engineering College India) Graduate GPA: 7.1/10, Top 20% of class, MBA in Marketing and Operations (Top 5 B school from IndIa) Research Experience: Not much research experience from an academic standpoint, just general MBA assignments which involved secondary research. During my professional career I have been working with think tanks like the World Resources Institute and the UN Environment Programme on projects which required heavy primary and secondary research. Teaching Experience: None Work Experience: I have been working in strategy consulting with a Tier 2 consulting firm for the past two years in the Sustainability Services practice. My work has revolved around supporting non profit organisations (WWF, Red Cross Society, World Resources Institute) and multilateral institutions (UN agencies, EBRD) in various strategy projects. For example, one of my previous projects involved developing science based targets for business to reduce their impact on the ocean. The project that I am currently working on involves the largest assessment of palm oil buying companies and their impact on nature. These involve qualitative research and interviews, surveys etc. I am also proficient in data analysis and data visualization, at least at a level required for strategy projects- perhaps not at handling big data. Concentration Applying to: Strategy Number of programs planned to apply to: At least 8 Dream Schools: Yale, Michigan Ross, Duke Fuqua, USC Marshall, University of Minnesota- Carlson School of Business, University of North Carolina (Kenan Flagler), University of Washington (Foster), (still a WIP list) Letters of recommendation: Almost all from my MBA courses- will mostly be from professors and associate professors. Having little research experience, I'm expecting the letters of recommendations to be of a moderate strength. I will only be asking those professors for a recommendation in whose courses I have ranked among the top 5 scorers. Note: I have attached a one pager resume for more info. Other Questions: What made you want to pursue a PhD? I am deeply interested in how businesses can operate responsibly and partner with other stakeholders in the ecosystem like governments and communities to drive impact. I believe that businesses who are doing this at the moment will have a major first movers advantage going forward when regulations become more strict very rapidly and consumers become more aware of their environment. What businesses lack in this space is established research which proves this hypothesis and gives guidance on how to go about operating responsibly. Academia will have a big role to play here going forward and having worked with non profits for the past two years and being deeply aware of the situation around us, I want to be a part of that journey. Questions or concerns you have about your profile? 1. My major concerns are around graduate GPA which is not extraordinary- it might come to 3.4/3.5 after conversion to a 4 point scale using the conversion chart on the Columbia business school site. Given my overall profile and experience do I have a shot at any of the top 30 B schools for a PhD? 2. I am a complete novice to this- am I even targeting the right schools based on my profile? 3. I've been hearing that I should be applying as early as possible as early admissions are the only ones that are considered. Is this true? What is the optimum date by which I should be applying (given that deadlines are generally in December and I've been hearing people say that I should complete my applications in October) Any additional specific questions you may have: 4. Are there opportunities to undertake any remote part time research with professors in the US? I can't quit my job due to financial constraints. Given the COVID situation in India, it is extremely difficult to do that with professors here. I know this is a big ask but if anyone can share any input, I would be extremely grateful
  7. Prospective student for fall 2021 here curious which, if any, PhD in Management programs are waiving the GMAT/GRE. Interested in OB/HR as well. Thank you!
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  9. Hi all. I'm an undergrad student at a top 30 b-school interested in doing a phd in management. I'm interested in organizational-level issues. However, it seems like that there are two tracks (strategy and macro-ob) in the field. I'm reading some phd-level books and papers of strategy, but what about macro-ob? What are the key differences between the two? And how could I find relevant phd-level books and papers to see if that interests me? Thx for reading and consideration!
  10. Hi there! I am a high school student who is been admitted by two fairly renowned b-schools (hkust and bocconi), and I am seriously considering the possibility of becoming a b-school professor in strategic management, which requires a Phd. To better prepare myself, I started learning the basics of the subject several months ago, but I've really no idea as to whether my method is appropriate or not: this is why I would like to ask for your kind help! I would like to list my learning approaches, and I was wondering if I might have your opinion on them. My current approach is to read undergraduate-level textbooks and the works/papers by the most authoritative figures in the field. I also write my understanding/insights and then aggregate them into my OneNote notes. I've used this approach for several months now, but somehow I think that I am really not doing enough: by doing this, all I can gain is probably an undergraduate-level understanding of strategic management, which is really far from enough. So I have been thinking about adopting another approach. I have been browsing prestigious/good b-schools' websites to find out their Phd curriculums for almost a day, and luckily, it seems like that Bocconi and Wharton were generous enough to publish their Phd curriculums in detail, specifying their materials used and so on (Bocconi: PhD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT - Bocconi University Milan ; Wharton: PhD Course Descriptions - Management Department). Of course, the essence of a Phd education is discussion and exchange of ideas, not just some study materials. But my study options are really somehow limited, and I think the following will be my study plan: 1. Knowing the basics. I still need to learn the basics of the field, and I think I am going to do this by 1)reading some undergraduate-level textbooks and 2) following undergraduate/mba level curriculums published by Wharton. 2. Delving into the field. This phrase somehow troubles me. I have been able to find several good textbooks (e.g., "TheBehavior Foundations of Strategic Management," EconomicFoundations of Strategy," and the like). And I intend to use them in conjunction with the curriculums published by the two above-mentioned b-schools and the most widely cited papers/works. But really, is this a good way? Without proper guidance, I fear about losing myself in the immense field of strategic management. Would you say that this is a proper way to study phd-level strategic management concepts? What would you do differently? 3. Choosing a small topic on which to focus my study and hopefully produce some papers that are worth of being published by some journal. This is because I would like to apply for prestigious/good universities for my phd/masters study. Also, this is the ultimate purpose of all my study: to land a job as a professor at a good b-school, which necessitates publishing papers in well-regarded journals. However, I have really no idea whatsoever as to how to pick a small topic in the field. Some people on the Internet suggest that I should read the conferences documents released by the top management journals. Would you say that this is a good source? Might I know how do phd candidates and b-school professors find ideas/topics to write about? Thanks for your time and reading! Any advice will be highly appreciated!
  11. Hey Everyone, I am a strategic management applicant and I was wondering what the best way is to determine "rankings" for PhD programs. I see forum users talking about the top 5 or top 50 schools rather frequently and I am a bit confused about how this is being determined. I am trying to balance my research fit, which is of course the most important thing, with a quality school ranking so I can achieve a good placement upon finishing. I found the UT Dallas top 100 ranking and I am finding this to be the only real ranking available. Since I am in strategy, I ranked by journal and selected only the strategic management related journals through 2015 -2020. Although, there is much overlap with OB in terms of journals so it is hard to differentiate. I also tried only selecting Academy of Management (AMJ) and Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). The results do not seem to be representative of what people are saying. For example, Minnesota is ranked very high at number 4 for just AMJ and SMJ and yet I do not frequently see Minnesota hailed as Top 5. Yet Berkeley is 89th, Stanford is 61st, and Columbia is 26th and seem to be considered some of the best. Are these schools riding on their national reputation or MBA rankings? Or perhaps, on the non-management departments research? I guess I am confused if there is a better ranking system somewhere or if maybe some users here know the reputation for strategic management specifically among schools that might help me decide which programs will land better placements given that they have scholars focused on my research interest. Thanks in advance for your valuable insights.
  12. Hi there! I was wondering if someone might be able to offer some insights into the level of prestige that Bocconi enjoys in the academic field of strategic management. I have done a quick research through the UDT ranking myself, and if one selects only the journals in the field of strategic management (i.e., AMJ, AMR, SMJ, ASQ, Org Science, and Management Science), it seems like Bocconi is a respected but not excellent research institution in the field. However, unsure about the usefulness of the ranking results since they do not take into account the differences in the faculty numbers at different schools, I would like to kindly ask some "insiders" to help me compare Bocconi against some other top research institutions. Specifically, would someone be so kind as to tell me how is Bocconi compared with INSEAD, Harvard, Wharton, HEC, HKUST, and so on IN THE FIELD OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN TERMS OF ACADEMIC STATUS? Is Bocconi among the top 10 or 20 most respected research institutions in the field? Thanks for reading and time!
  13. Hi friends, I've been accepted to a great engineering PhD program (that does social science research) with faculty I'm very excited about. I've spoken some with them about the job market I could go into, and they're excited about me doing management-style work and publishing in management journals. However, I'm worried that I will be handicapped in the job market for Management programs by virtue of just not graduating from a business school. What do you think?
  14. Hello all, Thanks for reading this one. I have been lurking here for a while and finally decided to make my post, requesting some evaluations. I am a Chinese student attending an Canadian university, and I am currently in my fourth-year of undergrad. I intend to apply to 15 programs, 11 PhD and 4 Master programs, all in Operations Management (PhD)/Operations research (Master). Basic info University: one of U15 in Canada Degrees: Bachelor in Management with Minor in Math (cumulative gpa 4.04/4.30, Math 4.30/4.30) Working experience: Registered tutor at a program of my university. Grader for one year, and Research Assistant. Research experience: Co-authored 1 business case, Ivey Publishing; co-authored 1 paper with a professor and a PHD, submitted to European Journal of Operational Research ; 1 paper in progress with a professor Teaching Experience: Tutored 13 students, on a one-on-one basis, in Calculus I, II, Linear Algebra I, Operations Management, Financial Management, and Principles of Micro/Macro Economics Usual requirements TOEFL: waived GMAT: Quant 50, Verbal 34, AW 5 Letters of Recommendation: 1 from Operations Management chair professor, 1 from ECON, 1 from a post-doc at MATH; all three should be strong. Research Interests: OM/Marketing interface, revenue management, customer returns Courses Since my background is in business school, I possess those common b-school courses and therefore do not repeat them here. I also have 5 courses in ECON. I list the quantitative courses I have taken which are quite relevant to my future study (all of them are A+): Machine Learning (grad level), Optimization, Applied Graph Theory, Regression Analysis, Intro Computer Programming (Python), Calculus I, II, III, Linear Algebra I, II, Discrete Structures I, Methods for ODE, Statistics I, Intro Probability & Statistics, Statistical Inference, Operations Management, Financial Management, Principles of Micro/Macro Economics School list: OM PhD: dream: umd, indiana university, university of washington at seattle, ohio state university, tamu reach: hkust, university of florida, university of wisconsin at madison, western university - ivey business school target: sinapore university of management, bu, university of rochester, university of pittsburgh Operations Research Master (all research-based): ubc msc in transportation and logistics (in business school), u of toronto masc in industrial engineering (operations research stream), msc in analytics (one year only) at queens university, waterloo masc in applied operations research. My concerns: 1. GMAT score is rather weak than competitive comparing to applicants at the schools on my list. 2. The third referee does not hold a tenure-tracked position, he is a post-doc from MATH department and taught me in Discrete structure which is heavily proof-based in my case. And we interacted enough to a extent that I think he is well-positioned to assess my math skills. If you don't mind, can you please share some ideas on my school list? It's a preliminary list and I am flexible to incorporate your suggestions in it. Other comments are of course welcome and thanks in advance for your help! If I didn't reveal enough information for you to make an judgement, please let me know and I will provide it upon request.
  15. Hi, I will be applying this year for the doctoral program in MIS, looking for honest feedback and suggestions regarding my profile. Education Background: Undergrad: BS Economics (Top 3 college in my country) GPA: 4.0 (Converted my grades to US point system, though not sure if the conversion is accurate) Grad School : MS Economics (Top university in my country) GPA: 3.6/4.0 RA Experience: Full Time Research experience in Economics for 1.5 years. TA Experience: Nil Work Experience: 1 year Industry experience in the Financial Services Industry (Big 4 company) Test Scores GRE: Q-169/V-155/AWA-4.5 Test Scores TOEFL: Total 106 Research Interest Some of the research themes I find interesting and would like to pursue are: Economics Of Information Systems: pricing of IT services and products, Online Labor markets, product diffusion of IT goods. Peer influence in social networks: Social and observational learning of new technologies facilitated through social networks, behavioral Impacts of social networks and online communities. Online Marketing: Impact of word of mouth on online sales, In app advertisement, Impact of recommender systems on revenue of sellers. IT governance: Gray markets and piracy impact on sale of IT goods. Concentration Applying to : Management Information Systems Planning to apply to UT-Austin, University of Minnesota, UT-Dallas, University of Arizona, Carnegie Mellon University, NYU – Stern, Temple University, Arizona State University, University of Florida, UofMaryland College Park, U of Washington Seattle, USC Marshall, U of Pittsburgh, McGill University, Singapore Management University. Questions or concerns you have about your profile? Most of the doctoral students in MIS seem to be either from Technology or management background, would my degree in economics hurt my chances of securing an admission? I have chosen the schools to apply based on my research fit, however, not sure if I am applying to places which are out of my league. Would appreciate suggestions of safer schools given my research interest.
  16. Hi, I have a score of 152v and 162q and I'm interested in MiM courses, primarily in Europe. Undergrad CGPA: 9.08 Work XP: 14+ months Any suggestions, advice..? TIA
  17. Hello, everyone. This is my first post on this forum, so I'm pretty new to a lot of things here. I currently live in South Korea and just recently made up my mind to apply for Graduate programs abroad. I'm currently thinking of applying for University of Toronto. Type of Undergrad: Seoul National University (South Korea) (Current) Undergrad GPA: 4.2/4.3 (Roughly translates to 98/100) (2 or 3 more semesters left until graduation) GRE, IELTS, TOEFL: (Currently Preparing) (Did take TEPS in 2016, 947 out of 990) Math Courses: Calculus for Humanities and Social Sciences 1 (A+) Mathematics for Economics (A+) Introductory Statistics for Economics (A+) Econ Courses: Principles of Economics 1 (A+) Principles of Economics 2 (A+) Macroeconomics (A0) Mathematics for Economics (A+) Introductory Statistics for Economics (A+) Microeconomics (A+) Introduction to Market Economy (Pass) Behavioral Economics (A+) Economic History (B+) (Currently attending Economics in Practice) (Planning on applying for Environmental Economics and Game Theory) Other Courses: I'm an Economics student and also studying two other majors. - Double Major in Business Management Principles in Accounting (A+) Principles in Management (A0) Management Information System (A0) Fundamentals of Economics for Management (A+) Organizational Behavior (A+) Human Resource Management (A+) (Currently attending Operations Management) (Planning on applying for Marketing Strategies, Management Forecasting, and Financial Management) - Minor in Psychology Psychology of Understanding Human Minds (A+) Social Psychology and Lab Experiments (A0) Introduction to Psychology (A+) Abnormal Psychology (A+) Organizational Psychology (A+) (Currently attending Perception of Self and Mind) (Planning on applying for Personality Psychology and Counseling Psychology) Letters of Recommendation: (Currently Contacting Professors) Other: - Was the club leader of an Economics Education Volunteer Program. Taught Middle School/ High School students economics and business strategies. (2 years) - Attended Peer Counselor Program. (1 semester) - Was a mentor in the School Mentoring Program for Foreigners. (1 semester) - Taught Mathematics at a Night School. (1 semester) Since it was a very recent decision to prepare for a Masters or PhD abroad, I'm pretty much lost in what to prepare first. I know I'm behind in Math courses, but in my school strangely enough Math courses outside of Economics weren't mandatory for graduation so I didn't feel the need to attend any more than needed. I also need to prepare for GRE(Goal of 165-165-5.5), IELTS(Goal of Average over 8), and/or iBT TOEFL(Goal of Total over 100). I want to further my studies in Behavioral Economics in my Graduate program. Assuming that my GPA will stay the same until graduation and I attend all of the mentioned courses, will I be able to apply for University of Toronto? Is there any other programs that I would be able to apply for? I'm really in need of urgent advice on what should be my priority before I graduate. Also I don't have any friends or seniors who I know that applied for a graduate program in America or Canada. I'm basically a blank slate so any kind of help would be appreciated. Thank you so much for reading this long post. Please tell me if I missed anything.
  18. Please help improve my understanding of rankings of management departments. I have taken a first pass by using UTD's ranking based on research productivity in the following journals between 2010-2019: AOMjournal, ManSci, AOMreview, Admin Sci Quarterly, OrgSci, SMJ. I have a number of questions related to this ranking: 1. Does this ranking align with your own perceptions of relative department quality? 2. UTD's list of top 20 departments includes many places with non-top 20 MBAs. For example, USC, Penn State, Toronto are all top 10 in the UTD list. They outrank Stanford, Columbia, and Northwestern. Why doesn't faculty productivity align with MBA rankings? Do Stanford, Columbia, and Northwestern just not have faculty who are active in management scholarship? 3. Does the UTD ranking align well with phd program quality and job market placements in management academia? i.e., should management/strategy/ob phds from USC, Penn State, Toronto expect similar or better job market prospects than graduates of similar fields from Stanford, Columbia, and Northwestern? I am ultimately trying to get a sense for how people perceive these different departments. I would appreciate any comments that would help me add some context to the UTD rankings. [TABLE=class: outer_border, width: 400] [TR] [TH=class: header headerSortDown]Rank[/TH] [TH=class: header, width: 55%, align: left]University[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]1[/TD] [TD]UPenn Wharton[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]2[/TD] [TD]INSEAD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]3[/TD] [TD]Harvard Business School[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]4[/TD] [TD]University of Michigan Ross[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]5[/TD] [TD]New York University Stern[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]6[/TD] [TD]University of Minnesota Carlson[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]7[/TD] [TD]University of Toronto Rotman[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]8[/TD] [TD]USC Marshall[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]9[/TD] [TD]MIT Sloan[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]10[/TD] [TD]Penn State University Smeal[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]11[/TD] [TD]Maryland Robert H. Smith[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]12[/TD] [TD]Stanford University GSB[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]13[/TD] [TD]London Business School[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]14[/TD] [TD]UT Austin McCombs[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]15[/TD] [TD]Duke University Fuqua[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]16[/TD] [TD]Columbia Business School[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]17[/TD] [TD]Arizona State W.P. Carey[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]18[/TD] [TD]Washington University Olin[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]19[/TD] [TD]Northwestern Kellogg[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=align: center]20[/TD] [TD]UT Dallas Naveen Jindal[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  19. Test Scores (GRE): 314(not sent), Target: 330+ Undergrad GPA: 7.54/10 in Civil Engineering, NIT (Institute of National Importance, India) Graduate GPA: 8.99/10 in Structural Engineering, BITS Pilani (Among India's top 10 technical universities for decades) Research Experience: 8 papers in National/International conferences (all in nearly different fields), none in SCOPUS indexed journals Teaching Experience:1 year as Assistant Professor (under probation, without PhD) in private university (affiliated to Indian Govt. organisations) and Teaching Assistant for 2 years during Graduation Work Experience:10 months as a Project engineer in a local Engineering and Architectural firm (after Undergrad) and Private consultancy as a Structural Designer after Graduation. Concentration Applying to: Operations, Data Science, Management Number of programs planned to apply to: 6
  20. Would a senior PhD member be open to evaluate my profile (applying for the role of PhD in Strategy Management at top US Business Schools)? --Aman
  21. Hi guys, I'm a senior at a top-3 ranked U.S. university who's interested in a career in academia, and I would love to hear some of your recommendations. Background: Black female, US citizen Test Scores (GRE): 314 (157Q 157V 5W) (taken w/ no prep as a sophomore - practice tests are now ~162 on Q and V) GPA: 3.15/4.0 in Psychology (Psychology GPA - 3.4) Minors: Neuro, Cog Sci Research Experience: Published as second author in top medical journal (a study on memory), published independent project in undergraduate journal (a study on social perceptions), junior research project (critical review of amputation research), and currently conducting an honors thesis that will be submitted for publishing (more on memory) Work Experience: 3 months as a Program Manager at a school in Thailand, 3 years of Calculus and R tutoring through UG university, 2 years at private tutoring companies, 1 year I/O Psychology research assistant at Rice University (helping a student with a dissertation and a Prof with a publication), 3 years of memory research at MDACC Awards/Honors: Presented at 3 conferences, received several top merit and athletic scholarships before entering UG and disability scholarships/research grants in UG Concentration Applying to: OB (micro) Number of programs planned to apply to: 15 Questions or concerns you have about your profile? Low UG GPA - I was a pre-med student suffering from an undiagnosed autoimmune condition. After switching out of pre-med and being put on proper disability, I earned a 3.8 GPA as a junior. I have heard your last 2 years of UG matter most - is this true? Will having a recommender explain my situation help? I don't think PhD programs will really care why my GPA is low, it will still hurt me heavily, but I'd appreciate honest opinions. My university is also known for deflating grades. I will likely be able to raise my Psych GPA to ~3.5 and my UG GPA to a 3.3 if my senior year goes well. Do you think I have a shot of getting into a top pre-doctoral program? There's a few research associate positions and more tailored programs (Stanford Research Fellows, NYU pre-doctoral, etc.). Some programs offer free GRE prep. I would like to get into one of these programs or work as an RA while taking a few graduate courses to boost my chances of matriculating at a top program. Any thoughts on this plan? I'm trying to avoid an MBA because of the cost, but is this a better option? Would a 324 GRE be a competitive enough score considering my GPA? Lastly, should I focus more on taking graduate courses or gaining OB research experience? Many thanks in advance!
  22. Hi Folks, I am looking for PhD programs in Management focusing on sustainability part of business operations along with stakeholder management. Any leads would be helpful.​ Post MBA, I have worked in livelihoods sector (NGO) for 3 years and is currently associated one of the largest Coal producing company of the world since last 4 years as a part of social outreach land acquisition team. GRE: 324 (V&Q), AWA:4.0 Thanks
  23. Hello! I'm looking for advice on what kinds of programs to apply to given the interdisciplinary nature of my interests: I'm interested in how we can use game theory & mechanism design to augment other areas, like machine reasoning and multiagent modeling Methods I am enthusiastic about: - machine learning - algorithm analysis - simulation techniques Potential application areas: - negotiations, conflict resolution - corporate strategy and M&A I've thought about business PhD programs in economics, operations management, and management so far. What do you guys think? Would love any input.
  24. Hi, I am planning to apply for a PhD in accounting for spring 2019, but I don't really know where my profile stands in comparison to an average PhD candidate, what schools I should be aiming for or how to best improve my profile to have a better chance in top schools, so I'd greatly appreciate any advice on the matter. Here's my profile. Academics: Undergraduate degree in Finance at Lindenwood University in Missouri with a 3.1 GPA . MBA in Finance also at Lindenwood University with a 3.6 GPA Overall I've taken a lot of accounting courses during my time there as I thought some extra accounting knowledge would prove useful in the future. I am currently preparing to take a GMAT before the end of summer. Courses: Calculus I, Basic statistics and Statistics and Quantitative Analysis. Finance: Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, International Finance, Investments. Management: Management Science, Management Policy, Management Information systems, Business policies and Strategies. Accounting: Managerial Accounting, Advanced Cost management, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Accounting and Reporting Econ: Introductory Micro- and Macroeconomics and two courses of Money and Banking. Professional Experience: 4 years of audit at Big 4 Company. Was in charge of several top projects in the country. Had experience with SQL and Oracle as well as complex valuation models designed for either PP&E or Loan Portfolios. Was in line for promotion to assistant manager for the 5th year but had to quit the job for family reasons. Research Interest: I don't have a specific topic in mind just yet but am thinking something along the lines of relationship between Audit and Corporate Governance. My concerns: I understand that GPA from my undergrad program is low and my Master's GPA while a lot higher, is still not something to brag about, especially since it wasn't really a top tier school. I know I could have done a lot better but wasn't really interested in a future in academics at the time and as such did not give it my all. In that regard, will a high GMAT or GRE score be enough to offset my low GPA, and if so what score should I be aiming for? Also GMAT or GRE? I have good relationship with some of the professors from the school and very good relationship with partners and other top level management at the firm. Also I have done a lot better in my professional career compared to my academics as I've received top performance grades every year and was also on track for double promotion. Given all that and that the school I was in is not really reputable, would it make more sense to get all my LoRs from the top level management at the firm instead? Also some feedback on my math background would be nice as I have no idea if what I have is enough or whether or not I should be taking any additional courses. Overall how do I stack up, what tier of schools should I be aiming for while improving my profile and any related advice or comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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