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  1. 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?
  2. I'm a master's student in economics in Brazil and I intend to apply for some PhD programs in economics this year. I did TOEFL and GRE. On the GRE my grades were good, I got 170 in the quant, 163 in the verbal, and 4.5 in the Analytical writing. However, on the TOEFL, I had a problem in the writing (I got 19, I think my arguments in the independent text were contradictory), but I did pretty good in the other parts (30 in the reading and listening and 24 in the speaking). So, my overall was 103, which is above the 100 that the greatest universities generally require. Moreover, I am only intending to apply for universities in which the TOEFL requirement is an overall score (like Berkeley that the minimum requirement is 90, Columbia that the minimum requirement is 100 or UCSD that the minimum requirement is 80). Do you think that I need to retake the TOEFL just because of my grade in the writing? I would not like to take it again because it is an extremely expensive exam here in Brazil and it's extremely stressful.
  3. Hello Everybody I plan to apply for a PhD in Economics at LSE, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge. My grades are pretty good (top 5% of my class) but I am a bit worried regarding the GRE. I recently did the GRE but I had a bad day and didn't score as high as I wanted. To be precise I had the following score: Quant 165 Verbal 154 AWA 4.0 I know that US Universities are very strict about the GRE and that many top Universities will filter your application out if you have a Quant GRE lower than 166 or 167. Does anyone know hows the situation at the British Universities (especially LSE, UCL and Oxbridge)? Do you guys think I should retake the GRE and aim for a higher quant score (maybe also Verbal and AWA)? Or are the GRE scores for a PhD in England not that important? Thank you so much for your help!
  4. Hi everyone, I want to apply for a PhD starting in Fall 2021 and have a few concerns about my profile and my university choices. My profile is: Bachelors in Accounting & Finance with 3.91 GPA out of 4.00 and "A-" in first phase of thesis and "A" in second phase. Masters in Finance with, on ECTS scale, A's in all coursework and C in thesis (was facing some personal issues during this time). The program is ranked among the top 50 M.Sc Finance programs worldwide, does that add anything? GRE: 168 (Q), 162 (V), and 4.0 (AWA). Will give Toefl, so hopefully will be able to make up for the AWA score in Toefl writing. Limited funds so can't retake GRE to improve scores. Received a tuition scholarship for my masters and during bachelors received a full scholarship to attend an exchange semester in the U.S. 4.00/4.00 in the exchange semester. Worked as a teaching assistant for an Accounting course and have some work experience as an auditor. I think I'll be able to get at least OK recommendations. Research interests: asset pricing, risk management, and financial econometrics. University choices: University of Toronto (long shot, but will regret it if I don't try), Boston University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UMass Amherst, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Arizona State University, and Stevens Institute of Technology (for PhD Financial Engineering)/University of Kentucky. What are my chances at the above universities? Can you recommend some other universities or range of universities that I should look at as well please? Thank you in advance for your advice.
  5. [h=2]Given the low marginal cost of applying to universities which 20-100 ranked universities (in the US and abroad) should I apply for a flyouts? Which are good cities to visit?[/h]
  6. Given the low marginal cost of applying to universities which 20-100 ranked universities (in the US and abroad) should I apply for a flyouts? Which are good cities to visit?
  7. Given the low marginal cost of applying to universities which 20-100 ranked universities (in the US and abroad) should I apply for a flyouts? Which are good cities to visit?
  8. Hi Friends, I could not make it to my dream universities during the current year. I would like to know your choice of Universities which are considered good but not great. Universities near New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington DC would be good for me. But feel free to suggest your choice of Universities. Only Universtied which provide Funding. Thank you.
  9. I received a few admissions offers for PhD in management. I have rejected all but two (so I have 2 in hand offers). It's a tough choice: one school has better location and stipend, the other has a better ranking and shorter program. I am considering whether it might make sense to enrol in both, rather than choose. In a sense they are complementary. In terms of coursework, there are synergies - both have similar required curriculum, so there won't be a ton of extra work that I'd need to put in. In terms of the actual research output, based on my ongoing work, I feel confident that I should be able to produce 2 separate, different and competent pieces of PhD theses. Any thoughts/perspectives on this idea? Is this legal? Esp. in terms of immigration rules. Any thoughts on what the universities may say about this? (I don't want to bring this up with either, if it means I would piss them off and get my offer rescinded) Possibly relevant details: Both are in Europe (one in EU), and I am a third country national. The funding at both is via so-called assistantship "jobs" (which are taxed as such), not true stipends. The locations of the universities/countries are such that it is practical, at least financially to attend both for the coursework...even if that means round trips every week.
  10. Hello, I have 2 offers from University of Alberta and Texas A&M University and both universities are my top choices. However, in choosing one of these universities I have a couple of reservations in my mind and I will be very glad if you could provide some insights. 1. Considering the Job Market after completing the PhD, does the ranking of the institution where you get your PhD from matters? If yes, in what degree? 2. Again considering the Job Market, PhD in Canada vs. PhD in US? In other words, do the universities in the US have a tendency to hire applicants having PhD’s from American institutions? 3. How do you consider Univ. of Alberta in terms of its prestige in the US vs. Texas A&M? Although it’s in top 5 universities in Canada, how it is known in the US? 4. Am I even asking the right questions? I am aware of the fact that almost all will depend on how I will improve myself, what I will do in my PhD studies, dissertation, publications etc. rather than the “prestige” of the institution. However, assuming I will have a similar portfolio when I will complete my PhD, I am trying to understand the differences of these schools. Thank you!
  11. Can anyone tell me which EU universities offer masters in economics with scholarships that cover tuition and living expenses? I do not want to apply to Britain universities and I know about Bonn, CEMEFI, Carlos, BI, and Tinbergen. I applied them all.
  12. Hello, At some places I read that if one doesn't get an interview offer till the mid-February the rejection is on the way. I have also heard of tales of students getting accepted without an interview. Also I have read on websites of good number of universities that an interview is not required to be considered for the PhD position. I searched this forum for this topic, with a variation of keywords, but I couldn't find a thread pertaining to this concern, so I created this thread. If anyone has seen a thread about this, it would be great if you could share it with us. I had contacted some professors in the late 2018, and they had said some positive stuff. Thus, I was optimistic about my chances this time, but it has been very silent so far. :( Is it a common practice to get positive responses from professors? If anyone is in the same boat as me, it would be great to connect and sail together. Does it help to send follow up emails to the department or professors of the universities in which we are interested in? Or is it better to just wait? Also, it would be nice to hear from you about the chances of acceptance if we have not received any interview invitations till now. Best of luck to everyone for this season. :)
  13. Please check this profile and suggest me some Universities (Accounting PhD Rank 60 to 100) in USA for PhD in Accounting (Archival Research). GMAT : 670 IELTS: 7.00 Degree: MBA in Accounting; CGPA: 3.75/4 (From Public University, Bangladesh) (WES Evaluation) BBA CGPA: 3.65/4 (From Public University, Bangladesh) (WES Evaluation) Professional Certification: CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE, USA) Crtificate Course: Applied Calculas, Linear Regression Job Experience: 5 years (As a Teacher at Public University in Bangladesh) Publications: 5 articles (ABDC listed Journal- B and C category) Research Interest: Earning Management; Financial Accounting; Environmetal Accounting Is this profile good fit for rank 60 to 100 Universities? Also evaluate my weak area. Thanks in advance for your valuable suggestions!
  14. Please check this profile and suggest me some Universities in USA for PhD in Accounting (Archeival Research). Are those universities accepted any International students who don't have Master's/Bachelor in Accounting degree from USA? Please infrom those Universities that accept students based on this category: GMAT : 670 IELTS: 7.00 Degree: MBA in Accounting and Information Systems; CGPA: 3.75/4 (From Public University, Bangladesh) BBA CGPA: 3.65/4 (From Public University, Bangladesh) Professional Certification: CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE, USA) Crtificate Course: Applied Calculas, Linear Regression (HarvardX Online) Job Experience: 5 years (As a Teacher at Public University in Bangladesh) Publications: 5 articles ( ABDC listed Journal- B and C category) Thanks in advance for your valuable suggestions!
  15. Hi all, I am interested in the field of Development economics and macroeconomics and want to pursue a Ph.D. post, my masters. I have received admission offers from the following universities for fall 2018. 1. Boston University (MA Economics, 1 year) - $57,000 (tuition) 2. University of Minnesota (MS Applied economics, 2 years) - $50,000 (tuition) 3. UT Austin (MA Economics, 1 year) - $21,750 (tuition after scholarship) 4. Vanderbilt University (MA Economics, 16-24 months) - nearly $30,000 (tuition after scholarship) Kindly advice me on which university should I opt for masters. I want to know about the following - 1. How are the job placements post masters, i.e., what is the average salary? 2. How easy/difficult it is to go from the master's programs of the above universities to their Ph.D. program? 3. How are the Ph.D. placements of the above universities - where do students go? Thanks!
  16. Could ya'll help me with a list of universities to apply to? Top 50 programs in Finance.
  17. Hi, Seeking your kind advice on which all universities to apply for PHD in Economics. My profile in brief: GRE score 318, Quant 161 & Verbal 157 BE and MBA from most premier institutes of India (NIT & IIM) - 70% marks (do not know in GPA terms) 10 years of work experience, working with top Indian conglomerates in Corporate Strategy & Business Analysis Any help is deeply appreciated.
  18. [h=1]What universities do you recommend me for applying for PhD in management (probably marketing)[/h] Wadup, fam? So here's my profile: BS electronics engineering in Guatemala, 3.1 GPA. Master in Management Tulane, 3.8 GPA. GRE 152V 158Q. Relevant experience 3 years (1 year working in Microsoft as trainee and now Mrktn Manager for 13 countries in Microsoft). I got my master's thesis submitted for publication and I've been teaching assistant before. I know this falls short for MIT, but which universities you reckon would give me a serious chance? Thanks
  19. Hi I wouldn't ask a general question without doing any research. I have selected about 8 universities matching with my profile and would want all of you to kindly advice me whether I am on the right track or whether I am missing some places or if I am overconfident with some. I am in the final year of Undergrad in Economics from University of London (International Program) from an affiliate center (of Uof london) in India and I have completed some introductory and intermediate coursework in economics as well as completing advanced coursework in math and economics Firstly, I want to pursue a Masters in Economics simply in order to grab the full story. By that I mean, after learning Econometrics and Macroeconomics, I am very inclined towards real econometric theory with applications of linear algebra and real macroeconomic theory with math. This is the reason why I am choosing institutes which are not money-making ones, for e.g. LSE, no offence to LSE but I judge it as a money maker including all other institutes in UK. When I go to graduate school to do economics, I want it to be more of investment of time and less of money (I am aware that masters students don't receive full funding but I do see tuition fees as a major constraint when looking at institutes) . I want to apply Masters to non-academic areas like economic research (like consulting agencies), official institutions (banks, funds). So overall, at the moment, I am not committed to a PhD, I feel that actually spending a year in graduate school will make me realize if I am capable enough or not. So I want to use Masters in Economics as a terminal degree for job market, particularly research institutions. Please look at my profile and choice of institutes and give me any input or advice, I highly appreciate your time and advice. PROFILE Type of undergrad: Bachelor of Science, Economics Undergrad GPA: Upper Second Class (UK) (Expected in 2015) (Prediction based on current sem grades) If I convert on random online websites, I get 3.61 but don't know how accurate that is , any legitimate websites? Math Courses: Mathematics I (A-) [basic Calc - single and multi var, Matrices, Sequences] Mathematics II (A-) [Further Calc (multi-var), Differential Eq, Difference Eq, Basic Linear Algebra] Further Mathematics (A-) [ Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Optimisation Theory] Book Used: Simon and Blume ; Bartle Real Analysis Mathematical Economics (A-) [Constrained, Intertemporal Optimisation; Optimal control using diff. eq] Book Used: Hammond and Dixit Stats Courses Statistics I (B) [basic Distributional Theory and Regression] Statistics II (A-) [Prob Theory, Distributional Theory incl. Random var and expectations, Inference Theory, Regression] Econometrics (A-) [book used: Dougherty Econometrics) Econ Courses Introduction to Economics (A-) [Micro : Cons, Prod, Mkt structures, extern Macro: goods mkt, money mkt, employment and eq, infl and unempl and open econ] Book used : Amos witztum economics Intermediate Microeconomics (A) [Cons, Intertemporal choice, Uncertainty, firm, comp and monopoly, oligopoly and game theory, asymmetric info, externalities and pg] Books used: Perloff, Varian Intermediate Macroeconmics (B+) [iS-LM, AS-AD, Inflation and PC, Solow Growth, BP and Mundel Flemming OE, Theories of Cons,Inv, Money demand and supply, Monetary and Fiscal Policy] Books Used: Blanchard, Dornbusch, Mankiw International Economics (A-) [book followed: Krugman and Obstfeld] Monetary Economics (A) [ Books followed: Lewis and Mizen, Walsh, Maccallum] Other Courses Corporate Finance (Failed) - Retaking this year Business and Management (B) Graduate Work: None GRE: Q 165 TOEFL: 104 (Speaking: 29, Writing:27) Research Interests: Macroeconometrics - want to use or learn tools in econometrics (mainly time series and forecasting) to analyze tools of monetary policy like inflation targeting (currently a big thing in India right now) International Economics (International Finance in particular) Research Experience: None so far Teaching Experience: None Letters of Recommendation: 1 from LSE graduate who taught me for 2 years, and I was consistently in top 1% in his class, also got an achievement award from him given to only one student every year , 1 from UPF Barcelona GSE Graduate who knows me since 1.5 years, again was in top 1% in his class and last from a grad from local institution here in India who taught me for more than 2 years and 2 different subjects where in the first I was somewhere in top 10% and top 1% in next Applying to : 1 UBC Vancouver MA Economics 2 Barcelona GSE MS Economics 3 Tufts University MS Economics 4 Wisconsin Madison MS Economics 5 CEMFI MS Economics 6 UCL MSc Economics 7 NUS MS Applied Economics 8 Stockholm MS International Economics 9 Grad Geneva MS International Economics Concerns 1. Reputation of Undergrad degree: The course can be pursued anywhere in world as University of London has recognised teaching centers throughout the world, it is also mentioned on LSE's website as it has been designed by LSE University of London International Programmes with academic direction provided by LSE. - University of London International Programmes - Study - Home. I am not sure if this course will be a downside when applying to USA and Canada and Europe. Based on books I mentioned being followed, what do you guys think? One Uni in switzerland told me that where university doesnt have a seat in your country, then the degree is not recognized. I didn't face any other problems, not sure if this is a disadvantage. 2. No Research Experience: There is no requirement other than completion of coursework and my institute being a teaching center of a much larger institute (Uni of london) there is no research work that goes on here. Hence that part of the window is shut and on top of that, finding research assistant opportunities in my city paid no dividends as undergrads aren't given much importance. I don't know how I could fill this gap in my application, any ideas? I thought of writing an independent thesis and get one of the teachers to supervise my work but not sure if that would be of any value. Any ideas? Having no research experience will be a major disadvantage in my SOP where I am forced to base the statement heavily on my interests, inspirations and upcoming work rather than relating it to any particular work or contribution I have made in the past. Please advice 3. Calculation of GPA for UK Grades: Our final exam papers go to LSE and are marked there according to UK grade classification and I don't know how to convert these into letter grades, any help ? I used the following: Percentage Grade 70-100 A 65-69 A- 60-64 B+ 55-59 B 50-54 C+ 45-49 C- 40-44 C Can anyone provide any legitimate source for conversion? I have eleven grades above 60, out of which eight are above 65,of which one is above 70; and the rest of three below 65 but greater than 60. I didn't count subjects not related to econ (finance and business) in gpa, is it acceptable to do that? I think failure in finance would significantly lower my cumulative gpa, kind of unfair. I can't find more than 2 good universities (under decent budget) in USA : Wisconsin-Madison (any input on this, they just started a masters) and Tufts (why is this not ranked anywhere? also cant find any discussion threads on this) I am not considering the money makers Boston, Duke, New York, Columbia, Texas Austin, Michigan, Minnesota and Cornell, is any of them worth giving a shot? How about the lower ranked ones like Houston, Colorado-Denver and Florida State? Also as per advice by professor, not considering anything apart from UBC in Canada, like toronto, waterloo, york, queens, mcgill etc, what do you guys think? Plus any other unis outside of usa and canada? Whoa, I asked a whole lot of questions, I am really sorry But Extremely pleased about this forum and quality of people here and really appreciate your advice on my issue!!!
  20. Hi, I have a GRE score of 324. Now I have to make a hasty decision about the colleges to which I have to send my applicaitons. Please suggest some good Universities in the US or Germany, where I can enroll using this score. I plan to study Microelectronics. Moreover, can someone give me a rough idea which country would be better for masters degree? US or Germany? I'm thinking in terms of quality of education as well as job opportunities. Thanks.
  21. Hi, I have score a score of 1270 in my gre (Quant -780 , Verbal 490 ) which i wrote on 22.June.2011 .I would like to do my Phd in Machine Learning /Artifical Intelligence.I am currently working for R&d at a reputed Company.The work that we do is allied with Machine learning and Data Mining. During my college days , I have got some 3 papers presented at National and state level college symposiums along with one International Conference and a Journal Publication.I am also a Sun certified Java programmer(94%) and a Web component developer (88%). I am a B.E Computer Science graduate (2010 Passed out).I have a score of 79% (Dr.Mahalingam college Of engg and Tech affiliated to Anna university,Chennai).My college topper got 83%.Further more during my undergraduation I did a research project with a research lab at Ireland in the area of Artifical Intelligence and Wireless Sensor Network( 1 year project) and got 200/200 in anna university project work due to this project. Further during my college days I have participated and won prizes in IBM great mind challenge(national level code contest),Sun Code for freedom contest,Sun Microsystems,India (Open Source development- shortlisted in first 25 projects allover India) and JavaFX code contest by Sun Microsystems,India. I have been also a Open Source University Meetup (OSUM) leader and a contributor to Mozilla forums I request you to please advise me regarding the following queries: 1. Should I retake GRE.Also if i get a low score in my next attempt will this hamper my chances of getting an admit.I am really scared to take it again !!.Also i have not registered till now as If i don't get a slot I have no courage to take up the new pattern as preparation itself took about an year for me(along with my office work) 2. Should i consider enrolling for MS since my score in gre is less and after that pursue my PHD or apply straight to Phd? If for Phd which universities I might get an admit ( Some suggestions would really help me out).Please suggest me or point out me to some other threads. (After reading certain forums on PHD enrollment i could see my gre score will be a real drawback.However I think my resume and accomplishments would support me in that case. ) I really appreciate your time on reading this and would be so grateful if you could reply back Thanks and Regards Sree Visu.
  22. Hello everyone. . I was just wandering about the universities that i have a shot at? My GRE score is GRE score 1220 (verbal-470 , Quants-750) and unfortunately my AWA score is 2.5 (coz i didn't prepare well:yuck: ). My graduation percentage is 70%. Please tell me the best universities that i can get into based on the geographical preferences, quality of life and most importantly financial aid/fellowships .
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