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Getting into an MBA Program

Recorded September 14, 2010 at the Graduate & Professional Studies Expo
At this panel, representatives from MBA programs gave information and advice about getting into an MBA program and how to prepare a strong application. They discussed their schools' strengths and selection processes, answered questions and clarified the benefits of their programs.

Full Presentation (59:54) Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Participating Panelists

Carol PattendenCarol Pattenden
Assistant Director, Admissions, Schulich School of Business, York University
Jenni DennistonJenni Denniston
Manager, MBA Admissions & Recruiting, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Claire GumusClaire Gumus
Assistant Director, MBA Recruitment & Admissions, The Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Mariam HaidarMariam Haidar
Odette School of Business, University of Windsor

Questions & Answers

What work experience or skills would benefit a successful applicant and student taking an MBA? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What are the admission committee looking for and what sets applicants apart from one another? How do successful applicants fair in the application process? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What job prospects, networking, and support from school can students expect after graduation? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What are your fees? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What do you need in regards to transcripts and transfer credits? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Are you penalized for writing the GMAT more than once? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Does work experience count while in school? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Does having a PhD count as work experience? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Comparing someone who has recently graduated to someone who has over ten years of work experience. Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Does self employment count towards work experience? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

How are you assessed if you are in school full time and operating your own business? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What is the application deadline for joint MBA programs? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Can work experience be exempt if you have an undergraduate business degree with a high GPA? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)