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Getting into an MBA Program Panel Fall 2013

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Published on Nov 22, 2013

Participating Panelists:

* Renice Jones - Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment, Schulich School of Business
Introduction: 00:39
Success?: 07:09
Common Mistakes?: 10:42
Advice?: 17:24
Age/Experience?: 22:40
Scholarship?: 25:59
Non-Business?: 30:22, 33:05
Post-MBA?: 35:09
Funding?: 41:05
Specialization?: 43:34
Masters VS MBA?: 45:08

* Afrodite Cruz - Assistant Director, Recruitment and Admissions, Rotman School of Management
Introduction: 02:24
Success?: 08:24
Common Mistakes?: 12:46
Advice?:19:24
Age/Experience?: 23:34
Scholarship?: 27:48
Resume?: 34:27
Post-MBA?: 36:52
Funding?: 40:25
Masters VS MBA?: 47:46

* Steven Walker - Administrator, Recruiting and MBA Admissions McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business
Introduction: 04:19
Success?: 09:48
Common Mistakes?: 15:58
Advice?:21:26
Accounting?: 24:55
Scholarship?: 28:34
Non-Business?: 32:17
Resume?: 34:03
Post-MBA?: 38:22
Funding?: 39:56
Specialization?: 42:46

Q&A Overview:
1. What graduate programs does your school offer and tell us a bit about them?
2. What makes for a successful applicant? 6:46
3. What are the most common mistakes when applying for an MBA? 10:35
4. What can I do now to increase my chances to get in and to succeed in an MBA program? 17:05
5. How important is the average age or experience of an applicant? 22:30
6. Does McMaster have a specialization in accounting through a co-op? If so, would that lead into a CPA 24:43
7. How does the application process work when applying for scholarships/awards? 25:45
8. Coming from a non-business background (i.e: BBA) am I in disadvantage to get in and once in to fit in with my colleagues? 29:45
9. What kind of resume should I submit? 33:50
10. What opportunities are available post-MBA and what are the average salaries? 35:10
11. What are the funding options offered by your school? 39:50
12. Is it important to know what specialization you want from the very beginning? 42:30
13. What is the distinction between Masters Programs and MBAs? 44:50

To learn about upcoming panels, please visit us: http://www.yorku.ca/careers/conversat...

Fore more on-line resources, please visit us: http://www.yorku.ca/careers/students/...

Recorded on October 23, 2013.

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