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I had a first interview with head of finance. Got another call for second interview with Director of Career Management. Have heard that usually admissions are granted after just one interview. What do you think the second interview with Career Management folks mean ??
I had a first interview with head of finance. Got another call for second interview with Director of Career Management. Have heard that usually admissions are granted after just one interview. What do you think the second interview with Career Management folks mean ??
> @Wasatch > > Dear Puys,I am a current student at BYU's MBA program , its also referred to often as the Marriott School.I am starting this thread as there have been many Indians who have asked questions , many of which are similar about BYU's MBA program . So, I believethat this will be a good ...

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Dear Puys,I am a current student at BYU's MBA program , its also referred to often as the Marriott School.I am starting this thread as there have been many Indians who have asked questions , many of which are similar about BYU's MBA program . So, I believethat this will be a good place where answers to similar questions can be read by many students from India.I am briefing some of the facts given as answers. Feel free to ask additional questions.BYU as many of us can see in various publications such as businessweek and US news is a top-30 MBA program in US. As per Wall Street Journal its ranked no.1 amongst regional schools.The companies which regularly come to BYU and recruit are Dell, Honeywell, Cisco, Intel, Symantec ,WalMart , PwC, Western Union , Bank of America , Credit Suisse , Goldman Sachs and many others.The tuition at BYU is amongst the lowest of any top-30 MBA as its heavily subsidised by the LDS church towards all students irrespective of religion.People have asked questions about honor code of BYU in the past . Honor code is easy to follow especially for Indians as our culture is very similar to honor code ie staying away from tobacco ,alcohol on college premises and also not indulging in any inappropriate sexual conduct . The honor code is in place because the college is mainly supported by LDS church and they wantsome standards in place.The Indians students who have studied here often found funny when studentsasked if you had to be a church member to come here. The answer is obviously no. Most Indians who have come here in past have not been church members. They were Hindu , Muslim and all religions. But, anyone who is here is expected to follow the honor code.I guess I spoke a lot :)I throw it to you all for questions



Hello Wasatch:

I am an Indian applicant

GMAT: 670

Work Exp: 4yrs 7 months (till date)

Worked in : Wipro BPO, Wipro Technology and Delphi Automotive (Automotive Domain experience)

DGPA : 8.83/10

Could you please let me know about my prospects in BYU-Marriott along with chances for scholarship?

Also please let me estimated total program cost as well, that would be really be a deciding factor for me.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi I am going to write GMAt by Mar-13. When I was gathering the information on official site of BYU I got confused with tution fee or attendance fee :( I just want to know that if I have a budget of max 20 lacks INR, which I am going to manage through student loan can I persue MBA from BYU?

Hi I am going to write GMAt by Mar-13.

When I was gathering the information on official site of BYU I got confused with tution fee or attendance fee :(

I just want to know that if I have a budget of max 20 lacks INR, which I am going to manage through student loan can I persue MBA from BYU?

Hi. I have received an admit from BYU (2011 to 2013). My details are as follows: GMAT: 700 Work Ex: 3 years (by June 2011) as Senior Systems Engineer @ Infosys Technologies Limited I am an Indian citizen and I concerned about the number of companies recruiting on campus which hire internat...
Hi. I have received an admit from BYU (2011 to 2013). My details are as follows:
GMAT: 700
Work Ex: 3 years (by June 2011) as Senior Systems Engineer @ Infosys Technologies Limited
I am an Indian citizen and I concerned about the number of companies recruiting on campus which hire international students as well (from marketing specialisation).
Actually being an international student I am much concerned about the chances of getting a job in US post MBA. I can work there only if the organisation sponsors my H1B Visa. So any updates on the job scenario for international students would be highly appreciated.
Hi. I'm looking forward to applying to BYU for fall '11\. I have a question for you. I'm currently employed in financial services industry and would like to continue in the same field post MBA. I would like to know the names of the firms who recruit for Buy-side positions. Thanks
Hi.
I'm looking forward to applying to BYU for fall '11. I have a question for you.
I'm currently employed in financial services industry and would like to continue in the same field post MBA. I would like to know the names of the firms who recruit for Buy-side positions.
Thanks
Hi there, thanks for the all the help.... Can you please let me know whether this WES evaluation is mandatory or not? Is there any possibility of a waiver in this regard? I am asking this because I do not think I would be able to get this evaluation done by 15th January. Thanks av
Hi there,
thanks for the all the help....

Can you please let me know whether this WES evaluation is mandatory or not? Is there any possibility of a waiver in this regard? I am asking this because I do not think I would be able to get this evaluation done by 15th January.

Thanks
av
Thanks Ronnie. There are some students in the class with less work expereince ie <2. They look at overall maturity of the candidate once they do well on fixed criteria like GMAT,GPA etc. So,if you are confident that the rest of your app besided your work-ex shows maturity,go ah...
Thanks Ronnie.

There are some students in the class with less work expereince ie <2.

They look at overall maturity of the candidate once they do well on fixed
criteria like GMAT,GPA etc.

So,if you are confident that the rest of your app besided your work-ex shows
maturity,go ahead and apply.740 is a good score, which can be a strength in your profile.But try to address maturity throgh other examples if you think they are less in our work-ex.

As i said there some students in class who have <2 yrs and have outshone
in other areas.

regards

Hi.
First of all i would like to thank you for doing an amazing job.
My Question: I've heard that BYU places more importance on GMAT than work-ex. Is it true? I have a GMAT of 740 and a couple of national level scholarships. Work-ex is on a lower side <2yrs. Do you think that i have viable chances with this profile?
Hi. First of all i would like to thank you for doing an amazing job. My Question: *I've heard that BYU places more importance on GMAT than work-ex.* Is it true? I have a GMAT of *740* and a couple of national level scholarships. Work-ex is on a lower side *<2yrs.* Do you think that i have vi...
Hi.
First of all i would like to thank you for doing an amazing job.
My Question: I've heard that BYU places more importance on GMAT than work-ex. Is it true? I have a GMAT of 740 and a couple of national level scholarships. Work-ex is on a lower side <2yrs. Do you think that i have viable chances with this profile?
Hi Sarvanan, I replied to your message too.I am saying same things here. Its tough to say from little you said.Butfrom that little,I feel that your GMAT can hurt you in your app. Try to improve the score as the average is around 670. Strategy consulting is broad too.Do you w...
Hi Sarvanan,

I replied to your message too.I am saying same things here.

Its tough to say from little you said.Butfrom that little,I feel that
your GMAT can hurt you in your app.

Try to improve the score as the average is around 670.

Strategy consulting is broad too.Do you want to do marketing strategy,
finance strategy , operations strategy?It depends on your interest.People
from all concentrations get in there.

It also depends on how good you are wrt to rest of applicants/competetion
to get in there.

Bain comes here.Deloitte ,PWC etc too come here.But getting in them is more
on you.Talk to people who work in the industry you want to be in.They will
be the best guides to help you understand your fit with the industry.

If you donot have direct friends..try to see the friends of your frinds..and so on.Talking with people in the industry is the best way to solve confusions.

50% or whatever chance is tough to say Sarvanan.Your whole app is a package.But as I said based on what you said below,your GMAT can be your
achilles heel.


Hi Wasatch,
Please evaluate my profile.

CGPA: 3.8/4
Gmat:610 (Retaking).
Exp: will have 21 months of IT consulting experience from big 3 by Fall 2010. Also have 6 months of intern exp from Honeywell. I have considerable community and leadership activities. (lead a school adoption program - adopted a govt school and provided hard and soft infra)

i am applying for Jan 15th deadline.

1. Do i stand atleast 50 % chance of getting into Marriott?
2. I want to work for strategy consulting. do companies like BCG recruit here?
3. Also, to get into strategy consulting, which concentration should i take in MBA?
4. How long does it take for WES to process that CGPA conversions?
5. Are there anything that we should keep in mind (insider info / key things) while writing essays?
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Hi Wasatch, Please evaluate my profile. CGPA: 3.8/4 Gmat:610 (Retaking). Exp: will have 21 months of IT consulting experience from big 3 by Fall 2010. Also have 6 months of intern exp from Honeywell. I have considerable community and leadership activities. (lead a school adoption prog...
Hi Wasatch,
Please evaluate my profile.

CGPA: 3.8/4
Gmat:610 (Retaking).
Exp: will have 21 months of IT consulting experience from big 3 by Fall 2010. Also have 6 months of intern exp from Honeywell. I have considerable community and leadership activities. (lead a school adoption program - adopted a govt school and provided hard and soft infra)

i am applying for Jan 15th deadline.

1. Do i stand atleast 50 % chance of getting into Marriott?
2. I want to work for strategy consulting. do companies like BCG recruit here?
3. Also, to get into strategy consulting, which concentration should i take in MBA?
4. How long does it take for WES to process that CGPA conversions?
5. Are there anything that we should keep in mind (insider info / key things) while writing essays?
> Wasatch, Thanks for starting this thread. I have a couple of questions : "As per Wall Street Journal its ranked no.1 amongst regional schools." a) What is a regional school ? b) how do you compare BYU with other top schools like Harvard, Duke etc. regds, Karan ...
Wasatch,

Thanks for starting this thread.
I have a couple of questions :

"As per Wall Street Journal its ranked no.1 amongst regional schools."

a) What is a regional school ?
b) how do you compare BYU with other top schools like Harvard, Duke etc.

regds,
Karan


Karan,

Thanks for your post.I am sorry that I got back to you late.I was on a vacation.

Regional school in the sense many recruiters would be from that part of US,
which I donot always agree becasue many recruiters here do comefrom Western US which mainly includes California,Arizona,Utah,Washington.

But many companies also come from other regions too.. to give u some examples..
American Express, Credit Suisse, AT&T; etc.But,yes I will say 50%+ are from
Western US for example..Amazon.com,Microsoft--Washington, Symantec--California.
BD Medical --Utah

BYU is ranked top 25 overall by many publications.You definately have many high calibre companies which come.Comparing it with any other school ie Harvard, Duke etc can be hard.It depends on what you want and what you want to do.

So,if you tell me what you want to do and what you expect I can answer that better.

rgds
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> Dear Puys, I am a current student at BYU's MBA program , its also referred to often as the Marriott School. I am starting this thread as there have been many Indians who have asked questions , many of which are similar about BYU's MBA program . So, I believe that this will be a good...
Dear Puys,

I am a current student at BYU's MBA program , its also referred to often as the Marriott School.

I am starting this thread as there have been many Indians who have asked questions , many of which are similar about BYU's MBA program . So, I believe
that this will be a good place where answers to similar questions can be read by many students from India.

I am briefing some of the facts given as answers. Feel free to ask additional questions.

BYU as many of us can see in various publications such as businessweek and US news is a top-30 MBA program in US. As per Wall Street Journal its ranked no.1 amongst regional schools.

The companies which regularly come to BYU and recruit are Dell, Honeywell, Cisco, Intel, Symantec ,WalMart , PwC, Western Union , Bank of America , Credit Suisse , Goldman Sachs and many others.

The tuition at BYU is amongst the lowest of any top-30 MBA as its heavily subsidised by the LDS church towards all students irrespective of religion.

People have asked questions about honor code of BYU in the past . Honor code is easy to follow especially for Indians as our culture is very similar to honor code ie staying away from tobacco ,alcohol on college premises and also not indulging in any inappropriate sexual conduct . The honor code is in place because the college is mainly supported by LDS church and they want
some standards in place.

The Indians students who have studied here often found funny when students
asked if you had to be a church member to come here. The answer is obviously no. Most Indians who have come here in past have not been church members. They were Hindu , Muslim and all religions. But, anyone who is here is expected to follow the honor code.

I guess I spoke a lot :)

I throw it to you all for questions

Wasatch,

Thanks for starting this thread.
I have a couple of questions :

"As per Wall Street Journal its ranked no.1 amongst regional schools."

a) What is a regional school ?
b) how do you compare BYU with other top schools like Harvard, Duke etc.

regds,
Karan
One of the past students from India, Akshay created a blog ,which answered many of the commonly asked questions beautifully. Feel free to ask me any further questions any of you might face after going through the blog.Here it is : BYU MBA Admissions & Beyond: Q&A;: Financial Responsibility
One of the past students from India, Akshay created a blog ,which answered many of the commonly asked questions beautifully.

Feel free to ask me any further questions any of you might face after going through the blog.Here it is :

BYU MBA Admissions & Beyond: Q&A;: Financial Responsibility
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Hi,I answered in italics below > Hi, I am LDS member.I Just wanted to know whether 3 years of work experience is mandatory. _I wouldn't say mandatory.But,if your experience is less, they may see if you possess the maturity of a person with higher work-ex.There have been a few wit...
Hi,I answered in italics below

Hi,

I am LDS member.I Just wanted to know whether 3 years of work experience is mandatory.

I wouldn't say mandatory.But,if your experience is less, they may see if you possess the maturity of a person with higher work-ex.There have been a few with less than 3 years who made it.

Can you please go through the inline comments along with the requirements and could you please let me know whether my profile is eligible for BYU Marriott MBA Program.
I am able to meet the requirements such as:


    • Semesters of entry and application deadlines: fall, December 1 (Round 1); January 15 (recommended international, Round 2 domestic); March 1 (Round 3); May 1 (final domestic).---Planning to complete my application by December 1st
      Thats good if you can apply early
    • Application requirements: entrance examination is the GMAT.--- Planning to take the test by December ending, Is it Fine if we give the GMAT lately or should I Have to be done withe the GMAT too before applying.
      I think you can apply.But,I believe that you have to have everything in place before they start considering you.Because it will be fair to compare you against others only if everthing is complete.
    • GPA: minimum 3.0 on 4.0 scale. --- I do not know how this is calculated
      That actually varies with schools.For BYU you need to provide your transcripts to 1 of 2 external agencies mentioned on website.(WES& IERF I beleive)
    • Prerequisite: baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and strong computer skills.--- I have completed my 4 years BTech in Information Technology with 69.35%. After my graduation I have worked with a Multi National Company in India M/S Infosys Technologies Limited as Software Developer for 16 months
      Ok
    • The MBA program recommends a minimal two years of postbaccalaureate full-time work experience--- After my graduation I have worked with a Multi National Company in India M/S Infosys Technologies Limited as Software Developer for 16 months.


I think , you will have 2 years before you take classes, incase you get admitted.But again as I said, I think they will look at overall maturity and
be too cought up on if its 2,3 or 7 years.If you have more doubts on years of work-ex etc, clarify it with Kristin Adair,whose email can be found on the website of the Marriott school.

Thanks & Regards
Hi Bala, Thanks for your email. My profile is above the averages , you see for BYU on the website. I will not be comfortable to share my exact profile.Also , thats not of much use, because having same numbers in all is a bad way to benchmark oneself.If you are above the averages f...
Hi Bala,

Thanks for your email.

My profile is above the averages , you see for BYU on the website.
I will not be comfortable to share my exact profile.Also , thats not of
much use, because having same numbers in all is a bad way to benchmark
oneself.If you are above the averages for BYU for GMAT , then it boils down to the seriousness and also convincing as to why the school is a good fir for you and vice versa. They will be more concerned about what you can contribute as a member to the class with your expereince ,knowledge and skills.

I have seen people below 630s getting in and people above 750s getting rejected as as experience shows sometimes a guy with 630 can potentially contribute more to the class and school than a 750. So,keep that in mind.
It may sound generic.But, it is true.But again, if you are the same person who
can get a higher score , it only helps to have a higher score.

In midst of this, to make it simple for you, I will say shoot for something above the average if you are too concerned about GMAT.

Do the best you can and good luck!

Hi Wasatch,
great to see a forum with info and focus on a specific school.

I have few questions.
Could you please share your personal profile and acads with us?
I am planning to give my GMAT in March'2010. So, I am searching for schools i can apply/rely on.
I am BE grad passout in 2005, working in an IT firm and i am in Canada for the past 2years.

Thanks,
Bala

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