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The one thing to avoid when preparing your Master of Human Resource Management application essay responses

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Oct 30, 2014 4:38:46 PM

The application requirements for the Ohio State Master of Human Resource Management program are straightforward and are posted here. You do not need to be an HR major to successfully apply to this program - in fact, the program is desired for any major(s). (The most common major we tend to see in the program is psychology.)

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Topics: MHRM Application Tips, essays, MHRM

Applying for autumn 2015? Here's what you need to do.

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Aug 15, 2014 6:33:31 PM

When you are preparing your application for the Fisher Specialized Master of Business - Finance program, please refer to the list of required items. Remember that the admissions committee will only review complete applications.

We do not pre-evaluate candidates/potential applicants. It's not uncommon for us to receive the following question (or something like it): "My GMAT/GRE is XXX. My TOEFL is XXX. My GPA is XXX. What are my chances of being admitted?" The only way you can find out whether you will be admitted is to apply. If you wish to review statistics on the most recent class (e.g. GMAT or GRE average, GPA average, etc.), click here. The SMF admissions committee reviews everything in an application to assess admissibility for each applicant. There is no single item that will cause someone to be admitted or be denied admission - everything is reviewed.

Here are some additional tips:

GMAT/GRE

You may submit either GRE or GMAT scores for your application. It's your choice. Also, it is very OK for you to submit your application prior to taking the GRE or GMAT. Just be sure you take the applicable test by the end of December 2014 to meet most "early" deadlines.

Transcripts

You will need to upload a scanned copy of an official transcript from each and every university (other than Ohio State) you have attended. Even if you just took a single class at a local community college, we will need to upload a scanned copy of an official transcript from that community college. (The upload button is built into the online application.)

You are NOT required to submit transcripts for any grades you earned at The Ohio State University.

TOEFL

I plan on writing another blog post on issues involving the TOEFL but if you are required to submit the TOEFL as part of a complete application, be sure you use the correct institution code for Ohio State University (1592) and that you allow PLENTY of time for the scores to get to us. The TOEFL is regularly the one item that seems to take forever to get to us - if you need to submit the TOEFL, it is your responsibility to ensure the test administrator (ETS) sends us your official TOEFL scores.

The SMF program also accepts IELTS from those applicants required to submit a test of English proficiency.

References

Your references can be sent to us electronically or via paper. (Additional instructions are in the application on the difference between the two formats.) Note that we will receive your references sooner if you choose electronic. Just be sure to give your recommenders plenty of time to write your references!

Essays

Give yourself enough time to write essays that really reflect you. Do not write generic, plain vanilla essays. Answer the questions that are posed to you in this application. Do not recycle essay responses you are using for any other applications.

We will be posting additional tips for each of the items referenced above throughout the next few months so keep an eye on this blog for updates.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

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Topics: GRE, SMF Application Tips, SMF, GMAT, references, essays, transcripts

Getting ready to apply for 2015? Here's what you need to do.

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Aug 15, 2014 6:26:19 PM

When you are preparing your application for the Fisher Master of Human Resource Management program, please refer to the list of required items. Remember that the admissions committee will only review complete applications.

We do not pre-evaluate candidates/potential applicants. It's not uncommon for us to receive the following question (or something like it): "My GMAT/GRE is XXX. My TOEFL is XXX. My GPA is XXX. What are my chances of being admitted?" The only way you can find out whether you will be admitted is to apply. If you wish to review statistics on the most recent class (e.g. GMAT or GRE average, GPA average, etc.), click here. The MHRM admissions committee reviews everything in an application to assess admissibility for each applicant. There is no single item that will cause someone to be admitted or be denied admission - everything is reviewed.

Here are some additional tips:

GMAT/GRE

You may submit either GRE or GMAT scores for your application. It's your choice. Also, it is very OK for you to submit your application prior to taking the GRE or GMAT. Just be sure you take the applicable test by the end of December 2014 to meet most "early" deadlines.

Transcripts

You will need to upload a scanned copy of an official transcript from each and every university (other than Ohio State) you have attended. Even if you just took a single class at a local community college, we will need to upload a scanned copy of an official transcript from that community college. (The upload button is built into the online application.)

You are NOT required to submit transcripts for any grades you earned at The Ohio State University.

TOEFL

I plan on writing another blog post on issues involving the TOEFL but if you are required to submit the TOEFL as part of a complete application, be sure you use the correct institution code for Ohio State University (1592) and that you allow PLENTY of time for the scores to get to us. The TOEFL is regularly the one item that seems to take forever to get to us - if you need to submit the TOEFL, it is your responsibility to ensure the test administrator (ETS) sends us your official TOEFL scores.

The MHRM program also accepts IELTS from those applicants required to submit a test of English proficiency.

References

Your references can be sent to us electronically or via paper. (Additional instructions are in the application on the difference between the two formats.) Note that we will receive your references sooner if you choose electronic. Just be sure to give your recommenders plenty of time to write your references!

Essays

Give yourself enough time to write essays that really reflect you. Do not write generic, plain vanilla essays. Answer the questions that are posed to you in this application. Do not recycle essay responses you are using for any other applications.

We will be posting additional tips for each of the items referenced above throughout the next few months so keep an eye on this blog for updates.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

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Topics: GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, MHRM Application Tips, IELTS, references, essays, MHRM

Getting ready to apply for autumn 2015? Here's what you need to do.

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Aug 15, 2014 6:14:07 PM

When you are preparing your application for the Fisher Master of Accounting program, please refer to the list of required items. Remember that the admissions committee will only review complete applications.

We do not pre-evaluate candidates/potential applicants. It's not uncommon for us to receive the following question (or something like it): "My GMAT is XXX. My TOEFL is XXX. My GPA is XXX. What are my chances of being admitted?" The only way you can find out whether you will be admitted is to apply. If you wish to review statistics on the most recent class (e.g. GMAT average, GPA average, etc.), click here. The MAcc admissions committee reviews everything in an application to assess admissibility for each applicant. There is no single item that will cause someone to be admitted or be denied admission - everything is reviewed.

Here are some additional tips:

GMAT

It is very OK for you to submit your application prior to taking the GMAT. Just be sure you take the GMAT by the end of December 2014 to meet most "early" deadlines.

Transcripts

You will need to upload a scanned copy of an official transcript from each and every university (other than Ohio State) you have attended. Even if you just took a single class at a local community college, we will need to upload a scanned copy of an official transcript from that community college. (The upload button is built into the online application.)

You are NOT required to submit transcripts for any grades you earned at The Ohio State University.

Note that if you earned or will earn a degree from outside the United States, you are also required to have a course-by-course evaluation by an approved evaluator. Currently, the Fisher MAcc program accepts course-by-course evaluations from either WES or ECE. The course by course evaluation does not replace the transcripts requirement - it is in addition to the transcripts requirement.

TOEFL

I plan on writing another blog post on issues involving the TOEFL but if you are required to submit the TOEFL as part of a complete application, be sure you use the correct institution code for Ohio State University (1592) and that you allow PLENTY of time for the scores to get to us. The TOEFL is regularly the one item that seems to take forever to get to us - if you need to submit the TOEFL, it is your responsibility to ensure the test administrator (ETS) sends us your official TOEFL scores.

The MAcc program also accepts IELTS from those applicants required to submit a test of English proficiency.

References

Your references can be sent to us electronically or via paper. (Additional instructions are in the application on the difference between the two formats.) Note that we will receive your references sooner if you choose electronic. Just be sure to give your recommenders plenty of time to write your references!

Essays

Give yourself enough time to write essays that really reflect you. Do not write generic, plain vanilla essays. Answer the questions that are posed to you in this application. Do not recycle essay responses you are using for any other applications.

We will be posting additional tips for each of the items referenced above throughout the next few months so keep an eye on this blog for updates.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

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Topics: MAcc Application tips, TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS, references, essays, MAcc, transcripts

Getting ready to apply? Here is your quick checklist!

Posted by Alison M. on Aug 14, 2014 11:13:25 AM

Since we process applications on a rolling admissions basis, it is always advantageous to apply early - as applications are submitted and become complete, we will review them and make admissions and financial aid decisions. The application is now live, but we will not begin reviewing completed applications until September 2. Our first deadline is not until October 15, so you have plenty of time to get ready. Here is your quick checklist:

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Topics: deadline, GRE, FTMBA Application Tips, TOEFL, Resume, GMAT, FTMBA, transcript, essays, application, letters of recommendation, FTMBA Admissions Process, reference letters

Admissions decisions = a branch of holism

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Sep 12, 2012 7:24:18 PM

We are often asked about statistics that describe the current MAcc class. We have calculated the statistics that represent the Fisher MAcc class of 2013. Click here for the class profile statistics.

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Topics: MAcc Application tips, MAcc Admissions process, Resume, GMAT, references, essays, MAcc, transcripts

Admissions decisions = a branch of holism

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Sep 4, 2012 5:24:20 PM

We are often asked about statistics that describe the current SMF class. We have calculated the statistics that represent the 2013 Fisher SMF class. Click here for the class profile statistics.

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Topics: SMF Admissions Process, SMF Application Tips, SMF, Resume, GMAT, references, essays, transcripts

Admissions decisions = a branch of holism

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Sep 4, 2012 5:22:46 PM

We are often asked about statistics that describe the current MLHR class. We have calculated the statistics that represent the 2013 Fisher MLHR class. Click here for the class profile statistics.

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Topics: GRE, GMAT, MHRM Application Tips, MHRM Admissions Process, references, essays, MHRM, transcripts

Essay changes for 2013 application

Posted by Alison M. on May 22, 2012 1:46:39 PM

The new application for 2013 will be ready to go in mid-July and we will begin reviewing applications at the beginning of August. Essay content will not be different for this year, but there is one major change - we will only have TWO required essays instead of THREE and you will have a choice for your second essay. The application instructions will look like this for the essay section:

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, essays, FTMBA Admissions Process

Summmer steps to prepare for your MBA application

Posted by Alison M. on Jun 7, 2011 1:13:09 PM
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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, GMAT, visit, FTMBA, essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, FTMBA Admissions Process

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