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  1. Yo everyone - hope you're all well, So I'm looking into getting a dual MIA-MBA degree. I basically want to get involved in international business strategy - Evaluating foreign markets, expansion, best approaches, etc. And I'm thinking that a dual MIA-MBA would be perfect. Despite the massive debt, I'd be a unique candidate - the MBA would give me solid business acumen while the MIA would help me hone my language skills and solidify my theoretical knowledge of the world economy. Now I've only got a couple years of work experience, which is a little on the low side for bschool , but given the 3 year timeline I feel like I should go for it sooner than later. I've looked at a bunch of MBA programs and I've been looking at a lot of the top MIA programs (Gtown, SAIS, HKS, Princeton, SIPA, etc.). Anyway, there is some flexibility in my plan and I'm basically wondering the following: Should I apply to both MBA and MIA programs (At Colombia, Gtown, SAIS/Tuck, Texas, etc) now or, Should I apply to MIA now (less competitive admissions process), then when I'm one year in, apply to the bschool. Anyone know if this has worked for people? Would you have a better shot of getting in given that you're already enrolled at the university? I like the idea of breaking up the application process, plus even if I didn't get in to the MBA program, it would always be an option to do the two-year MIA and then a one-year MBA afterwards too. I'm also happy to hear any thoughts/insights on my plan,the MIA in general, the MBA,or the schools I mentioned. Thanks!
  2. Cornell VS Yale MArch 1

    Hi all, I have been accepted to both Yale as well as Cornell for the MArch 1 program. Got rejected from the GSD, very bummed out about it. I have got some funding from Cornell but am waiting to hear about funding from Yale to ask for more funding (any information on additional funding opportunities for International students would be very helpful) . Unfortunately as an international student I wont be able to attend the open House at either and am really relying on you guys's past and present experiences to help me decide. I am going to tell you a little bit about what I want to get from my degree and then my current perceptions of the two colleges. Your insights would be really appreciated! I already have a non professional Architectural undergraduate degree. Post starting my MArch 1 program I want to take classes in Urban planning as well as Landscape Architecture to eventually do a Dual degree with whichever one I resonate with more along with my MArch1. SO all in all I am looking at a program that would be interdisciplinary with an environmental, urban and social outlook or agenda. My current perceptions about the two colleges: CORNELL: 20-24 kids per batch so more individual attention. Offers a Masters in Regional Planning as well as a Masters in Landscape Architecture and are willing to do a customized program in order to help me achieve whichever Dual Degree I would like to do. But just the fact that they offer these to masters makes me think the opportunity of a interdisciplinary education is higher. I am not fully aware about how good the facilities at Cornell are compared to Yale as I have heard Yale as the best facilities. Extremely secluded location which maybe makes getting certain types of faculty more difficult than Yale. YALE: 55 or so kids per batch. Although it doesnt have an Urban Planning program or department it has an amazingly well renowned Forestry department which offers a dual degree with MArch 1 and Environmental management. Lack of an Urban planning department makes me wonder how much of the bigger picture or urban context and interdisciplinary study is given importance at the program. They have extremely well renowned faculty coming and the school has a stellar reputation (Even though Cornell is ranked #2 After the GSD) They have state of the art facilities (I read somewhere even better than the GSD?) I have heard the school is very theoretically oriented, a little old school (even about design) and not very Diverse. Any inputs or thought or experiences would be very very helpful in trying to help me figure out which of these schools is more right for me. I look forward to hearing from you all and have a great day!
  3. GRE or GMAT for a dual degree

    Hello , I am planning to apply for a dual degree program including MBA and MPP. I was wondering that since most business schools have started accepting GRE scores, is it ok to send my GRE scores for both MBA and MPP applications or will sending GRE scores to business schools give me a disadvantage. Any help or perspective at all would be really appreciated. Thank you
  4. Hi everyone, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on a dual-degree at Harvard with the Graduate School of Design (GSD) for Urban Planning and the HKS' MPP or MPA. Seems like the GSD skills would be more niche, so perhaps getting more general policy skills through the MPP (negotiation, economics) would be a good complement. I know the MPA is more flexible but tends to produce more administrative/managerial positions than policy analysts. Anyone who's in the same boat or has completed the dual-degree? Is it worth the extra year to complete in exchange for having two degrees, and which program is more popular for GSD students?
  5. Deciding on MPP/MBA Programs

    Here's my situation: I'd like to get a dual MPP/MBA within the next three years and I'm currently deciding between MPP and IR programs. But which should I choose? I'm interested in pursuing social entrepreneurship in the Middle East. I'm a manager at a social enterprise in the region now, and previously worked in a policy-oriented regional NGO (total of 4 years work experience). I'm in to UChicago Harris, where I could potentially get an MBA with the Booth school. I'm in to SAIS, which has an arrangement with Wharton. I'm in to Georgetown SFS, which also has a business school. I'm in to Oxford, which is a one year MPP program. I could apply to a range of business schools in the fall, and see where I land in the spring. I recognize that these are all great programs, and getting into their associated business schools (or any business school) is no guarantee! Some insight would be appreciated.
  6. MFA/MA dual degree?

    Hi all, I'm wondering what the general sentiment is about dual degree programs such as the dual MFA/MA in Art History/Theory at SFAI or Pratt's MFA/MS dual drogram. I'm also looking at Slade's MA in Fine Arts rather than their MFA program. What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages of dual degree programs? What schools are especially strong at offering their students a well rounded program that includes some art history and theory? Any suggestions as to where I should be looking? (I'm coming from a strong liberal arts background with solid art history courses and research but my major and thesis were in studio art. I want to focus on studio work but I do love research and writing so I think a dual degree program might be ideal but I've found relatively little on them so far...) Thanks!
  7. I am interested in working in environmental and energy policy through federal agencies, government, non-profits, or lobbying/advocacy organizations. I have a solid science and technology background from my undergrad degree, as well as a few years of work experience as a consultant for a federal agency. My hope was to expand my current background into public policy, while bolstering my environmental sector skill set. As such, some of the dual degree programs in public policy and environment have caught my eye, specifically Michigan, Duke, and Indiana. However, I'm not at all sure that going for the dual degree would be worth it. I know if I were to pick one over the other, I'd lean towards the environment side, but the combination of both seems like it could potentially be a very powerful tool in the field I'm interested in working in. Has anyone enrolled in or completed one of these programs? Anyone else thinking of applying? Some concerns: * Was the added cost of staying three years, as opposed to two, worth it to get that second degree? * What does the MPP add that additional work experience and some supplemental training wouldn't? * If I'm looking to work for a non-profit, would they value an environmental degree with a policy concentration that much less than a dual degree in both areas? * If I wanted to work more closely with lawmakers and leadership (Congress, city planners, etc.), would the MPP be worthwhile preparation for me to effectively advise and collaborate with such groups? * I'm interested more in analysis, creation, and enforcement of policy and regulations, rather than management/administration of organizations. Is an MPP worth it for me?