Thank you to the over 150
people who participated in this unscientific poll
conducted in the spring and early summer of 2008. Here
are the results.
Question: Have the economic downturn and troubles on
Wall Street made you more or less likely to apply to MBA
programs in the fall?
don't claim this poll is scientific, we do believe it's
pretty reflective of the MBA applicant community at
large. Many applicants have been focused on their MBA
aspirations for quite some time and have been planning
to apply this year almost without any regard of the
current economic conditions. However, a substantial
number of respondents, 43% to be exact, have indicated
they are at least a bit more likely to apply now.
We received 2
emails relating to this poll. We love hearing feedback
and sharing it here with others, so please keep them
"I voted no
to your poll. My [investment banking analyst] program is
up this summer. Maybe it will be more competitive for me
with additional application volume, but I don't have any
other real choice." – S, New York
stinks right now. I was going to wait another year to
apply, but I'll give it a try this year and hope for the
best. Hopefully, I'll get in and graduate in time to
catch the entire upswing." – M, United Kingdom
note: M from the UK voted "Yes. Much more so.")
our poll periodically and we will continue to archive
the results of the previous polls so you can see how
other business school applicants voted on those topics
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